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Cannabis Milk

Cannabis milk is suitable for everyone – even for vegans as it is made of cannabis seeds blended with water. The resulting creamy mixture has an exquisite, nutty flavor, and, what is more, this alternative to cow’s milk is much easier to digest.

Many people are unsure whether cannabis milk is made of cannabis buds that contain psychotropic substances. It is not. This milk is made of cannabis seeds that are legally available.

Some people may still be worried about this beverage containing THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). In fact, cannabis seeds contain only trace amount of this psychoactive substance which means that the milk cannot have any intoxicating effects.

A different case is the milk made of dried buds cooked in regular milk and butter – this drink obviously contains psychoactive THC and it may have (depending on the amount of cannabinoids present in the plant material) strong intoxicating effects. But let’s get back to cannabis milk made of seeds.


Nutrition Facts

The whole cannabis plant, seeds included, has a significant nutritional value. The following amount of nutrients is present in a single cup of cannabis milk:

  • 900 mg omega-3 fatty acids
  • 2800 mg omega-6 fatty acids
  • all 10 essential amino acids
  • 4 g easily digestible protein
  • 46 % of the recommended daily intake of calcium
  • 0 % of cholesterol
  • potassium
  • phosphorus
  • magnesium
  • riboflavin
  • vitamin A
  • vitamin E
  • vitamin B12
  • folic acid
  • vitamin D
  • iron
  • zinc

This extensive list shows us that cannabis milk is rich in protein and it is also a significant source of the rare gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). This beverage also contains omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, folic acid and vitamins A, E and B12. It is a source of a great amount of magnesium, potassium and iron, which are the basic components of healthy diet and which ensure the proper functioning of the immune system.

Beneficial Effects of Cannabis Milk:

  • boosts the immune system
  • improves skin quality, strengthens hair and nails
  • supports cardiac health
  • increases brain activity
  • contains anti-inflammatory substances and improves blood circulation

An Easy and Fast Recipe to Prepare Cannabis Milk at Home

Even though it is possible to buy cannabis milk in some health-food stores, it is quite expensive – so if you are confident enough in the kitchen, you can try to make it on your own.

For making your own cannabis milk you need: half a cup of shelled raw cannabis seeds and about half a liter of drinking water. You should also prepare a piece of cloth for final filtration.

Blend the seeds with water for approximately three minutes. When you have a fine mixture filter it through the cloth – and your milk is ready for serving. To achieve the best taste serve chilled. You can keep this beverage in a fridge for up to three days.

Great Alternative

If you are looking for a vegetable alternative to milk and you have already had enough of rice, almond, oat and coconut milk, you should definitely try this cannabis milk out. It is full of nutrients and its taste is delicious.

Also, keep in mind that even if you do not become a fan of this milk, you can still reach directly for the seeds – they are considered to be a superfood, and everyone aiming at a healthy diet should consider including them in their menu.



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