3 CBD-Infused Post-Workout Recovery Smoothies

June 1, 2018

Interested in incorporating CBD into your post-training routine? Here’s how you can make our favorite CBD-infused smoothies and support better recovery.

You’ve trained hard, but the day’s work is not yet over. You know how important a proper meal is to recovery. The right timing and makeup of a post-workout meal helps ensure your body heals and is ready to perform at a high level tomorrow.

Recently, more and more athletes are discovering the natural benefits of adding CBD to their post-workout routine. CBD, an all-natural compound made in cannabis plants like hemp, interacts with the body’s native systems to help bring functions back into balance.

Next time you’re planning out your post-workout meals, consider a CBD-infused smoothie. Here’s an explanation on how CBD can help you be at your best, and a look at our three favorite CBD-infused smoothies designed specifically to facilitate recovery.

Benefits of a CBD Recovery Smoothie

A CBD-infused recovery smoothie gives your body the fuel and nutrients it needs to recover from a particularly strenuous training session as quickly as possible.

After a workout, your body goes to work rebuilding its glycogen stores and repairing muscle tissues. Giving your body a mix of protein and carbohydrates helps that recovery process happen faster so that you’re able to perform even better the next day.

CBD helps facilitate recovery and boost balance. Now a highly sought after wellness product, CBD oil is a botanical extract made from the stalks and seeds of high-CBD, low-THC hemp.

CBD helps keep your functions in balance by stimulating the body’s endocannabinoid system, a signaling network that is responsible for regulating functions like:

  • Appetite
  • Mood
  • Sleep
  • Metabolism
  • Hormone regulation
  • Immune response

By supporting the endocannabinoid system, CBD encourages it to function more efficiently for better recovery and optimal performance.

Plus, CBD is non-psychoactive, meaning you can enjoy the compound’s balancing benefits without getting bogged down with a euphoric high.

athlete post-workout routine

CBD Smoothie Recipes

While there are a seemingly endless number of smoothie recovery recipes that work well with CBD, here we offer up some of our personal favorites.

These recipes incorporate Dixie Botanicals® CBD Isolate, a 99 percent pure CBD crystalline. This CBD product is popular for many reasons, and with no odor or flavor, CBD Isolate blends seamlessly into any smoothie.

CBD Isolate is the optimal choice for athletes and active folks seeking maximal stimulation of their endocannabinoid system. It gives you the power to determine how potent you want your recovery smoothie to be. Each 1 gram jar of Dixie Botanicals CBD Isolate contains 990 mg of CBD, meaning each milligram represents close to a milligram of active CBD.

While these recipes call for 30 milligrams of CBD Isolate, you’re welcome to increase or decrease that amount based on your needs.

CBD-Infused Protein Green Smoothie

  • 30 mg CBD Isolate
  • 4 ice cubes
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup raw chopped spinach
  • 1 orange, peel and seeds removed
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ginger powder

Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend on high until smooth.

green smoothie after workout

CBD-Infused Berry-Orange Protein Smoothie

  • 30 mg CBD Isolate
  • 4 ice cubes
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 orange, peeled and seeds removed
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 6 ounces Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter

Start by placing the rolled oats in the blender and pulsing until they’re ground. Add in the remaining ingredients and blend on high until smooth.

berry smoothie after workout

CBD-Infused Peanut Butter, Chocolate and Banana Smoothie

  • 30 mg CBD Isolate
  • 4 ice cubes
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • ¼ cup almonds, raw
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened chocolate powder
  • Splash of vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate chips

Start by placing the raw almonds in the blender and pulsing until they’re ground. Add in the remaining ingredients and blend on high until smooth.

chocolate peanut butter smoothie

Get the CBD You Need for your Recovery Smoothie

Dixie Botanicals® CBD Isolate and our entire line of hemp-derived CBD products are available online through HempMeds®.

Interested in learning more about how CBD can boost performance and facilitate recovery before  deciding that it’s right for you? Be sure to check out the Dixie Botanicals® blog.