Sprouted Fig (The Smoothie Lover)
January 28, 2014
.

Delicious porridge with a yoghurt swirl and blueberries, pomegranate, blood orange, pumpkin seeds and argan nut butter

Buckwheat Breakfast Porridge w/ super foods topping. Healthy and delicious. @JosefineTM

We’ve finally gotten real winter here in Denmark. It’s incredibly cold and we here are tons of snow. It might sound quite silly, but I had almost forgotten how cold snow is. And when it is cold, the best things are tea, soup and warm porridge. This morning my first block was cancelled, so I decided to dedicate the morning for cooking and taking photos – something I haven’t hat time for (or sunlight for) the last week.

Usually I like cooking in the weekends, but this weekend I wasn’t at home at any time. Instead I spend the weekend with the wonderful musical team. We went by bus to a town half an hour away. Here we spend the entire weekend dancing, singing and acting. The entire weekend. Wonderful! The best things I know. It just makes it even better that everyone on the team is so nice and kind and funny. Oh, how I love musical!

(Ps. I’ve gotten a solo vers in a song – SAY WHAAAT?! I’m so happy)

Buckwheat Breakfast Porridge w/ super foods topping. Healthy and delicious. @JosefineTMBuckwheat Breakfast Porridge w/ super foods topping. Healthy and delicious. @JosefineTM

Well, back to the lovely porridge. This porridge is super delicious and very healthy – and pretty easy to make.

Buckwheat – Many people think buckwheat is a grain, but it is actually a fruit seed. This means it contains no protein gluten and can therefore be consumed by people sensible to gluten. Additionally it helps lowering cholesterol and blood pressure. (source)

Pomegranate – Helps prevent high blood pressure, heart diseases and some kinds of cancer. (source)

Blueberries – These little blue wonders are incredibly high in antioxidants. Additionally they help improve the memory. (source)

Blood oranges – I read this wonderful blog post over at Hello Healthy Eating a little over a week ago and since I think I’ve consumed twice as many oranges as I usually do. Oranges really are a super food.

Argan nut butter – I bought a glass of this tasty nut butter when I went to Morocco last autumn, but you can get it outside Morocco as well. Or just use any other nut butter you like! The nuts contain phytosterols which means they reduce inflammation an helps lowing the cholesterol. (source)

Buckwheat Breakfast Porridge w/ super foods topping. Healthy and delicious. @JosefineTMBuckwheat Breakfast Porridge w/ super foods topping. Healthy and delicious. @JosefineTM

Top with anything you want. But this is a great combination. You can sub any nut butter for the argan nut butter.

Enjoy!

Buckwheat Breakfast Porridge w/ super foods topping
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • ½ cup (120mL) buckwheat* (you can use whole, flour or grinned - see notes)
  • 1 cup (240mL) water
  • Salt
  • 1 tbsp. natural sweetener of choice (I used walnut syrup)
  • 1 cup (240mL) plain low fat greek yoghurt
  • ½ pomegranate
  • 1 blood orange
Instructions
  1. Bring the water to the boil. Add a little bit of salt and the buckwheat. See notes for how to cook it depending on which kind you use*.
  2. Once the porridge is done stir in the sweetener. Swirl in yoghurt.
  3. Top with pomegranate, blood orange slices, blueberries, nut butter and pumpkin seeds. Serve right away!
Notes
* How to cook buckwheat depending on which type you use:
Whole buckwheat: Boil for 7 minutes. Turn of the heat and let the porridge sit and absorb the water for another 7 minutes.
Grinned buckwheat: Boil for 7 to 10 minutes over low heat stirring occasionally.
Buckwheat flour: Add one more cup of water (240mL) and boil for 10 to 12 minutes over low heat stirring occasionally.

** Not peanut butter - otherwise you'll ruin the "super-food'ish" about this recipe

Buckwheat Breakfast Porridge w/ super foods topping. Healthy and delicious. @JosefineTM

20 responses to “Buckwheat Superfood Breakfast Bowl”

  1. Leigha says:

    Okay, this looks SO yummy! I’ve had the past 2 days off from school. I love the daylight to take photos! Congrats on the solo too! So cool!

  2. tohercore says:

    This looks so incredibly good, and your photographs are stunning! I love all the different fruits and colours you have used :) Its hot here, but as soon as it cools down a bit I will be making this! (P.S. And congrats on getting a solo verse too – how exciting for you!)

  3. I love these pictures! All that fruit looks so fresh and bright and makes me want to count down the days until springtime and fresh produce! Definitely a welcome sight as snow falls outside my window right now ;)

  4. Gosh your pictures are breath taking… I didn’t know buckwheat was a fruit seed I always thought it was a grain. I’m am going to half to by more of it.. Ara gan nut butter sounds so good. Savor that jar until your next trip :)

  5. consuelohoneyandfigs says:

    I can’t even imagine how cold it must be where you live! I feel like a frozen popsicle everyday, but I’m pretty sure that my town isn’t nowhere near as cold as yours is! Hang in there and stay warm! (lots of mugs of hot chocolate help, you know!)
    This breakfast bowl looks like a perfect way to start the morning off right. It looks so nourishing and fresh!
    Pinning! :–)

  6. caileejoy says:

    Oh my!! Josefine!! This looks amazing!! :) SO pretty and delicious!!

  7. The pictures are just amazing! Such beautiful colours! It’s almost too pretty too eat haha :)

  8. Lisa g. says:

    This is just beautiful! So many beautiful colors, that’s when you know something is good! Will try

  9. A solo?! Did I read that right? That’s awesome! I’m in love with all the gorgeous colors in this cereal. I’d certainly love to wake up to this. :)

  10. Hi There!
    I just stumbled across your blog. What a gorgeous looking recipe! Such beautiful colours. I can only imagine you would be beaming with a healthy glow after diving into that bowl! I’ve never heard of walnut syrup before, did you make it? Does it taste like walnuts?

    • Hi :) Thank you so much!
      There is nothing better than such a sweet comment as that one ;)
      No, I haven’t made the syrup myself, but bought it at a big food market in Copenhagen called Torvehallerne. It actually doesn’t taste like walnuts at all, but it has kind of a nutty flavour at it is very delicious.

  11. I LOVE the colors! Beautiful and I bet it tastes amazing too!

Leave a Reply

Rate this recipe: