CBD is growing in popularity. There are a variety of ways to consume CBD too, including: tincture oils, capsules, vaping, and the ever-popular edibles.
Edibles are well known in the marijuana world as a means of consuming THC without having to smoke it, but did you know that you can consume CBD the same way?
The only major downside to edibles found on the market is they are usually not healthy. Most CBD and THC edibles are a gummie, a chocolate, or some variation of that.
But did you know it’s super easy to make your own CBD edibles at home? It really is super simple, here is how:
Getting started making your CBD edible
First of off, you will need a CBD that is infused in a fat, or oil-based ingredient, such as coconut oil. You are in luck there, because our CBD oils are infused in MCT Coconut Oil!
Another thing you will need to be aware of is cooking temperature. Heat is actually what is used in the production process to activate the CBD. So, you don’t have to worry too much about that. Just keep your baking temperature below 320 degrees and you will be golden. Anything higher than that will start to depreciate the quality of the oil.
Also, do not place the oil on direct heat. Stick to baking!
For best results, make raw or no-bake recipes that only require mixing and settling at room temperate or the fridge.
How to calculate your CBD edible dosage
It’s important to note, that your body processes CBD in an edible differently than when taken sublingually. Usually it’s a slower release and its effects are longer lasting. So be aware, if you are used to taking CBD sublingually, you won’t notice the effects as quickly.
Starting with your recipe, figure out how many “servings” the recipe makes. After that, decide how many milligrams of CBD you want per serving. Then measure accordingly into the batch, and mix thoroughly…..extra thoroughly, more than you think you should to ensure you have an even dosage throughout the recipe.
You might want to start out with a lower dose, in case the bitterness of the CBD is too noticeable in the recipe. From here, you can make adjustments to the recipe to cover up the flavor, or if it’s not noticeable you can increase your CBD dosage.
Ideas for CBD Edibles
Below are a few recipe ideas. Adding CBD oil to these is super simple.
Vegan Peanut butter No-Bake Cookies by Minimalist Baker
Simple Vegan Brownies
You can even try adding CBD to your favorite savory recipe. It doesn’t have to just be sweat treats. The sugars do help mask the hemp flavor, but using an unflavored hemp oil is a great way to experiment with savory dishes.
Katie’s Good Juju Double Chocolate Thin Mint Balls with CBD:
YIELD: 15 balls (10mg of CBD Per Serving)
- 1.25 Cups organic whole or quick rolled oats
- 3/4 Cup Salted CRUNCHY peanut butter (ingredients should be only peanuts and salt)
- 1/4 Cup or a little less local honey
- 1/3 Cup Cacao or cocoa powder
- 1 TBSP Cacao nibs
- 1 TBSOChia seeds (optional)
- 5 – 1 ml droppers of Hemp Daddy’s Advanced Strength Mint-Flavored CBD oil (alternatively you can use flavorless if you don’t like mint, or wish to add your own mint extract)
Mix peanut butter, honey, and CBD together in a bowl first and stir well. Then add all other ingredients, stir. Roll into balls with your loving hands. You don’t want them too sticky, so add more oats if needed. Best kept in the refrigerator for up to 6 weeks, or freeze for eternity. Enjoy!
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So, whether you are adding CBD to a smoothie, your favorite cookie recipe, or a savory Indian dish (my favorite) have fun experimenting with your creations, and take note how effective the CBD is as an edible vs. taking it sublingually. Edibles are just one more way to consume CBD.