Healthy Cannabis Edibles
Since the legalization of marijuana in California, edibles and edible companies have flourished adding more professional Chef’s into the mix
When you think of edibles, most of us will think of brownies, cookies, candies such as gummies or some other sugar-filled treat that are half bad for us. However, it doesn’t have to be this way, there are lots of healthy options available when choosing marijuana edibles. Since the legalization of marijuana in California, edibles and edible companies have flourished adding more professional Chef’s into the mix.
Cannabis consumed orally as an edible enters the bloodstream after digestion and is absorbed in the intestines. Eating marijuana-infused products is a much healthier alternative to smoking cannabis as there is no exposure to tar, carbon and all the other toxins that enter the body during inhalation.
Edibles can take up to an hour and a half to take effect and can take more than 6 hours to fully run through the system. The effect that the THC in the edible has on the brain is a sedative one, it will make you feel drowsier than smoking or vaping would. Perfect for people who suffer from insomnia or anxiety.
Here’s a look at some of our favorite healthy edibles.
Cannabis-Infused Sweet Potatoes
Vegan, gluten-free and easy to make. This one is perfect for those looking out for their body, while satisfying their Vegan hunger.
Although they have more natural sugars than a regular potato, sweet potatoes contain fewer calories and more nutrients. The beta-carotene in the sweet potatoes converts into Vitamin A in the body, a regular size spud will give you more than 400% of your daily dose. Infusing the sweet potatoes with marijuana will only help boost the nutrients in the dish.
For additional flavors, try the following combination:
- Blend cannabis-infused coconut oil
- Add syrup, brown sugar, and shredded coconut over a low heat
- Pour over the sweet boiled potatoes
- Bake for 5-7 minutes at 300 degrees
- Add nuts for added texture and enjoy
Sweet potatoes are also commonly grown for personal use in household with family members that have a passion for growing and cultivating. It is a safe and efficient way to get the healthy edible dose, taste and flavors you’re looking for with the health benefits you expect.
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Cannabis-Infused Roasted Vegetables
Nothing is healthier than roasted vegetables, but it often gets discarded as a bland side dish. With proper TLC, vegetables can be delicious when infused with seasoning and a touch of cannabis oil.
Our favorites include:
- Yellow potatoes
- Red onions
- Peppers and
This combination mixes textures, flavors, and acidity.
- Use cannabis butter to line a shallow roasting tin.
- Cut up your ingredients; it can be whatever vegetables you like but just make sure you cut them all the same size so they cook evenly.
- Sprinkle in salt and pepper if you desire.
- Place them in the roasting tin, throw it in an oven and pre-heated at 200 degrees.
- After which, you can bake it for 30-35 minutes.
For the dressing, mix canna-oil, balsamic vinegar and lemon juice. Pour this over the vegetables after they have been removed from the oven and give it time to cool down.
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Cannabis-Infused Baked Salmon and Asparagus
This dish will not only contain a dosage of your cannabis medicine, but you also get the benefits of healthy fats and nutrients for a balanced diet. Cooking cannabis with fatty fish helps activate the THC and CBD found in dried cannabis.
Grind 0.5 of 1 gram of dried cannabis and rub it into the salmon, alongside any other herbs or spice you desire. Cover the fish with foil and place into an oven that’s been preheated to 350-degrees. After 20 minutes, remove the foil and leave to bake for another 10 minutes.
Wash and cut off the asparagus stems. Add butter, garlic, and 0.5 or 1 gram of ground cannabis into a large pan. Place on a stovetop and heat to reduce the garlic and cannabis into the butter. Once melted, place the asparagus into that pan and coat them evenly in butter. Cook for 7-10 minutes.
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Double Seeded Vinaigrette
Elevate a boring yet healthy salad with a cannabis-infused dressing. This double-seed vinaigrette goes well with any salad.
This vinaigrette is easy to make. Use half a cup of white wine vinegar, a small finely chopped shallot, sesame seeds, hemp seeds, agave nectar, Dijon mustard, olive oil, canna-oil and a little pinch of salt. It’s bold with tones of flavor, totally natural and totally healthy.
Whisk the first six ingredients and then add slowly in the oil. You can make a big batch of this, store it in the fridge and use it with salad, pasta and fish dishes.
We hope you try these amazing ingredients on your next cannabis infused adventure. Leave a comment for changes you recommend or any of your own ingredients you’d like to share with the rest of our customers.