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Raw Breakfast: Buckwheat – Mango Healthy Morning Mix

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By Stanka Vukelić

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Raw breakfast: Buckwheat – mango healthy morning mix

If you’ve been experimenting with raw foods, you may be wondering what to eat for breakfast, besides fruits, smoothies and juices. Here is one of my favorite raw food breakfast recipes. It is very quick and easy to prepare, since you don’t want to spend much time preparing your breakfast in the morning.

It’s made of sprouted buckwheat and mango fruits. Mango fruit is a nutritionally rich fruit, with unique flavor, fragrance, taste, and health promoting qualities – and it is labeled as a “super fruit.”

Buckwheat, regardless of its name, is not a cereal. It is a fruit seed that is related to rhubarb and sorrel, making it a suitable substitute for grains for people who are sensitive to wheat or other grains that contain gluten proteins.

Warning: Buy organic buckwheat of light green color (like in photo); the brownish is usually heat-treated and does not sprout. You can also use only soaked buckwheat.

 

buckwheat in bowl, raw breakfast, stanka vukelic

 

Preparing the Raw breakfast: Buckwheat – mango healthy morning mix

Preparation time: 5-10 min.

Soaking: 6 hours or overnight

Sprouting – optional: 1-2 days

 

Ingredients for 2 people:

3 cups of sprouted buckwheat or just soaked overnight

4 ripe mango fruits

 

Methods/steps –

sprouted buckwheat in bowl, raw breakfast, stanka vukelic1. Put the buckwheat into a jar and cover with fresh water. Soak it overnight. After that, wash well a few times. Now you can choose whether you want to use it right away, or you want to let it sprout for 1-2 days – it adds to live-food-value. Here is how to grow sprouts.

2. Peel the mangos, afterwards chop it into small pieces. How to cut a mango.

3. Put 2 mangos into a blender or food processor and process well.

4. Put the other 2 chopped mangos, the buckwheat, and the blended mangos into 2 bowls and mix all together. It should look like on the picture. Serve. Yummy…….

 

 

Options:

Put all ingredients into blender or food processor and process well. You get a raw buckwheat mango porridge.

 

Extra info –

14 Facts About Buckwheat

1. buckwheat is a fruit seed that is related to rhubarb and sorrel and does not contain gluten proteins

2. super-high in magnesium – contains almost 86 milligrams of magnesium in a one-cup serving

3. very good source of manganese, magnesium, copper, boron, calcium, vitamins of B-group, vitamin E

4. is highly rich in iron

5. rich supply of antioxidants

6. lowering blood pressure, and lowering risk of developing high cholesterol

7. better blood sugar control and lowered risk of diabetes

8. whole buckwheat is high in fiber, so it will faster satisfy hunger; great tool for weight loss

9. contains more protein than grains and is not deficient in the amino acid lysine as most grains are, so the protein is nutritionally more complete

10. it is high in lecithin, which is a brain boosting super food; 28% of the brain is actually made up of lecithin

11. lecithin may prevent anxiety, depression, brain fog, mental fatigue and generally make the brain sharper and clearer

12. sprouted buckwheat is high in bio-flavonoids and co-enzyme Q10

13. participates in more than 300 enzymic reactions, killing bacteria, fungus, viruses; necessary for building body cells, strengthening bones, stimulating skin healing

14. warning: buy organic buckwheat of light green color; the brownish is usually heat-treated and does not sprout

 

This post is shared on “Raw Foods Thursdays”

 

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  1. Delicious! I love sprouted buckwheat and mango!! What a great healthy breakfast idea. Thanks so much for sharing it at Raw Foods Thursdays!

    Heather

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