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The gang at Best Friend’s Farm has crafted the perfect smoothie that can be customized to your personal tastes, while helping to nourish you with cannabis goodness.
Our smoothie features tinctures (Made in America by Green Lotus) as the star which can help fight off inflammation and soothe a variety of medical conditions. The addition of hemp adds protein and fats to keep you nourished with all of the macronutrients you’ll need to give you that daily boost. Depending on what your body needs each morning, you can also add different kinds of leafy greens and fresh or frozen fruits. To me, the flavors never get boring!
The Wonder of Hemp Seeds…
Hemp has been deemed a bonafide superfood in the past few years as people have embraced its amazing qualities. Hemp is almost identical to cannabis, though it has a far lower quantity of cannabinoids, specifically the psychoactive one, THC. Hemp has been used just as long as cannabis to make products like rope and cloth, while more cannabinoid heavy strains were used as medical cannabis. Hemp and cannabis can be paired to create the ultimate breakfast smoothie that will help you power through your day filled with protein, fatty acids, antioxidants, and medication.
Luckily, hemp seeds are sold right next to flax and chia seeds in health food stores, we pick ours up at Trader Joes. The seeds contain all 9 essential amino acids, including high levels of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which are both essential to body functioning and contain lots of good fats. Hemp seeds are also packed full of protein, in just 3 tablespoons of hemp seeds there are 11 grams of protein and only 174 calories. They are also filled with trace minerals and dietary fiber to help keep you nourished all day.
Add The Tincture!
Our Best Friends Farm Smoothie can be made with your favorite tincture, these tinctures can be easily measured and blended into smoothies to help you get your daily dose of medication, allowing you to choose your strain each morning depending on what effect you need.
Here is the basic recipe, which you can easily customize based on what you enjoy!
1/2 cupjuice, water or liquid of choice (be sure to include some of the following: coconut water for electrolytes, kefir for probiotics, hemp milk orregular milk for creaminess)
1 tbsp hemp seeds
1 tsp flaxand/or chia seeds
1/2 cup leafy greens (spinach and kale are great choices)
1/2 cup fruit of your choice (berries for antioxidants, bananas for potassium & fiber, citrus for vitamin C, pineapple or mango for sweetness, coconut for amino acids)
Your choice of cannabis tincture and according dosage
Other possible additions: collagen peptides, probiotic powder, protein powder are all great extra additions based on your preferences and goals!
How To Method:
You can simply place all the ingredients in a blender and blend, but I find that blending leafy greens with the liquid before adding the rest of the ingredients can assure a smoothie without small pieces of greens in it. Also, I love using frozen bananas (or avocados) in my smoothie because it creates a creamy and thick smoothie that reminds me of a healthy milkshake!
If you mix ingredients like berries and greens, you might have a slightly odd colored smoothie, so if you want a bright green smoothie stick to yellow and pale colored fruits to compliment the leafy greens. This makes about 16 oz.