Chocolate and Cannabis Light: two tasty recipes for using Easter eggs

Easter has just passed and you have a lot of leftover chocolate from eggs? Don’t let it go to waste! With a bit of creativity, you can turn it into delicious recipes with chocolate and Cannabis Light! Yes, you read that right! We present you with two recipes that combine the rich taste of chocolate with a light touch of hemp for a unique culinary experience. As menioned in thearticle on CBD in nutrition, enjoying light hemp through food ensures a intense and lasting effect that other forms of intake do not provide.

Chocolate and Light Cannabis:  “the perfect chemical couple”

Hundreds of years ago, indigenous cultures in the Americas used both  cannabis  and chocolate ceremonially, thus establishing an ancient relationship between these two substances. Cannabis is renowned for its therapeutic properties, while chocolate contains theobromine, an alkaloid that acts as a natural stimulant, promoting good mood. When combined, cannabis and chocolate can generate a synergistic effect, enhancing the effects of cannabis and offering an extremely enjoyable taste experience.

Cannabis contains at least 113 unique chemical compounds, known as cannabinoids. Among the most renowned are THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol), the main psychoactive component of the plant, and CBD (cannabidiol), a non-psychoactive compound known for its therapeutic properties. When we consume cannabinoids, they interact with our body’s endocannabinoid system, which consists primarily of two types of receptors activated by cannabinoids like THC and CBD (read this article  to discover the difference).

But what’s the connection with chocolate? 

Actually, there is a connection! In 1996, a study  published in the scientific journal “Nature” suggested that chocolate might contain some of the cannabinoids naturally produced by our body. This theory was based on anandamide, a lipid and “endocannabinoid” naturally produced by the human brain, which chocolate – being naturally rich in fats – could emulate by containing chemically and pharmacologically similar lipids. 

To explore this hypothesis, scientists tested three different varieties of cocoa produced by three different companies to study their chemical composition. They found that within the cocoa powder, there were three main components: anandamide, N-oleoyl ethanolamine, and N-linoleoyl ethanolamine. The scientists primarily focused on the latter two, discovering that they might have effects similar to some cannabinoids, either mimicking anandamide or increasing its levels in the brain.

Additionally, other research has indicated that some compounds present in chocolate, such as theobromine, might induce the brain to produce more anandamide, commonly referred to as the “bliss molecule” for its chemical resemblance to THC and its ability to produce euphoria. So, combining cannabis and chocolate could amplify the mood-enhancing effects of both substances. 

Cannabis Light Brownies

Ingredients for 8 people:

  • 100 grams of butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • Half a cup of flour
  • 200 grams of dark chocolate (leftover from Easter eggs)
  • 4 grams of Cannabis Light
Preparation:

  • Preheat the oven: Turn on the oven and preheat it to 120°C. This will give the oven time to reach the right temperature while you prepare the batter.
  • Melt the butter and chocolate: In a pan, melt the butter together with the chocolate over low heat, stirring gently until you get a smooth mixture.
  • Prepare the batter: In a bowl, beat the eggs with the sugar and add the flour, stirring until you get a smooth batter. You can use a blender to simplify the process.
  • Add the Cannabis Light and chocolate: Finely chop the Cannabis Light and add it to the mixture along with the melted chocolate. Mix well to evenly distribute the ingredients.
  • Bake: Pour the mixture into a baking dish and bake at 120°C for about 60 minutes. You can check the doneness by inserting the tip of a knife into the center of the brownie; if it comes out clean, it’s ready.
  • Serve and enjoy: Once baked, let the brownie cool before serving. You can pair it with a scoop of ice cream for a delightful contrast or add diced almonds or powdered sugar for a more refined presentation.
  • Experiment: Cannabis Light brownies are highly customizable. You can add more chocolate, fresh fruit like strawberries, or even a dollop of whipped cream for an extra indulgent touch.

Cannabis Light Hot Chocolate

Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of coconut oil
  • 200 ml of whole milk
  • 50 grams of dark chocolate
  • 2 grams of cannabis (buds or hashish)
  • Strainer
Preparation:
  • Finely chop the Cannabis Light buds, using a grinder or coffee grinder to achieve the finest consistency possible.
  • After grinding the Cannabis Light, proceed to melt the chocolate in a pot together with milk, sugar, and a teaspoon of coconut oil. The coconut oil plays a crucial role as it helps bind the cannabinoids to fats, thus enhancing the absorption of the effects of Cannabis Light.
  • Once the chocolate has completely melted, add ground cannabis to the mixture and cook it on low heat for at least 30 minutes. It is essential to stir the mixture regularly to prevent the cannabis from sticking to the pot.
  • After 30 minutes, strain the drink through a fine strainer to separate the ground Cannabis Light from the hot chocolate. At this point, the light cannabis hot chocolate is ready to be enjoyed.
  • To complete the preparation, add a dollop of whipped cream, cinnamon, nutmeg or vanilla extract to enrich the chocolate flavor.

A gentle and relaxing experience

These two recipes are a treat for chocolate and Cannabis Light lovers, and with a light hemp twist, they are perfect for a sweet and relaxing experience. So instead of letting the chocolate from your Easter eggs go to waste, turn it into something special with these homemade light cannabis cakes. Have fun and enjoy your tasty recipes! Do you know other ways to reuse chocolate from Easter eggs by combining it with products from NativaCBD? Let us know in the comments!

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