Edibles have long had a somewhat daunting reputation. It would be easy to let difficult and messy prep put you off. That’s saying nothing of the challenges of proper portion control and dosing.
Thankfully, technology has come a long way. Devices like the LEVO II, and reliable, legal and pre-measured cannabis oil, edibles can be a far more controlled and predictable way to consume cannabis. Blueberry Power Balls are a simple way to explore cooking with cannabis. These dense, whole-food energy bites are snack-ready when you’re looking for a quick boost of energy. Their small size and portability are also useful when you’re looking to make a simple cannabis infusion.
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 cooking.
YIELD: 36 SMALL BALLS (30g EACH)
Raw nuts (we’re partial to cashews & almonds)
Coconut oil (infused or otherwise, depending on your intent)
Dried blueberry flour (can be substituted with any nut or seed flour that you fancy)
1 ½ tsp
Vanilla extract (or seeds of 1 vanilla bean)
1 ½ tsp
Zest of a lemon
1 ½ tsp
Juice of half a lemon
A small bowl of toppings of choice: cacao nibs, coconut shavings, your call. Do you.
Add nuts to food processor. Process on high until texture is consistent.
Throw in the dates, flour, dried blueberries and the coconut oil. Process until all ingredients you’ve got a uniformish, thick, sticky mixture.
Add your lemon zest, juice and vanilla extract.
Process until all ingredients come together to form 1 large sticky ball of delicious, healthy goodness.
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 cooking-with-cannabis and aren’t comfortable making your own butter or oils, we recommend using pre-measured cannabis oil for this recipe—simply add just 2.5 mg/ball. And, as always, remember to start low and go slow with the cannabis content in your DIY recipes and always wait at least 24 hours before increasing the dosage.
Oh, and even though these treats are tasty for adults, they MUST be kept out of reach of children. As with all other cannabis products, store any cannabis-infused food in a location not accessible by children. Lockable cases are available for purchase, too. When it comes to keeping cannabis away from kids, you can never be too careful.