With so many cannabis producers now offering a wide range of strains to match all sorts of lifestyles, this is an exciting time to try new cannabis infusions. Many sugar-free cannabis products, particularly edibles and beverages, are now available for individuals looking for a delicious yet healthy high.
Whether you’re on a Keto diet or not, you’re simply trying to be more health-conscious or want to try the newest and greatest cannabis products, we’ve rounded up the sugar-free cannabis items we’re obsessing over.
READING LABELS: HOW TO SPOT SUGAR BY ANOTHER NAME
This post will go through some of the most important things to consider when shopping at a dispensary. Many items that include sugar do not explicitly state “sugar” on their labels. On food packaging, there are several different names for sugar, some of which are:
- High-fructose corn syrup
- Barley malt
- Agave nectar
SUGAR ALTERNATIVES POPPING UP IN CANNABIS-INFUSED EDIBLES AND DRINKS
The Biggie: xylitol
Xylitol is a sweetener extracted from corn or birch wood, and it can be found in many fruits and vegetables. It has 2.4 calories per gram and 40% fewer calories than sugar. Because most of the negative effects caused by sugar are due to its high fructose content, xylitol doesn’t cause blood glucose levels or insulin spikes. There is no such thing as XILITOL.
Sugar Alternatives That Experts Say Are Better in Moderation
- Honey: Thank the bees for their efforts. Honey has antioxidants and vitamins, as well as minerals and trace amounts of other nutrients that are beneficial to your health. However, honey does still include fructose, so use it in moderation.
- Stevia: Stevia is a South American shrub that has been used for hundreds of years to help people maintain healthy blood sugar levels and lose weight. It contains no calories, carbohydrates, or other undesirable effects associated with manufactured sweeteners.
- Coconut sugar: Coconut sugar is made from coconut sap that has been extracted and then cooked and has a low glycemic index and high mineral content.
- Fruit juices: Fruits such as apples, berries, stone fruit, pears, and grapes are all naturally delicious (and great additions to edibles).
7 GREAT SUGAR-FREE CANNABIS EDIBLES AND BEVERAGES
1. Kiva Petra Mints, $16
100mg per container, 2.5mg each THC (or some CBD options), 40 mints per tin
Kiva Petra Mints are the first microdosed cannabis-infused mint in California, and they’re designed for beginners or seasoned users seeking a consistent, low-dose of THC throughout the day. All Kiva flavors are gluten and sugar-free, vegan, and made with xylitol.
“I love Petra Mints for their great taste and reliable microdosing abilities. They’re also perfect to consume sublingually to relieve headaches, I always keep a tin in my bag.” – Murphy, Caliva’s Education and Training Supervisor
Ingredients: xylitol, dextrin, rebiana (stevia), malic acid, citric acid, natural flavors, fruit & vegetable juice for color, cannabis extract, magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide, vegetable oil.
2. Somatik Cold Brew Coffee, $8
1:1 (5mg THC : 5mg CBD) or 10 mg THC
The heart of San Francisco is home to the first and only queer-owned coffee shop, Somatik’s Cold Brew Coffee. Colombia’s Gigantes region is where this ethically and sustainably farmed coffee comes from. Coffee is prepared in small amounts before being infused and bottled by hand. Working in 15-20 minutes, with rich and creamy tastes of chocolate, dried fruit, and currant — plus no added sugar!
“No matter how you like your coffee, hot, cold, black or with milk, Somatik is an excellent way to start your day with a microdose of THC and all the caffeine you’ll need to make sure you don’t get any of that sleepy-edibles feeling.”
Ingredients: filtered water, organic coffee, butane-free THC, vegan protein (used for cannabis infusion)
3. Om Elixirs CBD 1:1 Tincture, $32
150mg CBD and 8 mg THC
Om Edibles is 100% owned and operated by women. Both the Day Time Elixir and the Night-Time Elixir use MCT coconut oil as the base, and these products are vegan as well as alcohol, gluten and sugar-free. Enjoy the Elixirs on their own or add them to your favorite beverage.
