Looking for an amazing post work-out shake to help heal your body and boost your energy? Look no further! Chocolate protein powder, creamy peanut butter, sweet bananas, and anti-inflammatory CBD are here to save the day & make the most delicious protein shake. It couldn’t be easier to make so let’s get right into it!
I partnered up with CBDfx to bring you this recipe. They’re an amazing CBD company that ships nationwide from their site, www.cbdfx.com, & create some of the most high quality CBD I’ve ever personally tried. Their products are so clean, taste great, and they have a large range of products to choose from. Their unflavored tinctures are what I like to use for cooking, but you can also find gummies, flavored tinctures, vape pens, skincare, etc. from them! And most of their products are vegan!
Let’s talk about what the heck CBD even is, shall we?
It’s not a stretch to say that CBD (cannabidiol) is one of the most exciting and promising compounds currently undergoing rigorous medical and scientific research. CBD has made headlines in recent years for some pretty stunning results. Still, misinformation and confusion about CBD abounds due to the relatively recent emergence and widespread awareness of this incredible compound. Let’s take a deep dive into what cannabidiol (CBD) is, and exactly what it does — and doesn’t — do.
CBD is simply short for “cannabidiol”, the second-most abundant cannabinoid molecule produced by the cannabis or hemp plant. The most abundant molecule, of course, being THC: the psychoactive chemical famous for making users feel “high” (CBD does not have this effect). Keep in mind that your body already has an endocannabinoid system, an extremely important molecular system that your body uses to regulate and perform various critical functions. CBD binds to receptors in this system; our bodies were designed to interface with cannabinoids from the very beginning — we even naturally produce them!
But how does CBD work exactly? As we stated earlier, your body already has a wildly complex endocannabinoid system that affects several different areas and functions. That system is rife with “receptors,” sites that await cannabinoid molecules presence. When the cannabinoid nears, the receptor will bind it to itself, creating a sophisticated chemical interaction that modern science is only just beginning to scratch the surface of understanding.
Unlike its sister molecule THC, CBD does not make you feel high — but don’t think that a lack of psychoactive or intoxicating effect means that nothing is occurring. On the contrary, it’s very clear that there are many chemical responses that occur when CBD binds to those cannabinoid receptors. That being said, the endocannabinoid system is ubiquitous in the human body, affecting nearly all major functions in some way (especially homeostatic regulation). Because of this, it’s quite a task to discern everything that CBD does, exactly, when the binding occurs. That’s where the research is at right now: trying to solve that very mystery. There is plenty of information on the internet, especially CBDfx’s website if you have any further questions on it!
This shake honestly couldn’t be any easier! Just throw your chocolate protein powder (make sure it’s vegan), banana, peanut butter, CBD oil, almond milk, ice, ground cinnamon, dates, and a pinch of salt if you desire into a high powered blender & blend until completely smooth! It’s sooooo easy, and you can also prep most of your stuff in bags to keep in the fridge / freezer for an even easier route if desired.
You can also adjust the amount of CBD to your liking, making it less strong, or even stronger if you prefer… or even leaving it out all together. All of my CBD infused recipes can easily be made without CBD. The back of the package has all dosage instructions so follow those accordingly.
Big thanks to CBDfx for collaborating with me on this recipe, and check out their site for any of their amazing products! www.cbdfx.com. Make sure to tag me on Instagram @plvntfood or #plvntfood if you make this, so I can see & share your recreations! Love y’all from the bottom of my cold little heart.
CBD Infused Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Protein Shake
Looking for a protein shake to help heal you after a hard workout? Look no further! With protein powder, bananas, peanut butter, and the amazing benefits of CBD, you'll be feeling rejuvinated in no time! Plus, its fully VEGAN!
- 1 cup regular unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tbsp creamy peanut butter
- 1 ripe banana *can be frozen, broken into large chunks
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 scoop chocolate vegan protein powder
- 5-10 ice cubes *depending on how thick you like it
- 1-2 pitted dates *depending how sweet you want it
- 1-2 droppers full of CBDfx Hemp + MCT Oil 500 Series Tincture
Add all ingredients into a blender, starting with the almond milk. Blend until smooth.
If too thick, add more milk. If too thin, add some more ice.