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Cooking With Cannabis

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Cooking with cannabis has evolved from a niche practice into a popular culinary trend, especially among those seeking the medical benefits of this versatile plant. Integrating cannabis into your diet can be both delicious and healthy, offering a unique way to enjoy its therapeutic properties. In this blog, we’ll explore a few tasty recipes that incorporate medical cannabis, focusing on health benefits and flavor.

Delicious and Healthy Recipes

Understanding the Basics of Cooking with Cannabis. Before we dive into the recipes, it’s important to understand the basics of cooking with cannabis. 

Here are a few key points: 

1. Decarboxylation: This process activates the cannabinoids in cannabis. To decarb your cannabis, bake it at 240°F (115°C) for about 40 minutes. 

2. Infusion: Cannabis is often infused into a fat like butter or oil, which can then be used in various recipes. This ensures even distribution and proper absorption of cannabinoids 

3. Dosage: Be mindful of the potency. Start with a small amount and adjust as needed, especially if you are new to consuming cannabis-infused foods. 

Recipe 1: Cannabis-Infused Avocado Toast 

Ingredients

1 ripe avocado 

1 slice of whole-grain bread 

1 teaspoon cannabis-infused olive oil 

Salt and pepper to taste 

Optional toppings: cherry tomatoes, radishes, hemp seeds 

Instructions: 

1. Toast the slice of whole-grain bread until golden brown. 

2. In a bowl, mash the ripe avocado and mix in the cannabis-infused olive oil. 

3. Spread the avocado mixture on the toast. 

4. Season with salt and pepper to taste. 

5. Add optional toppings like cherry tomatoes, radishes, or hemp seeds for extra flavor and nutrition.


Recipe 2: Cannabis-Infused Green Smoothie Ingredients: 

1 cup spinach 

1 banana 

1/2 cup frozen mango 

1/2 cup Greek yogurt 

1 cup almond milk 

1 teaspoon cannabis-infused coconut oil 

1 tablespoon chia seeds 

Instructions: 

1. Combine all ingredients in a blender. 

2. Blend until smooth and creamy. 

3. Pour into a glass and enjoy immediately. 

Health Benefits: 

This green smoothie is packed with vitamins, antioxidants, and protein. The cannabis-infused coconut oil not only enhances the flavor but also provides a calming effect, perfect for starting your day or as a post-workout treat.


Recipe 3: Cannabis-Infused Chocolate Energy Bites 

Ingredients: 

1 cup oats 

1/2 cup peanut butter 

1/4 cup honey 

1/4 cup cocoa powder 

1 teaspoon vanilla extract 

1 tablespoon cannabis-infused coconut oil 

1/4 cup dark chocolate chips 

Instructions: 

1. In a large bowl, mix together oats, peanut butter, honey, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, and cannabis-infused coconut oil. 

2. Stir in dark chocolate chips. 

3. Roll the mixture into small balls and place them on a baking sheet. 

4. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving. 

Health Benefits: 

These energy bites are a great source of protein and fiber, making them a perfect snack for any time of the day. The cannabis-infused coconut oil helps with relaxation and can reduce anxiety and stress. 

Cooking with cannabis opens up a world of culinary possibilities that are both delicious and healthy.  These recipes are just a starting point for  incorporating medical cannabis into your diet.  Remember to always consider the potency and start with small doses, especially if you’re new to  cannabis-infused foods. Enjoy the flavors and the health benefits that come with these unique recipes!

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