I initially tried this with wheatgrass powder instead of the cacao powder. It was disgusting. It looked like dried pond scrapings. It tasted worse. So revolting was it, indeed, that I ate a bowl on two consecutive mornings and then decided to throw the rest away. I hate wasting food, but it really was vile! However, this altered recipe is very palatable.
Yes, it’s possible to combine healthy eating and chocolatey-ness and have it for breakfast! This takes just a few minutes to prepare but will last for many breakfasts. Although the initial ingredients are expensive, a little goes a very long way, so this does not become too uneconomical.
You will need:
150g chia seeds
150g raw buckwheat
50g banana chips, crushed
50g dried cranberries
50g pumpkin seeds
30g popped amaranth
20g gogi berries
15g dried apple pieces
1 tbsp raw cacao powder (or more, to taste)
1. Wash buckwheat and leave to dry on a clean tea towel or kitchen roll paper. If you do this last thing at night it will be dry by the morning.
2. In a bowl combine the chia seeds, banana chips, cranberries, pumpkin seeds, popped amaranth, gogi berries, apple, cacao and fully dry buckwheat.
3. Stir gently to combine.
4. When fully combined, place in an airtight container.
Place one tablespoonful in a bowl. Add around 150-200ml water or almond milk and leave to soak for at least 15 minutes (you can even leave it overnight) before eating.
Watch this YouTube video for how to pop amaranth (you can also buy it ready-popped):