A very healthy porridge containing two healthy and nutritious ingredients: buckwheat and oat bran. Easy to prepare, suitable for winter breakfast, and also for a diet.
Why buckwheat porridge?
Buckwheat have many health benefits:
- It’s rich in vegetable protein
- Rutin (much more than other foods that contain rutin)
- It has a feature of heating the body so it is excellent in winter
- It does not contain gluten and therefore excellent for celiac patients
- Magnesium and rutin contribute to cardiovascular health
- It reduces cholesterol
- Prevents/reduces gallbladder stones
- Because of the bran, it’s excellent for digestion and also helps prevent diarrhea
- And also helps control type 2 diabetes
- Another advantage is the fact that buckwheat grows very quickly and there is no need for spraying it with pesticides to protect it, therefore most of the kinds are actually organic.
Why oat bran?
- Oat bran contains mostly carbohydrates and a little protein and fat
- It contains almost all the necessary vitamins: A, C, D, K, Beta Carotene, Lutein and Lycopene
- It also has a respectable contingency of minerals: potassium, sodium, magnesium, calcium, selenium, iodine, zinc, iron, chromium, phosphorus and sulfur
- Helps cleanse the body, improves metabolism and strengthens the immune system
- Helps strengthen the musculoskeletal system, skin, hair & nails, nervous system & eyes
- Because of the high soluble fiber content in it, it works like an intestinal scrubbing brush and is recommended in situations of:
- High cholesterol
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Fatty liver
- Thanks to the same trait it also protects against colorectal cancer
- And also helps in weight loss because it provides a full feeling, but contains very few calories.
- 1/4 cup buckwheat
- 1/4 cup oat bran (not regular oatmeal)
- 3/4 cup water
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- Pinch of cinnamon
- A few drops of stevia or a tsp agave
- In a small saucepan add the buckwheat and water and bring it to a boil.
- Add the oat bran and continue cooking until the liquids evaporate.
- Add the rest of the coconut oil and coconut milk and bring to a boil again. Continue cooking until the buckwheat is soft (2-3 minutes).
- Remove from the heat and add stevia/agave and cinnamon.