Typically associated with savory Eastern European dishes, buckwheat is wonderfully delicious as a sweet hot cereal.
Packed with minerals, nutrients and fiber it’s an excellent way to start your day. Blueberries alone give it just enough sweetness, making it a great sweet-tooth cure for those on a sugar-free diet.
If you have no issues with sugar, a little maple syrup or raw honey are a tasty touch. Dress it up with a dash of cinnamon and nutmeg, or add just about anything you might pair with oatmeal.
Buckwheat has a uniquely earthy flavor probably owed to the myriad of minerals and flavonoids (phytonutrients) packed into each granule. In its whole unprocessed form (avoid “puffed” groats), buckwheat is an extremely nutritious food and is known to help lower the risk of developing cholesterol problems, high blood pressure, diabetes, gallstones and even colon cancer.
Pair it with the benefits of blueberries and the many nutrients found in real butter and/ or pumpkin seed oil, and you’ve set yourself up with a breakfast that will fuel mind, body and soul.
If you’re still scared of butter, let this gem of knowledge sink in:
Butter is the key to staying trim.
Yes, you heard it right. You should eat butter and guiltlessly enjoy every bite! It’s a rich source of short and medium chain fatty acids, which are simply “not deposited to any extent in the adipose tissue” (source). In fact, according to Dr. Mary Enig (a leading lipid biochemist), butter consumption stimulates the production of bile which aids your body in absorbing the nutrients in your entire meal, in addition to eliminating toxins and expired hormones, and slowing down the absorption of sugar into the blood stream. These effects in turn create a feeling of satiation and reduce your sugar cravings! (The real culprits of weight gain.)
Turns out that the French are not biologically superior. Eating butter as a regular part of your diet can help shed those extra pounds. It’s time to take back your health and your birthright to enjoy real butter! But beware that to enjoy these benefits you’ll need to buy butter from cows that eat grass while enjoying the sun on pasture. Look for pasture-raised butter or seek out a dairy farmer near you on Eat Wild. If you can get it RAW you’ll be even better off. Buy unsalted raw butter for a mild, creamy flavor.
This is listed as a 5 minute meal based on the idea that you cook a vat of buckwheat in advance. Buckwheat usually cooks in under 20 minutes, and if you soak it prior to cooking you’re looking at closer to 10 minutes. Get the details on how to cook plain buckwheat here. Store the batch in a glass container refrigerated for up to about a week.
Be sure to top your groatmeal with cinnamon, cream and maple syrup!
This method will make it effortless to start your day with a healthy and taste-bud satisfying breakfast. Lessen your stress so you can enjoy every bite!