No-baking Collagen-Infused CBD Energy Bites

May 03, 2019

No-baking Collagen-Infused CBD Energy Bites

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What’s the latest trendiest supplement that has spread from dog treats to coffee shops? CBD oil, of course, and there are good reasons for it. First of all, let’s make this super clear: hemp oil and cannabis oil are not the same. While both are cannabis sativa plants, hemp oil is high in CBD (cannabidiol) levels, while the cannabis oil in THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) content. In other words, CBD doesn’t make you “high”, while THC does, because of its psychoactive features.

Now that you know that, let’s see a few benefits CBD oil is known for. It’s used for migraines, lack of appetite or low sex drive. It can reduce pain, improve heart conditions and potentially treat epilepsy and other neurological diseases by protecting nerve cells from degeneration. It decreases anxiety by reducing activity in the amygdala, know as the region of the emotional brain mostly affected by it. It’s also really well known for helping in tumor fight by make it harder for cancer cells to grow and spread.

CBD oil is also easy to use, since it normally comes with an eyedropper: it’s recommended to start with a dosage of 25 mg, that you can adjust depending on your needs and your body’s reactions to it.

You can drop it into anything, really, but today we want to add it to this Collagen-Infused CBD Energy Bites recipe, a no-baking healthy snack or dessert.

Why use Collagen Peptides?

Since we’re about to prepare a really beneficiary snack, let’s also talk about Grass Fed Collagen Peptides. This easy-to-mix collagen powder is rich in Type I & III collagen, that help maintaining healthy joints and strong bones; let your skin aging gracefully by providing it hydration & elasticity.

This is important because collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and it’s the building material to renew cells.

Also, Pasture-Raise Collagen Peptides are characterized by their high levels of 2 of the most important amino acids: Glycine and Proline. Glycine promotes healthy gut repair and function, as well as more restful sleep. Proline helps tighten skin, repair connective tissue, and supports healthy arterial function.

Now that you know everything about the special supplements of today’s recipe, let’s start with our cookie-dough-like bites batch!

Recipe

Ingredients

Protein bites:
25 mg CBD oil
1/2 cup dry pitted dates
3/4 cup raw almond butter
1/4 cup coconut flour
1/4 cup ground flaxseed
3/4 cup Premium Grass Fed Collagen Peptides Powder
2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
1 tablespoon coconut nectar (or maple syrup)
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt

Coating:
1/2 cup coconut palm sugar
1-2 teaspoons cinnamon

Preparation

1. Whisk together coating ingredients for rolling balls. Set aside in flat bowl.
2. Combine all energy bite ingredients with a food processor.
3. Roll heaping tablespoons of mixture into round balls. Roll each bowl in coating mixture.
4. Refrigerate the CBD dessert balls for at least 1 hour before serving. They store well in the fridge up to 1 week.





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