By Steven Voser


There are countless ways to get creative with cannabis in the kitchen, and making blueberry weed smoothies has to be one of the simplest and tastiest. Since so many cannabis strains already boast natural berry-like aromas and flavours, combining weed with the slightly acidic yet sweet flavours of real blueberries is a no-brainer. Plus, there's no real cooking involved in the making of a smoothie, other than prepping some fruit and ingredients, making this a great starting point for beginner cannabis cooks.

What are you waiting for? Keep reading for a walkthrough on how to make delicious blueberry cannabis smoothies at home with ease.

Cannabis blueberry smoothie

An Introduction to Cannabis Blueberry Smoothies

Smoothies come in all varieties of exciting colours and flavours, and there's really no shortage of ingredients you can work into a smoothie recipe. Blueberries (along with other forest fruits) are a staple smoothie ingredient, elevating whatever base you add them to with their slightly acidic, subtly floral, and sweet berry flavour. Combine that with the earthy, musky, and sometimes fruity flavours of cannabis (as well as the plant's natural psychoactive kick), and you're in for a hell of a sensory journey.

However, note that cannabis blueberry smoothies don't have to be psychoactive. Depending on the kind of cannabis you use or how you work it into your recipe, you can enjoy weed smoothies without getting high. Below you'll find three simple blueberry smoothie recipes; one using hemp seeds, one using cannabis leaves, and one using THC or CBD tincture.

Why Drink Cannabis Blueberry Smoothies?

So, why choose blueberry weed smoothies over other types?

Rich in Nutrients
Blueberries are known to be rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, and have a plethora of potential health benefits. The cannabis plant, besides being known for its high, is just as nutritious. Hemp seeds, in particular, are a great source of plant-based protein, antioxidants, omega-3s, healthy fat and fibre, and more! Combine the power of hemp seeds and blueberries with fruit juice, yoghurt, or milk (dairy or non-dairy) in a smoothie, and you've got yourself a nutrient-packed, healthy drink you can enjoy at any time of the day.
Refreshing and Relatively Low in Sugar
Whether it's a hot summer day or you worked up a temperature at the gym, a smoothie is the perfect way to cool off. Plus, when made with natural ingredients like those mentioned here, a weed smoothie can keep you refreshed without the added sugars and calories of regular sports or soft drinks, and can even curb your hunger—perfect for health/weight-conscious weed lovers.
Great Post-Workout
Want to soothe your muscles after a hard workout? Cannabis-infused smoothies are perfect. When made with hemp seeds, blueberry weed smoothies pack a ton of natural protein, which is known to be a primary building block of muscle tissue. Moreover, if you make your weed smoothies with cannabis leaves (which are a good source of raw cannabinoids) or infuse them with THC or CBD, you'll also enjoy the naturally soothing effects of these compounds.
Vegetarian or Vegan
Blueberry weed smoothies are vegetarian and vegan-friendly. The smoothie recipes below are super versatile and can be made with a wide variety of vegetarian and vegan ingredients, such as non-dairy milks, vegetables, fruits, seeds, and much more!

The Benefits of Blueberries

Blueberries are considered a superfood, and for very good reason. Besides being absolutely delicious, they are naturally rich in a variety of vitamins and minerals. Specifically, blueberries have been shown to contain high concentrations of manganese, vitamin C, vitamin K, and dietary fibre. Moreover, blueberries (as well as some varieties of cannabis) are rich in anthocyanins—a pigment/flavonoid also found in acai, black currants, black raspberries, red cabbage, and more.

Besides giving these foods their distinct pink, purple, or black colour, anthocyanins have been shown to have antioxidant effects in vitro. So far, research suggests[1] that the anthocyanins found in blueberries may have a wide variety of positive effects on the body relating to cardiovascular health, weight management, and neuroprotection.

3 Unique Cannabis Blueberry Smoothie Recipes

Are you ready to harness the combined nutritional power of blueberries and cannabis? Below you'll find three super-simple blueberry weed smoothie recipes using cannabis seeds, leaves, and THC-rich tincture.

  • Hemp Seed Blueberry Weed Smoothie Recipe

Want to make a weed smoothie packed with nutritional power? This recipe is perfect. Made with delicious fresh or frozen blueberries and hemp seeds, this smoothie makes a great quick breakfast, easy lunch, or nutrient-rich snack. Also, since it's packed with natural plant protein, this blueberry hemp seed smoothie can make for the perfect post-workout treat.

Hemp seeds may be one of mankind's oldest food sources. Like blueberries and other superfoods, hemp seeds are naturally rich in a variety of essential nutrients, from vitamins and minerals to omega fatty acids and more[2].

Note: This recipe is best made with hemp seeds (which are produced and purchased in bulk, and perfect for use in foods such as smoothies), not cannabis seeds (which are more expensive and specially bred for cannabis cultivators and breeders). Hemp seeds are available unhulled (with their crunchy outer shell intact) or hulled (with the shell removed—also known as hemp hearts). Both can be used in this recipe; just keep in mind that unhulled seeds are crunchier and may contain extra fibre.

Ingredients & Equipment

  • Blender
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • 2 cups milk (dairy or non-dairy)
  • 1 cup frozen or fresh blueberries
  • 1 tbsp hemp seeds
  • Ice (optional)

Directions

  1. Measure out your ingredients.
  2. Combine all of your ingredients in a high-speed blender, and blitz them until everything is well combined. If your blender has a pulse function, use it to break apart the ingredients first to ensure a smoother smoothie! If you're using frozen berries, you may want to hold off on the ice, as it may make your smoothie more watery.

