Recently, we had the opportunity to sample the first-ever superfood greens product containing CBD. It’s called Natural Recovery Greens, and if you’re a fan of superfoods and wellness beverages, you’ll want to pay attention.
The was founded by Adreienne and Pete Olanders -one a geriatric pharmacist and the other a health and wellness marketer and enthusiast. Together with a team of scientists, anti-aging doctors, and nutritionists, they’ve developed one incredible product that can take the place of at least a dozen compounds you are probably already taking every day. Check out some of the ingredients: Glutamine, Ginger, Reishi Mushroom, Black Pepper, Rhodiola, Iron, B-12, Protein, Monk Fruit, Spirulina, Elderberry, Probiotics, Broccoli and Red Beet.
Of course, this is only a partial list. The beverage contains several other superfoods, vitamins, and minerals too. But one of the most exciting things about this product is the inclusion of 25 mg of full-spectrum cannabidiol sourced from organic hemp. This is an industry first.
Fast Facts About Natural Recovery Greens
- All of Natural Recovery’s offers both THC free and full-spectrum CBD sourced from organically grown U.S. hemp.
- The brand puts a lot of focus on delivering the exact nutrients in the precise quantities needed by the body
- All products are rigorously tested by a third-party laboratory
- Natural Recovery runs frequent promotions that can help you save on costs and even get free shipping
- The website is easy to navigate and checkout is simple and secure
- They have a great blog featuring well-written articles and some fantastic podcasts and interviews
What Are Superfoods?
You probably don’t need to be convinced of the value of superfoods. But as a refresher for those who might be coming into the conversation late, superfoods are nutrient-dense foods thought to confer a number of positive health benefits.
Kale is a perfect example of this. It’s become a popular smoothie ingredient in recent years because it’s tightly packed with nutrition. Kale contains higher amounts of vitamins and minerals than many other greens and can provide you more than a full daily serving of several of them. (And yes, kale is one of the other awesome ingredients in Recovery Greens, in case you were wondering.)
There are many such fruits, vegetables, and botanicals that are considered superfoods, and the folks at Recovery Greens have included so many of them in this drink we knew we would be crazy not to try it.
CBD in Beverages
We’ve had some CBD beverages before, so the concept of adding CBD to drinks is not new, but its inclusion in a powerhouse beverage like Recovery Greens is. Since oil and water don’t mix well, it’s vital when creating a CBD beverage to finds a way for CBD to dissolve for optimum bioavailability.
Enter OLEO. This patented form of hemp is micro-encapsulated, which is a fancy way of saying the molecules are broken down into particles small enough so that they will mix easily with water. This means that the CBD will absorb faster and may even provide stronger benefits than other forms of delivery.
25 milligrams of CBD is a pretty standard dose, but when you use nanotechnology in a formulation, the benefits increase. While we can’t get into those specific benefits (we’re winking at you, pain relief) most would agree they are numerous.
Why Do We Love It?
Okay, this question is just silly. Why would we NOT love it? First of all, instead of taking about a dozen separate capsules and tinctures (not always fun on the ole’ digestive system) we now only need to drink one 12-ounce glass of recovery greens to get the same benefits.
And these are not just small benefits we’re talking about. Recovery Greens touches on nearly every major issue we’re trying to address in our normal supplement routine and includes all of the heavy hitters:
- Amino acids
- Ayurvedic herbs
- Five fruits
- Six vegetables
- Full-spectrum CBD
Essentially, you could probably live off this stuff if you had to. (Pro-tip: this is one for the bug-out bag.)
What About The Taste?
We aren’t gonna lie, greens are an acquired taste. If you already use them as part of your health and recovery regimen, you’ll be familiar with the earthy taste already. But if you’re a newcomer to the trend, you may find them to be a bit “hard to swallow”. Luckily, there is no shortage of hacks you can use if you can’t tolerate Natural Recovery straight up.
Personally, we found that adding some frozen fruit and berries and throwing it all in the blender was one of the best ways to get it down by adding additional some sweetness. If you don’t own a blender, The brand has a cool shaker bottle in their starter kit you can use that works great for people on the go. We’ve seen some other tips as well:
- Add a bit of lemon juice
- Throw in some cacao powder and a banana
- Use spices and natural flavorings like vanilla, nutmeg, and cinnamon
- Mix greens with some fresh lime juice, garlic, and mashed avocado for a spread or salad dressing
- Add some club soda for a bubbly effect
Does Natural Recovery Carry Other Products?
In addition to its flagship superfoods beverage, the brand also makes a really nice topical called Natural Recovery Releaf Cream. It contains 750 mg of full-spectrum CBD in a 1.7-ounce jar, and a little bit goes a long way.
This topical is “dream-like creamy”, with a texture like whipped butter and a pleasant woodsy aroma. Massage it into the skin wherever you feel aches or pains and it goes to work right away. It’s pretty thick and emollient, so it’s a good choice for areas of dryness and scaliness too. The blend of black currant essential oil, mango butter, menthol, sweet almond essential oil and DMSO along with the full-spectrum CBD makes this topical a win.
One of the ways we like to use it is as a nighttime treatment for sore hands. It’s a little too heavy-duty for everyday use as a hand cream, but as an amazing treatment for stiff and sore fingers, we recommend slathering it on and covering with some light gloves. You will be amazed at how much better your hands feel when you wake up. Plus, the extra moisture makes them feel so soft! The same goes for feet.
Natural Recovery Greens Products
|Natural Recovery Greens
|Highlights: Natural Recovery Greens is a great tasting greens drink with: No added sugar, Natural flavors, Non GMO ingredients, Gluten free ingredients and Vegan friendly ingredients. Each single serving makes 12oz of delicious Natural Recovery Greens, and contains 25mg Full Spectrum Hemp.
|Strength: Each single serving contains 25mg Full Spectrum Hemp.
|Price: Single Serve Packet: $5.49 / 15 Serving Bag: $68.99
|Natural Recovery Relief Cream
|Highlights: Natural Recovery Relief Cream Relief Cream includes menthol for immediate relief, hemp extract for long-lasting comfort, and DMSO to increase circulation and speed the healing process.
|Strength: 750mg of premium hemp extract
If you are interested in optimizing your daily nutritional intake and getting your body in tip-top shape, Natural Recovery’s superfood hydration beverage is for you. It’s got everything you need for peak performance whether you are running on the field or running after your kids, and there is so much goodness packed into this product it would be hard to find any negatives. This is an ideal product for daily use, especially for those who are seeking lasting benefits and measurable results.
Our busy lifestyles make it hard to get the recommended allowance of vitamins and minerals, let along other beneficial compounds like probiotics, amino acids, and herbal ingredients, but Natural Recovery offers an ideal solution. It’s also highly portable, which makes it a convenient option for anyone on the go.