I’ve tried the CBD protein cookies and the CBD protein balls, while I have been eagerly excited to give the double chocolate CBD brownies a go, because who can say no to a chocolate brownie?! The added protein is a bonus as I’m trying to get back into working out again.
What Protein Do They Use?
A single cookie contains 11 grams of protein, from a combination of pea, hydrolysed wheat and soy protein.
Pea protein has often been complimented for its amino acid profile, being rich in the ever important branched chain amino acids (leucine is the winner). On the other hand, I have tried a few pea protein products and the taste can sometimes be a little off-putting, however you couldn’t taste the pea protein flavour in the brownies I’m happy to say.
Soy is also a complete protein with the 9 essential amino acids, while it’s also a useful source for anyone following a vegetarian or vegan diet. The final source of protein you might be less aware of, hydrolysed wheat protein. This powder is created through hydrolysis, hence the name.
How Much CBD Do You Get?
A single 60 gram CBD infused double chocolate brownie contains 25mg of CBD. It appears from the lab reports to be a CBD isolate, which makes sense as if it contained other terpenes in then it could impact the flavour.
Being 25mg per brownie, the pack comes with 12, therefore you get 300mg of CBD per box. The lab reports also state that it contains zero THC, the psychotoxic ingredient in cannabis.
Why Opt For A Brownie?
Well, the main reason is because brownies taste incredible! Why do you think Hash Brownies are so popular in Amsterdam? They don’t just provide you with a kick, you get to enjoy the taste and the same can’t always be said for CBD oil, as many people can’t stomach the raw taste.
I am enjoying the ever expanding list of CBD edibles that are available, while these also provide you with a subtle way of consuming your CBD without having to hold it under your tongue for a couple of minutes.
The added protein is also useful for anyone who is training and needs to increase their protein intake. It can be difficult to get enough protein in a day (back in the day I used to aim for 200g of protein in a single day), however you do have to be a little wary of the added sugar from eating these.
Are These Vegan Friendly?
Yes they are, the ingredients don’t contain anything animal based, albeit there is the usual warning that it could contain milk or nuts due to cross contamination through these ingredients being present in the factory where they’re produced.
The proteins they use are whey free, as highlighted above, while the other ingredients are mainly oats and wheat. The chocolate chips are also dark chocolate, meaning they don’t contain milk, but I can’t see what percentage the dark chocolate is.
Where Can I Buy This From?
You can purchase a box of Naturecan CBD infused double chocolate brownies from their website for £25.49, or you can put two in your basket and get free delivery in the UK.