Note: This recipe makes one serving (i.e. one smoothie). If you're preparing several smoothies at once, multiply the ingredients and consider processing your hemp seeds separately first until they form a rich, smooth butter (similar to peanut butter). Then, add the rest of your ingredients into the blender and combine. This will ensure a smoother final product.

Hemp blueberry smoothie
  • Cannabis Leaf Blueberry Smoothie

Looking to get your daily fix of leafy greens? This smoothie recipe uses cannabis leaves for a vibrant green and super-nutritious[3] final product. We recommend using fan leaves (the large leaves that grow out of the main stems and branches of cannabis plants). Alternatively, you can also use sugar leaves in this recipe (the smaller leaves found on cannabis flowers). Just keep in mind that sugar leaves are more resinous and therefore naturally contain more cannabinoids and terpenes. Fan leaves, on the other hand, are also known as hemp microgreens and are known for being a great source of all essential amino acids, all while containing low amounts of THC, meaning you can enjoy them without getting high.

Ingredients & Equipment

  • Blender
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • 2 cups milk (dairy or non-dairy)
  • 1 cup frozen or fresh blueberries
  • ½ cup hemp leaves
  • Ice (optional)
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil (optional)

Directions

  1. Measure out your ingredients.
  2. Combine all of your ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Remember to avoid adding ice to your smoothie if you're already using frozen blueberries to prevent a runny final product.

Note: Cannabis fan and sugar leaves may contain terpenes and raw cannabinoid acids, such as THCA and CBDA. To help your body absorb more of these compounds, consider adding some coconut oil to your smoothie when processing it.

Cannabis leaf Blueberry smoothie
  • THC-Infused Blueberry Smoothie Recipe

If you're after a weed smoothie with a real kick, this is the recipe for you. If you want to enjoy the long-lasting and intense high of edible weed, infuse this smoothie with your favourite THC tincture. Alternatively, if you're looking for a non-intoxicating effect, consider using a THC-free tincture, such as CBD oil, for example.

Note: This recipe doesn't require decarboxylation, as cannabis tinctures contain already-activated cannabinoids.

Ingredients & Equipment

  • Blender
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • 2 cups milk (dairy or non-dairy)
  • 1 cup frozen or fresh blueberries
  • Ice (optional)
  • Cannabis tincture

Directions

  1. Measure out your ingredients. The amount of tincture you use will depend on its strength, as well as your desired effect. In general, we recommend using whatever standard dose is recommended by the tincture manufacturer, or less.
  2. Combine all of your ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.
THC Blueberry smoothie

How to Elevate Blueberry Weed Smoothies

The above recipes are a great starting point for making blueberry weed smoothies at home. However, remember that you can use virtually any ingredient to elevate these recipes further. Some great ingredients to try adding to these recipes include:

  • Chocolate: Is there anything that chocolate can't elevate? Try adding cocoa powder, chocolate hazelnut spread, or chocolate flakes to a milk-based smoothie for extra decadence.
  • Other fruits: Bananas, mangoes, other berries, kiwi, honeydew, watermelon, lychee, peaches, nectarine, and oranges are just some of the countless fruits that pair spectacularly well with blueberries in a smoothie. Fruit juices also make for a great light smoothie base.
  • Nuts, nut butter, and oats: Hemp seeds have a naturally nutty and oily flavour that blends seamlessly with the flavour of all kinds of cashews, pecans, almonds, and other types of nuts. Oats also make a great addition to smoothies, providing them with depth and a smoother, thicker consistency.
  • Milk, yoghurt, and their non-dairy alternatives: These make great bases for creamier, denser smoothies.
  • Green vegetables: Kale, celery, cucumber, spinach, and avocado make for a great addition to vibrant, fresh green smoothies.
  • Root vegetables: Beetroots, carrots, and sweet potatoes (cooked) are all packed with flavour and nutrients, making them a great addition to any weed smoothie.
  • Natural sweeteners: For a touch of extra sweetness and depth in your smoothie, try maple syrup, honey, dates, or stevia.
  • Herbs and spices: When used correctly and sparingly, herbs and spices such as mint, basil, dill, cilantro, parsley, turmeric, and even pepper can greatly enhance the flavour of your weed smoothies.

The Best Cannabis Strains for Making Smoothies

Wondering what weed strains are best suited for making smoothies? Consider the following options:

  • Large, leafy sativas with plenty of greens for making cannabis leaf smoothies. Shining Silver Haze, Power Flower, and Sour Diesel are all great-performing sativas from Royal Queen Seeds that produce a lot of foliage you can use in your cannabis leaf smoothies.
  • Exotic, terpene-rich varieties ideal for THC-infused smoothies. There's no shortage of terpene-rich varieties in our catalogue, and they can all make great additions to your homemade weed smoothies. Consider checking out Haze Berry for bold, berry terps that pair perfectly with blueberries, Apple Fritter for delicious sour apple and pastry flavours, or Sweet ZZ for sugary-sweet candy notes.

Start Making Delicious Weed Smoothies Today

Ready to enjoy delicious weed smoothies? Get started today with the simple recipes we've outlined here. But don't stop there—remember that the sky's the limit when it comes to making cannabis smoothies, so feel free to experiment as much as you want.

External Resources:
  1. Health Benefits of Blueberries and Their Anthocyanins https://www.sciencedirect.com
  2. Nutraceutical potential, phytochemistry of hemp seed https://www.sciencedirect.com
  3. Hemp microgreens as an innovative functional food https://www.sciencedirect.com
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