Those who have been following me for a while will know that I'm a huge buckwheat lover (sorry about all the instagram posts about my buckwheat porridge,I just love it so much).There's nothing quite like a nice warming bowl of porridge on these cold winter morning!!
A few reasons why I love buckwheat...buckwheat is actually a seed,which is gluten free,low GI and is great for cleansing the intestines!Buckwheat groats are an amazing superfood,they are really nourishing to our nervous system,as they contain a range of B vitamin's which is crucial for nerve function,as well as the amino acid tryptophan,which helps to make serotonin,the FEEL GOOD hormone.Buckwheat has a light nutty flavour,it's high in amino acids,fiber and essential minerals manganese,magnesium,zinc and copper.It's also rich in anti-oxidants and is anti-inflammatory.
This is a really nice,warming and grounding way to start that day.It's important to soak the buckwheat overnight to help make the seed a lot more digestible.It also shortens the cooking time.
- 1/2 cup buckwheat groats
- 1 tbsp whole flaxseed
- 1 scoop protein
- 3/4 cup almond,rice or coconut milk
- Pinch of sea salt
- 1 tsp maca powder
- Optional extra: sometimes I like to add in 1-2 tsps coocnut oil
- Toppings: either 1/2 cup berries or 1 banana,1 tablespoon tahini,1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds,2-3 tablespoon coconut yoghurt,1-2 tbsp coconut flakes,1 tbsp goji berries,handful of nuts
1.Add buckwheat and flaxseeds into a jar and cover with water (around 3/4-1 cup worth).Pop this in the fridge and soak overnight.
2.In the morning drain the buckwheat mixture in a sieve and rinse under running water (if I'm short on time I often skip this step,and just poor out some of the excess liquid).
3.Add the buckwheat mix,protein,maca,sea salt,milk into a small saucepan and heat over medium heat for 5 minutes,string regularly.(if you have frozen berries you can either add them to the mixture while it's cooking,or heat them in a separate saucepan over medium heat,then add them to the top of the porridge).
4.Pour porridge into a bowl and add your favourite toppings.
Recipe by Natalie Brady,from 澳门金莎游戏场Natalie Brady Nutrition ©