Could there be a better way to start the day than a healthy boost from cannabis for breakfast?
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What’s your favorite breakfast food? Your father’s Sunday morning pancakes? Or your own secret recipe for biscuits and gravy? Some people like the special occasion meals: waffles topped with a scoop of ice cream or a scone packed with chocolate and caramel. Regardless of the breakfast, there’s a better way: cannabis for breakfast!
As with cannabis consumption methods generally, cannabis breakfast comes in a variety of styles and with a range of THC or CBD levels. For instance, you can find cannabis oils for cooking eggs and even cannabis-infused taco shells for a morning breakfast wrap. But if you’re using cannabis to help you focus throughout the day, then you may be more interested having your cannabis breakfast to go.
They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. If you’re including cannabis, then there’s even more truth to that!
Here are two special recipes for you to have a cannabis breakfast on the go.
No-Bake Cannabis Granola Bar
- 2 cups of rolled oats, to be kept whole
- 110 gm of oats for processing
- ½ tsp. baking soda
- ½ tsp. salt
- ½ cup Rice Krispies
- 1/4 cup THC-heavy cannabutter or cannabis oil
- ½ cup honey, or raw agave for a vegan option
- 1/4 cup brown sugar OR 1/8 tsp pure stevia
- 1/4 cup applesauce or mashed banana
- 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- Process 110 gm of oats in blender or food processor; recover approximately ¾ cups of oat flour.
- Line an 8-inch pan with parchment paper.
- Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl.
- Whisk liquid ingredients together in a smaller bowl.
- Stir wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.
- Transfer the mixture to the prepared pan.
- Using a second piece of parchment paper, press down as firmly as possible and smooth out the bars. Pressing the bottom of another pan into the bars is effective.
- Chill until solid.
These no-bake bars are good at any time of day for appetite or pain. The hearty oats, Rice Krispies, and tasty extras make a delicious and filling treat. A THC-heavy infusion can help stem anxiety and relieve stress at the same time.
According to research, patients with anxiety who were administered Nabilone (a synthetic cannabinoid more often used to treat nausea and vomiting in cancer patients, and other gut issues like inflammatory bowel disease) over a 28-day period, experienced significant improvements in their anxiety. Likewise, Scarante et al. noted that “injections of THC into the ventral hippocampus or prefrontal cortex induce anxiolytic- and anxiogenic-like effects at low and high doses”. In other words, a diet including THC helps people to reduce their stress and anxiety. And adding in this no-bake cannabis granola bar is a well-rounded way to include THC in your diet.
5-Ingredient CBD Cereal Bar
The five ingredients:
- ¼ CBD butter
- 1 cup of packed dates
- ¼ cup honey; vegan options: agave nectar, maple syrup
- 1 cup of roasted, unsalted almonds
- 1 ½ cups of rolled oats
- Blitz the dates in a food processor until they reach a dough-like consistency.
- Toast the almonds for 10-15 minutes at 350 degrees F.
- Combine oats, almonds, and dates in a large mixing bowl; set aside.
- Over low heat, warm cannabutter and nectar; stir and pour over oat mixture.
- Mix, evenly dispersing ingredients.
- Transfer to an 8×8-inch baking dish lined with parchment paper.
- Press down as firmly as possible until flat, with the bottom of another pan if necessary.
- Cool until firm.
A CBD bar like this is perfect to help settle an upset stomach. For people who suffer from stomach inflammation, eating can cause even more pain. However, with a potent dose of CBD, it’s easier to digest and appease your appetite. That’s because cannabis treats inflammatory bowel disease better than traditional treatment methods.
IBD is a serious disease with a relatively high morbidity rate. The lack of valuable medicine in the conventional marketplace has made this abundantly clear. The steroids and immunosuppressants currently used to treat IBD are rarely a viable option. A 2016 study in Gastroenterology and Hepatology outlined the uses of cannabis for IBD. The researchers said, “a significant portion of IBD patients, particularly those with severe disease, use cannabis to relieve symptoms of pain, nausea, and appetite and to improve their overall mood.” This is exactly what is needed for breakfast.
Is there a best practice for a cannabis-infused breakfast on the go? There’s no reason you can’t mix and match when you’re considering how to eat your cannabis for breakfast. One morning, when your stomach hurts, you can use a pure CBD cereal bar to reduce the inflammation. Another morning, when you’re overwhelmed with the day’s schedule, you can use a full spectrum cereal bar to help relax your nerves without losing your focus.
If you like these recipes, make sure you share them with your friends; they’re hungry!