Merry Hemp, Chia and Flax Seed Cookies!

Ingredients:

½ cup almond butter
½ cup coconut oil, melted
3/4 cup coconut palm sugar ( or brown sugar)
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 Tbsp cornstarch
1/4 Tbsp almond milk or water, cold + more if the dough is really dry
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1 cup brown rice flour
1/2 cup millet flour
1 cup gluten-free rolled oats
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 Tbsp chia seeds
2 Tbsp hemp seeds
1Tbsp flax seeds
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1 cup chocolate chips, dairy-free

Method : 
Heat your oven to 350F.

In a large bowl combine the almond butter, coconut oil, sugar, and vanilla.
In a separate small bowl combine the ground flax seed, cornstarch, and almond milk (or water). Mix well. Add the vinegar, let it sit for just a second or two and pour it into the almond butter mixture. Stir well.
In a separate bowl mix the dry ingredients: flours, oatmeal, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Stir until combined. Add the chia, hemp, and give the dry ingredients. Mix together.
Stir together the dry and the wet ingredients. If the mixture is too dry, feel free to add another tablespoon of almond milk (or water). Then add the coconut and chocolate chips. Mix well.

Drop by tablespoons on a parchment lined baking pan. Bake 10 – 12 minutes.

Enjoy

* Merry Christmas to everyone from Hemproject *

My Delicious Hemp Smoothie

Ingredients:

2 T hemp protein powder
1 T hemp seeds
1 T vanilla mesquite supershake mix
2 t chia seeds
¼ C cashews, soaked (overnight, or for 4 hours)
¼ C rolled oats, soaked (overnight, or for 4 hours)
1 T honey
1 banana

Method:

Place all of the ingredients into a blender and whiz up until smooth and creamy.
Add extra ice if you feel like something cool and refreshing.

(Note: If you are not able to find the vanilla mesquite shake mix, simply swop this ingredient for some raw cacao and adjust the honey according to sweetness.)

Enjoy

Study: Cannabis Plays A Key Role In Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

As we know, a growing number of studies have suggested a link between cannabis and cancer. A number of people have turned to the plant to help treat their ailments and more and more anecdotal success stories are popping up with increased prevalence. In turn, consideration for cannabis as viable treatment for cancer is gaining ground.

In 2006, a team of researchers from Complutense University in Spain published a study in the journal Cancer Research that sheds further light on the matter. It suggests that cannabinoids could help treat pancreatic adenocarcinoma – one of the most aggressive forms of cancer.
Spanish Researchers Investigate Cannabinoids, Cancer Treatment
Acknowledged as the fourth deadliest cancer diagnosis, pancreatic cancer is estimated to kill around 37,000 Americans each year. With this in mind, the Spanish research team sought to determine if the ability of cannabis to inhibit tumor growth could help improve the disease’s prognosis.
“The administration of cannabinoids seemed to induce cancer cell apoptosis (programmed cell death).”
Interestingly, the researchers used a cell culture experiment to determine that pancreas cancer cells express an increased number of cannabinoid receptors.
Further, the administration of cannabinoids seemed to induce cancer cell apoptosis (programmed cell death).
Upon further investigation, the team of Spanish researchers determined that cannabinoid-induced apoptosis occurred through activation of the CB2 receptor – one of two widely-acknowledged cannabinoid receptors.
Cannabinoids Shown To Inhibit Pancreatic Cancer In Animal Models
thcThe research team also investigated the effects of cannabinoid treatments on living animal models. First, they induced tumor growth in a group of nude mice. They then proceeded to treat the tumors with one of three options – tetrahyrdrocannabinol (THC), JWH (a synthetic cannabinoid), or a placebo for comparison.
According to their findings, cannabinoid administration was able to inhibit cancerous growth, prevent its spread, and even induce cancer cell apoptosis in live animal models.
“Cannabinoids lead to apoptosis of pancreatic tumor cells via a CB2 receptor.”
In conclusion, the Spanish researchers determined, “cannabinoids lead to apoptosis of pancreatic tumor cells via a CB2 receptor” They went on to report that their findings could spur the beginning of “a new therapeutic approach for the treatment of pancreatic cancer.”
Of course, people have long been using medical marijuana and cannabis extracts to help treat a variety of cancers, so we’re not exactly surprised.

