Hemp Seed Pumpkin Truffles

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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

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About the 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! 

Truffles

  • 2 c pitted dates

  • 1/2 c almonds

  • 1/4 c almond butter

  • 1/4 c pumpkin puree

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil

  • 1 tbsp maple syrup

  • 2 tsp hemp seeds

  • 1.5 tsp pumpkin spice

  • 1 pinch salt

  1. Add all ingredients, in order,

  2. to a food processor & pulse

  3. until smooth

  4. Form into balls (you may need to refrigerate the batter first)

  5. Add frosting (see below)

Frosting

  1. Break cinnamon sticks in half and place in LEVO herb pod; place butter in LEVO basin

  2. Set at 165°F for 1 hour

  3. Dispense into jar and allow to cool for about 15 minutes before mixing with remaining ingredients

  4. Top truffles and enjoy! Refrigerate truffles that aren't immediately devoured

 

Opportunities for Cannabinoid Infusion

If you'd like to enhance this recipe with cannabinoids, consider using one of the products below. We recommend using between 5-30mg of CBD per serving, depending on your needs and body weight (typically 1-5mg of CBD per 10 lbs of body weight, learn more about dosing here). Remember to always start low and go slow when it comes to cannabinoids, and be sure to read our CBD Safety article and talk to your doctor before incorporating something new into your routine.

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Papa & Barkley Essentials Hemp Drops CBD Tincture

This tincture is a whole plant extraction made with hemp grown in Colorado and carried in fractionated coconut or MCT oil. It is a lipid infusion, meaning that it uses no solvents in the extraction process and retains a full range of phytonutrients, including all of the plant’s cannabinoids and terpenes. A full dropper of their 450mg bottle contains 30mg of CBD, and the dropper has measurements on the side for easy dosing.   

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LEVO Oil Infusion Machine

If you're in a legal state or have access to hemp, you can also add available cannabis flower to your LEVO herb pod to infuse the butter in this recipe. To infuse cannabis flower with butter, set your LEVO to 165˚F for 2.5 hours.

Learn more about the LEVO Oil Infusion Machine here!


The product shown here was gifted to Hempsley by LEVO and Papa & Barkley during their Heart of Health Exchange sponsorship. All opinions are our own. Thanks for supporting the brands that support Hempsley!

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The efficacy of these products have not been confirmed by FDA-approved research. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. All information presented here is not meant as a substitute for or alternative to information from health care practitioners. Please consult your health care professional about potential interactions or other possible complications before using any product. The Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act requires this notice.

The product shown here was gifted to Hempsley by LEVO and Papa & Barkley during their partnership for our Heart of Health Exchange. 

LEVO and Papa & Barkley’s sponsorship supported our mission to bring you free, quality education by allowing us to purchase props, create original imagery, perform research, write and edit content, & host events in our local community. Although this is a sponsored recipe, we assure you that we are committed to bringing you unbiased information and promise that all thoughts and opinions are our own. Thank you for your support!

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This review was written by Kristen Williams. Copyright  Hempsley 2019, All Rights Reserved

September 7, 2017