The #1 most popular New Years resolution? You guessed it, eat healthier and lose weight. If you’re one of many who have promised to make 2016 your healthiest year yet, don’t just consider food and exercise – what you drink can be just as important! These 22 detox drink recipes combine water, natural herbs and fruit to create delicious beverages that not only taste great but also have amazing health benefits. Healthy 2016, here you come.
1 . Slim Down Detox Water
Basically the starting point for all novice detox drinkers. Two hours before drinking, combine grapefruit, lemon, lime and cucumbers into a pitcher. The drink only takes 10 minutes to prepare and yields 8 servings of this diuretic dream, which guarantees that all moisture will be rapidly flushed from the system.
The fat-burning enzymes of grapefruit plus the healing properties of citrus that calm the internal digestive tract leave you with an all-around healthy detox.
Cucumbers promote a state of physiological purification and also make for an extra refreshing drink – perfect for the warmer months! Combine all your ingredients in a mason jar and let the mixture sit for five minutes before drinking.
3. Lemon Ginger Detox
While lemon is known to promote healthy digestion, this drink becomes a digestive wonder when ginger is added. Special compounds in ginger called shogaols combat nausea and promote healthy intestinal wellness, even battling cancer in the internal organs.
Packed with antioxidants, Vitamin C and fiber, this delicious drink is perfect to eradicate free radicals and ulcers in the body.
5. Watermelon Detox
You’r about to love watermelon even more. Watermelon contain lycopene, which acts as a strong antioxidant and is known to foster anti-inflammatory effects. Amino acids are also provided to aid in blood flow and cardiovascular well-being, making this the perfect drink for fitness lovers!
Combine 2 sticks of sugar cane and 5 chunks of pineapple into 2 liters of water for this sweet detox. Pineapples are meant to enhance meditative properties, assisting in the expel of toxins.
Not only does this drink sound delicious, but it has a double-whammy of health benefits. While the raspberry kicks out unwanted agents in the body, the mint cleanses and clears the stomach, making weight loss easy and painless. Plus…this sweet treat has essentially no calories and an extremely addictive flavor.
Struggling with unwanted fat? This is the detox for you! Apple cider vinegar is the main ingredient here, helping you stay full and focused, while the added cinnamon boosts your metabolism and makes it impossible for excess fat to accumulate.
Sounds weird…aloe is a plant, right? Yes, but that doesn’t mean you can’t eat it! Extract the aloe from the plant leaves and combine the ooze into a lemon water drink. The result? An energy boosting drink that heals the body from the inside out. (Note: pregnant women are not advised to ingest aloe…but to the rest of you, aloe on.)
For fans of all things strawberries, this detox drink is for you. A naturally sweet drink, strawberries provide you with organic, all-day energy and trick your brain into thinking you’re having an indulgent dessert!
Again…drinking a plant? Absolutely! While enjoying the physical benefits of blueberries, your mind enjoys clarity and energy with robust sprigs of lavender in your drink.
You love soda, but you know it’s the not the best thing for you. A compromise? This detox soda water, which combines sparkling water (or seltzer), apple cider vinegar and the citrus of your choice, is the perfect soda substitute.
I don’t need to tell you how good green tea is for you. These Chinese tea leaves have the best antioxidants, kicking out poisonous toxins and providing a healthy dose of caffeine for metabolism-boosting weight loss.
Trust me, you’re not the only one who has that unwanted belly fat. It can be impossible to get rid of! Speeding up digestion with strawberries and curbing your appetite with basil, this drink is the best route to a tight tummy. Plus, the cucumber has properties to give you glowing, lovely skin!
Yum, strawberry lemonade. Opt for this healthy version by using natural fruits and none of the pesky sugar.
The holidays might be over…but that doesn’t mean your stress is. Take a deep breathe and chug this calming detox, guaranteed to calm the body and reduce stress levels with Vitamins A, E, C and K.
Strawberry kiwi, a classic combination. But little did you know that kiwi also kicks butt for your health, too! With tons of dietary fiber and Vitamin C, this exotic fruit removes excess salt from the body, getting rid of a huge health hazard.
I feel relaxed just hearing the word. Sage calms the tummy while blackberries bring the Vitamin A and C to the party. This combination has been found to help post-menopausal women and survivors of breast cancer recovering from chemotherapy.
This Dr. Oz recipe uses cinnamon to really kick your metabolism into overdrive! Look at this way, the faster your metabolism, the faster you burn pesky fat.
Besides having a delicious combination of ingredients, this drink packs so much punch with antioxidants and vitamins that you’ll have energy to last you through your whole work day!
If you’re sick of boring old water, try this flavorful juice detox! This drink has all the health benefits and double the delicious taste.
This detox drink has all the benefits of strawberry and lemon but with even less sugar! It’s also friendly for all our vegan friends out there!
Which detox water will you try first? Do you have a detox recipe we didn’t mention? Share your ideas in the comments section below.