I guess that in every person’s life there comes a moment of trying to be healthier. And stoners are no exception.
I’ve recently become a little bit obsessed with a healthy lifestyle. Along with bong rips, pipe and joint hits I’ve started to exercise daily and prepare plant-based meals and snacks. I especially love to experiment with snacks.
This particular snack is super easy to make. It’s one of the best snacks if you follow a vegan, raw, or gluten-free diet. It doesn’t contain any animal products and all you need to make it is a food processor or a high-speed blender.
You probably have a question – why energy balls? All of the following ingredients are quite high in calories, so this snack definitely is energizing. However, as this is a cannabis infused edible, the energizing effect highly depends on the strain used in the process of infusing coconut oil.
So if you still don’t have your coconut oil infused with the marijuana goodies, get it ready by using this simple canna oil recipe.
Once you have it, we can get to preparing and rolling the balls!
Ingredients for Cannabis Infused Vegan Energy Balls:
Step by Step Directions to Make Cannabis Infused Vegan Energy Balls
1. Blend the oats into flour. Set aside in a separate bowl.
2. Blend the soaked peanuts and raisins until well mixed. You can also add sugar to make the dough sweeter.
3. Mix the peanut and raising dough with the oat flour.
4. If your canna oil is solid, melt it by placing its container in hot water.
5. Add the canna oil to the peanut, raisin, and oat flour mix. Stir it well and refrigerate for 30 minutes. It’s going to be easier to make the balls.
6. Once the dough has thickened, form small balls and roll them in cocoa. And enjoy!
Health benefits of Cannabis Infused Vegan Energy Balls
First of all, these cannabis infused vegan energy balls are a very dope dope. They’re tasty and they will hit you hard. Depending on the potency of your canna-oil, 1-2 balls should be enough for a mild body and head high. I couldn’t wait for the first one to set in, so I took another one. That’s how I know that 1-2 of these canna-oil infused treats is just the right amount. They started working in an hour which is typical for edibles.
Secondly, all kinds of balls (basketballs, footballs, even hairy balls etc.) can bring hours of joy, satisfaction, and health benefits. But, these ones especially because they’re packed with pure goodness. Each of the main ingredients has significant health benefits.
Coconut oil’s ability to regulate hormones combined with cannabis can help to reduce anxiety and stress. Cannabis coconut oil also relieves pain and reduces inflammation connected with arthritis and general injuries. Besides, the healthy fats in coconut oil are known to lower the levels of “bad” cholesterol. And, as the THC lowers blood pressure, this combo will definitely boost cardiovascular health.
Oats are a great source of fiber and carbs, as well as important vitamins (B1, B5) and minerals (manganese, phosphorus, magnesium etc.). 2 balls won’t help to reach the necessary daily vitamin and mineral intake but they sure will add to it. Oats are also a source of a powerful soluble fiber called beta-glucan. Beta-glucan reduces blood sugar and insulin response, especially for patients with type 2 diabetes.
Raisins are another super ingredient. Rich in calcium, potassium, and boron, a micronutrient, these dried fruits strengthen bones. Raisins are proven to prevent osteoporosis. They also lower the levels of cholesterol, contributing to good cardiac health.
Peanuts add a lot to this recipe. They’re packed with B complex vitamins like B9, B6, niacin, riboflavin, thiamin. As well as, these nuts are rich in minerals – potassium, manganese, copper, calcium, iron, and many others. Peanuts also contain tryptophan that increases the release of serotonin – one of the “happiness” chemicals, thus, helping with depression and anxiety. And as if it already wouldn’t be enough, peanuts also reduce “bad” cholesterol and increase the good one.
Cocoa powder here is like a cherry on top of a whipped cream dessert. Just like other ingredients it lowers cholesterol levels, while it is also effective in improving insulin resistance and glucose metabolism. The last one is especially important for diabetes patients. Plant-based nutrients – flavanols – found in cocoa, enhance mood and help with depression.
So, now that you know about all of the fantastic health benefits these energy balls provide, go and rolls some! Get high and energized!
- Posted by zionista
- On August 11, 2017
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