Mitragyna speciosa Kratom products can be brewed into tea or drinks, but leaves and leaf powder can also be swallowed directly, and still be active, which makes “cooking” with Kratom a real possibility- though one should keep in mind that these ideas or recipes actually aim at masking the somewhat bitter taste of Mitragyna speciosa Kratom, rather than actually nourish.
Mixing Kratom with normal food works but probably slows down the absorption process, and diminishes Kratom’s maximum effects – something which one should keep in mind when considering such preparations.
Indeed Kratom, like other substances, is more effective on an empty stomach, which speeds up absorption process, while fatty acids hinder the breakdown and absorption. Sugar, however, does not seem to diminish the effects of Kratom.
The suggestions for Mitragyna speciosa Kratom recipes below were reported by users as being effective, and quite pleasant. Yet one should try to avoid consuming Mitragyna speciosa Kratom on a full stomach, just after a good meal, as this will clearly weaken the experience, even with high quality Kratom, and possibly cause nausea and discomfort issues especially at higher Kratom doses.
Mitragyna speciosa Kratom and seltzer / sparkling water:
Using sparkling water instead of flat water is said to be a more efficient way of swallowing Kratom powder, and to make it easier to swallow.
Mitragyna speciosa Kratom chocolate:
Kratom leaf powder can be added to melted chocolate, stirred, and left to cool at room temperature. Or actual cookies can be prepared, with butter sugar and flour.
Mitragyna speciosa Kratom cheese sandwiches:
some users have been reported to added Kratom powder to otherwise regular melted cheese sandwiches, which apparently makes for a tasty psychoactive treat- Kratom was also reported to have been sprinkled on pizza. It might seem like and odd idea, yet keep in mind that Kratom is also traditionally used as a cooking spice in South-East Asia.
Mitragyna speciosa Kratom Jelly / Jell-O:
Kratom leaf powder was added to Jell-O during the preparation phase, which makes the powder very easy to swallow
Honey and Mitragyna speciosa Kratom:
adding Kratom leaf powder to spoonfuls of honey makes it easy to swallow.
Mitragyna speciosa Kratom and milk / milkshakes:
adding Kratom powder to a regular milkshake or to milk /dairy products neutralizes some of the tannins found in Kratom (or green tea), which diminishes the bitterness greatly, thus also reducing the risks of nausea.
Mitragyna speciosa Kratom and jam or applesauce:
Combining Kratom powder and jam or apple sauce helps one swallow Kratom effectively, but might also make effects come on more slowly, by slowing down the absorption process through stomach coating.
Mitragyna speciosa Kratom teas:
Kratom is bitter, and so is green tea, which makes green tea related recipes worth trying. Sugar, milk and honey all work well, and so do other combinations, such as ginger tea, chamomile, Indian Chai type spices, which also helps with eventual nausea.
A more neo-traditional recipe is also found in Thailand, where users, especially younger users, have been reported to boil Mitragyna speciosa Kratom leaves and mix the tea with soft drinks, such as Coca-Cola.