In recent years, the world of culinary arts has witnessed an intriguing fusion, where gourmet cuisine meets the therapeutic potential of cannabis. In Germany, one name stands out from this revolutionary culinary frontier: that of André Schneider, a German chef with a passion for cannabis and a spirit of adventure that has taken him to the four corners of the world.
André Schneider: The journey of a cannabis chef
André’s culinary journey began in an unconventional way. After years of introspection and self-discovery, he completed his culinary training at the age of 30. This late start was just the beginning of an extraordinary career that would later see him master the art of cooking with cannabis.
His first job took him to the island of Majorca, where he cooked for celebrities such as iconic Modern Talking singer and producer Dieter Bohlen. André’s wanderlust quickly led him to the Caribbean, more specifically to the island of Dominica. It was there that he immersed himself in the local way of life, connecting with the Rastafarian community and deepening his understanding of cannabis.
This experience laid the foundation for Andre’s cannabis cooking, merging his passions for cannabis, herbs, healing, professional cooking, and travel into a unique culinary niche.
After 18 months in the Caribbean, André returned to Germany, but was not able to stay there long. His next adventure took him to Asia, where he lived for three years in Hanoi, Vietnam, and explored neighboring countries such as Laos, Cambodia and Thailand. It was there that his passion for cannabis cooking found an audience among friends and expats.
In 2016, André returned to Germany, and in 2017 he started his own family in Vietnam. His career took a big turn in 2018 when he joined a hemp magazine. He then began writing articles, menus and recipes on cannabis cooking, establishing himself as an expert in refined cannabis preparations.
In 2019, André embarked on a journey to the northern regions of Vietnam, creating a documentary about Cannabis Sativa L on the Sino-Vietnamese border and its importance to local communities.
One of André’s most notable trips took him to the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2019, where he worked as a cannabis expert for several weeks, studying the subject first-hand.
In 2021, André’s cookbook, “HighCuisine by Andre Schneider”, was published in English and presented in Berlin. Although the book initially faced difficulties in the market, André continues to fight to bring it back to life.
Since then, André has worked freelance, notably as a cook for VIPs and businesses at events such as the Mary Jane Expo. His expertise in cannabis cuisine has taken him around the world, presenting at trade shows in Mexico, Italy, Spain and Berlin.
Today, André Schneider is a pioneer in the field of cannabis cooking, bridging the gap between gourmet cooking and the therapeutic properties of cannabis. His culinary journey is a testament to his passion for exploration, the healing potential of herbs, and his desire to share his expertise with the world.
The B-45 smoothie to give a back-to-school boost
At the start of the school year, it is essential to strengthen our immune defenses to stay healthy and full of energy. A delicious way to do this is to prepare the B-45 smoothie, inspired by the famous Silent Seeds cannabis strain. Packed with vitamins, minerals and the goodness of cannabis, this invigorating smoothie will put you on the path to success.
Ingredients for 4 servings:
For the smoothie:
- 1 to 2 handfuls of fresh spinach
- Fresh pineapple pieces
- 1 half ripe mango
- 1 apple (any variety)
- 1 half ripe banana
- 4 tablespoons (50g) toasted hemp seeds
- 150ml coconut water (or non-dairy milk of your choice)
For Cannabis B-45 MCT Oil:
4 ml of B-45 cannabis MCT oil (ratio 10:1 ml/g)
1. Prepare B-45 Cannabis MCT Oil:
In a slow infusion process, infuse MCT coconut oil with B-45 cannabis flowers. This process ensures proper infusion and activation of cannabinoids. MCT oil is used as a carrier oil because of its easy digestibility.
2. Assemble the smoothie:
Place the following ingredients in a blender: spinach, pineapple chunks, ripe mango, apple, ripe bananas and toasted hemp seeds.
Pour in 150 ml of coconut water (or non-dairy milk of your choice).
Add 4 ml (120 mg THC) of prepared B-45 cannabis MCT oil.
3. Blend to Perfection:
Mix all ingredients until smooth and creamy.
If you want a colder, thicker smoothie, add 200ml crushed ice and blend again briefly.
4. Savor and experience:
Your B-45 smoothie is now ready to enjoy. Pour it into glasses and savor its benefits and invigorating flavors.
Feel free to personalize this recipe by adding other ingredients according to your tastes and nutritional preferences.
This B-45 smoothie is not only a treat for your taste buds, it’s also a powerhouse of nutrition. Spinach provides folic acid and fiber, pineapple provides vitamin C and digestive enzymes, while bananas provide sweetness and creaminess. Apples provide additional nutrients and roasted hemp seeds provide a nutty taste. B-45 Cannabis MCT Oil adds a unique touch with its stimulating effects and distinctive terpene profile.
Additionally, the mango contained in the smoothie is known to intensify and prolong the effects of cannabis, making it an ideal choice for those who want to enjoy its benefits.
While the start of the school year is already upon us, start your day with this energizing B-45 smoothie, and you will be fortified with a burst of vitality to face the challenges of the day. André Schneider’s culinary expertise and passion for cannabis come together in this recipe, which is a delicious and healthy way to start the day.