Another Porridge?!

January 27, 2015


Včasih, ko sem hodila še v šolo nisem nikoli jedla zajtrka. Z jutranjim prehranjevanjem sem pričela šele pred slabimi desetimi leti, pri 18., če ne celo pri 19. letih, ko sem se tega navadila od svoje cimre. No, od takrat naprej si sploh ne predstavljam, kako sem sploh lahko živela brez zajtrka, zdaj raje prej vstanem, da le lahko nekaj pojem. In najraje imam bolj sladke zajtrke, različne sadno-zelenjavne smutije in kosmiče s sadjem. O ovseni in amarantovi kaši sem že pisala, danes pa je na vrsti ajdova kaša s sadjem in oreščki. Ajda je zdravo žito brez glutena, ki med drugim niža krvni pritisk in holesterol. Poleg mineralov, kot so magnezij, mangan in baker, vsebuje tudi veliko flavonoidov, ki delujejo predvsem protivnetno in protibiotično, dvigujejo imunski sistem, prav tako pa delujejo tudi kot antioksidanti.
Za odličen zajtrk z ajdovo kašo potrebujete:
- namočeno ajdovo kašo (jaz jo namočim kar čez noč, sicer pa lahko pustite nekaj ur),
- ovseno mleko (oziroma mleko po želji),
- banano (bolj zrela, bolj sladka in menda imajo zrele banane tudi veliko antioksidantov),
- nekaj datljev (lahko dodate tudi stevio, javorjev sirup, včasih dodam tudi med),
- žlico chia semen,
- žličko cimeta,
- ščep soli in
- namočene oreščke (po želji; jaz sem uporabila mandlje in orehe).

Priprava kaše se začne že večer prej, z namakanjem ajde in oreščkov. Namakanje je potrebno zaradi boljše absorpcije hranilnih učinkovin v telo in lažje prebave. Res je zelo koristno in popolnoma enostavno. V skodelico dodajte nekaj ajde, prelijte z vodo in pustite čez noč. Nekateri za boljše rezultate dodajo tudi malce soli ter kisa. Namakanje ajde pa je v tem primeru nujno tudi zaradi tega, ker s tem postane mehka. Pri namakanju ajde bodite pozorne, da je ne namočite preveč, ker se napne in to lahko vidite na spodnji fotografiji. V prvi skodelici je količina ajde, ki sem jo namočila, v drugi pa je ista količina ajde, ki je bila namočena čez noč.
Naslednji postopek je, da ajdo precedite in sperete z vodo (enako tudi oreščke - in da ne omenjam kako umazana je lahko voda v kateri so bili namočeni oreščki, sploh orehi!). Ajdo stresite v blender, dodajte mleko (odvisno od količine ajde, jaz dodam eno manjšo skodelico), ščep soli, žlico chia semen, pol banane in cimet. Za lažje blendanje lahko datlje prej malo namočite, za kakšnih 15 minut, sicer pa jih lahko narežete tudi na koščke. Vse skupaj dobro zmiksajte, dodajte še malo mleka ali pa morda še kakšen datelj, če je potrebno in nato stresite v skodelico. Dodajte preostanek banane in oreščke, oziroma po želji. Posujte s cimetom in pojejte! Pa dober tek. :)


Translation
When I was in school I never ate breakfast. I started doing so about ten years ago, when I was 18. or maybe even 19., when my roommate always ate hers. Ever since then I don't know what I'd do without breakfast, now I'm obsessed with it! I prefer sweeter breakfast, my faves are smoothies and different types of porridges. I've already written about oat and amaranth porridge, but today's spot is reserved for buckwheat porridge with fruit and nuts. Buckwheat is gluten free, healthy grain with lots of flavonoids with anti-inflammatory, probitoic and antioxidant properties. It contains different minerals, like magnesium, manganese and copper, and buckwheat has also been linked to lowered risk of developing high cholesterol and high blood pressure.

For a lovely, healthy breakfast you need:
- soaked buckwheat (I soak mine overnight but I think you can also leave it for a few hours),
- oat milk (or any other milk),
- banana (I like to use a more ripe banana because of the sweetness, and I also heard that riper bananas have more antioxidants),
- few dates (you can also use stevia, maple syrup or any sweetener of choice),
- tablespoon of chia seeds,
- teaspoon of cinnamon,
- a pinch of salt and
- soaked nuts (by choice; I usually use almonds and walnuts).

The preparation of this porridge starts the night before, with the soaking of buckwheat and nuts. Soaking is essential, it removes anti-nutrients, it makes proteins more readily available and much more, including the fact that you won't be feeling bloated and disgusting. Soaking is really good for you and so easy. You just need to put some buckwheat into a cup, add water and leave overnight. Some even add a pinch of salt and some vinegar for better results. The soaking of buckwheat is also important here because it becomes soft. One thing I would like to mention is to be careful how much buckwehat you use because it expands when it's soaked. So you won't be surprised in the morning when there'll be a lot more then it was the night before. You can see that on the photo above, on the third photo, where are two cups. In the first one is the amount of buckwheat I used and in the second is the same amount but soaked overnight.

So, the next step is to strain and wash out your buckwheat (nuts too - you don't wanna know how brown the water can be, especially when using walnuts). Then just put everything into a blender - buckwheat, milk (depends on the amount of buckwheat but I usually use a small cup of milk), cinnamon, chia seeds, salt, half of a banana and dates. You can also soak the dates for a few minutes to soften them up or just chop them up a bit if your blender is not the strongest. Mix thoroughly, maybe add some more milk, a date or two if you want it sweeter, and then pour into a bowl. Chop the other half of a banana or any fruit you like, add nuts and cinnamon. Bon appetit!


Have you tried buckwheat porridge? :)

With love,
Jana xx
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14 comments :

  1. To pa moram enkrat probat! Hvala :)

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    1. Upam, da ti bo všeč, sporoči! :) In malenkost :)

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  2. Great recipe and lovely pics :) I always love oats in the morning, still need to try buckwheat x

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    1. Thank you Tania<3 Oats are a great choice for breakfast, I love them too! :) Hope you try it, it's nice to mix it up a bit :) x

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  3. I never tried buckwheat before but I looks delicious! But I'm not sure about the nuts (not a big nut fan ^^) so I probably would leave them out (: ...I always use oat milk for my oat porridge (: ...the best thing ever! And I really like chia seeds (especially in yoghurt). Lots of love <3

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    1. Thanks, it really is yummy! :) Really, I love them :) Oat is also my fave, and rice milk is also great :) Chia puddings are the best thing ever! :) Lots of love xx

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  4. U tle bo pa za probat, obožujem ajdo <3 Edino kosmiče in kaše sem navajena jesti tople, tole pa verjetno pride bolj hladno ane?

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    1. Mja tole pride hladno..morda, če bi naredila in pol malo pogrela? :) Ampak sploh ne vem kako bi to prišlo, nisem nikoli probala :)

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  5. Odličen recept, hvala! Bom gotovo poskusila, ker ajdovo kašo pa obožujem (no, tudi ostale sestavine so super) :)

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    1. Malenkost! :) Pa sporoči, kako ti bo! :)

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  6. Okj tole bom probala. Sicer prvo z ovsenimi kosmici potem pa se z ajdo, jo mam zlo rada :)

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    1. Daj pa nujno mi sporoči kako ti bo, mojemu je to še bolj všeč kot ovseni, pa si nisem nikoli mislila, da mu bo kul hihi :D dober tek! :))

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