Talk About It Tuesday Blog Series: 5 CBD Cooking Tips for Beginners + Bonus Recipes!
Have you ever thought to try CBD infused food? CBD is being experimented with all over the world- being incorporated into everything from fancy cocktails at local watering holes to infused Cheeseburgers at Carl’s Jr.’s. Infusing Cannabis extract is nothing new. THC has been widely accepted as an efficient and discreet way to achieve the “high” associated with marijuana, without the harmful impact of smoking it. Remember, unlike THC, CBD does NOT get you “high’.
While CBD isn’t “new”, it’s now gaining traction as a legitimate way of consuming CBD. With that traction, comes creativity. More and more people are turning to CBD infused food as an enjoyably & discreet method of taking advantage of its many benefits.
One important thing to remember is to use high quality CBD oil. This is true when using any type of cooking oil, but especially true when preparing foods infused with CBD oil. Consider the brand & lab results, concentration, classification (broad, full, isolate) and the extraction process used.
Here are 5 CBD Cooking Tips. Have fun!
- Infuse CBD with some of your favorite dishes, whether sweet or savory.
- Avoid dense foods (large meats, big casseroles etc.). Focus on lighter foods that don’t take as long to digest.
- Start with small batches/serving sizes, with small amounts of CBD and work your way up. Too much will cause there to be too strong/unpleasant taste and you always run the risk of wasting oil.
- Introduce Fat
Cannabinoids attach best with fat and oil based ingredients, which act as carriers. Adding these ingredients to your recipe will help ensure that the CBD is not being wasted and the full benefit is being realized.
- Infuse & Mix Well
CBD oil will not be effective if added as a garnish or topping like honey or some type of sauce after the treat is cooked. CBD needs to be infused into the recipe at the onset. Additionally, make sure that the CBD oil is evenly distributed throughout the other ingredients to increase consistency.
- Monitor Cooking Temperature
Warming CBD oil has been shown to increase its’ effectiveness, but too much heat can kill off active components of CBD like terpenes and decrease the overall effect. Overheating CBD can also cause a more bitter taste in the final product. CBD oil will burn at 200 degrees if in direct contact with a heat source, which is an issue when cooking high temperature dishes like sauces or baked goods. It’s recommended that CBD induced recipes that require higher heat be cooked at a lower temperature for a longer period of time.
- Proper Storage of CBD Oil
Direct heat and light should be avoided because cannabinoids are sensitive to both. Storing your CBD oil in an upright container, away from light and moisture will extend the life and maintain the potency of your CBD oil. If stored properly, the typical oil has a shelf life between 12-18 months.
Two Easy, Healthy and Delicious Recipes:
Strawberry, Ban & Spinach CBD Smoothie
Start with a boost of antioxidants, iron and Vitamin C to fuel your morning.
- 6-7 fresh strawberries (detach leaves)
- 1 Frozen Banana
- 1-2 Cup fresh spinach
- 2 Cup Orange Juice
- ½ Cup of milk (your choice)
- ½ Cup of yogurt (vanilla or plain)
- ¼ Cup ice
- 1tsp honey
- 1 ml Golden Legacy 500 mg Lemon Lift CBD Oil
Directions: Combine ingredients into blender and blend until desired consistency. If you prefer a less thick smoothie, slowly add more milk.
Golden Legacy Guacamole (w/ CBD)
- 3-4 Avocados
- ½ Cup Small red onion (Diced)
- 1 Lime (squeezed)
- 1 Jalepeno (Diced,optional)
- Sea Salt
- ½ – 1 ml Golden Legacy 1,000 mg Fresh Mint CBD Oil
Directions: In a large mixing bowl, mash avocados with spoon until you achieve your preferred consistency. Mix in the remaining ingredients and squeeze lime juice onto mixture.
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