Obviously, most herbs and smart products in our assortment already have a delicious taste. But creative spirits like to indulge themselves, don’t they? Get some new inspiration from our consciousness expanding recipes. Today: kratom shake.
Kratom is a herb that has a slightly stimulating effect in low doses (less than 5 gram) and a more opium-like effect in high doses (5 gram or more).
Kratom is often consumed as a tea, but unfortunately the taste is not optimal. More importantly: the main active ingredient in kratom, mitragynine, doesn’t dissolve well in water. It dissolves better in fat. Therefore Azarius developed a recipe especially for the kratom enthusiast. On the one hand it masks the taste of kratom, on the other hand it guarantees maximum solubility.
What do you need?
- Cheesecloth (or fine sieve)
- Small pan
Ingredients for two kratom shakes
- 2.5 to 10 grams kratom
- 250 ml coconut milk
- 2 bananas
- 150 grams frozen blueberries
- 2 tablespoons cacao (masking the bitter taste ánd adding an extra stimulant effect to your shake)
- 1 tablespoon sugar, agave syrup or other sweetener
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla powder (may also be vanilla sugar)
Kratom shake preparation
- Add the coconut milk and the kratom together in a pan and boil shortly.
- Wait until cooled down.
- Pour the mixture in a cheesecloth that you put on top of the bowl of the blender.
- Squeeze well, so that your output is maximum.
- You catch the kratom milk in the bowl of the blender.
- The plant material can be thrown away.
- Add all other ingredients to the milk and blend well.
You'll still slightly taste the kratom, but in this combination it’s an excellent drink. Obviously, the strength of the taste is dependent on the amount of kratom that you add.
With this shake you’re assured of a delightful trip. If you wanna go really deep, you can also drink both shakes, but be careful: the trip may become very intense! Never underestimate the effects of kratom. It may be a better idea to share the second shake with a friend.
Stages of the kratom experience
Be aware that you also consume a lot of food with this kratom shake. Therefore it will take a while before the maximum effect kicks in. With a high dose of kratom you will feel euphoric and stimulated (wanting to undertake all kinds of activities) in about 10 minutes. It feels a bit like being stoned, but without the tiredness.
In time your body will absorb more kratom and the opium effect will come to prevail. After a while you may want to lie down and you will experience the most wonderful dreams. Even for the seasoned psychonaut it’s a remarkable sensation to travel along the different mood stages that kratom evokes.
Written by: Sofie