HERBAL RECIPE CORNER
NO BAKE NUTELLA BLISS BALLS: Taken from So Fresh N So Green: These delicious snacks contain the following stress-relieving and sleep-improving ingredients. Hazelnuts: Studies indicate that about 75% of Americans don’t meet the recommended daily allowance for magnesium, yet it’s absolutely essential for over 300 biochemical reactions in the body, helping the brain, nerves, heart, eyes, immune system, and muscles to function. Not getting enough magnesium has been attributed to symptoms like migraines, sugar cravings, insulin resistance, insomnia, & anxiety. Hazelnuts provide 11 percent of the RDA for magnesium, and they’re also rich in vitamin B6, which helps to keep our nervous system healthy. Dark Chocolate: is loaded with antioxidants called polyphenols, which boost blood brain flow and increase serotonin production. Dark chocolate does contain trace amounts of caffeine, so if you’re super sensitive you may want to consume earlier in the day. CBD Oil: contains active compounds called cannabinoids that interact with the endocannabinoid system, helping to balance and regulate everything from neuro-transmitter and mitochondrial function to inflammation and metabolism. Flaxseeds: these fiber-rich seeds contain omega-3 fatty acids in the form of ALA, which help to reduce inflammation in the brain. They’re also packed with antioxidants called lignans, which help to reduce free radical damage, balance estrogen metabolism, stabilize blood sugar, and support the growth of good bacteria in the gut, all of which are linked to optimal brain health and sleep. Ceylon Cinnamon: this incredibly antioxidant-rich spice helps to boost brain function and defend against neurological disorders. It also helps slow sugar absorption and stabilizes blood sugar, which is key when chronic stress or sleep issues are present.
No-Bake Nutella CBD Bliss Balls Recipe: Makes: 8-12 large balls: Ingredients: For the balls: 1 cup dates, pitted and chopped, 1 cup raw hazelnuts, roughly chopped, ½ cup Nutella hazelnut Butter, ¼ cup cacao powder, 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed, 1 teaspoon Ceylon cinnamon, and ½ teaspoon sea salt. For the topping: ½ cup dark chocolate or chocolate chips, 1 tablespoon coconut oil, 1 dropper full Wild Child CBD Oil of choice, and flaky sea salt or more chopped hazelnuts.
Directions: Add hazelnuts to a food processor and pulse until a course meal forms.
Add the dates, cacao powder, nut butter, flaxseed, cinnamon, and sea salt. Pulse until well mixed and set aside. Meanwhile, melt the chocolate and coconut oil in a stovetop pan over medium low-heat until mixed. Remove from heat and add in CBD oil. Use an ice cream scooper to form large balls. Place balls on a parchment lined baking pan and drizzle with CBD chocolate. Top with more chopped hazelnuts and sea salt, then place in freezer for minimum 20 minutes. Keep balls in fridge for up to a week, or freezer for up to 2 months. Makes an excellent snack on the go, when traveling, or crumble them over a smoothie, chia or yogurt bowl.