by CBD chef, Georgia Levy

CBD is a wellness trend that is here to stay, but have you considered using CBD oil to enhance your food? 

Georgia Levy, inhouse CBD chef for mellow, the UK’s highly curated online marketplace for global CBD wellness brands, gives her top tips on how to use CBD oil to super charge your food for different wellness needs. 

  • Boost: If you are after a well-needed energy boost in the morning, an ‘energy’ focused CBD oil is fantastic to put into porridge or overnight oats. Try combining rolled oats, chia seeds, chopped nuts (almonds, walnuts or hazelnuts are perfect), seeds (such as pumpkin or sunflower seeds), plus your choice of fruit with two drops of a good quality CBD oil. This breakfast recipe is packed with goodness and slow-releasing energy, leaving you ready to tackle the day. If you suffer from afternoon energy slumps, another way to get a CBD-infused energy boost is homemade energy bars. Just combine dried fruit, nuts, seeds and something sweet with a few drops of your CBD oil 
  • Recover: CBD can help recovery after a workout, so it’s a great addition to a post-workout smoothie. Try combining a few drops of your favourite ‘recovery’ focused CBD oil with a plant-based yoghurt, banana and berries and plant-based milk of choice. If you fancy something more substantial, why not make a recovery salad dressing to pair with protein and vegetables. I make mine by combining, vinegar, Dijon mustard, agave and olive oil with a few drops of my favourite CBD oil
  • Balance: A lot of people take CBD to help manage feelings of anxiety. It is also said that foods like dark chocolate, turmeric and brazil nuts help reduce anxiety. If you are about to jump on a work Zoom call that you are feeling stressed about, having a stash of homemade biscuits combining ‘calm’ focused CBD oil, dark chocolate and brazil nuts to munch on may help to calm your nerves and give you a chocolate hit. Combine these ingredients with combine with plant-based butter, flour, sugar and a plant-based egg replacement (such as chia “egg” or mashed banana)
  • Sleep: CBD can help you fall asleep more easily.  Mix up the way you take CBD at night time by making a ‘sleep’ focused CBD oil-infused hot chocolate for a restful night. Mix together cocoa, sugar or agave and your favourite plant-based milk with your CBD oil.