Cute and decadent, these little treats are truly bliss. Packed with healthy fats, adaptogens, and CBD, these bliss balls are going to be your new favorite treat to share with friends old and new.
What in the world is CBD?
You may have been hearing this trending word buzzing around and for a good reason! CBD or Cannabidiol is a hemp-derived substance that is non-psychoactive, unlike its counterpart THC. Both CBD and THC are two cannabinoids (out of 100 total) that the cannabis plant produces. These cannabinoids found in cannabis actually help support a system within your body known as the endocannabinoid system. This endocannabinoid system in your body is responsible for making sure every system in your body is in perfect balance known as homeostasis. On its own, our bodies naturally produce two endo-cannabinoids but sometimes we can be deficient and need a little help from our friends (hello cannabis).
Since CBD is hemp-derived, it is legal in most states and is non-psychoactive. Rather you get all the calming benefits from cannabis without actually feeling high. CBD is great at easing anxiety, aid in sleep, and is a powerful anti-inflammatory substance. One of my favorite hemp-derived CBD oils that is available is The Daily Hit by Cap Beauty because it also comes infused with Red Reishi, Schisandra Berry, Mucuna Puritans, and Sea Pearl.
The best time to enjoy these bliss balls is unwinding from hours spent dancing on a dusty dance floor. The CBD in this snack aids in muscle and joint relaxation all while helping you calm down into a blissful state.
(Yields 12 Balls)
1 cup raw cashews
1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
6 dates with pits removed
½ cup coconut butter
4 Tbsp CBD oil
Optional: 2 tsp matcha powder for green bliss balls + 1 Tbsp pitaya powder
- Boil a small cup of water. Pour hot water over the dates and let sit 10 minutes.
- Remove dates from water and peel off the skin. Remove pits from inside.
- Add cashews, shredded coconut, softened dates, coconut butter, and CBD oil into a blender. Blend on high until paste forms.
- Remove paste and roll into 12 golf ball-sized balls. Option to roll each ball in additional coconut flakes.
- Place balls in the refrigerator and enjoy!
**Optional: To make the two different color/flavor bliss balls. Separate the paste into two halves after blending. Add matcha powder to one half and pitaya powder to the other.
About The Author
Kyra Mueller-Yamamoto @kyrious.co
Kyra is a healer, recipe developer, plant enthusiast and holistic lifestyle blogger based out of San Francisco, California. She studied health sciences throughout college and is currently working on her nutritional health coaching certification through Institute for Integrative Nutrition and cannabis science certification through Sativa Science Club. https://kyrious.co/