About the Hemp Seed Pumpkin Truffle Recipe
This is a Thanksgiving-inspired spin-off of one of our favorite "healthy dessert" recipes, Hemp Protein Balls that has coconut, cacao powder, and peanut butter for a decadent, brownie-reminiscent treat.
We used cinnamon-infused butter left over from our Cinna-Butter recipe for the "frosting" on these little balls. Cinnamon is one of our favorite sources of the anti-inflammatory and relaxing terpene linalool!
Hemp seeds, also called "hemp hearts," are seeds from the hemp plant and are a great source of healthy fats, which allow our bodies to absorb all of the vitamins and nutrients they need.
When it comes to nutrition, hemp seeds are a wonderful source of:
Omega 3 fatty acid: helps with brain function, supports the cardiovascular system, fights inflammation
Omega 6 fatty acid: supports the brain, metabolism, and bone health, helps skin and hair growth, fights inflammation
Protein: used by the body to make muscles and tissue and can act as a source of energy when needed
Vitamin E: a powerful antioxidant with anti-aging properties that has shown effective for treating cancer, arthritis and cataracts
And pumpkin is a great:
Antioxidant: helps stop damage to cells that can cause diseases like cancer, heart disease, and more
Anti-inflammatory: helps reduce inflammation and swelling
Opportunities for Cannabinoid Infusion
If you'd like to enhance this recipe with cannabinoids, consider one of the suggestions below. When substituting or adding cannabis-infused products, be aware of how many mg of CBD (or, if you're in a legal state, THC) are in each portion of the recipe you are making. The standard dose of CBD is 15-30mg, but varies based on tolerance, reason for use, severity of condition, etc. We recommend starting low and going slow; click here to learn more about dosing) and be sure to read our CBD Safety article and talk to your doctor before incorporating new cannabinoids into your routine.
How to add cannabinoids to your Hemp Seed Pumpkin Truffles
- Infuse your butter with cannabis. Click here to shop our oil infusion tools.
- Substitute some or all of the honey with an infused honey. Click here to shop our infused honeys.
- Add a few drops of a MCT-oil based cannabis infused tincture. Click here to shop our MCT-oil tinctures.