Cooking with Cannabis: See how easily infusion can be incorporated into your routine.
Edibles have long had a somewhat chaotic reputation. From difficult and messy prep to greenout horror stories, it’s easy to see why this consumption method hasn’t been associated with day-to-day use. Luckily, we’ve come a long way. With technology like the LEVO II, and reliable, legal and pre-measured cannabis oil, edibles can be a convenient and alternative way to consume cannabis. Enter Blueberry Power Balls.
These dense whole-food energy bites have the nutrition to sustain you, plus a little something extra if you’re looking to infuse them. As always, and especially with edibles, start low and go slow. Carefully measure the exact quantity of cannabis you include in your homemade oil infusion, and only consume within your demonstrated comfort level. We recommend opting for a low THC, high CBD varietal as one way to start low and go slow. Make sure to carefully mark any foods and products which contain any amount of cannabis, and always keep them out of the reach of minors.
Now, without further ado, check out the recipe below and get cookin’.
Blueberry Power Balls
Yield: 36 small balls (30g each)
2 cups raw nuts (we’re partial to cashews & almonds)
1 cup dates
¼ cup coconut oil (infused or otherwise, depending on your intent)
1/2 cup dried blueberry flour (can be substituted with any nut or seed flour that you fancy)
½ cup dried blueberries
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (or seeds of 1 vanilla bean)
1 1/2 tsp zest of a lemon
1 1/2 tsp juice of half a lemon
1/4 tsp sea salt
A small bowl of toppings of choice: cacao nibs, coconut shavings, your call. Do you.
1. Add nuts to food processor. Process on high until texture is consistent.
2. Throw in the dates, flour and dried blueberries and process until all ingredients you’ve got a uniformish, thick, sticky mixture.
3. Add your lemon zest, juice and vanilla extract.
4. Process until all ingredients come together to form 1 large sticky ball of delicious, healthy goodness.
5. Time to get your hands dirty! Divide this bigger ball into smaller bite size balls (about two tablespoons each), and then roll in your desired toppings.
You’re done. Store in fridge for up to 1 week or throw them in the freezer for a longer shelf life, and think of us fondly as you munch.
*Disclaimer: If you're new to this whole cooking-with-cannabis thing and aren’t comfortable making your own butter or oils, we recommend using pre-measured cannabis oil for this recipe, and adding just 2.5 mg/ball. And, as always, remember to start low and go slow with the cannabis content in your DIY recipes.