It’s time to press the “reset button” and be good to your body after months of neglect. Of course, eating cleaning and exercising are must-dos, but to help jump start your clean living, why not try these gentle and delicious detox drinks that are said to curb your cravings for fatty food, salty snacks, and sweets.
Claimed to be the weight loss miracle, green smoothies are all the rage now as these can help you consume the daily required amount of fruit and veggies in one refreshing drink. Simply chuck in veggies and fruit into an blender and you’re good to go! These are great as they are loaded with vital nutrients, as well as fiber that help ease digestion.
Another detox drink that is proving to be more than a mere fad is vitamin-infused water. Here, sliced fruit is added to subtly flavour and infuse the water with its vitamins. This healthy detox drink is said to help flush harmful toxins from the body.
Here are 10 amazing detox drink recipes that are as delicious as they are healthy.
BLEND: THE GREEN LANTERN
Power up with the ultimate green juice that’s loaded with vital nutrients such as potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron,and phosphorus. This juice blend fuels you with clean, fresh energy.
- Kale Leaves
- Lime/ lemon
*** For sweetness, add honey or brown sugar.
NEXT A must-try strawberry blend
BLEND: STRAWBERRY SURPRISE
This may look like a little girl’s shake, but it provides awesome health benefits that every working woman would love. Chuck all the ingredients into a blender (except for the lemon) with ice, and make yourself not only a potent, detoxifying concoction, but a rejuvenating summer drink.
- Lime/ lemon juice
*** To make it more creamy like a milkshake, throw in a ripe banana.
NEXT A bright, fresh toast to summer
BLEND: HAWAII 5-0
Taking inspiration from the tropical paradise, this refreshing concoction that uses five fruits is just what you need for a post-holiday detox. This blend is packed with nutrients that can help boost your immunity, as well as help cleanse your digestive system.
- Coconut juice
- Orange (for garnish)
NEXT Power up with green
BLEND: GREEN MARGARITA
We’ve taken the memories of fun-filled nights at the beach drinking margaritas, and have come up with an amazing inspired drink that gives you that same feel-good vibe–sans the alcohol. The sweet and tart flavors of lime and pineapple juice give it that zing, while all the healthy veggies give you the fiber and essential nutrients to kick start your day.
- Romaine lettuce
- Pineapple juice
NEXT The perfect pink detox drink
BLEND: SPRING BLUSH
This drink is aptly named Blush not only because of its pretty pink tinge, but it really does help hydrate and keep your skin looking beautiful. Each glass is filled with vitamins and helps you to gently detox. To enjoy the full hydrating benefits, let the infused waters sit for a couple of hours in the fridge. You may also muddle a small amount of the fruits to release the sweet flavors.
- Sprig of rosemary
NEXT Green tea cleansing
BLEND: MATCHA BY GOLLY WOW
When it comes to the best detox drinks, green tea will always find itself at the top of the list. But instead of drinking it hot, why not blend it into a smooth, refreshing shake? It has less the caffeine, but the same amount of antioxidants. This also helps to reduce inflammation and ease digestion.
- Matcha powder
- Almond milk
*** For additional creaminess, add a ripe banana.
NEXT A cleansing sip of citrus
DETOX WATER: CITRUS LOVE
This is the easiest and most refreshing drink you can make. Lemon helps to flush toxins from the body, while cucumber is well-known for its anti-inflammatory properties. Add a bit of crushed mint and you have an invigorating beverage that’s great to drink all day. Use stevia, honey, or brown sugar to achieve your desired sweetness.
NEXT Flush out toxins with this grapefruit treat
DETOX WATER: GRAPEFRUIT GREATNESS
For something more tart and sweeter than limes, try grapefruit. Throw in slices of grapefruit and cucumbers into water, along with mint for the perfect slimming drink. Grapefruits help you burn fat and avoid water retention. But in order for the water to be fully infused with the health benefits of the fruits, let your detox water sit in the fridge overnight. If you want something with a little fizz, you can add sparkling water before you serve.
NEXT A calming cup to soothe the colds
DETOX WATER: GINGER HONEY DREAM
On days when you feel that a cold is creeping up on you, immediately grab a glass of this flu-fighting detox water. Ginger is a natural pain reliever and is well known to detox and boost your immunity. To prepare this, add grated ginger into a pot of boiling water. Let it simmer to fully infuse the water. You can add honey or brown sugar, and after a few minutes, transfer the fragrant, caramel-colored liquid into a pitcher. Serve chilled or with ice. Squeeze a little bit of lemon for added zest.
- Honey/ brown sugar
NEXT Keep the doctor away with this vitamin-infused detox water
DETOX WATER: APPLE AROMATIC
As they say an apple a day keeps the doctor away, and you’re sure to steer yourself away from any unnecessary visits to the hospital with this magical concoction. This infused detox water uses apple cider which has antimicrobrial properties that help boost your immunity; apples which are a great source of fiber; and cinnamon, which helps curb appetite. Another additional benefit of apple cider vinegar is that it significantly lowers blood sugar, which is great news for diabetics. If you are trying to lose weight, this is the best fat-burning drink to have at hand.
- Cinnamon sticks or powder
- Lemon juice
- Apple Cider Vinegar
*** For every 12 ounces of water, use 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
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