We are sure to start the day with an awesome breakfast. This is one of my favorite raw porridge recipe. Delicious and healthy. This recipe feeds Ali, Elijah and I, we eat a good breakfast so it is quite a lot. To make this amazinglicious breakfast you will need:
2 cups of rolled oats (gluten free in our case)
2 Tbsp of raw chia seeds
1 cup of unroasted buckwheat
2 tsp of cinnamon
2 tsp Vanilla extract
Berries, nuts, hemp seeds, cacao nibs, goji berries and ground cayenne (if you like it spicy!) for topping.
Before going to bed:
1- Put rolled oats in a bowl with the chia seeds, add filtered water until water is one cm above the oat level.
2- in another bowl put the buckwheat and with plenty of water to soak overnight.
1- Rinse buckwheat well.
2- Blend buckwheat with bananas, cinnamon and vanilla. Add the mixture to the oat and chia mix (make sure that there is not much water left in the mixture and mix well. Place in bowls and top with your super foods to kick start the day.
3- Feel awesome!
Because there is so much food I normally eat half before taking Elijah to school and the other half when I get back. Sometimes I practice yoga before finishing it up. So delicious and it definitely keeps us powered up.
Oats: Has natural sedative properties, easy to digest, helps control insulin secretion, helps lower cholesterol. Oats contain multiple nutrients and gummy, water-soluble ibre, beta-glucan, which helps reduce “unhealthy” (LDL) cholesterol, it soothes the nerves.
Buckwheat:Protects the heart and blood vessels, easy to digest and helps maintain energy levels. The “grains” contains both insoluble and soluble fiber, which help to lower “unhealthy” (LDL) cholesterol, balance blood sugar levels, and keep the gut healthy. Buckwheat is rich in antioxidant flavonoids which help protect the heart, and perfect for a gluten free diet.
Goji Berries: Helps maintain muscle strength, supplies oxygen to the cells, protects eyes from free radical damage. Goji berries offer metabolic and neurological support and acts as an anti-oxidant boost.
Hemp seeds: Boosts heart health, good source of protein and it is an anti-inflammatory rich in omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids. Learn more about hemp seeds: http://www.purehealingfoods.com/hempHeartsInfo.php
Chia seeds: Promotes a healthy heart, strong bones and healthy gut.
Learn more about chia seeds: http://authoritynutrition.com/11-proven-health-benefits-of-chia-seeds/
Raw cacao: Rich on magnesium, and other essential minerals including calcium, sulfur, zinc, iron, copper, potassium, and manganese. Packed with polyphenols called flavonoids, with antioxidant properties. Vitamins: B1, B2, B3, B5, B9, E.
Learn more about Raw cacao: http://www.builtlean.com/2012/04/12/raw-chocolate/
So if you want be strong like iron man give it a go and let me know what you think, your adaptations, etc… Enjoy! 🙂
*Recipe made by Polly.