I tasted this first time in the Estonian raw food festival. I really liked it and decided to try to make it at home also. This is a good option if you are tired of warm porridges and if you want some change to your smoothies. You can use the berries to your liking- strawberries, raspberries, blackcurrants etc. Apple, pear or banana gives it smoother consistency, but they should be really ripe. You can use your imagination and try out different flavor combinations, add some warming spices like cinnamon or sprinkle with crushed nuts or coconut shreds. I like to keep it simple and use strong flavor berries like blackcurrants and few really ripe bananas.
This recipe is enough for 2-3 people, depending on the desired portion sizes.
- 1 cup buckwheat groats, soaked overnight and rinsed thoroughly
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- ½ cup milk of your choice or water
- 2 ripe bananas
- ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1 cup blackcurrants
- 2-4 soft pitted dates
- Cover buckwheat with warm water and one tablespoon of lemon juice. Let sit overnight. The next morning, drain and rinse very well until not slimy.
- In a food processor, or high-speed blender (this works the best) blend the blackcurrants and dates until they are smooth. Spoon out about 3-4 tablespoons worth of puree and set aside.
- Without removing the remaining blackcurrant puree or cleaning the machine, add in the drained and thoroughly rinsed buckwheat groats, and other ingredients. Blend on highest setting until desired consistency is reached (I like mine rather smooth, but some may like a little grainy).
- Add some cinnamon and blend to mix in the spices.
- To assemble, spoon some of the buckwheat mixture into a bowl and swirl with about a tablespoon of the blackcurrant puree per portion, and sprinkle with few berries or bananas.