Buckwheat is an ancient seed that is packed with nutrients, protein and fibre. Despite its name, it is gluten free and this little baby can be classified as a superfood. Its cheap and its versatility makes it easy to add to your whole foods diet. This seed really gives you bang for your buck!
This little seed is a super power for your heart, digestion & may prevent diabetes. It also:
One cup of buckwheat contains only 1 gram of fat, 155 calories, has 6 grams of protein and 5 grams of fibre.
It is high in:
You can cook buckwheat in water for use like a porridge, eat it raw in smoothies, muesli & salads. It can also be added to soups, stews and can be boiled and eaten like rice. It also makes an excellent gluten-free flour.
By: Oh She Glows, inspired by Renegade Health.
Yield: Four 1-cup servings.
1. In a bowl, pour 2 cups of raw buckwheat groats and 4 cups of water. Soak for at least 1 hour or overnight. After soaking, rinse well in a strainer several times.
2. Place buckwheat groats in food processor or blender, along with the almond milk, chia seeds, and vanilla. Process until combined and slightly smooth. Now add in the sweetener and cinnamon to taste (I found 1/4 cup of sweetener was enough, but others might like a bit more or less than that).
3. Scoop into bowls or parfait glasses and add your desired toppings & mix-ins. Serve immediately cold. Place leftovers into fridge and enjoy for the next few days. Makes 4 cups at about 385 calories per cup (using 1/4 c maple syrup, but without toppings).
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