This is a lovely, yummy and warming gluten-free and dairy-free breakfast and is a great start to a busy school-day for you and your children. It is very fast and easy to make, and is even better if you prepare it the night before. This cinnamon pear buckwheat porridge is equally delicious served warm or cold, depending on the weather.
Buckwheat is a fruit-seed and is naturally gluten-free and grain-free. It is therefore suitable for a number of people who are sensitive to wheat or other gluten grains. It has a lovely mellow taste that works really well with pear and cinnamon.
Buckwheat is a great source of magnesium which is a very important nutrient for the developing brain. It also contains high levels of manganese which can help keep energy levels even. Buckwheat is also protein dense, so it may help to keep your little ones fuller for longer.
As well as tasting and smelling sweet and comforting, Cinnamon is exceptionally good for almost everyone. It is an anti-inflammatory spice and since inflammation is at the root cause of modern diseases it is an important spice to introduce in early childhood. It may also help decrease the amount of glucose that enters the bloodstream after a meal which stops energy spikes and dips. It does this by interfering with digestive enzymes, and slows the breakdown of carbohydrates in the gut.
Cinnamon is a true brain booster and may even help your child’s brain-cells function better. Research shows that cinnamon may delay or reverse cognitive impairment. Apparently merely smelling Cinnamon’s scent can boost memory whilst carrying out a task!
Linseed also known as flax seed give a great boost of omega 3 to this breakfast as well as providing some fibre to help with a sluggish bowel. As well as anti-inflammatory omega 3, linseed also contains most of the B vitamins, magnesium, and manganese.
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Cinnamon Pear Buckwheat Porridge
- Simply mix all the ingredients together with a spoon and serve.
- You can heat the almond milk in a saucepan beforehand, if you want to make this a warming porridge.