The sunrise was so beautiful this morning as it peeked through the drapes of my four poster bed - did I mention I'm a romantic? - that it inspired me to make a sweetly fragrant raw porridge that would conjure up the mystery and warmth of the Middle East. The delicate flavours of rose water, cardamom and a hint of cloves could even make princess Scheherazade jump out of bed after surviving 1001 weary nights!
But first she would have needed to remember to soak a cup of raw buckwheat groats and raw walnuts* in water the night before! ;)
So let's get soaking, because I promise you don't want to miss out on this one! :)
Raw Rose and Walnut Porridge
Inspired by the lovely Green Kitchen Stories
1 cup or 200g raw hulled buckwheat groats (whole or coarsely ground) + water for soaking
3/4 cup or 75g raw walnuts* + water for soaking
1 cup of plant milk (rice milk, almond milk,…)
1 Tbsp rose water
1/2 tsp ground cardamom
1/2 tsp ground vanilla
a small pinch of ground cloves
a pinch of himalayan sea salt (or any other good quality, non processed salt)
Stevia or another healthy sweetener (maple syrup, brown rice syrup, coconut sugar, erythritol,…) to taste
chia or hemp seeds
edible flowers: rose petals, pansies,…
raspberries, blueberries, pomegranate seeds,...
Place the buckwheat and nuts in two separate bowls, cover with water and let soak for minimum 1 hour or overnight. Rinse and drain. Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. You can also use an immersion blender. Top with bee pollen, some banana, cacao nibs, coconut flakes, nut butter or whatever you feel like!
It keeps in the fridge for about 3 days.
It's also the perfect breakfast on the go: just scoop some porridge in small glass jars, add a bit of topping and take them with you. I would have this raw porridge at least 30-60min after my traditional Glowing Green Smoothie in the morning, or even instead of the smoothie if I didn't feel like having one that day. Instead of walnuts you can also use hazelnuts, almonds or whatever you have around or what's in season*. Either way it will be delicious!
Enjoy and let me know what you thought of the recipe and whether the idea of soaking grains and seeds is a new concept to you. I'm always happy to help and answer your questions. :) Like so many things, it's all about creating new habits after you've experienced the benefits for yourself and so now I always have at least some grain or legume or nut soaking in a bowl on my counter. :D
* note for people with nut allergies: you can replace the walnuts for sunflower or pumpkin seeds, or just omit the nuts entirely, it will taste a little different but just as creamy and delicious!
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