I love my porridge in the morning. In fact, I could probably eat it for lunch and dinner too – all in the same day! There are so many ways you can make it. And so many different combinations of hot cereal you can make. Some of my favorite hot cereals include rolled oats, steel cut oats, millet (cooked with extra liquid to make it a softer consistency), quinoa, bulgar wheat, multi-grain cereals such as Bob’s Red Mill’s 5-grain version which contains whole grain wheat, rye, barley, oats, triticale and flaxseed. And now my latest favorite: raw soaked buckwheat groats.
Have you read my post on how to make basic raw buckwheat porridge? It’s so simple and SO DELICIOUS! At first I didn’t think I’d be satisfied on such a small portion. The portions aren’t actually small, but my most favorite hot cereal as of late has been a mixture of steel cut oats and oat bran, both of which expand a TON during the cooking process. Plus, I usually add a tablespoon of flaxseed meal which makes it expand even more, and since I like my porridge a bit on the wet side I tend to add a ton of unsweetened almond milk…so what I end up with is a HUMONGOUS bowl of deliciousness. YUM! So when I portioned out my serving of raw buckwheat porridge for the first time I was a bit disappointed to say the least. Of course I added some things to it to make it a little more filling, but it still wasn’t the huge bowl of porridge I was accustomed to.
So what did I do?
The first thing I did was put it in a smaller bowl. It’s funny, but sometimes when you eat out of a smaller dish it tricks your brain into thinking you are eating more. Seriously! There have actually been studies done to prove this. And you know what? It worked.
I started to realize something. Even with that little (not really little, but smaller than what I’m used to) bowl of buckwheat porridge I was feeling full. And for longer! Longer than I did with any other hot cereals. In fact, after that bowl of raw buckwheat porridge I stayed completely satiated well until lunch – even when lunch wasn’t until almost 2 p.m. and after an hours worth of cardio! Whoo hoo!
BLUEBERRY BANANA RAW BUCKWHEAT PORRIDGE
Prep Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 5 minutes Serves: one
- one portion (180 grams) of basic raw buckwheat porridge
- 70 grams banana, divided (reserve about 10 grams for garnish)
- 70 grams of fresh or frozen (thawed) blueberries, divided (reserve about 5 grams for garnish)
- one packet of stevia (optional) – only necessary if you tend to like things on the sweeter side
- one teaspoon raw hemp hearts
- Simply mash the bananas and blueberries in the bottom of a bowl with a fork and stir in the porridge. You could also blend everything together in a food processor. This of course will blend everything better, but you will have more dishes to clean. Add the stevia at this time if you are using it.
- Pour mixture into a bowl and top with the reserved banana, berries, and hemp hearts.
I’ve been coming up with several variations of raw buckwheat porridge that I plan to share with you also include in my meal plans. I hope you love them as much as I do.