“For those who want an elixir-type tincture for help getting to sleep and staying asleep, Om Edible’s Night Time Multi-Herb Elixir is a powerful and affordable choice.”
Ingredients: MCT coconut oil, sun grown cannabis flowers, cannabis concentrate
4. Dr. Delights Relieve CBD Tincture, $40
9.68mg THC 314.84mg CBD,30ml, 1Fl oz.
Dr. Delights is a Santa Cruz-based company that makes all-natural and filler-free products. Dr. Delights’ Relieve CBD Tincture is made with natural oils, natural terpenes, and a pleasant combination of essential oils.
Ingredients: full-spectrum THC, full-spectrum CBD, grapeseed oil, beeswax, avocado oil, olive oil, vitamin E, essential oils (arnica, yarrow, wintergreen, birch, lavender, rosemary) and plant-derived terpenes
5. Absolute Xtracts Lagunitas Hi-Fi Hops 1:1 (Stevia), $8
5mg of THC, 5mg of CBD, 12fl oz.
Lamb’s Brewing Company, a craft brewing company located in Petaluma, California, is releasing the first-ever sparkling beverage made from cannabis and hops. With no alcohol, no calories, and no carbohydrates, this IPA-inspired sparkling drink is infused with a well-balanced combination of THC and CBD.
“It looks like cloudy Sprite, smells like an IPA, and tastes like a La Croix frolicked in a hop field. Zero alcohol, zero calories, zero carbs, and either 5 or 10 milligrams of THC, cannabis’ main active ingredient. Hallelujah.”
Ingredients: carbonated water, liquid stevia leaf extract, dried hops, food-grade lactic acid, nutritional brewers yeast, cannabis oil, olive oil, natural flavors
Sugar Free Edibles Recipes
It’s been a good year for cannabis edibles. The number of people interested in cooking with marijuana is on the rise, as users are uploading innovative recipes that improve taste of established dishes. Do you wish to try your hand at baking with marijuana? Here are the top five cannabis-infused meals you can prepare at home.
Strawberry Weed Jam
This strawberry jam, which is infused with marijuana, will satisfy your sweet tooth and provide you a psychedelic high for breakfast or lunch if you’re craving a delicious PB&J sandwich.
What You Need:
- 4 grams of marijuana
- 1 cup maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- ¼ cup chia seeds
- 6 cups of strawberries
How To Prepare:
- Decarb the weed by baking for about 30 minutes and add it to a mason jar along with the maple syrup.
- Fill a saucepan with water until it’s half full and place in the mason jar.
- Heat the pan for about an hour on low heat.
- Strain the mixture from the jar with a cheesecloth and let cool.
- In a saucepan, add crushed strawberries, lemon juice and let it dissolve.
- Keep stirring until the mixture stops foaming on the top.
- Remove the jam from heat and add 1/4 cup of the infused maple syrup and chia seeds.
- Your infused strawberry jam is ready for use.
Try these wonderful marijuana-infused recipes to enjoy a strain with fascinating tastes.
Cannabis Infused Popsicles (Vegan, Paleo and Keto friendly)
Unlike the ice cream from my memories, these are vegan, paleo, and keto friendly and use only 5 ingredients.
- No sugar.
- No BS.
Just a popsicle with fruit, coconut, and cannabis in it.
After one batch of these cannabis-infused popsicles, you’ll see how simple and straightforward it is to produce an infinite number of these cooling summer snacks. This might turn into a cannabis popsicle blog for the next few months, so stay posted!
You may simply prepare this dessert using CBD by adding in your own CBD product or creating your own CBD oil. I created these popsicles with a 1:1 ratio of my CBD oil and cannabis coconut oil recipe.
The dosage and ratio can be increased or decreased by using the THC/CBD dosage calculator. I’ve added it into the post directly after receiving numerous questions about molds with each posting of a recipe.