Cannabis consumption can be paired with a clean eating lifestyle to provide many other potential health benefits. If you’re new to healthy eating with cannabis to support your health and wellness, this guide will help you get started along with over 30 healthy cannabis recipes.
Could medical or recreational cannabis consumption be integrated with a healthy, clean eating lifestyle for best results?
Speaking from the perspective of a both Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and a Certified Holistic Cannabis Practitioner, the answer is YES!
Cannabis consumption and healthy eating truly are a perfect pair when it comes to naturally improving one’s wellbeing.
Throughout history, hundreds of thousands of people have found relief from their most debilitating symptoms and conditions by simply changing their diet and adding cannabis consumption to their lifestyle.
One of the most amazing parts about cannabis consumption is that it is a natural alternative treatment, and like dietary changes, has very few unwanted side-effects.
Heavy OTC and prescription medication use are common these days.
While they work well for some people, many find that they cause several unwanted side effects such as digestive issues, inflammation, brain fog, dependency, and more.
Many of my Cannabis Compass Course students previously experienced long-term medication use but reported that the pills never fixed the underlying problems. Rather, they covered it up like a bandaid.
That’s what led them to try cannabis as an alternative treatment option.
Why Cannabis Consumption Works With Clean Eating
Cannabis consumption works to improve ones health because the human body contains what is known as an endocannabinoid system (ECS).
The ECS is proven to maintain homeostasis within the body by acting as a balancing mechanism with other body systems such as the circulatory, nervous, and digestive systems.
Cannabinoids are organic compounds found within the cannabis plant that interact with endocannabinoid receptors in the human body, triggering a variety of effects.
Healthy eating has also been proven to help with maintaining homeostasis in the body.
With healthy cannabis consumption and a healthy diet, you will fix the root of your problem by healing yourself from the inside out.
That is accomplished by feeding your body healthy and clean nutrients from whole foods, supplementing with natural alternative medicine, and incorporating daily movement into your lifestyle.
When cannabis consumption is paired with clean eating and a healthy lifestyle, the benefits are endless.
Cannabis consumption includes cannabis edibles which are easy to make as healthy recipes such as smoothies, dressings, lattes, and more.
If you are interested in discovering more healthy recipes infused with cannabis, be sure to check out our 30 healthy cannabis recipes below.
Pairing The Right Diet With Cannabis Consumption
While many people find relief from their chronic conditions like pain and inflammation with just cannabis alone, others find more relief when they combine their consumption with a clean eating lifestyle.
The food that we put into our body not only affects the number on the scale, it also affects our mood, energy levels, concentration, sleep, skin, immunity, and overall well being.
Just like cannabis consumption is individual to each person, so is nutrition and diet.
Not everyone will need to follow the same type of diet, which is why I like to follow the clean eating philosophy, which allows any diet to easily work within the principles.
Whether you follow a gluten-free, a plant-based, a sugar-free, a Paleo or other type of lifestyle, it can all be integrated with the clean eating philosophy.
Clean eating is preferred over the common Standard American Diet which includes a large amount of processed and prepackaged foods that can be damaging to our health.
Our bodies are able to break down and use clean foods much easier than processed foods. Vitamins and minerals are also much more bioavailable in clean foods when compared to processed foods.
Processed foods that contain many ingredients are foreign to our bodies, creating many complications when digestion takes place.
Problems like bloating, uncomfortability, fatigue, constipation, etc,.
When processed foods are eaten daily this causes even more problems that eventually can lead to diseases such as heart disease, obesity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, inflammation, and more.
Processed foods are also depleted of their natural vitamins and minerals that you find in abundance in clean whole foods.
This then causes malnutrition and vitamin deficiencies which can lead to brittle hair and nails, loss of hair, loss of energy, insomnia, skin problems, neural damage, and memory loss.
What Are Clean Eating Foods
Clean eating foods are commonly defined as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, and certain meats and dairy products.
Clean eating foods have little to just one ingredient listed.
Clean eating foods can come fresh, frozen, or canned.
It is however very important when buying foods are frozen or canned to check for any added ingredients, such as salt, sugar, or preservatives that would take away from the “clean” part of it.
For example, if purchasing a frozen “processed” vegetable such as cauliflower rice, if the ingredient only listed is cauliflower, then that is a clean frozen food.
The Cannabis Compass Online Course will show you how to dose, use, and apply cannabis safely and effectively so that you can begin to manage your most unwanted symptoms the natural way, from the comfort of your own home.
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We’re willing to bet that this drink will become your new favorite treat for summertime. Made in a blender instead of with a juicer, this lemonade retains all of the nutrients from the fruit, but is still light and delicious enough to sip on all day long.
