Each month we invite Anel Van Der Merwe from the Kind (but Good) Food blog to create a plant-based recipe for us using CBD. On the menu this time? A summery CBD Smoothie Bowl. Enjoy!
"It’s officially summer which means it’s time for hydrating smoothie bowls for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
"There’s nothing more refreshing than a beautiful big bowl of creamy dreamy frozen fruit (and some sneaky veg too), and nothing screams summer more than the tropical combo of coconut and pineapple.
"I’ve put a little twist on this classic combo by adding a couple of handfuls of baby spinach to up the nutrient content without affecting the flavour at all. Also - the colour is super easy on the eyes, right?
"But the real draw of this smoothie bowl is its powerful anti-inflammatory content, which comes not only from the pineapple (the enzyme bromelain has been proven to have anti-inflammatory effects) but also with the the addition of Goodleaf's water-soluble CBD sachets.
"I’m blown away by the cool-factor of these sachets - you can literally have your daily dose in any liquid now with zero oily residue. It leaves no aftertaste but does the job just the same.
"This bowl is perfect to enjoy after a long run or intense workout - your body and muscles will thank you. And even if you didn’t work out - we could all use a little less inflammation in our lives and a little more hydration, nutrients, and a dose of nature’s remedy in the form of CBD."
TROPICAL GREENS SOOTHING SMOOTHIE BOWL
(makes 1 x-large bowl or 2 smaller bowls)
•3/4 - 1 cup coconut milk (depending on the blender you use you might need more or less milk to adequately blend the frozen fruit)
•2 packed cups baby spinach (basically 2 handfuls)
•2 frozen bananas
•1 frozen pineapple (I like to buy pineapples when they’re on special, peel and chop them up and freeze for smoothies!)
•4 tbsp hemp seeds
•2 sachets Goodleaf water soluble CBD powder
Add the coconut milk and spinach to a blender and blend on high until smooth and you have a green milk.
Then add the rest of the ingredients and blend on low until smooth (you’ll need to stop and mix and use your blender’s tamper to get things moving inside the jug.
It’ll take a couple of minutes but keep going! The reward will be an ice-cream-like texture!
Pour into 2 bowls and top with anything your heart desires! I had some strawberries, peaches, and blueberries in the fridge. You can add some granola to make it more substantial too.