Chef Ellen

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There is an abundance of superfoods in this recipe and also included is my nourishing microalgae supplement from ZivoLifeDelicious, nutrient-dense foods satiate and provide our microbes with what they need to thrive. Why buckwheat? Buckwheat is not a grain but is considered a fruit seed and part of the rhubarb family. This high-performance grain has many health-boosting nutrients and phytochemicals. Phytochemicals are compounds produced by plants that protect cells from damage that could lead to cancer. 
In addition, this seed is the richest source of rutin, an antioxidant touted to cut your risk of cardiovascular disease, blood clots, inflammation, and blood pressure. Buckwheat is also a natural source of D-chiro-inositol. Inositol assists in the body’s crucial function of cellular growth. It is a type of sugar that aids in the body producing insulin.


  • ¼ cup ground flaxseed
  • 2 small bananas or 1 large mashed with a fork
  • 1 cup acai puree (found in most freezer isles in the frozen fruit section) You can also sub a powder but may need more milk in the recipe)
  • 2 teaspoons Zivolife microalgae powder
  • 2 cups plant-based milk
  • 2 cups buckwheat flour you can sub oat flour but why bother when you read about all those wonderful benefits : )
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup frozen wild blueberries


  • In a large bowl, mix flaxseed, banana, acai puree, microalgae powder, and milk.
  • Add flour through apple cider vinegar. Mix until well combined. Fold in blueberries.
  • Heat a non-stick waffle iron on medium heat. Spray with avocado or olive oil spray. Gently pour batter into a circular size. Close the waffle iron and continue to cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  • Repeat with the remaining batter.
  • Enjoy!