This colorful cannabis-infused smoothie bowl is bursting with fruit flavor and pure sunshine.
It is perfect to beat the winter blues and taste like summer in a bowl.
Weed smoothies for healthy stoners
Before you all start throwing apples and unripe mangoes at me, let me explain.
I get that smoothie bowls are not what comes to mind when you think about edibles and its normal. But let me tell you, all those canna cookies and brownies start to add up when you consume edibles every day.
And to be honest, sometimes all you want is a piece of fruit after demolishing a whole batch of rice crispies by yourself the night before.
Ppfffffff…..not me! Just a “friend” I know…
*looks away guiltily*
Smoothies have always made me feel good and now I can get extra good days by infusing this vegan summer smoothie with cannabis for a perfect wake and bake.
You should try my lemon loaf cake!
Why you should NOT use tincture with cannabis smoothies
As you will see, this recipe uses cannabis oil instead of tincture to get a THC punch. This is because most smoothie recipes don’t have enough fat content, compared to a muffin recipe per example. Fat is very important in edible recipes since THC is better absorbed when it is paired with fat since THC is fat-soluble.
However, I do recommend that you do not use coconut canna-oil in this recipe since coconut oil solidifies in cold temperatures and you would end up with tinny granules of fat in your smoothie, which would ruin the whole texture.
What about blenders?
The quality of your blender will have a big impact on the quality of your smoothie. While I do LOVE my Vitamix blender, I am aware that it is not a tool that everybody has or that everybody can afford.
In most cases, personal blenders like NutriBullets will do the job but you will have so split the recipe in half since it won’t fit in most personal blenders.
If you have one, you could always use a food processor to blend up this smoothie. Just remember to scrape the sides of your processor from time to time for a silky smooth result.
High protein alternative
Smoothies were my favorite pre-race snacks while I was a biathlete. All I would do is remove a half a cup of frozen mangoes and half a cup of the orange juice, and replace it with one (150g) container of silken tofu. Most of the time I would get the flavored silken tofu.
Is fruit your jam?
You should try my upside-down plum cake
Also, do not hesitate to put your smoothie bowl in the freezer if it’s starting to go soft on you. I personally like to get my garnished ready before even starting to blend.
Here are a couple of garnish ideas:
- Sliced almonds
- Flax seeds
- Pumpkin seeds
- Lemon or Raspberry curd
- Dragonfruit balls
- Sliced banana
You can also estimate the potency of your edibles by using my THC calculator.
Cannabis-infused vegan summer smoothie bowl
- 190g (1 cup) frozen mango
- 60g (1/2 cup) frozen peaches
- 70g (1/2 cup) frozen pineapple
- 375g (1 1/2 cup) cup orange juice
- cannabis-infused vegetable oil to your potency preferance
- Vegan vanilla yogurt
- With a high-speed blender, blend all the ingredients until smooth. Add water if needed.
- Spoon into a large bowl and garnish with your favorite toppings.
Sensitivity to changes in oil: not sensitive to changes in oil quantity. Add as much or little as you want.
This is my personal perception when made at a potency of around 10 mg of THC per recipe. This recipe makes 1 large smoothie bowl or 2 medium smoothies.
Sober version: remove completely the oil in the recipe for a family-friendly cannabis-free smoothie.
Always clearly label your edibles, keep them out of reach of children and pets, and don’t eat more than you can handle.