Millet- an alkalinizing grain!

Starch is an important part of our diet—it provides us with energy to fuel us through our day. The challenge with starch is sourcing a healthy option that is not high in natural or processed sugar. One healthy option is Millet which is a type of grain that provides fiber and protein. Also of note, whereas the standard American diet is very acidic, millet is one of the few grains that is alkaline which can be very beneficial for our health. Check out Chef Joe’s Cilantro Millet recipe and use it as a side for any meal!


Healing Meals Recipe: Cilantro Millet


  • 1 cup dry millet
  • 2 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Cook millet according to package directions. (Note: If you have the time, you can sprout the millet the night before by covering with water and leaving on counter overnight, then draining and rinsing the millet before cooking. If pre-sprouting, use ½ the amount of recommended water for cooking.)
  2. Combine cooled cooked millet and remaining ingredients and gently mix. Taste test for salt/pepper.