Munchie Monday: Hemp Brain Food – Wellicy

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As more consumers move toward using Hemp products, we are seeing interesting trends in food. A collective movement toward healthy consciousness has been seen since the uptick of covid-19.

Perhaps it was the media's portrayal of adults dying by the thousands that has made adults come face to face with the idea of their own mortality. 

Maybe it was nothing quiet so morbid, instead a combination of isolation, netflix, and a few weeks of the snack life that made everyone realize that bikini bods are looking more like dad bods this year.

Or maybe, like me, hemp lovers are just tired of eating hemp edibles as sweets. Though sweet treats like hemp brownies and gummies are nice to have, CBD users who have to dose everyday can become tired of the same sweet, several times a day.

A leaning toward healthy aware canna creations has been on the scene for a while. Is this because Hemp users are more healthy concerned by there peer counter part? Or is it because some of CBD edible meals are just damn yummy, no matter the ingredients?

Personally, I have to be diet aware to not flair my symptoms anymore than my life and body already do. Keeping my weight in check also helps be live a more balanced lifestyle. CBD contribute to this in many ways, particularly when I pair it with health smart foods, because some data is to solid to ignore.

The healthy benefits of fish in your daily diet include aiding your brain function, lowering risk of heart attack, and decreasing risk of depression, ADHD, Alzheimers disease, Dementia, and preventing inflammation that is caused by arthritis.

I use Hemp products to help from the inflammation I have, and pairing them with fish is a wonderful way to get the benefits from Omega-3 fatty acids, vtiamins D, B2 (riboflavin), and calcium.

Not to mention Fish is a yummy protein, and you rarely hear me object to eating fish.

Sushi, Mahi Mahi, and tuna salad are all popular choices in my household. In this segment of Munchie Monday, I want to share not one, but three recipes with you and take closer look at the current research into Hemp and CBD on your brain!

Making hemp butter and coconut oil from raw flower is something I do often, but honestly my life does not allow me to make it by the pound all the time.

That's why even though I cook with Hemp flower products like Urb and Pinnacle Hemp, I still purchase CBD products like tinctures.

I travel often, and even when I don't severe pain, busy schedules, or last minute gatherings mean I don't always cook at home. I still try to make health smart decisions, even with no kitchen access.

My consumption method is often an edible because I love the strong body effects I get. Full spectrum CBD tinctures are the most effective for me because of the Entourage Effect.

The Entourage Effect is when the CBD in hemp flower works synergistically with other cannabinoids in the hemp plant. CBD, CBG, CBN, Terpenes, and other compounds in the hemp plant are more effective when taking together.

Sushi is a fantastic way to get the brain and health benefits associated with fish, it also provides portion control. This quick recipe below use the benefits of full spectrum hemp products and can even be adapted when grabbing a quick sushi lunch that's pre-made.

Hemp Sushi

Homemade Hemp Sushi with CBD Sushi rice and dosed unagi sauce

Sushi dates back to Southeast Asia before spreading to China and Japan in the 8th century. Sushi has been hailed for helping manage weight, being full in antioxidants, Omega 3 Fatty acids, and even helping aid in muscle repair and boosting your immunity.

Personally, I've enjoyed many social gatherings over sushi, whether in my travels to Japan or in America. Fresh, quality ingredients are key to having great tasting sushi.

Raw fish and certain types of fish should be avoided if you are pregnant or have certain health conditions. If you prefer cooked fish, replacing the raw protein with shrimp tempura, eel or smoked salmon allows for a cooked choice.

One thing I love about sushi is the variety. No matter how picky an eater, most people can find something they'd like to try on a sushi menu. Recently, I decided it was time to try to make my own sushi (and while I'm certainly no professional) I was pleased that this endeavor was nowhere near as hard as I imagined.

A trip to my local Asian market provided plenty of inspiration for this fun recipe. Making a large batch of sushi rice, and pre-cutting ingredients will change this recipe from a quaint date night to a large hand's on dinner party with friends (one day 2020, one day).

Sushi Rice

The authentic Japanese standard for sushi rice uses short-grain Japanese rice. The consistency and flavor are different than typical long-grain rice. A higher moisture content is what gives Japanese rice the stickiness and bite that give sushi it's wonderful texture.

An important step of cooking sushi rice is washing it and rinsing it. Wash and rinse the rice and allow it to soak for at least 30 minutes so your rice will have a more authentic texture when cooked.

Ingredients

Step 1: Wash and rinse your rice, discarding the water. Repeat 3-4 times.

Step 2: Soak the rice for 30 minutes.

Step 3: Bring rice to a boil over medium heat, try not to lift the lid so it will have a sticky texture. Once the water is boiling, turn the heat to low and cook for 12-14 minutes or until the water is absorbed. Allow to stand for 10 minutes with the heat off.

Step 4: Fluffing your rice will give it a lighter consistency.

Step 5: Combine rice vinegar, sugar, and salt in a small saucepan and bring it to a boil over a medium heat. Whisk until the sugar is completely dissolved.

Step 6: When the rice is cooked transfer to a bowl. Mix the Rice Seasoning into the rice. Add your preffered CBD oil and cover with a damp towel until ready to use.

1 cup raw rice will make two cups cooked rice. Per 1 cup rice use 1 1/4 cups water for 3 cups rice use 3 3/4 cups.

Lindsey at Lee Lee's market Shopping for the Wellicy Munchie Monday Hemp blog CBD Edibles

While your sushi rice is cooking and cooling, prep the other ingredients for your sushi. I lucked up and found some great Unagi (frozen eel) and already prepped shrimp at my local Asian Market. 

