Superfood Breaky Parfait
1/4 cup Buckwheat groats, soaked
1 teaspoon Chia seed, soaked
1/2 cup Almond milk, unsweetened
1 tablespoon Berries
1 teaspoon Cacao nibs or powder
1 tablespoon Pumpkin seeds, roasted & salted
Prepare the night before:
Pour 1/3 cup groats into a jar, add almond milk (or other non-dairy milk of choice), cacao nibs or powder, and your sweetener of choice. Swirl it around and place in refrigerator.
In th morning your Superfood Parfait is ready to eat.
A one-cup serving of cooked buckwheat groats provides 17 grams of dietary fiber (68% of the daily requirement for a 2000 cal/day diet) and 22 g of protein.
Pairs Well With
When puddings and smoothies won't cut it, the parfait is perfect.
It's chewy, filling and loaded with good plant foods to keep you energized all day!
Despite its name, buckwheat is not wheat. It’s gluten-free, and it’s safe for people with celiac disease. Buckwheat and wheat are from completely different botanical families. Buckwheat seeds are technically the fruit of a plant called Fagopyrum esculentum.
Although buckwheat is not a grain, it is sometimes referred to as a pseudocereal. For processing into food, buckwheat seeds must first be dehulled. The remaining seed material, called groats, can be ground into flour. Roasted groats are known as kasha.
Buckwheat is high in protein and B vitamins and rich in phosphorus, potassium, iron, calcium, and lysine. A great source of dietary fiber, buckwheat helps lower cholesterol levels in the blood.