Despite its name, buckwheat contains no gluten and is not a grain.
It is actually a seed that comes from the buckwheat plant.
You can use cooked buckwheat as an alternative to rice, but I personally like to add it into smoothies because it is high in fibre .
To cook buckwheat, you can place it in a pot with water and place on high heat until it boils. Alternatively, you can soak the buckwheat in water overnight.
You can try making my Blueberry buckwheat smoothie or simply add cooked buckwheat to your favourite smoothie before blending.
- ½ cup buckwheat (plus enough water to cover)
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- ½ cup coconut cream
- 1 cup ice
- ½ cup water
- 2 medjool dates, seeds removed
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Place the buckwheat into a mug and cover with water & set aside on the bench to soak overnight.
- The following morning, drain the water from the buckwheat.
- Place the drained buckwheat, blueberries, coconut cream, ice, ½ cup water, dates and cinnamon into a blender.
- Blend until smooth. Enjoy x M