Sweet haul of Ingredients from my local Asian Market CBD blog Hemp life CBD edibles

For this sushi we wanted to keep it simple, so I cut up cucumber and avocado into slices. When rolling your sushi, make sure you spread the rice thin but that it is firmly packed, so when you slice your sushi roll your rice doesn't fall out everywhere.

I used a kitchen towel on top of my cutting board and layered a roll of plastic wrap to help tightly roll the sushi.

I watched a few videos on YouTube on how to roll sushi and shape rice, and just jumped in. 

I think we did surprisingly well. 

Hemp Sushi Full spectrum Sushi Rice CBD dosed Sushi sauces

Another quick option, if you don't have the time or resources to roll your own sushi is to dose your soy sauce.

Dosing my soy sauce on the go with wellicy full spectrum CBD oil

Soy sauce  is super easy to dose, even on the go, just dose it in the lid to your sushi container.

Mahi Mahi with Delta-8 Pineapple Salsa

Mahi Mahi with Delta 8 thc Pineapple salsa CBD fish munchie monday hemp brain food

Mahi Mahi is another fish I love with great health benefits. Delta-8 is exploding on the CBD scene, and it's easy to see why. The full body effects are amazing, and there is even research that this Hemp product may work much better for those who get anxious when using Delta-9-thc.

The rule of thumb from edible consumption to feeling full effects is two hours. However, since the beginning of my wellness journey I  have found it is not unusual for Canna-edibles to take upwards of four hours for full effect. Personally, I sit around the 3-5 hour mark.

Because I have all day pain, I schedule my CBD doses around meal times. Rarely, in my home, will someone let me forget it's meal time so it is a great time to dose my hemp products regularly.

This Delta-8-thc Pineapple Salsa is a yummy treat that you can serve on top of grilled Mahi Mahi, it also goes great with a steak or alone (hello, leftovers for breakfast).

Delta-8-thc is actually one product that does not take four hours for me to feel the effects. While some consumers may feel Delta-8 nano drops in half an hour, I sit around the one hour mark. Urb's Delta-8-thc is Nano Formulated and water soluble. 

Urb Delta 8 thc nano drops

That means for people with absorption problems, they are more likely to absorb more of the Delta-8 in their systems. For me, it also means feeling relief fast. Something other products haven't given me. If you have tried CBD before and didn't get great results from a tincture, I encourage you to look at what carrier oils your tincture is made of.

MCT, VG,PG, and water soluble solutions all have an impact on absorption and it is completely possible that your body isn't effectively processing the carrier oil, leaving you wanting better results.

Ingredients

  • 1 can pineapple tid bits, drained
  • 1 can black beans, drained
  • 1-4 jalapeno's, seeded and diced (depending on your spicy preference)
  • 1 handful cilantro, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lime
  • Urb Delta-8-thc - I used Let's Mango

In a large bowl combine the Pineapple, blueberries, jalapenos, cilantro, garlic, and the juice of one lime. Add a pinch of salt and pepper. Mix and chill in the fridge one hour or up to 3 days.

When ready to serve, add in your Delta-8-thc. I used 4mL for the entire bowl, because I had four adults eating this meal.

It is easy to serve this salsa on the side, and allow everyone to dose their meal individually, but I have real feelings about "too many cooks in the kitchen", so I gather my guests consumption preferences before meals.

While the Salsa is chilling in the fridge, it is time to cook the Mahi Mahi.

Grilling is my favorite way, but alas, weather does not always cooperate with our plans, so I baked this meal.

Ingredients

  • 4 fillets of Mahi Mahi
  • 4 Tablespoons Jerk seasoning
  • 4 Jalepenos - sliced
  • 8 Cherry tomatoes - halved
  • 2 onions- quartered
  • 2 Lemons
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Step 1: Preheat oven to 425° F

Step 2: Place Mahi Mahi on a covered baking dish, squeeze lemon over fillets. Season liberally with Jerk Seasoning.

Step 3: Arrange jalepenos, tomatoes, and onions around fish, tossing in a small amount of extra virgin olive oil.

Step 4: Bake at 425°F for 25 minutes, until fish is cooked and veggies are done.

Serve the Mahi Mahi immediately with Delta-8-thc Pineapple salsa.

Hemp Tuna Salad

Hemp Tuna Salad Full spectrum, broad spectrum, CBD isolate tuna salad quick hemp meal prep

Another quick and easy hemp brain food recipe is Hemp Tuna Salad. Easy to prepare ahead of time, this makes a great quick lunch or easy dinner after a long day.

Ingredients:

In a container mix the drained tuna, chopped eggs, and onions. Make your tuna as you prefer, I like mine with more mustard than mayo. If you don't prefer either your CBD tincture will help combine the tuna, egg, and onion.

Serve over salad, bread or a wrap. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.

Final Thoughts

I hope these three yummy fish recipes help show how super easy it is to incorporate CBD tinctures into your food this week!

In combination with a healthy balanced diet, Hemp products help me manage my pain from chronic inflammation.

If there is a Hemp Recipe you would like featured on our blog, please reach out to us! At Wellicy, customer education is our number one priority, including helping you find CBD that fits in with your unique needs.

If you have more questions or concerns about whether Hemp products, such as Delta-8-thc, are an appropriate fit for your wellness routine, feel free to email Lindsey@wellicy.com or Hello@wellicy.com, or talk to your health care provider.