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Sarah’s CBD Kitchen: Kickin’ Guacamole

Guacamole is probably my favorite thing in the world (besides peanut butter, but that’s a different story). The fact that I can actually eat avocados and guacamole is getting me through my very first Whole30 with ease. I am riding the wave of guac all the way to the finish line!

Anyways, that’s enough silly metaphors for one day. Moving on.

This recipe has a kick to it from jalapeno. If you don’t want it to have as much as a kick, deseed the jalapenos before dicing. If you want no spice, you can substitute with bell pepper. If you REALLY want to kick it up a notch, feel free to add a pinch of cayenne.

This is a flavorful, chunky version of guacamole. I love a good chunky guac’ with delicious bits of diced onion, avocado, and jalapeno! The chunkier, the better! It tastes crisp, fresh, spicy, and has a hint of relaxation with the CBD isolate added in. A perfect combination. You can use it on pretty much anything, but to keep it Whole30 compliant, you can use it on burgers, fish, dipping veggies, in salads, or just go at it with a spoon like I do! Just try not to devour the whole bowl in one sitting, unless you want to take a nap.

For this recipe I used 60mg of CBD Isolate from Green Garden Gold. It will make 4 generous servings, or 8 small, appetizer size servings. If you want everyone to have about 15mg of CBD, double the CBD to 120mg if you do the 8 small servings. Because the CBD doesn’t have a flavor to it, you can adjust the amount up or down depending on your needs. CBD is all about finding what works for you, so feel free to experiment with your amounts.

Ingredients:

 

2 ripe avocados

⅓ cup finely diced jalapeno (deseeded for less spicy, seeds in for a kick)

½ cup finely diced red onion (about half of the onion)

2 clove garlic, minced

1tbs chopped cilantro

1/4tsp pepper

¼ tsp salt

Juice from 1 lime

60mg Green Garden Gold CBD Isolate

Garnish:

 

Lime zest

Cilantro leaves

Sliced jalapeno

 

Directions:

 

In a food processor, combine the flesh from 1 avocado with juice from half of a lime, and sprinkle in your 60mg of CBD Isolate. If you need to stop and scrape a few times, do so. The key here is to get the CBD to combine as evenly as possible with the avocado. Once you have a fairly smooth consistency, scrape all of your avocado mixture into a medium bowl. Add your remaining avocado flesh, and juice from your remaining lime half. Mash it all together, it’s ok if some of your avocado is chunky, you just want to make sure everything is well combined. After you reach the consistency you are looking for, add in your jalapeno, red onion, minced garlic (I use a garlic press), chopped cilantro, salt, pepper. Mix well so the isolate is incorporated throughout. Top with a garnish of sliced jalapenos, lime zest, and cilantro.

For best flavor, refrigerate for at least an hour, though you can serve immediately.

Relax, and enjoy your kickin’ guacamole! Just try not to eat the whole bowl yourself. Guilty.

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Guacamole is probably my favorite thing in the world (besides peanut butter, but that’s a different story). The fact that I can actually eat avocados and guacamole is getting me through my very first Whole30 with ease. I am riding the wave of guac all the way to the finish line!

Anyways, that’s enough silly metaphors for one day. Moving on.

This recipe has a kick to it from jalapeno. If you don’t want it to have as much as a kick, deseed the jalapenos before dicing. If you want no spice, you can substitute with bell pepper. If you REALLY want to kick it up a notch, feel free to add a pinch of cayenne.

This is a flavorful, chunky version of guacamole. I love a good chunky guac’ with delicious bits of diced onion, avocado, and jalapeno! The chunkier, the better! It tastes crisp, fresh, spicy, and has a hint of relaxation with the CBD isolate added in. A perfect combination. You can use it on pretty much anything, but to keep it Whole30 compliant, you can use it on burgers, fish, dipping veggies, in salads, or just go at it with a spoon like I do! Just try not to devour the whole bowl in one sitting, unless you want to take a nap.

For this recipe I used 60mg of CBD Isolate from Green Garden Gold. It will make 4 generous servings, or 8 small, appetizer size servings. If you want everyone to have about 15mg of CBD, double the CBD to 120mg if you do the 8 small servings. Because the CBD doesn’t have a flavor to it, you can adjust the amount up or down depending on your needs. CBD is all about finding what works for you, so feel free to experiment with your amounts.

