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CBD Infused Drinks: 5 Great Recipes To Try Today!

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Nowadays, you can enjoy CBD in many different ways as it continues to grow in popularity. As a result, CBD has found its way into all sorts of beverages and snacks. One fantastic (and discreet!) way you can enjoy CBD is by consuming CBD-infused drinks!

 

You can add CBD into almost any drink of your choice and reap the soothing and therapeutic benefits that it provides. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of CBD-infused drinks and even some great recipes you can try making at home!

 

 

What Is CBD?

CBD is a naturally occurring compound found in cannabis, more specifically hemp. Hemp plants have high concentrations of CBD compared to their sister plant, marijuana, which has high amounts of the psychoactive compound THC.

 

However, CBD is non-psychoactive, meaning it shouldn’t get you high like marijuana and THC can. CBD is well-tolerated by most people, and many people actually prefer it to THC because there are minimal side effects. Some of the minor side effects you might experience from CBD are:

 

  • Dry mouth
  • Slight drowsiness
  • Change in appetite or mood
  • Diarrhea

 

However, the benefits of CBD far outweigh the side effects. CBD supports our body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS), which regulates many body functions like sleep, mood, appetite, digestion, or memory.

 

By supporting our ECS, CBD can help us reach an inner balance that allows us to function better. This state of equilibrium allows CBD to:

 

  • Provide more relaxing sleep
  • Relieve discomfort
  • Manage appetite and digestion
  • Enhance mood

 

CBD is already one of the more popular holistic, alternative options to help bring about a balance to our lives. Gone are the days where we take medicines or pills to manage our lifestyles. Instead, CBD can help you take back control of your wellness.

 

Can CBD Get Me High?

Because CBD is a non-psychoactive compound, it shouldn’t get you high at all! It is extremely rare for anyone to feel high after taking CBD, but some may have different reactions.

 

Though some CBD products contain trace amounts of THC (up to 0.3%), it is not enough to get you high. Many products use these small amounts of THC to trigger the “entourage effect.” The entourage effect states that when all the compounds in hemp (cannabinoids, flavonoids, terpenes) work together, it can boost the effectiveness of CBD than if CBD was taken by itself!

 

 

dropping cbd oil into green drink

 

 

Why Drink CBD?

One of the primary reasons people love CBD-infused drinks over the other traditional methods is that they can be more enjoyable and discreet. Some people might enjoy the raw, earthy taste of CBD tinctures, while others might dislike it. There are also a limitless amount of drinks you can take your CBD with.

 

It may start to get old after a while eating only CBD gummies or smoking CBD flower. With CBD oil, you can add it to an endless list of food and drinks so that you can enjoy it on the go or in a delicious meal. If you are a morning smoothie drinker or love protein shakes after working out, you can easily add a few drops of CBD oil for a quick little boost.

 

The great thing about CBD-infused drinks is that they are also very discreet. No one can judge you for smoking a pre-roll or dripping CBD oil in your mouth because it’s already incorporated into your drink. You can take your water or coffee on the go and start your day uplifted and motivated!

 

Various CBD-Infused Drinks

Below we have provided a list comprised of some popular CBD drinks that you might be able to find in the health food section or CBD store.

 

  • Water
  • Fruit juice
  • Soda
  • Coffee
  • Wine/alcohol/cocktail
  • Kombucha

 

Are CBD-Infused Drinks A Growing Trend?

Since the industry’s original boom that followed the 2018 Farm Bill, the CBD market has been set on a steady path for growth. As a result, the US market for CBD is estimated to surpass $20 billion by 2024. Quite impressive if we do say so ourselves!

 

Naturally, various industries, companies, and brands are now trying to jump on this bandwagon. From makeup to food to athletics, CBD can be found almost everywhere. Some drink brands like Docklight, Youngevity, and Coors have already made the transition, while others like Pernod Richard, Heineken, and Coca-Cola are close to hopping on the trend.

 

 

What Are CBD-Infused Drinks?

CBD-infused drinks are exactly what their name describes – drinks infused with CBD hemp extract. As long as you can drink it and it contains CBD, it counts!

 

Are CBD Infused Drinks Legal?

It sure is! Thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill, all hemp-derived CBD products are federally legal as long as they contain 0.3% THC or less. Although CBD consumers should keep in mind, individual states still retain the right to enforce their own policies concerning CBD.

 

 

CBD Infused Drink Recipes

When it came to this list of CBD-infused drinks, we tried to include a little bit of something for everyone! From delicious CBD teas to alcoholic CBD-infused drinks (enjoy responsibly!), you can try making these at home!

 

Honey Chamomile CBD Tea Latte

We highly recommend trying a bit of this deliciously smooth chamomile recipe before heading to bed for a great night’s sleep. Chamomile tea is caffeine-free, so you’ll be able to sink into your bed right away after you drink it!

