Recipes

22nd November 2017

Making Healthy Edibles: Microdosed Hemp Protein Energy Balls

By: Bethany Rae

Bethany Rae

I’ve been experimentally with mixing my cannabis oils into different foods and drinks so I was really excited when Marlon Doll from YouTube’s Bachelor on a Budget invited me as a guest on his cooking show.

Bachelor on a Budget is cooking show that shows people how to make healthy and delicious meals affordable. So I was intrigued by the idea of combining his healthy approach to cooking, with cannabis.

We decided to use some  THC cannabis oil drops and  combine it with his popular hemp seed energy ball recipe to make microdose energy balls. So I picked my one of my favourite oils, the Aurora THC sativa drops.

It was my job to figure out the dosage for each enegry ball.. I decided to try and make each ball 1.5mgs, to stay true to the start low – go slow method,  which meant I’d need to mix in 18 mgs of THC to the mixture. I did the cannabis food maths to make sure I had the ratio correct for my particular oil and we mixed it up.

They came out really well, and without any taste of cannabis. That amount of THC is a very small amount, for some it might be negligible but for me it was enough that I felt it lightly and it enhanced my mood.

I mostly consume edibles before bed-time and for relaxing in the evening so the idea of consuming them for energy is something I’m experimenting with.

If you’re interested in recreating the cannabis energy ball recipe, click on the video link, where you will also hear some more of my thoughts on microdosing. Enjoy!

Hemp Seed Energy Balls Recipe (12 Servings) – microdosing edibles

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup pitted dates (Medjool is ideal, soak in warm water if not sticky)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup (or substitute additional 1/2 cup of dates)
  • 1 cups almonds
  • ¼ cup chia Seeds
  • ½ cup hemp hearts
  • ½ cup peanut butter

1 tsp vanilla extract

Pinch of sea salt

Instructions

1. Add the dry ingredients to a food processor or blender and pulse/mix until you have the consistency of very small chunks.

2. If your food processor is big enough, add the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Everything should be evenly spread out and the mixture should be doughy and moist.

3. If too dry, add additional dates.

4. Scoop out balls with a Tablespoon and form into balls with your hands.

You should get around 12 balls depending on how big or small you make them.

5. Sprinkle some extra hemp seeds over the balls and roll them in it. This will also make them less sticky to hold.

6. You can store them in the fridge for a week or the freezer for a month. But you’ll probably eat them before that.

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