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8 Healthy Edible Recipes That Are Nutritious and Delicious




When you live with a medical condition that requires treatment with medical marijuana, you have several methods of consumption. Whether it’s inhalation, applying topicals, or ingesting baked goods, the best method depends on the condition you are treating and your preferences.

Many people choose to consume edibles as a means of avoiding smoke inhalation or because of their long-lasting effects, which can be beneficial for pain relief. 

If you’ve thought about consuming medical marijuana edibles, it’s always a good idea to have a few tried-and-true healthy edible recipes in your repertoire. Remember, cooking with cannabis requires extra caution, so having vetted recipes is essential to avoid unintentionally creating baked goods that will produce undesirable effects.

Let’s discuss how you can make and enjoy delicious THC edible recipes safely and effectively.


How to Cook or Bake with Cannabis

Cooking and baking with cannabis requires taking extra precautions. Below are a few of the most important things to remember:


  1. Potency Control

It's crucial to carefully measure how much cannabis is being used in edibles recipes to ensure accurate dosage and potency of the final product. To do this, you’ll need to know the THC and CBD content of the cannabis you’re using and calculate the necessary amount to achieve your desired effect without overconsumption.

  1. Decarboxylation

Decarboxylation is a chemical reaction that involves heating the cannabis at a specific temperature to activate the cannabinoids, like THC and CBD, in the plant material. Whether infusing cannabis into oil, butter, or your favorite weed edibles recipe, proper decarboxylation is critical to achieving consistent and reliable results in medical marijuana edibles.

  1. Individual Tolerance

Everyone has varying levels of tolerance to cannabis, so it's essential to consider your personal tolerance level when cooking with cannabis. What may be an appropriate dosage for one person could be too much or too little for another. You can always adjust the recipes accordingly.


8 Healthy Edible Recipes


Rich Chocolate Brownies

Indulging in rich chocolate brownies infused with cannabis-infused coconut oil offers a unique twist to a classic dessert. This method utilizes the oil as a means to integrate the beneficial aspects of cannabis in a more health-conscious manner. 

These brownies have a moist, fudgy texture that's both decadent and intriguing, making them a sophisticated choice for those looking for a gourmet experience from a medicinal treat.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup cannabis-infused coconut oil

1/8 cup coconut oil

4 1/2 ounces unsweetened chocolate

3/4 cup all-purpose flour

3/4 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons cocoa powder

1 cup packed brown sugar

3 large eggs

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Get the full recipe here.


Cannabis-Infused Olive Oil

When infused into olive oil, THC and CBD can be easily incorporated into various dishes, allowing you to experience the potential health benefits of cannabis in a convenient and versatile way.

Ingredients:

16 ounces extra virgin olive oil

1 ounce decarbed cannabis flower


No-Bake Energy Balls

No-bake energy balls are a super nutritious way to enjoy the benefits of cannabis, and they’re one of the easiest edibles to make. They also provide sustained energy throughout the day and double as an on-the-go snack. Plus, these healthy edibles contain high fiber, protein, and essential fats to keep you fueled all day.

Ingredients:

⅔ c rolled oats (toasted)

¾ c unsweetened shredded coconut (toasted)

1/2 c cashew (or almond) butter

3 tbsp cannabis-infused coconut oil

⅓ honey

⅔ c almonds (chopped or sliced)

1 tbsp flax seeds

1 tbsp chia seeds

½ tsp coarse salt

1 tsp vanilla extract


Cannabis Infused Hummus


Made from a nutritious blend of chickpeas, tahini, and canola oil, cannabis-infused hummus is a delicious and health-conscious option for incorporating cannabinoids into your diet. It’s also one of the best edibles recipes for vegans and vegetarians!

Ingredients:

One 15-oz can of organic chickpeas, drained and rinsed

¼ cup organic tahini

¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (no seeds)

Two cloves of fresh garlic

1/8th -1/4 cup cannabis-infused canola oil (depending on your desired strength and effect)

½ tsp ground cumin

2 to 4 tbsp water

Salt and pepper to taste

1 tbsp dry ground cannabis flower buds 


Smoothie Bowl


Are you looking for a refreshing way to incorporate the health benefits of cannabis into your daily routine? Smoothies are some of the freshest and best edibles to make, especially for those who like to start their day with medicinal cannabis.

Ingredients:

4 bananas

8 strawberries

1 natural yogurt

400ml whole milk

2g cured or decarboxylated cannabis

10g ground almond

Cinnamon

Brown sugar (optional)

8-10 ice cubes

4 decorative cannabis leaves

Peanut Butter Cookies

Who says a satisfying treat can’t be healthy and deliver the health benefits of medicinal marijuana? These easy edibles are wholesome, rich in protein, and a great energy source. 

Ingredients:

Natural peanut butter

Sugar (I prefer brown sugar, coconut sugar or unrefined cane sugar)

Eggs

Cannabis pulp with milk solids


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