How to Make Hash Yogurt
Making hash yogurt is a quick and easy way to turn a little bit of hash supply into a tasty, delicious, and most importantly buzzing snack.
If you like edibles, then making yourself some hash yogurt can be a quick and tasty way to eat healthily. Just remember that eating marijuana edibles is often much stronger than smoking weed, and the hash is a cannabis concentrate. So, be careful to not eat too much.
The true benefits of the hash yogurt
Before going into the nitty-gritty of hash yogurt making, it is important to stress out the benefits of the yogurt itself and how good and beneficial it is for your body overall.
The history of yogurt
It’s believed that the fermenting of dairy milk dates back over 6,000 years to Central Asia as a way to preserve milk. Historical records place yogurt in India, Persia, and Turkey not long after it was seen in Central Asia.
Yogurt was prized for its creamy texture and multitude of uses. Back then, fresh milk was often carried in the stomach linings of animals, where many believe the healthy bacteria, along with the climate, contributed to the fermentation.
The benefits of drinking yogurt
Traditional probiotic yogurt is made from a dairy that’s fermented into a creamy food packed with beneficial probiotics and is a balanced source of protein, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. Yogurt is considered a superfood. When it’s sourced from grass-fed cows or goats, then yogurt’s nutrition is maximized, supplying omega-3 fatty acids, whey protein, calcium, magnesium, potassium, vitamin D, vitamin K2, enzymes and probiotics.
Dairy-based yogurt can be made from goat’s milk or sheep’s milk, but traditional cow’s milk is still the most popular. Also, yogurt is the most consumed fermented dairy product in the United States today, with the second being kefir.
Yogurt Supports Healthy Digestion
Healthy bacteria that are added to yogurt help to improve the microflora in the gut, which is responsible for digestion and a healthy digestive tract. These active cultures may help with certain gastrointestinal conditions, including colon cancer, IBS, constipation, diarrhea, and lactose intolerance. Many individuals that struggle with lactose intolerance find that yogurt is a soothing food, not one that causes digestive distress.
Lowers the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
In a recent study, higher intake of probiotic yogurt is directly associated with a reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Yogurt supports digestion and the absorption of nutrients throughout the digestive tract; this is essential for healthy blood sugar regulation.
Increases Bone Density & May Help Prevent Osteoporosis
According to Jeri Nieves, Ph.D., MS, and director of the Bone Density Testing Helen Hayes Hospital in New York, “Adequate nutrition plays a major role in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis, and the micronutrients of the greatest importance are calcium and vitamin D. The combination of calcium and vitamin D has a clear skeletal benefit, provided the dose of vitamin D is sufficiently high.” Dairy yogurts are high in calcium, and many dairy yogurts are fortified with vitamin D, however raw cow’s milk yogurt doesn’t need fortification as it contains 38IU per quart.
Boosts the Immune System
In a recent study, researchers found that probiotics found in yogurt and other fermented milk products can improve the gut mucosal immune system by increasing cytokine-producing cells in the intestine. Researchers stated that “Supplementation of probiotic organisms in infancy could help prevent immune-mediated diseases in childhood.” Another study on infants found that probiotics added to formulas had a significant decrease of number days with fever, antibiotic prescriptions, clinic visits, and child care absences. For adults, yogurt’s probiotics help to keep the digestive tract free of disease-causing bacteria. A randomized and placebo-controlled study in Sweden of shift workers found that the placebo group reported more than twice the number of sick days than those who were taking probiotics.
Reduces High Blood Pressure
Yogurt has over 600 milligrams of potassium per eight ounces! In 36 clinical trials and 17 studies, potassium intake and blood pressure reduction are evident. The potassium is believed to help decrease sodium reabsorption while influencing nervous system cell function important in lowering blood pressure and improving heart health. A study from Harvard School of Public Health led by Alvaro Alonso, MD, Ph.D., found that people that eat two to three servings (or more) per day of low-fat dairy experience a 50 percent reduction in the risk of developing high blood pressure. So, if you have high blood pressure, start eating yogurt, and if you want to keep healthy blood pressure, eat yogurt.
Reduces Bad Cholesterol
The live probiotics in yogurt, including Lactobacillus Acidophilus, decrease cholesterol levels, with just one 200-milliliter (seven ounces) serving per day! In a controlled clinical study, researchers witnessed a 2.4 percent reduction in serum cholesterol. They believe that regular intake of probiotic yogurt has the potential of reducing the risk for coronary heart disease by 6 percent to 10 percent.
The effects of probiotics on the digestive tract and blood sugar levels have already been discussed, but as it turns out, the health of our gut is directly related to our mood. In a study from UCLA’s Gail and Gerald Oppenheimer Family Center for Neurobiology of Stress that studied brain scans during and after the study, researchers found healthy women who regularly consumed probiotics through yogurt showed more control in emotions and less anxiety when introduced to emotional events. The group that consumed yogurt ate two servings per day for four weeks.
May Help Treat Chronic Pain & Brain-Related Illnesses
In the same study mentioned above regarding mood regulation, researchers noted that probiotics have the potential to help with chronic pain, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and autism. Researchers also raised the question of whether repeated courses of antibiotics can affect the brain. Antibiotics are prescribed to kill the dangerous bacteria but also kill the healthy bacteria that reside in our guts. This reinforces my recommendation that yogurt and other probiotic-rich foods should always be consumed and especially taken after courses of antibiotics.
Making Hash Yogurt: The Recipe
Now that you know a little bit more about plain yogurt (ok, a lot more), it’s time for the fun hash recipe. Once you master this simple process you can tweak it and change it to your heart’s content adding additional ingredients for flavors and colors.
- A pot of yogurt
- Hash – enough for a decent joint.
- Butter or coconut oil – whichever you think will taste best.
- A metal spoon
Either poor some oil into your spoon, or smear a bit of butter on it, depending on what you are using. Then crumble your hash onto the spoon. Take your lighter and then heat the bottom of the spoon for a few minutes. This butter/oil/hash combination should melt into one. Once you have melted the mixture together, mix it into the yogurt thoroughly. Let cool, and then enjoy!
There you go, a quick and easy way of turning your hash into a yogurty edible treat! Remember, edibles tend to take 45-60 minutes to kick in once consumed, so be patient.
Note: This heating is done to decarboxylate the cannabis. The THC within raw cannabis is actually THCA, which is much less active than THC. Heat is required to convert THCA into THC, which is why cannabis is normally smoked or cooked.
Protein, vitamin B12, pantothenic acid, potassium, zinc, riboflavin, calcium, and phosphorus make up the nutrient profile of yogurt. It’s a complete food, with just the right balance of protein, fat, and carbohydrates.
So what is your favorite way of consuming yogurt? I’m sure hash yogurt tops the list at the moment. Try it out and share your experience for added tips and tricks of the making.