When you first hear the word cannabis, what comes to mind? Almost everybody’s first thought will include either someone smoking a joint or puffing on a vape pen. However, a new trend in cannabis consumption is emerging, and that’s cannabis juicing.
CAN YOU DRINK CANNABIS?
Absolutely! Just like you can drink avocado or kale. Although we strongly suggest that you not drink avocado or cannabis by itself but rather place it in a blender or a juicer and mix-it-up with ingredients of your liking to make a super delicious and healthy juice.
The juicing process itself entails extracting vitamins, minerals, and nutrients from various fruit and vegetables. It’s a healthier version of cooking because you get the most nutritional value from your greens. While there is nothing wrong with a cooked spinach salad, thermal treatment will impair the quality of minerals and vitamins that you would get from a raw vegetable.
IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH WITH CANNABIS JUICE
Smoking and drinking alcohol are legal almost everywhere in the world, and neither provides any health benefits to the human body; plus you are losing over 90% of its healthy attributes by smoking. On the other hand, cannabis has numerous health benefits including:
- Appetite stimulant
- Mood enhancer
There hasn’t been much research on the cannabis plant regarding its nutritional value, but we know that cannabis seeds are extremely nutrient-rich. It’s a complete protein with all 9 amino acids, it’s rich in healthy fats, and also in fiber; which is great for the digestive system and cleaning the organism.
Therefore, we can say that cannabis seeds are a proper nutrient bomb, which you can use to make a smoothie or add to a salad or any other meal you are having basically. Cannabis is also rich in micronutrients and will replenish your body with various vitamins.
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR JUICING CANNABIS
Keep it Raw!
The same amount of raw cannabis that provides 500-1000 milligrams of THC-A will only provide about 10mg of THC if heated.
Always choose organically grown plants that are well flushed.
Fresh is Best!
Use a combination of 15-20 large fresh fan leaves, 30-40 fresh small sugar leaves, or 2 large fresh buds.
Blend It Together!
For best results and taste, blend your cannabis with other fresh juiced greens and vegetables.
Cold-pressed juice is the best method to maintain the integrity of the plant and retain the most nutritional benefits.
Make sure you clean your juicer as soon as possible after using it (before the pulp starts to dry).
LIFE’S LEMONS INTO GREEN JUICE
So the next time life is giving you lemons, make yourself some delicious “MEAN GREEN” juice! Watch our Cannabis Therapy Potcast, “How To Juice Cannabis” for a quick step by step tutorial. While you’re there, subscribe to our channel to ensure you don’t miss out on any of our other quick cannabis recipes. Let us know in the comments below if there are other cannabis recipes you’d like to see on the show.
Mean Green Ingredients:
30 grams of raw, fresh cannabis leaves (or 10-15 grams of raw, fresh cannabis buds)
½ of a Lemon
1 Piece of ginger (based on personal preference)