Microdose Breakfasts Are The New Power Lunches
A microdosing experiment leads to self-discovery, answered emails, and pie.
In case you hadn’t heard, Mondo is a coconut-derived, powdered edible that you can sprinkle on desserts, mix into smoothies, or even eat by the miniature spoonful. As someone who enjoys the stable, gradual high a premium edible can provide, I’ve always been curious about how I might be able to use weed to enhance my daytime routine. Of course, I’m not talking about the kind of weed that will have you questioning the nature of reality or a dose that’ll have you sleeping into next year. I’m talking about consuming (relatively) tiny amounts of high-quality, uplifting cannabis. It’s called microdosing.
I didn’t go into my trial of morning microdosing blind, alright. The night before I planned to top my toast with Mondo, I sampled a little under 5mg using the little measuring spoon that comes with it to see how it would affect me. Scrolling through Instagram in my underwear while eating cold pasta by the kitchen sink, I saw a post that revealed: 1) my friend is a drummer in a cool, all-girls indie band and 2) they were having a show at the Bootleg Theater that evening. So, I put on some pants and grabbed my keys—but not before eating a straight scoop of Mondo powder.
“I’m still fully on board with the coconut trend.”
Call me crazy, but I really like the way it tastes. The subtle, weedy undertones compliment the coconut overtones, and there’s a mild sweetness that keeps it from tasting chalky or medicinal. When consumed by the spoonful, the powder leaves a fatty film on your tongue that I find strangely pleasant. Then again, I’m still fully on board with the coconut trend.
It took a fairly long time—about two hours or more—before I felt something like a high kicking in. I did feel light and uplifted at my friend’s show, but I wasn’t sure whether to attribute that to the Mondo or the good company. The high was just too subtle for me to tell. But once I got home and inhaled a bag of peanut butter-filled pretzels, I knew I was not stone-cold sober. While it wasn’t the most transcendent high I’ve ever felt, it was thoroughly pleasant and definitely worth trying during the day.