Have you ever thought about including CBD in some of your favorite food and drinks? It can not only add variety to your daily CBD routine, but also enhance your overall experience. Whether you’ve been using CBD for a while or if you’re just getting started, we’ve got a few ideas to help on your journey.
Today, we’ll take a look at some creative ways you can incorporate CBD into some of your favorite foods and drinks. Sure, the effects take a little longer to kick in when you take ingestible CBD (edibles), but the effects last much longer, and some even report heightened effects.
But first, let’s cover some of the basics.
What is CBD?
CBD stands for cannabidiol, a non-psychoactive compound found within the hemp plant. It boasts a broad range of therapeutic benefits, thanks to its relationship with the endocannabinoid system.
You can find a wide variety of products infused with CBD, but some of the most popular are CBD tinctures and CBD gummies. However, we’ll stick to tinctures for the purpose of this article, since it blends best with the CBD recipes we’ll be discussing.
1. Spruce Up Your Morning Coffee
Ahhh, the mornin’ cup of joe — some of us can’t live without it. At first glance, CBD coffee probably seems like something you’d pass on, but after reading a few success stories, you might decide it’s something worth giving a shot.
Many who have tried it report feeling energized, relaxed, optimistic, and productive, all at once — ready to conquer the day. And for those who experience the occasional bout of anxiety after coffee, CBD coffee is heaven-sent.
Perhaps the most intriguing aspect of CBD coffee is the nanotechnology utilized. This process is known as nano-emulsification, and it basically breaks CBD molecules down into microscopic particles, increasing absorption and overall effectiveness of the product.
With nanotechnology, cannabinoids enter the bloodstream within 5–7 minutes, as opposed to the typical 45 minutes it takes for most people.
If you don’t want to splurge on pre-made CBD coffee, you can still take your CBD tincture oil and squeeze a few drops in. You get the same effects. You just have to wait a little longer for the cannabinoids to kick in.
2. Elevate Your Baking Experience
Have you ever heard the saying, “A cookie a day keeps the bad vibes away?” Probably not, because it’s not an actual saying … but it should be!
When you combine CBD and baking — cookies, in this particular case — you end up with a batch of baked delights that give you calming, good vibes. If you want to start baking with CBD, there are a few ways to go about it.
The easiest way to bake with CBD is to purchase pre-made CBD butter. This way, you can go about your usual baking routine, simply substituting your CBD butter for regular butter.
Most people love CBD cookies, because they’re a tasty way to immerse yourself in a beneficial CBD experience.
Seriously, fresh baked cookies and CBD — it doesn’t get much better than that!
3. CBD Cocktails for the Win
There are plenty of reasons to whip up a CBD cocktail. The beauty of this option is that you can transform any of your favorite drinks into a therapeutic CBD cocktail just by adding a bit of tincture. On the other hand, if you’re in the market for a new drink to dazzle and amaze, there are plenty of CBD drink recipes online to try.
CBD cocktails make quite the impression, especially in a social setting, since they soothe social nerves associated with mixing and mingling. Some people have a hard time being around other people in a new environment, let alone having to spark up a conversation.
This option allows you to put your nerves to the side, enjoy the party, or just chill out and relax after a long day.
4. A “Chill” Salad Dressing
If you want to take a healthier approach, try a CBD-infused salad dressing. They’re straightforward to make and enhance the duration of your effects, since edible forms of CBD typically last a little longer.
Most of the CBD salad dressings you’ll see involve a CBD tincture oil, some sort of vinegar, oil (generally olive), and a variety of seasonings. Don’t worry if you don’t get it right on the first try; this type of infusion takes a little more practice to master, since the CBD content is more noticeable.
We love CBD salad dressings, because it takes wellness to a whole new level. You’re eating healthy and getting your daily serving of cannabinoids at the same time. Oh, and if you make your dressing with a fatty oil like olive oil, you enhance the absorption and effectiveness of your CBD even more.
5. Everyone Loves Guac, Right?
Holy guacamole! Have you heard about CBD-infused guacamole? Guac and chips are an all-time favorite for game-day snacks, but this new spin has some hidden benefits.
Sometimes game day can get pretty intense with buzzer shots or last-minute field goals, but if you’re serving CBD guac, everyone can watch the game with a much-needed layer of chill. Going back to the inclusion of fatty content, avocados are rich in healthy fats, which serve as a vehicle for CBD absorption and overall effectiveness.
If you want to whip up a batch for yourself or for friends, all you have to do is grab your typical ingredients, along with your favorite CBD oil — chop, mash, mix, and voila! You’ve got CBD guacamole!
There are countless ways to include CBD in your daily routine. Sometimes it’s fun to experiment and discover new alternatives to the same old, same old. These are five of our favorite ways to mix things up, but you can find many more ideas online or, better yet, come up with your own!
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