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A DIY Healthy Brunch Recipe Option

So, I’m sure you’re all aware that Mother’s Day is coming up (ahem, this Sunday), and you have something great planned, riiight? 🙂 Well, just in case you’re still thinking about what to do for your mother, our neighbor {and guest blogger} Lauren Remmenga has a fantastic (and healthy)  idea for you! Enjoy!

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Hi there!

I am so honored to be able to share my passion for healthy recipes as a guest blogger on Local Love 805! I grew up in Santa Rosa Valley and have lived in the 805 for 25 years. I have a passion for creating healthy recipes, and if I could spend all day everyday in the kitchen, I would!

I love to make my own recipes by modifying ingredients to add my own spin on it. This one in particular is a favorite: healthy, fulfilling and on-the-go Raw Vegan Buckwheat Porridge, inspired by the Oh She Glows Cookbook.

Oh She Glows Cookbook

I follow many whole-food and healthy lifestyle blogs, especially recipe blogs that omit ingredients containing dairy or gluten in them {due to my sensitivity with those foods}. This led me to discover Oh She Glows, a blog inspired by a woman who suffered from an eating disorder and decided to transform her life by shifting from an unhealthy, low calorie and processed foods diet, to consuming a wholesome plant-based diet.

She has completely transformed her life and health for the better, and in the process of sharing her journey and lifestyle publicly, she has inspired and helped millions worldwide to overcome their own obstacles related to diet and health issues. Now she has become one of the most popular food bloggers online — not to mention she completed her dream of publishing her own newly-released cookbook (which I highly recommend ordering, even if you aren’t completely vegan like me!)! 

This amazing cookbook and blog has motivated me to create, and slightly alter, one of her favorite cookbook recipes. If you are seeking a healthy breakfast other than your everyday oatmeal or cereal, this is the perfect alternative! I especially love how filling it is- which means less need for snacking:) I suggest making a big portion and saving some for leftovers – it makes for a great on-the-go breakfast during the week. I also highly recommend enjoying it outside on a beautiful weekend here in the 805! 


First thing’s first: grocery list!

Porridge mixture:

  • Organic whole grain buckwheat groats (buckwheat is a highly nutritious gluten-free whole grain that has a whopping 6 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber…talk about keeping you full for hours!!)
  •  Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts –Raw shelled hemp seeds or chia seeds
  • Cinnamon
  • Milk of your choice (I prefer Omega milk, made with flax, rice and hemp milk)
  • Pure maple syrup or raw honey (you can buy these at your local Farmer’s Market!)

Toppings (optional):

  • Organic Raw White Mulberries
  • Raw Organic Goji Berries
  • Organic nuts/seeds of your choice (I used walnuts)
  • Almond Butter (I used Justin’s Maple Almond Butter, my fave!)
  • Bananas
  • Frozen blueberries or fruit
  • Berry jam (I used Huckleberry)
  • Granola of your choice (I used Purely Elizabeth Blueberry Hemp Granola)

Feel free to use any desired toppings/superfoods! I try to get as much as I can from our local Farmer’s Markets when I have the time, otherwise I go to Trader Joe’s, Sprouts, Lassens or Whole Foods. (Did I miss any of your favorite local health food stores?) 

Let the cooking begin

  1. First, you will want to soak 1 cup of buckwheat groats in a bowl overnight or for at least an hour in just enough water to cover them.
  2. In the a.m., strain the groats for about a minute, rinsing with some water to get off the slimy coating that forms on the buckwheat as it soaks.
  3. Place the groats in a blender and add 1 cup of almond milk, omega milk, cashew milk or any other milk of your choice. Add 1 tablespoon of chia seeds or hemp heart seeds along with a 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Blend until combined and and almost smooth.
  4. Add 2 tablespoons of raw honey or 1-2 tablespoons of pure maple syrup, plus 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, and blend briefly just to combine.
  5. Scoop the porridge into bowls or parfait glasses (mason jars would be cute, too! You can often find these at the 99 cent store, Smart & Final or Cost Plus!)
  6. Add your desired toppings and enjoy!! 🙂

As was mentioned before, Mother’s Day is coming up — so what a perfect occasion to host a brunch for your mother and cook a delicious breakfast at home!

A couple of tips: I also printed out a custom menu and used this particular recipe as a side for our Mother’s Day brunch last year. The  printed menu adds a personal touch — whether it’s for Mother’s Day, a Bridal Shower, a birthday, or just a fun weekend hosting friends and family!

I like to type out a menu!


Happy Mother's Day!What is your favorite healthy breakfast recipe for the weekends!?


Lauren Remmenga

{LL805 guest blogger}

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