Hot cereal is currently my favorite breakfast. I use Creamy Buckwheat. Click on the link to find it on Amazon…that’s the most affordable place I’ve found it, and it comes in a pack of 4, which will keep for a few months. Creamy buckwheat a healthier, gluten free alternative to wheat, or even oatmeal. I also make mine dairy free.
Don’t get me wrong…gluten free, whole grain oatmeal, made from scratch so you can control what goes in there and how much sugar, definitely has some health benefits, but buckwheat is even better. Dr. Shaffer, my chiropractor, recommends buckwheat and brown rice as the only grains that are diabetes diet approved (in moderation). Actually, buckwheat isn’t technically even a grain, it’s a seed, or pseudo-grain, which means it is less allergenic and better for you. It is high in protein, and helps you process sugar. Click here for more information on the health benefits of buckwheat.
Before we get to the recipe for Creamy Buckwheat I want to invite you to join with others who are making healthy changes. I’d love to walk alongside you in your journey towards wholeness and health! Jesus said, “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full!” Freedom from food addictions is part of having a truly full life.
- 1/2 Cup Dry Whole Grain Creamy Buckwheat
- 1 Cup Water
- 1/2 Cup Light Coconut Cream or Almond Milk
- 1/4 Tsp Sea Salt
- 1 Tbsp Xylitol
- 1 Tea Bag (optional, see note below)
Add all of the ingredients to a small sauce pan and cook it over medium heat. Note creamy buckwheat requires more liquid than oatmeal or rice. Bring the mixture to a low boil, and cook it until it is similar to the consistency of oatmeal. Stir frequently, or it will clump up on the bottom and burn.
NOTE: Another fun way to prepare the creamy buckwheat is to add a tea bag in the liquid while it cooks. This will spice up the flavor a bit, without adding empty or harmful calories. Most herbal teas are not only calorie free, but they also have great health benefits. Any kind of herbal fruit or spice tea should work! Experiment with it…the possibilities are endless!
To make your creamy buckwheat a complete meal, top it with berries, ground flax seeds, and nuts. Add a small salad or other veggies, and you have an awesome breakfast to start your day right!!!