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Recipe for Chai Spiced Polenta Warm Breakfast Cereal

Oatmeal Alternative: Chai Spiced Polenta

Sometimes warm oatmeal seems too heavy and mundane when it comes to a Spring weekend breakfast or brunch. I like to mix it up and make some polenta and adding spices used in chai tea make it seems extra special – not to mention tasty.

Polenta is cornmeal (I've heard it called "Italian grits"); it is a low fat food and full of potassium. Plus a half cup contains 5 grams of fiber, as well as 5 grams of protein. Cardamom, is one of my favorite spices and I like any excuse to use it. It is good for digestion and might just help spice up your sex life too, due to its aphrodisiac qualities, although they have yet to be proven.

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Chai Spiced Polenta

Chai Spiced Polenta

Chai Spiced Polenta


4 cup low fat milk
3 tablespoons amber agave nectar (or 1/4 cup honey)
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoons ground cardamom
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger
3/4 cup polenta


A spicy twist for a warm breakfast cereal, that with some fresh fruit could make a dessert as well.

  1. Bring milk, honey, spices salt to a boil. Stir frequently to avoid burning the milk.
  2. Pour polenta slowly into milk, while whisking the liquid briskly.
  3. Lower the heat to a simmer and cook for 10 to 15 minutes.
  4. Serve warm. I like to top it with mango or strawberries or both.

Serves 4

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