Buckwheat Waffles with Rhubarb Cream

Buckwheat Waffles with Rhubarb Cream 1 from vikalinka.com

Healthy buckwheat waffles with rhubarb cream! Try this recipe from the food blog, Vikalinka

Rhubarb is a vegetable with celery-like stalks. Some might find rhubarb too tart to eat unsweetened. Rhubarb stalks are are rich in B-complex vitamins and is one of the least calorie vegetables.

Tip when choosing rhubarb: Choose those whose stalks are firm and upright. Avoid those that are limp and curled or spotted brown. 

Interested in more rhubarb recipes? Check out this website.

Buckwheat Waffles with Rhubarb Cream 2 from vikalinka.com

Overnight Buckwheat “Oats”

Buckwheat Overnight Oats from runningtothekitchen.com

For those who don’t have time to make breakfast in the morning, this is a recipe for you. Overnight oats are usually thick and served chilled. Make them by soaking the buckwheat groats in milk and leaving it overnight in the fridge.  In this recipe, she mixed in chia seeds, flax seeds, cinnamon and some vanilla extract. In the morning you can add throw in some fruit or nuts. Simple to prepare and healthy too!

A recipe from the blog, runningtothekitchen.com

Buckwheat and Broccoli Spicy Salad

Buckwheat and Broccoli Spicy Salad from deliciouslyella.com

Ever cooked a spicy buckwheat dish? Well, here’s a recipe for you.

A blend of tamari, tahini, apple cider vinegar, honey, paprika and chilli flakes with gives this dish a mix of creaminess, spiciness and sweetness. The beets give it a beautiful pink color. Add in some carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, chickpeas  and of course raw buckwheat groats and your salad is done.

A recipe from deliciouslyella.com

Crunchy Buckwheat Granola Clusters

Crunchy Lentil Buckwheat Granola Clusters from wholepurerecipes.com

The first buckwheat granola recipe (above) is from wholepurerecipes.com
Raw buckwheat groats with lentils, coconut flakes, chia seeds!

Blissful Buckwheat Granola Clusters from ohsheglows.com

The second buckwheat granola recipe (above) is from ohsheglows.com
Raw buckwheat groats with sunflower seeds, almond pulp, cinnamon.

Want some ideas on how to eat granola? Here are some ideas for you to consider.

Eat granola with:

  • Yogurt with fruits topping
  • Ice cream
  • Salad
  • Pancakes  (add them in before you flip them)
  • Muffins
  • Porridge
  • Cereal
  • Hot oatmeal
  • Hot milk
  • Melted chocolate
  • Soup
  • Trail mix

What other ways can we eat granola with? Share your ideas by commenting below!

5 Power Food Pairings for Better Health

5 power food pairings - www.buckwheathealth.wordpress.comRutin + Vitamin C = Stronger Heart

Rutin is a bioflavonoid that enhances the absorption of vitamin C. Together, both rutin and Vitamin C can help to strengthen and promote circulation in our body, thereby greatly supporting cardiovascular health. Rutin is also attributed with anti-inflammatory and blood vessel-strengthening effects.  Rutin , found naturally in Buckwheat is one of the richest sources.

Sources of Rutin: Buckwheat, asparagus, apple peels, cherries, apricots, green peppers and dark berries
Sources of Vitamin C: Guava, bell peppers, broccoli, papaya, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, strawberries

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Zinc + Sulphur Compounds = More Energy

Sulfur compounds help boost absorption of zinc. Certain types of acids increase the absorption of zinc. These include sulphur-containing amino acids (found in garlic, onions, citric acid (found in citrus fruits like oranges), malic acid (found in apples), and tartaric acid (found in grapes).

Sources of Zinc: Spinach, pumpkin, nuts, beans, mushrooms
Sources of Sulfur Compounds: Onions, garlic, fish, poultry, eggs, milk, legumes, cabbage, brussels sprouts, turnips

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Genistein + Capsaicin = Reduce Inflammation

Genistein is a naturally occurring chemical present in soy. Genistein (an isoflavone with disease-fighting properties) plus capsaicin (an antioxidant) helps to tame inflammation. Chronic inflammation in the body is known to be a risk factor for heart disease and cancer. Capsaicin also helps reduce blood pressure, offering even more heart-healthy benefits.

Sources of Genistein: Found in soy foods such as soybeans, edamame and tofu
Sources of Capsaicin: Chili peppers

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Calcium + Inulin = Stronger Bones

Inulin benefits our bones by enhancing calcium absorption. Inulin (a non-digestible carbohydrate that acts as a food source for intestinal bacteria and behaves as a prebiotic to enhance probiotic growth), helps balance the levels of “good” bacteria in your digestive system.

Sources of Calcium: Milk, yogurt, cheese, broccoli, kale, almonds
Sources of Inulin: Artichokes, onions, garlic, leeks, chicory, bananas, asparagus

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Iron + Vitamin C = More Energy

Vitamin C helps our cells absorb more iron and help keep our gums, heart and skin healthy. You can find iron in plant-based foods (fruits, veggies, beans) and animal-based foods (red meat, chicken, eggs). But it’s harder for your body to absorb iron from plant-based ones, which is why pairing them with vitamin C is a smart move.

Sources of Vitamin C: Citrus fruits, kiwi, guava, strawberries, tomatoes, bell peppers, broccoli
Sources of Iron: Spinach, oatmeal, tofu, wheat germ, quinoa

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Buckwheat is not a Wheat

Why choose buckwheat

The common misconception about Buckwheat is that it is though off  as a wheat because of its name. Buckwheat is not a wheat, neither is it a grain although it is enjoyed in a similar fashion like a true grain. Buckwheat is actually a fruit seed. Because it is not a wheat, it does not contain gluten.

Buckwheat Tabouleh Salad

Buckwheat Tabbouleh 1 from a-bicycle-built-for-two.blogspot.sg

Another way of cooking using Buckwheat Groats, Tabouleh is a classic Middle Eastern salad with fresh herbs, mainly parsley, bulgur wheat, tomatoes, and olive oil. It is one of the healthiest salads you can eat. A great alternative to regular salad.  Buckwheat being high in fibre content, will surely keep you full longer!

A recipe from a-bicycle-built-for-two.blogspot.sg

Buckwheat Tabbouleh 2 from a-bicycle-built-for-two.blogspot.sg

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