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15 Detox Water Recipes That You Need To Try

15 Detox Water Recipes That You Need To Try

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When the doctor says, drink 8-9 glasses a day that I think is the advice that we can barely follow when we are in the adulting stage. That is why, I wrote this article to remind you to stay hydrated -no matter what.

Being hydrated is essential for our overall health. Being hydrated has a good benefit to be healthy and strong.

According to a study released by The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, they said that drinking 17 ounces of water daily increased the metabolic rate of study participants by 30 percent.

However, sometimes drinking only water is too plain because it has no taste at all. So, some people are adding some ingredients to their water to improve its taste and health benefits which is now called detox water.

What is detox water?

Detox water is water that has been infused with fresh fruits, vegetables, or herbs which is commonly known as fruit-infused water or fruit-flavored water.

Detox water is said to help in the removal of toxins from the body, increase energy levels, and boost metabolism.

But, did you know making detox water is so simple? You can actually make it with the available fruits and vegetables inside your home.

With that, time to level up your hydration with these helpful, delicious, and easy-to-make detox water recipes:

1. Plain Water

Ingredients:

  • Water (preferably filtered)
  • 1 liter glass jar

Daphne Javitch said that “Plain old water is a game-changer”. Aside from that, she added that “Water promotes detox, helps digestion, improves circulation, relieves constipation, reduces inflammation, curbs hunger between meals, reduces sugar cravings, boosts energy, and makes you glow,”.

There’s a lot of detox water that you can choose from but drinking plain water would make a huge difference in your overall health. Also, you don’t have to make an effort to put in any ingredients. You just have to open your refrigerator, get your water, and pour it into your cup.

2. Orange-Carrot Ginger Detox

Ingredients:

  • 1 Large carrot
  • 2 Oranges
  • 1/2 inch raw turmeric (crushed)
  • 1/2 inch ginger (crushed)
  • 1/2 Lemon (juiced)

Oranges are high in antioxidants and vitamin C. Carrots are high in beta-carotene and fiber, which aid in weight loss and digestion. Ginger is an age-old home remedy for digestion, bloating, and stomach cramps, and it is high in anti-inflammatory substances.

In making this drink, you just need to separately juice the orange and carrot. Then, pour the juice that you get from orange and carrot in a blender and add the turmeric and ginger. Blend it well and squeeze the lemon. Add water depending on your taste and serve.

3. Lemona

Ingredients:

  • 5 Lemons whole
  • 3 bunch Mint
  • 1/2 cup Honey
  • Crushed ice

Who doesn’t love lemon water? This is the best choice of drinks if you want to start your detox journey. It is easy to make because you just have to put all the ingredients in cold water and drink it.

4. Cucumber Mint Detox Drink

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cucumber
  • 8-10 Mint leaves
  • 2 Tbsp Lemon juice
  • Ice cubes
  • Iced Water
  • Lemon rings and mint leaves

This is another good detox water that you need to try. Mint has long been thought to be one of the best ingredients for soothing an upset stomach. Mint also improves the flow of bile through the stomach, which speeds up digestion. When combined with antioxidant-rich cucumber and lemon, this cooler provides relief from both the bustling heat and the toxic overload.

This is not complicated to make. First, you just have to peel and chop into tiny cubes and blend the cucumber in 1 cup of water and leave the mint leaves. Then, add the lemon juice and the black salt. Lastly, you just need to stir it and pour the finished product into a glass and enjoy.

5. Honey lemon ginger tea

Ingredients:

  • 3 Cups Water
  • 1 tsp Ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Tea leaves, for every cup
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Honey

This drink has long been used to treat sore throats and colds because it is spiced with a hint of ginger, honey, and lemon. Aside from that, this detox water has a lot more benefits than you think.

In preparing this, you need to heat the 3 cups of water in the pan and add the ginger before it boils. If it starts to boil, slowly add the tea leaves, lemon juice, and add the honey. Lastly, strain it into the cup and you are finally done.

6. Coconut Water With Lemon and Mint

Ingredients:

  • 1 coconut
  • Mint leaves
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 lemon

In making this delightful drink, you just find these three ingredients and will help to cleanse the toxins from your liver and intestinal tract, leaving you feeling revitalized.

First, you just have to get the water from the coconut and scrape off the coconut meat using your utensil. Next, you have to chop it finely and put it in coconut water. Then, just add the mind, honey, and lemon. Just still well and add ice to the drink to make it more refreshing.

7. Ginger Litchi Lemonade

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Cup ginger (minced)
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • Ice cubes (as needed)
  • 1 glass lychee juice
  • 1 cup grapes
  • 1/2 cup chia seeds
  • Mint leaves
  • A pinch of salt

Ginger, which is commonly consumed with tea, has traditionally been thought to be effective against inflammation. This detox water will not only cleanse your vital organs but also contains the flavors which are litchi and lemonade that would make your drink more delicious.

