From The CBD Kitchen: Over 50 Plant-Based Recipes for Tonics, Easy Meals, Treats & Skincare Made with the Goodness Extracted from Hemp By Leah Vanderveldt, published by Ryland Peters & Small
Photography by Clare Winfield © Ryland Peters & Small 2019
CBD CHOCOLATE & PEANUT BUTTER SMOOTHIE
This is a healthier spin on a chocolate and peanut butter milkshake. I love combining cacao with CBD oil because both work so well for calming the body – with cacao’s magnesium levels and CBD’s anti-inﬂammatory qualities.
355 ml/1½ cups coconut or almond milk
1½ frozen bananas, peeled
115 g/4 oz. frozen cauliﬂower ﬂorets
2 tablespoons cacao powder
1–2 tablespoons peanut butter
¼ teaspoon CBD oil
Combine all the ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Enjoy.
CBD POMEGRANATE & KOMBUCHA MOCKTAIL
Kombucha, a kind of fermented tea, is one of my favorite alcohol alternatives (keep in mind that many brands do contain trace amounts of alcohol, but that’s less than 0.5 per cent per bottle). It’s got ﬁzz and complex ﬂavor and it packs in those natural probiotics for better gut health. Pomegranate brings a tangy-sweet ﬂavor that makes this drink pop, but feel free to play around with other fruit juice mixers.
60 ml/¼ cup pomegranate juice
¼ teaspoon CBD oil
120 ml/½ cup plain kombucha
ice cubes, to serve
1 heaped teaspoon pomegranate seeds, to garnish
In a medium-sized serving glass, combine the pomegranate juice, lemon juice and CBD oil and stir to combine. Fill the glass with ice and top up with the kombucha, giving everything another ﬁnal stir. Garnish the drink with pomegranate seeds and enjoy.
CBD COCONUT & PECAN BITES
Pecan pie meet energy bites — I love to have these little snacks on standby, especially as the weather gets colder when their autumnal ﬂavors make a welcome treat.
10 Medjool dates, pitted
115 g/1 cup raw pecans
75 g/1 cup desiccated/dried shredded coconut
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons hemp seeds
1 teaspoon CBD oil
¼ teaspoon sea salt
large plate lined with baking parchment
Makes 10–12/2 bites per serving
Combine all the ingredients in a food processor or blender and process until everything is ﬁnely chopped and well combined into a dough of sorts, scraping down the sides of the machine once or twice as you go.
Scoop out the mixture and roll into ping-pong sized balls. Place the bites on the lined plate and put into the freezer for 20 minutes to ﬁrm up.
Transfer the bites to a sealable container and refrigerate until needed. They will keep for up to 1 month.
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice