Spiced Apple, Buckwheat, and Oat Porridge

Buckwheat, oats, and apples contain loads of soluble fiber, which increases anti-inflammatory-protein production; and Brazil nuts provide selenium, a mineral that increases natural killer cells. Soaking grains overnight allows them to cook faster and imparts a creamier texture, but you can eliminate this step if necessary; just allow for increased cooking time. This makes a big pot, so gently reheat leftovers with rice, soy or almond milk for a quick and easy breakfast.

Contains Immunity boosters: Buckwheat, oats, apples, Brazil nuts

Ingredients

(Use organic where possible)

•1 cup raw buckwheat groats(not kasha)

•1 cup steel cut oats

•2 small apples, cored and chopped (peeled or unpeeled)

•1/2 cup chopped fresh or dried figs

•4 cups water

•2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

•1 teaspoon ground ginger

•1/2 cup chopped Brazil nuts

•Sweetener (maple syrup, molasses, brown rice syrup)(to taste)

•Milk (Almond, Soy or Rice to taste)

Directions

•In separate bowls, soak buckwheat and oats in water overnight.

•Drain and rinse buckwheat. Combine buckwheat, apples, and figs in a

saucepan with 4 cups water and a pinch of sea salt. Bring to a boil, reduce heat,

and simmer for 10 minutes

•Drain oats. Add oats, cinnamon, and ginger to buckwheat mixture and simmer

for another 5 minutes, or until grains are tender. Season with salt. Sprinkle each

serving with chopped Brazil nuts and season to taste with sweetener and milk.