This foolproof cannabis smoothie formula makes it so easy to make a delicious smoothie packed with fruits and vegetables. This guide comes with multiple cannabis infusion options so you can create a drink that is perfect for you!
- A fool-proof smoothie formula
- Multiple cannabis infusion options
- Delicious recipes to try at home
Why You Will Love This Guide
Smoothies can be the perfect vehicle for consuming your favorite ingredient - cannabis!
Members of my Well With Cannabis Community love canna smoothies because they are fast and easy to make, saving them tons of a lot of time in the kitchen.
And no matter what diet you follow, you can still create a smoothie to fit your healthy lifestyle!
Because they are so versatile, you can pick your ingredients based on your desired benefits and nutritional needs, complete with your favorite infusion option.
In this guide, we will go over multiple infusion options, my fool-proof smoothie formula, and review the most frequently asked questions about making cannabis smoothies.
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Follow The Smoothie Formula
Let's get started with my basic smoothie formula that will help you get the most important ingredients in.
After that, we will choose an infusion option that is just right for you!
Fruits & Vegetables
Aim to add at least 1 cup of fruit and 1 cup of vegetables or dark greens each, per smoothie, to get the most fiber and plant-based benefits.
Nearly all fruits work well in a smoothie, some popular fruits include strawberries, blueberries, bananas, raspberries, pineapple, mango, and peaches.
The mildest tasting vegetables that work best in a smoothie include carrots, butternut squash, yellow squash, zucchini, and cauliflower.
You can always include dark green vegetables like raw cannabis leaves, kale, and spinach, too.
Fruit & Vegetable Combo Examples:
- Tropical - pineapple, mango, and carrots
- Fruity -mixed berries and cauliflower
- Nutty - frozen banana, zucchini, and almond butter
Using frozen fruits and frozen vegetables is oftentimes more affordable, reduces food waste, and still tastes great.
Liquid of Choice
It’s time to choose what liquid you will use to blend the fruits and vegetables with.
Normally about 1 cup to 1¼ cup of liquid is the perfect amount for a 1 serving smoothie, but you can adjust that based on your texture preferences.
If you are looking for a thicker drink, lowering your liquid, adding in extra bananas or nut butter, and using any milk instead of water will give you a much fuller smoothie.
Common liquids chosen for smoothies include:
- Coconut water
- Cannabis-infused milk
- Dairy-based or plant-based, like almond milk, oat milk, or hemp seed milk
- Fruit juice
Your Favorite Add-Ins
There are so many options when it comes to add-ins for a smoothie.
Several powerful nutrient-dense foods called superfoods go great in smoothies, and you wouldn’t even know that they are in there!
Delicious, nutritious options:
- Hemp seeds
- Chia seeds
- Ground flax seeds
- Raw cannabis leaves
- Maca powder
- Cacao nibs
- Nut butter: hemp seed butter, peanut butter, cashew butter, almond butter (also great to be used as a thickener!)
Optional Protein Powder
Adding protein powder to your smoothies is a great option, especially if you are making a meal out of it.
Protein is an important nutrient to keep you full, and it can prevent you from snacking or getting hungry later on.
Thankfully, there are so many different protein powders on the market today that you can choose one to suit your dietary and personal taste preferences and needs.
Raw Cannabis Leaves
As mentioned above, you can use raw cannabis leaves as your vegetable add-in.
While some folks simply choose to discard their fan leaves, many growers prefer to use all parts of the plant to support their health.
Fan leaves contain little to no active cannabinoids, they contain important nutrients, antioxidants, and cannabinoid acids like THCA and CBDA, meaning they are not useless.
Large fan leaves or small sugar leaves are the most common parts of the cannabis plant used for a smoothie, although the raw cannabis flower buds can be added as well.
Leftover Cannabis Pulp
Instead of throwing out leftover cannabis flower pulp from making cannabis oil or tincture, many people choose to use it in a delicious smoothie recipe.
For smoothie recipes featuring cannabis pulp, it is still recommended to start low and go slow.
This will give you time to experiment with not only the potency but the taste, too.
Many people add either coconut oil or MCT oil to their favorite smoothie recipe.
This is a popular option because it is super easy to add right to the smoothie if you already have your oil prepared.
How much to add will be up to you and depend on the potency of your oil.
And just remember, infused oil has been known to cause digestive distress in some people, so approach with caution.
Additionally, members of my community report adding a small bit of a Green dragon or QWET tincture to their favorite smoothie recipes.
While this option may have a strong taste for some, others enjoy this quick and easy way to medicate.
Making edibles with cannabis concentrates is one of the most convenient, easy-to-use, pre-prepared concentrated products for cannabis infusions.
Because they are concentrated, you only need to add a tiny bit to each recipe to get the experience you are looking for.
You can try adding a distillate CBD concentrate or even full-extract cannabis oil (FECO) directly to your smoothie.
In order to reap the benefits of CBD oil, you want to be sure that you're choosing a quality CBD oil product and not using a hemp seed oil product.
You will also want to choose between a broad-spectrum and full-spectrum product.
If you're ready to make your own CBD smoothies at home but need a high-quality CBD oil to start with, this is the perfect concentration for beginners.
With this bottle, each 1mL serving, one dropper full, contains 16.6mg of CBD.
You can also make your own CBD oil at home using this guide.
Tasty Cannabis Smoothie Recipes to Try
Creamy and delicious, this chocolate mint smoothie makes a decadent breakfast, snack, or even dessert. The bananas and milk make for a light and creamy base, and the chocolate and mint come together to create the perfect, decadent flavor. The spinach is not noticeable in taste, but it does help to increase the nutritional benefits of this smoothie.
This delicious tropical fruit & veggie cannabis smoothie includes a full serving of fruit, a full serving of vegetables, and a variety of different ways to infuse this smoothie from cannabis oils, tinctures, leaves, and more.
This delicious, refreshing raspberry peach smoothie features summers most abundant product paired with whole food ingredients for the perfect combination of tart and sweet. Made with Greek yogurt for additional calories and protein, this smoothie is creamy, delicious, and refreshing.
This whole-foods smoothie contains a serving of fruits and a serving of vegetables, providing many important nutrients and antioxidants. The full-fat Greek yogurt helps to provide calories from both protein and fat, along with the fat from cannabis oil, providing you with all of the ingredients needed to have a nutritionally balanced snack or meal.
This creamy, easy-to-make blueberry lavender cannabis smoothie combines all-natural ingredients like blueberries, avocado, and dried lavender flowers along with cannabis for a smoothie that brings about calm, happiness, and a sense of soothing relaxation – any time of day.
This ultra-creamy, tropical, delicious smoothie is bursting with flavor from the mangoes and coconut milk. While not scientifically proven, there are anecdotal reports that mango can help enhance the effects of cannabis, thought to be likely due to the terpene myrcene present in mangos.
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day anytime with this homemade, creamy, minty cannabis-infused Shamrock Shake made with wholesome ingredients like spinach, mint, and bananas that make a plant-based, gluten-free drink that is incredibly delicious. This recipe includes multiple cannabis-infusion options for you to choose from.
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