Ingredients:

 

2 ripe avocados

⅓ cup finely diced jalapeno (deseeded for less spicy, seeds in for a kick)

½ cup finely diced red onion (about half of the onion)

2 clove garlic, minced

1tbs chopped cilantro

1/4tsp pepper

¼ tsp salt

Juice from 1 lime

60mg Green Garden Gold CBD Isolate

Garnish:

 

Lime zest

Cilantro leaves

Sliced jalapeno

 

Directions:

 

In a food processor, combine the flesh from 1 avocado with juice from half of a lime, and sprinkle in your 60mg of CBD Isolate. If you need to stop and scrape a few times, do so. The key here is to get the CBD to combine as evenly as possible with the avocado. Once you have a fairly smooth consistency, scrape all of your avocado mixture into a medium bowl. Add your remaining avocado flesh, and juice from your remaining lime half. Mash it all together, it’s ok if some of your avocado is chunky, you just want to make sure everything is well combined. After you reach the consistency you are looking for, add in your jalapeno, red onion, minced garlic (I use a garlic press), chopped cilantro, salt, pepper. Mix well so the isolate is incorporated throughout. Top with a garnish of sliced jalapenos, lime zest, and cilantro.

For best flavor, refrigerate for at least an hour, though you can serve immediately.

Relax, and enjoy your kickin’ guacamole! Just try not to eat the whole bowl yourself. Guilty.

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The Opioid Crisis: The Price We Pay

When Did Hemp CBD Get So Huge?

 

There are many factors contributing to the enormous growth and fast rising popularity of hemp CBD across the United States. Aside the fact that hemp CBD is not accompanied with the mind-altering compound THC, and along with the apparent lack of reported negative side effects or health consequences to be found online, hemp CBD has taken the country by storm partly due to the positive social proof. With millions of users of CBD suffering from arthritis, fibromyalgia and a dozen other pain related illnesses, people are sharing their own experiences with CBD and how it has impacted their lives. This being the age of social media, these reviews are being shared by millions and read by millions more.

But why are people reading these reviews, testimonials, and glowing endorsements of CBD? What is driving people to go online and type in their search engine the words “alternative pain relief”? An easy argument is that one of the largest contributing factors to this surge is the ongoing opioid epidemic.

The Opioid Crisis Explained

 

Put frankly, people are sick of prescription pain medicine. People are sick of the side effects, sick of switching to a new pain prescription every few months because their bodies build up a tolerance to it, and sick of the pharmacy taking all their money. Still, that isn’t what bothers people the most. Addiction and overdose takes the jackpot for being the number one issue people are sick of, and as a society we hate all the overdoses these addictions have been responsible for. From 1999 to 2017, the number of people reported to have died in the United Sates from overdoses related to prescription opioid are nearly a quarter of a million. Sadly, the growth is not linear. 2017 had five times as many as 1999.

When people throw around the term “opioid crisis” or “opioid epidemic”, they are referring to the rapidly increasing use of prescription & recreational (non-prescription) opioid drugs since the late 90s and the overdoses that have accompanied these deaths.

A common and callous misconception is that these overdoses involve mostly criminals using these drugs illegally under bridges and overpasses. This isn’t the case. It involves regular people who were prescribed the painkillers lawfully and legally by their doctor. Over time they take more and more because of tolerance build up and eventually the amount they have to take to feel relief has become toxic. An oversimplified scenario, but the most commonly reported. For those who have had, or still have, loved ones who have been on prescription pain killers for a long time have seen this first hand. They’ve seen the desperation these loved ones feel as they battle the addiction they weren’t expecting. They’ve seen the hopelessness and continued stress as the pain returns and becomes all consuming and impossible to just “tough out”. All of these feelings I’ve described drive people to seek out alternatives. One of the things I enjoy most working with Green Garden Gold is the sheer number of people who’ve felt a positive impact with our products.

Learn More About The Opioid Crisis from these Youtube Videos

Mayo Clinic Minute: The face of prescription opioid addiction( 1 Minute Video)

The agony of opioid withdrawal ( 14 Minute Video)

Pill Overkill: America’s painkiller epidemic (26 Minute Video)

The Author’s Challenge

CBD affects everyone differently and is not a cure all, as incredible as it is. This is why I love that Green Garden Gold offers the 30 day money back guarantee. What matters most to a customer is knowing a company will stand behind their products. No results within 30 days? No problem, Green Garden Gold will refund your order. It may shock you to know that the number of people that report their dissatisfaction and ask for a refund is less than 11 out of 10,000 people.

