CBD Infused Orange Creamsicle Smoothie

I know a lot of y’all take CBD daily, especially in the morning right when you wake up. What better way to get it into your system, then through a delicious smoothie?! Especially a smoothie that tastes like Orange Julius. This Orange Creamsicle smoothie is amazing (with or without CBD), and is so easy that trust me, you’ll be hooked.

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 smoothie really couldn’t be easier. Remove the skin from your oranges (I like to cut off the tops / bottoms, and then cut the skin off the sides so that you remove some of the white part as well to cut some of the bitterness), and add them to a blender along with your pitted dates, frozen pineapple, vanilla extract, CBD tincture, and ice. I know what you’re thinking… no liquid? Those 3 oranges you have in there will create enough juice to make the perfect smoothie. Blend until completely smooth and bang done! Ready to enjoy.

And that’s it! Super easy, and is the perfect breakfast smoothie to keep you full and relaxed throughout your morning. These really are so quick to whip up, and trust me- this flavor combo will have you obsessed.

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.

Orange Creamsicle Smoothie

These Vegan CBD Infused Orange Creamsicle Smoothies are the perfect way to start your day!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Author PLVNTFOOD by Chef Brianna Gallo

Ingredients

  • 3 navel oranges skin removed
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 1 1/2 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 3 dates pitted
  • 1-2 droppers full of CBDfx CBD + MCT 500 series tincture

Instructions

  1. Remove the skin from your oranges & pit your dates.
  2. Add all ingredients into a blender, and blend until smooth.

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