This is a perfect breakfast to have on a cold winter day. Toasted buckwheat porridge, or kasha as it’s called in Eastern Europe, is actually a seed, though it looks and tastes like a grain. It’s high in iron, is full of B vitamins, calcium and fiber, and contains all 8 essential amino acids.
Because it’s not a grain, it contains no gluten, so people with wheat sensitivities or allergies can usually eat buckwheat. Read all about its incredible health benefits, including how it can lower blood pressure and help prevent diabetes, here. Dig in! Kasha’s cleansing!
Rinse toasted buckwheat groats first to get the dust off, then cover with 2 x water. Bring to a boil, then turn down and simmer for about 15 minutes, keeping an eye on it.
Turn off heat and add your favorite berries and fruit, nuts, seeds, and a splash of rice, almond or soy milk. A tsp of agave nectar will give it that winter morning sweetness you’re looking for. mmm!