If you, or loved ones, are experiencing harsh consequences from opioids, and wish to try something outside the opioid prescription epidemic, then I strongly encourage you to try hemp CBD products.

Read more

When Did Hemp CBD Get So Huge?

 

There are many factors contributing to the enormous growth and fast rising popularity of hemp CBD across the United States. Aside the fact that hemp CBD is not accompanied with the mind-altering compound THC, and along with the apparent lack of reported negative side effects or health consequences to be found online, hemp CBD has taken the country by storm partly due to the positive social proof. With millions of users of CBD suffering from arthritis, fibromyalgia and a dozen other pain related illnesses, people are sharing their own experiences with CBD and how it has impacted their lives. This being the age of social media, these reviews are being shared by millions and read by millions more.

But why are people reading these reviews, testimonials, and glowing endorsements of CBD? What is driving people to go online and type in their search engine the words “alternative pain relief”? An easy argument is that one of the largest contributing factors to this surge is the ongoing opioid epidemic.

The Opioid Crisis Explained

 

Put frankly, people are sick of prescription pain medicine. People are sick of the side effects, sick of switching to a new pain prescription every few months because their bodies build up a tolerance to it, and sick of the pharmacy taking all their money. Still, that isn’t what bothers people the most. Addiction and overdose takes the jackpot for being the number one issue people are sick of, and as a society we hate all the overdoses these addictions have been responsible for. From 1999 to 2017, the number of people reported to have died in the United Sates from overdoses related to prescription opioid are nearly a quarter of a million. Sadly, the growth is not linear. 2017 had five times as many as 1999.

When people throw around the term “opioid crisis” or “opioid epidemic”, they are referring to the rapidly increasing use of prescription & recreational (non-prescription) opioid drugs since the late 90s and the overdoses that have accompanied these deaths.

A common and callous misconception is that these overdoses involve mostly criminals using these drugs illegally under bridges and overpasses. This isn’t the case. It involves regular people who were prescribed the painkillers lawfully and legally by their doctor. Over time they take more and more because of tolerance build up and eventually the amount they have to take to feel relief has become toxic. An oversimplified scenario, but the most commonly reported. For those who have had, or still have, loved ones who have been on prescription pain killers for a long time have seen this first hand. They’ve seen the desperation these loved ones feel as they battle the addiction they weren’t expecting. They’ve seen the hopelessness and continued stress as the pain returns and becomes all consuming and impossible to just “tough out”. All of these feelings I’ve described drive people to seek out alternatives. One of the things I enjoy most working with Green Garden Gold is the sheer number of people who’ve felt a positive impact with our products.

Learn More About The Opioid Crisis from these Youtube Videos

Mayo Clinic Minute: The face of prescription opioid addiction( 1 Minute Video)

The agony of opioid withdrawal ( 14 Minute Video)

Pill Overkill: America’s painkiller epidemic (26 Minute Video)

The Author’s Challenge

CBD affects everyone differently and is not a cure all, as incredible as it is. This is why I love that Green Garden Gold offers the 30 day money back guarantee. What matters most to a customer is knowing a company will stand behind their products. No results within 30 days? No problem, Green Garden Gold will refund your order. It may shock you to know that the number of people that report their dissatisfaction and ask for a refund is less than 11 out of 10,000 people.

If you, or loved ones, are experiencing harsh consequences from opioids, and wish to try something outside the opioid prescription epidemic, then I strongly encourage you to try hemp CBD products.

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Sarah’s CBD Kitchen: Trio of Dressings & Sauces

As I write this, I am officially halfway through my Whole30 journey! I’ve already patted myself on the back, so you don’t have to congratulate me, thank you though! One thing I’ve learned during this process, is that you can never have enough salad dressing. Or sauce. Or sauce that doubles as dressing. I don’t think I would make it through this journey without it! Through trial and error, and a LOT of veggies, I bring you three of my favorite dressings.

All three of these dressings will last in the fridge for 1-2 weeks. You will get much closer to the 2 week mark if you have them in a jar that is airtight, like a mason jar. I like to keep them on hand and switch up the dressing for my daily lunch salad – eating salads every day gets old after awhile, so I love to have several options on hand!

