Monday, February 9, 2009

Raw Buckwheat Cereal

Buckwheat is a fruit seed related to sorrel and rhubarb. They have 154 calories per cup and are rich in manganese, triptophan, and magnesium. Prepared raw this way took 2 days, but only about 10 minutes of total active time. You can eat it just like you would cheerios or grape nuts, but with many more health benefits.

First, soak the buckwheat groats in water overnight. They absorb a lot, so check on them a few times and add more water if necessary.

The next day, drain the buckwheat in a colander, and spread on dehydrator sheets to dry. Dry for 7-9 hours at 105-110 degrees. Store in an airtight container.

Serve with milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, and dried fruit.

I can't eat more than 1/4 of a cup for breakfast and it keeps me full all day long - it's hard to eat lunch!

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