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Written By: Emily Spring
CBD is everywhere. The cannabinoid can be found in anything from beauty products to CBD infused milkshakes and cookies. CBD's increasing popularity is likely related to volumes of research that demonstrate its many health benefits.
CBD oil can be consumed on its own, but you can also infuse it into food and drinks. After all, who doesn’t want nachos that fill your belly and promote restful sleep, decrease nervousness, and relieve discomfort? Whether you want to know how to make CBD gummies or how to make a cocktail with CBD, there are hundreds of recipes out there.
We’ve compiled a few of the best recipes along with some helpful tips and tricks for cooking with cannabis oil. Learn how to use your favorite product in the tasty treats below.
If you’re on the lookout for CBD recipes, you’re probably well-aware that cannabidiol can have many positive effects when applied topically or ingested orally. Consuming CBD might help with any of the following:
While you can ingest CBD oil by placing a few drops underneath your tongue, there are many benefits to cooking and baking with CBD as well. CBD edibles have different effects than ingesting the oil on its own. A few of the biggest benefits of using CBD oil in food and drinks include:
Cannabis oil can be incorporated into food by baking it into your favorite desserts, incorporating it into marinades and dressings, and even drizzling it on top of your dinner. Let’s take a look at some fail proof recipes for relaxing treats.
Whether you’re having friends over or hoping to stick some extra cookie dough in the freezer, chocolate chips cookies are an easy baking project to tackle. Nothing is better than the smell of a batch of cookies baking in the oven, especially when those cookies contain CBD. This recipe contains ingredients that you likely already have in your kitchen.
Preheat the oven to 350° F. Assemble the following ingredients and follow the instructions below for foolproof cookies that are sweet, salty, chocolatey, and above all, soothing.
Mix in one bowl:
In a second bowl, use a standing mixer to blend:
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in three batches, mixing on low. When the wet and dry ingredients have combined, stir in a 12 oz bag semisweet chocolate chips (or the equivalent amount of your favorite dark chocolate bar).
Drop in large spoonfuls on your baking pan and bake for 14 minutes, or until the edges are lightly golden-brown.
CBD isn’t only for sweet foods. You can also add CBD into something salty or savory as well. Salsa is easy to make: if you have tomatoes, onions, lime juice, and fresh herbs on hand, you have the basic ingredients. Add a tablespoon of a quality CBD oil to top it off (or more for a more potent effect). Typical proportions include:
Mix the ingredients together, and voila! Salsa is a delicious and healthy snack, and it only takes a few minutes to prepare. You can customize the recipe by adding fruits including peach and pineapple, as well as adjust the CBD—and the seasonings—to your taste.
If you want to learn how to make CBD gummies at home, Real Nutritious Living has the recipe. These particular gummies are specifically designed to help you get quality sleep because they not only include CBD, but they also have tart cherry juice—a natural source of sleep-improving melatonin. We recommend using silicone molds to easily pop the gummies out once they're ready.
All you have to do is stir in the ingredients, let them sit, and pop them out for tasty and fun CBD gummies. Enjoy!
Whether you want to try a CBD latte, or you’d prefer to add some CBD to a cocktail, there’s a drink recipe for you. Many drink creations don’t even need a recipe because CBD oil can easily be added to your favorite drinks—try adding a dose to your coffee or tea. However, if you are looking for a CBD infused oil drink that is a bit more creative, check out the recipes below.
Gin and CBD are a pairing made in heaven because of gin’s naturally herbaceous, botanical notes. To add a CBD twist to a classic cocktail, try crafting a Spanish style CBD gin and tonic. Combine:
This cocktail is the perfect blend of relaxing and uplifting. Not a gin drinker? Try a variation with a classic herbaceous aperitif like amaro. Not a drinker at all? Replace the alcohol with a product like juniper syrup.
(Recipe adapted from Goop.)
If you have a blender and some fruit, you’re ready to make a CBD smoothie. Add your usual ratio of favorite fruits and veggies—from bananas to raspberries to kale and beyond—along with 21mg high-quality CBD oil and you’ll soon have a nourishing and relaxing drink to sip.
Although you can add CBD to any of your favorite smoothie recipes, this CBD infused mango smoothie from Bon Appetit is especially tasty.
Are you looking for a drink that sharpens your mind while establishing a sense of mental calmness? Combine:
This CBD matcha latte is super simple because all you need to do is blend the ingredients together and enjoy.
If you’re a beginner to using CBD oil, we have a few tips! Always use a high-quality, edible CBD oil when making a new dish or drink. Below are a few things that you can do to make sure that your CBD recipe is effective and delicious. These tips and tricks include:
You don’t need to be an experienced chef or mixologist to incorporate CBD into a recipe. CBD is not a difficult ingredient to work with. Give a few different recipes a try, and soon you’ll find some new favorite ways to take CBD. For more CBD recipes and information, check out our CBD blog at Plant People today.
Written by Emily Spring
Emily Spring is the Director of Marketing at Plant People. A longtime proponent of balanced living, she has enjoyed over 8 years driving growth in the lifestyle, health and wellness sectors with deep experience in functional solutions for optimizing anyone's everyday life.
Reviewed by Anne Kurtz
Anne Kurtz holds a Ph.D. and M.Sc. from Cornell University in Food Science, specializing in flavor chemistry and neuroscience. She is a sustainability and consumer product expert, with nine years in the consumer packaged goods industry working across R&D, innovation, claims, and digital marketing. Anne is passionate about consumer tech and writes a weekly newsletter called The Juicy Byte.
Wake and Bake. CBD Colorado Hemp Honey & Matcha Latte. https://wakeandbake.co/cbd-colorado-hemp-honey-matcha-latte/
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Real Nutritious Living. Healthy CBD Oil Gummies. https://realnutritiousliving.com/healthy-cbd-oil-gummies-recipe-for-sleep/