For all three of these dressings, I used CBD Isolate. There are about 4 servings in each of these, so you will want to add about 60mg total (for each serving to have 15mg). If you want each serving to have 30mg, you will want to add 120mg total of isolate. The beauty of using isolate for recipes is that there is no flavor to it, and adding isolate won’t change the consistency of what you are making. If you are using a regular flavored MedPac CBD tincture instead of isolate, you will want to replace the oil in your recipe with the tincture so as not to change the makeup of the recipe.

Asian Style Sesame Ginger (CBD) Dressing

Ingredients

1/4 cup coconut aminos

2 tbsp rice vinegar

2 tbsp avocado oil (olive oil works as well)

1 tsp minced garlic

1.4 tsp powdered ginger (or 1tsp fresh grated ginger)

3 Medjool dates (large, pitted, and soaked in very hot water)

60mg Green Garden Gold CBD Isolate (or desired amount)

Start by soaking your dates in very hot water to soften them. This will take about 5 minutes. While the dates are soaking, add all remaining ingredients to a food processor or blender. Quickly blend so the CBD is well mixed. Add the dates and blend entire mixture until the dates are finely ground and you have a creamy dressing. Store in the refrigerator.

*Protip – this particular dressing is AMAZING as a stir fry sauce. Just in case you want to cook your veggies for a change. This would probably be good on chicken or fish as well, though I haven’t tried it yet. Leave us a comment and let us know how it turns out if you do try it!

Tahini CBD Dressing

Ingredients

⅓ cup tahini

2 ½ tsp rice vinegar (or apple cider vinegar, use balsamic or red wine vinegar for a richer flavor)

1 tbsp + 1 tsp coconut aminos

1 tsp sesame oil (or extra coconut aminos)

1 tsp lemon juice

1 tbsp fresh, chopped parsley

2 green onions, sliced thin

¼ tsp salt

¼ tsp black pepper

4 tbsp water (more as needed)

60mg Green Garden Gold CBD Isolate (or desired amount)

Combine tahini, vinegar, coconut aminos, lemon juice, and CBD isolate. You want to mix this extremely well, and it will be thick. You can use an immersion blender or food processor to mix if necessary. Stir in water, until you get the consistency of a dressing. Depending on how thick the tahini itself it, you may need more than 4tbsp of water. Once you reach a dressing consistency, stir in the green onion, parsley, salt, and pepper. Garnish with chopped parsley or green onion.

*Try this on meat, fish, or as a dip! I’ve used it on salads and love the taste of this, I bet it would be great in other applications.

Wasabi Green Garden CBD Dressing (With Cucumber and Avocado)

Ingredients

1 avocado

3 green onions

⅓ cup chopped cucumber

2 tsp wasabi paste (more or less depending on your taste)

2 tbsp avocado oil (or another healthy oil)

2 tsp rice vinegar (or another light vinegar)

½ tsp garlic powder

¼ tsp sea salt

Dash of black pepper

60mg Green Garden Gold CBD Isolate (or desired amount)

Combine everything into a food processor or blender (an immersion blender works fine as well). Whip it up into a creamy dressing. Give it a taste, and adjust wasabi, vinegar, and seasoning as needed. This makes quite a thick dressing, so feel free to thin it down to your liking by slowly adding a bit of water.

* If you’re a garlic freak (like me), try using fresh garlic for more of a bite.

Now, get to whipping up some dressing! Please leave us a comment if you tried these, especially if you used them as a sauce or a dip – we’d love to hear how it comes out.

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As I write this, I am officially halfway through my Whole30 journey! I’ve already patted myself on the back, so you don’t have to congratulate me, thank you though! One thing I’ve learned during this process, is that you can never have enough salad dressing. Or sauce. Or sauce that doubles as dressing. I don’t think I would make it through this journey without it! Through trial and error, and a LOT of veggies, I bring you three of my favorite dressings.

All three of these dressings will last in the fridge for 1-2 weeks. You will get much closer to the 2 week mark if you have them in a jar that is airtight, like a mason jar. I like to keep them on hand and switch up the dressing for my daily lunch salad – eating salads every day gets old after awhile, so I love to have several options on hand!

For all three of these dressings, I used CBD Isolate. There are about 4 servings in each of these, so you will want to add about 60mg total (for each serving to have 15mg). If you want each serving to have 30mg, you will want to add 120mg total of isolate. The beauty of using isolate for recipes is that there is no flavor to it, and adding isolate won’t change the consistency of what you are making. If you are using a regular flavored MedPac CBD tincture instead of isolate, you will want to replace the oil in your recipe with the tincture so as not to change the makeup of the recipe.

