Banana Coconut Porridge

Breakfast is often the hardest meal to find healthy alternatives for.  Toast and cereal are just so easy, and yet eating them means you start your day with the most de-energising food right from the get-go.
So, what should you eat that will keep you going til lunch?  What’s quicker than a juice, but more sustaining than a smoothie?  What are the options if you want to EAT your breakfast rather than drink it?  This Banana Coconut Porridge is the perfect answer.

  • 1/2 cup of raw buckwheat, soaked overnight and rinsed
  • 1 handful of almonds, soaked overnight and rinsed
  • 1 pinch of mineral salt
  • 3 tablespoons of dessicated or raw coconut
  • 1cm of fresh ginger root
  • 1 teaspoon of honey or agave syrup (optional)
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1 banana, sliced

blend everything except the banana until smooth and creamy. Top with sliced banana and a sprinkling of coconut.


This is one of my favourite breakfasts from my recipe book.  It’s so super quick and easy, and buckwheat is a miracle food.  It’s alkalising as well as being high in protein and a good source of easy-to-process carbohydrate, so it’s a great start to the day.  This porridge will keep you going all the way to lunch.


I’d love to know what breakfast you eat at the moment.  Leave a reply about your breakfast below and let’s see how we can inspire each other!

11 Responses

  1. Nicola Renovich
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    ooh yum how inspiring thankyou! am off to soak my buckwheat and almonds right now!

    • veritymitchell
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      You’re going to love it! x

  2. veritymitchell
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    Today’s breakfast was raw granola and hot maca chai 🙂

  3. Irina
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    Brilliant! Thank you Saskia.

    • Saskia
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      My pleasure Irina! x

  4. Lily
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    This breakfast is too good to be true! It’s so utterly delicious and crunchy and better than any cereal I could ever have deamt up. I’m a proud owner of Saskia’s raw recipe book and showing to everyone. My favourite Christmas present (along with my copper bain marie for melting raw chocolate!)

    • Saskia
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      Hi Lily. I’d love a copper bain-marie! I think I’ll put it on my birthday present list as it’s my 40th this year 😉 I can’t get enough of buckwheat porridge in the winter, and you can try a load of my variations as you have my book. x

  5. Linda Caines
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    Mmm, fab! I have your book and most days I eat a variation on this theme! x

  6. Linda Caines
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    Mmm, I have your book and already have a variation on this theme for breakfast most days! x

    • Saskia
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      I’m so glad you’re enjoying the book Linda! x

  7. lily
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    Yummy!!!! Nothing like a bowl of porridge to break the fast. So happy to be able to do it in the raw now. Thank you!

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