Millions of people consume kratom regularly. But most of them agree that kratom taste is far from nice. While kratom is a potent remedy to fight many ailments and conditions, the truth is that it doesn’t taste good. In this post, we will show you three kratom and veggie smoothies that will help you mask the taste of kratom. And they are also a source of nutrients and vitamins!
What Is Kratom? Kratom Properties and Effects
Mitragyna speciosa is an evergreen tree from Southeastern Asia. People usually refer to this tree as “kratom”. Kratom is also the name given to the crushed and powdered leaves of Mitragyna speciosa. The leaves of the kratom tree contain alkaloids and other active compounds that act on your nervous system and create different effects.
Major kratom effects include:
- Analgesia or pain relief
- Mood booster
Thanks to this array of effects, millions of individuals around the world use kratom for:
- Relieving pain
- Getting an energy boost
- Coping with anxiety and depression
- Fighting insomnia
- Coping with opiate withdrawal
But despite its benefits, users often complain about kratom taste. Kratom earthy, bitter taste is not nice. That’s why, many people opt for adding kratom to smoothies, applesauce, or other recipes that allow them to mask its taste.
Benefits of Kratom Green Smoothies
Mixing kratom, veggies, and fruits will allow you to cover the unpleasant taste of kratom. Furthermore, kratom green smoothies will also bring a lot of benefits for your health. Veggies and fruits are a great source of vitamins and other healthy nutrients. They also have potent antioxidant properties. So, we encourage you to give green kratom smoothies a try.
Moreover, the combination of kratom and vegetables will help you prevent and fight kratom constipation. Kratom has side effects, such as dizziness, migraines, dehydration, or eye wobbles. In most cases, kratom side effects are the result of high doses. However, constipation is very common among kratom users, regardless of the dosage.
If you have been using kratom for a while, chances are that you experience constipation. To avoid kratom constipation, we recommend you keep a healthy diet with plenty of veggies and fruits, take fiber supplements, and use a mild laxative if necessary. Adding these kratom and veggie smoothies to your diet can also help you avoid constipation.
Kratom and Veggie Smoothies – Spinach and Fruit Smoothie
Spinach is a great source of minerals, vitamins, potassium, and calcium. It is also rich in fiber, so it will help you prevent constipation. But this smoothie also includes banana and orange, that have antioxidant effects.
- 1 orange
- ½ banana
- 1 cup spinaches
- ¼ cup coconut water
- 2 ice cubes
- 1 kratom dose
- 1 teaspoon whole linseeds
- Peel the orange and the banana
- Cut the banana and the orange and put them in the blender
- Add the coconut water and the kratom
- Add the ice cubes
- Mix again until you get a smooth homogeneous texture
- Sprinkle the linseeds on top of your smoothie
Kratom and Veggie Smoothies – Lettuce and Fruit Smoothie
Did you know you can also use lettuce in your smoothies? You can start with this one! Lettuce is also an excellent source of antioxidants. Apples also have antioxidant effects. Plus, they are rich in fiber. And the cilantro leaves will give this smoothie a very nice fresh touch.
- 8 leaves of oak leaf lettuce
- 2 golden delicious apples
- ½ lime
- Fresh cilantro leaves
- 1 kratom dose
- Wash the lettuce leaves and chop them up
- Cut the apple into pieces (you don’t need to peel it)
- Chop the cilantro leaves
- Make a lime juice
- Place all the ingredients (including your kratom dose) in the blender
- Blend until you get a texture you like
Kratom and Veggie Smoothies – Green Smoothie for Constipation
The ingredients of this smoothies are rich in fiber and contain plenty of water. That’s why they are very good to avoid constipation. We recommend you use fresh pineapple, as it has more properties. You can add cinnamon or another kratom sweetener if you want to make it sweeter.
- 1 celery stalk
- 2 pineapple slices
- ½ cucumber
- 250 ml water
- 1 kratom dose
- Wash the celery stalk thoroughly and cut it into pieces
- Peel the cucumber, wash it, and cut it into pieces
- Cut the pineapple slices
- Place the celery, the cucumber, the pineapple and the kratom in the blender
- Add the water
- Mix until you get a creamy texture
How to Choose the Right Kratom Dosage
At low doses, kratom is more stimulating. Whilst at high doses, kratom effects are usually more relaxing (sometimes even sedative). In these recipes, we have not included an exact amount, but one kratom dose. These smoothies are a great breakfast. Therefore, if you drink them in the morning, we recommend you use a low dose so you can enjoy the stimulating properties of kratom. Thus, you will be able to start your day with an energy boost.
You can use this kratom dosage chart as a guide:
- 2 grams: This is the recommendable dose for kratom newbies.
- 2-4 grams: This amount is regarded as a low dose. It brings about mild stimulating effects.
- 4-5 grams: A moderate dose. The effects are stimulating and analgesic.
- 5-8 grams: This is high kratom dose. The effects can be sedative. It is recommendable only for very strong pain or if you are coping with opiate withdrawal symptoms. Not recommendable unless you are a kratom expert.
- Over 8 grams: This dosage is not recommendable. The effects can turn out too sedative, even opiate-like.
If you use kratom extracts, you should use lower doses. Check our kratom dosage post to learn more tips on how to use the right amount of kratom.