Asian Style Sesame Ginger (CBD) Dressing

Ingredients

1/4 cup coconut aminos

2 tbsp rice vinegar

2 tbsp avocado oil (olive oil works as well)

1 tsp minced garlic

1.4 tsp powdered ginger (or 1tsp fresh grated ginger)

3 Medjool dates (large, pitted, and soaked in very hot water)

60mg Green Garden Gold CBD Isolate (or desired amount)

Start by soaking your dates in very hot water to soften them. This will take about 5 minutes. While the dates are soaking, add all remaining ingredients to a food processor or blender. Quickly blend so the CBD is well mixed. Add the dates and blend entire mixture until the dates are finely ground and you have a creamy dressing. Store in the refrigerator.

*Protip – this particular dressing is AMAZING as a stir fry sauce. Just in case you want to cook your veggies for a change. This would probably be good on chicken or fish as well, though I haven’t tried it yet. Leave us a comment and let us know how it turns out if you do try it!

Tahini CBD Dressing

Ingredients

⅓ cup tahini

2 ½ tsp rice vinegar (or apple cider vinegar, use balsamic or red wine vinegar for a richer flavor)

1 tbsp + 1 tsp coconut aminos

1 tsp sesame oil (or extra coconut aminos)

1 tsp lemon juice

1 tbsp fresh, chopped parsley

2 green onions, sliced thin

¼ tsp salt

¼ tsp black pepper

4 tbsp water (more as needed)

60mg Green Garden Gold CBD Isolate (or desired amount)

Combine tahini, vinegar, coconut aminos, lemon juice, and CBD isolate. You want to mix this extremely well, and it will be thick. You can use an immersion blender or food processor to mix if necessary. Stir in water, until you get the consistency of a dressing. Depending on how thick the tahini itself it, you may need more than 4tbsp of water. Once you reach a dressing consistency, stir in the green onion, parsley, salt, and pepper. Garnish with chopped parsley or green onion.

*Try this on meat, fish, or as a dip! I’ve used it on salads and love the taste of this, I bet it would be great in other applications.

Wasabi Green Garden CBD Dressing (With Cucumber and Avocado)

Ingredients

1 avocado

3 green onions

⅓ cup chopped cucumber

2 tsp wasabi paste (more or less depending on your taste)

2 tbsp avocado oil (or another healthy oil)

2 tsp rice vinegar (or another light vinegar)

½ tsp garlic powder

¼ tsp sea salt

Dash of black pepper

60mg Green Garden Gold CBD Isolate (or desired amount)

Combine everything into a food processor or blender (an immersion blender works fine as well). Whip it up into a creamy dressing. Give it a taste, and adjust wasabi, vinegar, and seasoning as needed. This makes quite a thick dressing, so feel free to thin it down to your liking by slowly adding a bit of water.

* If you’re a garlic freak (like me), try using fresh garlic for more of a bite.

Now, get to whipping up some dressing! Please leave us a comment if you tried these, especially if you used them as a sauce or a dip – we’d love to hear how it comes out.

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Sarah’s CBD Kitchen: Winter Maple Chai Smoothie Bowl

Winter Maple Chai CBD Smoothie Bowl

 

I absolutely LOVE starting my day with a nutrient dense, healthy smoothie. I love it even more when I can make it into a smoothie bowl with fun toppings! There’s something to be said for actually eating your breakfast with a spoon, rather than drinking it (even if it’s a delicious smoothie).

Smoothies aren’t just for summer either! This smoothie bowl has a hearty banana and almond milk base, with warm the spicy, warm flavors of maple and chai, finished off with a stress-melting, sweet kick from Vanilla Ketones Plus with CBD). This is one of my favorite smoothie bowl creations, and I am very excited to share it with you!

Ingredients

 

1 large banana, frozen in chunks (or 1c of frozen bananas)

1 Tbs pure maple syrup

2 Tbs ground flax seeds

2 Tsp nut butter (I use almond)

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

1-2 chai tea bags

2 scoops Green Garden Gold’s Vanilla Ketones Plus

2-4 ice cubes

Toppings: Fresh banana, dried coconut, nuts, seeds (I use flax, hemp, and chia), cinnamon, craisens, etc. Have fun with your toppings! You can use anything that will give some texture.

