Mocha Buckwheat Pudding

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Mocha Buckwheat Pudding

Mocha Buckwheat Pudding

Delicious, super smooth and chocolaty. This mocha buckwheat pudding can be enjoyed for breakfast, as a snack or a healthy dessert!

Breakfast is my most favourite meal of the day by far! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, if I could I would eat breakfast foods for breakfast, lunch AND dinner. However, as a training nutritional therapist I can’t bring myself to have a smoothie for lunch or porridge for dinner. I’m not judging if that’s what you like to do, but for me it just doesn’t seem right to have a sweet meal for lunch or dinner. 

A lot of people seem to struggle with breakfast ideas, especially breakfasts that are healthy with good amounts of protein, fibre and healthy fats. I recently rediscovered buckwheat pudding, which I hadn’t had since making this blueberry buckwheat pudding. It’s almost like I forgot buckwheat pudding was a thing! I blame the stress of college exams and clinics for my temporary amnesia.

If you’ve never tried buckwheat pudding (aka buckwheat smoothies), then you are missing out big time! Some refer to it as a smoothie, but to me it has more of a pudding consistency. It’s super thick and delicious! In fact, I would happily eat it, or even serve it as a dessert. It’s that yummy and thick, just like a pudding. 

You soak the buckwheat over night so when it’s time to blend, it turns into a silky, smooth gooey consistency. A consistency that goes perfectly well with chocolate. To make this buckwheat pudding more interesting, I decided to add in some instant espresso powder. After all it is for breakfast, and if you are going to have a caffeine boost, then it’s best to have it earlier in the day so it doesn’t affect the quality of your sleep at night.

Like with most of my breakfast recipes, I try to add in a good source of protein to make it more filling and to help control blood sugar levels throughout the morning into the afternoon. That’s why I like to add protein powder to my breakfasts. It’s an easy and convenient way to add a good serving of protein.

You definitely need to give this mocha buckwheat pudding a try. It really is like eating dessert for breakfast! 😀 


Mocha Buckwheat Pudding

Serves: 2

Ingredients

100g (1/2 cup) buckwheat
1 ripe banana
120ml (1/2 cup) milk of choice
2 tbsp almond butter
2 scoops chocolate protein powder
3 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp instant espresso powder
Optional – 1 tbsp maple syrup 

Method

Add the buckwheat to a bowl, then cover with water. Leave overnight to soak. 
Drain and rinse the buckwheat, then add to a blender/food processor along with the other ingredients and blend on high until smooth. 


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  1. Hi Nadia, this looks delish! However, is there any substitute for banana in this pudding? I don’t take well to bananas.. thx

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  2. This looks delicious Nadia! Could you tell me the measurement in 1 scoop of protein powder. I know all scoops are different, thank you! Also, is buckwheat the consistency/similar to that of chia seeds in this recipe?

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  3. I was never a fan of the pre-packaged pudding or instant pudding mixes back in the day. Something about the texture was WAY off–the squishiness and the overall way it breaks off–everything about it is wrong (not to mention the artificial flavors!). I prefer it homemade and healthy with sweet potatoes, kabocha squash, Stevia, non-dairy milk, and cacao powder, peanut butter powder, or cinnamon! This buckwheat pudding looks gloriously rich, creamy, and decadent, everything a chocolate pudding should be!

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      That’s an interesting idea. So prepare it like you would overnight oats then blend it? I think it sounds like a good idea and one I need to try myself 😀

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