Rosemary Mashers


Throughout history, rosemary has been used as a medicine, cultural symbol, and in spiritual practices (Herbco, 2017). Today it is one of the most popular herbs available.   

When it comes to health, Rosemary is a great source of: 

  • Pinene: a terpene that aids in memory retention and alertness. Rosemary has been shown to improve cognitive deficits and can support those with Alzheimer's disease

  • Antioxidants: helps stop damage to cells that can cause diseases like cancer, heart disease, and more

And potatoes are a wonderful source of: 

  • Fiber: supports digestive health, lowers cholesterol, helps you feel fuller longer and reduce appetite

  • Vitamin C: supports the immune system, aids in bone formation & wound healing, helps protect the body from infections

The skin on potatoes has tons more nutrients such as potassium, niacin, and iron. 


About the Recipe

Most diets will tell you that you can't eat potatoes because they're loaded with starch. When it comes to the holidays, however, mashed potatoes are a staple — so we decided to make them a little bit healthier by infusing some rosemary into that decadent butter we would be adding. We also left the skin on our potatoes because they contain lots of nutrients, and with all the other yumminess in these 

  • 1/2 stick butter

  • 3 tbsp dried rosemary

  • 6 large new potatoes, halved

  • 2/3 c milk of choice

    • We used 2% dairy milk, but any milk will do!

  • 1/3 c cream cheese (we used whipped Greek Yogurt cream cheese,

  • 1 tsp salt

  • LEVO (If you don't have a LEVO, you can check out this article for ways to infuse your oil)

  1. Place rosemary in LEVO herb pod; place butter in basin. Set at 165°F for 30 minutes

  2. Cover potatoes with water in a large pot. Boil over medium heat for 30 minutes or until tender

    • You can use a fork to see how tender the potatoes have become

  3. Drain potatoes and, while still hot, mix with remaining ingredients

    • We used an electric mixer, but you could whip these by hand, too!


Opportunities for Cannabinoid Infusion

If you'd like to enhance this recipe with cannabinoids, consider using one of the products below. We recommend using between 5-30mg of CBD per serving, depending on your needs and body weight (typically 1-5mg of CBD per 10 lbs of body weight, learn more about dosing here). Remember to always start low and go slow when it comes to cannabinoids, and be sure to read our CBD Safety article and talk to your doctor before incorporating something new into your routine.


Papa & Barkley Essentials Hemp Drops CBD Tincture

This tincture is a whole plant extraction made with hemp grown in Colorado and carried in fractionated coconut or MCT oil. It is a lipid infusion, meaning that it uses no solvents in the extraction process and retains a full range of phytonutrients, including all of the plant’s cannabinoids and terpenes. A full dropper of their 450mg bottle contains 30mg of CBD, and the dropper has measurements on the side for easy dosing.   


LEVO Oil Infusion Machine

If you're in a legal state or have access to hemp, you can also add available cannabis flower to your LEVO herb pod to infuse the butter in this recipe. To infuse cannabis flower with butter, set your LEVO to 165˚F for 2.5 hours.

Learn more about the LEVO Oil Infusion Machine here!

The product shown here was gifted to Hempsley by LEVO and Papa & Barkley during their Heart of Health Exchange sponsorship. All opinions are our own. Thanks for supporting the brands that support Hempsley!

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The product shown here was gifted to Hempsley by LEVO and Papa & Barkley during their partnership for our Heart of Health Exchange. 

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This review was written by Kristen Williams. Copyright  Hempsley 2019, All Rights Reserved