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Best Hemp-Based Drinks to Enjoy This Spring

Springtime is finally here! As the flowers start to bloom and the sun peeks out more and more, it’s time to start experimenting with some sweet, springy beverages to get yourself in the seasonal mood. Today, we’re putting a twist on some of our favorite classic drink recipes: hemp!


Below, you can find five delicious recipes for hemp-based drinks that you need to be trying this spring. After all, who wouldn’t want to enjoy a drink that not only tastes good but helps you feel great, too?

Strawberry Banana Hemp Milk


This first recipe is a great one for all members of your family— especially the ones who may not like dairy as much as others. This delicious strawberry banana hemp milk recipe comes from freshisreal.com.


Here’s what you’ll need to make them:


  • 1 cup of water

  • ½ cup of organic hemp hearts

  • 8 strawberries

  • ½ banana

  • 1 teaspoon of maple syrup

  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract

  • Pinch of sea or Himalayan salt


Serving Size: Two drinks

Prep Time: Five minutes


1. Collect your ingredients and a blender.

2. Blend all ingredients until everything is evenly mixed.

3. Pour the milk through a hand strainer or cheesecloth to rid the drink of any excess berries.

4. Pour into your favorite glasses and enjoy!


CBD Chocolate Latte


Calling all you chocolate coffee lovers! This one’s for you. This recipe comes directly from Warfighter Hemp, and it sure is a tasty, energizing one. Here’s everything you need to know about making this springtime hemp-based latte.


Ingredients:


  • 1 cup unsweetened milk

  • 1 tbsp raw cacao powder

  • 1 tbsp maple syrup

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • Pinch of Himalayan salt

  • Your favorite flavorings (examples include mint, cinnamon, cayenne, culinary lavender, or rose water)

  • 1/2 dropper of your favorite hemp-derived CBD oil (or more, depending on your tolerance)


Serving Size: Two drinks

Prep Time: 10 minutes


1. To start, you will need to place all of your ingredients--minus the CBD--into a medium-sized saucepan.

2. Then, bring the liquids to a boil over medium heat, stirring continuously to ensure no chunks or burns occur.

3. Once the mixture is beautifully blended, remove it from the heat and add your drop (or drops) of hemp CBD oil right into the liquid.

4. Now, pour your CBD-infused chocolate latte mix into your cups, garnish with some flowers, whipped cream, or whatever you want to feel fancy. All that’s left to do is enjoy!


Lavender Hemp Lemonade Cocktail


Perfect for when you’re relaxing by the pool or enjoying the sun outdoors, this lavender hemp lemonade cocktail is sure to enhance your spring days tenfold. If you’d prefer, you can make this drink sans alcohol and have a CBD-infused mocktail instead. The choice is yours! This is how you’ll craft Warfighter Hemp’s refreshing treat.


Ingredients:


  • 1½ cups cold water divided

  • ¼ cup raw honey

  • 1 tablespoon culinary-grade dried lavender

  • 4 ounces vodka (to make it a mocktail, substitute with club soda!)

  • 2 lemons, juice (about 6 tablespoons)

  • 30 mg of your favorite hemp-derived CBD oil

  • ¼ cup ice


Serving Size: Two drinks

Prep Time: 20 minutes


1. To make this hemp cocktail, you’ll have to start by creating the lavender syrup. To do this, you will ¾ cup of water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Once it is boiling, remove it from the heat and in the lavender and honey.

2. Allow this mixture to steep at least 12-15 minutes (but it can be longer depending on how strong a taste you want). After this, strain through cheesecloth or a fine-mesh strainer.

3. Grab a large cocktail shaker and combine the syrup, vodka (or club soda), lemon juice, CBD, and ice. Shake and add the remaining cold water. 4. Serve in your favorite cocktail glasses and garnish with lemon or lavender flowers. Now, just sit back, relax, and enjoy the springtime vibes.


Green “Brain Fuel” Smoothie


Are you looking to give your body a boost, all while sipping on a tasty smoothie? Well, then SimpleGreenSmoothies.com has the perfect recipe for you. This is how you’ll make your own hemp-based Brain Fuel smoothie.


Ingredients:


  • 1 ½ cups fresh spinach

  • 1 cup of unsweetened coconut water

  • 1 ripe pear

  • ½ cup of mango

  • ¼ avocado

  • 2 tablespoons of hemp heart


Serving Size: One drink

Prep Time: Five minutes


1. Collect all of your fresh ingredients and a blender.

2. Combine spinach and coconut water and blend until evenly mixed.

3. Add the remaining ingredients into the blender and continue mixing. You can choose to either blend in the hemp hearts or sprinkle them on top, depending on what you like most.

4. Pour into your favorite glass and enjoy the health benefits of this superfood-filled smoothie.


Hemp Ginger Beer


This final refreshing springtime hemp-based beverage comes from House of Wise. This hemp ginger beer is going to appeal to you and all your friends on the sunniest, warmest spring days. And with how easy it is to make, you’re going to want to sip on this infused beverage all spring (and summer) and long. Here’s how you’ll craft this tasty drink.


Ingredients:


  • Six cups of water

  • 2 tablespoons of your go-to hemp CBD oil

  • ½ lb. of ginger (peeled and sliced)

  • ½ cup of lemon juice

  • 1 cup of honey

  • 2 cups of seltzer

  • Ice

  • Optional: three shots of bourbon


Serving Size: Two drinks

Prep Time: 25 minutes


1. To make this hemp ginger beer, you need to start by pouring two cups of water into a medium saucepan. Place this pot over medium-high heat.

2. Once the water is boiling, add in your ginger.

3. After you’ve added the ginger, lower the heat down to a simmer and let it sit for 20 minutes.

4. Then, take the pan off the heat and add the lemon juice and honey. Stir well.

5. Wait for the mixture to cool down just a little, and then add in your desired CBD oil.

6. Take your mixture and pour it into a pitcher over ice. Then, add the remaining water, bourbon (if you want), and seltzer.

7. Pour it over ice into your favorite glass, and you’re ready to start sipping!