Source : Medical Jane

Persimmon Hemp Tart

Ingredients:

persimmon fruit – 3 (really ripe hachiya ones will do best)
dates – 1 cup
walnuts – 1 cup
Hemp flour -1 cup
cocoa powder – 1 tbsp (or carob powder)
desiccated coconut – 1 tbsp + a bit more for the garnish

Method:
for the base:
add the dates, walnuts, desiccated coconut, cocoa powder and hemp flour into a food processor
run the processor until everything comes together and walnuts are broken up
now, dividing this into four portions, place the mixture into non-stick tart cases
spread them out well to cover the base and the sides of each tart case
place them in the freezer for atleast half an hour and then begin making the

filling
for the filling:
peel the persimmon fruits, chop into cubes and grind them to form a puree in the food processor or blender
take out the tart cases with the base filled in, from the fridge or freezer
using a spoon add the fruit puree to cover the base evenly upto the top
garnish with more desiccated coconut
again chill in the fridge/freezer for half an hour and serve!

Enjoy 

Persimmon hemp Smoothie + Cinnamon Granola

Ingredients:

Persimmon Smoothie
2 Persimmons
Juice from 3 Clementines
1 Frozen Banana
Splash Almond Milk
Squeeze Lemon Juice
Cinnamon Granola
2 Cups Rolled Oats
⅓ Cup Pepitas
½ Cup Coconut Flakes
¼ Cup Hemp Seeds
¼ Cup Coconut Oil, melted
Scant ¼ Cup Maple Syrup
1 Tsp Cinnamon

Method:
Cinnamon Granola
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
In a bowl, combine oats, pepitas, coconut flakes, and hemp seeds.
In another bowl, combine wet ingredients – melted coconut oil, maple syrup, and cinnamon.
Mix wet and dry ingredients together fully.
On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, bake granola for 10 minutes, checking often to prevent burning.

Persimmon Smoothie
Peel skin off persimmons. Add to blender with clementine juice, banana, almond milk, and lemon juice. Blend until smooth.
Serve smoothie in a bowl topped with granola.

Enjoy!

Cannabis Use Improves Cognitive Performance

A scientific paper published in Frontiers in Pharmacology shines a light on marijuana and cognitive function. McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and Tufts University research indicates that marijuana use improves cognitive performance.

Cognitive performance, is defined as ” our ability to utilize the knowledge acquired by mental processes in our brains. A well-functioning brain controls a range of voluntary and involuntary actions. Examples of these actions are the sleep-wake cycle, attention, perception, mood, emotion, appetite-satiety and memory.”

Scientists who published “Splendor in the Grass? A Pilot Study Assessing the Impact of Medical Marijuana on Executive Function” tracked 24 certified medical-marijuana patients over three months. The patients consistently measured for cognitive proficiency via the Stroop Color Word Test and Trail Making Test.

Staci Gruber, PhD, is the director of the Marijuana Investigations for Neuroscientific Discovery (MIND) program at McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School’s largest psychiatric affiliate. Her initial report states marijuana led to patients breezing through an array of brainteasers with enhanced speed and accuracy.

From a McLean Hospital report:

“After three months of medical marijuana treatment, patients actually performed better, in terms of their ability to perform certain cognitive tasks, specifically those mediated by the frontal cortex,” explained Gruber.
Study participants also reported improvements in their specific clinical conditions, sleep, and overall health as well as a decreased use of conventional medications, particularly opiates.
“We saw a 42 percent reduction in opioid use,” reported Gruber. “This is significant, particularly for those of us in Massachusetts and other areas of the country where the opioid epidemic is ravaging so many. This preliminary finding certainly warrants deeper and broader investigation.”

Source : Medical Marijuana 411t