While amaranth is not really a "primal" food, it has been used for thousands of years, especially by the ancient Aztecs who also used the Amaranth grains in bloody ceremonies, including human sacrifice. This tradition has lived on, minus the human sacrifices, during the Day of the Dead in Mexico for example, when skull shapes are made of amaranth and honey:


Harnessing the power of the Aztecs

Can there be a better way to start your day than with a bowl full of blood, harnessing the power of an ancient Aztec God? I guess not, I thus present you this delicious breakfast idea, a bowl of quark with amaranth and blood oranges. Please note, however, that this little bowl is very rich in carbohydrates, thus not compatible with a ketogenic diet.


For one bowl:

Measure Ingredient
2 tablespoons Amaranth
1 teaspoon Butter (Kerrygold)
1 teaspoon Honey
1 Blood orange
125g Quark
20ml Milk (full fat)
10ml Cream
125g Berries (various - optional)


Let the butter melt in a pan before adding the amaranth mixed with some honey. Heat for three minutes while stirring. Once done, let the mixture cool down completely (on a separate plate for example).

Wash the blood orange under hot water and rub dry. Finely grate some of the skin and press about two tablespoons of juice from the blood orange. Cut the blood orange in pieces (remember, we are sacrificing humans to the glory of an Aztec God).

In a bowl, mix the quark with the milk, cream, juice, skin and honey.

Distribute (I am a mathematician, sorry) the blood orange and the berries over the quark and scatter the amaranth all over it.

And that's it already, enjoy the rush of power from having pleased a God. For an even more refreshing start into the day, I recommend drinking hot water with freshly pressed lemon juice.




Time in the kitchen: 15 minutes

Nutritional Values

Calories: 367 kcal
Carbohydrates: 45.2g !!!
Fat: 13.2g
Protein: 17.8