Using CBD Oil for Smoothie Recipes

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The health benefits of cannabidiol (CBD) and the various conditions it can help treat are becoming more widely known and accepted by the general public. CBD is an incredibly versatile compound, capable of alleviating many ailments, and in oil form it is also very adaptable in terms of ingestion. Using CBD oil for smoothies is a great way to incorporate CBD into your diet, and since they fit nicely into many people’s existing wellness routines, this is an easy and tasty approach to ingesting CBD oil.

What is CBD?

Before we start looking at these fabulous CBD Oil Smoothie recipes, here’s a quick primer on “What exactly is CBD?” If you are familiar however, feel free to skip to the next section.

Cannabidiol is a chemical compound (cannabinoid) found in cannabis and is used extensively for its healing properties and health benefits. It is generally obtained from the hemp plant, however it is also found in certain species of marijuana. While both plants are cannabis and technically the same species, hemp naturally contains very high amounts of CBD with little THC (>0.3% by dry weight). 

Similar to other cannabinoids, CBD works alongside the endocannabinoid system (ECS), boosting its efficacy and assisting with natural processes such as appetite regulation, swelling or inflammation, memory, immune function, sleep, and mood.

CBD can also help those who suffer from chronic pain, arthritis, epilepsy, and nausea. It is also excellent at reducing swelling in the body, making it ideal for individuals who want something other than conventional treatment to ease their pain. Due to its ability to relax the body and reduce anxiety, CBD can help patients with insomnia, allowing them to fall asleep easier and for longer periods.

These are just the basics.  If you would like to learn more about CBD check out our Ultimate CBD Guide.

What are the benefits of CBD-Infused Smoothies?

Now that you know about CBD, let’s see what CBD Oil Smoothies can do for you.

For Athletes

If you’re an athlete, you may already know that there are Pain Creams on the market to assist with muscle recovery and inflammation. While these are great for skin-deep ailments and localized pain, consider putting some CBD oil in your recovery shakes. By drinking CBD-Infused Smoothies, you’re adding a compound that can reduce recovery time after a strenuous workout, primarily due to its anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties – helping you to get back to what you do best.

For Stress, anxiety, and sleep

Stress and anxiety are no stranger to many of us and can lead to a multitude of issues, such as an inability to get a full night’s sleep. The research on CBD for anxiety and sleep is very encouraging.  Drinking CBD-Infused Smoothies after a stressful workday, taking a well-deserved relaxation session, or having that solid night’s rest are great options. CBD can calm nerves and reduce anxiety, helping you fall asleep easier. But CBD isn’t just beneficial for sleep, it can also help in maintaining focus, an early morning or midday CBD-Infused smoothie is great any time of the day! 

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If over the counter medications aren’t doing the trick, why not try a natural solution in the form of CBD. Studies have found that CBD can help with pain management for ailments such as gout, arthritis, joint pain, migraines to name a few. CBD-Infused smoothies are a fresh and delicious new take on tackling these issues that are prominent for so many people.   

How much CBD oil should I put in my smoothie?

Dosage varies from person to person; what might work for a spouse or friends might not work for you (depending on factors such as weight, metabolism, and severity of the condition being treated). If you are new to CBD or unsure about the appropriate amount to add to your smoothie, we can help with our dosage chart (found here) as well as our CBD Oil quiz. These are designed as a starting point based on overarching factors, however some tweaking to your personal dosage may be needed to find the ideal amount for you.

CBD Oil Smoothies

What is the easiest and best way to add CBD to your smoothie? The easiest way to integrate CBD into your smoothies is through a CBD tincture; we have different tincture strengths and flavours that can help you out. You’ll want to start with a small dose of CBD, or the recommended dose from our quiz, and measure your reaction.  Over time, you can gradually increase the dose until you achieve your desired result; we recommend increasing your dosage by 5mg after at least one week of use from the initial dose amount. By adding a full-spectrum CBD tincture to your smoothie, the vitamins and minerals of the CBD are easily absorbed into the body.  The oil should blend easily with the rest of your smoothie if you’re using a blender or even just by shaking vigorously – depending on your taste preference, we have unflavoured and peppermint varieties. 

Now that we covered the benefits of CBD-Infused smoothies, we have asked some of our friends to help and create delicious recipes that will leave you wanting more!

CBD Smoothie and Drink Recipes

These recipes are guidelines for you to follow but of course, you can adjust the CBD dose or ingredients as you see fit.

Recipe 1: Refreshing CBD Infused Kombucha Fresca

by Conscious Christa

 

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Ingredients:
2 doses of resolveCBD oil
3 cups grapefruit juice
2 cups kombucha
2 tbsp maple syrup
1/2 cup ice

Instructions:
Optional: Sugar rim your glasses (Dip the glass in lemon juice and then in sugar)
Add all the ingredients except the CBD into a pitcher and stir
Fill two glasses halfway with ice and pour in the fresca mixture
Add 1 dose of resolveCBD oil to each glass
Optional: Garnish with mint and raspberries

You can also get the recipe on Christa’s site here.

Recipe 2: Tropical CBD Infused Smoothie

by Cierra & Mike

Ingredients:
1/2 cup of frozen mango
1/2 cup of pineapple
1 carrot
1/2 cup of strawberries
1/2 cup of orange juice
A scoop of Greek yogurt
1 dose of resolveCBD oil
Handful of ice

Instructions:
Blend ingredients.
Enjoy!

Recipe 3: Easy Iced Matcha Latte

by Calley Harvey

Ingredients:
3/4 cup of plant based milk
1/3 cup of water
2 tsp honey
1 tsp matcha
1 dose of resolveCBD oil
Add lots of ice!!

Instructions:
Blend ingredients.
Enjoy!

Recipe 4: Creamy Morning Elixir

by Kelsey McKibbon

Ingredients:
Coffee
Vanilla ext
Coconut oil
Collagen
Maca
Honey
1 dose of resolveCBD oil

Instructions:
Blend ingredients.
Enjoy!

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