Creamy Buckwheat Porridge is a no-fuss, gluten-free breakfast made quickly in a blender. Think of it as an exciting alternative to overnight oats! Simply soak the buckwheat to soften this pseudocereal, then blend with oatmeal and chia seeds. Creamy Buckwheat Porridge is a great meal prep breakfast, too- just fill a few glass jars, top with your favorite fruits and nuts, and grab-and-go. Buckwheat helps prevent blood sugar spikes, so you won’t feel an energy crash after this naturally sweet breakfast.
Prep time: 10 minutes (then allow to soak 4 hours or overnight)
Cooking time: 0 minutes
What (your ingredients):
1 cup buckwheat groats, soaked 4 hours or overnight in water
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 pear, roughly chopped
1 ½ cups oat milk
1 tablespoon chia seeds
Toppings: sliced kiwi, blackberries, sliced almonds, or any fruit and nut of choice
How (your directions):
Begin by submerging and soaking 1 cup of buckwheat groats in water for 4 hours or overnight.
Once soaked, drain and rinse buckwheat.
Add buckwheat, cinnamon, pear, oat milk, and chia seeds to a blender.
Blend on high for 60 seconds until smooth.
Spoon smooth porridge into 4 glass jars, then top with your favorite fruit, nuts, and seeds.
Enjoy immediately or refrigerate and enjoy throughout the week.
Why (the science): Buckwheat contains the antioxidant, rutin, which helps reduce inflammation and lower blood pressure.