This refreshing and rehydrating All-Natural Cannabis Energy Drink is a homemade version of a electrolyte replacement sports drink, made with no artificial ingredients or sugars, and is perfect for a clean-eating lifestyle.
Learn how to make the smoothest, most delicious cup of cannabis-infused coffee for a delicious way to start your day – wake and bake style. You can easily customize this cup of cannabis coffee to your personal coffee preferences by controlling the sugar, creamer, and other additional ingredients.
Discover how to make a delicious Cannabis-Infused Chai Latte, a warming herb & spice-infused beverage at-home to naturally support your holistic lifestyle with anti-inflammatory health benefits and mouth-watering flavor. This Cannabis-Infused Chai latte is naturally vegan, vegetarian, Paleo, and Keto-diet friendly.
Creamy and delicious, this mint chocolate cannabis smoothie makes a decadent breakfast, snack, or even dessert. The bananas make a light and creamy base to create a healthy cannabis treat that comes complete with many different cannabis infusion options.
This delicious, refreshing raspberry peach cannabis smoothie is paired with whole-food ingredients like ground flax, turmeric, cinnamon for the perfect combination of tart and sweet, complete with multiple different cannabis-infusion options to suit your preferences.
Using natural ingredients like blueberries, lavender, and CBD oil, this delicious Blueberry Lavender Stress Relief Smoothie is the ultimate holistic cure for stress relief by combining ingredients that can naturally help ease stress, panic, and anxiety. This recipe is Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Paleo, AIP recipe friendly, and Vegan.
This Green Dream Hemp Seed Smoothie is a whole-food, plant-based, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free smoothie that tastes amazing while delivering an abundance of nutrients and antioxidants. This smoothie includes options for infusing this drink with CBD oil if desired.
Spice up your taco night with this healthy cannabis-infused taco seasoning recipe that is made with anti-inflammatory spices and decarbed cannabis herb for a delicious seasoning that is naturally vegan, paleo, gluten-free and corn-free.
This step-by-step guide will teach you how to make cannabis-infused olive oil at home, perfect for anyone who wants to learn how to make a dairy-free, plant-based, oil that can be used as a base for many cannabis-infused recipes.
This easy, step-by-step beginner's guide will teach you how to make cannabis coconut oil at home. It is perfect for anyone who wants to learn how to make a dairy-free, plant-based, cannabis-infused coconut oil that can be used as a base for many cannabis-infused recipes and self-care products.
Made with fresh lemon juice, white balsamic vinegar, and cannabis-infused olive oil, this bright, zesty dressing is perfect to pair with all of your favorite salads, act as a marinade for meats or a dip for your favorite crusty bread.
Use up all of your homegrown cannabis, basil, and parsley with this easy-to-make savory cannabis pesto that can be enjoyed as a dip, on meat, served over vegetables, swirled into pasta, used as a spread on sandwiches and so much more.
This cannabis-infused tomato cucumber salad allows you to use up abundant fresh summer produce like fresh herbs, tomatoes, cucumbers quickly and easily in a delicious plant-based, naturally gluten-free salad that comes together in just a few minutes.
Enjoy this fresh and delicious beet and walnut salad as a hearty plant-based, easy-to-prep meal. Made with fresh cannabis greens, roasted beets, savory goat cheese, and walnuts this salad while provides the body with important fiber, vitamins, and minerals.
Learn how to make a delicious Cannabis Strawberry Vinaigrette with fresh strawberries, white balsamic vinegar, and cannabis oil to pair with a deliciously creamy Strawberry Burrata Salad that is naturally low-carb and gluten-free.
This quick-and-easy wild blackberry compote is a plant-based, vegan, gluten-free, antioxidant-packed treat that can be added to oatmeal, yogurt, smoothies, pancakes, or even ice-cream for a delicious sweet treat.
These delicious fruit gummies are made with just 3 whole food ingredients: fruit, water, and gelatin contain no dyes or artificial flavors and can be easily infused with CBD or THC concentrate for a relaxing, healthy edible experience.
These no-bake Almond Joy Energy Bites combine the nutritious goodness of oatmeal, dates, and almonds with the sweet and satisfying combination of coconut and dark chocolate with anti-inflammatory CBD for a delicious, gluten-free treat.
Whether it be Valentine’s Day or a date-night-in, these CBD Chocolate Covered Strawberries will make your next special occasion indulgent, relaxing, and delicious with this easy to make recipe that is naturally vegan, gluten-free, and ready in as little as 10 minutes.