Feeling overindulged after a holiday season full of drinking and overeating? Determined to lose weight this year and embrace a healthy lifestyle? Let cannabis guide you toward better choices!
Getting high, meditating and visualizing the new life you want to lead can create positive results. Give up the booze in favor of healthy cannabis edibles, start cooking at home, reduce your screen time and get out in nature more often.
Many people have discovered the life-changing power of cannabis, including chef Andie Leon. After struggling with a destructive eating disorder, Andie was able to restore her body to health by using cannabis and embracing an organic, vegan diet rich in superfoods. Currently developing products at Cheef Naturals, Andie is dedicated to helping more people realize vital health and combat disease with cannabis and a proper diet.
Try these three cannabis superfood recipes from Chef Andie to jump-start the new you!
Quinoa with Ganja Guacamole and Super Salad
Made with fresh cannabis leaves, this salad is full of antioxidants and dosed with THC through easy-to-use cannabis-infused olive oil in the dressing.
- 1 cup quinoa
- 2 tbsp hemp seeds
- 2 tbsp flax seeds
- ¼ cup cannabis-infused olive oil
Rinse quinoa thoroughly until water runs clear. Bring 1 ¼ cup water to a boil and add quinoa. Cover and simmer until the water is completely absorbed, about 15 to 20 minutes. Add the seeds and cannabis olive oil and mix thoroughly.
- 2 avocados
- 3 fresh cannabis leaves, finely chopped
- Dash of chili powder or cayenne
- 1 tbsp of organic Greek yogurt (optional)
- Juice of one lime
- 1 tbsp of supergreens or maca (optional superfood supplement)
- Himalayan salt
- 4 organic corn tortillas
- Cannabis-infused olive oil for frying
Smash all ingredients together in a large bowl using the back of a fork. You can also blend in a food processor or blender using the pulse button a few times.
Cut the corn tortillas into strips and fry them in the cannabis olive oil until crispy. Drain on a paper towel and serve chips with dip!
Cacao Cake with Guava Dulce
Cacao ceremonies are celebrated all over the world, dating back to ancient cultures such as the Aztecs and Mayans. This cacao cake harnesses the power of this superfood ingredient, unlike a regular brownie packed with unhealthful sweeteners and fats. Andie adds roasted chili and cinnamon to this easy cake recipe to create a sophisticated flavor along with synergistic weight loss benefits.
Cacao Cake Ingredients:
- 1 chili pepper, roasted and crumbled into powder
- 1 cup of raw cacao
- 3 cups of organic flour
- 1 ½ cup of organic coconut sugar
- 1 tsp of Himalayan salt
- 1 tsp of cinnamon
- ½ tsp of baking powder
- ½ tsp of baking soda
- 3 large organic eggs
- 1 tsp of organic vanilla
- 1 cup of organic milk (either from a cow, goat or hemp plant)
- ⅓ cup of cannabis-infused coconut oil
- 1 tsp of mushroom powder (Optional superfood supplement such as Lion’s Mane for focus, memory and nerve health)
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease a 9×9 brownie tray or muffin pan. Mix all dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Make a well in the middle and add all wet ingredients, then beat until well combined. Pour into greased baking tray or muffin pan. Tap to let out air bubbles. Bake for 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Guava Dulce Ingredients:
- 1 pound of guava
- 1 cup of coconut sugar
Cover guava and sugar in filtered water in a medium sized pot. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer until soft. Puree mixture in a food processor or blender before straining through a colander for a smooth paste.
Serve cacao cake with a dollop of organic greek yogurt, guava dulce and sprinkles of cacao nibs.
Related: Vitamin THC: Cannabis as a Superfood
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