As a chef, father, husband and entrepreneur, stress and anxiety have always been something that have existed in my life, but only in the last few years have I learned to properly deal with them. I thought that by drinking more coffee, and working as much as I could, I would be able to reach my dreams and become successful. What I failed to realize was that in order to be truly successful, you need to take care of yourself first, before you take care of others.
Of course exercise and clean diet are key, as are mindfulness practices such as yoga, meditations and journaling, but I needed more. I started using Calyx Heal CBD oil for anxiety in early 2018, after my dad passed away. I had a tough time losing my father, and Calyx CBD oil almost instantly started to help to alleviate my symptoms of anxiety and depression, allowing me to grieve properly.
Calyx CBD oil tinctures are perfect to cook or bake with, and they aren’t going to get you high. But they can make you feel happy, chilled out and confident, at least that’s what it does for me. And that’s not all — CBD is highly touted for its anti-inflammatory, anti-proliferative properties, in addition to having antioxidant, antiemetic, anti-anxiety and other disease-fighting effects.
Combining CBD oil with healthy ingredients, in a meal is a double whammy for disease prevention and health promotion!
For a nutritional and mental boost, try my recipe for a delicious Chocolate Truffles infused with Calyx Heal CBD oil. Whenever you make raw food, you want to use only the healthiest, cold pressed, organic fats, so using CBD oil is a perfect fit. Adding avocado gives this dish a good source of easily digestible healthy fats, something we all need more of in times of stress!
Just remember that it’s full of calming CBD oil, so don’t be surprised when after an hour or so, you feel like you can handle anything the world throws at you — like a superhero. If you keep eating superfoods like seeds everyday, you might have to invest in a cape.
My future has never been brighter, my family has never been stronger, and I attribute part of my success to the focused and relaxed frame of mind that Calyx Heal CBD oil helps put me in, and stay in, whenever an obstacle comes my way.
Stay tuned next week for my recipe for a Creamy Coconut Milk Sunshine Turmeric Late to help you heal from the inside out!
CBD Infused Chocolate Avocado Truffles
This recipe is an awesome healthy treat for satisfying your sweet tooth, but made with whole food healthy ingredients. The combination of healthy fats from the avocado, boost of energy from the raw cacao and anti-inflammatory properties from the CBD oil make this treat the perfect pick me up!
Small glass baking dish, or anything flat and freezer safe
Makes 10 to 15 truffles
2 medium sized ripe avocados
1/2 cup cacao powder, plus a little more for dusting the truffles (see Tip)
1/2 cup agave nectar (see Tip)
1 teaspoon pure alcohol free vanilla extract (see Tip)
Pinch of fine sea salt
6 tablespoons melted coconut oil
½ teaspoon Calyx Heal CBD oil
In a food processor fitted with a metal blade, add the ripe avocado flesh, cacao powder, agave and vanilla and process until smooth. You may need to stop ensuring to scrape down the sides of the machine with a rubber spatula. At this point it is important not to see any green pieces of avocado.
With the machine running drizzle in the coconut oil and the CBD oil through the feed tube and process until smooth. Transfer to a small shallow glass baking dish or anything that is flat and can go in the freezer and freeze until sold and firm, about 4 to 5 hours. You want to be able to scoop the flesh out easily, but not let it freeze until solid.
Remove from the freezer, and using a 1 tablespoon measuring spoon, scoop out 10 to 15 equal portions. Place 2 tablespoons of raw cacao powder in a small bowl. Using your hands, gently roll each truffle into a ball, and roll in the cacao powder. Place truffles back in the fridge for 1 hour or until firm. Serve immediately or keep refrigerated for up to You can wear gloves if you want to keep your hands clean.
Raw cacao powder is the pure raw form of cocoa powder. It is very high in antioxidants and has a more deep, dark chocolate flavour. You can substitute cocoa powder in this recipe but it will not taste quite the same, I highly recommend using raw cacao powder.
You can substitute an equal amount of maple syrup for the agave nectar in this recipe.
In raw recipes, you always want to try and use alcohol free vanilla extract so you do not get the raw alcohol flavour in the final recipe.