5 Steps To Making A Non-Psychotropic Cannabis-Infused Strawberry Banana Smoothie
Total time: Approx. 5 minutes or less depending on your blender strength
Difficulty level: Beginner
Vegan and gluten free!
What You Will Need:
- 7-10 raw cannabis leaves, freshly picked (within 2-3 days)
- 1 cup original hemp milk
- 1/4 cup of shelled hemp seed
- 1 large frozen banana
- 7 large frozen strawberries
- 1 tablespoon of honey (optional)
- Sprinkle coconut sugar on top at the end (optional)
Steps To Making Cannabis Strawberry & Banana Juice As A Dietary Supplement
- Start by slicing up your frozen banana depending on your blender strength.
- Fill blender with 1 cup hemp milk.
- Add in the solid fruit and then top with cannabis leaves.
- Finish with hemp seed, honey, and/or coconut sugar (optional).
- Mix manually, in short spurts, being careful not to overheat the cannabis inside the blender (doing so will activate some of the plants cannabinoids).
The cannabis plant produces fresh leaves and buds that are a complete protein and a great natural source of healthy omega 3 and 6 fatty acids. It’s important to use fresh leaves and fresh buds, picked right off of a living plant (or properly fresh frozen). Old buds, cured for people to smoke or vaporize, are not suitable for creating a non-pyschotropic juice (eg. no high).
One large banana has over 400mg of potassium and 3 grams of fiber. On average, a banana also delivers more than 20% of your daily value of Vitamin C and B6. Bananas also strengthen the good flora in the gut and ease digestion. Bananas have also been linked with keeping blood pressure in check and boost the metabolism. It’s recommended that you allow your bananas to develop brown spots on the skin before consuming to allow the antioxidant count to reach its highest point.
Strawberries are also high in potassium, lowering blood pressure and decreasing chances of strokes. Strawberries are antioxidant powerhouses linked to decreasing tumor growth and inflammation. The folate count makes them an ideal food choice for pregnant women and those suffering from depression.
One cup of hemp milk contains 3 grams of protein, 900mg Omega 3 ALA’s, and is lactose and cholesterol free.
Blend Slowly And Carefully; Do Not Overheat It
This process will require a healthy amount of blending. However, it is important that you are careful to blend the ingredients slowly, in spurts, so as not to overheat the cannabis leaves. Even a tiny bit of heat results in the raw cannabis further converting from THC-A (cannabinoid acid) to THC. Not a good thing if you want to stay sober after you consume your infused beverage.
What you want to do is keep the temperatures low, juice the whole cannabis plant, and in doing so, you will receive the full range of benefits that cannabinoids have to offer, engaging what is known as the entourage effect. The cannabis leaves and buds that the recipe calls for provide the body with much needed cannabinoid acids, specifically THC-A and CBD-A. These acids found in cannabis have been shown to help reduce or eliminate epileptic seizures, treat certain forms of cancer, and assist in the management of many other ailments.
Warning: Patients consuming beta-blockers that are wary about consuming too much potassium, may want to avoid a drink as high in potassium as this.