Finding it hard getting buckwheat into your diet? Not fond of buckwheat salads and tabbouleh? It is the fibre king, has 8 amino acids, iron, phosphorus, copper and helps lower YOUR cholesterol. But you’re not buying it? Well here we have a lovely buckwheat smoothie, and it tastes like strawberry milkshake, NO LIE, I promise you it’s really smooth and so it has that strawberry ice cream taste. Give it a go, and it’s particularly cheap because it can be made with frozen berries. I’ve discovered that frozen berries are genius for smoothies because they don’t go off and they cost about £1.50 for a bag that will last agessss.
-1/3 cup buckwheat groats
-2 x 1/3 cup of water
-3 dates, pitted
-3 strawberries (optional)
-a tiny handful of frozen berries, or a bigger handful if you’re not using strawberries
–1 tsp of vanilla extract
-1/2 cup of water, plus 100 ml
–Leave the buckwheat to soak in the water for 2 hrs plus. Overnight preferably for the softest.
-Once you have done this, drain the buckwheat and rinse with water. Throw it in a blender with almonds, dates and 100ml water and process until it looks like porridge gone wrong.
-Add the remaining ingredients and process until your desired consistency. Pour into a cup and voila. So easy and so good.