Sweet, chewy, and addictive, these raw balls taste like junk food but totally aren’t. They are fun to make, simple to pair with THC-infused oils, easy to take to go and will give you sustained energy—with a little cannabis these are a great hiking snack. This recipe is easily altered to include other types of nuts, seeds and nut butters. Mix and match to your taste.
(Makes 12 Balls)
⅔ cup cashews
½ cup sunflower seeds
½ cup pitted dates
½ cup maple, agave or brown rice syrup
½ cup almond butter
½ tsp. vanilla extract
¼ tsp. fine sea salt
240mg THC/CBD Infused Oil/Butter (20mg per ball)
Step 1: Place a small handful of cashews in a food processor and pulse until ground. Set aside.
Step 2: Place sunflower seeds and the remaining cashews in a food processor and pulse until coarsely ground. Add the dates and pulse until well combined with the nuts and seeds. Add the syrup, almond butter, vanilla extract and salt. Process until the mixture is smooth.
Step 3: You have the option to add the infused oil at this step and blend together or determine a more precise measurement depending on the type of oil used and add 20mg doses singularly when forming the balls.
Step 4: Form the mixture into golf-ball sized balls with your hands. If you find the mixture to be too sticky, use the ground cashews set aside earlier and add small amounts of until the mixture becomes more dough-like. Roll the balls in a topping or leave plain and place in the freezer until firm.
Why are raw balls healthy?
These sweet, nutritious treats are made up primarily of nuts and seeds. Nuts and seeds carry the same protein from essential amino acids as meat but in highly digestible forms, so they are easy for people with compromised immune systems or weakened digestion to absorb.
Raw balls are high in fiber. Fiber helps sweep out low-fiber foods trapped in your intestines, which can lead to constipation, indigestion and discomfort along with aggravating diseases like colon cancer, IBS and heart disease. Fiber lowers the risk of hypertension and diabetes and can significantly enhance weight loss and immune function.
Nuts, seeds, coconut and chia seeds are filled with unsaturated fats. These are the healthy fats, known to lower cholesterol and blood pressure, ease inflammation and reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke.
The ingredients in these raw balls pack a huge punch of Vitamin E, nearly 32% of your daily value. E is a fat-soluble antioxidant that protects cells from the free radicals found in our environment and created from poor food choices.
Illnesses known to benefit from high fiber and unsaturated fat inclusion:
Cancer including: Colon, Pancreas, Stomach, Kidney, Rectum, Leukemia and Liver
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Serving Size: 1 ball