Yummy 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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