Thursday, August 14, 2014

Raw breakfast buckwheat porridge

Did you know that buckwheat is not a cereal grain? It is actually a fruit seed :) Despite of it's name, it has nothing to do with wheat and it's completely gluten-free. I like sprouted buckwheat (by soaking it overnight in filtered water), so I can enjoy the full nutritional benefits for breakfast. It is alkaline forming in digestion, so really a great way to kick off your day :D Sprouted buckwheat is also a great post workout snack, because it contains both carbs and all 8 essential amino acids, which are necessary to refuel our body and muscles.  
Buckwheat is on of the most nutritious foods out there, it is low on glycemic index (helps  diabetes), yet high in fiber (helps controlling appetite and shred extra weight). It is rich in manganese, phosphorus, copper, magnesium and antioxidants. It helps lowering blood pressure and high cholesterol.

What will you need: 
For 2 portions:
- appr. 1 cup of buckwheat groats, soaked overnight
- 1 cup of plant based milk (I used home made almond milk)
- 2 bananas
- 2 tbsp maple syrup (or honey)
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp flaxseed, grounded
- 1 tbps almond butter
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- pinch of sea salt
- additional maple syrup, banana and almond butter for topping, according to taste

Place buckwheat groats, oat milk and vanilla in food processor or blender. Process until blended. Add the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth and creamy. Scoop into two bowls. Top with the sliced banana, almond butter and maple syrup. 

Enjoy :)

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