Laura Lagano’s CBD-Infused Morning Coffee

CBD-Infused Coffee from Laura Lagano

This month I want to highlight registered dietitian nutritionist Laura Lagano, MS, RDN, CDN, who has always been ahead of the curve. As part of her integrative nutrition practice, she educates both consumers and professionals about integrating cannabis with nutrition and other holistic approaches.

Though more than two-thirds of the states in the country have approved medical marijuana and the number of states that permit adult (recreational) cannabis is growing, fear of cannabis lingers. Laura calls this cannaphobia, which she wrote about on HuffPost. Here’s a quick education about the cannabis plant from Laura.

A Brief Cannabis Education

  • Both marijuana and hemp are cannabis. Yes, hemp is cannabis!
  • By definition, marijuana contains over 0.3% THC (and often a much higher percentage).
  • Hemp contains less than 0.3% THC. Yes, hemp-derived CBD can sometimes contain a very low percentage of THC.
  • THC and CBD are among the 100+ phytocannabinoids in the cannabis plant.
  • Both THC and CBD are psychoactive, though CBD does not “make you high.”
  • Cannabis is a bioaccumulator, so it’s crucial to know your hemp farmer when selecting CBD.

Why Laura loves this recipe

Edibles—foods and beverages infused with cannabinoids—are available everywhere. Yet, most follow the formula of the ubiquitous pot brownie—laden with sugar and other inflammatory ingredients. For those who are bit skeptical about cannabis (even hemp-derived CBD), a home-made coffee beverage is a good introduction for two reasons. First, coffee (at least in the US) tends to be an adult beverage, so the message is “not for those under 21.” Second, coffee and hemp-derived CBD are natural partners because both have psychoactive affects that balance one another. Laura can teach you more—much more—about cannabis.

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  1. Pour coffee in a mug.
  2. Froth unsweetened nut-based creamer.
  3. Add CBD oil to frothed creamer.
  4. Gently pour creamer into coffee.
Recipe Notes

*If you’re taking any medication (especially meds that have a grapefruit warning), consult with your prescriber before using CBD.

Who is Laura?

Laura Lagano MS RDN CDN

Laura Lagano, MS, RDN, CDN, is an Integrative Clinical Nutritionist and was Co-Founder of the Holistic Cannabis Academy, the first comprehensive education platform for practitioners about integrating the ancient plant into healthcare. Laura’s journey to cannabis was led by her dissatisfaction with what conventional healthcare had to offer her daughter, Isabella, who has a developmental disability. Isabella is now ready for the work force and on her way to independent living thanks to integrative healing approaches, including nutrition and hemp-derived CBD oil. When not educating and consulting about cannabis and holistic healing, Laura can be found cooking for her family, socializing in her community, and basking in her role as mother of three young adults and wife to a soccer-obsessed husband in Hoboken, NJ.

Her daughter Isabella has trained to be a barista and enjoys making a cold brew
Her daughter Isabella has trained to be a barista and enjoys making a cold brew
Isabella enjoys her customers especially serving her sister Victoria
Isabella enjoys her customers especially serving her sister Victoria

How do you savor and enjoy your life?

Laura with her daughters, Victoria in polka dots & Isabella in blue, waiting for a table at her favorite crab house in Brooklyn, Laura’s hometown.
Laura with her daughters, Victoria in polka dots & Isabella in blue, waiting for a table at her favorite crab house in Brooklyn, Laura’s hometown.

Relationships are foundational to me. Nothing is more important. In my private practice, I teach my clients about lowering toxic load. That includes moving away from toxic relationships and surrounding yourself with people and experiences that bring you happiness and joy.

Laura enjoying an espresso at her absolute favorite place to be—the beach. This beach happens to be on Sardinia, which is a blue zone where people eat well and live long, healthy lives.
Laura enjoying an espresso at her absolute favorite place to be—the beach. This beach happens to be on Sardinia, which is a blue zone where people eat well and live long, healthy lives.

Family is everything to Laura! Family first!

Isabella cooked a family meal with her food coach who also happened to be Laura’s nutrition intern!
Isabella cooked a family meal with her food coach who also happened to be Laura’s nutrition intern!

Want more information on cannabis?

As a Holistic Cannabis Practitioner and Consultant Laura has tons of resources to educate you on cannabis. What to know what CBD products you can easily add to your daily routine? You can find that article here and lots, lots more! Thank you Thank you Laura!  You are clearly the nutrition frontrunner seeking out answers on how cannabis can be a tool in our tool box helping others to better health.

Laura and I would love to hear how you are using CBD oil in your kitchen.

Stay tuned for Laura’s book, The CBD Miracle Oil, coming out in March of 2019.

Don’t forget you can learn lots more at Laura’s website.

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