Here at Kiaro, we can’t recommend the Spinach™ brand and its products enough. But our appreciation stems from more than just potent flower—we love the Spinach™ Monday Munchies series. From sweet desserts to holiday-themed snacks, the blog series features recipes that elevate stereotypical stoner snacks.
But before we share a few Spinach™ recipes, let’s take a deeper look at The Munchies.
Cannabinoids, specifically THC, affects your body physiologically in a number of ways. That includes the part of the brain responsible for controlling your appetite. Studies, like this one, indicate that when THC binds with receptors in the brain’s olfactory system, it impacts how you sense, smell and taste food. Specifically, research shows that THC interacts with the hormone ghrelin to stimulate hunger. In short, it’s why you suddenly want to experience food after consuming weed.
Cannabis appetite stimulation is a valuable tool in the medical world, where the plant is used to increase hunger in patients who experience serious appetite loss. Loss of appetite can reduce quality of life, as well as slows recovery for those suffering from some illnesses.
Whether you’re looking to up your caloric intake, or just want a post-cannabis consumption treat, these recipes are sure to take your tastebuds to the next level.
For the holiday lover: Christmas Blondies.
These bars are full of Oreos, chocolate chips and M&Ms for a holiday treat that’s bright and delicious. Courtesy of delish and Spinach™.
For the brunch babe: Breakfast Tacos.
Pitter patter, let’s get at ‘er. This Mexican dish is a delicious way to tackle the most important meal of the day. Courtesy of delish and Spinach™.
For the grillmaster: Brazilian Grilled Pineapple.
Toss some pineapple on the barbecue for a warm treat that’s sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. Courtesy of Kitchen Dreaming and Spinach™.
No matter the craving, there are lots of treats out there to satisfy your Munchies. This holiday season, have a relaxing evening in and cook up one of these recipes. But to start, we recommend checking out Spinach™ products—perfect for getting your night started off on the right foot.
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