I came home with plenty of goodies to make a big batch of my grain free muesli. I absolutely love any meal with an added 'crunch' and this mix definitely offers that, plus is a great way to get your muesli hit - without the grains. It's a much better option for your digestive system and tastes delicious. Buckinis are one of the core ingredients and chances are you may not have heard of these little treasures. Made from activated buckwheat and, unlike the name suggests, contain no wheat at all and are completely gluteen free. In fact buckwheat is not a grain at all, but derived from a fruit - the rhubarb family. It has a high protein content, with all essential amino acids and is especially high in Lysine, Tryptophan and Arginine. This is particularly important since the body cannot produce essential amino acids on its own and depends entirely on food sources to get them. Buckwheat is also considered an alkaline grain. You can find activated buckinis in most health food stores, I use the unsweetened version.
Simple Grain Free Muesli
2 cups chopped roasted almonds
1 cup chopped macadamias
2 cups unsweetened buckinis
1 cup chopped goji berries/dried blue berries or a mix of both
2 cups shredded coconut
1 cup chopped pumpkin seeds
I gave the almonds, macadamia nuts, goji berries and pumpkin seeds a quick whiz in my thermomix to get the right consistency. You can do it buy hand or in your blender, just make sure they are not completely ground up so you have the right consistency for muesli.
Mix well and store in an airtight container.
Serve with your almond milk, chia seeds and fresh berries. Mmmmm