This homemade cannabis infused energy drink recipe is a natural and invigorating beverage that replenishes electrolytes. It contains no artificial additives or sugars, making it an ideal choice for post-workout hydration and a great fit for those following a clean-eating regimen.
- Simple DIY recipe for an at-home cannabis infused sports drink
- Multiple infusion options to choose from
- Ways to customize this drink and make your own
Looking for the perfect DIY at-home cannabis recovery drink?
I hope you find pleasure in this beverage, which offers a delightful taste and aids in replenishing your body with essential vitamins and electrolytes.
Plus, find multiple different infusion options to choose from!
Cannabis Infused Energy Drink Ingredients
- Cannabis fan leaves
- Fresh ginger
- Cayenne pepper
- Coconut water
- Cannabis tincture
Note: a complete list of ingredients with amounts and printable instructions is located in the recipe card below.
Electrolyte Replacement Drink… Hell Yeah!
We’ve all given Gatorade a shot at least once in our lives, haven’t we? Fruit punch, cool blue, lemon-lime. Recall those flavors?
Given the increasing promotion of these artificially sweetened beverages, it has become nearly infeasible to refrain from encountering an advertisement for such products on any given day.
Athletes are frequently targeted with advertisements for recovery drink products that claim to offer optimal recovery due to their electrolyte content. While it is true that most recovery drinks do contain small amounts of electrolytes such as sodium, potassium, and chloride, they may also contain artificial food coloring and highly processed sugars, which can actually be detrimental to one’s health.
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.
To avoid dehydration, it is crucial to nourish our bodies with electrolytes by consuming food and beverages. Opting for natural sources such as fruits, vegetables, and minerals is the most recommended approach for replenishing electrolytes.
Why Infuse Cannabis into an Energy Drink?
Exercise induces catabolic stress on the body, which may subsequently result in muscle soreness and inflammation.
Interestingly, anecdotal reports from members of the community often highlight the utilization of cannabis for its anti-inflammatory properties, resulting in an ideal pairing.
Incorporating cannabis into your post-workout beverage can enhance the rate of recovery and provide a pleasurable body high that is universally appreciated, promoting relaxation following an invigorating exercise session.
Raw Cannabis Leaves (Not that the cannabis is leaving, the big green hands, from the plant)
Fresh cannabis leaves do not produce CBD and THC quite like mature female flower buds do, which is why so many people simply discard them.
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.
Large fan leaves or small sugar leaves are the most common parts of the cannabis plant eaten raw or used in recipes, although the raw cannabis flower buds can also be juiced.
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.
Alternatively, if you do not have access to fresh cannabis leaves, you could make this drink with a tincture.
Tinctures are extracts from soaking herbs’ leaves, bark, or roots in a solvent like alcohol.
The liquid pulls out the active compound in the plants, dissolving them and concentrating them.
Alcohol is used to extract the active components, such as CBD, THC, and terpenes, from the plant material in cannabis tinctures.
Interested in making a homemade cannabis tincture? I got you covered with a few different options:
- Traditional Green Dragon Tincture
- QWET Freezer Tincture
- CBDA Cannabidolic Acid Tincture
- THCA Tetrahydrocannabinolic Acid
Cannabis Infused Energy 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.
Cucumber aids in the internal soothing of your skin, while maintaining proper hydration assists in toxin elimination and keeping your body in balance.
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.
According to a report in Bioscience Reports, limonene is an immunostimulant with anti-cancer, anti-microbial, anti-depressant, anti-anxiolytic, and antioxidant properties.
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.
Fresh and prepared ginger root have been utilized for centuries to address various ailments such as nausea, loss of appetite, dizziness, and muscle soreness, as revealed in a thorough analysis of 109 randomized controlled trials published in the journal Nutrients.
Salt plays a pivotal role in maintaining the appropriate levels of fluids within our bodies, which constantly strive to maintain equilibrium. It facilitates the absorption of essential nutrients by our cells and is crucial for promoting proper muscle and nerve functionality. If you’re interested, you can explore the option of trying cannabis-infused salt in this context.
Sugar causes a surge in insulin levels. Consuming an excessive quantity can lead to a rapid increase in insulin levels, aiding in the promotion of muscle recovery after exercise.
You could use cannabis sugar or infused honey if you want.
Ground Cayenne Pepper
Cayenne is rich in various flavonoids and carotenoids, which are antioxidants that combat free radicals and safeguard cells from harm.
Coconut water is Mother Nature’s ultimate hydration drink.
Coconut water, similar to Gatorade and other well-known sports beverages, is rich in electrolytes like potassium and magnesium.
Coconut water is utilized by runners as a post-workout beverage to aid in recovery and replenish electrolytes naturally following an intense run or exercise session.
Natural Cannabis Infused Energy Drink
- 1 small cucumber
- 1 large orange
- 1 small lemon
- ½ cup cannabis fan leaves packed
- ½ inch ginger fresh peeled
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon white granulated sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper ground
- 2 cups coconut water
- 1 teaspoon cannabis alcohol tincture (optional)
- Slowly add the cucumber, orange, lemon, cannabis leaves, ginger, salt, sugar, and cayenne pepper to a juicer. Evenly portion the juice mixture into 2 glasses, over ice if desired.Pour 1 cup of coconut water, and tincture if using, into each cup and stir well.
Cannabis Energy Drink is a well-liked beverage that contains a unique mixture of natural elements such as cannabis oil, vitamins, and caffeine. It is made by a reputable company that follows strict quality standards to ensure consistent and high-quality products.
This cannabis infused energy drink recipe is specifically designed to enhance your body’s natural energy, improve focus, and support your overall well-being.
The cannabis oil used in this beverage is extracted from hemp plants and has minimal levels of THC, making it non-psychoactive and legal in numerous countries. By combining the potential health benefits of cannabis with the energizing effects of energy drinks, Cannabis Energy Drink offers a revitalizing and invigorating experience that consumers can confidently enjoy.
So what are you waiting for? Try this “marijuana energy drink” recipe for yourself and enjoy…