CBD can be found in everything now, from mascara to lotions to cocktails. And it’s no wonder we’re adding the cannabis compound to everything—there’s increasing research that shows that CBD has many health benefits, such as pain relief, decreased anxiety and depression, and better sleep. CBD comes in a variety of forms, such as oils, food and beer, and body care products. The oil allows the most flexibility—you can drop some in your mouth before bed or create different recipes and infusions with it.
Because of increasing popularity and hundreds of products on the market, make sure you do your research and buy a high quality, reputable brand of CBD oil to use in these recipes.
1. CBD Oil Golden Milk Recipe
Via Real Nutritious Living
This anti-inflammatory drink is a great way to relax before bedtime, especially with the added benefits of turmeric and ginger. The amount of oil you use in the recipe depends on your desired dose, so it’s better to start small and work your way up.
2. CBD-Infused Guacamole
Via Creating Better Days
For a healthy snack that will also relieve some anxiety, make this guacamole. For a sweet and salty twist, try adding chopped mangoes. Serve with baked chips or fresh vegetables.
3. CBD Hemp Honey and Matcha Latte
Via Wake and Bake
CBD-infused honey is used in this recipe, but if you don’t have any, just mix together honey and your desired dose of CBD oil. To make the tea, all you have to do is blend the ingredients together in a blender or Nutribullet.
4. CBD Bliss Balls
Via Hello Glow
Having a crazy day? Have one of these as your afternoon snack for some natural stress relief. These little bites are vegan and made with a base of macadamia nuts and almond flour.
5. CBD Peppermint Chocolate Cups
Via Fragrant Vanilla
For a healthy dessert, try these chocolate cups. Instead of using artificial dyes, these cups get their green color from spinach or matcha powder. Make a big batch and store it in the freezer to have on hand whenever you’re craving something sweet.
6. Berries and Chamomile CBD Cashew Cream
This simple cashew cream is made by blending chamomile tea and cashews until they form a cream. Once the cream is chilled, CBD oil and maple syrup are stirred in as the final touch. Serve the cream over berries or your favorite fruit.
Agar agar powder gives these gummies their gelatin-like texture. Instead of using a sweetener, carrot juice provides natural sweetness and gives the gummies their color.
8. CBD Oil Salad Dressing
Via Living Freely Gluten Free
Drizzle the next salad you make with this strawberry and CBD-infused salad dressing. If you’re not big on fruit-flavored dressings, feel free to leave the strawberry out and add some mustard or spices such as garlic and basil.
9. CBD Oil Gummies for Sleep
Via Real Nutritious Living
This gummy recipe uses tart cherry juice as the primary ingredient. Tart cherries contain melatonin, which is the hormone that helps regulate sleep. Use silicon molds to easily release the gummies when they’re done.
10. CBD Fresh Mint Tea
Another common form of CBD is in teas, which is what this recipe uses to make this refreshing drink. If you don’t have CBD tea available and just have the oil, combine regular mint tea with a couple of drops of the oil for the same effect.
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