Grab & G’oatmeal Recipe
This recipe takes cereal to a whole new level. Pre-mixed within minutes and refrigerated the night before, this raw oat or buckwheat superfood cereal is perfect for those on the go. Dosed with energetic superfoods, you’ll be wanting to make this simply brilliant recipe over and over.
¾ cup water or unsweetened nut or seed milk
¼ cup oat or buckwheat groats, pre-rinsed with water
2 tbsp goji berries or mulberries
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp shredded coconut
1 tbsp cacao nibs or raw cacao
1 tbsp natural sweetener (maple syrup, raw honey), xylitol or pinch stevia
Optional: ¼ tsp ginger and cinnamon powders, 1 tbsp nut or seed butter, 1 or more tbsp protein powder
Rinse and drain buckwheat or oat groats, and add to a wide mouthed mason jar, along with the remaining ingredients. Cap and shake well.
Place jar in fridge for a minimum of 6 hours or overnight.
Remove jar from fridge, stir well and serve. Garnish with fresh fruit if desired.
Tips and Techniques
- If you’re missing one or more ingredients, don’t hesitate to use your creativity and create your own superfood mix
- You can use buckwheat or oat groats, both of which are gluten-free and 100% unprocessed
- For a caffeine free version, omit cacao and replace with vanilla and/or carob powder
Why I Love My Recipe
On my busiest days, this recipe wins in ease, flavor (I never compromise on taste!) and nutrition. The benefit of soaking buckwheat overnight versus cooking it means you don’t lose nutrient density through the heating process. You instead retain all nutrients, and since you’re soaking the buckwheat in the dish itself, everything ends up in your sweet body.
Another feature is that you can also prepare a few jars one evening and have breakfast and snacks ready for the next couple of days, which is not only ideal when you’re busy, but also when you’re on road trips. Think ready made super-meals stored in the cooler – genius!
- Buckwheat and oat groats are a terrific source of gluten-free digestible protein
- Chia seeds and coconut are rich in health-promoting fat
- Goji berries and mulberries are excellent antioxidants