Are you looking for a fun, playful twist for your post-workout or recovery routine? This rehydrating all-natural cannabis recovery drink is a homemade version of an electrolyte replacement sports drink made with no artificial ingredients or sugars. This drink compliments a clean-eating lifestyle and comes with several infusion options, including my Bliss Beverage Booster.
Table of Contents
- Why You Will Love This Recipe
- What You’ll Need
- Step-by-Step Instructions
- Alternative Infusion Options
- Electrolyte Replacement Drink
- Why Add Cannabis?
- Recovery Drink Ingredients
- All-Natural Cannabis Recovery Drink Recipe
- Frequently Asked Questions
- More Articles You Will Love
- A simply DIY recipe for an at-home sports drink
- Ways to customize this drink and make your own
- Want to make it easy? Start with my Bliss Beverage Booster with perfect dosing and have it delivered directly to your door!
Why You Will Love This Recipe
Looking for a delicious, homemade, all-natural recovery drink with a twist? Say no more!
I’ve crafted this cannabis-infused beverage special for my health-conscious consumers inside the Well With Cannabis Community.
As we have been talking about all month, embracing cannabis as part of a healthy lifestyle can be incredibly beneficial for so many people.
Yes, it’s totally possible to lead a vibrant, healthy life with cannabis by your side.
The secret to success? It’s all about identifying your specific needs and finding the right cannabis products to support a balanced diet, regular exercise, and a positive mindset.
And one of the best ways to start is by making this refreshing drink that is packed with essential vitamins and electrolytes for replenishment.
Plus, it comes with a range of infusion options to suit your preference, including my Bliss Beverage Booster which offers 2.5mg of THC and 2.5mg of CBD per pump.
What You’ll Need
- 1 large orange – peeled, seeds removed, or ¼ cup orange juice
- 1 small lemon – peeled, seeds removed, or 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 small cucumber – peeled or unpeeled, personal preference
- ½ cup cannabis fan leaves – fresh, packed, or juiced, optional, if available
- 1 pump Bliss Beverage Booster – provides 2.5mg of THC and 2.5mg of CBD per pump. Don’t have yours yet? No worries, find many other infusion options outlined below.
- ½ inch piece of fresh ginger – peeled
- ¼ teaspoon sugar
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ⅛ teaspoon Cayenne pepper – optional
- 1 cup coconut water
Note: a complete list of ingredients with amounts and printable instructions is located in the recipe card below.
- Step 1 – To a high-speed blender, add in the orange, lemon, cucumber, and fresh fan leaves, if using.
- Step 2 – Add in your desired number of pumps of the Bliss Beverage Booster, or your chosen infusion option.
- Step 3 – Add the fresh ginger, salt, sugar, and cayenne pepper.
- Step 4 – Pour in the coconut water, attach the lid, and blend on high until the mixture is completely smooth.
- Step 5 – Pour over ice, if desired, before enjoying. This recipe is best enjoyed right away.
- Step 6 – If you have any leftover, store in the refrigerator for up to three days. Stir well before consuming.
Note: complete step-by-step printable instructions are located in the recipe card below.
Alternative Infusion Options
As with all things cannabis, there are many other ways you could infuse this recipe.
While the Bliss Beverage Booster makes it easy to get the perfect dose every time, there are many homemade options that work well with this drink.
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This cannabis cooking oil made with THC+CBD will take all of the guesswork out of cooking with cannabis, allowing you to infuse any recipe.
Alcohol based tinctures are one of the best homemade options for this drink because they mix in perfectly.
Of course, if you haven’t already, you may want to consider evaporating some of the alcohol before adding it.
This will allow you to have a more concentrated product, meaning you will have to use less, and will ultimately have less high-proof alcohol in your final drink.
If you need a recipe, here are several alcohol based tinctures to try:
Electrolyte Replacement Drink
Let’s be honest; we all have tried Gatorade once or more in our lives. Fruit punch, cool blue, lemon-lime. Remember those flavors?
As marketing for these processed sugary drinks grows, it’s almost impossible to go even a day without seeing an advertisement for them.
These companies always advertise their recovery drink products to athletes, promising you the best recovery because of their electrolyte content.
Don’t get me wrong; most recovery drinks contain trace amounts of electrolytes like sodium, potassium, and chloride.
However, they may also contain highly processed sugars and artificial food coloring, honestly doing more harm than good.
Before we detail each ingredient, I think we should start with the first question, that is….
What is an electrolyte, and why do we need it, especially after exercise?
In nutrition, the word “electrolyte” is more specifically used to refer to minerals dissolved in the body’s fluids, creating electrically charged ions.
The most important electrolytes in nutrition are sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, and phosphate.
When we exercise, we sweat; when we sweat, we excrete water from our body containing electrolytes.
Replenishing our bodies with electrolytes through our diet in the form of food and drinks is critical to prevent dehydration.
