The folks at Joy Organics shared this fabulous vegan CBD Eggnog recipe with me ( i made a couple of adjustments in the notes below to make it accessible to everyone even if you are not using Joy Organics Orange Tincture). They call the recipe Vegannog. I call it delicious!
One of the grandest traditions during the holiday season is eggnog. However, not everyone can partake in the festivities. Vegans don’t drink dairy products, which excludes them from this festive beverage. Well, Joy says the CBD community is an inclusive one. So, cheers, vegans. Here’s a CBD Veganogg even carnivores will crave this holiday season! The best part? It’s super easy.
Ingredient Notes for Vegan CBD Eggnog
Of course Joy’s recipe uses Joy Organics Orange Flavored Tincture. However, you could also use your favorite unflavored CBD tincture and add a drop or two or Orangic Orange Essential oil to the recipe and get similar results. Or leave out the orange flavor entirely (but it does add a nice touch.)
I love Joy Organics flavored tinctures because they do use all-natural essential oils with no artificial anything. (I like Joy Organics CBD Products in general for a variety of reasons that I explain in this post.) But if you are an essential oil fan, know you can get a similar result by adding a drop of essential oil along with unflavored CBD tincture. (I am personally a fan of Rocky Mountain Essential Oils.)
Notes on CBD Dosing
As with any cannabis recipe, please adjust the dosage to your needs. The most challenging part of cooking with CBD (as with THC) is dosing, but since CBD is non-psychoactive, the effects of too much CBD will not be as intense as too much THC, if they are felt at all.
Too much CBD has no known side effects, nonetheless, too much is not necessarily the most effective therapeutic dose.
According to Martin Lee, director of Project CBD (the web’s best source for credible CBD information) in many cases, less is more. He says that when mixed with THC, far lower doses of CBD are needed, often as little as 2.5 mgs. However, those using a pure CBD isolate or distillate will require a far higher dose.
In all cases, CBD works best in the presence of some THC and the full spectrum of cannabinoids and terpenes in whole plant medicine. Some of you reading, however, may not have this option, depending on where you live and what the current laws allow concerning cannabis. The second best option is a full-spectrum high CBD hemp product like those made by Joy Organics.
Everyone’s CBD needs are different and while one person may do well on a low dose of 2.5 milligrams, others will need much more, even up to a gram or more.
Lee suggests taking several small doses over the course of several days instead of one large dose, and then noting how you feel. He also cautions that cannabis is biphasic, meaning that low and high doses can produce opposite effects, so take things slowly to discover your optimal dose range.
Recipe for Vegan CBD Eggnog
- 2 cups raw hemp milk
- 4 cups frozen thai coconut meat
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons organic raw chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 drops orange flavored CBD tincture see notes above, more as needed
- 1/8 teaspoon salt preferably Pink Himalayan salt
- 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
- Add all ingredients except nutmeg to a blender and blend until smooth.
- Divide mixture between two glasses, sprinkle nutmeg on top, and serve.
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