Chia Hemp & Buckwheat Cereal

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grain free breakfast cereal with fruit

Truth be told I find it challenging to have an efficient GOOD morning without running out of time for breakfast and doing my hair. On the days I actually blow dry my locks and make something healthy for breakfast I feel like a million bucks and always end up committing to do better. Lately I have been doing better in the breakfast department (my hair hasn’t fared as well) thanks to my Gift from the Gods VitaMix for green smoothies and heart-healthy tummy-filling homemade cereal. Those are all technical medical terms, btw.

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keeps in a glass jar for several months

This is not your grocery aisle boxed cereal. And you will be glad you made the switch when you give up the processed and sugary crap and start your day with something that will keep you full, give you wonderful nutritional benefits and you can play with to accommodate your own personal tastes.

The base of this cereal is only three ingredients: buckwheat groats, chia seeds and hemp seeds. All three can be found in the bulk section at most health food stores and all three are also jam packed with protein, fiber and good fats. Also, buckwheat, contrary to what it’s name suggests does not contain wheat and is gluten free.

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Check out the recipe at the Honest Company’s blog and then experiment with your favorite combinations.

Chia Hemp & Buckwheat Cereal, recipe courtesy of The Honest Company Blog

Ingredients
1 cup organic chia seeds
1 cup organic buckwheat groats
1 cup organic hemp seeds

Optional
1/2 tsp ground cardamom
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

Mix the hemp, chia, and the buckwheat seeds together in a sealed glass container. You can store this for months.

A few of my favorites served with almond milk or plain greek yogurt:

  • Sliced banana, blueberries
  • Fresh strawberries, peach slices
  • Dark cherries, cocoa nibs
  • Raw honey for an extra touch of sweetness
  • What are your quick and easy breakfast staples? 20140604-085806.jpg

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    4 thoughts on “Chia Hemp & Buckwheat Cereal

    1. Pingback: Spring Recipe Round-Up | a touch of lovely

    2. This is SO good; great alternative to boxed cereal. Definitely sticks with you longer throughout the morning!

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