Buckwheat Oatmeal with Almond Butter, Banana, and Seasonal Fruit
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This healthy breakfast is a refreshing change from regular oatmeal. In fact, this "oatmeal" is actually raw, as buckwheat grains are soaked overnight and rinsed before being combined with water or almond milk. Mix in your favourite fruits for a shot of flavour and colour (banana, raspberries, and blueberries would all taste great here). For a delicious and complete breakfast, don't forget to top with berries, nuts, hemp seeds or raw cacao nibs. Did you know that buckwheat isn't a grain, like wheat or barley? It is also known as Japanese buckwheat or silverhull buckwheat, and is actually the seed of a plant that belongs to the same family as rhubarb and sorrel. Buckwheat has a delicious nutty flavour, and is gluten-free. It's also highly nutritious and filling, with its concentration of soluble protein and fibre, making it easy to digest and a great source of energy. Buckwheat can be made into a creamy raw oatmeal for breakfast, like here, but it can also be cooked and chilled to toss in salads, or prepared hot and added to a stew or served as a side dish.
1 cup PRANA organic hulled buckwheat, soaked overnight
½ cup water or almond milk
1 tbsp PRANA organic whole black ProActiveChia seeds
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp PRANA organic blanched almond butter
PRANA organic raw cacao nibsè
PRANA organic nuts
PRANA organic hemp seeds, etc.
Toppings of your choice
Rinse buckwheat in water for a few minutes and drain.
In blender or food processor, combine buckwheat, water, ProactivChia, vanilla, almond butter, and banana.
Mix until creamy and smooth.
Top with seasonal fruit, a touch of extra almond butter, raw cacao nibs, and/or nuts.