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These Recipes That Are Rich in THCV Are Perfect for Weight Loss

April 9, 2021 10:30 am ET
These Recipes That Are Rich in THCV Are Perfect for Weight Loss

Cannabidiol (CBD) has gained its fame from being a medical wonder, while Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) received its glory from its intoxicating and pain-reducing effects and now… Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV) is gaining stature as a weight-loss wonder. THCV has appetite-suppressing properties, which goes against the general association between consuming cannabis and getting the “munchies”. The truth is that cannabis strains high in THCV can be used to encourage weight loss in a safe and efficient manner. Let’s have a quick overview of THCV as the cannabinoid you need before we dive into some delicious and nutritious edible recipes rich in THCV to make that encourage weight loss

A Quick Overview of THCV as an Appetite Suppressant 

THCV shares a similar structure to THC, however, THCV acts as an appetite suppressant, which means it alleviates your desire to eat. Additionally, THCV blocks the receptors that respond to THC, which means that you are less likely to have intoxicating effects. According to research, THCV can suppress your appetite because it blocks the CB1 receptor which ultimately “reduces the appetite”. If you would like to find more about THCV as an appetite suppressant, please feel free to read “Exploring THCV: The Energizing and Appetite Suppressing  Cannabinoid”. 

Healthy Recipes Rich in THCV

Whatever your reason for wanting to lose weight, remember that the first and most efficient way of attaining your goal, is by eating better for your body. It may seem contradictory to combine cooking with an appetite suppressant THCV, however, with these recipes, you will be able to incorporate the cannabinoid into your nutritious diet without having to inhale it or take it as medication. Good food for your body can also be really tasty, with the added THCV into your meal, that persistent pecking and snacking is sure to see its end. 

If I’ve caught your interest, then there are a couple of steps you should know about if you want to incorporate THCV into your meal. 

Step 1: Selecting the Right Strain

Since THCV is a cannabinoid, it is important to select cannabis strains with a high quantity of THCV. The cannabinoid is somewhat a rare strain, fortunately, there are a couple of strains specifically bred for its THCV content. When you’re looking for strains high in THCV, keep your eyes out for these popular ones: Tangie, Girl Scout Cookies, Durban Poison, Jack the Ripper, Dutch Treat, Skunk #1, and Dogs Varin and Willie Nelson. Of which, the last two are specifically bred for THCV. 

Step 2: The Cannabis Oil/Butter

Now that you have selected and purchased your THCV strain, you will want to turn the cannabis flower (the bud) into a cannabis oil or butter so that it may be easier to cook with. Personal preference leans towards coconut oil as the base for the cannabis coconut oil because of the better health benefits. Here are two of our favorite recipes for making cannabis oil and butter:  How to Make Cannabutter – 5 Simple Steps for this Recipe and Infuse Anything with this Simple Cannabis Coconut Oil Recipe

Step 3: Get Cooking, Good Looking

Changing your diet from junk and sugary foods to a healthy diet can be challenging. Cooking healthy meals make it easier and more enjoyable. So without further adieu, let’s get into those recipes- all of which are servings for 1-2 people. 

Breakfast Recipes:

Banana Protein Flapjacks 

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2 eggs (or ½ cup avocado)
  • 10g dried coconut 
  • 1 scoop of protein powder (optional)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp coconut cannabis oil
  • Topping ideas: strawberries, blueberries, nuts or and chia seeds. 
Directions
  1. Peel and then mash the banana.
  2. Mix eggs with mashed banana. 
  3. Add protein powder, cinnamon, dried coconut, and cannabis coconut oil. 
  4. Grease pan on medium heat. 
  5. Pour mix into the pan and cook the bottom side and then flip to cook the other side. Bubbles forming then popping is a good sign that the bottom is near done and ready to flip. 
  6. Take the flapjack(s) out of the pan and add toppings of your choice.

Lunch Recipes: 

Basil Walnut Pesto Pasta

  • 100g dried pasta, such as spaghetti.
  • 15g cannabis coconut oil
  • 5g grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled. 
  • ½ cup fresh basil leaves
  • 5g walnuts
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp salt
Directions
  1. Boil a pot of salted water and then add the pasta. Cook as per pasta pack instructions.
  2. While pasta is cooking, prepare the basil walnut pesto. Blend all remaining ingredients in a mixer to your preferred texture (a little chunky or smooth). Ensure all ingredients are well blended together and it should resemble a pasta sauce. 
  3. Once pasta is cooked, drain it and then combine the pesto with the pasta. Serve immediately. 

