RVD’s Nutrition Tip #1– CBD Smoothie

short glass cup filled with a smoothie set on a wooden cutting board with there slices of banana in coins and a wooden spoon with dried oats spilling onto a blue placemat with banners and another smoothie in the background

CBD Promotes Weight Loss

If you haven’t tried CBD in your smoothie, give it a try. According to healthline.com, “[CBD] may boost metabolism and reduce food intake…, may promote ‘browning’ of fat cells…,[and] marijuana use is associated with lower body weight.” While results for metabolism reduction were performed on animals, (and more human trials are needed) the results showed CBD in the system reduces the desire to eat less food. 

Results also showed how CBD helps in converting white fat to brown. White fat is the form in which energy is stored in our bodies. When we have too much of it, it can lead to chronic illnesses like diabetes and heart disease. Our bodies, however, can convert white fat to brown when we exercise, get enough sleep, and take ice-baths, but after you hit midlife, that may  not be enough. CBD, as test results showed, can boost the system’s conversion of white fat to brown, and reduces the hunger urge. 

After Intense Workouts, CBD Helps Recover

As any “weekend warrior” will attest, if you don’t commit to regular exercise your body takes a beating. However, even when you do incorporate regular fitness into your routine, you still may feel like trash after a tough workout.  Nobody knows how to recover better than RVD.  For thirty years, he pushed his body to the limit day after day. And, day after day he bounced back. How? CBD.

Man in a dark grey jacket and hat pouring a smoothie into a clear glass

Intense workouts can cause microscopic tears in your muscle tissue, which stimulates muscle growth as cells repair the tears. Essentially it’s what you want, to build stronger muscle tissue, but achy joints and sore muscles don’t feel good, as RVD can testify to. CBD when either taken sublingually (under the tongue)with a tincture or rubbed directly on the spot with a topical, can reduce joint inflammation, pain, and the post-workout aches. 

Meal Replacements–Why Choose a CBD Smoothie?

When you make your own smoothie at home, not only can you avoid junk food and save money, but you can customize this mega-healthy meal to your nutritional needs.  We can’t say it enough, no two bodies are the same, so no two people need the exact nutritional combo.  

With hundreds of dietary supplements out there, why not tailor your meal to make you feel your best? Adding CBD tincture oil (drops) can double the benefits to your smoothie, by reducing your hunger, giving you the boost you need for pain relief, anxiety, and the list goes on. Try these other add-ins to get the most bang for your buck.

Smoothie Add-ins for RVD’s Nutrition Boost

  • Hemp Seeds- are a high source of protein (approximately 3 grams per tablespoon) and also contain polyunsaturated fats
  • RVDCBD Oil– is packed with broad Spectrum cannabinoids which help ……
    • MCT Oil– are a medium-chain triglyceride which means because of its small size it is absorbed faster by the body than other fats, and are believed to provide energy more so than stored as fat. 
  • Cacao Powder– Cacao beans (not chocolate), can be ground into a bittersweet powder packed with flavonoids believed to help reduce blood pressure.
  • Matcha– Green Tea concentrate powder, is loaded with antioxidants which fight inflammation plus 1 tsp = approximately 70 mg of caffeine too.
  • Fish Oil– the famous omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).
  • Flaxseeds– plant based source of omega-3 fatty acids, alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), but if you don’t grind them you don’t benefit from them.
  • Maca Root Powder– 1 tablespoon = 2 grams of Protein and 1 gram of fiber plus iron, calcium, and potassium.
  • Chia Seeds– (a smoothie thickener) 1 tablespoon = 5 grams of fiber and 2 grams of protein also with small amounts of Calcium and Iron.
  • Probiotics-live microorganisms that promote healthy digestive function; look for bifidobacterium, lactobacillus, or saccharomyces.
  • Spices
    • Ginger– soothes nausea and osteoarthritis symptoms
    • Turmeric-may help prevent Alzheimers
    • Cinnamon– may help reduce glucose levels 
  • Spirulina– algae, 60-70% pure protein, studies also have shown it reduces seasonal allergies and improves cholesterol.
  • Fiber
    • Acacia Powder– Aids in digestion and cholesterol
    • Metamucil– adds a boost of fiber
woman wearing yoga tank top and pants holding a smoothie up

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

~ Lao Tzu

Recipes

Fresh N’ Fruity Blue-ber Lemon Smoothie

  • 1/2 cup 2%milk (Almond, Soy, whatever Milk)
  • 1/2 cup Vanilla Greek Yogurt (This is lighter, less sugar, and more protein- it’s worth the higher price-so SPLURGE)
  • 1 teaspoon of Lemon Zest, or REALLemon Crystals 
  • A squeeze of Lemon juice (approx. 1 tbsp)
  • 1 tsp honey 
  • RVDCBD Oil 1ml per serving AND/OR adjust to your personal preference or preferred dosage
  • 1/2 cup of blueberries (frozen for ice cream effect)
  • Garnish with a mint sprig, or just drink the damn thing

No Workin’ Alotta Pina-colada

  • 1/2 Cup VANILLA Greek Yogurt (This is lighter, less sugar, and more protein- it’s worth the higher price-so SPLURGE)
  • RVDCBD Oil 1ml per serving AND/OR adjust to your personal preference or preferred dosage
  • Squeeze of lime Juice
  • 1 Cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1/4 Cup Coconut milk

This Aint Yo Grand-Mama’s Pie

  • 1/2 Cup skim milk (Almond, Soy, whatever Milk)
  • 1/2 Cup VANILLA Greek Yogurt (This is lighter, less sugar, and more protein- it’s worth the higher price-so SPLURGE)
  • Honey 1 tsp
  • RVDCBD Oil 1ml per serving AND/OR adjust to your personal preference or preferred dosage
  • 1/2 Cup cooked (and cooled) or soaked oats
  • 1 small fuji apple cored and chopped (really any apple will work, fuji’s are just sweeter)
  • pinch of cinnamon

Mocha Gonna Love This Latte-Smoothie

  • 3/4 Cup brewed chilled coffee (fresh ground is always better)
  • 1 tsp powdered espresso
  • 1/2 Cup VANILLA Greek Yogurt (This is lighter, less sugar, and more protein- it’s worth the higher price-so SPLURGE)
  • 2 tsp of cocoa powder or (1 tsp Cacao powder-remember this is bitter so add a tsp of honey too)
  • 1/4 peeled and sliced banana 
  • 1/2 Cup of ice cubes
  • RVDCBD Oil 1ml per serving AND/OR adjust to your personal preference or preferred dosage

Tips to Making a Great Tasting Smoothie

If you are a first time smoothie chef, here are a couple tips to producing a meal replacement you will be returning back to over and over. 

  • First of all, add your core liquids first. 
  • Start your blender at a lower speed. 
  • Gradually add your produce and any add-ins. 
    • If you’re using extra ripened produce (for extra sweetness and flavor)  add a bit of extra water, as the fruits and veggies  tend to lose water content as the food breaks down into sugars over time. 
  • If you want a slushy or creamier texture, try frozen fruit and veggies instead of ice (more quality less quantity). 
  • Keep a spatula handy to wipe down the blender sides, so all the ingredients are fully incorporated into that smooth texture it’s named after, and increase the speed.
  • When the texture is near perfect, cold and ready for consumption, don’t forget to add your CBD drops. Your body and brain will thank you.

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