Smooth Out Your Morning: 5 Reasons to Add CBG Oil to Your Breakfast Smoothie

by PP Health Admin / Nov 08, 2021

Are you a breakfast smoothie lover who's looking to switch up your routine? Perhaps you want to add an extra health kick to your morning beverages. There are multiple ways to do this, but why not start creating a potentially healthier habit by getting your daily dose of CBG oil in with your smoothie?

What Is CBG Oil?

Cannabigerol (CBG) is much like cannabidiol (CBD) in the sense that it's a non-intoxicating cannabinoid found in cannabis strains, including hemp. It's less known than CBD and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) – the primary psychoactive compound found in the cannabis plant – but CBG is forging its way into the health, wellness and pharmacological industries.

CBG was discovered by Yehiel Gaoni and Raphael Mechoulam in 1964 as one of over 100 cannabinoids present in cannabis plants. Interest in CBG is currently on the rise due to its potential therapeutic benefits, including antibacterial, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory qualities.

How Does CBG React in the Body?

Similar to THC, CBG reacts with the cannabinoid receptors in the brain. The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is made up of cannabinoid receptors located throughout the body. The ECS helps regulate various physiological processes, including appetite, pain-sensation, mood, and memory.

The human body naturally creates its own version of cannabis compounds called endocannabinoids. In the brain, CBG acts as a buffer to the psychoactivity of THC; therefore, instead of producing a "high" sensation, CBG works to alleviate the paranoia sometimes caused by high-THC cannabis strains.

Furthermore, research suggests that CBG is effective in the relief of diverse symptoms and health conditions. In particular, CBG may fight inflammation, pain and nausea, significantly reduce intraocular eye pressure caused by glaucoma, and provide possible symptom relief for Crohn's disease and irritable bowel syndrome.

Using CBG Oil in Different Forms

For first-time CBG oil users, the market can be somewhat overwhelming. There's a lot to consider before jumping into CBG consumption. The most commonly asked questions are on the most effective method for using CBG oil and dosage.

Unsurprisingly, like any other supplement, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach due to everybody reacting differently to CBG. However, you’re in the right place to gain some insight and guidance.

CBG oil often comes in the form of an oil or tincture, topicals and capsules. The most common forms are oils and tinctures, as these are easy to consume.

  • CBG Oil Tinctures
  • When CBG oil comes in the form of a tincture, there is higher bioavailability of cannabigerol. This is because CBG tinctures are alcohol-based extracts that use high-proof alcohol to steep the plant material. The presence of roughly 60 to 70% of alcohol in the tincture serves a preservative function.

    Once strained, the solution is bottled with additional ingredients for flavour and other benefits. Tinctures typically come with droppers to make the administration easier and more controlled. They’re also convenient for users and very portable – so you can pop them in your bag every day!

    Compared to CBG-based edibles, tinctures provide faster relief that can potentially work in 15-45 minutes instead of an hour. They're absorbed easily when taken under the tongue, and products have a long shelf life. Tinctures are an all-around great possibility for CBG beginners! 

  • CBG Oil Capsules
  • Taking CBG oil in the form of capsules is another common option for cannabis consumers. One positive is that you can maintain a consistent amount of CBG oil in the body; however, the onset of effects is slower than tinctures.

    Capsules need to be digested and absorbed into the bloodstream. This means that they first need to pass through the digestive tract. This process is likely to delay any effects, meaning you may need to wait for over an hour after ingestion before you begin to feel anything.

    When taking CBG oil, any potential effects largely depend on the potency of the oil. Our top tip is to start with a low dose of CBG and increase it if necessary. Also, be patient! We recommend trialling some of the following methods of CBG consumption to help you determine what works best for you.

  • Administer CBG Sublingually
  • The term ‘sublingual’ comes from the Latin for ‘under the tongue’. Sublingual administration refers to placing CBG oil under the tongue. All you need to do is add a few drops of CBG under the tongue for 30-60 seconds, three times a day. In doing so, the substance will bypass the digestive tract and diffuse straight into the bloodstream through capillary-rich tissues. Sublingual absorption may therefore be the most efficient method if you’re after a quick onset of CBG.

  • Add CBG to Snacks
  • Snacks are always a good option. CBG-infused snacks? Even better! Cannabigerol reportedly has fat-burning properties, so feel free to add CBG oil into your sweet treats or baked items, such as cookies and brownies. You could try adding as little as two teaspoons of CBG oil into your daily meals. It works in both savoury and sweet dishes, and mixing CBG with olive oil, lemon, salt, and pepper makes for a very yummy salad dressing.

