Shrove Tuesday is nearly upon us again, what does this mean for UK residents. Well it is a day to eat pancakes of course. So get your cook on this pancake day 2019 and get creative in the kitchen by perhaps infusing some cannabis or CBD oil into the mix. What better way to ingest cannabinoids can you think of then incorporating them into one of the best breakfast items on the menu , a stack of light, fluffy pancakes.
Check out our CBD infused pancake recipe at the bottom of the page!
But what benefits are their to be gained from eating your cannabinoids as opposed to smoking, vaping or using oil under the lounge. Cannabis and CBD Edibles are very popular for good reason, they remain a great way for many people to ingest Cannabinoids in a manner that suits them. Not everyone is okay with taking CBD oil neat under the tongue and some will prefer an easier method of product ingestion.
So we thought we would mix the tradition of Pancake day with the modern tradition of eating things mixed with Cannabis products for fun. If you are Christian or non Christian you can enjoy these pancakes and learn that you can incorporate CBD extracts into a wide variety of foods making taking CBD oils a much easier experience if you are not so keen on the taste.
What benefits can be obtained through eating CBD & Cannabis edibles?
It used to be that eating Cannabis infused edibles was reserved for the movies and popular culture as a way of showing people the damages eating Marijuana can have, see any Cheech and Chong movie but times area changing and CBD and cannabis edibles are very popular amongst people due to the ease and effectiveness of the ingestion method, not to mention the flavour.
Unless your still stuck in the 70's though watching the old films you will know that their is a raft of benefits from eating CBD products and that getting stoned or High is not going to be obtained if this is not desired. Not everything is about altering the mind and simply ingesting CBD in edible for is another fine method of ingestion many people get on with.
From CBD pancakes to Cannabis infused Drinks, the edibles market is growing and expanding in a manner that should inspire confidence that eating CBD is a real viable alternative to regular methods of ingestion. If you are still to try cooking with cannabis and CBD then now is the time to dust that apron off and get stuck in to Cannabis cookery.
1. Cooking with cannabis does not need to get you high.
Cooking with Hemp and cannabis does not mean you are wanting to get high or stoned. If what you are making does not contain significant THC content or is made using low THC hemp flowers for example. Then like many people, you can incorporate raw hemp into your diet specifically because users want to take advantage of all the legitimate health benefits these plants have to offer without getting high.
2. Hemp Leaves are high in Vitamins, minerals and fibre
When looked at solely from the perspective of biochemical composition, raw cannabis or hemp leaves are excellent sources of certain vitamins, minerals and fibre. Those are things that a lot of people do not get on a daily basis, If that sounds surprising, check this out, Raw cannabis & hemp is high in Vitamin K (Essential for blood clotting) Vitamin C (Essential for immune systems) Iron (Essential for blood oxygenation) Calcium (Essential for bones) Folate (Essential for DNA repair) And specifically, cannabis is super high in fiber. So, if your diet is missing this out, eating hemp edibles made with the raw hemp leaves could be the answer.
3. It's a much healthier way to ingest cannabis over smoking it.
Eating hemp or cannabis is better for your health than smoking it. inhaling any hot smoke into your lungs is not going to be good for you, it does not matter if its cannabis or tobacco. Clearly inhaling Cannabis is better than inhaling tobacco and as cannabis is a bronchodilator it is not overly bad, but the act of combustion is not a great one despite this and Tar and pollutants are not what you want to saturate your lungs with. Using marijuana in your daily cooking routine, however, has none of the same issues or problems as combustion smoking and introduces zero harmful carcinogens into the lungs.
In fact, consuming cooked Cannabis & hemp has a completely different psychoactive reaction in your body than smoking it. When you ingest cannabis & hemp orally, it gets metabolized by your liver first, which turns it into a different kind of THC than you get if it is combusted and inhaled. Which is why edibles, if full of THC should be treated with respect. CBD's edibles luckily won't get you high but will give you amounts of varying cannabinoids which makes eating CBD edibles a great alternative to smoking.
Happy Pancake day! 🥞
Here is a Vegan CBD infused pancake recipe.....
Vegan CBD Pancake ingredients:
2 cups flour (we use buckwheat)
1/4 cup coconut or rapadura cane sugar
1/4 cup oil (melted coconut oil)
2 or 2 1/2 cups milk (we use oatly barista)
2 tbsp ground flaxseed
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp ground cinnamon
Vegan Maple caramel sauce:
1 cup coconut sugar
1/4 cup vegan butter
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 cup coconut cream (or oat cream)
1/2 tsp CBD crystals (optional)
You will also need:
Frying pan and coconut oil to cook the pancakes
saucepan & 15 drops Quintessential 5% CBD oil to cook the caramel in
Blender or a whisk
Place everything in the blender add 2 cups of milk to start with, then adjust so the mixture doesn't become too runny and mix until smooth.
Cook the pancakes in a lightly oiled pan (add the pancake batter once the oil is hot in the pan). Cook for a few minutes until the mixture begins to bubble, then flip over to cook the other side.
Repeat until the batter is finished. Set aside.
For the Maple caramel sauce:
In a pan over low heat, melt the sugar and vegan butter; mix with a spatula. Turn the heat up to medium and cook a bit longer (until the mixture becomes slightly brown - but make sure the caramel doesn't burn).
Take it off the heat, add the cream slowly and the CBD oil & crystals if using - be very careful, as the mixture is very hot!
When well combined, reduce the mixture to the desired thickness, on low heat for a few minutes.
Pour into a glass jar and allow to cool at room temperature.
To assemble add the pancakes, the maple caramel sauce and add sliced banana, fruit compote or nut butter if desired.
Serve immediately. Enjoy!