CBD (cannabidiol) comes in many different forms: oils, capsules, edibles, sprays, pastes, balms, skincare products, and more. Finding what works best for you and your condition is crucial to having a successful relationship with CBD as a natural supplement. Keep reading if you’d like to learn more about how to start cooking with CBD!
Cooking with CBD
But maybe you’re someone who prefers to get creative. In that case, you’re probably hoping to learn how you can incorporate CBD oil into food and beverages. Aside from topical products (like balms, moisturizers, and gels), CBD is ingested orally which takes it into the bloodstream. This means that if either you’re not keen on the natural earthy taste, or if you just like experimenting with new ingredients, there are many ways that you can cook with high-quality CBD oil.
What makes CBD so uniquely relaxing, inspiring, and uplifting? The research shows that place CBD oil binds to receptors in the body that control a large number of our daily experiences. Studies, research, and testimonials have shown that CBD can be used to such health benefits: reduce stress and anxiety, boost the immune system, decrease inflammation, and manage pain.
Cooking with CBD: hot drinks
You may have noticed in coffee shops and health stores in the past few years the menus have grown, and the option to add CBD oil to your beverage is not uncommon. If you’re not a coffee drinker, there are plenty of popular alternatives such as matcha lattes and turmeric lattes. Some brands are even making delicious mushroom-derived “coffee.”
CBD-infused hot chocolate is another new, exciting option. This product combines decadent hot cocoa with an infusion of premium CBD...and the results have been marvelous. Research shows that both chocolate and cannabinoids (like CBD) may activate your body’s endocannabinoid system. In theory, this duo may boost endocannabinoid levels higher and create greater effects than what you’d see with either hot cocoa or taking CBD oil alone.
Cooking with CBD: smoothies
CBD-infused smoothies are one of the best breakfast solutions due to their nutritional value and convenience in the morning. That’s true whether you’re in a rush or fitting a workout in! Either way, a superfood-packed smoothie can set you up perfectly for the day.
After you’ve chosen the flavors you want in your smoothie, simply blend it all up and add CBD oil. If you’re struggling for inspiration check out some of our favorites:
Green machine CBD smoothie
Blend avocado, lemon, green apple, and some sort of leafy green. Add orange juice or coconut oil to sweeten. Once everything is mixed, gently stir in several servings of CBD tinctures or hemp oil.
Cooking with CBD oil: mixed drinks
CBD can also be added to stronger mood-altering substances, like alcohol. It makes a very nice addition to any number of mixed drinks. All you have to do is:
Cooking with CBD oils: a perfect fat
But your culinary CBD adventure definitely doesn’t need to be limited to drinks. One of the simplest ways of incorporating this natural oil into your cooking is by adding it to salad dressings or pasta sauces such as pesto. One of the key things to remember when cooking with CBD oil is not to heat it too much.
Although it may be an oil, using it interchangeably with cooking oils like olive oil when frying or sauteing will deactivate some of the therapeutic and beneficial properties of CBD. Cooking CBD oil at high heat or for long periods of time will eventually convert it to CBN. Not good.
CBD cooking: summing things up
As you can see, CBD can be enjoyed in a wide variety of ways. You don’t have to take it via CBD oils or tinctures anymore — you can bake with it, cook with it, and make dressings with it. You can also make mixed drinks with it. And if you really want to get creative, you can do some combination of the above!
If you want to check out some healthy and inspiring recipes head to our blog at Reakiro CBD Kitchen. And if you have any favourites or requests, get in touch and let us know by tagging us on social media. We hope that this will be a new tasty avenue for you on your CBD journey.