CBD is remarkably robust. It is in various forms, such as topical or gummy. Alternatively, one can add CBD to beverages and consume them at any time of day. CBD oil is a great source of antioxidants, terpenes, and flavonoids, compounds that the body can utilize to fight some issues. Preliminary research on CBD indicates that it could be useful in managing pain and inflammation. CBDis also useful in treating various mental health problems such as anxiety, Alzheimer's, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
CBD is mainly obtained from mature, dry hemp in the form of oils used to make different CBD products such as edibles, orals, sublingual, oils and tinctures, and topical products. CBD interacts with the body through the endocannabinoid system, which works in parallel with the central nervous system for proper body functioning. The digestive system is one body organ full of these receptors, thus making oral CBD one great way to administer CBD. Infusing CBD into smoothie recipes is one way to beat the bitter earthy taste of CBD oil but at the same time enjoy the benefits of CBD.
Why Peanut Banana Butter Cacao Smoothie
This recipe utilizes several ingredients full of nutrients making it a good source of body nutrients. These may add to the already known benefits of CBD. Some of the benefits of these ingredients are discussed below:
According to Neilson et al. (2020), cacao is cocoa in its unprocessed, raw state. Theobroma cacao trees are the source of cacao pods. Cocoa powder is made by processing cacao pods produced by cacao trees and then picked, dried, and fermented. There are several advantages to using raw cacao over processed chocolate for the consumer. Flavonoids are abundant in cacao powder. These nutrients have been demonstrated to help decrease blood pressure, enhance heart and brain blood flow, and assist in avoiding blood clots. The potassium content of cacao powder is high. It has been demonstrated that potassium lowers heart disease risk by reducing body inflammation and cell stress. Cacao powder is used in recipes instead of cocoa powder because it is more nutrient-dense. Cacao is rich in iron, protein, magnesium, and fiber, which are useful for different body functions.
According to Shibli et al. (2019), Peanut butter is a protein-rich spread that is popular all over the world. It is created by blending ground peanuts into a thick paste, which is first roasted. The finished product has a variety of nutrients that could improve health. A two-tablespoon serving of peanut butter has about 207 calories, 9 grams of protein, 18 grams fat, 6 grams carbs, and 3 grams fiber. Oleic acid is one of the major fats in peanut butter. Oleic acid help maintains healthy blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol when substituted for other fats in your diet. Antioxidants like manganese, vitamin E, and B vitamins are abundant in peanuts and are important in cell regeneration which goes a long way to preventing diseases like cancer.
In addition to having numerous health advantages, bananas are one of the most consumed fruits worldwide. According to SAAD et al. (2021), bananas include a lot of potassium and fiber pectin. Due to their high vitamin B6 content, bananas have been shown to reduce edema, prevent the onset of Type 2 diabetes, aid in weight loss, improve the nervous system, and promote the creation of white blood cells. Bananas are beneficial to the heart as well. They contain a lot of potassium, an electrolyte, and mineral with a slight electric charge. As a result, potassium helps maintain a healthy balance of water in the cells and sends an electric signal to nerve cells that then fire to keep the heart beating and muscles contracting.
CBD Peanut Butter Cacao Smoothie Recipe
The following recipe will serve at least two individuals
Two to three ripe bananas
Eight ounces of milk
Two tablespoons of freshly ground peanut butter
Two tablespoons of freshly ground cacao powder
Four pinches of cinnamon
Maple syrup to taste
Full spectrum flavored CBD oil
Peel the bananas and put them into the blender.
Add the peanut butter and switch on the blender to a medium speed
After three to four minutes, add the milk, the cacao powder, cinnamon, and at least ten drops of CBD oil.
Switch on the blender, this time to full speed, to allow the ingredients to mix properly, preventing CBD oil and peanut butter oil from floating on top.
Finally, add the maple syrup to your liking and blend the smoothie to a consistency of your liking.
This drink is best served over ice cubes or could be placed in a refrigerator to chill to your liking. Moreover, one can prepare peanut butter at home or obtain one from a store. However, preparing one at home is recommended to prevent ingesting preservatives, and other added substances such as sugars are recommended. It is easy to make peanut butter at home with the following steps:
Choose peanuts of your liking from Virginias, runner, and Valencia.
Put at least three hundred grams of peanuts in a pan for roasting.
Add some little salt to taste and roast them under medium heat to dryness of your liking.
You can remove the shells or move on to the next step based on your preference.
Add the roasted peanuts to a powerful blender and set to full power.
Blend the peanuts for five minutes or until they have a consistent texture.
Adding CBD to a peanut butter banana smoothie is one way to prepare a nutrient-dense meal. Bananas are rich in potassium which is good for the heart. Cacao has additional flavonoids which may aid in the absorption of CBD by the body. Peanut butter contains rich oils that can be utilized by the heart for proper functioning. It is important to consult a doctor to advise on whether you have allergic reactions to any of these ingredients.
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