  • Add CBG to Drinks
  • Some blends of CBG aren’t as satisfactory for some as they are for others due to different taste buds. That’s why some people like to add CBG to their favourite fruit juice, shake or smoothie. It may also help to boost energy levels when added to caffeinated drinks such as tea or coffee. Similarly, experiment with adding CBG drops to alcoholic beverages and cocktails – you can invent an array of tasty concoctions!

  • Inhale CBG Directly
  • Although the long-term safety of inhaling CBG oil directly is still unknown, there are many vaping products available on the market today, i.e. vaporizers and vape pens. Smoking, vaping or even spraying CBG oil directly into the mouth is an easy form of CBG consumption, and little smoke is produced.

  • Apply CBG to Your Skin
  • Your skin protects the body from external factors such as bacteria, chemicals and temperature. It's the largest organ of the body and needs looking after. CBG oil can step in to potentially help manage pain and inflammation and improve stiff, achy joints and sore muscles.

    Gently rub a few drops of CBG oil onto any affected areas and wait for the absorption to take place. You can also apply CBG as a topical lotion or balm or infuse it with other oils at home, e.g. coconut oil. Trust us – your skin will likely thank you for it.

    Why You Should Add CBG Oil to Your Breakfast Smoothie

    Two bright purple blueberry smoothies in glasses with added blueberries, hemp leaves and straws.

    1. Health is Wealth

    Smoothies are a fantastic way to start the day and can quickly fill your body up with all the nutrition it needs. While a typical smoothie is packed full of nutrients, adding CBG oil is intended to provide further health benefits for your mind and body. A few of these benefits may include helping to relieve pain, promoting good sleep (which aids the promotion of healthy skin, eyes, brain and bone growth), and fostering a healthy digestive system.

    2. Physiological Effects

    When you take CBG oil, it may act therapeutically on the normal functions of the body. As well as having anti-inflammatory properties, it also has neuroprotective effects and may work as an antioxidant for your nervous system. Research suggests that CBG can help improve motor deficits and preserve neurons in neurodegenerative diseases like Huntington's disease.

    3. Control

    As you would be the one to blend your CBG smoothie, you have complete control of the process. You can easily make CBG treats at home and decide how much CBG to include, as well as what other ingredients and flavours you'd like each day. It's a chance to switch up your routine and be in charge of your CBG journey.

    4. Discretion

    You may be conscious of myths or misconceptions regarding CBG, but not to worry, as you can use CBG oil at your discretion. To put your mind at ease, hemp is legal in the UK if it doesn't exceed the maximum THC content of 0.2%. In the US, the threshold is 0.3%. Nevertheless, incorporating CBG oil into your breakfast smoothie is one of the more discreet ways to consume hemp extracts.

    5. Enjoyment

    Making a smoothie should be fun! Studies show that CBG may boost your mood and overall feelings of wellbeing. A combination of the two is likely to be enjoyable, so why wouldn’t you give it a try? Being healthy has never felt or tasted so good!

    CBG Smoothie Recipe Ideas

    One of the most exciting aspects about adding CBG oil to your smoothies is the wide range of ingredients for you to mix it with. You'll never be short of options to choose from. For a head start, note down the following list of everyday superfoods – nutrient-dense foods:

    • Almonds
    • Almond butter
    • Almond milk
    • Avocado
    • Berries (blueberries, raspberries, goji berries, acai berries or strawberries)
    • Cacao
    • Chia seeds
    • Dark leafy greens (spinach, kale, chard, arugula)
    • Greek yoghurt or kefir
    • Hemp seeds
    • Mango
    • Oats
    • Papaya
    • Pineapple.

    What’s more, we’ve compiled some delicious smoothie recipe ideas that are great for blending with CBG oil. Not only will you enjoy the fresh fruits and superfoods, but your body could reap the rewards of CBG’s added benefits to boost your overall balance and wellness.

    For smoothies, order matters, so it’s best to add in frozen ingredients first and then add any liquids until all ingredients are covered. This will help with the blending process and result in the smoothest smoothie possible. The perfect consistency can also be achieved by freezing your ingredients beforehand.

    Banana Oatmeal CBG Smoothie


    Banana and oat smoothie in a glass surrounded by ingredients.

