Maple-toasted buckwheat, nuts and seeds with smashed banana and almond milk

Maple-toasted buckwheat, nuts and seeds with smashed banana and almond milk

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Real Food by Mike
Serves
4
Photographer
Alan Benson

This recipe is made up of simple ingredients, so they all need to be as good as possible. Always look for organic varieties and for nuts and seeds that are whole and have been graded to the very highest standard. Avoid bags with broken nuts and crushed seeds. All nuts in this book are activated, so follow this recipe or buy them activated.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
750g activated buckwheat kernels
125ml maple syrup
75ml grapeseed oil
250g activated almonds
150g activated pistachio nuts
50g ground cinnamon
125g linseeds
125g pepitas
65g sesame seeds
chopped dried fruits of your choice, (see Note)
2 bananas, smashed with a fork, to serve
almond milk, to serve

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 130°C.
  2. Combine all the ingredients, except the dried fruit, bananas and milk, in a large bowl and stir well to combine. Spread on a baking tray and toast in the oven for 45 minutes to an hour until crisp and lightly golden. Remove from the oven and allow to cool before breaking the muesli up and transferring it to an airtight container.
  3. To serve, dollop the smashed banana in the bottom of your bowl and scatter over the muesli as though it’s a topping. Serve the chilled nut milk on the side to add your desired amount. I always like to mix it all together in the bowl so it turns into a thick, fruity muesli.

Note

  • I like to chop a mixture of dried fruits to mix in with the muesli on the day, as sometimes if you don’t eat muesli quickly enough and it has dried fruits stored in it, it goes soft. Try chopped fig, date and apricot or, for the warmer months, dried tropical fruits, such as mango, pineapple and peach. I add 1 tablespoon of chopped fruit per cup of muesli.

Medicinal Benefit

  • Buckwheat contains amino acids, which are the basis of protein and vital for building muscle tissue and muscle strength. It’s also high in rutin, a flavonoid that helps thin the blood and improve circulation. The seeds provide omega-3 fats, zinc to support the immune system and magnesium for regulating blood pressure. Nut milks, which are lactose-, cholesterol- and saturated-fat-free, contain vitamin E (good for the skin) and vitamin B for muscle growth.
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