Recipes: Afro-Vegan: African, Caribbean & Southern Flavors Remixed

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Fresh Peach, Banana and Warm Millet Smoothie

A Kenyan friend of Terry's inspired this East African twist on the everyday fruit smoothie. By blending a protein-packed ancient grain-like millet, you'll feel full and energized to take on the day. Yield: 2 generous servings or 4 smaller servings

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- 2  tablespoons millet
- 2  cups water
- 1  pinch of coarse sea salt
- 2  cups finely diced peeled peaches
- 2  large ripe bananas
- 1  cup freshly squeezed orange juice
¼ cup raw cashews, soaked in water overnight and drained well
- 2  Medjool dates, pitted
- 2  teaspoons freshly squeezed lime juice

- Combine the millet and 1 cup of the water in a small saucepan and refrigerate overnight.
- In the morning, stir in the salt and bring to a boil over medium heat.
- Immediately decrease the heat to low, cover and simmer until most of the liquid is absorbed, about 20 minutes.
- Remove from the heat and let sit, covered, for about 10 minutes.
- Put 1
½ cups of the peaches and the bananas, orange juice, cashews, dates, lime juice and the remaining 1 cup water in a blender and process until smooth.
- Scrape in the millet and any cooking liquid and puree until smooth.
- Serve garnished with the remaining peaches.

(Photo: Paige Green/Ten Speed Press)

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