Many people think that buckwheat is a cereal grain. It is actually a fruit seed, making it a terrific substitute for grains for people who are sensitive to wheat, gluten and grains. My Paleo friendly Buckinis are made of activated buckwheat, which is a seed! Buckinis alkalize our body unlike most other cereals, which create an acidic environment.
Try my paleo recipe for breakfast with your fruits, like in my Parfait, superfood and my Cashew Cream recipe. You can also try sprinkling on your salads with my Paleo Salad Dressing with Dijon Balsamic. Adds great crunch! This primal recipe totally makes me think of Grapenuts. OMG!
Buckwheat is gluten free thus making it a great alternative for those who have a gluten intolerance or sensitivity. It has a high protein content, essential amino acids, as well as other goodies for our bodies. Buckwheat has a lot of heart-healthy soluble fiber and also contains resistant starch, boosting colon health – think POOP… 🙂
If you are severely sensitive then be aware this is not “perfect” and just like any food, you need to be aware of your own sensitivities and the signs your body TELLS you.
Now, be aware that it is high in carbs and this is not to be eaten in large amounts day after day. I consider it a bit of a treat and that is how I treat my higher carb foods. I would not eat a large sweet potato every day either. You get the idea.
Also, some Paleo peeps do not feel Buckwheat is Paleo and I profess I allow myself to eat what feels right. I am very sensitive and Celiac. My digestion lets me know when I have screwed up. Buckinis are not something I eat a lot of or often, but I love them when I do!
So, enjoy this wonder food and of course my recipe is SO easy!
Paleo Friendly Buckinis
- 2 cups raw buckwheat (soak overnight, drain and rinse)
- 4 tablespoons erythritol
- 2 tablespoons cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons mesquite
- 2 teaspoons lucuma
- 2 drops stevia
- Make sure that your buckwheat is not dripping wet.
- Combine everything and stir well.
- Spread on your "ventilated" dehydrator sheet evenly.
- Dehydrate at 105 degrees (for true RAW protocol).
- Dehydrate overnight or until slightly crunchy - 8 hours at least.
- Store in airtight container.