All I have to say is: nom nom nom.
Aside from the lengthy time it takes to sprout buckwheat, this recipe is very simple and totally delicious. Not to mention, sprouted buckwheat has tons of great health benefits. It is gluten-free and wheat-free, and high in protein. It is high in lecithin, which can lower cholesterol, high in rutin, which strengthens veins, high in iron, brain-boosting, colon-cleansing, and all sorts of other great things which you can read about here.
HOW TO SPROUT BUCKWHEAT:
What You Need:
- Fine Mesh Colander
STEP 1: Soak Buckwheat in Water
Place the buckwheat in to a bowl and fill it with water, about an inch above the buckwheat. Stir once or twice while it is soaking.
You can soak it anywhere from 1 to 12 hours. I soaked mine for 3 hours and it worked perfectly.
STEP 2: Rinse & Drain
After soaking, the buckwheat will start to make this slimy liquid. Place the buckwheat in to the colander and rinse thoroughly with cold water.
Then place a bowl underneath the colander and buckwheat to catch any liquid that drips down.
STEP 3: Continue for 2-3 Days
Rinse the buckwheat in cold water 2-3 times a day for 2-3 days, until you start to see little white “tails” growing. I rinsed mine 3 times a day for 2 days and it definitely sprouted!
RAW CASHEW YOGURT PARFAIT RECIPE:
Once you have sprouted the buckwheat, you can start on the rest of the recipe! And if you have any buckwheat left over, you can always mix it in to some Oatmeal or cereal.
Ingredients (For 2 Parfaits):
- 1 Cup Cashews
- 1/2 Cup – 1 Cup Water
- 3 Dates (don’t forget to take the pits out!)
- 2/3 Cup Sprouted Buckwheat
- 1 Cup Fruit
Soaking cashews & dates
Soak the cashews and dates in a bowl with room temperature water for 10-15 minutes (this is mainly for people with weak blenders, myself included).
Drain the water from the cashews and dates. Place the dates and cashews into the blender. Add about 1/2 cup of water. Start on a low setting and blend. Add more water as needed, up to 1 cup total for water in to the yogurt. Once you have the desired consistency (should be a thick paste), blend an extra 1-2 minutes.
Now, split the cashew yogurt between 2 bowls, add 1/3 cup buckwheat (more if desired) to each bowl, and then 1/2 cup fruit to each bowl. And ta-da! You have a tasty raw yogurt parfait!
Ideas For Fruit:
-Oranges, Green Apple, Banana
-Apple, Figs, and Dried Raisins
-Papaya with a squeeze of Lime
-Persimmons and Banana
-Blueberries and Rasberries