There are countless products on the market that are infused with cannabidiol, or CBD.
Head to your local gas station, and you will likely discover small treats infused with this cannabinoid. Although not technically legal because of lack of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, the commonplace of CBD snacks is incredible.
Countless people claim CBD ingestion has positively altered their lives. CBD is best known for its association with epilepsy, as people who suffer with rare forms of this condition are untreatable with pharmaceutical medication. The FDA has even patented a drug, called Epidiolex, which is the first cannabis-derived medication prescribed. In property, CBD has been claimed to be anti-inflammatory, reduce pain and anxiety, and has been touted as a sleep aid; the benefits are boundless.
Because of hemp’s recent removal from the schedule one drug listing, hemp-derived CBD is now federally legal. However, the FDA has not set forth an action plan to regulate CBD in food and beverages. Of all the CBD food and beverage products on the market, best practice is to always research the company to ensure you are purchasing organic, safe CBD.
Cooking with CBD
To resolve this issue, infusing your own tasty treats is simple, and you can be assured of exactly what you are ingesting. Here are a few tips for cooking with CBD, and below is one of our favorite recipes using CBD.
- CBD binds to fat. Therefore, throw some extra oil or butter into your recipe so the CBD has the highest chance to stick around.
- Never put CBD over direct heat and get it to a hot temperature. The chemical structure will break down and this cannabinoid will lose a lot of its effectiveness.
- Storing your CBD-infused food is also something necessary to keep in mind. As CBD is extremely sensitive to heat and light, storing your food out of direct light and warmth will ensure the maximum potency.
- Although mind in taste, when adding CBD to your recipe, be mindful there is an earthy flavor that is inescapable due to being derived from a plant.
- To ensure CBD makes its way through the entirety of the dish, continuously stir your recipe.
People commonly infuse CBD into sweet treats to attempt to mask the earthy flavor. However, instead of covering up its innate taste, I figured I would embrace this earthiness. Since it is chilly out here during this Colorado winter, soups have been my go-to. By seamlessly adding CBD into my soup, I was able to stay warm and calm.
I give to you, CBD-infused cauliflower soup.
I made it vegan, but you don’t have to!
- 3 tablespoons of olive oil
- Head of cauliflower
- 1 yellow onion
- All the garlic your heart desires (I added 7 cloves)
- 2 cups of vegetable broth
- 1 cup of milk (I used oat milk)
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1 teaspoon of black pepper
- 5 tablespoons of nutritional yeast
- 2 stalks of green onion
- Revexia’s RESTORE BALANCE Hemp Extract tincture
- Heat the olive oil in a deep pan, and add the chopped onion and garlic. Cook until the onions are translucent.
- Add the chopped cauliflower. Stir for 10 minutes, until the florets start getting some color.
- Add the vegetable broth and plant milk. Stir for 5 minutes, then set heat to low and cover. Let this sit for about 20 minutes.
- Add the salt, pepper, and nutritional yeast.
- Transfer to a blender. Blend until smooth.
- Transfer back to pan. The serving size is 5, and I wanted to achieve 5 milligrams of CBD per serving. Therefore I added 5 full droppers of Revexia’s RESTORE BALANCE Hemp Extract tincture. Stir.
- Garnish with green onion (which I regret not doing).
- Set up your favorite movie, because your night is about to get cozy and relaxing.
Visit our online store at https://revexia.life/shop/ to peruse our wide tincture range and check out the other CBD-infused goodies we have to offer. Give us a call anytime at (970) 449-1603 or stop into our storefront at 1724 Topaz Dr. in Loveland, Colorado.
Pro-tip: Add the Powderhemp Pure Hemp CBD Oil in spearmint flavor to your morning tea to have an anxiety and pain free day.