I’m a total sucker for smoothie toppings. A smoothie just isn’t complete without a sprinkle of something special. I like a bit of crunch, something I can actually chew. Chewing, interestingly, actually helps you digest the smoothie more efficiently also. BONUS! How you ask?
Chewing obviously breaks your food into smaller particles that are more easily digested by your gut, which is then able to absorb nutrients from the food particles as they pass through. But more importantly, when you chew, you stimulate the production of saliva, which contains digestive enzymes. The more you chew, therefore, the easier you’re making it on the rest of your digestive tract to do its job!
These super easy buckwheat clusters are the perfect addition to your smoothie, but also just delicious by the handful. I’ll often dip into my jar in the afternoon with a cuppa. They pair well with your favourite plant milk and some chopped banana or fresh berries.
If you’re keen to get the most nutrient bang for your buck, then try soaking the groats in water to activate them first before draining them and making the clusters. You’ll just need to cook the clusters longer to get that perfect crunch.