Cannabis Infused Coffee
Do you ever wake up in the morning and NOT want to smoke a spliff or bong rip? Maybe your throat is a little scratchy with all the changes in the weather and you don't want to over do it?
Well how about infusing your coffee with a little cannabis coconut oil??
I'm not gonna lie, with all this summer's traveling and spending time in Texas (a not so friendly cannabis state) I haven't been puffing on the reefer very much. That doesn't mean I didn't inhale at all, but it was about 90% less than if I were at home in Denver!
Easing back into adding THC into my body has been a lovely transition though, and I'm opting more for cannabis infused eats and drinks than reaching for the combustion of smoking like I used to.
A while back we made cannabis infused coconut oil, one of the most amazing things we've done since beginning this blog, if I do say so myself (dusts shoulders off Jay-Z style). It is such a versatile oil and we use it in everything from substituting it for butter, to adding it to our dessert recipes, to toast, to coffee and smoothies!
When I wake up in the morning, I always make myself a nice cup of coffee, add a little cocoa, honey, almond milk and weed. Yes, I said WEED! Cannabis infused coconut oil helps me to gently ease back into adding THC into my diet and lifestyle. Coconut oil is one of the few foods that can be classified as a "superfood." Its unique combination of fatty acids can have positive effects on your health. This includes fat loss, better brain function and various other impressive benefits.
Coconut oil is high in healthy saturated fats that have different effects than most other fats in your diet. These fats can boost fat burning and provide your body and brain with quick energy.
They also raise the good HDL cholesterol in your blood, which is linked to reduced heart disease risk. Most fats in the diet are called long-chain triglycerides, but the fats in coconut oil are known as medium chain triglycerides (MCTs). What this means is that the fatty acids are shorter than most other fats. When you eat these types of fats, they go straight to the liver, where they are used as a quick source of energy or turned into ketones. Ketones can have powerful benefits for the brain, and are being studied as treatment for epilepsy, Alzheimer’s and other conditions.
Preliminary studies suggest that medium-chain triglycerides can increase blood levels of ketones, supplying energy for the brain cells of Alzheimer's patients and relieving symptoms. Coconut oil has been known to clear up and heal urinary tract infection (UTI) and kidney infections. The MCFAs (medium chain fatty acids) in the oil work as a natural antibiotic by disrupting the lipid coating on bacteria and killing them. Research also shows that coconut oil directly protects the liver from damage.
Because of the energy-creating abilities of coconut oil and the fact it’s a no-carb oil, it is no wonder that it is beneficial in losing weight. It helps burn fat and calories, decrease appetite, and in studies it was especially helpful in losing belly fat. MCFAs aren’t just good for burning fat; they are also great for building muscle.
Start your cannabis infused coconut oil usage small at first to help your body build up to the benefits. Too much coconut oil can cause tummy troubles - think extreme liver cleanse! I started with a teaspoon (tsp) of cannabis infused coconut oil in my coffee daily and gradually increased that to a tablespoon (tbsp) a day.
What do you think? Will you be switching to our recipe for Coconut Canna-butter? Give it a try in your coffee or tea and let us know what you think!