An instant edible is a medicated treat that skips the infusion step entirely. That’s right, instant edibles use decarbed material as an additional ingredient inside cooking and baking, or sprinkled on top of foods just like any other spice.
The beauty of instant edibles is that there’s little to no prep work involved! You can order takeout, for example, and turn a dish someone else prepared into an easy-to-eat edible. The other great thing is that you can eat your meals without adjusting your lifestyle for additional calories, or compromising your health when you have allergies or dietary restrictions outside of your dispensaries’ store-bought offerings.
Just activate your flower, kief or concentrate in your Ardent FX, Mini or Nova, and keep a small bag of decarbed bud with you for when the opportunity arises, and get your medicine whenever you need it most. Here are some fun ideas to get you started:
Bagel with Infused Cream Cheese
Since fats make cannabis more bioavailable, a simple infused bagel with schmear makes for a fast and easy instant edible that can be made at home, or assembled with the help of any corner store, Dunkin, Starbucks, and Tim Hortons. The image below includes a massive 500mg THC dose of a little over 2 grams of 26% THC flower. For your average dose of 10-20mg, it would just take just the tiniest sprinkle of decarbed flower. To learn more about dosing with instant edibles, check out our dosing guide.
Banana with Infused Nut Butter
Looking for a quick boost of protein after the gym or at the start of a busy day? Consider tossing a banana in your bag, along with a packet or small container of peanut butter, almond butter, sunflower butter, etc. and some decarbed herb. The natural fats in the nut or seed butter will make the activated cannabis more bioavailable and it also does a great job of masking the taste.
Infused Lo Mein
We’re not asking you to attempt lo mein from scratch, though if you are craving noodles, we welcome you to try Monica Lo’s delicious Infused Longevity Noodles. If you’re like us, though, you definitely have a soft spot for takeout. So, kickback and watch your favorite show, support a small, local business, and sprinkle your lo mein with some activated cannabis.
Infused Keto Coleslaw
A mix of savoy cabbage, red cabbage, carrots, mayo, sour cream, vinegar, spices, and ground decarbed herb, our keto coleslaw recipe is a great side for burgers, hot dogs, and other all-American meals.
Peanut butter and jelly is a clutch, high-protein lunch when you’re someplace without a refrigerator. Pack a medicated PB&J for a family day at 6 Flags, or in your lunchbox for a discreet lunch in the office. 200 mg THC dose pictured in the image below.
Instantly Infused Cupcakes
Instant edibles are not always eating weed directly, though that’s possible too, they’re also considered instant when they’re cooked or baked directly into a recipe that skips the infusion step entirely. Use a boxed mix for cornbread, cake, muffins, and more.
You can make infused oatmeal right inside your Ardent FX device! Whether you use healthier rolled oats, or sweet, nostalgic, and indulgent dino eggs, it doesn’t take much other than the press of a button to get this instant edible going. When it comes out, sprinkle some ground, decarbed herb on top, with mix-ins like strawberry preserves, powdered sugar, whipped cream, maple syrup, and more.
Guac is already filled with plenty of spices and cilantro, so a sprinkle of activated cannabis or hemp couldn’t hurt! Mash up your avocados, add peppers, tomatoes, red onion, adobo, salt, black pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and ground, decarbed bud.
We love making this summertime treat all year round, even indoors, using either a torch to lightly char our marshmallows, or the Ardent FX and Double Lifter to melt together two perfect s’mores at the same time. Make these sticky treats easily and instantly by swiping some decarboxylated concentrate on your graham crackers for a potent, efficient dose. Check out our s’mores tutorial for step-by-step instructions.
Vegan Cannabis Ceviche
A combination of hearts of palm, tomatoes, red onion, mango, avocado, and old bay, vegan ceviche is a light, refreshing salad that is easily transformed into an instant edible with a sprinkle of cannabis or hemp on top.
Kimchi Pot Pancakes
Kimchi pancakes are made by whisking together flour, water, kimchi, brine, scallions, jalapeno, sugar, and decarbed herb. A few minutes on the stovetop, flip, then enjoy this instantly infused probiotic meal.