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Luke Hines’ Delicious Green Apple And Lime Hemp Bircher

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Hemp seeds come from the heart of the hemp plant and I just adore using them for all types of recipes, from making your own hemp milk to this hemp bircher. Creamy and delicious, this needs to be started the day before, making it perfect for when you do your meal prep.

Ingredients

  • 85 g (1/2 cup) hemp seeds, plus extra to serve
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 125 g (1/2 cup) coconut cream, plus extra to serve
  • 185 ml (3/4 cup) almond, hemp or coconut milk
  • 1 green apple, grated, plus extra sliced apple to serve
  • zest and juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon pistachio slivers
  • 50 g (1/3 cup) fresh blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup or coconut nectar

Instructions

Place the hemp seeds, chia seeds, flaxseeds, vanilla, cinnamon, coconut yoghurtor cream and milk in a bowl and mix well to combine. Cover and place in the fridge overnight.

When ready to serve, stir through the grated apple, lime zest and juice, and divide between two bowls. Top with an extra dollop of coconut yoghurt
or cream, the apple slices, pistachio slivers, blueberries and a drizzle of your preferred sweetener.

HEALTH TIP A hemp seed is like a little nut with a crisp shell and a soft heart. Up until mid 2017 they were actually restricted from being sold in Australia, though now you can find them for sale in health food shops as well as some supermarkets. Typically, you will find the hearts for sale – already released from their shells – and these have a mild, nutty flavour. In order to be considereda food ingredient in this country, hemp seeds have to contain less than 0.5%
of the psychoactive ingredient tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and are therefore referred to as low-THC hemp.

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Eat More Vegan by Luke Hines, Published by Plum, RRP $39.99, Photography by Mark Ropper

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Written by Luke Hines

After an impressive stint on the 2013 series of My Kitchen Rules, Luke Hines jumped straight out of the fry pan and into the fire, transforming his 15 minutes of fame on Channel 7’s popular cooking show into a post-TV career that continues to demonstrate his passion for inspiring, educating and empowering Australian’s to understand clean nutrition, implement exercise and live life to the fullest.

Following MKR, the public – and their eagerness to listen to Luke’s healthy life advice – continued. His credits include the release of Clean Living and Eat More Vegan! among others. He also worked as the health and fitness consultant on Angelina Jolie’s new movie Unbroken.

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  1. I haven’t tried the seeds yet. Is it more effective or better than the leaves, flower or oil? Now I’m intrigue, where did you buy the seeds btw?

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