Buckwheat groats are available from health food stores and have a distinct flavour. For a milder taste, substitute oat groats or steel-cut oats. Whole grains provide essential amino acids and B vitamins to help with stress. The dates provide plenty of sweetness along with fibre and minerals.
1 cup (250 mL) buckwheat
1 cup (250 mL) apple or pear juice
1 apple, coarsely diced
2 Tbsp (30 mL) shredded coconut
Cinnamon and nutmeg to taste
In a large bowl, cover buckwheat groats and dates with water and soak overnight at room temperature. Drain buckwheat and dates, reserving 1 cup (250 mL) of liquid. Blend reserved liquid, buckwheat, and dates together with apple juice and apple. Top with coconut, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Add other dried fruits, nuts and seeds to taste.
source: "A Good Breakfast Can Aid Weight Loss", alive #267, January 2005
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