 

What you’ll need:

  • 8 oz water
  • 2 chamomile teabags
  • ¼ cup of milk
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1 dose of CBD tincture oil
  • Ground cinnamon (optional)

 

Instructions:

  1. Bring water to a boil.
  2. Place the tea bags into a glass.
  3. Pour hot water over teabags.
  4. Let steep for 6-10 minutes.
  5. While tea is steeping, combine honey and milk. Heat in the microwave for 1-1 ½ minutes.
  6. Froth the heated mixture with a blender, electric mixer, or steamer
  7. When the tea is made, remove the tea bags and pour in the desired amount of honey and milk.
  8. Add the CBD oil in (see dosage guide) and give your tea a little stir.
  9. (Optional) Sprinkle some cinnamon for flavoring.

 

Mint Chocolate CBD Latte

This simple yet effective CBD-infused coffee drink is perfect for waking up and getting your day started feeling balanced and relaxed. However, some folks may best enjoy this caffeinated treat in the afternoon to give themselves a little extra kick to get through the rest of the day.

 

What you’ll need:

  • ¾ cup of coffee
  • ½ cup of hot milk
  • 3-5 Andes mint chocolates (can also use peppermint extract and chocolate syrup)
  • 1 dose of CBD tincture oil

 

Instructions:

  1. Break the Andes mint chocolates into pieces and place them into the glass you will be using. If you don’t want your coffee too sweet, use 3 chocolates or less. If you prefer a robust minty chocolate flavor, add 5 or more Andes mints.
  2. Prepare coffee as you usually do in your coffee maker.
  3. Heat ½ cup of milk for 1-1½ minutes in the microwave.
  4. Mix the milk to your desired frothiness using an electric mixer or milk steamer.
  5. Add ¾ cup of hot, freshly brewed coffee to the glass with the chocolate.
  6. Add 1 dose of CBD oil.
  7. Use a spoon to hold back the foam and add the hot milk.
  8. Add the remaining milk foam to the top of your drink to make it a latte.
  9. Enjoy!

 

CBD Smoothie

Whether you’re looking for a bit of post-workout replenishment or just a healthier and tasty way to get your day started, this CBD-infused smoothie recipe may be exactly what you’ve been searching for.

 

Feel free to use any combination of your favorite fruits and vegetables! The great thing about smoothies is that there are endless combinations that you can try for optimal flavors!

 

What you’ll need 

  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • Fruit juice or coconut water
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 dose of CBD tincture oil
  • 1 tbsp preferred sweetener (optional)

 

What you’ll do

  1. Throw all your ingredients into a blender, including your preferred serving of CBD oil (try to keep fruit to liquid ratio 2:1, so your smoothie is not too chunky or watery)
  2. Blend until smooth & drinkable
  3. Pour mixture into a cup and enjoy!

 

 

CBD Infused Alcoholic Drinks Recipes

CBD-infused drinks are lovely, and they can help relax your body and stimulate your mind! However, if you’re looking to unwind, a CBD-infused drink with a bit of alcohol might do the trick. Friendly reminder to drink responsibly and don’t drink and drive!

 

CBD Mint Julep

If you’ve been searching for the perfect drink for kicking relaxation mode into overdrive, look no further than this refreshing but stiff cocktail. The vegetal notes, created by the cannabis, transform this whiskey-centric cocktail into a serious summer-time porch pounder.

 

What you’ll need:

  • 2 1/2 ounces bourbon
  • 8 mint leaves + extra for garnish OR 6 cannabis leaves and 2 mint leaves
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 15 mg CBD tincture oil
  • Ice

 

Instructions:

  1. Muddle the simple syrup and leaves in a chilled julep cup.
  2. Add the bourbon and top with ice.
  3. Swizzle, then top with more ice.
  4. Garnish with 3 cannabis leaves or 3 mint sprigs.

 

 

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CBD Pina Colada

“If you like pina colada…” then this tropical CBD concoction might be for you! With the addition of CBD, this little paradise in a glass will let you relax in your living room as if you were sunbathing on your private tropical island. See for yourself and give it a try!

 

What you’ll need 

  • ½ pound of frozen pineapple chunks (about 1 ½ cups)
  • ⅓ cup of coconut milk
  • 1.5 ounces of white rum
  • Pineapple slice for garnish (optional)
  • 1 dose of CBD tincture oil

 

What you’ll do

  1. Add all ingredients into a blender.
  2. Blend ingredients until pureed (feel free to add more coconut milk or water if it is too thick).
  3. Pour blended mixture into a glass.
  4. Top it off with garnish if you want.
  5. Drink immediately and enjoy!

 

 

Final Thoughts – CBD Infused Drinks

Hopefully, in this article, we’ve successfully demonstrated how CBD can be infused into a wide variety of drinks. In addition, making your own CBD drink at home is a fantastic way to have your drink made especially tailored to your liking.

 

If you or someone you know enjoys the benefits of CBD, we want to encourage you (or them!) to feel free to experiment with your own recipes. CBD-infused drinks can add so much variety and flavor to your CBD experience!

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