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CBD Maple Walnut Scones



Let’s talk CBD. Over the past five years we have seen a huge fluctuation in this non-psychoactive cannabis market. I think almost every health food grocery store carries a form of this plant medicine, even trendy coffee shops offer adding CBD into their fancy drinks. Today you don’t even have to step foot into a marijuana dispensary, all you have to do is order online from the many CBD market. It’s amazing how much this market has been growing, who knows how big it will get in the next five years.


So what exactly is CBD? Well let me give you a lil run down. CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a chemical compound from the Cannabid sativa plant, aka marijuana plant. The cannabis plant is made up of two main components: CBD and THC. CBD is non-psychoactive, meaning that there is no sense of euphoria, no “high.” So by ingesting CBD into your system you won’t be on your couch, wrist deep in a bag of chips, uncontrollably laughing to the Office or whatever you have on your TV. Just stating a stereotypical situation that media paints of someone who is stoned…I may or may not have spent some nights like this myself. (no shame)


I started using CBD a little over a year ago, when I noticed my anxiety was getting worse. I’ve never been one for prescription medication, or having to go to a psychiatrist to be prescribed something to numb the way I’m feeling. I did my research and had a few recommendations from friends that I should give CBD a try. I noticed right away the effect that the oil had on me. I felt a wave of relaxation rush over me, easing anxious thoughts and even helping with sore spots on my body. It’s a weird feeling, you feel a sense of lightness wash over your, like a hug from someone giving you the strength you need. On days where I wake up off, and don’t fell like myself, I put a dropper under my tongue and I’m back to normal self. I’ve even used CBD vape pens before, but I like the tincture better. Combined with the amount of yoga I do, I've found that using CBD and mediating has helped me overcome my anxious symptoms. I don't have days wasted where I'm anxious, I can finally get back to being myself all because of a plant.


I’ve come to learn that all strains are different. Some of them work right away, some take some time. It depends on the companies blend as well as the dosage. Since I have dabbled in recreational use in my past, my tolerance is actually pretty high, so I’ve found that using a higher dosage works best for me. Every body is different though, if you are looking to try out CBD, start out low and see how your body reacts to it.


It seems like I’ve tried a lot of brands over the past year, but one brand I’ve been loving lately is Alpen Organics. I love how their mission is to be constantly consistent with their products, making sure that every bottle has the same quality and purity has the next. They ensure that every product meets their strict standards, they even have a 3rd party lab test before processing to verify it’s clean and free of pesticides. Their farm out in Colorado only focuses on organic production and sustainability, ensuring that every product is pesticide free. Their drive to provide only the best products is what draws me to loving this company so much.


Some days I just take a dropper full of CBD, but some other days I like to had some into a recipe. Like this one right here! I put a medicinal twist on these maple walnut scones by adding in some CBD to glaze! Alpen Organics formula is flavorless so it won’t alter the food you’re cooking. I’ve made CBD chocolate before, CBD energy balls, but today I went breakfast style with these scones. These scones are gluten free, vegan, and refined sugar free. Made with simple plant based ingredients, it’s the perfect to treat to have on your brunch spread, or any time of day! This recipes makes about eight scones, you might want to double the recipe because these will go fast!



Maple Walnut Scones with CBD infused Maple Glaze


Ingredients:

2 1/2 cups oat flour (I just use gluten free oats blended up)

1 tsp baking powder

1/4 cup coconut sugar

1/4 cup pure maple syrup

1/3 cup vegan butter (I like this brand)

1/2 cup plant based milk

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp cinnamon

1/4 cup coconut butter

1/4 cup maple syrup

3 droppers of Alpen Organics CBD (I used their 600 mg)


Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 F.

2. Combine all dry ingredients together including walnuts until everything is evenly incorporated.

3. Cube really cold butter, then cut into dry ingredients.

4. Slowly add in maple syrup, vanilla and almond milk until dough is formed.

5. Knead together, then place dough into freezer to chill for about 10-20 minutes.

6. Gently knead out dough on cutting board, form unto a circle, and then use a pizza cutter to cut into 8 slices.

7. Place on baking sheet and bake for 20-22 minutes.

8. Place coconut butter and maple syrup in microwave bowl, heat in 30 second intervals about two times until completely melted and smooth.

9. Add in CBD and combine.

10. Transfer cooked scones on wire cooling rack, drizzle with glaze, and sprinkle with more walnuts.

11. Enjoy with smile and feel the healing benefits of CBD :)


I hope you all enjoy!


Sending you love and light wherever your beautiful soul may be.


xx,


Nicolette


••Disclaimer••


1. I am not a health care professional nor do I have any background in the medical industry, my statements are my opinion and the reaction I have gotten from using CBD. The research I have found comes from internet sources, and Alpen Organics site.


2. I live in California where the use of recreational and medical marijuana is legal. I am still a professional, hard working adult who uses cannabis as a form a medicine.

3. Alpen Organics so generously gifted me a bottle of their CBD to use for this post. I have purchased their products before in the past and that is what made me drawn to partner with them again.

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