    1 banana

    ¼ cup rolled oats

    ½ cup plain Greek yoghurt

    ½ - ¼ cup almond milk

    1 teaspoon honey or CBG-infused honey

    ¼ teaspoon cinnamon

    15mg+ CBG oil tincture or CBG isolate powder.


    Add banana, rolled oats, Greek yoghurt and almond milk in a blender and blend until smooth. Add honey, cinnamon and CBG and blend for an additional 10-15 seconds or until all ingredients are fully incorporated. 

    Chocolate Beet and Berry CBG Smoothie


    1 frozen banana

    ½ cup raw beets (peeled and chopped)

    ½ cup strawberries

    ½ cup blueberries

    ½ cup coconut water

    ½ cup coconut milk (may sub 1 cup coconut milk and omit coconut water)

    1-3 teaspoons cacao

    1-3 teaspoons honey or CBG-infused honey

    15mg+ CBG oil tincture or CBG isolate powder.


    Add banana, beets, berries, coconut water and/or coconut milk in a blender and blend until smooth. Add cacao, honey and CBG and blend for an additional 10-15 seconds or until all ingredients are fully incorporated.

    Green Antioxidant CBG Smoothie


    1 cup kale

    1 cup spinach

    ½ banana

    Handful of almonds

    Handful of cashews

    ½ can full-fat coconut milk

    ½ - ¼ cup almond milk

    1 teaspoon cinnamon

    2 tablespoons cacao

    15mg+ CBG oil tincture or CBG isolate powder.


    Add kale, spinach, banana, almonds, cashews, coconut milk and almond milk in a blender and blend until smooth. Add cinnamon, cacao and CBG and blend for an additional 10-15 seconds or until all ingredients are fully incorporated.

    Mixed Berry CBG Smoothie


    1 frozen banana

    ½ cup frozen strawberries

    ½ cup frozen blueberries

    ½ cup frozen raspberries

    1 small avocado

    1 cup plain Greek yoghurt

    ½ cup almond milk

    1-2 tablespoons honey or CBG-infused honey (can also be sweetened with 1-2 tablespoons pure maple syrup)

    1-2 tablespoons chia or hemp seeds

    15mg+ CBG oil tincture or CBG isolate powder.


    Add banana, berries, avocado, Greek yoghurt and almond milk in a blender and blend until smooth. Add honey or maple syrup, chia or hemp seeds and CBG and blend for an additional 10-15 seconds or until all ingredients are fully incorporated.

    Tropical CBG Smoothie


    ½ frozen banana

    ½ cup frozen pineapple chunks

    ¼ cup frozen mango chunks

    ¼ cup frozen or fresh papaya

    2 cups spinach or kale

    ¼ cup plain Greek yoghurt

    ¼ cup coconut milk

    1-3 tablespoons honey or CBG-infused honey

    15mg+ CBG oil tincture or CBG isolate powder.


    Add banana, pineapple, mango, papaya, greens, yoghurt and coconut milk in a blender and blend until smooth. Add honey and CBG and blend for an additional 10-15 seconds or until all ingredients are fully incorporated.

    Green antioxidant smoothie in a glass with hemp ingredients and two striped straws.

    CBG Oil from PP Health

    At Plant Physiology Health, or PP Health for short, we believe in science and the healing power of nature. Our brand is derived from our interest in how the physiology of plants can influence good nutrition and balance the functioning and wellbeing of the human body.

    The hemp plant has tremendous therapeutic potential. We provide CBG oil, full-spectrum CBD oil, CBD softgels and CBD gummies to customers looking for top-quality product content. Discover the range of CBG oils that we have to offer here.

    Final Thoughts

    Utilizing the many health-promoting properties of CBG may prove to be beneficial. It seems that every method of taking it is valuable and may provide relief. There’s potential for CBG oil to lift your mood, improve your appetite and also your sleep cycle.

    If you already love whipping up vibrant smoothies in the mornings, imagine taking it to the next level by adding CBG. A daily drink could help you maintain good health. Whether it's to reduce inflammation after a workout, help ease anxiety before work or calm the gastrointestinal system, CBG oil smoothies could be a win-win and are relatively easy to make. Remember to start with small dosages and work your way up until you're happy with the effects.

    We hope that you love our CBG tips, tricks and recipes as much as we do. You don't need to be an expert in the kitchen; enjoy the process of integrating CBG smoothies into your wellness routine and feel better within yourself!