Hemp products were made legal for human consumption in Australia in 2017 and ever since then, hemp seeds have featured heavily in my cooking.
They're high in protein and contain all 9 essential amino acids making them a complete source of protein. They're largely flavourless which makes them incredibly versatile. They're high in iron and low in phytates which mean they offer an absorbable source of iron.
Enjoy this yummy and easy to prepare Hemp Seed Granola for breakfast knowing that the combination of all seeds provide adequate protein, nourishing fats and gut loving amounts of fibre. If you're short for time to eat breakfast, then you really can't go past this granola! Prepare a batch on Sunday and it'll see you through 10 sittings.
Ingredients (Serves 10)
1 cup pistachios, roughly chopped
½ cup hemp seeds
½ cup pumpkin seeds
½ cup sunflower seeds
¼ cup shredded coconut
¼ cup flaxseeds
¼ cup cacao nibs
2 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil, melted
1 tablespoon rice malt syrup
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch of sea salt
2 tbsp coconut yoghurt such as Coyo
½ cup blueberries
dash of UHT coconut milk such as Coco Quench
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
Combine the nuts and seeds and toss in all of the other ingredients until combined.
Line a shallow baking tray and lay the granola down.
Bake for 10 - 15 minutes (checking intermittently) until starting to go golden golden.
Leave to cool completely before storing in an air tight container.
Serve 1/3 cup at a time. Top with 2 tbsp coconut yoghurt, a touch of coconut milk and berries.
Training specific: If consuming after exercise add a small banana to make this the perfect post exercise recovery meal.
Tip: serving the granola, yoghurt and berries in a jar is a great way of turning this into a totally transportable meal.