Zero Waste CBD Coconut Milk
The state of grocery stores is an absolute mess right now during the coronavirus outbreak. And trying to buy any plant-based milk for Vegan’s or people who have dairy issues might actually end in a fist fight. Store shelves are being stripped bare of most convenience foods in a heart beat. Thankfully, I am going to share with you a simple 2 ingredient (3 if you add cbd) recipe I came up with last June. It is creamy, delicious, Vegan, zero waste, and extremely easy to whip up.
This recipe also does not have any filler, thickening agents, or preservatives. So you can feel good about putting this in your body. By using canned coconut milk you will be able to bypass refrigerated coconut or dairy-free milk in the plant-based section at your grocery store. You will also be able to make it as needed with no worries of running out to the store as you will have several cans in stock. And if you are asking how canned coconut milk is zero waste – it is because metal can be recycle indefinitely. So you can feel good about your health and the environment at the same time.
Mise en place:
- 1 can 15 oz full fat coconut milk (stock up with 6-8 cans or more)
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- Dosed CBD isolate powder (measure out the mg dosage you want per cup – this recipe makes about 10 cups) OR 2-4 single packets of Gemstone CBD sugar.
- Add the canned coconut milk to a vitamix or blender with the maple syrup and powdered cbd if desired (or Gemstone CBD infused sugar). Do not add CBD if this is for children unless recommend by a doctor.
- Fill up the blender line to 64 oz with filtered water or 49 oz of water.
- Blend on high for 1 minute. Then pour into a glass jar. Refrigerate and consume within 7 days.
- Note: This mixture will separate after 24 hrs as there are no added stabilizers to keep it homogenized. This is completely normal and natural. Simply shake well before serving and enjoy!
Lastly, CBD can interact with some medications. Generally the rule of thumb is, if your medication interacts with grapefruit, don’t take CBD. Always check with your doctor before consuming CBD.
A study came out recently that suggests CBD may lower immune function in those with immune diseases. However, there is not enough data with more studies to have a solid answer on this. The study itself still had too many variables that were not addressed such as dosage, full spectrum/broad spectrum/isolate benefits or disadvantages, ect. And as herbalists and doctors can both say, the dosage makes the poison.” All things are poison, and nothing is without poison, the dosage alone makes it so a thing is not a poison.” Therefore, ask your doctor and use to lowest dosage possible that your body benefits and gets results from. Less, is better.
Here is a list of some known interactions, though it is not a complete list, so ask your doctor!
- Calcium channel blockers
- Benzodiazepines such as Xanax
- HIV antivirals
- Beta blockers