Recipe of the Week — Packin’ the CBD Bud Lunch
Whether you are on a “health kick”, a weight-loss endeavor or simply want to be adventurous for a change, packin’ a CBD bud lunch can help you achieve all of these is a fun way. It is a good idea to keep a stock of CBD hemp flower nugs in your pantry \’\’and jars of decarboxylated hemp flower as well. This makes it simpler to whip up some brownies or cookies, muffins of a strawberry shake.
CBD Hemp Flower Muffins in the Mornin’
Maple Hemp Flour Muffins are for that morning when you do not have time to make breakfast but you can grab one of these muffins \’\’and have the nutrition your body needs to get your metabolism on the move. It yields 12 muffins so you can freeze them, so they are ready on that extra busy morning.
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- ¼ cup of the decarbed hemp flower
- ¾ tsp salt
- 1 T baking powder
- ½ cup maple syrup
- ½ cup coconut oil, melted
- 1 egg
- ¾ cup coconut milk, unsweetened
- ½ cup hemp hearts
In a large bowl, whisk the coconut oil, maple syrup, sugar \’\’and eggs together well. Add the dry ingredients to the wet mix. Remember to add the hemp hearts last. Slowly stir until the batter is smooth.
Packin’ the CBD Bud Lunch – The S\’\’andwich!
The s\’\’andwich is a convenient mess free center for a packed lunch so why not make it healthy. Whether you want an egg salad s\’\’andwich, ham salad, tuna or deli turkey one, let’s talk the bread for this s\’\’andwich
These are two recipes for bread that will only make the s\’\’andwich more delectable. You may want to put the hemp bread in a baggie then make up the s\’\’andwich at lunch time so the bread does not get soggy.
Packin’ the CBD Bud Lunch – The Sweet of it All
It is kind of like packin’ the CBD bud lunch is not complete without something sweet. Since so many sweet things are not so healthy, let us look at our trusty CBD hemp flower for some new ideas. Below are three recipes that will be a healthy but sweet addition to your lunch.
Softened Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 2 tbsp unsalted softened butter
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 t vanilla
- 20 mg baking CBD oil
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/8 t baking soda
- 1/8 t salt
- 3 T chocolate chips
- 3 T — your choice of chopped nuts
Mix the CBD oil with the softened butter so it can be thoroughly mixed. This is a small recipe makes four cookies so for dosing purposes, one cookie has 5 mg of CBD, but you can multiply it. If used as is, there will be 5 mg of CBD in each of the four cookies. Of if you want to buy high-CBD content CBD bud, decarboxylate it then grind into flour \’\’and substitute it for 25% of the flour required.
Packin’ the CBD Bud Lunch – Snack, Snack, Snack!!!
We all need a snack come about 10 AM as the sag sets in before 12 noon arrives. So long as we are packin’ the CBD bud lunch healthy let’s go healthy with some snack ideas. If you are on a weight loss program, you know that it is important to maintain that hunger elephant satisfied. Snacks are what will help you do this.
Healthy Hemp Heart Energy Bites are delicious no-bake cookie-like balls. When you are packin’ the CBD bud lunch, these are convenient to put in a baggie \’\’and throw in your lunch bag for a mid-morning or mid-afternoon pick-me-up.
Energy Balls are another recipe that can be made ahead of time to grab when you are packin’ the CBD bud lunch in the morning.
Then there is strawberry! I do not know if there is anyone who does not like strawberries so why not get you a thermos \’\’and pour into it this delicious strawberry smoothie for a mid-morning lift. The other way you can use this is on the rushed mornings when you are packin’ the CBD bud lunch \’\’and nothing has gone well for you \’\’and you are in a panic for breakfast. Spin this up, grab a covered mug \’\’and have your protein on the way to work.
Strawberry Hemp Flower Smoothie
Remember the hemp flower must be decarboxylated before using in any edible recipe. The instructions for decarboxylation is at the end of this blog.
- 1 large ripe banana
- ½ C frozen strawberries
- 1 T protein powder
- 2 T ground hemp flower (decarboxylated)
- Coconut milk, rice milk or almond milk (enough to loosen the content to drink consistency)
Mix all in a blender of your choice. Hemp flower chosen should be high CBD content such as CB Dawg, Elektra or Hawaiian Haze.
The “How” to Decarboxylate Hemp Flower
- Oven 250 degrees F
- Break up the hemp flower buds into small pieces
- Grind hemp flower buds with a coffee grinder, herb grinder or food processor to the consistency of dried herbs but not fine as dust.
- Spread a thin layer on baking tray
- Place tray in oven
- Bake for 90 – 120 minutes
- Remove from oven \’\’and cool
Hemp flower should be brownish \’\’and feel dry \’\’and crumble between fingers
Store in a sealed container after making sure the crumbles are dry.
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