Berry Chia Smoothie Bowl

Smoothie bowls are a great way to start the day or for a healthy boost during the afternoon. They’re satisfying and full of antioxidants!



1 heaping cup organic frozen mixed berries

1 small ripe banana (sliced and frozen)

2-3 Tbsp light coconut or almond milk (plus more as needed)

1 scoop plain or vanilla protein powder of choice* (optional)


1 Tbsp shredded unsweetened coconut (desiccated)

1 Tbsp chia seeds

1 Tbsp hemp seeds

Granola (optional)

Fruit (optional)

See the entire recipe and directions at the Minimalist Baker.

Buckwheat Garden Salad

Buckwheat is such an underappreciated grain!  It's full of fiber and minerals and is a satisfying part of this unique and very filling salad.


1 cup buckwheat groats
2 cups water
½ tsp salt
½ chayotte or cucumber, finely diced
12 large green olives, pitted and quartered
1 small yellow bell pepper, diced
1 cup broccoli florets, chopped
¼ cup red onion, finely chopped
50g walnut, chopped
½ cup fresh dill, chopped
2 tbs fresh mint, chopped
juice of 1 lime
2 tbsp white wine vinegar
1 tbsp olive oil
½ tsp salt
½ tsp black pepper

To see the full recipe and directions, go to The Healthy Foodie.


Stir-Fried Buckwheat

This is a healthy twist on traditional fried rice.  Buckwheat is full of fiber and protein and is a delicious and unique grain!

1 cup buckwheat groats
1 large egg, lightly beaten
2 cups reduced-sodium vegetable broth
2 tablespoons soy sauce (regular or reduced-sodium)
2 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar
1 teaspoon Asian chile paste or Siriacha
1 teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
6 scallions, thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
2 large carrots, shredded through the large holes of a box grater
1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1/2 pound green beans, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

To read the directions and complete recipe go to Epicurious,

Spring Buckwheat Salad


1 cup whole buckwheat groats
2 cups water
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 large handful fresh flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
juice from 1/2 lemon, or more to taste + more for the asparagus
1 drizzle cold-pressed olive oil or rapeseed oil + more for the asparagus
1 tbsp honey, preferable unheated
1 bunch asparagus (approx. 15 spears)
4 thin slices wholegrain sourdough rye bread
1 bunch radishes (approx. 15), sliced
1 lb. strawberries, sliced
10 slices of shaved parmesan cheese
1 small handful pea sprouts

Read the complete recipe and directions at greenkitchenstories.com