sweet nutty-like breakfast

by lori on October 28, 2011

 

buckwheat-cereal-bowlhello friends!

we made it! it is Friday! from the help of our workout yesterday afternoon it really helped Michelle and I stay focus for the rest of our evening. we created mini to do list for different issues and we continue to tackle them one by one.

this morning to jump things off for us we went to a yummy breakfast that we love making…buckwheat cereal. we love creating new ways to enjoy it.

like our

chocolate hemp seed milk buckwheat cereal bowl 

buckwheat hemp seed bowl

chia seed buckwheat bowl

overnight buckwheat groats

so putting together a new idea is pretty simple for us. and fun

raw-buckwheat-for-breakfast

the fruit we had on hand for us to enjoy was kiwi. we love kiwi but do not really eat it that much. not sure why…we just don’t. we buy it from time to time for something different. we love buckwheat because it is naturally gluten free and is easy to work with.

if you do not have kiwi on hand please feel free to throw in any fruit of your liking or what you have in the kitchen. it is all about having fun and keeping it simple with this one.

nondairy-hemp-milk

 

 

buckwheat-ceral

nothing beats a little simple breakfast with a touch of sweetness to start the morning with a bang.

kiwi-slices

you can buy buckwheat groats from most health food stores in the bulk bin section. make sure to get raw buckwheat groats not the roasted kasha kind. as kasha is not raw.  and just soak your buckwheat groats for at least 4 hours. this allows them to be more easily digested in your body. as you know we are all about easier digestion around here. you can even sprout the buckwheat groats if you would like.

raw-cereal

buckwheat has a little nutty flavor that we just love.

here are some fun facts about buckwheat groats:

  • naturally gluten-free
  • alkaline forming grain compared to others
  • fruit seed that is related to the rhubarb family
  • contains 8 essential amino acids, including tryptophan
  • great source of protein
  • high in manganese and other vitamins like B and E

sounds like a winner to me! what about you? do you like raw buckwheat groats? have you ever had them?

till next time,

xoxo

Lori

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Cat @Breakfast to Bed October 28, 2011 at 8:09 am

Wow, my son would LOVE this, he adores kiwi, especially the golden ones!
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Jennifer and Jaclyn @ sketch-free vegan October 28, 2011 at 8:13 am

I loooove buckwheat groats! I love em w/ banana and cinnamon in the morning instead of oatmeal.
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Lisa October 28, 2011 at 10:02 am

Yay for Friday! And buckwheat! And kiwi! :)

I grew up in a place that is 1 of the 2 largest buckwheat producers in the US…so I grew up with it thinking it was super normal to eat…and not knowing about its health qualities. In my town there’s an enormous pancake griddle from when we held the World’s Largest Buckwheat Pancake Guinness Record in like 1989… yep, that’s our claim to fame :)
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Annie @ Naturally Sweet Recipes October 28, 2011 at 10:25 am

Your pictures are absolutely stunning!! And it looks delicious. :)
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Lori and Michelle October 28, 2011 at 10:33 am

thank you!!

Erica October 28, 2011 at 10:55 am

The pictures are gorgeous! I think I would have gotten impatient photographing that bowl of deliciousness and started eating it!
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Lauren October 28, 2011 at 11:35 am

Wow, that looks delicious! I haven’t had kiwi in forever! That milk sounds so good!
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Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather October 28, 2011 at 1:13 pm

Your photos look amazing! A tasty subject doesn’t hurt too ;) . I’ve been wanting to try your hemp milk ever since the cocoa variety was posted. This looks delicious and the perfect way to start the day. Raw buckwheat is such a great find, huh?
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Lori and Michelle October 28, 2011 at 3:58 pm

oh yes Heather it is, we love it.
And thank you!!

Liz @ iheartvegetables October 28, 2011 at 2:03 pm

I’ve actually ever had buckwheat! I keep meaning to try it, but I always forget to buy it!
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Heathy October 28, 2011 at 2:40 pm

Oh yummm! I’d love that for breaky!
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Krissy October 28, 2011 at 2:44 pm

This is the perfect recipe for me! My naturopath has advised me to go totally gluten free (I was almost GF – but no super strict) and this will be perfect for a hearty breakfast or even afternoon snack :) xo love you girls
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Lori and Michelle October 28, 2011 at 3:59 pm

xoxo you too girl!

Ela October 28, 2011 at 2:56 pm

Thanks for the reminder to have some kiwi! Yum…

I am cautious about buckwheat for two reasons. One–it hurts my tummy at least sometimes, and I think that it has a protein in it that is problematic for some people with celiac, so I tend to avoid it.
Two–it has a toxin in the sprouted greens that causes a photosensitive rash–and I had a friend who got the rash eating sprouted (not greens) buckwheat every day for a while. So I think it’s wise not to eat it every day. That said, I love how easy it is to work with and I do love the taste. I should maybe try it again and see if my tummy will cope, but because of the celiac warning, I tend to stick with amaranth and quinoa…
love
Ela
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Lori and Michelle October 28, 2011 at 4:00 pm

Ela so sorry to hear that your tummy does not do well with buckwheat. luckily you have quinoa and amaranth more favs of ours!

Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) October 28, 2011 at 4:56 pm

I love buckwheat, but have never tried the groats before. I need to change that now. This looks so good!
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Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga October 28, 2011 at 6:17 pm

the recipe looks great but the pictures…wow!! soooo lovely. I love this photoshoot!
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Lara October 28, 2011 at 7:57 pm

I never thought of pairing buckwheat with kiwis…I’ll have to try!
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hihorosie October 28, 2011 at 10:53 pm

Looks good girls! And I love kiwi!
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Lou October 29, 2011 at 10:00 pm

Nice work on the breakfast ladies… totally looks like something I would gobble up quick smart in the morning, love buckwheat :)
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Alisa Fleming October 30, 2011 at 12:33 pm

Great job with the pictures, these recipes look so incredible. Love doing seed milks, they are so easy!
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anastasia@healthymamainfo.com November 14, 2011 at 3:24 pm

Sounds like an ideal beginning of the day!

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Anastasia@healthymamainfo.com December 2, 2011 at 12:56 am

Awesome pictures, looks divine!

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