Cereal is a classic go-to breakfast for busy mornings and late night snacks, but much like other ‘health foods’, cereal is often laden with hidden additives, sugars and saturated fats.
Other than abstaining from cereal altogether, there’s not much way of telling whether the bowl of crunchy goodness is actually doing you any good or not – unless you make it yourself!
Wholefoods are 100% trustworthy, and are what our bodies are designed to eat. We naturally feel full when our bodies have received enough nutrients, which is why a nutrient-dense cereal like this will fill you up with the good stuff, whereas a cereal with low-nutrient ingredients will leave you feeling hungry and reaching for another snack about an hour later (this is why such a huge percentage of the Western world is considered both obese and malnutritioned. As a society, we may be eating a lot, but if none of it is any good, we don’t get what we need in order to feel our best. A cereal made from seeds and fruit is going to react a lot better with the human body than processed, artificial substances – and you’ll feel a whole lot better after swapping the supermarket variety for your own creation….
I have a dehydrator at home, and so used this to dehydrate some chopped carrot and apple in order to give this cereal some natural sweetness, but you could also use organic and unsweetened dried fruits such as chopped dates, figs, raisins or sultanas. Gogi berries or golden berries would make this a sure ‘superfood’ breakfast, but they are much more costly.
Find your container of choice – a large jar or even a tupperware box will do – and fill it with 2 cups of puffed buckwheat for the base of the cereal, making this gluten free!
Then add a handful of each:
- Pumpkin seeds
- Sunflower seeds
- Hemp seeds
- Dehydrated cinnamon, carrot & apple OR unsweetened dried fruits.
- Shredded coconut
Serve with almond or coconut milk, half a tsp cinnamon and some fresh berries