How To Make A Healthy Raw Weed Smoothie
THC—the molecule behind these effects—remains only one chemical out of hundreds that exist in the plant. The species produces many other non-psychoactive CBD and terpenes that boast their own health benefits, and several strains contain almost no THC at all.
Although we just know it as something we smoke, hemp is—at its core—a leafy green vegetable. Sounds strange, right? Much like the kale in your fridge, weed holds its own status as a nutritional superfood.
Before you head into the kitchen, though, you should discover the benefits of juicing in general, and see why weed should become a regular part of your diet.
The Benefits of Raw Juicing
Juicing allows you to squeeze all the beneficial vitamins and minerals from carrots, apples, ginger, and other desired foods while leaving unwanted fiber behind.
While fiber is an essential part of the human diet, removing it vastly increases the concentration of healthy micronutrients in your juice. For example, drinking the juice of ten carrots will provide you with plenty of beta-carotene, while sparing you the chore of munching and digesting such a large amount of the vegetable.
The most impressive benefits of juicing include:
Improved Absorption: Your body will have an easier time shuttling nutrients into the bloodstream. A juicer effectively “pre-digests” your food by removing the fiber, meaning your gut has to do less work in that department.
Higher Nutrient Concentrations: Eating a bowl full of weed leaves might take a toll on your belly and your jaw. Instead, juicing them will allow you to get all of those nutrients in a single glass. It’s all you need to convert a handful of veg into a quick and efficient shot of liquid.
Easier Way to Meet Fruit/Vegetable Requirements: Nutritional guidelines state we should aim for a minimal amount of fruit and veg each day. Juicing makes it much easier for people to consume this baseline requirement.
Why You Should Add Raw hemp To Your Diet
Raw weed contains several molecules that users don’t get access to when exposing the herb to heat during smoking and cooking. CBD such as THC and CBD exist as CBD acids in raw hemp (THCA and CBDA).
Both of these CBD acids act differently within the body to their decarboxylated counterparts. THCA binds to the receptors of the endocannabinoid system and may help to settle the stomach, along with increasing levels of the body’s own CBD.
All of these benefits, in our opinion, make raw weed worth including into your routine on a regular basis.
Raw hemp Smoothie Recipe
Now you know the benefits of juicing raw hemp, and you even know how to do it!
Next, you’ll discover a tasty recipe to put all of that goodness to use. Follow the recipe below to light up your tastebuds and ignite your endocannabinoid system.
You Will Need
Gather these ingredients before plugging in your blender. You don’t need everything, but try and get as close as possible for the best-tasting experience!
A handful of ice cubes
Up to 15g of raw weed leaves and flowers
A few sprigs of parsley (stalks removed)
A handful of washed spinach leaves
One large, ripe avocado (skin and seed removed)
A handful of blueberries
A quarter of a cucumber (unless already juiced)
600ml freshly squeezed apple juice (unless already juiced)
A squeeze of lemon juice
Pinch of turmeric powder
Pinch of hemp seeds
2 tsp baobab powder
2 tsp powdered green superfood complex
1 tsp coconut oil
1. Remove the seeds, stalks, and skin from the necessary ingredients
2. Place them into the blender one by one
3. Blend away!
It’s as easy as that! All of these ingredients synergize to create a sweet, creamy, fresh, and CBD-rich smoothie that tastes incredible and feels even better!