Kratom has become a popular remedy for many ailments and conditions, ranging from chronic pain to the symptoms of opiate withdrawal. Millions of people across the world have in kratom an ally to relieve their health issues. But despite its popularity, most users agree that consuming kratom can be a very unpleasant experience. And why is that? Because kratom taste is far from nice. In this post, we’ll show you two kratom and almond milk smoothies that will help you cover the taste of kratom and make your kratom experience nicer.
Kratom Properties and Effects
Kratom is a tree in the coffee family that grows in Southeastern Asia. Its scientific name, Mitragyna speciosa, refers to the most abundant alkaloid in the kratom leaves: mitragynine. Mitragynine and the other kratom alkaloids act on the opioid receptors in your nervous system. These receptors get that name because opiates exert an effect on them. However, there are many other substances that act on the opioid receptors, such as coffee or chocolate. When kratom alkaloids bind to opioid receptors, your body receives “the order” to relieve pain, boost your energy, or calm your nerves, among other effects. That’s why you can use kratom for different conditions:
Moreover, kratom is also an effective natural product to relieve the symptoms and cravings of opiate withdrawal. And it can also help you improve your focus and concentration.
This wide variety of effects is due to two main factors: the different kratom types and the dosage. There are three main kratom types, each with its own sub-varieties (or strains): white kratom, green kratom, and red kratom. White kratom strains are more stimulating and energizing, while red kratom strains are more analgesic and relaxing. Green kratom strains fall in a middle ground between white and red strains: they’re both energizing and analgesic, but their effects are milder than those of white and red strains.
Whilst the effects of kratom depend mostly on the kratom strain, the dosage has also an impact on the effects you’ll notice. Generally speaking, low doses of kratom will bring about energizing effects, while at high doses the effects will be more analgesic and relaxing. Nonetheless, the kratom strain will have more impact on the effects than the dosage, as mentioned above.
How to Take Kratom
Other kratom users prefer to consume kratom in capsules. The problem with kratom capsules is that they’re usually more expensive than kratom powder.
Making a kratom tea requires a very simple process and a bit of patience, as you’ll need to let the kratom boil, rest… But again, it’s very easy to prepare and will allow you to remove all contaminants from kratom. Nonetheless, kratom tea has another disadvantage: its taste. Kratom doesn’t taste nice. Its earthy, bitter taste turns out very unpleasant for most users. Therefore, many opt for covering it by adding kratom to their favorite recipes, such as kratom cookies.
Kratom and Almond Milk Smoothies
Mixing kratom and almond milk is a great way to cover kratom taste. That’s why this combination has become a favorite for many kratom users. Furthermore, almond milk is a rich source of vitamin D and is suitable for vegans. And these smoothies are made with fruits, so they’re an amazing source of vitamins. Keep reading to discover two delicious kratom and almond milk smoothies!
Both recipes are for one serving, so you should use the amount of kratom for one single dosage. Remember that high doses of kratom can bring about undesired side effects.
Strawberry, Banana, Kratom and Almond Milk Smoothie
This gorgeous smoothie is a great source of antioxidants and potassium. And of course, it will help you cover the taste of kratom!
- ½ – 1 cup almond milk
- 1 cup strawberries
- 1 orange
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 pinch ginger (fresh or ground)
- 1 kratom dose
- Make a juice with the orange and pour it in the blender
- Cut the banana and the orange into pieces and put them in the blender
- If you’re using fresh ginger, peel it and grate it into the blender. If you’re using ground ginger, just add a pinch in the blender
- Add the kratom powder
- Pour the almond milk
- Blend until you get a creamy texture
Apple, Kratom and Almond Milk Smoothie
This kratom smoothie includes oatmeal and chia seeds, so it’s also great to prevent kratom constipation. Unfortunately, constipation is a common side effect of kratom, but adding fiber to your kratom smoothies can help you fight it.
- ½ – 1 cup almond milk
- 1 red delicious apple
- ¼ cup oat
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 date
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- 1 kratom dose
- Cut the apple into wedges and remove the core
- Put all the ingredients in the blender
- Mix until you get a nice texture
And you, what’s your favorite kratom smoothie recipe?