Super delicious and nutritious buckweat porridge

Did you know that there are only a very few foods (other than meat and fish) that contain all the 9 essential amino acids the body requires to function effectively?

They are called complete proteins. Buckwheat is one of them. I've never really had buckwheat (it's not often on menus) but after reading about it, and being a vegetarian that struggles to get enough essential amino acids, I thought I would try to incorporate buckwheat in my diet. The plan was to eat it savoury initially, but then I thought I would experiment and try it for breakfast... and to my surprise it was absolutely delicious!

I am not exaggerating when I say this porridge has been a complete game changer for me. I had a few months of feeling sluggish, tired and feeling really hungry alot of the time, and since I have been eating this I have been feeling so much better! Having it for breakfast means that I am full and satisfied until lunch and beyond and don't end up snacking mid morning.

Don't be fooled by the title, this does not taste like usual porridge! It's a much grainer and nuttier taste that might be a suprirse at first and might take a little getting used to, but then you will absolutely love it as it will make you feel so much better!

Here is a super easy recipe for my version of buckwheat porridge
What you need: 
 A cup of raw buckwheat groats (I bought mine on the internet)
A cup of apple juice
A litre of boiling water
Raspberry jam (to sweeten)
Fruit for topping
What you do: 
Empty the cup of raw buckwheat into a pan. 
Add apple juice and heat through on hob until boiling. 
Add boiling water and I like to season with a tiny pinch of salt and pepper
Cook for around 15 mins. Keep an eye on it and add water if necessary. 
Stir through raspberry jam. 
I like to add chopped nectarines, figs, raspberries and blueberries. 

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