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7 Kratom Recipes and Alternatives to Toss and Wash

William Clark April 16, 2024 0 comments

Kratom might be a beneficial plant for millions of people, but it doesn’t taste terrific. While many kratom users don’t mind the traditional toss-and-wash method, others find it abhorrent, opting for other ways to take kratom powder. 

If you have trouble tossing and washing and want an alternative, keep reading to learn 7 great ways to take kratom while hiding the taste or eliminating the problems caused by toss and wash. First, what is toss and wash and why do some people hate it?

What is Toss and Wash (And What are the Pros and Cons)?

Toss and wash is one of the most popular ways to take kratom and basically means “tossing” the kratom powder into your mouth and then “washing” it down with water or some other beverage. 

So, what are the advantages of this method?

  • Fast 
  • Potent
  • Low Calories
  • Convenient

Still, despite these benefits, some might gag and cringe at the thought of tossing 5+ grams of White Wild Kratom powder into their mouth. Why?

  • Bad taste
  • Stuck in Corners of Mouth and Teeth
  • Can Be Inahled Accidentally 
  • Dry Mouth 
  • Nausea and Vomiting

While tons of kratom users prefer the toss-and-wash method, others make it their mission to avoid it as much as possible. That’s because there are plenty of other ways to take kratom powder that might reduce the taste or simplify the dosing process. 

7 Kratom Recipes and Alternatives to Toss and Wash

From the most popular alternative ingestion methods to unique recipes designed to cover up the taste of kratom powder, we’re here to help you find the best way to take your kratom. 

  1. Capsules and Gummies

Capsules are almost certainly the most popular alternative to toss and wash. They are convenient, discreet, and easy to swallow with zero taste. 

Plus, most kratom vendors offer capsules, making them easy to purchase whether you want Super Red Capsules or your favorite yellow kratom strains. However, you can also make your own capsules. It can be kind of messy, but it will save you some money.

In addition to capsules, you can buy kratom gummies that taste great and provide awesome benefits because they are made out of powerful kratom extracts. That means they’re stronger than capsules, but just as easy to take anytime, anywhere. 

  1. Shots and Tinctures

Another alternative is to make your own shot or buy pre-made kratom tinctures. To make a shot, you simply need to thoroughly mix kratom powder into a small amount of water. It is fairly hydrophobic, so it might take a little vigorous mixing, but once you have it mixed you’ll have a thick shot that can be downed in a quick gulp. 

While it will still taste pretty bad, many people find that it goes down much faster and easier than toss and wash. Plus, it makes it easier to mix it with other beverages, one of the most popular being orange juice. 

  1. Tea

Kratom tea can be a delightful way to ingest plant matter. Not only does brewing extract the alkaloids from the kratom powder, meaning you don’t have to eat the actual powder, but you can add sugar, your favorite tea bags, lemon, and more. Just make sure not to overheat the water as it can kill some of the beneficial compounds that give you the wonderful effects of kratom. 

While there are plenty of different ways to make kratom tea, this is our preferred method:

  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil before letting is slightly cool. 
  2. Slowly add your desired amount of crushed-leaf kratom and 1-2 black tea bags to the hot, but not boiling, water. 
  3. Mix in sugar to taste. 
  4. Simmer for 10-20 minutes, stirring occasionally
  5. Use a fine mesh strainer to remove the plant matter from the prepared tea (or use a Ketum Tea Leaf Infuser). 
  6. Add lemon juice to pull out alkaloids and improve the taste
  7. Drink and enjoy!
  1. Smoothie

A kratom smoothie can not only cover up the taste but have you looking forward to each new dose. The process is pretty self-explanatory. Blend your favorite fresh or frozen fruits, ice, sugar, and your kratom dose in a blender. That’s all!

Alternatively, for an extra special treat, you can make a kratom milkshake. Chocolate covers up most of the flavors while the sweetener makes it easy to drink. Add some extra toppings like sprinkles or hot fudge to improve the whole experience! 

  1. Tropical Punch

Since kratom is a tropical evergreen tree, we love to create tropical kratom drinks with it! Here’s our recipe that doesn’t even require a juicer (of course freshly juiced will probably taste better!):

  1. Mix 1 Part Cranberry Juice, 1 Part Orange Juice, and 2 Parts Pineapple Juice
  2. Add fresh mango slices and diced papaya and pineapple
  3. Thoroughly stir in your kratom dose
  4. Add ice and garnish with mint leaves
  5. Drink it up by the pool or on the beach!

Remember, you can use any of your favorite fruits, or even add a little rum. Just be careful drinking with kratom as the combination can cause nausea and dizziness. 

  1. Coffee

If you like the burst of energy that kratom provides in the morning, then mixing it with coffee can be a double whammy of stimulation. However, just mixing kratom with coffee is boring, so check out the Ketum Iced Coffee recipe:

  1. Brew dark coffee
  2. Mix in energetic White Borneo Kratom Powder
  3. Add 2 tablespoons of half-and-half
  4. Add a small amount of vanilla extract and sugar to taste
  5. Cool and serve over ice! 
  1. Oatmeal

While most of our suggestions are drinks, you can also make kratom foods. While we’ve found that kratom cookies, pasta sauce, and other foods taste pretty bad and ruin both the kratom dose and the food, there’s one food that kratom mixes perfectly into: oatmeal. 

By mixing your kratom with oatmeal and adding sweeteners, fruit, chocolate chips, honey, nuts, or other ingredients, you can make a delicious oatmeal that completely hides the taste of kratom. You can also do the same with applesauce if you prefer that over oatmeal! 


While lots of kratom users love to toss and wash, there are an equal amount who loathe the thought of the process. For those that hate it, there are plenty of alternatives including teas, coffees, fruit juices and smoothies, and oatmeal. 

Just make sure you get Ketum’s top-quality kratom powders so you only have to use a small amount of powder for powerful results. That way, you minimize the taste and maximize the benefits. 

If you have a different recipe or method of taking kratom, put it in the comments below! We’d love to hear about it and so will our other customers. 

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