No-Bake CBD Mini Apple Pies

Lauren Flanagan

Fall is finally here! Have you been craving some classic autumn treats? Satisfy your sweet tooth and get your CBD dose, without the hassle of baking. CBD is denatured when exposed to high temperatures, luckily, this recipe requires zero heat and only requires a handful of household ingredients. So pick out some of your favorite apples and surprise your CBD-enthusiast friends, we know they'll FALL in love.

Serves: 3 (33mg CBD per serving)

Ingredients:

Crust
  • 1 cup graham crackers, finely crushed
  • 4 tbsp butter, melted
  • 25mg CBD
Apple Filling
  • 2 medium apples, dice
  • 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 50mg Heritage CBD oil: unflavored
Whipped Filling
  • frozen whipped topping
  • pumpkin pie spice seasoning
  • 25mg CBD oil: unflavored
Topping
  • whipped cream
  • cinnamon 
Other
  • mini mason jars (8-10oz)

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, finely crush graham crackers.
  2. Mix melted butter and CBD oil into crushed graham cracker dust. 
  3. Press graham mixture evenly into the bottom of mason jars.
  4. Combine whipped filling ingredients and then spread on top of graham base.
  5. Mix apple filling ingredients together in a large bowl and spread over the whipped layer.
  6. Top with whipped cream and cinnamon and enjoy!

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7 Simple Ways to Improve Your Mental Health

Lauren Flanagan

As World Mental Health Day is this month (October 10th), it is a good reminder that we should all prioritize our mental health. Here are a few easy changes we can all make in our lives to help improve our mental health.

1. Learn How to Say “No”

Don't worry about disappointing others, set boundaries for yourself and be realistic with how much time and energy you have to give. If you are looking for a gentle way to say no, explain honestly what's preventing you from committing and offer a suggestion of another time or solution.

2. Set Aside Time for Self-Care

Every day, set aside time to do something for YOU. Figure out what you truly enjoy doing and allow yourself the freedom to indulge. This could be anything from a bubble bath to a long bike-ride, or just an episode of your favorite TV show.

3. Edit Your Internal Dialogue

Reforming your outlook on challenging situations can be one of the best ways to help improve your mood. Rather than thinking about things with the mind-set of: "I have to" try practicing saying to yourself: "I get to." These subtle changes can help you develop a more positive mindset. Even if you don’t believe it at first, try saying positive affirmations to yourself, soon enough you can start believing them!

Examples of reframing thoughts:

Instead of I have to try I get to

Instead of I can’t try I’ll try

Instead of I could never try maybe some day 

4. Carry Some Coping Tools

Try keeping something on hand that can be used to help in moments you may be feeling stressed or anxious. Some examples of helpful tools include: a stress ball, an aromatherapy inhaler, jewelry with a calming or inspirational message, or our personal favorite; Heritage CBD products. Having some on-hand to help alleviate stress can be a comfort on its own.

5. Get Some Sleep!

The state of your mental health could be directly impacted by the amount of sleep you are getting. When you are sleep deprived, your Serotonin levels lower and your Cortisol levels spike. Serotonin is a mood-stabilizer, while Cortisol is your stress-response hormone.  Therefore, these chemical shifts from sleep deprivation could be causing more damage to your mind than you’d think!

6. Talk it Out

It's important to have someone to talk to about what's going on in your life or things that you are struggling with. Therapy is always a great option or reaching out to a close friend or family member. If you don't feel comfortable talking to someone you know or face to face, there are plenty of sources online to anonymously reach out for help and speak with somebody.

 Resources:

www.betterhelp.com

www.healthfulchat.org

www.vibrant.org

www.nami.org

www.onlinetherapy.com

7. Don't Let Setbacks Defeat You

Life comes with plenty of ups and downs. Setbacks do not equate to failure, and you should aim to look at them as merely obstacles on the way to success. If you fixate on one problem it can feel consuming, therefore it’s important to step back and look at the greater picture. For example, if you're having an off morning, avoid telling yourself that you are having a terrible day, because with a positive mindset, that day can turn around and be great. Trust that situations that are less than ideal are only temporary, and good things will come soon—just don’t give up!

 

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CBD CHAMOMILE GIN SOUR RECIPE

Lauren Flanagan
This CBD Chamomile cocktail recipe is our delicious spin on a gin sour. Chamomile is the star of this drink because it's a natural relaxation-aid.

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CBD Dark Chocolate Truffles

Lauren Flanagan
Attention all lovers of dark chocolate and Hemp Extract; we have a recipe for you! These CBD Dark chocolate truffles are easy to make and only require 4 ingredients. 

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CBD Peppermint Patties

Lauren Flanagan
This 3 ingredient CBD Peppermint Patty recipe makes an easy and delicious holiday dessert that your friends and family will love!

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5 Unique CBD Hacks You Need to Try

Lauren Flanagan
CBD has gained a lot recognition recently for its impressive therapeutic benefits. Checkout these five unique ways to use our CBD Muscle Salve beyond relieving muscle tension.

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5 Reasons We Need Sleep & How CBD Can Help

Lauren Flanagan
Sleep is something most people know they should get more of, but is rarely prioritized. Learn 5 reasons it's so important and how CBD can help you get more ZZZ.

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CBD Pumpkin Pancakes

Laurence Goodyear
These yummy CBD infused pancakes are the perfect way to enjoy a relaxing Fall morning! 

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CBD Caramel Apples Recipe

Lauren Flanagan
Looking for an easy recipe to get in the Halloween spirit? A little CBD in your Caramel Apples will do the Trick for this delicious Treat! 

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CBD Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Lauren Flanagan

Fall is finally here! This CBD pumpkin bread is a delicious way to get you in the Autumn spirit. 

Recipe Makes: 2 loaves (150mg CBD per loaf)

Ingredients:

  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Ground Clove
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Ginger
  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 3/4 Cup Avocado Oil
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 300mg Heritage CBD oil: Unflavored
  • 15oz Pumpkin Puree

Instructions:

  1. *Preheat oven 315°F 
  2. Mix dry ingredients (excluding sugar) in a large bowl.
  3. Combine sugar and avocado oil evenly in a separate bowl. 
  4. Add eggs, vanilla, and CBD oil to sugar and oil mixture. 
  5. In an electric mixer, on low, add dry ingredients into wet ingredients. Avoid over-mixing.
  6. Remove bowl from mixer and add pumpkin puree. Mix until smooth. 
  7. Grease two small bread pans.
  8. Evenly spread batter into pans.
  9. Bake 70-75 minutes. 
  10. Let cool and enjoy!

 

*In this recipe we baked our bread low and slow at 315°F for 70-75 minutes. When cooking or baking with CBD it's best to keep your temperatures below 320°F in order to keep the potency of your CBD intact. 

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