CBD Chocolate Keto Energy Bites Recipe

The team at Bristol CBD are always curious to experience new health-enhancing diets. Our fascination with Gut health and the digestive system has led us to the Ketogenic Diet!

The ketogenic diet (or keto diet, for short) is a low-carb, high-fat diet that offers many health benefits. Numerous studies show that this type of diet can help you lose weight and improve your health. Ketogenic diets may even have benefits against diabetes, cancer, epilepsy and Alzheimer’s disease. You can learn more here.

We’re absolutely in love with this easy (literally a few minutes!) delicious CBD chocolate energy bites recipe. If you’re on the Keto journey, then you will probably have a lot of carb cravings and will want a sweet fix. These bites are great to keep you on track, and nourish those taste buds. The perfect snack to get you through what can be a challenging entry to the Keto diet!

Here are your main ingredients & instructions for the CBD Chocolate Energy Bites:

  • ½ cup of nut butter (Almond butter is our favourite)
  • ⅛ cup of gently heated Coconut Oil
  • ¼ cup of Cacao Powder
  • x2 tspn of blended Erythritol (read more about this sweetener below)

You need something to sweeten this recipe, and unfortunately most sweeteners contain carbs…

So for this recipe, we’ve gone for Erythritol, an alcohol sugar, (the body doesn’t absorb it!) as it’s a fantastic substitute to use when you are on a Keto diet. It’s about 70% of the sweetness of sugar so you need to add a little bit more to get up to the sweetness of one teaspoon of sugar.

Top tip / we blitzed the Erythritol in the blender and made a powder with it (like a caster sugar) – much easier to absorb into the nut butter!

To make your CBD Chocolate Energy Bites:

  1. Add your Nut Butter & Coconut Oil into a mixing bowl
  2. Give it a good mix to make an oily base
  3. Add 2x teaspoons of the blitzed Erythritol
  4. Add the cacao powder & give the mixture a good mix

Time to add some CBD Oil for an extra health & balancing kick:

For this recipe we used half a pipette (roughly 10 drops) of our favourite 500mg 5% Gold Bristol CBD Oil. This Gold CBD oil is great for cooking because it doesn’t harbour the bitter flavour of our other CBD Oils. It’s perfectly disguised in food! The Gold Bristol CBD Oil has a very neutral flavour, and is perfect for adding to these cheeky fat bombs.

And the final step – Spoon this mixture into your moulds (we use use ice cube moulds)

  1. Spoon your mixture on top of your moulds (a bit messy but a lot of fun!) 
  2. Use a “Flatula” (flat side of a spatula! We’re still laughing about this at HQ!) to navigate the energy bite mixture into your moulds, using the flat head to fill the moulds and smooth the mixture
  3. Pop it in your freezer to set, and then once set, pop them out of the moulds & enjoy!

Feeling adventurous? You could add some salt to the recipe, or some Chili powder for a spicy kick. Have you ever used food-grade essential oils in your cooking? Our household loves to experiment with new flavours, and we love oils from:

Doterra

NHR Organics

You would only need one drop of food-grade essential oil in a recipe this size (food grade essential oil is very punchy, so go easy!)

Why not try a Citrus, Cardamon, Cinnamon or Ginger essential oil? The beauty of this recipe, along with all of our previous CBD recipes is that you can play around with them and find your own balance to suit your needs & most importantly, your taste buds!

If you do give these yummy CBD Chocolate Energy Bites a go, let us know what you think. Please tag us on Instagram @bristolcbd so we can see your yummy bites in action!

Nom nom nom – enjoy!

Koren 

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Divine CBD Golden Milk Recipe

Turmeric root is highly regarded for it’s vast array of health-giving benefits. Turmeric has powerful anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and health promoting properties.

This yummy recipe is a great alternative to a sneaky Cappuccino or other hot drinks. The spices add for a delicious chai taste, and the beauty of it is that you can adapt the recipe to include different flavourings to meet your needs. 

This recipe is broken down into two sections; 

  1. Making the CBD Turmeric Paste 
  2. Using the CBD Turmeric Paste to make CBD Golden Milk. 

This recipe for this paste will go a long way; making around 20-30 cups of delicious CBD Golden Milk!

