CBD and Super Foods

If you’re trying to get a jump start on that New Year’s resolution to start eating healthier, then you may be thinking that including more healthy foods in your holiday buffet offerings. We applaud your enthusiasm and that you are taking on such a challenge in a season garnished with pastries. To help you along, here are some superfoods you can include or substitute in your holiday recipes and ideas on how to make them better with CBD.

So why add CBD to your holiday superfood recipes? While there is some controversy as to whether CBD can be considered a superfood or not, CBD has been established as helping your body maintain a holistic state and manage basic functions more efficiently.

12: Leafy Greens and Olive Oil

Leafy greens and olive oil are both considered superfoods. So by combining them in a salad, you are getting a great one-two punch from those anti-oxidants. We suggest mixing up an olive oil-based dressing with lots of herbs and spices and a few milliliters of CBD.

11. Cruciferous Vegetables

We’ve got to get those veggies in. So whether you are a fan of collard greens, mustard greens, broccoli, or brussels sprouts, you are right in the superfood sweet spot. You can toss your greens with a little CBD or add CBD to olive oil or butter to brush over your broccoli or brussels sprouts.

10: Glazed Nuts

Take a little honey and mix some CBD into it. Next, coat your choice of nuts with the honey/CBD glaze and place them on a baking sheet. Throw them on the top rack of the oven at 350 degrees for about 5 minutes, and voila! CBD and honey-glazed nuts.

9: Cranberry Sauce

Most all berries are great superfoods, and cranberries are among the best. The non-jelly cranberry sauce is needed here, or you can make your own. Simply add a few milliliters of CBD to the sauce and mix.

8: Stuffing

To make a stuffing that is considered a superfood, you’re going to need to make it with whole-grain bread. There are many homemade stuffing recipes out there. Just substitute regular bread for wholegrain bread and add CBD to the broth before you soak the bread in it to create the stuffing.

7: Hot Chocolate

Yes, you can make hot chocolate a superfood, but you have to use dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate or any other form. Slowly melt the chocolate in hot milk while stirring, and add a few drops of CBD once you’ve created your creamy treat.

6: Tomatoes

Tomatoes are a great superfood because they are so versatile. So whether you’re going with an Italian holiday theme with lots of tomato sauces or just warming up with a bowl of tomato soup, don’t forget to add some CBD to the mix.

5: Cake

Yes, you can even make the Christmas cake into a superfood masterpiece. There are plenty of cakes and other delightful recipes out there. Just substitute whole grain flour instead of bleached flour, and be sure to add CBD to the icing.

4: Salmon

For your guests who are getting sick of ham and turkey, salmon is a welcome alternative. We suggest adding CBD to an olive oil and rosemary mixture that you brush the salmon with before baking.

3: Yogurt and Berries

This one is another double whammy as both berries and yogurt are superfoods. You can create some eyecatching yogurt and berry combinations in a glass or just throw them together for the perfect smoothie. In either case, be sure to add CBD to the yogurt before blending.

2: Coffee

Yes, coffee is one of those foods that is surprising to discover that it’s a superfood. By adding CBD to your coffee, you will find that you don’t get the jitters after that second cup the way you used to. There’s even CBD-infused coffee available to make the combo even easier.

1: Sweet Potatoes

A holiday staple, sweet potatoes are also a great superfood. Add CBD to the glaze before brushing across diced sweet potatoes, or add a little to your creamed sweet potatoes directly before serving.

Yeah, the holidays are cool and all. But what if we included CBD in our festivities? You can include all the wellness benefits of your favorite hemp product in every holiday activity this year. Whatever your reasons for wanting a bit more hemp-derived CBD goodness infused into the season, there are many, many ways that you can do it. What follows is certainly a non-exhaustive list of a few of those ways!

CBD-Infused Coffee Grounds

You’ve just woken up on Christmas morning. How exciting! Now, you would go for a nice hot cup of coffee at this point, but you also want to feel the benefits of CBD. So you might be stuck adding an oily tincture to your coffee unless, of course, you’ve purchased some coffee grounds with CBD in them!

Yes, this is a thing. And apparently, one of the nice side effects is that they can prevent the coffee jitters. So this is a good first step towards a CBD-filled Holiday, huh?

CBD Peppermint

Oh yeah, now we’re talking. So now we’re getting somewhere.

Yes, they sell peppermint candies that are laced with CBD. Pretty great, right? Imagine having a whole bowl full of the things out on the kitchen counter, ready to go for when you just need a little lift along with that unmistakable wintery flavor? Nice.

CBD Bath Bomb

Yes. Yes, you read that right.

Come with us once again into another mental image. You’re looking to relax and enjoy yourself — maybe have some nice holiday music playing on your phone and the ambiance of candles and a nice hot bath. But you know what would really complete the package? If there was CBD in the water.

Sparkling Water with CBD

This might not be the most appealing option for those who think sparkling water is some kind of weird, awkward fence-straddling on the part of people who can’t quite give up soda — but it’s there! If, however, you can’t get enough of the stuff, then this is a perfect opportunity! Sparkling water with CBD will bring a smile to your face as bubbles tickle your nose, while the hemp-derived CBD balances your mood and relaxes your senses.

Peppermint-Flavored CBD Oil

Maybe you’d prefer taking your CBD the old-fashioned way? Well, no need to fret there, champ, because the old-fashioned way can also taste and feel like a Merry Christmas!

Plus, this is not just the usual hold-under-the-tongue type of oil, either. You can also find CBD juice drops. You know, those little tubes of flavor people sometimes use to flavor up their water a bit. So you can get your CBD juice drops and add some pepperminty CBD goodness to a drink of your choice! Warm or cold, the possibilities are endless.

CBD Salve

Has putting up the tree, the lights, and moving all those presents around got your joints and muscles feeling the strain? Well, then what you need is some CBD salve. The premium salves come with all-natural ingredients like beeswax, essential oils, and menthol to go to work right on your problem areas. But, of course, CBD salve also makes a great gift if you’ve got someone on your list who suffers from consistent strain and discomfort due to exercise or age.

CBD Edible Gummies

There is nothing like the fun of a tasty gummy candy, especially during the holidays. And what if those fun treats were also infused with CBD? Well, you can stop wishing because they are here!

If you do a little shopping, you will find that your premium quality retailers have an unbelievable selection of CBD gummies in all different strengths and all kinds of shapes in flavors. You’ll find CBD gummy bears, watermelon wedges, peach rings, and even worms. That’s right, CBD-infused gummy worms! Talk about your stocking stuffers!

You can even find some CBD gummies that include other ingredients like melatonin for a good night’s sleep or curcumin to aid in joint support. And if you are a vegan, no problem. Many of these outlets have all-natural vegan options just for you!

So there you have it—lots of great ways to slip all the goodness of CBD into your holiday festivities. Now enjoy yourself!