Kratom powder is not known for its flavor. In fact, a lot of people must hold their breath, take a mouth full of powder, and then swallow a bunch of water just to get past the taste – the toss and wash method. Another option is to buy kratom capsules, but some folks hate swallowing pills. However, there is a third way to enjoy kratom without dealing with the plant’s alkaloid flavor: kratom recipes. Yes, you can mix your kratom powder into a variety of recipes to bypass the nasty flavor and enjoy the herb.
The Taste of Kratom
The active ingredients in the Mitragyna speciosa leaves are alkaloids. Sadly, the alkaloids make the leaves of the plant very bitter to the taste buds. Most people pucker automatically when they taste kratom and very few people enjoy the flavor. Most people feel it is just way too bitter to genuinely enjoy. However, that extraordinarily strong flavor can be used to add zest to a variety of foods and beverages so you can still enjoy your kratom without the bad aftertaste.
Does Adding Kratom to Recipes Alter Efficiency?
Many people worry that adding kratom powder to foods might somehow alter its potency. However, this is simply not the case. You can enjoy kratom recipes without having to worry about a lack of efficiency. One thing to keep in mind is that it does take longer to feel the effects of the kratom plant’s alkaloids if the kratom is mixed in food. Typically, it will take from 10 to 15 minutes longer before the alkaloids truly kick in compared to chewing a raw leaf, taking a capsule, or ingesting the kratom powder. Despite the delayed reaction, most people prefer kratom recipes to mask the plant’s flavor while still reaping the benefits. Please remember to be patient. After all, good things are worth waiting for.
Stability of Kratom Alkaloids
Heat does not destroy kratom’s alkaloids. It is an old wives’ tale claiming that the alkaloids break down. For centuries locals in Southeast Asia regularly brew the leaves of the kratom plant with hot water to produce tea which clearly shows that the alkaloids remain potent despite being exposed to boiling water.
Top Kratom Recipes
Below we will explore top kratom recipes. Each one is easy to prepare and a great way to enjoy kratom without having to taste the herb’s bitter alkaloids. Honestly, kratom can act as a secret ingredient in just about any recipe. The flavor of the other foods will typically mask the bitter alkaloids nicely
Apples and Kratom
Apples with Kratom
Why not mix kratom with apples? The old saying, ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away’ might prove beneficial when combined with the kratom.
You can place your kratom directly into applesauce to sweeten the taste. Place a dash of cinnamon onto the applesauce for even greater taste. This is a simple kratom recipe that you can create on the go. It makes a good breakfast, afternoon snack, or light before bed meal. The concoction is completely palatable. You can even make a bowl of applesauce and kratom to store in the freezer for 10 to 15 minutes. The extra cooling kick makes it ideal on a hot day. If you leave it in the freezer too long, then it will freeze into a popsicle that you can slowly enjoy one lick at a time.
One thing to note about kratom recipes is that the herb mixes well in dairy products. Yogurt is ideal. You can effortlessly blend the kratom with the yogurt, so you do not even taste the alkaloids. Use regular vanilla yogurt and then add your favorite fruits such as bananas, blueberries, raspberries, peaches, or strawberries. If you do not want to blend in fruit for extra flavor, then you can always purchase pre-flavored yogurts and just add the kratom to the plastic container. Kratom yogurt makes a great breakfast or snack food.
Kratom Yogurt Smoothie
If you have a craving for a smoothie then why not formulate a mixture that boasts kratom? Mix yogurt, coconut milk, fruit, and kratom with a blender for a frothy, refreshing beverage. You can even add a handful of almonds that you blend down into an easy to drink consistency. The almonds further mask the taste of the kratom. If you regularly ingest a protein powder, then be sure to add it to the smoothie too to create a thick smoothie-like shake that can even replace one of your daily meals. Be sure to add crushed ice when blending the smoothie to create a nice consistency. You might also want to add honey or unrefined, raw sugar to add even more sweetness to the beverage.
In recent years, juicing has become extremely popular. As people look to achieve a healthier lifestyle, they are turning to fresh fruits, vegetables, and natural herbs such as kratom. One of the easiest ways to ingest everything that Nature has to offer is by juicing all your favorites into a thick, tasty beverage.
Mix in bananas, kale, spinach, strawberries, and kratom for a very refreshing juice. You can also go for a tropical twist by mixing oranges, lemons, coconut, mango, and kratom.
Oatmeal and Kratom
Oatmeal and kratom
Oatmeal is remarkably robust. A single bowl will easily leave you feeling for hours which is why so many people choose oatmeal as their first meal of the day. Simply cook the kratom directly into the oatmeal. Add a dash of cinnamon or nutmeg to truly please your sweet tooth. If you need the oatmeal to taste sweeter then you can also try adding honey.
Cold Kratom Milkshake
This is a superb snack. You will need milk, ice cream, and kratom. Choose your favorite, vanilla, chocolate, or strawberry. Blend the mixture together until it attains the consistency that you prefer and then simply enjoy the cool frozen treat!
When you start to brew your morning java why not add kratom to the coffee grounds? Basically, you are combining coffee with kratom to create a mixture to jumpstart your day. You can add cream or sugar to the beverage as you normally would when you drink a cup of coffee. You can even serve the kratom coffee cold and on the rocks. Or freeze it and blend it down to create your own frozen coffee and kratom-laced beverage.
Pancakes and Kratom
Pancakes Loaded with Kratom
Pancakes, also called flapjacks, are a wonderful way to start out the day. They are quick and easy plus exceptionally filling. You can add the kratom powder right to the pancake mix powder. You will not even taste alkaloids which is what makes this kratom recipe ideal. Also, if pancakes are not your thing then why not go with a waffle?
Brownies Loaded with Herbs
You have probably heard of pot brownies. They are made using a simple brownie recipe and you add an ample amount of cannabis to the mixture. Well, you can do the same thing with kratom. The chocolate taste of the sweet treat will quickly overshadow any bitterness from the kratom herb so you’ll find a happy balance and not even now that the desert has been laced with kratom If brownies aren’t your thing then remember, you can explore a variety of kratom recipes for baked goods such as cakes, cupcakes, loaves of bread, muffins, or cookies.
Lemonade is naturally tangy which hides the flavor of the kratom. You can squeeze fresh lemons and add the kratom powder to the juice. If the taste is too sour, then feel free to add sugar to the lemonade. You can also use oranges in place of lemons. Why not start the day off with a cup of juice laced with kratom? Everyone loves a glass of juice with their morning breakfast.
A Simple Cup of Tea
Perhaps there is no greater or easier way to enjoy kratom then the way that they do in the herb’s native homeland. Locals in Southeast Asia regularly brew tea using kratom leaves. They enjoy ingesting the beverage at the end of a long day, as a social hot beverage, or at certain festivals. You can also brew kratom into a refreshing beverage. If you do not like the bitter tea’s taste then add pure, unrefined sugar, milk, or honey to the tea to help sweeten it and mask the kratom flavor.
Which Strain of Kratom is Best for Cooking?
Honestly, everyone who uses kratom has their favorite strains. Each one has a slightly different flavor and will bring different nuances to the recipes. Many people like using White Borneo when cooking because it creates a wonderfully uplifting effect which makes it a great daytime kratom choice. At my Kratom Club, we carry a wide array of strains and we are confident that you will find exactly what you are seeking.
If you are interested in learning more about kratom recipes or you want to pick a specific strain of kratom to use in your culinary creations, then please contact us at My Kratom Club.