Here are your main ingredients & instructions for the CBD Turmeric Paste

  • 100g of Turmeric
  • 75g of Coconut Oil
  • 1x cup of cold water
  • 1x tspn ground black Pepper (Piperine is incredible for enhancing the bioavailability of Turmeric)
  • 2x tspn Cinammon (Great for flavour, but also as a blood sugar balancer)
  • 2x tspn Ginger (From the same family as Turmeric & great for alleviating nausea & cramps)
  1. Pop the ingredients in a saucepan and heat for 5 minutes
  2. Add a little bit more water if required
  3. The end result will be a thick paste

Time to add some CBD Oil for an extra health & balancing kick:

For this recipe we used a whole pipette (roughly 20 drops) of our favourite 500mg 5% Gold Bristol CBD Oil. CBD evaporates once it reaches 170° , so we tend to add it at the end of cooking. This Gold CBD oil is great for cooking with because it doesn’t harbour the bitter flavour of our other CBD Oils. It’s perfectly disguised in food! 

Remember to give this paste a really good stir and mix the CBD oil well and truly in.

You can then pop the paste (once cooled) in a jar and it will keep for around 3 weeks

Here are your main ingredients & instructions for the CBD Golden Milk

  • 1x cup of plant milk (we love Oatly milk!) 
  • Cardamom seeds (adds a lovely chai flavour & great for the digestive system)
  • 1x tspn Turmeric Paste per cup of milk

To make this CBD Golden Milk:

  1. Use a saucepan set over low heat
  2. Add your plant milk, and then heat up to a gentle simmer
  3. Next up, add your yummy golden Turmeric Paste & stir until dissolved into the milk
  4. Once the paste has combined, let your milk cool slightly and then serve away!

Feeling cheeky? Why not whizz it up with a milk frother or stick blender! We love a sprinkle of Cinnamon on top…

Feeling adventurous? Add some Maple Syrup, or Honey to satisfy that sweet tooth!

If you do give this CBD Golden milk a whirl, let us know what you think. Please tag us on Instagram @bristolcbd so we can see your cuppa! 

Enjoy,

Koren 

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Delicious CBD Olive Tapenade Recipe

If you’re anything like us at Bristol CBD HQ, then you love a dish that is rich in flavour, but also one that leaves your body feeling replete, yet also light & balanced.

We’re absolutely in love with this easy (literally a few minutes!) CBD Olive Tapenade recipe…

It’s scrumptious, simple and super versatile!

The perfect addition to a mezze platter, a topping for your sourdough toast, or even to mix with pasta!

Here are your main ingredients & instructions for our CBD Olive Tapenade (this recipe makes around 15 servings)

  • 15x pitted Olives (green, black or mixed) 
  • 8x Sundried Tomatoes (about half the ratio : olives)
  • 1x clove Garlic
  • 2x tspn Olive Oil
  • Handful of Basil (we love our Basil – but you can go easy & adjust the quantities accordingly to suit your taste buds!)
  • Sprinkle of black Pepper

Time to add some CBD Oil for an extra health & balancing kick:

For this recipe we used a whole pipette (roughly 20 drops) of our favourite 500mg 5% Gold Bristol CBD Oil. This Gold CBD oil is great for cooking with because it doesn’t harbour the bitter flavour of our other CBD Oils. It’s perfectly disguised in food! 

To make this CBD Olive Tapenade:

  1. Add all of the ingredients into a mixing bowl
  2. Blend together with a stick blender (you can use a food processor for this recipe, but we find that a stick blender tends to work better with these small quantities)
  3. And voila! Serve, dip, dollop, mix, and stir. Whatever suits you best.

You can seal this tapenade in a jar or tupperware. It should last for up to 3 weeks.

If you do give this yummy CBD Olive Tapenade a dip, let us know what you think. Please tag us on Instagram @bristolcbd so we can see your yummy snack in action!

Enjoy,

Koren 

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Making The Perfect Cup Of CBD Coffee

CBD coffee brings the superb benefits of both coffee and CBD together, and it does so as a combination of two natural substances: a natural plant-based caffeine drink, and a natural cannabinoid! Win-win! 

