Unfortunately, most medical marijuana edibles are highly decadent and calorie dense. Of course they taste and look great, but by incorporating these devilish treats into daily consumption they will end up wreaking havoc on your waistline in the long run. My solution? Low low glycemic, high fiber, and organic ingredients. They make for a delicious and satisfying treat without all the guilt. One such recipe follows below:
Protein No Bake Flax Cookies
Mise en place:
1 cup canabutter of your choice
1/2 cup organic peanut butter
1 and 1/2 cup vanilla non-gmo protein powder
1/4 cup flax seed
1 packet Stevia powder
Mix all ingredients together in a medium sized bowl. It will begin to form a dough. If the dough is too gooey for you taste, simply add more protein powder. Chill for 10 minutes. Remove from fridge and roll into cookie form. Serve chilled or at room temperature. Store in the fridge or freezer for a cold treat. Makes 14 servings.
*The serving size will depend on the amount of grams of THC in the butter. The rule of thumb is 1 gram per serving. If your cannabutter only has 7grams worth, you can add 7grams worth of tincture to the recipe without any adverse effects. Just add a little more protein powder to thicken.
This blog is intended to explore the legal aspects of the medical marijuana culture in direct correlation with the cooking and baking world. More specifically, the evolution of this industry in Colorado. I will also touch on the health benefits of marijuana and when balanced with good nutrition/exercise can help promote a longer and more fulfilling life. I will include recipes, health tips, personal experiences, podcast interviews, dispensary and restaurant reviews. It is my hope that you enjoy my journey down the rabbit hole as much as I do. This blog will teach you how to pair specific strains with specific dishes to create delicious edibles in the privacy of your own home. This strain specific cooking to impart the flavors of the strain into specific dishes is something I started since I moved to Colorado. With my passion and love for the cannabis plant, I plan to teach people how to medicate deliciously while respecting the medicinal qualities of this god send.
"The illegality of cannabis is outrageous, an impediment to full utilization of a drug which helps produce the serenity and insight, sensitivity and fellowship so desperately needed in this increasingly mad and dangerous world."
-Carl Sagan quote on Marijuana