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.

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Ingredients

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)

½ cup

Dried blueberry flour (can be substituted with any nut or seed flour that you fancy)

½ cup

Dried blueberries

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

¼ tsp

Sea salt
A small bowl of toppings of choice: cacao nibs, coconut shavings, your call. Do you.

Instructions

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.

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