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2 Amazing Raw Cannabis Smoothie Recipes

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2 Amazing Raw Cannabis Smoothie Recipes

A tall glass of fruits and vegetables blended with chopped, raw cannabis leaves and a tiny fresh bud or two, is just one of the methods of medicating that is gaining considerable attention. Because THC is activated by heat, using the raw plant allows for people to experience the benefits of CBD — from relief of inflammation to help with seizure disorders and anxiety — without making them high. That isn’t to say that this beverage can’t be enjoyed with a piece of a cannabis cookie, but drinking raw cannabis is purely medicinal.

Since most folks don’t have a juicer, these recipes use a blender. The plant is fibrous and can get stuck in the blades of the blender, so the weed that will be juiced must be thoroughly chopped before adding it to the appliance.

The two recipes here are quite different in their flavor profile. One is filled with fruits and vegetables, which translates into lots of nutrients and vitamins. It’s refreshing and light. Try playing around with the ingredients for a taste that’s just right. The second drink has health benefits as well, though it might feel like a super rich and creamy shake. Most of these ingredients might already be in the house to make these drinks.

Fresh Green

(Serves 2)

Ingredients

2 cups coconut water
1 avocado
¼ cup cilantro
¼ cup parsley
¼ cup chopped fresh cannabis
3 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons chia seeds

Directions
Combine all the ingredients in the blender. Pulse on low to start, turn to high and puree until smooth.

Bananarama  

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(Serves 2)

Ingredients

1 large banana, peeled and sliced
4 tablespoons cocoa
2 ½ cups almond milk
½ cup peanut butter
¼ cup chopped fresh cannabis

Directions

Combine all the ingredients in the blender. Pulse on low to start, turn to high and puree until smooth.

Originally published in issue 12 of Cannabis Now Magazine.

8 Comments

8 Comments

  1. Jeremy Leigh

    March 11, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    Awesome this sounds a lot easier as I was forced to teach myself how to make cannabis oil , because here in Australia it’s very hard to purchase so I taught myself how to make it thanks to Youtube ! But I’m going to give drink ago Thankyou very much for sharing !

    • Sjan Farrugia

      April 17, 2015 at 5:23 am

      I would love to know how to make the oil cant wait for it to come legel here you see my husband has a very bad back they cant operate as his condition is to bad . his pain is so bad some days he cant even do mutch and the trouble is he is allergic to morphine and all the pain killers have morphine base in them the doctor has tried so many other tablets on him none work he told him there is no more to try I cant watch him in pain anymore he has been like this to long now 5 years and its only geting worse he doesnt want to smoke so the oil would be so good I wonder iff you could help me jeremy regards johanna

  2. shaggy

    March 10, 2015 at 10:44 am

    will u tell me the method of making raw weeds to smoke

  3. Rod

    March 10, 2015 at 9:33 am

    Sounds great. I wonder what percentage of CBD’s are in 1/4 cup of fresh ground leaves?

    From what I understand, today’s female plants grown for smoking is low in CBD. My understanding is, the higher the THCa the lower are the CBD’s.

    I know “Charlotte’s Web” is very high in CBD and low in THC.

    I’m assuming that adding leaves with high THCa, in order to get some CBD’s is better than no leaves at all.

    • Debbie Gale Knight

      March 18, 2015 at 10:12 pm

      It depends on the strain. Some strains do have higher THC than others. They fall under the indica (usually used at night for sleep-relaxes the body) then there’s sativa (said to be used in the mornings-relieves pain-energy burst). Plz double check info on these strains.

  4. Claire Hancox

    March 10, 2015 at 7:43 am

    When you say cannabis, do you mean the leaves or the flowers. Just curious.

    • Debbie Gale Knight

      March 18, 2015 at 10:20 pm

      Re-read first sentence plz. “Rae cannabis leaves with a few buds.”

  5. Susan Babick

    March 9, 2015 at 5:12 pm

    These drinks sound amazing

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