CBD is one of the most popular new products out there, and with good reason: Some scientific evidence, and an array of anecdotal stories, point to the compound’s ability to address numerous ailments that people face.
There are numerous ways to ingest CBD, including edibles, tinctures, creams, lotions, vaping juices and more. However, some people are uncomfortable with vaping due to concerns over safety. Others don’t like the greasy feel that lotions and creams often leave behind. Fortunately, there are methods to add CBD into your diet that are simultaneously tasty and will allow you to get all of the benefits which CBD has to offer.
To that end, here are seven ways to add CBD into your everyday diet. Sometimes, the food comes ready-made for you. Other times, you can cook the CBD into a recepies. Regardless of how you enjoy it, these recepies give you a great way to creatively add CBD into your everyday diet.
CBD edibles are one of the more popular ways of consuming CBD. One of the most common examples is gummies. They are just what they sound like: CBD infused in a gummy candy form. If you don’t like gummies, fear not, as there are many other varieties available, including chocolates, brownies and more.
The biggest issue with ready-made CBD edibles is that they are usually candy or another snack form. This can be a concern if you have food allergies, or if you are trying to eliminate sugars or other snack treats.
When you first try CBD, you should start slow and only consume one edible. Depending on your metabolism and tolerance, one may be all you need to feel the compound’s positive effects.
CBD drinks – particularly those endorsed or backed by celebrities – are rapidly becoming more popular. If you have an Instagram profile, you’ve almost certainly seen a celebrity make an endorsement of a CBD product. Many other celebrities, such as former boxer Mike Tyson, have even unveiled their own products (in Tyson’s case, he launched DWiiNK).
CBD drinks come in a wide array of varieties, including:
As with any other CBD edible, you should make sure that you check out the product’s Certificate of Analysis in order to confirm that a product has been accurately labeled. Unfortunately, studies have shown that some CBD vendors have taken advantage of the lax regulatory environment and mislabel their products. As such, more reputable sellers have chosen to pay for a third party to provide a Certificate of Analysis. This analysis will confirm the veracity of the compound’s ingredients.
If you are the more adventurous type, or you enjoy cooking, CBD gives you ample opportunities to make your own creations! Like cooking anything else, it will be an experiment the first time, but once you get some comfort about cooking with CBD, you will be able to whip up your own dishes in no time.
Here are some suggestions for the types of food you can make with CBD, along with some links to good resources for recipes.
As long as you get the right kind of CBD, you can easily mix it with healthy food. For example, this recipe provides a great way for you to mix CBD into a Mexican Quinoa Salad. There are also recipes available which allow you to create your own salad dressing, such as a CBD-infused Strawberry Vinaigrette and CBD-infused Tomato Vinaigrette. Interestingly, that second recipe actually calls for a relatively new CBD food: CBD Olive Oil.
As noted above, most premade CBD foods exist in some sort of sweet or snack form. However, that certainly shouldn’t prohibit you from making your own tasty creation. For example, there are a variety of CBD cookie recipes available, including CBD chocolate chip cookies, CBD pumpkin cookies, and CBD chocolate triple-nut cookies.
As you may have noticed, there tends to be an overlap between people who enjoy CBD and individuals who are vegan or vegetarian. That’s because there are similarities between the two products: Both are naturally made, come with minimal processing and attract people who prefer a green lifestyle.
As such, it’s probably no surprise to learn that there are quite a few examples of vegan CBD recipes out there. For example, there are quite a few Vegan CBD treats, including CBD-infused Pumpkin Space Lattes and Green CBD Oil Smoothies. If you are looking for something a little bit more substantial, there are also plenty of options, including CBD Peppermint Chocolate Cups, Cheesecake Bites and Brownies. Looking for more? Check out these Vegan CBD Chocolate Cherry Scones.
Yes, that’s right, your favorite chip and dip topping can be made into a CBD treat with just one teaspoon of CBD oil. This probably won’t surprise you, but you can also purchase a variety of CBD products that you can then use in the CBD guacamole – including CBD chips.
As you may have noticed by following some of these links, some CBD recipes don’t actually list amounts. That’s for a simple reason: The amount of CBD you put in a recipe is entirely up to you. It depends on your personal preferences and how much CBD you take in order to feel an impact. That’s why it may not be a bad idea for you to only try cooking with CBD when you determine how much CBD you take before mixing the CBD with your food. This way, you can determine how much CBD truly makes a difference for you.
If you are adding CBD on your own to a recipe, make sure you use a natural or plain-flavored tincture. This will ensure that you don’t accidentally add an unwanted flavor to your food.
As CBD continues to expand its market reach, and more foods and drinks continue to enter the market, you can likely expect to see many more CBD infused foods which are pre-made and ready to be added to your diet. So, keep an eye on this area – you never know what food and recipe will come next!
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