Superfood Snacks: Homemade Chia Seed, Buckwheat, & Hemp Cereal

Homemade Chia Seed, Buckwheat, & Hemp Cereal Recipe

I love cereal.  I can eat it all day long, from breakfast to lunch, and even as an after dinner snack.  But in effort to reduce my sugar intake a bit and pack more protein into my diet, I’ve started to switch to healthier alternatives – one being a healthy ‘superfood’ cereal.

I first discovered this recipe while browsing through Wegmens’ natural and organic food aisles a couple of years back.  It was there that Nature Path’s Qi’a Superfood Cereals caught my eye.  I looked over its clean ingredient list and saw that it was packed tons of protein, fiber, omega-3s, vitamins and minerals, and so I decided to give it a go.  From that point on, I was buying those little $10 bags on a weekly basis.

Now, Qi’a has their original superfood cereal, which consists of only three ingredients – chia seeds, buckwheat groats, and hemp seeds.  Despite being super healthy, it’s not super tasty (at least, not if you’re coming from eating sugary cereals like Mini Wheats), which I why switched to the slightly sweeter and fruitier version – Cranberry Vanilla – after a few weeks.  In addition to the three main seeds, it also throws in dried cranberries, almonds, and natural vanilla flavor.

Homemade Chia Seed, Buckwheat, & Hemp Cereal Recipe

Even then, that’s only six ingredients total.  Plus, almost all of these ingredients you can buy in bulk for relatively cheap at the grocery store.  When I finally realized this, I started mixing up my own cereal (and saving quite a bit of money in the process).

I now keep big mason jars full of the seeds at home, along with one separate one with the cereal already pre-mixed so that it’s ready to go.  Here is the full recipe I follow, which is almost identical to the Qi’a one. You can of course change it up by adding any kind of dried fruits or nuts you want.  You can also add fresh berries on top if you choose when it comes time to serve it.

Homemade Chia Seed, Buckwheat, & Hemp Cereal Recipe

Chia Seed, Buckwheat, & Hemp Superfood Cereal Recipe

Ingredients:

Chia Seed, Buckwheat, & Hemp Cereal Ingredients

Directions:

Combine all the ingredients together in a jar and stir (or shake) to mix everything together.  Seal with an airtight lid and store in the fridge.

To prep, add about 2-3 tablespoons to a bowl, then add about 4-6 tablespoons of milk (any type of milk will work) and let the seeds soak for a few minutes.

Then it’s ready to eat!

You can also add sweetener if you’d like (I’ll sometimes add 2 tsp of agave, or a few drops of vanilla extract).

Homemade Chia Seed, Buckwheat, & Hemp Cereal

Homemade Chia Seed, Buckwheat, & Hemp Cereal with Milk

Not a big fan of cereal?  You can also add this protein-packed superfood mixture to yogurt, oatmeal, smoothies, or even salads!

superfood snacks - chia seed, buckwheat, hemp cereal


Have you tried chia seed, buckwheat, hemp cereal?  What’s your favorite healthy breakfast recipe?

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  • Marissa Pedersen

    What a healthy recipe! That’d be great for breakfast.

    • Absolutely! It’s so quick too when prepped ahead of time!

  • Ugh! I LOVE chia seeds! They are delish, and they are totally guilt free! This recipe looks delicious! I can’t wait to try it! Very pretty images by the way!

  • Kim

    I’ve never had buckwheat before, but I love hemp and chia seeds. So I’ll be giving this a try! Thanks for sharing!

    • Me too! Chia and hemp seeds I can eat by the spoonful! Buckwheat however isn’t the most exciting, nor very tasty IMO, on its own. It is healthy though, so I like that I can throw it in this cereal and not even notice it…but reap the benefits! 😉 Let me know if you try this out and how you like it!

  • It really is! There’s so much protein and fiber especially!