again we are so happy to see more and more of you doing planks! we are so proud! keep up the great work. we hope to make a video of us doing our 5 minute plank today.
today we have a recipe that was inspired by our Tone It Up girls and all their beachy Hawaiian inspired bikini series workout videos. plus they requested us to create some Hawaiian flavored recipes. we were up to the challenge.we have a few ideas up our sleeves.
buckwheat is a favorite of ours. as you can tell we have made several recipes using buckwheat from our chocolate milk buckwheat cereal bowl ,kiwi buckwheat fruit cereal bowl to as simple as mixing buckwheat with some form of milk and chia seeds. we even love buckwheat so much we put in our crackers, they provide such a great crunchy texture!
we love buckwheat groats because they can be enjoyed raw or cooked. both ways are delicious and super easy to do. we do soak our raw buckwheat groats for a few hours and rinse really well. we find it helps with our digestion. check out how we sprouted them.
Hawaiian inspired buckwheat pineapple banana coconut cereal recipe.
we wanted to make a naturally sweetened milk that would be rich and creamy. so mixing coconut milk with a banana together came to mind. and this happens to fall in line with our Hawaiian theme breakfast bowl.
we know pineapple is a key Hawaiian flavor as well, so we thought tossing in some fresh pineapple chunks would be a nice addition. if you are wanting even more flavor you could add in some coconut extract (about 1/2 tsp) to the milk mixture or maybe even some rum. oh la la why not start the morning with a little kick?
a healthy nutritious cereal made with wholesome ingredients
each bite is a mouthful of Hawaiian deliciousness…pineapple…coconut..mmm
why eat buckwheat?
- good source of protein
- contains 8 essential amino acids
- rich in vitamins and minerals like B2, B5, vitamin E, and calcium
- slow release carbohydrate
- if sprouted, the complex carbs turn into sugar, which the body can burn more efficiently than the starch
- helps decrease cholesterol
- buckwheat is not wheat, but a seed
pure2raw recipe: Hawaiian buckwheat coconut banana pineapple cereal (mostly raw, gluten free, vegan, sweetened naturally, soy free, peanut free, corn free)
prep time: 5 minutes
cook time: zero
- 1/2-3/4 cup raw buckwheat groats, soaked, and rinsed
- 1 cup fresh pineapple, sliced into pieces (whatever size you prefer)
- 1-2 tbsp chia seeds (optional just adds in more fiber and Omegas)
- 1-2 tbsp coconut flakes (for topping)
- 2 tsp coconut oil
- coconut banana milk (recipe below)
pure2raw recipe: coconut banana milk
- about 3/4 cup coconut milk
- 1-2 small – medium bananas (depending how sweet you like it)
- water if you would like to thin milk out (optional)
- 1/2 tsp coconut extract (optional)
- 1 tbsp or so of rum (optional)
directions to make the banana coconut milk:
place coconut milk with banana into blender and blend to smooth. add in additional flavorings if desired. and if you find the milk to0 thick for you liking, add in some water or more coconut milk to thin it out.
once you have your coconut banana milk made and buckwheat groats soaked and rinsed. place your buckwheat into a bowl. pour as much milk as you would like over the buckwheat. add in your chia seeds.
then top with pineapple slices and coconut flakes. and drizzle with coconut oil.
making buckwheat as your base for cereal is a great way to add in more ‘raw’ foods into your diet and easy way to eat more gluten free. a win win in our book.
now who wants to go to Hawaii with us? we are dreaming of a vacation there already. plus we got our Tone It Up Beach Babe dvd series coming our way…whoop, whoop.
who else loves buckwheat? if you have not tried buckwheat, would you?
have a wonderful Thursday everyone!
we got some more moving to do these next few days as Lori and Gary have to be out of their old condo. and the plumber has made progress over at the bakery!! yay. some of the stress in our lives is coming down. plus Lori’s Wedding festivities start in 1 week!!
till next time,