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One of the struggles with paleo-style breakfasts is finding a suitable substitute for your old favourites like bircher muesli and regular packet cereals, which are usually sugar-laden and high in gluten and wheat. This parfait is a great breakfast treat that looks as good as it tastes.

What you'll need (serves 4)

½ cup sesame seeds
½ cup pepitas
½ cup sunflower seeds
½ cup golden flaxseeds
½ cup activated almonds
½ cup desiccated coconut
1 cup frozen mixed berries
1 tbsp rice malt syrup
1 apple, grated
1 large carrot, grated
Coconut cream, to serve
Cocoa nibs, to garnish

How it's done:

Preheat oven to 180°C and prepare two baking trays with baking paper. On one tray, toast the seeds for about 15 minutes, until golden and crunchy. On the second tray, toast the almonds and coconut for eight to 10 minutes. Watch both trays, as they take different amounts of time to cook, and you do not want to burn them. Once the ingredients are toasted, combine well and set aside to cool slightly.

Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, combine the frozen berries and rice malt syrup and soften over low to medium heat, until they reach a sauce-like consistency. Mash a few of the berries up if you’d like to create more of a puree, then set aside.

Combine the grated apple and carrot with the toasted seed mixture and you’re ready to plate up.

In a glass, gradually layer to your liking, perhaps starting with berries, then seeds, then berries again. Top with a dollop of coconut cream and garnish with some cocoa nibs.

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Luke Hines

I'm Luke Hines, The Clean Living Cook. I'm all about celebrating real food, that tastes phenomenal! And he believes it should be something everyone can enjoy by making it fun, sustainable and delicious. I am proudly supporting Junk Free June to raise much needed funds and awareness for the cancer council. This awesome and fun annual fundraising event challenges people to eat a healthy diet for 30 days, which to me is a no brainer. Healthy eating combined with raising money for charity? Thats a win win in my books. The impact a healthy diet has on your health long term is epic, and sometimes underestimated, so whilst you are raising these much needed funds, you’re actually bettering your health, and empowering yourself to a happier and brighter future.