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Le Mi O Let (Millet with Milk)

Millet with Milk is very filling and a great breakfast drink. Cooked millet, Milk, and spices are blended into a smooth mixture to create a healthy and delicious drink.

Le Mi O Let (Millet with Milk) is a nutritious breakfast. It is very filling and takes less than 20 minutes to make. The simplest and quickest way to make this healthy beverage is by soaking the millet overnight and then cook for a few minutes to loosen up the grains a bit more. This process only applies to certain types of Millet grains, the ones that take a long time to cook.

A bit about the recipe

A Haitian Creole translation for Millet with Milk, Le Mi O Let is a beverage commonly served for breakfast or supper in Haiti. This simple drink is made with cooked millet, milk, sugar, and spices and has a shake consistency.

Le Mi O Let - millet

What is Millet Grain

Millets are small-seeded grasses that are commonly planted as grains across the world. They are also considered cereal crops and can be dark brown, green, white, yellow, or red.

Millet Grain contains excellent health benefits, is a versatile grain, and is similar to quinoa and rice. It is used in many forms and is served at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It is widely consumed throughout Africa and Asia, and many parts of the Caribbean.

Pearl Millet Field
Pearl Millet Field

Is cooking Millet easy or difficult

While this recipe may seem super easy to make, millet grains can take a long time to cook. Not all brands are the same. It is best to read the cooking instructions before assuming that the grains will cook quickly.

For this recipe, I would suggest soaking the millet overnight. It is the best way to shorten the cooking time the next day.

Pearl Millet or Pitimi - caribbeangreenliving.com

Making Millet Milk

Every time I make Le Mi O Let (Millet with Milk), I say the same thing. I wish I had a powerful blender to enjoy all the incredible health benefits thoroughly. You see, when blending millet with Milk, the grains do not fully dissolve. That is if your blender is not like one of those powerful and very expensive blenders.

A regular blender is fine also, but you need to strain the liquid before drinking. So, it is one additional step to make before you can enjoy drinking this healthy drink.

Millet Milk
Millet Milk

How to make Millet with Milk

The following ingredients are needed:

  • cooked millet
  • evaporated milk (can also use regular milk – but with the evaporated milk it is tastier)
  • sugar
  • ground ginger
  • dash of salt
  • lime or lemon zest
  • crushed ice

Instructions

Add all ingredients into a blender and blend to a smooth liquid. Pour into glasses and enjoy.

Final Notes:

Le Mi O Let (Millet with Milk) is a drink that needs to blend in a suitable blender. If your blender does not thoroughly liquefy the mixture, you will have to strain the beverage before drinking. And at this point, you may lose some of the vitamins releases by the millet grains.

So I hope you will try this drink and don’t forget to let me know what you think. By the way, it is very filling and a great breakfast drink.

Enjoy!

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Le Mi O Let (Millet with Milk)

Millet with Milk is very filling and a great breakfast drink. Cooked millet, milk and spice, blended to a smooth mixture to create a healthy drink.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Caribbean
Servings 2
Calories 316 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 1/4 cup cooked petit mil cooked millet
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • dash of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon lime or lemon zest
  • 1 cup crushed ice

Instructions
 

  • Add all ingredients into a blender and blend to a smooth liquid. Pour into glasses and enjoy.

Notes

Soak millet overnight before cooking. Cook millet with water only. Gradually add water if necessary during cooking.

Nutrition

Calories: 316kcalCarbohydrates: 43gProtein: 12gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 143mgPotassium: 444mgFiber: 2gSugar: 25gVitamin A: 306IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 341mgIron: 1mg

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.

Keyword beverage, coconut milk, Healthy Grains, millet milk, plant milk, Plant-Based recipe
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Originally published December 13, 2014. Updated and revised.

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2 Comments

  1. I usually blended my millet in a powdered form and i cooked for few minutes ,then I served it with milk and honey for my breakfast . I hope this method is healthy ?

    1. That’s a great idea! And I don’t see why it would not be healthy. You are making your powdered millet which is cheaper. It certainly avoids buying the ground millet, which is very expensive. These days we have to do what is necessary to save money and eat healthier. Thanks again for sharing your idea. Have an awesome time creating more healthy ideas. 🙂

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