Directions:

 

Start by making a milk tea. Slowly heat your cup of almond milk in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Once the milk begins to steam, pull it off heat and add the chai tea bags. I use 2 because I enjoy a strong taste of chai, but use only 1 if you prefer just a hint of chai flavor. Allow the tea to steep for 5-7 minutes. Pull out the tea bags and allow the milk tea to cool down. If you’re inpatient (like me), you can stick it in the freezer for a few minutes to cool it down faster.

Once your chai tea is cold, you can create the smoothie bowl. Add your frozen bananas, maple syrup, almond butter, ground flax seeds, a couple ice cubes, and vanilla ketones powder. The trick to having a smooth, thick consistency is to try and blend the frozen fruit a little BEFORE adding the liquid. Pulse these ingredients several times until they are chopped up and start to come together. Then, slowly add your milk tea. If you do not have a strong blender, you can just add the liquid in at the same time. Make sure you run the blender long enough so as not to have any ice chunks.

You want your smoothie to have a consistency similar to soft serve ice cream, so you can eat it with a spoon, rather than a drinkable smoothie. If you come to this consistency before using all of your milk tea, that is fine. You do not need to use all of it. Just make sure you add it slowly so you can monitor the thickness.

Once your smoothie is at the proper consistency, pour it into a bowl. Now the fun starts! Top it with whatever toppings you have lying around to make it pretty (and delicious!). I really like using several toppings here to create an excitement of different textures and flavors. Enjoy your stress-melting, cozy smoothie bowl!

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Winter Maple Chai CBD Smoothie Bowl

 

I absolutely LOVE starting my day with a nutrient dense, healthy smoothie. I love it even more when I can make it into a smoothie bowl with fun toppings! There’s something to be said for actually eating your breakfast with a spoon, rather than drinking it (even if it’s a delicious smoothie).

Smoothies aren’t just for summer either! This smoothie bowl has a hearty banana and almond milk base, with warm the spicy, warm flavors of maple and chai, finished off with a stress-melting, sweet kick from Vanilla Ketones Plus with CBD). This is one of my favorite smoothie bowl creations, and I am very excited to share it with you!

Ingredients

 

1 large banana, frozen in chunks (or 1c of frozen bananas)

1 Tbs pure maple syrup

2 Tbs ground flax seeds

2 Tsp nut butter (I use almond)

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

1-2 chai tea bags

2 scoops Green Garden Gold’s Vanilla Ketones Plus

2-4 ice cubes

Toppings: Fresh banana, dried coconut, nuts, seeds (I use flax, hemp, and chia), cinnamon, craisens, etc. Have fun with your toppings! You can use anything that will give some texture.

Directions:

 

Start by making a milk tea. Slowly heat your cup of almond milk in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Once the milk begins to steam, pull it off heat and add the chai tea bags. I use 2 because I enjoy a strong taste of chai, but use only 1 if you prefer just a hint of chai flavor. Allow the tea to steep for 5-7 minutes. Pull out the tea bags and allow the milk tea to cool down. If you’re inpatient (like me), you can stick it in the freezer for a few minutes to cool it down faster.

Once your chai tea is cold, you can create the smoothie bowl. Add your frozen bananas, maple syrup, almond butter, ground flax seeds, a couple ice cubes, and vanilla ketones powder. The trick to having a smooth, thick consistency is to try and blend the frozen fruit a little BEFORE adding the liquid. Pulse these ingredients several times until they are chopped up and start to come together. Then, slowly add your milk tea. If you do not have a strong blender, you can just add the liquid in at the same time. Make sure you run the blender long enough so as not to have any ice chunks.

You want your smoothie to have a consistency similar to soft serve ice cream, so you can eat it with a spoon, rather than a drinkable smoothie. If you come to this consistency before using all of your milk tea, that is fine. You do not need to use all of it. Just make sure you add it slowly so you can monitor the thickness.

Once your smoothie is at the proper consistency, pour it into a bowl. Now the fun starts! Top it with whatever toppings you have lying around to make it pretty (and delicious!). I really like using several toppings here to create an excitement of different textures and flavors. Enjoy your stress-melting, cozy smoothie bowl!

