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Hemp Fudgesicles

July is upon us. We have Canada Day, Independence Day, summer vacations, and sunshine. All of this calls for popsicles. I seem to be freezing all sorts of concoctions into treats these days, including hemp. Adding hemp to popsicles gives them a boost of protein and essential fatty acids to balance out the macronutritent profile for efficient metabolization. In other words, we are upgrading the average popsicle from being a shot of frozen sugar to a protein pack mini-meal your body can use for sustained energy.

Hemp Fudgesicles

1 avocado

1 banana

1/2 cup coconut  milk

1/3 cup raw hulled hemp seeds

3 tablespoons maple syrup

1/3 cup cacao powder

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 cup water, or more as needed

Optional: Add nuts, blueberries, cacao nibs, chia seeds, flax seeds, sliced fruit… get creative!

1) Whip all ingredients except water until mixture becomes like pudding in consistency. By the way, this makes a great pudding if you were to stop right here and just eat it out of the bowl. 

2) Add water to thin out the consistency until you can pour it out of the bowl and into popsicle molds.

3) Freeze.

It doesn’t get much simpler than that. The only hard part about this recipe is having to wait for them to freeze.

 

 

Red, White, and Blue Canna Popsicles

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Independence Day is upon us. My neighborhood has been blowing off fireworks for the past week, the weather is supposed to actually be hot on the 4th this year, and I have been wearing red, white, and blue all week to get in a festive mood. It is time to make popsicles.

The goal: All natural sugar free, medicated popsicles that are red, white, and blue to relieve pain, brighten your mood, and be more appreciative of your freedoms in this country.

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Red, White, and Blue Cannabis Popsicles

Makes 4 popsicles (All measurements are approximate and will vary according to the mould size.)

-1/2C cherries, pitted

-1/2C blueberries

-1 banana

-about 1C coconut milk

-5 tsp cannabis coconut oil (I used just a little over 1tsp per popsicle based on the serving potency of this particular oil.)

1) Blend cherries with a about 1/4C coconut milk and 1/3 of the cannabis coconut oil. Spoon in to fill the first 1/3 of the popsicle mould.

2) Blend banana with about 1/3C coconut milk and 1/3 of the cannabis oil. Spoon into mould.

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3) Blend blueberries with coconut milk and the last of the cannabis oil. Spoon into mould.

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4) Freeze.

Notes:  If you want your popsicles to be pretty it helps to keep the fruit purees on the thick side. I left this batch on the thinner side and the layers totally mixed more than I initially planned, oops. I also added the oil to the second layer in the mould rather than the blender when I made this batch because I forget to add it until the banana puree was already in the mould, double oops. It left a mini green layer which is probably a good thing so nobody confuses these with the multitude of non-medicated popsicles I have been making this week. If  you end up having more puree than popsicle mould, put the rest in a ice cube tray- great for adding to smoothies.

There you have it. A healthy, sugar-free, medicated, sweet treat that will cool you down and chill you out.

Have a fun and safe 4th of July!

-TwiceBaked

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