Snack Recipes: 

Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

  • 2 cups diced strawberries
  • 1 cup coconut sugar or ⅔ cup of agave 
  • ½  cup of cannabis butter 
  • 350 ml of coconut milk or any other milk alternative
  • Additional 1 cup milk or milk alternative
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • A pinch of salt
Directions
  1. Place strawberries in a bowl with half of the sugar. Let it sit for 15 minutes. 
  2. Combine the (melted) cannabis butter with 350ml of milk and mix thoroughly. This serves as a healthier heavy cream alternative. 
  3. Combine strawberry mixture with the cannabutter and milk mix. 
  4. Then add the vanilla extract, salt, and the other half of the sugar before slowly mixing in the cup of milk. 
  5. Place mix into a resealable container and freeze for 6 hours, or until firm. 

Hummus

  • 1 can garbanzo beans (15 ounces- rinsed and drained)
  • ¼ cup of tahini with an extra 2 tbsp. 
  • 1 tbsp cannabis oil.
  • 1 tsp minced garlic.
  • 2 tbsp minced fresh parsley.
  • 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice- squeezed from a lemon.
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ tsp paprika (optional)
  • Raw vegetables for dipping. 
Directions
  1. In a bowl, combine all ingredients. 
  2. Blend together until desired texture is achieved. If it is too thick for personal preference, a little bit of water can be added such as a tbsp until desired consistency is achieved. 
  3. Transfer mix into a serving bowl and then enjoy by dipping the veggies into the hummus. 

Dinner Recipes: 

Chicken Noodle Soup

  • 2 tbsp of cannabis butter
  • 1 cup of egg noodles
  • 1 cup of chopped carrots
  • 1 cup of chopped celery
  • 1 cup of frozen peas
  • 1 cup of finely chopped onions
  • 2 cups of organic chicken broth
  • 2 cups of organic vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • A pinch of salt and pepper
  • 2 cups of cooked chopped chicken
Directions
  1. Sauté vegetables for about 5 minutes in 1 tbsp of the cannabis butter in a pot. 
  2. Add both broths to the pot. 
  3. Then add the cooked chicken with the remaining cannabutter and then add the egg noodles to the pit. Keep the stove on medium heat for 2 and ½ hours. 
  4. Stir occasionally and cover with a lid. 

Sweet Tooth Recipes: 

…because weight loss and sweets don’t have to be enemies 

Coconut and Banana Fudgy Brownies

For banana and coconut filling:

  • 1 and ½ cup of coconut flakes
  • 1 large and ripe banana
  • ⅛ tbsp salt
  • 2 tbsp banana extract
  • 1 tbsp vanilla bean paste
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour

For brownies:

  • 1 and ¼ cup coconut flour
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup cannabis butter
  • 1 cup coconut sugar or ⅔ cups of agave.
  • 5 large eggs or 1 cup of mashed banana
  • 1 tbsp vanilla bean paste
Directions
  1. Make the filling by mixing the coconut, mashed banana, salt, banana extract, and vanilla bean paste. Then fold in the flour and set aside. 
  2. Preheat the oven to 350° F. Grease an 8 x 8 pan. 
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the flour, salt, and cocoa powder and then set aside. 
  4. Then combine cannabis butter and chocolate over a double boiler pot on the stove until melted. Take off of the stove and mix the coconut sugar with the chocolate and butter mix. Set aside and allow to cool.
  5. Add the eggs or banana alternative to the now-room-temperature chocolate and butter mix. Then add in vanilla and mix all until well combined but avoid over-whisking. 
  6. Fold in the brownie flower mix with the butter, vanilla, and chocolate mix. Then add in the chocolate chips and fold all until mostly combined. You should now have 1 bowl of the brownie mixture and 1 bowl of filling mixture.
  7. Pour ¾ of the brownie mixture into the greased pan, then spoon the filling mix on top of the brownie mix in the pan. Pour the remaining batter over the filling and smooth over with a spatula. 
  8. Place in the oven for 35-60 minutes and rotate the pan once at the midway mark. Then remove the brownies and allow ro cook before serving. 

While THCV is thought to be less potent than THC, it’s still wise to consume edibles responsibly. If you haven’t ever enjoyed cannabis-infused edibles, make sure to become educated on the risks involved and how to take them appropriately for therapeutic effect. If you have any favorite recipes rich in THCV, let us know in the comments!

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Ashley Thomas says:

April 12, 2021 at 5:14 am

Medical marijuana helps my chronic pain.

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