Eating for good health is all about eating a diverse range of foods. This is to capture a wide-variety of nutrients, that differ from vegetable to vegetable, fruit to fruit, grain to grain etc. Buckwheat is an exciting option when creating a bircher, as opposed to sticking to rolled oats. It is gluten-free (contains no wheat) and has a different flavour and nutrient profile. The groats are whole and unprocessed, making them rich in fibre and ensuring you stay fuller for longer (many of my patients who feel that oats don’t fill them up, find that buckwheat does!). I love this easy breakfast because you can prepare it ahead. Feel free to change up the seed choices, and even fruit additions, to keep it interesting and capture a broader array of nutrition!
1/3 cup buckwheat groats
1 tbsp ground flaxseeds
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp pumpkin/sunflower seeds
1 tsp goji berries
1 cup almond milk or unsweetened nut milk of choice
2 tbsp coconut yoghurt
1⁄2 cup fresh or frozen berries sprinkle of cinnamon
Soak all ingredients, except coconut yoghurt, fresh berries and cinnamon overnight.
In the morning, stir through and top with remaining ingredients.