What better way to end your post party bangover weekend than cuddling up with a big bowl of raw muesli. Muesli essentially is a raw version of granola, using nutrient dense nuts, seeds, dried fruits, and variations of grains.
This muesli contains my favorite seeds of all including chia seeds, flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, and buckwheat. Buckwheat is the base of our muesli and despite it's name it does not contain any wheat therefore, you've got the GF stamp of approval. Buckwheat stabilizes blood sugar, strengthens the kidneys, is rich in vitamin E and B vitamins, and is super filling. Buckwheat that has been roasted is known as kasha and will have a deep amber color. Since this buckwheat will be sprouted, make sure you use raw buckwheat and not kasha. After soaking the buckwheat overnight, drain the water and rinse it thoroughly. Buckwheat gets slimy as it sits so rinse it until it is no longer slimy. Let it drain well and then let it sit out at room temperature to sprout for 2 days, rinsing it every 4 – 8 hours or so. At the end of two days, your buckwheat will have little tails and will be ready for the dehydrator. Along with your buckwheat, it would be a good idea to soak and dehydrate your nuts and seeds. This process will remove a lot of the phytic acid found in most nuts and seeds and activate the enzymes which assist with the digestion of nuts. Okay so this sounds more like a weekend project with all this soaking, sprouting and dehydrating, but trust us it's worth it.
(Note: I have a 9-tray Excalibur dehydrator thats about 6 years old. It's one of my favorite kitchen appliances and it’s the perfect size for making large batches of cereal at once.)
Once your respected nuts, seeds and buckwheat have been soaked/sprouted you can start adding the rest of your ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Muesli is the most versatile, you can make it your own and vary it as you like—mixing your favorite grains and throwing in plenty of fruit and nuts. A worthy mention why this muesli is the best: it’s contains zero added sugar except for the natural sugar of dried fruit.
2 cups raw Buckwheat
Water for soaking and rinsing
Sprinkle of Flax seeds
Half a cup of dried Coconut
Half a cup of dried fruit (goji berries, raisins, unsweetened cherries, blueberries, cranberries, etc)
- Soak the buckwheat overnight, drain the water and rinse it thoroughly. Let it drain well and then let it sit out at room temperature to sprout for 2 days, rinsing it (and draining well) every 4 - 8 hours or so. At the end of two days, your buckwheat will have little tails and will be ready for the dehydrator.
- Lay buckwheat flat in a single layer on a dehydrator tray. Dehydrate at 115 degrees F for about 6 - 8 hours, until light and crispy.
- Once dried, mix buckwheat with your other ingredients like nuts, seeds, and dried fruit. Store at room temperature in a mason jar or airtight container. Serve with a nut milk, yogurt and heat up this cereal on the stovetop if you'd like it warm.