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Infuse These 5 Smoothie Recipes With Strain-Specific Cannabis Tinctures

April 14, 2017
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Unlike some extraction methods, which can mask or burn off the subtle flavors associated with specific cannabis strains, tinctures tend to keep those delicate terpene profiles intact. It’s hard to taste the nuances in, say, a pungent Sour Diesel once it gets infused into baked goods with oil—yet these nuances will stick around when cannabinoids and terpenes are pulled with a simple alcohol extraction method. This makes strain-specific tinctures all the more fun to use in recipes—such as the five flavorful smoothies below.


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We explored some great blended options for healthy and delicious smoothies that mirror the flavor profiles found in the strain-specific tinctures noted below. Give them a whirl and tell us what you think in the comments below—we’d love to hear about your custom creations, too!

Blueberry Hemp Milk Smoothie

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The berry notes in the indica Purple Berry shine next to juicy blueberries and raspberries in this colorful recipe. Filled with additional oats and hemp milk, this protein powerhouse makes a perfect breakfast on the go! Recipe inspiration comes from Damn Delicious.


  • 1 cup spinach leaves
  • ½ cup frozen blueberries
  • ½ cup frozen raspberries
  • 1 ripe banana
  • ½ cup hemp milk
  • 2 tablespoons old-fashioned oats
  • 2 tsp honey or more, to taste
  • ½ to 1 full dropper of tincture (depending on potency/tolerance)

Tip: We modified the sugar suggestion in favor of honey, but feel free to mix in a regular spoonful of sugar or alternative sugar option to get your sweet craving fix.

Sweet Almond and Apple Smoothie

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Spring is in the air, but if you’re like me, then you’re hard-pressed to give up all the delicious comfort foods that come with the colder seasons. To celebrate fall’s signature flavors year-round, whip up the recipe below. Paired with the crisp hybrid Apple Kush along with many nutritious ingredients and plenty of protein, it’s the best way to keep the doctor away! Recipe inspiration comes from livin3.


  • 1 apple
  • ½ cup coconut, almond, or hemp milk
  • ⅓ cup plain coconut or almond yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 teaspoon raw honey
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • ½ to 1 full dropper of tincture (depending on potency/tolerance)

Tip: If you’re not a fan of almonds, this recipe can be modified to include any nut of your choosing.


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Simple Strawberry-Banana Smoothie

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Strawberry-banana is a classic flavor combo that crops up everywhere, and what could pair better with this summery hit than the similarly flavored hybrid Strawberry Banana? We added a touch of turmeric to the below recipe to make this smoothie pack an antioxidant punch! Recipe inspiration comes from Gimme Delicious.


  • 1 ripe banana, sliced
  • 10 ounces fresh or frozen strawberries
  • ½ cup hemp milk
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • ½ to 1 full dropper of tincture (depending on potency/tolerance)

Tip: Pump up the health factor with a cup of kale or spinach to deliver excellent nutrition without sacrificing taste.

Tropical Pineapple Smoothie

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Seems like these days, our daydreams of tropical getaways are growing ever more insistent. Why not make a piece of those dreams a reality with a refreshing and healthy pineapple smoothie? Paired with the creative sativa Maui Wowie, one sip of this will send you straight to paradise. Recipe inspiration comes from Real Simple.


  • 1 ripe banana, sliced
  • ¾ to 1 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1 cup packed baby spinach
  • ½ cup ice
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil (if desired—to up the potency, try infused coconut oil)
  • ¼ cup coconut milk
  • ½ to 1 full dropper of tincture (depending on potency/tolerance)

Tip: If you have some shredded coconut lying around, add it into the blender to get a bolder coconut punch.

Creamy Mango and Vanilla Smoothie

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Mango has long been paired with cannabis consumption due to the terpene myrcene. So we couldn’t keep this sweet ingredient off our list of smoothie pairings! We chose the delectable sativa Mango Haze to complement the following delectable recipe. Recipe inspiration comes from AllRecipes.


  • ¾ cup cold milk
  • ¼ cup vanilla yogurt
  • ¾ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups chopped fresh mango
  • ½ to 1 full dropper of tincture (depending on potency/tolerance)

Tip: Feel free to throw in a handful of strawberries to sweeten up this recipe while staying true to its tropical roots.

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Hannah Meadows is an associate editor at Leafly, where she contributes to lifestyle content.

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