When it comes to healthy breakfast ideas, sometimes the healthiest option is to make your own. This recipe for delicious homemade muesli has buckwheat in it.
Gluten free diet alert: buckwheat has absolutely nothing to do with “wheat”! In fact these two plants are not even remotely similar! Buckwheat, like Quinoa, is a “seed” (actually the seed of the buckwheat flower), as opposed to being a grain, but can be eaten in the same way as other cereal grains. It is a wonderful nutrient-rich food that is so simple to use. It is mineral-rich, gluten-free, and is also high in antioxidant “flavonoids” – particularly rutin, known for its health-enhancing qualities, and its benefits to skin health. This is a delicious, fruity, energy-rich, healthy breakfast.
Healthy breakfast ingredients: what you’ll need
- 100g buckwheat groats soaked overnight
- 30g almonds (soaked overnight)
- 30g raisins
- I orange (peeled and segmented)
- ½ apple (chopped)
How to prepare
Place all the ingredients into a food processor, and pulse/blend until smooth, but still with some chunks. Serve into 2 bowls and garnish with the remaining apple (sliced) and a sprinkling of raisins or our tasty Nakd nibbles.
Homemade cereal - nutrient breakdown
- 362 calories
- 10g fat
- 10g protein
- 63g CHO
- 9g fibre
This dish is particularly rich in the minerals magnesium and potassium, and also contains iron, calcium, all the B vitamins (except B12), vitamins C and E, antioxidants selenium, manganese, and rutin, and has good levels of fibre, so a perfect meal to maintain good bowel health. As healthy breakfast ideas go, this one is a no brainer.