Banoffee pie recipe (with CBD)

CBD Oil

Preparing Banoffee Pie with CBD will take you the shortest time possible. Before including CBD oil as one of the ingredients, you need to understand it better and its potential health benefits and risks. You should also be able to differentiate between the three types of CBD oils; full-spectrum, broad-spectrum and isolate.

Baking Banoffee Pie with CBD makes you enjoy various health benefits associated with it including reducing stress, and anxiety and improving sleeping patterns. But will the impact of CBD remain the same as taking it orally? There might be a slight difference and delay in delivering potential health benefits when you bake with CBD because the Banoffee Pie has to be digested first. Also, exposing CBD to heat might lower its efficiency and potency levels. Let’s find out more about CBD oil before preparing the recipe.


What is CBD?

CBD is the most dominant chemical compound found in the hemp plant. It is also found in the cannabis sativa and marijuana. However, CBD in cannabis sativa and hemp plant was considered safer for consumption unlike the one in marijuana by the 2018 Farm Bill. This was due to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), another dominant element found in marijuana, cannabis sativa, and hemp plant. According to Fattore et al. (2011), THC has a psychoactive side effect that can make you begin feeling "high" making marijuana a threat because of high THC levels, unlike hemp and cannabis. However, there is contradictory research on the contribution of THC in CBD products. According to Gallily et al (2018), THC contains anti-inflammatory properties suitable for maintaining good health.


Which type of CBD Is Fit for Banoffee Pie Recipe?

There are three types of CBD oil you can include in Banoffee Pie Recipe; isolate, broad-spectrum, and isolate. The following outline will help you determine which one is the best depending on your preferences;


Full Spectrum

Although full-spectrum CBD is highly embraced by users and manufacturers, it has advantages and disadvantages. Full-spectrum CBD is manufactured using all the elements of the hemp or cannabis sativa plants. It has THC, CBD, terpenes, flavonoids, and more. It is considered an option for the entourage effect because it has more numerous elements than any other type of CBD. According to Boehnke et al. (2022), the full spectrum works best for reducing anxiety. However, it should be taken responsibly to avoid the accumulation of THC in the body that would heighten the intoxicating side effects. Although the full spectrum has been pointed to have various health benefits, they are yet to be approved, including for sleep, anxiety, and improving mental health or alertness.


Broad Spectrum

Broad-spectrum CBD has a slight difference between it and the full spectrum. It is manufactured by all the elements of the hemp plant except THC thus, it also delivers an entourage effect. Broad-spectrum CBD can be considered a better option for obtaining entourage effect from various elements of the hemp plant due to the absence of THC. However, it is important to note that it should also be taken responsibly just like any other medication. The absence of THC shouldn't trick you into adding too much broad-spectrum CBD in your Banoffee Pie Recipe. CBD has various side effects if taken in excess, some associated with THC. According to Liu (2019), CBD can result in diarrhea and feeling dizzy among other effects, especially when taken in excess.


Isolate

Isolate CBD is useful for those targeting CBD-related health benefits only. It is void of other elements of the hemp plant including terpenes, flavonoids, and THC. Isolate CBD can deliver an entourage effect because it only has one element (CBD). However, it is suitable for those targeting CBD health benefits only and those evading THC side effects. Besides, it is recommended for beginners alongside a broad spectrum due to the absence of THC. You now have a better insight into what CBD means and the types. Using either of the types, you can proceed to the Banoffee Pie Recipe.


The Ingredients

Getting all the ingredients ready with you will ease the methods and help you take the shortest time possible to prepare Banoffee pie. They include


200g digestive biscuits
150g melted butter
400g dulce de leche or 390 can caramel
3 sliced bananas
325 ml double cream
1 tbsp icing sugar
1 square dark chocolate
1 tbsp CBD oil

An individual should confirm the potency levels of CBD they are adding to the recipe. If you are a veteran, take higher concentration while the novices should take the slightest amount of CBD oil. As a new element is being introduced to the system, they don't know the possible negative impact.


Method

The method also takes the shortest time possible and the Banoffee Pie will be ready for serving. It includes three simple steps;


Step 1

Crush the digestive biscuits with either a wooden spoon or using your hand. Alternatively, you can use a food processor to help you reduce them into fine crumbs and tip them into a bowl. Mix the melted butter and CBD oil with the crushed biscuits until they are fully combined. Pour the blend into an approximately 23cm loose-bottomed fluted tart and cover the tin adequately including the sides with the biscuits in an even layer. Using the back of a spoon to push back, smooth the surface and leave it for about an hour or overnight.


Step 2

Beat the caramel gently to loosen and spoon the bottom of the biscuit base and spread it out evenly with a palette knife or the back of the spoon. Push the chopped bananas gently into the top of the caramel until the base is completely covered. Refrigerate it for about 20 mins.


Step 3

Using an icing sugar, whip the cream until it is thick and billowy. Remove the pie from the fridge and spoon the whipped cream on top of the bananas and grate the dark chocolate over the cream before serving to make it even more enticing.


Conclusion

Considering most of the ingredients are all-natural, they will have less impact on CBD. Therefore, you will accrue the targeted benefits of CBD after digestion of the Banoffee Pie. However, you need to be keen on the potency and purity levels of CBD oil before including it in the recipe. Poor quality CBD oil that is likely to be contaminated is likely to be less effective. Also, confirm potency levels to avoid overdosing unknowingly. If the CBD oil doesn't have the COAs report and the manufacturers are not ready to provide it, avoid it because it is likely to be unfit for consumption.


References

Boehnke, K. F., Häuser, W., & Fitzcharles, M. A. (2022). Cannabidiol (CBD) in Rheumatic Diseases (Musculoskeletal Pain). Current Rheumatology Reports, 1-9.

Fattore, L., & Fratta, W. (2011). Beyond THC: the new generation of cannabinoid designer drugs. Frontiers in behavioral neuroscience, 5, 60.

Gallily, R., Yekhtin, Z., & Hanuš, L. O. (2018). The anti-inflammatory properties of terpenoids from cannabis. Cannabis and cannabinoid research, 3(1), 282-290.

Liu, T. (2019). What is CBD Oil? Learn the Facts: Uses, Benefits, and Side Effects.




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