Toss some CBD oil in your morning smoothie to begin the ultimate recovery day.

By Lauren Mazzo
Updated: December 03, 2018
Photo: Root Blends

Maybe you've heard about the many benefits of CBD but have no idea what to do with it. Or you've tried CBD muscle rubs or beauty products, but want to try an ingestible CBD pill or tincture. Perhaps you've tried taking CBD oil, but can't seem to remember to down a drop every day.

Those are all the problems Root Blends, a New York-based functional smoothie company, is trying to solve with the first-ever direct-to-consumer CBD-infused smoothie kit. Get the smoothie kit delivered to your door, add your preferred liquid, blend, and-boom, CBD smoothie. If you already down a smoothie every morning for breakfast, this is the super-easy way to make CBD part of your routine. If not, meet your new favorite super-healthy breakfast. The single-serve smoothie blends frozen pineapple, avocado, spinach, lime, hemp hearts, marine collagen, and 25mg of full-spectrum CBD (Root Blends uses this 500mg full-spectrum CBD oil from Function Botanicals).

"Every ingredient in the recipe was included to improve the efficacy of the CBD," says Alastair Greer, the founder of Root Blends, a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and a trained healthy chef from The Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts. "There's the anti-inflammatory power of bromelain in pineapple, the alkalizing properties of lime, the gut-health support of collagen, and healthy fats from avocado to help carry the CBD through the liver."

Pro tip: "Always try to use the freshest product you can afford and always organic greens-you can use conventional avocado and pineapple, as they have thick skin making it difficult for pesticides to reach the fruit," says Greer.

Want to give it a try before you commit to a case of the smoothie kits (which, TBH, will likely save you time and $$$, kinda like premade freezer smoothies)? Try their full CBD green smoothie recipe below.

Green CBD Smoothie Recipe

Makes: 1 serving

Ingredients

  • 1 cup organic pineapple (frozen chunks)
  • 1 cup fresh organic kale (or 1/2 cup frozen)
  • 1 cup fresh organic spinach (or 1/2 cup frozen)
  • 1/4 avocado (fresh)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh-squeezed organic lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon hemp hearts
  • 1 tablespoon marine collagen peptide (or 1 scoop organic plant protein)
  • 1 whole dropper of 500mg full-spectrum CBD Oil (12.5mg)
  • Coconut water (or other liquid to blend)

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in order in a blender.
  2. Top with coconut water or desired liquid (such as milk or water). Blend until smooth.

Nutrition: 190 Calories (with water); Fat 9g (1g Saturated); Carb 19g; Sugar 11g (0g added); Protein 12g

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