Do I seem like a cannabis activist to you? I do write about cannabis but I don’t really consider myself an activist. My imagination thinks of activists or advocates as people rallying in the streets, regularly meeting with legislators, and being very outspoken about their beliefs. I think of myself as meekly sharing the health benefits of dietary cannabis and displaying positive images of a ‘normal’ person using it.
While it wasn’t my original intention when I started the blog, I’ve become aware that the very act of sharing my cannabis use with the world is a form of activism although I would like to think that I am just over here inspiring people to live a healthier lifestyle.
I am in love with the nutritional perfection of the mighty cannabis plant. I think people deserve to know that they can eat it for nutritional and health benefits without ever getting high. The thing is that you can’t really talk about hemp and cannabis without eventually bringing up the politics and legalities of it. You also can’t get people to be interested in changing the ridiculousness of prohibition without sharing the benefits of the plant and helping them understand that it is not the harmful drug we have purposely been misinformed about for decades.
This is what is swimming around in my brain these days. How can I, and we, effectively spread wellness with cannabis and hemp? Well, I’m starting by sharing the many ways to eat it.
Here, I give you a recipe that is perfect for November, breakfast, dessert, and your digestive system. Good health to you!
Pumpkin Chia Hemp Pudding
2C pumpkin puree
1/4 orange with peel, pureed
2T maple syrup
1C coconut milk
1/2C hemp seeds
1/2C chia seeds
- Combine all ingredients to form a thick soupy consistency.
- Chill in refrigerator overnight. The chia seeds will absorb most of the liquid and the finished product will be a thick pudding consistency.
- Enjoy frequently as breakfast and dessert.