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Someone Won A Shopping Spree!

by Courtney on March 18, 2011

Happy Friday everyone!! How are we all doing on this lovely day??

I’m doing great, and that probably has something to do with the fact that I’m about to make someone very happy with a shopping spree, AND I’ve just tried a fun, NEW breakfast!

This morning, I decided I wanted to test out another one of my new iHerb.com products, which led me to choose the Bob’s Red Mill Organic Creamy Buckwheat.

As I was cooking up my new breakfast this morning, I learned some pretty interesting facts about creamy buckwheat.

Did you know…?

  • Creamy Buckwheat is a fruit, not a grain, and is wheat free.
  • It is one of the best plant sources of protein.
  • It’s total dietary fiber content is largely soluble fiber, which is said to help lower cholesterol.

Pretty neat, right? Smile

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I cooked my buckwheat on the stove, the same way I would oatmeal, using the following measurements and ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup dry buckwheat
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup vanilla almond milk
  • 1/2 mashed banana
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp chia seeds
  • Cinnamon
  • Raisins
  • Tiny blob of PB Winking smile

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To be honest, I wasn’t quite sure how I was going to feel about this stuff to start, but I am now totally a fan! I found that the buckwheat takes on the flavors of what you add to it very similarly to oats. The texture is thicker and creamier than any oats I’ve ever made, but this was also the first time I added chia seeds to anything cooked on the stovetop, so I’m sure that had something to do with it. Talk about, stick to your ribs! Winking smile

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I’m now really looking forward to having more buckwheat breakfasts. Really excited. Smile

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Giveaway Winner Announcement!

Thank you so much to everyone who entered my $50.00 iHerb.com Shopping Spree. Our lucky winner for today IS…

iherbwinner

Molly!

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Congratulations, Molly! Please email me at sweettoothcourtney[@]gmail[.]com so we can set you up to start shopping! Smile

**Don’t forget! Everyone can still head over to the iHerb.com site and get $5.00 off your first order by entering the following coupon code at checkout: SAZ564.

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Couldn’t think of one…so let’s share anything that’s on your mind! Smile

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1 Tara @ The Game of Life March 18, 2011 at 12:51 pm

That looks like a great breakfast! I am always trying to find things with more protein!! What are chia seeds though?
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2 Courtney March 18, 2011 at 12:55 pm

Remember chia pets? It’s those! Haha…but they’re a great source of Omega-3′s and fiber. If you leave them in liquid, they’ll actually for a gel-like consistency. Pretty cool! :)

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3 Grace March 18, 2011 at 1:07 pm

I haven’t added chia seeds to anything cooked either but it looks yummy!
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4 Alexa @ Simple Eats March 18, 2011 at 1:13 pm

I love adding chia seeds, it makes things puff up and get super thick!
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5 Molly Carter March 18, 2011 at 6:41 pm

Thanks, Courtney! I can’t wait to get to shopping. It’s what I do best, after all. ;)
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6 Alessandra March 18, 2011 at 7:43 pm

Random question but where did you get your coffee mug?? It’s ADORABLE!!! :)
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7 Courtney March 18, 2011 at 9:44 pm

Thanks! It came from Kirklands. :)

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8 Khushboo March 18, 2011 at 11:25 pm

Can imagine what a shame having to reduce your intake of oatmeal so I’m glad you found an alternative :)
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9 Allie @ Healthy Balance, Healthy Life March 19, 2011 at 12:56 am

Mmm that buckwheat looks awesome!
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10 Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] March 19, 2011 at 2:21 am

Love the fluff of that buckwheat breakfast. I wish I was that disciplined with my spoonfuls of nut butter – try like 4x that much! ;)
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11 Kristen March 19, 2011 at 12:53 pm

Creamy Buckwheat is a fruit!!! really?!?! i never would have thought

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12 Jenny (Fit Girl Foodie) March 19, 2011 at 6:46 pm

I still haven’t tried buckwheat! I will be on the lookout, it looks delicious :D
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