3 ways to experience RA’ Flower Brands’ full-spectrum powder in food
Photo credit: Grow Studios for Buds, Brunch & Bliss
As the cannabis industry continues to grow, savvy innovators are discovering different approaches to consuming flower. Since smoking can be a turnoff, companies are finding new ways to maintain the natural purity and potency of the raw cannabis plant. Among those companies is RA’ Flower Brands.
Launching in February 2019, RA’ has developed a proprietary “micro-dehydration” process that activates the cannabis flower in its natural form without using an extraction method. This process allows them to preserve the healing terpenes and cannabinoids that make cannabis strains so unique.
If you are new to the science of cannabinoids, cannabis must first be "activated" to change from its acid form into its nonacid form which allows us to feel psychoactive and therapeutic side effects (i.e. converting non-psychoactive THCA into psychoactive THC). One of the best ways to do this is by decarboxylating flower, which is achieved by exposing dry cannabis to heat.
RA’s patent-pending decarboxylation method is what sets them apart, delivering the most powerful and effective results. Sourcing only 100% sun-grown cannabis from small family farms, the company’s new take on flower can be consumed in a powder or capsule form. Founder, Alan Hoskins, is the man behind RA’s inventive formula and openly shares his thoughts on creating the brand.
“The best way to describe our product would be smokeless cannabis,” he explains. “We only use sun-grown full flower to make our products when most companies use trim or shake. All of our offerings are strain specific with a multi-use option meaning you can swallow it as a capsule, sprinkle it on food, mix it into a drink, or if you prefer, you can smoke it.”
(photo credit: RA’ Flower Brands at Buds, Brunch & Bliss)
Available in a variety of THC and CBD powders, RA’ can accommodate every type of consumer. Whether you are looking to incorporate cannabis into your wellness routine or use it for medical purposes, the company’s precise dosing will help you find the right balance for your personal needs. Because RA’ is so easy to cook with, below are three of my favorite ways to experience RA’ Flower in food. Since I am a lover of low-dose cuisine, each recipe contains 2.5mg of THC per serving.
IMPORTANT: If you are allergic to raw cannabis flower or have a sensitivity to certain terpenes, please consult with your healthcare professional before consuming this product to avoid serious allergic reactions.
Blend RA’ into your favorite smoothie by adding a full capsule of the 6:1 CBD/THC formula to your blender.
RA’ Flower Blueberry-Banana CBD Smoothie
Blend 1 capsule RA’ CBD/THC (6:1), 1 banana, 1 cup blueberries, ½ cup unsweetened coconut milk, 1 tablespoon honey, and 1 cup ice. Serve immediately and enjoy.
*This recipe contains a total of 30mg CBD and 5mg THC - 15mg CBD and 2.5mg THC per smoothie
Sprinkle a dash of RA’ on top of a fruit parfait using the 1:1 CBC/THC formula.
RA’ Flower CBD/THC Fruit Parfait
Using 4 parfait glasses, layer ⅓ cup greek yogurt into the bottom of each glass. Add a layer of fresh berries and then top with granola. Next, add another layer of greek yogurt and top again with berries and granola until the glasses are filled to the top. Using 1 capsule RA CBD/THC (1:1), sprinkle the powder on top of each parfait equally. Serve immediately to keep granola crunchy.
*This recipe contains a total of 10mg CBD and 10mg THC - 2.5mg of CBD/THC per parfait cup
Stir RA’ into homemade guacamole using the 10mg THC Hybrid formula.
RA’ Flower THC Guacamole
In a large bowl, mash 3 avocados with 1 teaspoon salt and 1 lime juiced. Next, mix in ½ cup chopped onion, 3 tablespoons cilantro, and 2 diced tomatoes. Stir in 1 capsule RA’ 10mg THC Hybrid and a dash of cayenne pepper and black pepper. Refrigerate your elevated guacamole for 1 hour for best flavor, or serve immediately.
*This recipe contains a total of 10mg THC - 2.5mg THC per serving
Due to RA’ Flower’s dedication to handcrafting quality products, this all-natural, easy-to-use powder is a perfect fit for anyone seeking full body relief. Be sure to follow along @RaFlowerBrands for additional inspiration on how to incorporate smokeless flower into your wellness routine. For a full listing of their current retail accounts, please contact the RA team directly by clicking here.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Jamie Evans is the founder of The Herb Somm. She is an educator, host, and writer specializing in cannabis, food, recipes, wine, and the canna-culinary world. In addition to her work in the cannabis industry, Jamie has over ten years of wine industry experience. Having represented a wide array of organizations and wineries, she is best known for producing high-end events and developing top-notch public relations, marketing, and hospitality programs. She was also recently named as one of Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40 Tastemakers in 2018.