Whether you are going through a particularly stressful time, or you just need a little help winding down one evening, a CBD oil may be worth a try. One of the best and easiest ways to start getting your dose of CBD is through a drink you can easily mix your CBD oil into.
Making a homemade CBD drink can give you a wide variety of options, from a simple tea or coffee to a CBD smoothie or latte. If you are ready to try out some CBD drink recipes, read on for a great place to start.
First, What Is CBD and Can You Cook With It?
CBD, also known as cannabidiol, is one of many compounds that can be found naturally in both marijuana and hemp plants. This natural compound is thought to have a variety of potential beneficial properties. From stress relief to pain management, the interaction CBD has with the endocannabinoid system could be useful for relaxation.
Through an extraction process a number of CBD products can be made. From oils to edibles, there are a wide variety of CBD products on the market today. One of the most popular choices for cooking or mixing a drink is a CBD oil or tincture.
The quality of a CBD oil will impact how effective it is. Choosing a high-quality product, from hemp plant to extraction process, is key. One of the best ways to find a reliable product that you can cook or make a drink with is through third-party lab test results. This ensures you are buying a high-quality product that will translate well into any recipe.
Another important thing to remember when cooking with CBD or adding it to a drink is to watch out for high temperatures. CBD can start to lose its potency when heated too much, so it’s best to keep it under 325-350 degrees Fahrenheit. Now, let’s make sip our way to relaxation with these three CBD drink recipes:
CBD Tea (Two Ways)
There are a few ways to make CBD tea at home. One of the easiest ways is to add some CBD oil to your favorite tea once steeped. But sometimes the oil doesn’t blend well with the water this way depending on your product choice. There is another way to make CBD tea at home using CBD hemp flower! Here is a quick one-cup recipe. (Double as needed).
-Grinder (or a cutting board and knife)
-Tea infuser or strainer
-1/2 cup boiling water
-Lemon, honey or coconut oil to taste
-Preheat your oven to 325 and line baking sheet with parchment paper
-Grind your flower and spread it over the sheet
-Bake for 35 minutes (decarboxylation process will activate the cannabinoids to interact with the ECS)
-Boil water and add ground and decarboxylated flower to tea infuser or in loose leaf form to mug
-Pour hot water over contents of mug
-Let steep for 3-5 minutes, then remove tea infuser or strain into clean mug
-Add your honey, lemon, coconut oil or other addition and enjoy!
Turmeric CBD Latte
Both CBD and turmeric are known to have anti-inflammatory properties. This CBD infused latte is a great recipe to start or end your day. Both tasty and potentially therapeutic, this is one homemade latte you won’t want to miss.
-1 tsp turmeric
-2 tsp coconut sugar (regular sugar is okay, but less tasty!)
-1/2 tsp cinnamon
-¼ cup full-fat coconut milk
-1 cup hot water
-1 dropperful CBD oil
-Heat your water to a boil in a microwave safe mug or stovetop kettle
-Add all dry ingredients to a blender, then add coconut milk and blitz lightly
-Add hot water to blender and blend on high for 15 seconds for a frothy finish
-Pour into mug and let cool for 2 minutes
-Top with dropperful of CBD, stirring lightly and enjoy!
“Calm” CBD-Infused Coffee
Coffee is sometimes known to give people the jitters due to its caffeine content. Adding some CBD to the mix could help make your coffee more “calming.” Combining CBD and coffee leaves a lot of room for recipes, so adding additional flavors or toppings to this base recipe will be simple in your own kitchen.
-2 ounces freshly brewed espresso
-1 cup of your milk of choice
-1 dropperful of CBD oil
-Pour your espresso into a mug
-Heat your milk for 30-60 second in a microwave safe 2-cup measuring cup (larger for rise during frothing)
-Froth milk until creamy and slightly thickened or to liking
-Add dropperful of CBD to espresso, stir lightly
-Add frothed milk to espresso and enjoy!