Cannabis Infused Chocolate Golden Milk
Here is a great way to sort of ease into golden milk if you’ve never had it before (and are a bit wary of that aforementioned unique flavor of turmeric, if its amazing anti-inflammation properties). Because … chocolate. And on the flip side, if you regularly enjoy yourself a delicious turmeric latte, then it’s a fun way to switch things up. Because … again … chocolate. And what better way to make golden milk chocolate than with infused cannabis chocolates? Here is our take on the popular and healing recipe.
Chocolate Golden Milk Recipe
Time: 15 minutes
Serving: 4-5 servings
THC Content: approximately 17 mg of THC per serving – if using Cocoa Meds Chocolate Bite
CBD Content: approximately 25 mg of CBD per serving – if using Cocoa Meds CBD Chocolate Bar
3 cups of non-dairy milk
1 tbsp ground turmeric
1 tsp ground cinnamon or 1 cinnamon stick
¼ tsp ground ginger or 1 inch slice of fresh ginger
Pinch of ground black pepper
2 tbsp coconut oil
2 tbsp agave
1-2 tbsp raw cacao powder (optional)
1 Cocoa Meds Chocolate Bite (70 mg of THC) or 1 full Bar of Cocoa Meds CBD (160 mg CBD) chocolate
- In a medium sauce pan, add all ingredients except coconut oil, agave and chocolate. You can also whisk in raw cacao powder for a chocolatier beverage.
- Whisk ingredients and simmer on low for 5 minutes.
- Strain mixture.
- Add coconut oil and Cocoa Meds Bite and whisk until incorporated.
- Add agave to taste.
- Divide hot beverage into 4-5 cups.
- This beverage can be made ahead of time. Omit the coconut oil and Cocoa Meds Chocolate until it is time to reheat and serve.
Note: You could also divide Cocoa Meds Chocolate first then drop into an empty mug. Pour hot beverage and stir. This is a good idea if you and your friends want different dosage levels. THC and CBD content will vary depending on your choice of Cocoa Meds Chocolate.
This beverage contains 3 ingredients that are thought to be anti-inflammatory foods. Turmeric, ginger and cannabis may reduce inflammation.
A 2011 article published in a Dove Press Journal – Botanicals: Targets and Therapy compiled several studies on curcumin. Curcumin is the active ingredient in turmeric that is thought to inhibit inflammation. Turmeric has been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years yet only contains 3% curcumin. It is recommended to take a curcumin extract in order to experience long term benefits. In addition, curcumin cannot be absorbed into the body unless combined with black pepper.
Many studies have shown that ginger can be help improve cardiovascular health, inhibits bacterial growth, motion sickness, and is anti-inflammatory. The medicinal benefits of ginger are reviewed in another publication of Botanicals: Targets and Therapy .
“Ginger extract also inhibits the induction of several genes involved in encoding the inflammatory response proteins such as cytokines and chemokines, indicating that ginger modulates biochemical pathways which are activated due to chronic inflammation” – Grzanna R, Lindmark L, Frondoza CG
The study showed that subjects that were given daily doses of ginger showed a reduction in pro inflammatory factors, indicating that ginger could act as an anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory agent.
Cannabis is the final ingredient in this beverage that may help with inflammation. Many studies have shown that cannabis strains that are high in cannabidol (CBD) may help with inflammation. As a longtime cannaseur I have been using CBD to help relieve pain. In my opinion, dabbing, edibles and topical creams are most helpful when it comes to pain management.
In the morning, start with a Cocoa Meds Chocolate CBD bar to activate your cannabinoid receptors. Find cannabis infused topical salve and apply to affected area throughout the day. My favorite topical salve would be the thick mud type. Applying this to my carpel tunnel, arthritis or stomach cramps would make the pain go away instantly. Then take a section of Cocoa Meds Chocolate THC Bar edible to wind down.
Pain management through cannabis alone is not the answer. A healthy lifestyle is the primary factor in proactively managing inflammation. I have dedicated the past 4 years to living and learning how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Enjoying a plant based diet focused on whole foods that help the body function has helped in so many ways. Inflammation is down, energy is up and when I get the munchies I don’t feel guilty. Tenacity, patience and an open mind will help you rise to levels you never imagined.
Make yourself a cup of Cocoa Meds Chocolate Golden Milk, inhale the steam, give thanks and take a sip!
Disclaimer: Posts are made for getting the conversation going about the popular uses of cannabis. It is not intended to diagnose or make any medical claims.