Green plantains are my favorite when they are fried and presented to me as tostones, or fried plantain chips. For many years I have enjoyed this treat, but I recently learned of a new way to enjoy my favorite treat and I learned of the nutritional benefits that green plantains provide, benefits that I have overlooked for years.
So, I discovered that green plantains can be used to make a porridge or hot cereal. In my opinion it is like a hot pudding that is delicious. To enjoy green plantains as a porridge, one must blend the plantains with milk. Then when the mixture is very smooth you should pour it into some boiling water, stir as you pour. After pouring you must whisk the mixture and add more milk if it becomes too thick. Finally, after cooking for a few mins you can pour it into bowls, sweeten with brown sugar, add fresh fruit, or add some honey. It can be eaten for breakfast or as a dessert.
Green plantains are a great source of:
3) Vitamin A
4) B complex vitamins
Moreover, green plantains are known to ease symptoms of a variety of ailments such as arthritis, gout, anemia, allergies, kidney stones, tuberculosis, and urinary disorders.
I enjoyed my hot dessert. It was creamy and very nutritious. For me it was a dessert, but for you it may be better enjoyed as breakfast. Try adding almonds, flax seeds, crushed ginger or cinnamon. Enjoy.