From wheatgrass to spinach, everyone seems to agree that a green smoothie is the healthiest sort around. Well, if you want to bump up the healthful qualities to uber-healthy levels, add raw cannabis leaves and trim to the mix and give yourself a healthy, morning energy buzz, without the high.
Not to be mistaken for a ´get you high as a kite´ edibles recipe; this is a green smoothie with a non-psychoactive twist. Raw vegetables are known to retain more of their nutritional value than cooked ones. And more of their flavor too. Green smoothies are often touted as a great way to give your body a vitamin enriched boost, for energy, glowing hair and skin etc.
Now, there is mounting interest, both layman and scientific, into the potential of raw cannabis consumption for boosting your health too. The cannabinoids THCA and CBDA are found in abundance in raw cannabis. When heated these become THC and CBD but, if you forego the decarboxylation, then you can still benefit from the healthy properties of the former, without getting high.
THCA and CBDA are thought to have potential both as anti-inflammatories and for giving a boost to the immune system. Green smoothies with ingredients like avocados and spinach are already full of antioxidants, fibre and vitamins, so this is like the big sister version of one of those. For those of you with a sweeter tooth, there’s a fruity alternative at the bottom too.
Green Smoothie with cannabis leaves recipe:
- Fresh cannabis trim and leaves, up to 15 gr
- A big handful of fresh spinach leaves
- A small avocado
- Approx 600 ml Apple juice
- A good chunk of cucumber
- A pinch of ginger
- A squeeze of lemon or lime juice
- A handful of blueberries or raspberries
- Optional extras: a pinch of hemp seed, mango.
Make sure your leaves and trim are clean and rinsed. Whack it all in the blender and whizz! Till the leaves are mere green dots in the mix. You will need to blend for quite a while, and possibly want to pass it through a sieve, to get a nice smooth consistency. The fresher the leaves/trim the more beneficial and flavorsome the results. A cannabis green or fruit smoothie won’t get you high but should leave you feeling, good and energetic.