We all know we should drink more water, but sometimes it’s just not enough. Here are six detox drinks that can help you quickly add more fluids and nutrients to your diet. These recipes are simple to make and taste great, so you’ll be able to fit them into your busy lifestyle. Drink up!
#1 – Lemon Water
Within the first fifteen minutes of my day, I warm water in my kettle and add freshly squeezed lemon juice from one lemon. This drink is one of the simplest and most effective detox drinks. The warm water is more accessible for the body to absorb, is better for digestion, and helps detoxify the body. I find warm water to activate my system. Add in the lemon water and keep your system moving healthily.
Lemons are a rich source of vitamin C, which helps boost the immune system and aid digestion. To make lemon water, squeeze the juice of one lemon into a glass of water and drink it first thing in the morning on an empty stomach.
#2 – Kombucha
I recently discovered the amazingness of kombucha when I abstained from alcohol for 30 days. It was my go-to drink, helped keep me hydrated, and met my cravings.
Kombucha is a fermented tea that adds a SCOBY (symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast) to sweetened black or green tea. The SCOBY feeds on the sugar in the tea, and over several weeks, it ferments the tea into Kombucha. Kombucha has a slightly sour, effervescent taste and is rich in probiotics and enzymes.
Kombucha has been consumed for centuries in Asia and is believed to have numerous health benefits. Some people drink Kombucha for its probiotic content, while others think it can boost energy levels, detoxify the body, and improve digestion. Kombucha can be purchased at health food stores or brewed at home using a SCOBY and sweetened tea.
#3 – Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar is one of my all-time favorite detox drinks. Another popular detox drink is apple cider vinegar (ACV). ACV is a rich source of probiotics, which are beneficial bacteria that help to keep the gut healthy. Additionally, ACV helps to promote weight loss and reduce inflammation.
To make an ACV detox drink, mix 1-2 tablespoons of ACV with 8 ounces of water and drink it once or twice daily. Sometimes I take a shot of one tablespoon of ACV or add it to my morning lemon water.
#4 – Green Tea
Green tea is another excellent option for a detox drink, as it is rich in antioxidants and has numerous health benefits. Green tea has been shown to improve brain function, lower cholesterol levels, and promote weight loss. To make a green tea detox drink, steep one green tea bag in 8 ounces of hot water for 3-5 minutes.
#5 – Cranberry Juice
Cranberry juice is also a good choice for a detox drink as it helps to flush toxins from the body and promote urinary tract health.
Cranberries are also a rich source of antioxidants and have been shown to improve heart health. To make a cranberry juice detox drink, mix 1 cup of cranberry juice with 8 ounces of water and drink it once or twice daily. I like to mix it with carbonated water, too.
#6 – Ginger Tea
I love ginger tea in general, but especially if my stomach is feeling a bit off. Ginger tea is another great detox drink, as it aids in digestion and helps to reduce inflammation throughout the body.
Ginger has also been shown to relieve nausea and improve circulation. To make ginger tea, steep one teaspoon of grated ginger in 8 ounces of hot water for 3-5 minutes.
#7 – Herbal Tea
Herbal teas are another good choice for a detox drink, as they are caffeine-free and can be very soothing. Some good options for herbal teas include chamomile, lavender, and peppermint. Simply steep one herbal tea bag in 8 ounces of hot water for 3-5 minutes to make an herbal tea detox drink.