Starting the day off with a nutritious CBD Smoothie Bowl is a great way to ease chronic pain, inflammation and reduce anxiety. It's an all-around healthy way to boost your mornings!
Smoothie bowls are another delicious way to enjoy your favorite fruit smo
Why Add CBD To Your Smoothie
Some of the benefits of adding CBD oil to your smoothies may include:
- soothe pain
- ease anxiety
- reduce inflammation
- recover from a hard work out
According to Thrive, research shows that CBD might reduce stress signals due to its anti-anxiety and anti-inflammatory properties. CBD oil gives a sense of calm throughout the body which is helpful for people with stress in their life. Also, the anti-inflammatory properties of CBD can possibly reduce the stress that our guts often experience during times of emotional stress or illness. CBD anti-inflammatory properties help decrease intestinal swelling, which helps our gut to bring balance to our general health.
Is CBD Oil Safe?
According to the World Health Organization, CBD has no adverse side effects, cannot get you high, and is not connected to any health risks.
When choosing CBD
It's easy to whip up this delicious, high-protein smoothie.
Pick Your Fruit
For the combination of your base, you can use strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, bananas, cherries, or any other fruit you enjoy. Try a tropical smoothie of pineapple, mango, and banana, or add blueberry and peach to switch it up some. You will need about 3 cups of fruit.
It's best to use frozen fruit to create a smoothie thick enough to eat with a spoon. You can freeze fresh fruit or purchase it frozen bags. Just be sure to buy organic.
Add A Thickener
This is where you can get creative. Try adding peanut butter, almond butter, or coconut yogurt. You could also add a serving of protein powder in the flavor of your choice. About 1 serving, according to package directions
For my thickener, I have found a great protein addition that has a hint of coconut flavor called Carrington Farms Organic Coconut Protein. It is organic and non-genetically modified, with a blend of coconut powder, pumpkin powder, and pea powder. A serving gives you 20 grams of plant protein and 30% of your daily iron needed.
Carrington Farms also focuses on the worldwide issue of hunger. That’s why they decided to address the issue right where they source the coconuts, in the Philippines. In the local community, every week for 3 days a week, they feed lunch to 250 school children through Carrington Cares.
Choose A Liquid
Almond milk is great for adding a slightly nutty flavor or try coconut milk for a tropical smoothie. Add about 1 1/4 cup of liquid give or take to make
Toss In Some Extras
You can add spinach or kale for additional nutrition. Try adding flax seeds for omega-3s or chia seeds for a massive punch of nutrition. Fresh mint, vanilla extract, cinnamon, ginger or honey add fresh exciting flavors
Add CBD Oil
Add flavored or unflavored CBD oil. There really are different flavors in products so try several to find the one you might like.
Add A Little Sweet
Pyure Organic Stevia is my choice for adding a little sweetness. It only has Stevia, no other
Blend all ingredients in a vita-mix type bender until smooth.
Pour smoothie into a bowl and top with whole frozen berries, unsweetened shredded coconut, nuts, cocoa nibs, or granola.
More Breakfast Ideas
CBD Smoothie Bowl
- 1 1/2 cup of frozen blueberries
- 1 1/2 cup of frozen strawberries
- 1 serving Carrington Farms Organic Coconut Protein
- 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk. You might need to add more or less to create a thick smoothie depending on your blender and frozen fruit.
- 1 serving Organic CBD oil. For dosage see Natures Ultra How Much CBD Should I Take chart.
- 3 scoops of Pyure Organic Stevia
- Toppings: frozen strawberry slices frozen whole blueberries, unsweetened shredded coconut
- Place all ingredients except topping in a strong blender such as a Vita-Mix
- Blend on high for 1 minute or until your fruit is smooth.
- Pour in a bowl and top with frozen fruit and shredded coconut.
- Enjoy right away.