chocolate-buckwheat-breakfast-mousse

Hey there :)

Again I’m here with a breakfast recipe. Or even a desert if you like. And because we can’t have oats all along, this time I am going for some buckwheat. That, beside its name, doesn’t contain any gluten.

Funny thing about buckwheat, it gets a bit slimy if you soak it for a while. So when you do, which I encourage you to, you might feel like opening a slug-farm. Just without the slugs. Instead you’re having little buckwheat-pyramids. Good thing here: Instead of you feeding it, it will feed you. But just after you washed off all that slimy gluey stuff. Seriously, who would want to eat that?

Instead of eating slimy buckwheat, I hereby recommend eating chocolaty-mousy buckwheat. With a slight sweetness and some extra crunch thanks to some nuts. And the added espresso will give you an extra boost. Perfect Monday breakfast as it will make you feel like Sunday again ;)

 

Why else would we want to eat buckwheat?

Buckwheat contains about 15-20 % protein and is a good fiber food which makes you feel full for a little longer. It also contains some of B Vitamins, especially Niacin (B3) and is fairly high in manganese, magnesium and potassium.

Recipe

Ingredients:

  • ½ Cup / 85g buckwheat
  • 1 banana
  • Handful spinach
  • 1 Tbsp. raw Cacao powder
  • 1 Tsp. lucuma powder
  • ½ tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp. maple syrup
  • ¼ Cup / 65ml espresso
  • Handful chopped hazelnuts and brazil nuts

Instructions:

Soak the buckwheat over night or for at least 1 hour.

In the morning wash and rinse the buckwheat thoroughly. Wash the spinach

Reserve about 2 Tbsp. of buckwheat and put the rest of the buckwheat together with the banana, the spinach, the cacao powder, lucuma powder, cinnamon, maple syrup and the espresso in a blender. Blend until smooth.

Fill in a glas or bowl.

Chop the hazelnuts and brazil nuts coarsely.

Take the reserved buckwheat and some of the chopped nuts and stir into the mousse mixture.

Add the rest of the chopped nuts on top and enjoy :)

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