Making CBD coffee is easy, short, and simple. 

Making your own CBD coffee barely takes any more time than having a regular coffee on its own. Be as adventurous as you wish, and use the ingredients below as a rough guide to substitute in / out flavours that you want to taste. We love a simple black coffee, however you could add your own plant milk, use a frother, or go for a turbo-charged aeropress! 

Here are your main ingredients:

Unlike other niche coffees such as Latte’s, Macchiato’s, Flat White’s etc that require a bit more effort, making CBD coffee is super easy as there are really only three simple steps:

  1. Brew a simple black coffee (we use our FAV coffee brand Grumpy Mule, this is their delicious Guatemalan range) – 2x tbsp ground coffee (per cup)
  2. Add in your daily dose of CBD
  3. Stir & viola!

For this recipe we use our popular full-spectrum 500mg 5% Bristol CBD Oil

You can drop your CBD straight in from our Bristol CBD dropper. 6 drops (15mg CBD based on this 5% CBD Oil) is recommended to start but the amount will always be up to you and your body / CBD routine.

Feeling adventurous? Why not try making a CBD Coffee with our delicious Peppermint flavoured 5% CBD oil, which will give your CBD coffee a refreshing and subtle minty taste! 

Have you seen our other CBD recipes?

Check out this awesome Superfood CBD Smoothie recipe, trust us, you won’t regret it!

If you do give this coffee a spin, let us know what you think. Please tag us on Instagram @bristolcbd so we can see your brew!

Happy brewing! 

Anand

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Amazing Superfood CBD Smoothie Recipe

The beauty of this recipe is that it’s an opportunity to literally include as much fruit & veg as you feel necessary! Be as adventurous as you wish, and use the ingredients below as a rough guide to substitute in / out flavours that you want to taste.  

One of these glasses will give you your 5-a-day in one satisfying sip, with the additional CBD dose only adding to it’s tasty benefits. We love using high-antioxidant fruits such as mixed berries because not only do they taste great, they are also low in sugar!

So whether you’re looking for a morning smoothie to kickstart your day, or a lunchtime smoothie to keep your blood sugar levels balanced and prevent an afternoon crash, this recipe is just for you…

Here are your main ingredients (our recipe makes 3-4 glasses)

(We use a Berg Multi Purpose Blender)

  • 1 cup of Raspberries (frozen or fresh)
  • 1 cup of Blueberries (frozen or fresh)
  • 1 or 2 Bananas 
  • 1 Kiwi
  • Handful of Spinach or Kale
  • 3 cups of plant based milk (we love Oat milk)

Now it’s time to add your Vitamin, Mineral, Fibre & Protein rich powders 

(Our favourite brand for powders that we use frequently in our CBD Smoothies is Golden Greens: 100% organic, affordable & high quality! We also love their eco-packaging)

  • 1 tbsp Cacao & Maca Mix Powder (contains Cacao, Maca, Lucuma, Hemp Protein)
  • 1 tbsp Hemp Seeds
  • 1 tbsp Chia Seeds (High in Omega 3 oils & great source of fibre) 
  • 1 tbsp Flaxseed 
  • 1 tbsp Beetroot Powder
  • 1 tbsp Spirulina
  • 1 tbsp Wheatgrass

Time to add some CBD Oil for an extra health & balancing kick:

For this recipe we used 6-8 drops of our favourite 500mg 5% Bristol CBD Oil (15mg CBD – 20mg CBD)

Time to blend!

Once blended, give it a taste & see what you think! Does it need to be sweeter? If so, try adding Maple Syrup, Honey or Dates. Feeling adventurous? You could add some Avocado to the recipe…

Again, the beauty of this recipe is that you can mix & match to meet your needs 🙂

Enjoy! 

Koren

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Which CBD Oil Should I Choose?

We normally recommend that people start with our 5% CBD oil as this is the medium strength of our range and most people find that this is the place to be. However some people are very sensitive to CBD oil and therefore it is worth considering starting with the 3% oil if you are concerned about using a medium strength oil.

