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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.