Getting electrolytes from an all-natural source like fruits, vegetables, and minerals is the best way to nourish our bodies.
Why Add Cannabis?
Exercise creates catabolic stress on the body, which can later turn into muscle soreness and inflammation.
Coincidently, one of the most common reasons community members anecdotally reports using cannabis for its anti-inflammatory benefits, making them the perfect match.
Adding cannabis to your recovery drink will speed up recovery time and give you that body high that we all enjoy, relaxing you after that amazing workout.
Raw Cannabis Leaves
According to a research article published in The Journal of Phytopharmacology, they contain essential nutrients, antioxidants, and cannabinoid acids like THCA and CBDA, meaning they are not useless and, in fact, quite valuable.
One of the best ways to harness these essential nutrients is to consume cannabis leaves in raw form, in a salad, or to be juiced as we use in this recipe.
Recovery Drink Ingredients
I am so excited to share with you every ingredient in my all-natural cannabis recovery drink and the purpose of each one specifically:
Cucumber is made up of 95% water, making it one of the most hydrating vegetables.
Adding cucumber can help soothe your skin from the inside out, and staying hydrated helps your body flush toxins and maintain homeostasis.
Cucumbers also contain high amounts of potassium.
Potassium is an electrolyte that helps regulate the amount of sodium our kidneys retain.
Oranges are a great source of vitamin C and contain electrolytes such as potassium and calcium.
They also have the beneficial terpene limonene.
Additionally, our muscles and ligaments are made from collagen, and vitamin C from oranges promotes collagen production, aiding even more muscle recovery.
Lemons contain potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, and vitamins C and A.
These are just a few nutrients that help our digestive system function properly.
Lemons are also hydrating.
Even though lemon juice is acidic, it helps eliminate excess acids from your body, such as lactic acid formed due to over-exercising.
Also, lemons are cardiotonic, which facilitates circulation by acting on the cardiovascular, helping you recover quicker.
Besides being extremely high in natural plant iron, spinach has a very high potassium and magnesium content, which are key electrolytes the body needs to recover.
Keeping your potassium levels at a healthy level will help to prevent muscle cramps.
This spicy, tasty root is one of the best plants to eat after a workout to prevent delayed muscle soreness.
Ginger has anti-inflammatory and anti-nausea properties.
According to a comprehensive systematic review of 109 randomized controlled trials published in Nutrients, people have been using fresh and prepared ginger root for centuries to treat all kinds of issues, including nausea, appetite loss, dizziness, and muscle soreness.
Salt helps to regulate the concentration of our bodily fluids, which constantly hang in a delicate balance.
It helps our cells absorb all the vital nutrients they need and is also required for healthy muscle and nerve activity.
You could try cannabis salt here if you want!
Sugar promotes an increase in insulin levels.
Consuming a large amount can cause a sudden spike in insulin levels, which will help you promote post-exercise recovery in your muscles.
Ground Cayenne Pepper
Cayenne contains a range of flavonoids and carotenoids – antioxidants that scavenge free radicals to protect against cellular damage.
Coconut water is Mother Nature’s ultimate hydration drink.
Like Gatorade and other popular sports drinks, coconut water contains high levels of electrolytes such as potassium and magnesium.
Runners also use coconut water as a recovery drink and a natural replenishment of electrolytes after a hard run or workout.
All-Natural Cannabis Recovery Drink
- 1 large orange, peeled, seeds removed or ¼ cup orange juice
- 1 small lemon, peeled, seeds removed or 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 small cucumber, peeled or unpeeled personal preference
- ½ cup fresh cannabis fan leaves, packed or juiced optional, if available
- 1 pump Bliss Beverage Booster or alternative options listed below
- ½ inch fresh ginger, peeled
- ¼ teaspoon granulated sugar
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper ground
- 1 cup coconut water
- To a high-speed blender, add in the orange, lemon, cucumber, and fresh fan leaves, if using.
- Add the fresh ginger, salt, sugar, and cayenne pepper.
- Pour in the coconut water, attach the lid, and blend on high until the mixture is completely smooth.
- Pour over ice, if desired, before enjoying. This recipe is best enjoyed right away.
- If you have any leftover, store in the refrigerator for up to three days. Stir well before consuming.
- Cannabis sugar in place of regular sugar
- Cannabis salt in place of regular salt
- Cannabis honey in place of sugar
- Cannabis oil powder
Frequently Asked Questions
No worries! Feel free to swap the 1 cup of coconut water for plain water, sparkling water, or any other liquid of choice.
Thank you so much for spending time with me today, exploring this delicious, all-natural cannabis recovery drink recipe.
I truly hope you feel inspired to bring this refreshing and restorative beverage to life in your own kitchen.
Remember, it’s more than a drink – it’s a step towards a healthier, more balanced lifestyle.
If you need any extra guidance or are simply curious to learn more, consider enrolling in my Edibles Made Easy Course. Let’s continue this delicious journey together!
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