Veganism may be growing in popularity now, but it’s anything but a fad. The roots of vegan lifestyles can be traced back as far as Ancient Greece, when Pythagoras is believed to have mandated an “unfired, plant-based” diet for any student in his school.
Since then, the merits of eating vegan have become a hot-button topic, whether people are doing it for animal welfare or to live what they call a “clean” lifestyle. Vegan options have become more widely available since the years of Pythagoras, with an abundance of restaurants, recipes, and ingredients at our fingertips. However, finding vegan edibles can be a bit harder. While Wana Gummies are made with pectin, never gelatin, and we have just released Jewels cannabis tablets, finding other edibles to fit within the lifestyle isn’t always easy.
Luckily, we’ve got a recipe for cannabis-infused raw vegan energy balls, or, as Pythagoras might have called them, “unfired plant-based energy balls.” The best part: you don’t even need to be vegan to enjoy these!
What you’ll need:
(Makes 12 balls)
- ⅔ cup of cashews
- ½ cup of sunflower seeds
- ½ cup pitted dates
- ½ cup of maple syrup
- ½ cup almond butter
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt
- 240mg of THC/CBD in oil form (20 mg per ball)
- Chia seeds
- Coconut flakes
- Rolled oats
- Vegan mini chocolate chips
- Chopped nuts
- Dried fruit
- Place a small handful of cashews in a food processor and pulse until ground. Set them aside.
- Place the sunflower seeds and remaining cashews in the food processor and pulse until coarsely ground.
- Add the dates and pulse until well mixed with the nuts and seeds.
- Add the syrup, almond butter, vanilla extract, and salt to the mixture, and process until smooth.
- Add the infused oil and blend.
- Take the mixture and form golf ball-sized shapes with your hands.
- Use the ground cashews set aside earlier and add them to the mixture as you are forming the energy balls
- Roll them in your favourite topping, then put them in the freezer until firm.
- Enjoy this delicious and healthy treat!
Remember: with any cannabis product, it’s always best to start low and go slow. Refer to Health Canada’s guidelines on cannabis consumption for more information.
As with any cannabis product, never share with anyone under the age of 18, and keep cannabis out of reach of minors at all times.