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Almond Cardamom Chia Buckwheat Bowl

Posted by 2eatwellRD
March 07, 2016
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This hearty buckwheat and chia breakfast bowl provides everything you need to fuel your morning!

This hearty buckwheat and chia breakfast bowl provides everything you need to fuel your morning!

By, Danielle Omar, MS, RD

Buckwheat is one of my favorite “pseudo” grains. They’re “pseudo” because although they look and act like grains, they’re not grains at all. These tasty little triangular nuggets are actually fruit seeds called groats. Similar to quinoa (another “pseudo” grain) buckwheat is also gluten free, so it’s safe for people with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity. Buckwheat groats can be eaten raw or toasted, as in Kasha. They’re the perfect breakfast food -- high in fiber, rich in magnesium, and slow to raise your blood sugar. 


This hearty buckwheat and chia breakfast bowl provides everything you need to fuel your morning!

This Almond Cardamom Chia Buckwheat Bowl recipe also contains another super seed -- chia! Chia serves up a healthy dose of protein, fiber, and tons of omega-3 fats. I mixed my chia and buckwheat bowl with a sweet and spicy blend of cardamom, dates, vanilla, almond butter, and coconut milk. This earthy mix of flavor combines to create a tasty bowl of nutty deliciousness.

I topped my buckwheat and chia bowl with sliced bananas, frozen wild blueberries, cocoa nibs, and sliced almonds. The slightly thawed frozen Wild Blueberries add the perfect amount of cold and the bananas offer a hint of sweet (as does the honey I drizzled on top). The cocoa nibs and sliced almonds provide a little more crunch, just for good measure.

This hearty buckwheat and chia breakfast bowl provides everything you need to fuel your morning!

This delicious, creamy bowl is a great way to start any day!

This hearty buckwheat and chia breakfast bowl provides everything you need to fuel your morning!

This hearty buckwheat and chia breakfast bowl via @2eatwellRD provides everything you need to fuel your morning!
This hearty buckwheat and chia breakfast bowl provides everything you need to fuel your morning!

Almond Cardamom Chia Buckwheat Bowl

Yield

Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup Buckwheat groats, raw
  • 1 tsp vanilla powder or extract
  • 5 Medjool Dates
  • 1/2 tsp Cardamom powder
  • 1 Tbsp Almond Butter
  • Pinch Sea Salt
  • 1/4 cup Wild Blueberries
  • 1 Tbsp Cocoa Nibs
  • 1 Tbsp Sliced Almonds
  • 3/4 cup Coconut milk, from can
  • Honey for drizzling, if desired.

Directions

  1. Combine dates, vanilla, cardamom, coconut milk, salt, and almond butter in blender. Blend until smooth.
  2. In a small bowl combine buckwheat and chia seeds. Add coconut milk mixture to bowl and stir well. Place in fridge for about 15 minutes or overnight.
  3. Top with wild blueberries, almonds, cocoa nibs and almonds before serving. Drizzle with honey, if desired. 
Click for nutritional information
Calories 475
Carbohydrates 62g
Fiber 16.5g
Sugar 26.5g
Fat 22.5g
Protein 13.5g
Sodium 125mg
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2eatwellRD

2eatwellRD
Danielle Omar is the author of the INSPIRED VEGETARIAN Feature on HealthyAperture and is a Registered Dietitian, clean-eating coach, cookbook author, and raw foodie wannabe. She is a passionate food and nutrition educator and founded her private nutrition practice to support busy men and women on their journey to becoming their healthiest self. An avid cook, she also enjoys sharing plant-based recipes and nutrition strategies on her Food Confidence blog. She is the author of Skinny Juices, 100 Juice Recipes for Detox and Weight loss. Danielle’s expert nutrition advice has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Fitness, Shape, and Women’s Health magazine, as well as national television, including The Food Network and NBC Primetime.
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