As per my last post, my love of beverages continues. But this beverage has a purpose, keeping me zen for a day of travel.
If you’re like me, airports and being “in transit” is stressful. I sweat. I swear. I’ve even cried (it was period week, so you know...). In short, travelling is necessary but not always easy.
Most of the stress of travel is due in large part to anxiety- is my bag overweight? How early should I arrive? Did they change my gate? Will this TSA agent like me or make my day worse?
Thing is, most of our anxieties never materialize, but they manage to make the journey more stressful than need be.
I have three letters for you C. B. D.
CBD is on everyone’s lips. It’s being touted as a cure all- ultimate pain relief, inflammation scavenger, cancer cure (be careful with this one), and anxiety relief. All of these have merits and as countries like Canada legalize, we will begin to understand so much more about the plant that is cannabis .
Here are the cliff notes on CBD
Cbd is the NON psychoactive compound in cannabis. The one that has all the benefits. Meaning you won’t get high, but you’ll get all the anxiety, pain relief and anti-inflammation benefits.
Thc is the psychoactive compound. You WILL touch the sky with this one. Thc can also make your anxiety worse (re: paranoia will destroy ya). So I would steer clear if you’re wound up naturally.
There are many ways to consume both thc and cbd. In food, infused by tincture or infused oils. Vaped, which is no combustion and often smoked via an oil. Smoked, in your regular, garden variety joint.
When you smoke or vape you get the benefits immediately; when you ingest, it can take up to an hour to feel it. So don’t keep dosing if you don’t feel it, give it some time.
Dose is VERY important because you don’t want to get tincted; which is the affectionate term my friends and I use for over doing it.
KNOW you’re purveyor. Don’t buy your cbd on the street; buyer beware means more in this case than most.
ALWAYS ask questions, which come from knowing WHY you are using cbd in the first place. Anxiety? Pain? Know thyself.
This recipe is a favourite. In my deck of recipe cards for years, but adding the cbd has taken it to another level of amazing.
IF you don’t want to dose up, just use regular coconut oil or omit completely.
And, lastly, you don’t *need* to blend, but it’s what makes the latte frothy; but I’ll leave that to you.
CBD Spiked Matcha Latte
- 1 cup boiling water
- 1/2 cup coconut milk (or any milk), warmed
- 1 tsp matcha powder (BUY in US or CANADA)
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanill
- 2 tsp raw hone
- 1 heaping tsp Omni Botanicals cbd infused coconut oil
Combine all ingredients in a blender until frothy.
How do you enjoy CBD? Are you newbie or an old friend to cbd? Share in the comments!