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Sarah’s CBD Kitchen: Pineapple Pomegranate Mint – CBD Spritz

I know it’s still winter, but with the bursts of sunshine peeking through last week, I have been really craving a refreshing drink! This one is Whole30, Vegan, and Paleo, so it ticks off all those wellness boxes – not to mention the added benefits of our MedPac oil (with CBD and MCT oil!) !

I recently started my Whole30 journey, so the next few recipes you see from me will be compliant with the program. This means they will be allergen free, all natural, and have no sweeteners. It’s up to you whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing!

However, feel free to add vodka or gin to this one! It is a very colorful mocktail, so if you want to kick it up and show off your skills with a cocktail, I won’t stop you. I promise not to judge you either.

This one does take a little patience, or prep, with the mint ice cubes. Plan to start those 3 hours before you want the drinks, or stick them in the freezer the night before.

Ingredients:

• 3 mint ice cubes per glass¼ cup pomegranate seeds per glass3-4 fresh mint leaves per glass (de-stemmed)

• 1-2 large pineapple chunks per glass1 bottle seltzer water1/4 cup packed mint leaves, choppedabout 16 oz filtered water

Directions: 

Start with your mint ice cubes. They will need at least 3 hours to freeze. Spread the chopped mint evenly throughout your ice cube tray. Fill with filtered water. Place them in the freezer, and allow your ice cubes to set.

Once your ice cubes are ready, muddle the mint with pineapple, and 1-2 droppers full of MedPac Regular flavor.

To Muddle: Choose a glass with a thick bottom (so it doesn’t break). Put your mint leaves in first, followed by your pineapple chunks, and drop the oil on top. Using a muddler (or the end of a rolling pin), slowly press down and twist on the mint and pineapple. You should see the juice from the pineapple flesh come out, and you should get a strong scent of mint. Once your kitchen smells minty fresh, it’s done! Take care to be gently in this process, because if the chlorophyll from the mint is released, you will get a bitter taste.

After muddling the pineapple, mint, and MedPac, layer your pomegranate seeds into the glass. Place your mint cubes on top of the pomegranate seeds. Slowly pour in your seltzer water to the top. Give it a few stirs, and you are good to go! Make sure you drink every last refreshing drop, so none of the CBD goodness is wasted.

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I know it’s still winter, but with the bursts of sunshine peeking through last week, I have been really craving a refreshing drink! This one is Whole30, Vegan, and Paleo, so it ticks off all those wellness boxes – not to mention the added benefits of our MedPac oil (with CBD and MCT oil!) !

I recently started my Whole30 journey, so the next few recipes you see from me will be compliant with the program. This means they will be allergen free, all natural, and have no sweeteners. It’s up to you whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing!

However, feel free to add vodka or gin to this one! It is a very colorful mocktail, so if you want to kick it up and show off your skills with a cocktail, I won’t stop you. I promise not to judge you either.

This one does take a little patience, or prep, with the mint ice cubes. Plan to start those 3 hours before you want the drinks, or stick them in the freezer the night before.

Ingredients:

• 3 mint ice cubes per glass¼ cup pomegranate seeds per glass3-4 fresh mint leaves per glass (de-stemmed)

• 1-2 large pineapple chunks per glass1 bottle seltzer water1/4 cup packed mint leaves, choppedabout 16 oz filtered water

Directions: 

Start with your mint ice cubes. They will need at least 3 hours to freeze. Spread the chopped mint evenly throughout your ice cube tray. Fill with filtered water. Place them in the freezer, and allow your ice cubes to set.

Once your ice cubes are ready, muddle the mint with pineapple, and 1-2 droppers full of MedPac Regular flavor.

To Muddle: Choose a glass with a thick bottom (so it doesn’t break). Put your mint leaves in first, followed by your pineapple chunks, and drop the oil on top. Using a muddler (or the end of a rolling pin), slowly press down and twist on the mint and pineapple. You should see the juice from the pineapple flesh come out, and you should get a strong scent of mint. Once your kitchen smells minty fresh, it’s done! Take care to be gently in this process, because if the chlorophyll from the mint is released, you will get a bitter taste.

After muddling the pineapple, mint, and MedPac, layer your pomegranate seeds into the glass. Place your mint cubes on top of the pomegranate seeds. Slowly pour in your seltzer water to the top. Give it a few stirs, and you are good to go! Make sure you drink every last refreshing drop, so none of the CBD goodness is wasted.

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