How to Make a Great-Tasting Cannabis Smoothie
Start with the buds, then bust out the juicer.
Katie Marsh doesn’t look like a stoner, but if you took away her cannabis smoothie, she’d probably clock you. Marsh began her morning ritual of juicing weed one year ago, four years after she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. She tried ibuprofen, prednisone, and wheatgrass. But nothing eased her chronic pain.
A light went on when a friend suggested she try juicing marijuana. “It just struck me as something that might work because it’s very green,” the mother of two, who lives in Madawaska, Maine, tells Esquire. After meeting with cannabis researcher Dr. William Courtney in California, she bought a bag and started juicing it every day. “It wasn’t my goal to be high,” Marsh, 47, says matter-of-factly. “My goal was pain relief.”
Today Marsh’s disease is in remission, through experts say the verdict is out on whether it’s due to the juice. “The acidic form of THC in test tubes has some effect on enzymes involved in inflammation,” says David Casarett, M.D., whose book, Stoned: A Doctor’s Case for Medical Marijuana (Current), is out now. “In theory, there’s reason to think the acidic form has some effects.” Still, he admits there’s no definitive proof.
For those eager to try a cannabis shake, Rich shared a favorite recipe from her self-published book, Juicing Cannabis for Healing. — Jill Krasny
Katie Rich shares a smoothie recipe from her self-published book, Juicing Cannabis for Healing.
Vegan Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe: Marijuana Smoothies
By Cheri Sicard
Marijuana Smoothies are a tasty and healthy way to ingest your medicine. Even though there are no dairy products or sugar in this marijuana smoothie, it’s still creamy, sweet, and satisfying. Using frozen fruit to make marijuana smoothies allows you to achieve a thick texture without diluting flavor. Add the optional ground hemp seeds for an additional nutrition boost.
Use decarboxylated Kief or Hash to medicate this recipe. Find more information on how to make and cook with kief and hash at this link.
Cannabis Tincture: Another Way to Medicate This Recipe!
Don’t have kief? No problem. Use a THC or CBD Tincture to add the medicine to this refreshing beverage. It’s quick and easy. Use commercial tinctures like those from Joy Organics (my favorite CBD products), or your own “house-made” (doesn’t that sound fancy?) DIY tincture.
A note about the Dosing on this recipe!
This recipe will have about 50 mg THC per serving IF you used decarboxylated average kief (40% THC). To adjust the dosage up or down for your personal needs, and to reflect the strength of the kief you are cooking with, be sure to take my FREE 10 minute online Dosing Class that will teach you how to do it, or use my handy dosage calculator tools that do all the math for you (below)
Marijuana Smoothies – recipe for cannabis infused Vegan Strawberry Banana Smoothie