The summer season is almost here, and in my house that means big changes when it comes to cooking. Who wants to cook over a hot stove or fill the house with heat from an oven when it’s already hot outside?
When it comes to making cannabidiol (CBD) edibles this summer, it’s time to forget about baked goods and look for recipes that don’t require any cooking at all.
To help you find the perfect recipes for summer, here are three of my favorite CBD edibles for when the weather’s hot. These summertime recipes are quick, easy and entirely heat free.
They can be thrown together in a snap, so are perfect for a poolside lounge session or last-minute addition to a barbecue or pool party. And of course, they’re also delicious and packed with healing CBD.
Try out this trio of CBD recipes, and discover your new favorite dish for the hottest months of the year.
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The first recipe in this trio is a simple six-ingredient guacamole. Perfect for any party or a quick snack, this summer standard is also a healthy choice.
Plus, avocados are full of vitamins and minerals like:
For this dish, I pair the guacamole with jicama sticks. A root vegetable with a crisp and crunchy texture similar to fresh pears or apples, jicama is packed with fiber and water. This makes it a great choice if you’re trying to maintain or lose weight. It’s also an excellent source of vitamin C, and pairs well with the guacamole.
*Everyone’s different when it comes to dosing, so use your best judgment on dosing based on your previous experiences with CBD. If you aren’t sure about dosing, start low. A good starting dose is 5 mg.
If you’re looking for a quick snack with a little more elegance than a simple guacamole, try these strawberries stuffed with CBD, feta, cucumbers and basil. While they look and taste like a gourmet appetizer, you can throw them together quickly and easily. Plus, this dish is full of healthy ingredients.
Strawberries are known to:
These red, juicy fruits have even been shown to have some antioxidant properties as well. This makes them a perfect complement to CBD, which can help neutralize free radicals that do damage to the cells in your body.
*If you have a lower tolerance to CBD, you can replace some of the CBD oil with regular olive oil. If you aren’t sure about dosing, start low. A good starting dose is 5 mg per serving.
Who can resist a fresh banana split in the summer? For me, nothing brings back memories of past summer fun like a banana covered with ice cream, whipped cream and chocolate. But then again, I usually feel terrible after eating all of that sugar.
That’s why I created this easy and healthy version of the classic, replacing all of the ice cream with some CBD-infused yogurt, and the sugary chocolate sauce with dark chocolate chips and honey.
The only thing unchanged from the classic, indulgent recipe is the banana. Bananas are a great source of:
All of these nutrients can help with things like:
In addition to the banana, the yogurt is also great for:
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