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Recipes and Juicing Tips

The cannabis sativa plant may be familiar to many for the marijuana it produces, but it’s easy to forget that cannabis is actually a plant that has many medicinal purposes. Certainly, there is a lot of grey area around marijuana’s medical use and its potential for treating depression and anxiety, but you may not be aware that you can take advantage of this herbaceous vegetable’s potential in your very own kitchen.

With our on-the-go lives, juicing has become a popular means of getting in much-needed vitamins and nutrients in recent years. Fortunately, like many other leafy greens that can be consumed in juice, the cannabis plant is full of fiber, iron, calcium, and many other nutrients for the body. As a result, look no further than cannabis sativa to get in your leafy greens and juice away.

It’s common to be suspicious of what cannabis taken for health purposes can do, but fortunately, fresh cannabis lacks the psychoactive ingredients associated with marijuana. So, whether you just like juicing or are looking for trendy new greens to test out, juicing cannabis may be the next popular medical trend.

If you want to take advantage of the nutrient-rich cannabis plant, it’s important to consider a few things first. In order to juice effectively, you’ll need to use freshly picked cannabis that has not been dried. Some suggest soaking it helps when it comes to softening the leaves.

According to Dr. William Courtney, you will want to juice approximately 15 leaves and 2 large buds, about 2-4 inches in length. Once complete, you may think you’ll have a tasty cup of health, but cannabis is bitter so you may want to mix 1 part with 10 parts vegetable juice for added flavour. It’s just important to remember, through the process, not to heat your greens since this can enable their psychoactive abilities.

Refreshing Green Juice

5 handfuls of spinach
3 kale leaves
7 large cannabis fan leaves
½ cucumber
½ lemon
1 apple

Spicy ‘n Sweet Greens

3 handfuls of spinach
5 kale leaves
10 large cannabis fan leaves
20 small sugar leaves
1 large cannabis bud
1 cup pineapple
½ jalapeño
1 cucumber

Super Green Juice

½ head Romaine lettuce
1 handful spinach leaves
10 sprigs cilantro
1 green apple
½ lime
1-inch fresh ginger root
1-inch fresh turmeric root
2 large fresh cannabis buds

Green Goddess

6 Swiss or rainbow chard leaves
2 handfuls spinach
1 cup green grapes
1 cucumber
½ green apple
1-inch fresh ginger root
20 fresh cannabis fan leaves

Beetroot Green Blast

1 large red or golden beet
1 bunch beet greens
1 cucumber
1 green apple
3 Swiss chard leaves
10 sprigs parsley
2 large fresh cannabis buds

Minty Greens

1 cucumber
1 green apple
15 large fresh cannabis fan leaves
15 sprigs of fresh mint
½ head Romaine lettuce

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