Cooking with CBD Oil: Recipes, Tips & More

If you’re looking for ways to incorporate CBD oil into your cooking routine, you’re in luck! It’s so easy to add CBD oil to your favorite dishes, drinks, dressings, and desserts. By following a few simple tips, you can elevate your everyday life!

We’ve compiled a list of tips for cooking with CBD oil, as well as some simple recipes to help you begin to experiment cooking with CBD oil!

Tips for Cooking with CBD Oil

Don’t Heat It

CBD oil should not be heated over direct heat. (So don’t use it to fry an egg.) You can gently heat CBD oil if necessary, but it’s best used in dishes or dressings that don’t require heat.

Incorporate a Fat

You’ll achieve optimal results cooking with CBD oil if you use it in recipes that already contain a source of fat, like butter, milk, or coconut oil. This way you will be sure your body is able to get all of the CBD goodness.

Add it to Your Recipe Staples

We’ve provided some simple recipes below, but the easiest way to incorporate CBD oil into your cooking is to find creative ways to put it into things you already make on a regular basis. Do you prefer oatmeal for breakfast? Mix it in! Or maybe you enjoy a cup of tea before bed? Stir in some oil! Make it your own, and don’t be afraid to experiment!

CBD Oil Recipes

Morning Smoothie

Drink this smoothie in the morning for breakfast, after a workout, or in the afternoon to beat those two-o-clock cravings. You’ll get a good dose of protein, greens, and, of course, CBD!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup berries (strawberries, blueberries, etc.)
  • ½ cup liquid (water, milk, or juice)
  • 1 cup greens (spinach and kale work well)
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter (or your preferred nut/seed butter)
  • Your preferred dosage of CBD Oil
  • Optional: tablespoon each of chia, flax, and/or hemp seeds

How To

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth. Add more liquid if needed.

Coffee

For those of us who need a little extra boost of energy and calm in the morning, CBD coffee is the way to go. (Our partner Danielle Bernstein of WeWoreWhat uses our Mint CBD Oil in her morning cup!) We created our own special cup of coffee, for when you want an extra-special morning.

Ingredients

  • 8oz coffee (fresh or cold brew, or sub 1oz espresso)
  • Milk (half and half, heavy cream, or a non-dairy milk)
  • Your preferred dosage of CBD Oil

How To

  1. Using a frother*, whip your milk and CBD Oil together until it becomes frothy.
  2. Slowly add your frothed milk to your coffee.
  3. Sprinkle cinnamon or cocoa on top for that café feeling!

*Note: If you don’t have a frother, you can use a whisk, or put your creamer in a french press and plunge up and down until it reaches your desired consistency. Also note that alt-milks will not foam as much.

Pesto

Homemade pesto can be put on almost anything—shrimp, veggies, pasta, chicken, pizza... the list goes on. Whip up a batch at the beginning of the week, so you have it on hand for those nights you don’t know what to cook! 

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup pine nuts or walnuts
  • 2 cups fresh basil
  • 4 cloves of garlic, peeled
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese (can sub nutritional yeast if vegan or lactose intolerant)
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 4 droppers-full of CBD Oil

How To

  1. Pulse all ingredients except olive oil and CBD oil in a food processor.
  2. With the food processor running, slowly drizzle in olive oil until incorporated.
  3. With the processor still running, add in your CBD Oil.
  4. Eat fresh, and refrigerate the leftovers. Will keep for up to a week in the fridge!

Salad Dressing

Spice up your lunch hour with this easy and healthy vinaigrette. Make a big batch at the beginning of the week, store it in a glass jar, and drizzle it on your leafy greens throughout the week!

Ingredients

  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup vinegar (red wine and balsamic are two great options)
  • 2 tablespoons mustard (reduce to 1 tablespoon if you don’t like mustard)
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced or grated
  • 1–2 tablespoons maple syrup or honey
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (reduce if you’re sensitive to spice)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: nutritional yeast, chopped fresh herbs

How To

  1. Add all ingredients in a large bowl. Whisk to combine.
  2. Store in a glass jar in the fridge for up to a week. This dressing will naturally separate, so shake before using!

Whipped Cream

Top your favorite dessert—cake, pie, ice cream, cheesecake, pudding, or fresh fruit—with a dose of CBD-infused whipped cream!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream (sub one 15oz can coconut cream if vegan or lactos intolerant)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • A few droppers-full of CBD Oil
  • Optional: 1–2 tablespoons of sugar

How To

  1. Add all ingredients to a large chilled bowl.
  2. Using a hand mixer or whisk, whip the cream until stiff peaks form.
  3. Dollop or spread on your favorite dessert!