Buckwheat, Hemp and Chia Breakfast

I love trying new things. I especially love trying new breakfasts that are easy to take on the go – often I don’t eat until mid morning when I’m already at work.

This one is a staple for me because it is quick to make, easy to eat on the go and tasty as can be. Some will say it looks like bird food but hey birds are beautiful and they can fly people so if I can get that kind of energy I may not have wings to fly but I may be able to soar through my day with a happy tummy and tickled tastebuds.

Ingredients

1 tbsp kasha (buckwheat)
1 tbsp hemp seeds
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp unsweetened coconut
2 tsp sunflower seeds

2 tsp pumpkin seeds

1 tbsp raisins
Handful chopped walnuts
1/2 a pomegranate worth of arils
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 cup of coconut or vanilla almond milk
1 tbsp maple syrup

Mix all ingredients in a bowl or a mason jar if you are on the go and pour the milk on top. Let sit for 10 minutes to let the chia get all plump and delicious while softening the buckwheat and marrying the flavours. This is a match made in love and if this is what birds eat then I really have another reason to want to be a bird don’t I? And as I sit at work channelling Jenny in Forrest Gump…”Dear God, make me a bird so I can fly far, far from here” I know that it won’t happen but I can enjoy the cereal and the reprieve from the endless ringing of the phones.

Note: To simplify things, you can make a large batch of the chia, hemp and buckwheat to keep in a jar already mixed together so you can make the morning mixing a little quicker. It will keep for several months.

So….not familiar with chia, hemp or kasha…here’s the skinny…

Chia

Known as a superfood, good source of Omega 3 fatty acids and fibre, contains phosphorus, manganese, tryptophan and calcium, can be sprouted, stabalize blood sugar, good source of protein, it’s believed to have been a staple in the aztec diets

Kasha (Buckwheat)

Another superfood, good as a replacement for rice, full of fibre, low on the glycemic index, grain free, cholesterol lowering, contains lysine and arginine (essential amino acids), nutty flavour, good for sweet or savoury dishes, food staple in Eastern Europe

Hemp

Contains all nine essential amino acids (your body needs these but doesn’t produce them – threonine, tryptophan, valine, histidine, lysine, phenylalinine leucine, isoleucine, methionine), balanced ratio of omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, very digestable

So I dare you to try it and not like it.

 

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