How to Easily Add CBD into Your Diet
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We had acai berries, and then kale, and now CBD—or at least that’s how it seems. CBD has quickly become a buzzword in the superfood market, and for good reason. The cannabinoid is non-psychoactive (meaning it won’t give you a “high” feeling) and it’s also been deemed by the World Health Organization as:
- Not harmful
- Not addictive
- Full of health benefits
There are endless reasons why people reach for CBD to supplement their diets.
Some are after a boost of wellness, while others are directly treating medical conditions like:
Whatever your reason, your CBD experience can go beyond vaping the flower or placing the oil under your tongue. Adding CBD into your diet helps mask the herby taste and is convenient since you need to eat anyways.
The only thing you need to know is CBD, like other cannabinoids, is fat-soluble. So in order to fully absorb it into your system, you need to pair it with some fat. Think: oils, butters, and creams.
Here’s how to easily add CBD into your diet:
Breakfast - Smoothie Bowls
Mornings can be too hectic to think about a full breakfast, but you still need your nutrients. That’s why smoothies and smoothie bowls were invented. Simply add your CBD oil into some fat like coconut oil and blend with frozen fruit, a fresh banana, and milk of your choice. Top with seeds, goji berries, raw coconut shreds, and cinnamon.
Lunch - Salads
Lunchtime is the perfect time to get your greens. Pack a mixed green salad with all the fixings like nuts, seeds, strawberries, cucumbers, broccoli, beans, and chicken. Then, simply add your CBD oil into an olive oil salad dressing and toss together.
Options include: Herb-infused olive oil or olive oil with balsamic vinegar. You can also get creative and opt for avocado oil.
Dinner - Curries
Who doesn’t love a creamy curry when the weather starts to turn? Whether it’s yellow, green, or red, you can’t go wrong with meat and veggies stewed in a spicy sauce. Add a few drops of CBD oil to your full fat coconut milk and stir in with all the other ingredients.
We suggest making extra to have leftovers for lunch or a superfood-packed snack.
Netflix Snack - Popcorn
We all need our Netflix time—a time where we sit back and relax and unwind from whatever we did during the day. It’s also a time where we tend to snack #notjudging.So how can we incorporate CBD into our well-deserved TV time? Popcorn. Crunchy, salty, warm popcorn. Mix in a few drops of CBD oil with your melted butter before pouring. Revel in the fact you’ve just been given a good excuse to indulge in buttery bliss.
You can get incredibly creative when adding CBD into your diet. From pastas to casseroles to muffins and soups, it’s up to you. Just remember to mix your oil with a fat first.