Sometimes for breaky, I want toast but other days, I want my fave gluten-free buckwheat crispbread! I buy the ones by Pain Des Fleurs (You can find them at most grocery stores in the organic section + all health food stores). They’re made with just ONE ingredient: organic buckwheat flour & they’re light, airy, crunchy, delish + pair well with both sweet + savoury toppings.
Here’s some breakfast inspo for you babes using these crisp breads:
- 1/4 mashed avocado with cucumber, nutritional yeast + alfalfa sprouts
- homemade berry fig jam, kiwi + ceylon cinnamon
- cashew butter, banana + chia seeds
ALFALFA who? Alfalfa sprouts are a simple + very nutritious addition to meals, salads, bowls, toasts or snacks. The sprout of the alfalfa flower seed is full of health benefits + high in vitamins, minerals + antioxidants. Research has shown that they’re so powerful they can combat two of the most common health issues in the world: cancer + diabetes.
- full of vitamin K + phytoestrogens: help reduce PMS + menopause symptoms, fight heavy menstruation, breast cancer + build strong bones.
- rich in manganese: anti-inflammatory
- healthy blood sugar levels
- lower bad cholesterol, contributing to healthy weight + heart health
- amazing source of vitamin C, anti-aging, great for skin + natural way to boost collagen!
FUN FACT: Sprouts are filled with the benefits in seeds + are even healthier as the process of sprouting brings out enzymes. They carry more protein, vitamins/minerals + a lower amount of starch than their not sprouted seed counterparts. The starches are turned to simple sugars + easier to digest.
CEYLON huh? Ceylon cinnamon is higher quality than regular (cassia) cinnamon + comes from Sri Lanka, while cassia comes from China. In general, both have a lot of benefits regarding digestion, reducing inflammation, boosting immunity + increasing the body’s defences against disease + oxidative damage + it’s super anti-microbial + anti-fungal. BUT, if you eat cinnamon as often as I do, it might be a good idea to consider switching to Ceylon cinnamon as it contains less COUMARIN, a naturally occurring compound in cinnamon that can be harmful to the liver if consumed often.