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Buckwheat is a plant cultivated for it’s grain like seeds, although it’s not related to wheat. In the same family as sorrel and rhubarb, it produces nutrient packed seeds – known as ‘groats’ – that are high in protein, complex carbohydrates and anti-oxidants.

Benefits of buckwheat

  • Gluten free
  • Highly digestible protein
  • High fibre = helps digestion
  • Improves heart health & blood pressure
  • Important vitamins & minerals

Ingredients

  • 2 cups raw buckwheat groats (soaked in water for minimum of 1 hour or overnight)
  • 1 ¼ cups almond milk
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • ¼ cup honey or maple syrup, or to taste
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Mixed frozen berries

Method

  • 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.
  • Place buckwheat groats in food processor or blender, along with the almond milk, chia seeds, and vanilla. Process until combined and slightly smooth.
  • Heat in the food processor, or in a pan on the stove, until piping hot.
  • Now add in the sweetener and cinnamon to taste.
  • Top with a handful of blueberries, strawberries, raspberries (optional) and serve immediately.

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