In making this, you have to put the minced ginger, lemon, and lychee juice in a container. Next, add the ice, a little bit of salt, and stir it well. After that, add the sliced grapes and chia seeds. Before you serve, put some mint leaves to make it more presentable.

8. Watermelon & Mint Refresher

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup cubed watermelon
  • 1 handful of fresh mint
  • 4 cups alkaline water

According to Elissa Goodman, “Watermelon contains potassium, a mineral that helps support many organs including the kidneys, which are responsible for flushing toxins from our system,”.

9. Pineapple & Ginger Tummy Soother

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup cubed pineapple
  • 2 tablespoons sliced fresh ginger
  • 4 cups alkaline water

Pineapple contains bromelain, an enzyme that helps digestion and reduces bloating, according to Goodman. Also, ginger drinks are also well-known for soothing stomach aches as ginger helps regulate the body’s blood sugar levels, she added.

10. Hot and Sour Detox Water

Ingredients:

  • Juice from 1 fresh lemon
  • 2–3 dashes of cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups of ice

Hot and Sour Detox by Dr. Amy Lee is a drink that you can make on a daily basis.

For many years, cayenne pepper has been used as both a food and a medical treatment. Cayenne pepper, for example, has detoxifying properties, soothes stomach pains, boosts metabolism, and even benefits cardiovascular health, according to Dr. Lee.

In preparing this drink, you just have to fill water into your container and add the 2 cups of ice. Next, add 1 lemon juice and sprinkle 2-3 dashes of cayenne pepper. Just still it well and pour it in a cup.

11. Refreshing Green Water

Ingredients:

  • Juice of 4 limes (save the rinds wedges)
  • 2 tablespoons sliced raw ginger
  • Mint leaves from 3 mint leaf stems (remove the leaves from the stem)
  • ½ a medium-sized cucumber, sliced into thin pieces
  • 3 cups of ice

According to Dr. Amy Lee, the cucumber has a substance like water content and electrolytes that can help to reduce water retention, which causes bloating. On the other hand, mint helps for our digestion while limes have vitamin C, which is a cofactor in the production of collagen, which contains an anti-aging property.

In a container, just mix in the mint leaves and cucumber. Next, add the ice and lime juice and fill the jar with water and stir it well.

12. Green Power Celery Water

Ingredients:

  • 4 stalks of celery, cut into small pieces
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cheesecloth

According to Dr. Lee, “It’s a great detox ingredient because the water content is so high,”. She added that celery contains high levels of luteolin4 and apigenin,5 anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective ingredients.

In making this drink, Dr. Lee suggested that you blend your celery stalks with either a food processor or blender, just in case that you don’t have any juicer that can extract the juice from the celery. After blending, strain the celery through a porous cheesecloth. Then, into a cup, squeeze the juice from the solid fiber. Dr. Lee recommends adding additional water if the taste is too strong.

13. Tulsi Tea

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup alkaline water
  • 1 bag tulsi tea
  • 100% pure stevia, to taste
  • Fresh mint (optional)

According to Goodman, Tulsi tea, or “Holy Basil,” means “the incomparable one” in Hindi. The tulsi plant, well-known for its numerous health benefits, is a natural diuretic and detoxifier that promotes healthy digestion, liver function, and kidney cleansing. Also she added that “Drinking the tea also boosts metabolism and promotes a healthy weight by increasing fat-burning potential.”

14. The Trio

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar (unfiltered and unpasteurized)
  • Juice from 1 fresh lemon
  • 2–3 dashes of cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh honey

According to Dr. Lee, lemon and cayenne can help to have better digestion and reduce bloating but those people who have experienced acid reflux before may be sensitive to cayenne pepper. Furthermore, she shared that unfiltered or unpasteurized apple cider vinegar may look cloudy but it contains cellulose and acetic acid bacteria, which have the ability to stabilize sugar levels and promote overall gut health.

In a container, just put the apple cider vinegar. Next, add the lemon juice, honey, and cayenne pepper. After putting it together, add the water and shake it until the honey dissolves.

15. Cooling Cucumber Water

Ingredients:

  • 1 cucumber, slice
  • Pinch Himalayan salt
  • lime, sliced
  • 4 cups alkaline water

According to Goodman, the cucumbers which are the main source of nutrients for this drink contain high levels of vitamin A and C, as well as silica and potassium, both of which are essential minerals.

In preparing this, you just have to get your container and pour in your water. After that, just add the cucumber, a slice of line, and a pinch of Himalayan salt to taste. Just put it inside the refrigerator and enjoy it while it is cold.

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