Most people find that they get the benefits from CBD oil by taking between 10 mg and 30 mg of CBD per day. Our 5% CBD oil has approximately 2.5 mg of CBD per drop, or 7.5mg CBD per spray.

This means that you can start with a very low dose of 3 to 5 drops per day, and then slowly work up until you reach 5 to 15 drops per day.

If you are using CBD oil in order to boost your health quite dramatically, perhaps because you are experiencing a serious health issue; then it is worth considering a stronger CBD product.

Our suggestions would be the following:

10% 1000mg CBD oil 

17% 850mg CBD paste

We offer both dropper and spray bottles and it’s really a matter of choice which one you prefer. Some people like to place drops onto a spoon before they place it into the mouth so that they can mix in a little honey or other sweetener. Other people find that using the spray bottle is easier as you can simply spray the correct amount of CBD into your mouth under your tongue as you see fit.

The World Health Organisation stipulates that CBD is non-toxic, non-addictive, and non-psychoactive and, to date, there are no reports of serious side-effects. If you are taking other medication, you should consult with your GP or pharmacist, to check whether there could be any contraindication

When you first start taking CBD oils, you should start with a low dose, and start increasing gradually, as per our dosage guide.

Once you have decided which strength CBD oil you want to buy then you can simply choose whether you prefer to have a dropper bottle or a spray bottle. The dropper bottles are 10 ml in size and the spray bottles are 20 ml in size so you get twice as much CBD in the spray bottle as you do in the dropper bottle.

If you have any questions regarding which bottle to buy or what dosage to start on please do not hesitate to contact us.

Many thanks,

Bristol CBD HQ x

How Much CBD Oil Should I Take?

Recommended Daily Dosage Guide

 

Everyone is different; everyone’s body is different.  As a result everyone reacts to CBD differently. Some of us are naturally much more sensitive to CBD than others.

With CBD it is important to start with a small dose and build it up slowly. Discover how your body reacts to CBD for a few days before increasing the dose. Some people only need about 10mg of CBD per day, whereas others find that they might require up to 70mg per day (max daily suggested dose).

CBD Oil is twice as bio-available via the gums, than via the gut – which means that it is absorbed much better when held in the mouth for a minute. Spray or drop the CBD oil into your mouth then close your lips and apply slight suction. This boosts the absorption of the active ingredients through the mucous membrane in the mouth before swallowing.

Each of our organic CBD oils has an approximate MG count per drop / per spray associated with it:

Our 5% range of Bristol CBD oils:  

– For the 5% Bristol CBD oil dropper (small 10ml bottle), each drop from the pipette = 2.5mg CBD  

– For the 5% Bristol CBD spray (large 20ml bottle), each spray from the nozzle = 7.5mg CBD  

If using the 5% dropper bottle we would suggest starting at 6 drops per day (15mg CBD) but, after a few days, working up to somewhere between 8 and 20 drops per day.  

If using the 5% spray bottle then start with 2 sprays per day (15mg CBD) and build up to between 3 – 9 sprays per day.  

Our 10% range of Bristol CBD oils:  

– For the 10% Bristol CBD oil dropper (small 10ml bottle), each drop from the pipette = 5mg CBD  

– For the 10% Bristol CBD spray (large 20ml bottle), each spray from the nozzle = 15mg CBD.

If using the 10% dropper bottle we would suggest starting at 3-4 drops per day (15mg – 20mg CBD) but, after a few days, working up to somewhere between 4 – 14 drops per day.  

If using the 10% spray bottle then start with 1 spray per day (15mg CBD) and build up to between 1 – 4 sprays per day.  

It’s important to keep the oil in the mouth for 30 seconds to a minute and try to move the oils around the gums with the tongue so that it can get absorbed through the gum walls.  

More information on CBD can be found in our handy CBD Guide.  

If you start to feel excessively drowsy then lower the dose. If you are using other medication then you should consult with your doctor before using CBD oil.  

Please contact us if you have any questions, we’re always on hand to help guide & support our customers with expert CBD advice.   

Warm wishes,  

Bristol CBD HQ x