Refresh your day with these Cannabis Smoothies
Making a smoothie with your medical marijuana has many benefits over smoking/vaping/tincturing. The main benefit you’ll experience using this method is that by keeping your MMJ raw, you’ll avoid any psychoactive effects that only occur when it is heated – a big plus for those medical marijuana card holders who want to consume their cannabis without the dazed side-effect.
In addition to this, by consuming your MMJ in delicious smoothie form, you’re leaving all the good, medicinal properties of the plant totally unharmed by heat meaning you can benefit from its power completely, with no important nutrients burned out.
Juicing marijuana means that just about anybody can use it, because it’s a way to get all the health benefits without getting high. Even in the case of edibles, cannabis still must be heated, which means juicing it is the most natural and probably the most effective way to use cannabis.
Please note that if you’re using your MMJ card to treat cancer, or any other sugar-feeding disease, it’s advisable that you consult your physician on exactly what you can put into your smoothies as certain fruits can be high in sugar and thusly can exacerbate your condition. Remember, as your blender blends it releases heat so you need to keep your medical marijuana as far away from the blade as possible. The best way to do this is to blend all your other ingredients completely first, then add your MMJ and blend on pulse until you get the consistency you want.
In order to benefit the most from your medical marijuana smoothies, Dr William Courtney, founder of the Cannabis International Foundation (CIF), recommends splitting them up into smaller portions that can be consumed during the day at your leisure. As drinking a smoothie is much more discreet than other MMJ consumption methods such as smoking or vaping, they’re easier to consume at work, on the go, or wherever else you may need them. You can use raw cannabis as often as you want – even multiple times in a day. Just like chia or hemp seeds, raw cannabis is a superfood that you can add to any of your salads, smoothies or juices. Whether you throw it in the blender or in the juicer, whether you mix it or have it on its own, it’s working for you. Just like a herb, you can even sprinkle fresh leaves on top of your dinner.
For this recipe, it’s recommended to use raw cannabis. If you don’t have that much to use, you can use cannabutter instead be careful with your dosage. As fruits are naturally low in sodium, fat and calories and high in nutrients, this smoothie is particularly super-human when it comes to giving your body a much needed mid-afternoon boost.
Banana berries cannabis smoothie
- 1 banana
- 2 large strawberries
- ½ cup whole blueberries
- ½ cup regular almond milk
- ½ cup coconut water
- 1 tbsp. chia seed
- 1 tbsp. flax seed
- 1 tbsp. hemp seed
- Fresh raw cannabis (about ½ cup)
Blend everything together. Of course, if there are other berries that you love, such as raspberries, you can add these in, too. Blend all ingredients except for the MMJ, only throwing this in at the end so as to avoid heating it with the blade.
Avocado cannabis smoothie
Smoothies act as the perfect meal substitute for those of us looking to stay away from greasy, unhealthy lunch staples like burgers or burritos. When the mid-day cravings start to niggle at you, grab your blender and opt for this ultimate hunger buster instead. Cannabutter fits perfectly in the place of fresh cannabis buds in this recipe and adds even more to the creaminess.
- 1 cup of milk (or almond milk/coconut water, depending on your preferences)
- 1 tablespoon of natural green yogurt or coconut yogurt
- ½ avocado
- 1 passionfruit
- 1 tablespoon honey
- Your desired dose of cannabis buds or cannabutter