Le Mi O Let (Millet with Milk), is a nutritious breakfast. I recently made this healthy drink for Cooking Sense Magazine and thought it would be great to share it again today. And better yet, why not make it during the holiday to help you stay fit while running from stores after stores for last-minute gifts.
A bit about millet
Le Mi O Let, Creole translation for Millet with Milk is a drink I remember that used to be served for breakfast or supper when I was living in Haiti. This simple drink is made with cooked millet, milk, sugar and spices and has the consistency of a shake and is super easy to make.
While it may seem super easy to make by reading the recipe, millet, on the other hand, takes a long time to cook. Because it takes a long time to cook, soaking millet is the best way to shorten the cooking time. It is true it takes patience to cook millet, but with patience comes happy endings.
Remember a couple of weeks ago I posted the health benefits of Millet and all the good stuff that comes with it. I know I should not ramble, so to spare you with a long post, here is the link to read at your leisure. Pitimi, Millet or Petir Mil
Making Millet Milk
Every time I make Le Mi O Let (Millet with Milk) I always say the same thing. I wish I had a powerful blender to enjoy all the great 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.
I like watching the infomercials on television about products because you get a glance of how the product works and if you will make a good purchase. Although some infomercials have not shown the faults of some products, one exception is those powerful blenders. The camera cannot lie.
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.
- 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
- Add all ingredients into a blender and blend to a smooth liquid. Pour into glasses and enjoy.