Cooking with CBD is one of the easiest and most inventive ways to introduce the compound into your daily health routine. It might sound intimidating, but CBD recipes aren’t as complicated as they sound. In fact, it can be straightforward. Not only that, it has SO many health benefits. From anxiety relief to muscle recovery, it will take your recipes to the next level.
You don’t have to be an expert chef to incorporate CBD into your cooking. It pairs perfectly with both sweet and savoury recipes. Whether you want to add it to your favourite cake recipe or incorporate it into a salad dressing, it can provide delicious results.
If you’re wanting to curb your sweet cravings or enhance your existing recipes with soothing benefits, we’ll provide everything you need in this post. With the help of our tips and easy-to-follow CBD recipes, you’ll be well on your way to enjoying some delicious food with mood-boosting benefits.
The use of CBD is prominent everywhere. Whether it’s incorporated into your face cream or it’s in your energy drink – it’s being added to almost everything. But why? Well, it offers many health benefits – for both the body and the mind. So, why not utilise it into our recipes too?
Before considering the addition of CBD, it’s worthwhile exploring the benefits it has as a stand-alone supplement. It’s a powerhouse of goodness and it might be just what you’re looking for if you’re suffering from fatigue or stress.
There’s no doubt about it, CBD is powerful on its own without the need of adding it to anything else. But if it can enhance the food you’re eating, you’ll naturally reap the benefits.
The quality of your products is important. Just like anything else, it should be sourced from a reputable brand. Especially if you’re wanting to gain the real benefits, choosing your CBD oil carefully shouldn’t be misjudged.
A few drops of CBD oil added to your recipes is enough to start with. It might not seem a lot but it’s best to start small and gradually increase the quantity. That way, you’ll be able to notice the gradual increase of benefits over time.
Heat can change the composition of the oil and it can also lower the effectiveness of CBD overall. To avoid this, sprinkle it over vegetables and cooked food once it’s been plated – that way, you’re ensuring all beneficial properties are maintained in your CBD recipe.
Although it’s not recommended that you use CBD oil as a standalone cooking oil. It can be added to existing cooking oil – whether that’s avocado oil, olive oil, coconut oil or even butter or ghee. CBD is fat-soluble and with the help of another cooking oil, your body will be absorbing all of the feel-good benefits.
For the best results, keep your CBD bottle in a dark, cool, dry place such as a kitchen cupboard or a pantry. Also, don’t forget to keep it away from direct sunlight, and warm temperatures and keep it out of the reach of children.
Whether you need something as a pick-me-up or you’re looking to enhance your dressings, we’re going to fill you with inspiration and get those healthy creative juices flowing.
It’s worth noting that cooking with CBD has many health benefits. Also, the act of cooking and baking alone is a great way to boost your mental health. It doesn’t need to be a stressful task, it can be a mindful activity. Taking the time to cook and bake for your health, will have nothing but positive results – fact. So let’s dive in and see which recipes we’ve selected!
Chocolate and CBD – a delicious combination. Inspired by Chef Brianna Gallo, this smoothie can be made as a snack, as an energy-boosting breakfast or it can be carried on the go. Perfect if you’re short on time and need an uplifting boost. You’ll be feeling rejuvenated in no time – less than 5 minutes to make!
Serving size: one
Taking inspiration from Freedom Leaf, this fibre-rich stir fry is great as a meal, as a side dish or incorporated into noodles and rice. It’s also a great way to use up leftover vegetables. The vegetables we feature in this recipe are just a guide, use whatever is in your fridge and don’t forget, it’s a great opportunity to experiment.
Serving size: four – use the leftovers as lunch or dinner the following day. Pop them in an airtight container and they’ll stay fresh in the fridge for up to three days.
To satisfy those guacamole cravings, we’ve taken inspiration from Dr Watson and created our own recipe with mood-boosting benefits and a fiery kick (chilli optional). Guacamole is great on toast as a breakfast option or paired with rice, nachos or as a creamy side dish. Avocados are rich in potassium, folate and fibre – healthy, mood-boosting and delicious.
Serving size: four -if you’re using this as a side dish, put it in the fridge in an airtight container and consume it within two days.
Whether you’re winding down after a long week or you’re wanting to impress your friends at a dinner party, this rhubarb infusion is refreshing, sweet and packed full of natural botanicals. Not to forget, you won’t have a sore head after this – it’s a non-alcoholic alternative all thanks to the wonderful Ceder’s Gin.
Garnish with edible flowers and a sprinkle of sugar – cheers to that!
Serving size: one
Inspired by Lauren Chamber’s recipe, this rocky road freezer fudge is the perfect dessert or mid-afternoon pick-me-up. Whether you’re needing an energy boost or you’re looking for something that will help curb those sugar cravings – this recipe will do just that. Packed full of delicious goodness, it’s crunchy, rich and decadent.
Serving size: eight – 12
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There are many ways to make CBD-infused foods. You can add CBD oil to preexisting recipes or make your own by mixing the oil with ingredients like butter, olive oil, or coconut oil.
You can also use a tincture made from CBD oil to add flavourless drops of CBD to any food or drink.
CBD oil will not get you high because it does not contain THC. CBD is a non-psychotropic cannabinoid that does not interact with the CB1 or CB2 receptors in the brain in the way that THC does, so it does not produce psychoactive effects.
CBD oil has a number of potential benefits for health, including relief from pain, anxiety, and seizures, and there is some evidence to suggest that it may also help to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.
Cooking with CBD is rewarding, packed full of goodness and has many benefits. The CBD recipes we’ve featured are easy-to-follow and are guaranteed to be delicious. Also, if you prepare them ahead of time, you’ll have no choice but to make healthier decisions.
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