Cannabis Medible Almond Bites
Cannabis edibles are patient favorite - they provide long lasting and full body relief, great for severe chronic pain and insomnia. Unfortunately, the majority of cannabis edibles are chock full of sugar, corn syrup, preservatives, and other ingredients that can increase inflammation and trigger pain and other symptoms. These easy to make low carb cannabis almond bites are gluten & refined sugar free - a much healthier option for a daily medicine.
Oral Cannabis Dosing
The standard cannabis dosing rule applies - low and slow. Cannabis edibles often feel more intense than other delivery methods, so when coupled with the long duration low and slow is especially important. Onset can take upwards of 2 hours so it best not to add to an oral dose until you've allowed sufficient time to feel the effects.
Starting dose cannabis naive (little to no cannabis experience): 5-10mg
Starting dose cannabis experienced: 10mg+
An upside of making edibles from Florida concentrates is that it is easy to determine the dosage of your final products - just note the total amount of milligrams (THC & CBD) of the concentrate that you add to your recipe. Divide this amount by the number of pieces made.
1 syringe of Curaleaf CO2 indica concentrate = 375mg THC
Recipe makes 25 almond bites
375mg/25 = 15mg per almond bite
Cannabis Medible Almond Bites Recipe
- In a small bowl whisk together almond meal and salt. Set aside.
- In a small heavy bottom pan melt ghee or coconut oil over medium low heat.
- Add cannabis concentrate to melted oil. If your concentrate is too thick to come out of the syringe heat it with a hair dryer or place it in a baggie in warm water to help thin it out. Using a fork or small whisk, stir continuously until concentrate is completely infused into the oil. Remove from heat.
- Add maple syrup and vanilla extract, stirring until well combined.
- Add to almond meal, folding ingredients together with a spoon or spatula until well combined. Place in fridge and allow to set for 15-20 minutes.
- Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper (make sure the sheet will fit into your freezer). Alternatively, you can use silicone molds like these.
- Using a small cookie scoop (or your hands) form into small bite size balls and set on cookie sheet (or fill your mold). Transfer to freezer and allow completely set. Transfer bites to an airtight container and store in freezer for later use.
I have not tried this recipe with almond flour. While it should work, you may need to adjust the amount of fat/oil in the recipe to allow for different absorption.
*Tigernuts are a great option for those with tree nut allergies - they aren't actually a nut, they are a tuber.
You can use any Florida concentrate for this recipe - these include Surterra Pure Reserve Oils, Curaleaf CO2 Concentrate or Distillate, Trulieve Truclear, or Liberty Health Sciences/Aphria Concentrate.