CBD and hemp products have become a popular addition to many people’s health and wellness routines, and now they’re starting to make their way into the kitchen. Adding CBD or hemp to your cooking can be a tasty and nutritious way to enjoy these products, but there are some important rules to keep in mind to ensure that you get the most out of them.
Rule #1: Choose High-Quality Products
When selecting CBD or hemp products for cooking, it’s important to choose high-quality, organic products that have been third-party tested for purity and potency. This will ensure that you get the most benefits from the products and that they are safe to consume.
Rule #2: Start with Small Amounts
CBD and hemp products can have a strong taste that can be overpowering in large amounts. It’s important to start with a small amount when cooking and gradually increase the amount as you become more comfortable with the taste.
Rule #3: Be Mindful of Heat
CBD and hemp products can degrade at high temperatures, so it’s important to use them in recipes that don’t require high heat. Avoid using them in recipes that require frying or baking at high temperatures.
Rule #4: Consider Fat Content
CBD and hemp are fat-soluble, so they are best used in recipes that contain some form of fat, such as butter, oil, or cream. This will ensure that the products are fully absorbed and that you get the most benefits from them.
Rule #5: Check for Potential Interactions
If you are taking any medications, it’s important to check with your healthcare provider to ensure that there are no potential interactions between your medication and CBD or hemp.
Now that you know the rules, let’s get cooking! Here are some delicious and nutritious ways to incorporate CBD and hemp into your cooking:
Add CBD oil to salad dressings or smoothies for a tasty and nutritious boost:
CBD oil can also be used as an addition to various types of sauces, which can become the basis for various delicious dishes. For example, olive oil with a few drops of CBD can be used to make a salad dressing. This CBD-enriched oil can be used as an ingredient to make your own mayonnaise. You can also add CBD to ready-made sauces, such as ketchup or garlic sauce.
* 3 tablespoons of olive oil
* 2 tbsp balsamic or apple cider vinegar
* 5 drops of CBD oil
* 1 teaspoon of soy sauce
* 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
* 2 tablespoons of honey
* pinch of salt
All ingredients should be thoroughly mixed. Add the prepared sauce to the salad 10-15 minutes before serving.
Use CBD in baking recipes for a creamy and nutty flavour:
* 250 g of dark chocolate
* 150 g of butter
* 150 g of sugar
* 60 g of flour
* 1 packet of vanilla sugar
* 3 eggs
* 1 pinch of salt
* 10 to 20 ml of CBD oil or 1 to 2 grams of dried or CBD resin
Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius or thermostat 6.
Beat eggs with sugar until white and smooth.
Add vanilla sugar and flour.
Melt the chocolate and butter and add to the mixture.
If you are using CBD oil, pour 10 to 20 ml directly inside. If you are using dried CBD or resin, you can crush 1 to 2 grams and add them to the mix. Mix everything well one last time.
All you have to do is pour the mass into the mold and put it in the oven for 15 minutes, bake at 180 degrees Celsius.
Add hemp seeds to granola or yogurt for a crunchy and nutritious topping:
It is said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So it should be full and provide the right dose of nutrients to the body. One of the most popular breakfast choices around the world is oatmeal. The recipe for a slightly tropical version of this meal with the addition of hemp seeds is presented below.
* 4 tablespoons of oatmeal
* 150 g of coconut yogurt
* teaspoon of shelled hemp seeds
* ½ banana
* ½ kiwi
* ¼ mango
Pour oatmeal with warm water and leave for a few minutes. When they swell, blend them together with coconut yogurt and banana. Serve the finished oatmeal with pieces of mango and kiwi, and sprinkle hemp seeds on top.
Use hemp flour in baking recipes for a healthy and gluten-free alternative:
Recipe for Gluten Free Muffins with Hemp Flour and Strawberries
* 200 g strawberries, cut into quarters
* 2 eggs
* 100 g of buckwheat flour
* 60 g of corn flour
* 50 g tapioca/potato starch
* 50 g of hemp flour
* 1 teaspoon of baking soda
* 1 teaspoon of baking powder
* 0.5 cups of ground almonds
* 2 tablespoons of ground flaxseed
* 70 g of melted coconut oil
* 0.5 cups of cane sugar
* 1.5 cups of plant milk
* 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
* pinch of salt
Separate the egg whites from the yolks, beat with the sugar until foamy, place in the fridge for 15 minutes. Dry ingredients (flour sifted through a sieve, baking powder, soda, salt, almonds and linseed) combine in a large bowl and mix. Combine the yolks with butter, milk, vanilla extract and mix. Combine the dry ingredients with the wet, mix thoroughly, remove the whipped protein from the refrigerator, add to the mass, gently stirring the whole with a wooden spoon until the ingredients are completely combined. This will make the muffins very light.
Line the muffin mold with liners. Put portions of the dough on them, push the pieces of strawberries deep into them and put in the oven preheated to 175 degrees C for about 30-35 minutes. Cool the finished muffins in the form for about 1 hour.
Remember, cooking with CBD and hemp can be a fun and delicious way to enjoy these products. Just be sure to follow these rules and experiment with different recipes to find the ones that work best for you. Bon appétit!