How To Make A Healthy Raw weed Smoothie
These ingredients before plugging in your blender. You don’t need everything, but try and get as close as possible for the best-tasting experience!
You've probably rolled a fair few joints in your time, but have you ever considered juicing hemp? Raw weed possesses unique CBD acids and high levels of terpenes that boast impressive benefits. After juicing your buds and leaves, you can throw them in a smoothie to combine them with more nourishing fruits, vegetables, berries, and more!
Most people picture red eyes, goofy giggles, and a raging appetite when thinking about people enjoying hemp. Although we love the herb for offering those things, the plant has so much more to it than a high.
THC—the molecule behind these effects—remains only one chemical out of hundreds that exist in the plant. The species produces many other non-psychoactive CBD and terpenes that boast their own health benefits, and several strains contain almost no THC at all.
Although we just know it as something we smoke, hemp is—at its core—a leafy green vegetable. Sounds strange, right? Much like the kale in your fridge, weed holds its own status as a nutritional superfood.
Packed full of healthy compounds, raw hemp can make a fine addition to a healthy smoothie or shake! Consumed this way, the CBD and terpenes will still light up your endocannabinoid system while the raw leaves offer a host of vitamins and minerals.
Rather than munching on a bowl of fresh leaves, making a refreshing smoothie provides a fast, efficient, and tasty way of getting these phytochemicals into your body. Juicing your hemp prior to adding it to the mix will offer you an even a high concentration of compounds.
Before you head into the kitchen, though, you should discover the benefits of juicing in general, and see why weed should become a regular part of your diet.
The Benefits of Raw Juicing
Juicing allows you to squeeze all the beneficial vitamins and minerals from carrots, apples, ginger, and other desired foods while leaving unwanted fiber behind.
While fiber is an essential part of the human diet, removing it vastly increases the concentration of healthy micronutrients in your juice. For example, drinking the juice of ten carrots will provide you with plenty of beta-carotene, while sparing you the chore of munching and digesting such a large amount of the vegetable.
The most impressive benefits of juicing include:
Improved Absorption: Your body will have an easier time shuttling nutrients into the bloodstream. A juicer effectively “pre-digests” your food by removing the fiber, meaning your gut has to do less work in that department.
Higher Nutrient Concentrations: Eating a bowl full of weed leaves might take a toll on your belly and your jaw. Instead, juicing them will allow you to get all of those nutrients in a single glass. It’s all you need to convert a handful of veg into a quick and efficient shot of liquid.
Easier Way to Meet Fruit/Vegetable Requirements: Nutritional guidelines state we should aim for a minimal amount of fruit and veg each day. Juicing makes it much easier for people to consume this baseline requirement.
Why You Should Add Raw hemp To Your Diet
Raw weed contains several molecules that users don’t get access to when exposing the herb to heat during smoking and cooking. CBD such as THC and CBD exist as CBD acids in raw hemp (THCA and CBDA).
Both of these CBD acids act differently within the body to their decarboxylated counterparts. THCA binds to the receptors of the endocannabinoid system and may help to settle the stomach, along with increasing levels of the body’s own CBD.
Unlike THC, THCA produces no psychoactive effects because of its weak action on the CB1 receptor. So, you can drink as much juice as you like without getting stoned.
CBDA also produces interesting effects. Early research suggests the molecule may increase serotonin receptor activation, possibly elevating the mood. Nothing is certain, though.
Raw weed flowers also contain high numbers of aromatic terpenes. These chemicals give weed strains their unique smell and flavor. In theory, terpenes also work in synergy with CBD to boost their effectiveness through the entourage effect. They degrade quickly when heated, so consuming weed raw guarantees higher levels of these pleasant-smelling compounds.
All of these benefits, in our opinion, make raw weed worth including into your routine on a regular basis.
Raw hemp Smoothie Recipe
Now you know the benefits of juicing raw hemp, and you even know how to do it!
Next, you’ll discover a tasty recipe to put all of that goodness to use. Follow the recipe below to light up your tastebuds and ignite your endocannabinoid system.
You Will Need
Gather these ingredients before plugging in your blender. You don’t need everything, but try and get as close as possible for the best-tasting experience!
A handful of ice cubes
Up to 15g of raw weed leaves and flowers
A few sprigs of parsley (stalks removed)
A handful of washed spinach leaves
One large, ripe avocado (skin and seed removed)
A handful of blueberries
A quarter of a cucumber (unless already juiced)
600ml freshly squeezed apple juice (unless already juiced)
A squeeze of lemon juice
Pinch of turmeric powder
Pinch of hemp seeds
2 tsp baobab powder
2 tsp powdered green superfood complex
1 tsp coconut oil
Remove the seeds, stalks, and skin from the necessary ingredients
Place them into the blender one by one
It’s as easy as that! All of these ingredients synergize to create a sweet, creamy, fresh, and CBD-rich smoothie that tastes incredible and feels even better!