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Buckwheat Porridge

Did you know that buckwheat isn’t wheat… it’s a seed. 

So crazy, I know :) 

This naturally gluten-free seed is nutrient-dense and is high both in protein and fiber. #boom

Buckwheat seeds, also called “groats” are packed with nutrients and antioxidants and are often referred to as a “superfood”. 

They are also a high source of amino acids, vitamins, minerals all with relatively few calories.

What else do you need in life?! 

This high fiber and easily digestible food can be made into a yummy porridge to mix up your breakfast. 

I always recommend mixing up what you eat! 

Just like I do in my oatmeal, I always add an egg, or two, to this porridge a few minutes before it's done. 

The egg(s) make it fluffy and adds protein! Our bodies love and need protein and adding healthy protein will keep you satiated longer!

Okay, let’s do this.

BUT FIRST! SOAK YOUR BUCKWHEAT!!

Oh and always source organic...

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Easy Veggie Breakfast Combos

Greens and veggies for breakfast may sound a little ridiculous…
 
I remember when I first heard about this idea of eating plants first thing in the morning, I thought, "why?"!
 
I was beginning each day with a bagel or scone and up to 5 cups of coffee. One of which was some high sugar fancy drink from Starbucks.
 
I had gained 20 pounds in one year due to this poor morning habit. I look back and just think how crazy it was that I had no clue why I was:
 
1. Always tired
2. Had low energy around 10am and 2pm EVERYDAY!
3. Bloated and gassy (so gassy)
4. Irritable
 
These were not the only symptoms going on. I had indigestion and my body constantly ached.
 
You see, what I realized was that when I began each day with processed simple carbohydrates and tons of caffeine, I set my day up for disaster.
 
The thing is our body will continue to crave sugar (that what those simple carbs turn into) and...
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Grain Free Granola

Granola has a bad rap. Most store-bought are full of processed oils, tons of sugars, and ingredients that aren't recognizable by mother nature. Many also have GMO's which wreak havoc on our digestive system and make pesticides even harder for the body to break down!

I have yet to find a legit granola I like. So of course, I had to make my own! 

This is a yummy granola recipe I love to serve with sliced apples, bananas, raisins,  cinnamon (even more!), hemp & chia seeds, and cashew milk. It's super quick and simple to throw together, bake, enjoy. It's yummy and filling!

When I was inspired to make this, I was literally in the middle of cleaning and a craving for granola came on strong. I dropped everything preheated the oven and went to work... unsure of what kind of granola I was going to create.

I wanted to make it simple... I've created granola with lots of dried fruits but it just seemed to limit how we could use it. Personally I prefer the oats and seeds more than...

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SOURDOUGH BUTTERMILK WAFFLES

breakfast hippie kitchen May 20, 2020

Who doesn’t love waffles? I mean really?

If you haven’t figured it out yet, when it comes to food, I make every bite that goes into my body nutrient-dense and the most nourishing as I can. When so many people are against grains and carbs these days, I rebel and say “YES YOU CAN HAVE BREAD, WAFFLES, PANCAKES, MUFFINS, etc.” It’s all about how you prepare them! We are moving back to tradition and slow food my friends.

Like with everything we eat, there is always a way to source better ingredients and create our fuel in a way that shifts it into information our body can receive and metabolize.

My kids love waffles. I mean LOVE them. For a long time I researched on how to create waffles so that I felt good about feeding my little spawns. Behold Sourdough Buttermilk Waffles.

Using a sourdough starter and organic and grass-fed whole milk buttermilk creates a light and fluffy mixture that manifests into magical yummy-ness.

If you’ve never created a...

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