Mango smoothies (with CBD)

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Mangoes are many people's favorite fruit. They are sweet, easy to add to your diet, and nutritionally healthy. Making mango smoothies with CBD is one way to benefit from what mangoes and CBD have to offer.

The world has many species of mango fruits, coming in different colors, shapes, and sizes. They contain many compounds, including vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals. Mangoes can be eaten as salads or blended into a smoothie. Mango smoothies are easy to prepare and add to your diet, and many people have embraced them. CBD is appreciated in the food industry and is now featured in many foods and drinks; exploring mango smoothies with CBD is not bad. Here is all you need to know about mango smoothies with CBD, including how to prepare them.


Why Mango Smoothies?

Smoothies are becoming popular as a way to take fruits and vegetables you would not take when whole. Still, there is more to smoothies than offering you an alternative to enjoy fruits and veggies; it is a clever way of taking many superfoods in one serving if you choose them well and proportion them accordingly. The mangoes, especially when ripe, make sweet smoothies that are thick and filling. A glass of mango smoothie might be all you need to get through the hot afternoon. Moreover, mangoes blend well with other fruits; consumers have options to explore when making mango smoothies.


Mangoes Have Many Health Benefits

Mangoes have vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants like any other fruits. According to Burton-Freeman et al. (2017) and Septembre-Malaterre et al. (2016), mangoes have some of the most antioxidants. Taking them whole or in smoothies increases the total antioxidant count. The studies also add that mangoes may be good for diabetes because of the specific antioxidants they boast. Consumers should be careful when taking mangoes, especially in smoothies; the high sugar concentration may cause a sugar spike in the body.


What Is CBD?

According to Massi et al. (2006) and Bauer et al. (2020), CBD is a non-psychoactive chemical compound in cannabis plants. Cannabis plants such as hemp and marijuana have chemical compounds collectively called cannabinoids, and CBD happens to be one. There are about 140 cannabinoids in nature, but CBD still stands out. Why? The cannabinoid has been in the limelight for its non-psychoactive effects; it is one of the many that will not make you ‘high,’ no matter how much you take.


What Value Does CBD Add to Your Mango Smoothies?

Adding CBD to your mango smoothies is one thing and grasping why this may be helpful is another. According to Watt & Karl (2017), CBD is therapeutic, and most CBD users want to tap into this therapy. It is no wonder that there are many CBD deliverable methods, including topicals, edibles, oils, and tinctures. While CBD oils and tinctures are the primary methods of administering CBD, many find it challenging to take them since they are mostly bitter and earthy. This is where CBD edibles and drinks come in handy. Therefore, adding CBD to mango smoothies is one way to take advantage of the claimed therapeutic properties of CBD. Hammell et al. (2016) noted that CBD could fight inflammation, and you can reap the anti-inflammatory benefits of the cannabinoid. Adding CBD to the mango smoothies helps you mask the bitter and earthy taste of CBD. If you depend on the cannabinoid but cannot bear its earthiness and bitterness, adding it to foods and beverages is one way to administer it. Here is how to prepare mango smoothies with CBD.


Tools/ Equipment

Mango smoothies are easy to prepare and take only a few minutes. Besides, you don't need many tools; the most important equipment is a blender or a smoothie maker. It would help if you also had a pipette for measuring CBD oil or tincture. If you want toad a sweetener, you may also need a tablespoon for measuring it.


Ingredients

You need the following ingredients to prepare mango smoothies with CBD oil;

  • I cup of peeled mango chunks
  • ½ a cup of freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 pipette of broad- or full-spectrum CBD oil or tincture for a preferred brand
  • 1 tablespoon of honey or agave extra (this is a sweetener and more optional, you don’t necessarily need it)
  • ½ a cup of ice cubes (these are optional, and you don’t need them if you froze the mango chunks)
  • 1 medium-sized banana
  • 120 ml of Greek yogurt
  • ½ a cup of water

NB: you can prepare mango smoothies with mangoes only. However, the yogurt and other ingredients on the list contribute to taste, but you can leave them out altogether.


Procedure/ Instructions

Mango smoothies with CBD do not need special skills to make. Follow the steps below to make the smoothie;

  • Put all the ingredients except CBD oil and sweetener into the blender
  • Adjust blender settings to your preferred options
  • Blend to smoothness
  • Add CBD oil and sweetener to the smoothie
  • Blend to smoothness
  • Serve and enjoy

Conclusion

If you are feeling adventurous and want to be a little creative, try out CBD mango smoothies. They are thick and sweet and need a little time to prepare. Adding CBD oil to the smoothie helps you benefit from the mangoes' claimed therapy without feeling its earthy taste. Peer into this blog to know how to prepare mango smoothies with CBD.


References

Bauer, B. A. (2020). What Are The Benefits Of CBD–And Is It Safe To Use?. In Mayo Clinic.

Burton-Freeman, B. M., Sandhu, A. K., & Edirisinghe, I. (2017). Mangos and their bioactive components: adding variety to the fruit plate for health. Food & function, 8(9), 3010–3032.

Hammell, D. C., Zhang, L. P., Ma, F., Abshire, S. M., McIlwrath, S. L., Stinchcomb, A. L., & Westlund, K. N. (2016). Transdermal cannabidiol reduces inflammation and pain-related behaviors in a rat model of arthritis. European journal of pain (London, England), 20(6), 936–948.

Massi, P., Vaccani, A., Bianchessi, S., Costa, B., Macchi, P., & Parolaro, D. (2006). The non-psychoactive cannabidiol triggers caspase activation and oxidative stress in human glioma cells. Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences CMLS, 63(17), 2057-2066.

Septembre-Malaterre, A., Stanislas, G., Douraguia, E., & Gonthier, M. P. (2016). Evaluation of nutritional and antioxidant properties of the tropical fruits banana, litchi, mango, papaya, passion fruit, and pineapple cultivated in Réunion French Island. Food Chemistry, 212, 225–233.

Watt, G., & Karl, T. (2017). In vivo evidence for therapeutic properties of cannabidiol (CBD) for Alzheimer's disease. Frontiers in pharmacology, 8, 20.




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