CBD can be utilized in a variety of ways. Tinctures, oils, capsules, and topicals are all well and good, but sometimes you want to shake up your routine a bit. If you’re the type that likes to get creative in the kitchen, this article is for you. By combining the fantastic benefits of CBD with one of your favorite hobbies, you can bring nourishment to a whole new level.
Foods containing CBD (or THC) fall under the category of edibles. Next to sublingual use or vaping CBD, edibles provide one of the most bioavailable ways of consuming cannabidiol. There are many edibles one can purchase premade, but many people prefer to make their own. One of the best reasons for making your own edibles is that you can control the ingredients you use. If you are on a keto diet, for example, you can customize your recipes to meet your specific dietary needs. There really is no limit to the number of ways cooking with CBD oil can enhance your menu.
Basic Tips For Cooking With CBD
Before we begin, let’s go over a few essential guidelines about cooking with CBD so you can get the most out of the experience:
•For most people, CBD oils and isolates are an acquired taste. Keep in mind that Full-spectrum CBD products have a very earthy flavor and isolates can be bitter. Mixing them with another strong flavor (like a tomato base) will work out better than something milder (like a light cheese sauce).
•CBD oil does not dissolve in water. For this, you need a CBD isolate or a water-based or water-soluble form of CBD
•Using CBD oil as a complete or partial substitute for other oils is one of the easiest ways to use it.
•Start with small amounts at a time to avoid any potential side effects like stomach upset.
Bulletproof coffee is made by combining coffee with an oil-based ingredient like MCT or coconut oil, butter, and coffee to make a rich and nourishing beverage.
You may have heard that some regions are prohibiting CBD infused foods and beverages from being served at restaurants or sold in retail locations. Naturally, this has come as a disappointment to the good folk living in those cities who have come to rely on their CBD Bulletproof coffee to start the morning. This recipe is for them:
•1 cup freshly brewed hot coffee
•2 tbsp grass-fed organic butter
•1 tbsp MCT oil or coconut oil
•A dropper full of your favorite CBD Oil
Put it all in a blender and whip it to a delicious froth. Simple and delicious!
Four ingredient CBD Tropical Smoothie
Turn your smoothie into a potent post-workout delight
•One frozen banana
•½ cup of coconut water
•½ cup fresh or frozen pineapple chunks
•25-50 mg of CBD
Place ingredients into a blender and combine on high. Pour into your favorite glass, add a drink umbrella, and you’re good to go!
Everyone’s favorite dip just got healthier thanks to the addition of CBD:
•3 ripe avocados
•Juice of one lime
•1 tsp. Sea salt
•1/2 cup diced scallions
•3 tbs. chopped cilantro
•2 diced plum tomatoes
•1 tsp. chopped garlic
•1 tsp CBD oil
•Cayenne pepper to taste
In a small mixing bowl, mash up the avocados. Add all other ingredients. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
CBD-infused Raspberry Vinaigrette
How could a salad get any healthier? With CBD, of course. This new take on a popular favorite salad dressing tastes delicious and is super-simple to make:
•1 Cup Raspberries
•2 TBSP. Red Wine Vinegar
•1 tsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
•3 TBSP. Olive Oil
•1 dropper of CBD oil
Puree all ingredients in a blender until smooth.
Baking With CBD
CBD can be added to nearly any recipe for baked goods– from cookies to quick breads. The most important thing to remember about baking with CBD is If you want to maintain its therapeutic properties, never heat it about 392°F (200°C) as it will degrade. If you are making baked goods, the best way to avoid this is by using a thermometer to monitor the internal temperature of your recipe.
The easiest way to bake with CBD is to use a premade baking mix. Brownies are an ideal pairing for CBD. However, for purists who want to make a sweet treat from scratch, this simple and delicious recipe for CBD Chocolate Chip Cookies is a great place to start:
•2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
•1 teaspoon baking soda
•1 teaspoon salt
•2 sticks of softened butter
•3/4 cup white sugar
•3/4 cup brown sugar
•1 teaspoon vanilla extract
•1TBS CBD Oil
•2 large eggs
•2 cups of chocolate chips of your choice
•1 cup chopped nuts
Preheat oven to 375° F.
Combine dry ingredients in a small bowl. In a separate bowl, beat your butter, sugars, vanilla, and CBD oil until creamy. Add eggs and beat well. Gradually combine your dry and wet ingredients. Stir in the chocolate chips and the nuts and drop by rounded tablespoons onto an ungreased baking sheet.
Bake for 9 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.
Do you have a favorite CBD-related recipe? We’d love to hear it. Submit it to [email protected] and if we like it, we may even publish it! We encourage you to get creative and start cooking with CBD. The versatile hemp plant allows you to add CBD to so many different dishes, it is well worth developing a CBD-based ingredient list to work from in your own home kitchen.
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