47 Detox Drinks for Cleansing & Weight Loss

Detoxing with drinks is one of the simplest and most beneficial ways of cleansing the body and feeding it the nutrients it is really craving. What seemed like just another fad has stood the test of time, and a detox drink cleanse has become one of the ultimate methods of losing weight and giving your digestive system a well-deserved break from having to break down and digest food.

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Detox Drink Recipes

The liver is the most important detoxifying organ in the body, so it makes sense to drink fruits and vegetables to help it function at its best. Here is a list of detox drink recipes that can be incorporated into any detox program you’re following, or just enjoyed on their own for their immense health benefits…

Charcoal Black Lemonade – Although it might not look as appealing, this detox drink tastes almost exactly like regular lemonade, but the added charcoal (which is tasteless) gives you a serious health kick! It helps rid the body of unwanted toxins, decreases gas and bloating, and relieves stomach aches.

Immune Boosting Strawberry Smoothie – This ideal detoxing breakfast is quick and easy – simply blend 6 ingredients together and drink! Instead of sugary or carb-loaded cereal or toast, you get an immune boosting detox drink full of vitamin C, fiber, potassium and manganese.

Immune boosting strawberry smoothie

Lemon Ginger Detox Drink – Ginger is extremely powerful and detoxing. It helps kick start your metabolism, and will keep it raised throughout the day, allowing you to burn extra calories when you work out. Lemons are also a natural detoxifier that have a diuretic effect, helping your body get rid of unwanted toxins.

Iced Turmeric Green Tea – Packed full of incredibly powerful ingredients that provide essential nutrients to have you feeling strong and clean all day, this easy turmeric green tea is a perfect summer beverage. Turmeric is an extremely valuable anti-inflammatory agent that helps the body absorb antioxidants and boost brain function.

Detox Cactus Smoothie – This light but creamy detox smoothie has a burst of tropical flavors, and is far tastier than it perhaps sounds (if the cactus is putting you off!). Cactus leaves are extremely healthy and detoxifying, providing you with essential vitamins and minerals that help lower blood sugar and cholesterol.

detox cactus smoothieSuperfood Detox Smoothie – This beautiful deep maroon colored smoothie is full of antioxidants and essential nutrients that will detox and boost the body, with delicious ingredients, including blueberries, pineapple, grapefruit and goji berries.

Iced Green Tea Citrus Detox Drink – This citrusy iced green tea has the added benefit of basil leaves, which contain a number of essential oils, including eugenol, citronellol, linalool, citral, terpineol and limonene. These beneficial compounds have anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, and the herb actually tastes extremely refreshing along with citrus!

Orange, Carrot & Ginger Juice – This vibrant juice is full of vitamins A and C from the oranges, which will boost your immune system and reduce bad cholesterol, while the beta carotene and vitamins in the carrots provide the ultimate health boost and detoxification! They aid digestion, increase oxygen carrying capacity and are great for hair and nails.

Orange carrot ginger juice

Apple Beetroot Carrot (ABC) Juice – This detoxifying concoction of three powerful foods gives you the ultimate vitamin and mineral boost, and can be counted as two of your vegetable portions and one of your fruit portions for the day. It is enriched with nutrients that are essential in helping the body detox and metabolize food.

Ginger Cucumber Apple Detox Juice – This detox drink helps release toxins from the body while aiding the digestive system. The apples add a subtle sweetness, while the cucumber adds a refreshing twist. The ginger gives it a nice potent kick, and the allspice, unsurprisingly, adds a hint of spice!

Heavy Metal Detox Oatmeal Smoothie – The powerful mix of oats with the herbs parsley and cilantro help rid the body of harmful metals, including lead, copper, mercury and aluminum. As well as detoxing heavy metals, this super drink also lowers blood pressure and gives you a good dose of dietary fiber.

Green Detox Juice – This is absolutely bursting with green vegetable goodness, as well as anti-inflammatory-rich ingredients. The cocktail includes cucumber, zucchini, spinach, green capsicum, celery, apples, ginger and lemon for an energy-boosting, detoxifying vitamin hit!

Green detox juice

Clementine Cinnamon Cilantro Detox Drink – This is a great detox drink for flushing out harmful toxins. Clementines are an excellent source of vitamin C, which is great for the immune system, while cinnamon has antioxidant properties, which help burn fat. Cilantro, or coriander, is filled with antioxidants, essential oils, vitamins and dietary fiber, and works like a natural cleanser.

Plum Persimmon Green Smoothie – This ‘green’ smoothie (that actually comes out brown!) is bursting with flavors from a number of fruits and vegetables, including green apple, black plum, persimmon, spinach, ginger, satsumas, kale and lemon.

Holiday Detox Apple Strawberry Smoothie – This sweet and tropical fusion is perfect when you have the winter blues and need a detoxifying pick-me-up to kick start your day. The ingredients include bananas, strawberries, apples and coconut water, for an immune-boosting, digestive-cleansing drink!

Detoxifying Berry Beet Smoothie – This simple detoxifying drink is filled with powerful cleansing and anti-inflammatory-rich ingredients that energize and rejuvenate. The ginger, berries and beetroot work together to rebalance the body.

Detoxifying berry beet smoothie

Green Smoothie With Sea Buckthorn – You might not have heard of sea buckthorn, also known as ‘the lemon of the north’. They are small orange berries that pack a serious amount of vitamins that are great for your body and skin. The vitamin C content in sea buckthorn can be up to 9 times higher than in classic citrus fruits like oranges and lemons.

Citrus Smoothies – This is going to be a big boom of citrusy flavor, but that’s not all it contains. A banana is in there to insure that you’re getting potassium into the body, as well as fiber to keep things moving. Your two basic detoxifying organs are the liver and the colon and this seems to appeal to both of them at the same time. Lemons, limes, oranges, and tangerines all mix together to give you all the Vitamin C you could ask for, and to bombard your body with antioxidants as well.

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62 Comments

  1. Jerry says:

    Each morning I have a smoothie that contains: Cranberry,Pomegranate,Banana,Ginger,Turmeric,V-8,Kayle,Flax,Seed Powder,and Organic Honey.My question is if I add some Cayenne will it be worth it?

    • Pat says:

      Yes, but only a little if you do not like hot (spicy) drinks. Cayenne does tend to be strong.

    • Rick says:

      I use Cayenne as a heart healthy add-on. Cayenne is suppose to enhance what ever it is that your mixing it with. Just as 40,000 btu to start with. Looks like you already got a good combo going……

    • Kim says:

      My understanding is you also need a pinch of pepper to absorb the tumeric.

      • Sahara says:

        It is the piperine in BLACK PEPPER that helps with the absorption of the nutrients in turmeric and other foods. Piperine can also be found as supplements in capsule form. One brand is Bioperene Nutrient Absorption Enhancer from Swanson.

    • Betty says:

      How much cranberry,pomegranate,banana,ginger,turmeric,eat do you use in the smoothie Jerry? Can I please have the recipe?

    • Larry says:

      Hey Jerry I love the ingredients in your smoothie and i would like to try it out. It would be of great help if you can give me a guide of how much of each ingredient should be added to the smoothie Thanks.

    • Teresa says:

      May I also have the recipe for your morning drink?

      Thank you!

  2. jill says:

    I enjoy juicing spinach, carrots, apples, pears, almonds, with flax seed. Yummy!

  3. Prince Ben Chi says:

    Hello! Are all the above mentioned detox to be taken daily? & What are the negative effects on someone who is exercising vigorously four or five days a week? Please I need a guide.

    • Hi Prince,

      You should consult with a doctor, dietitian or personal trainer who is educated in dietary needs. People on the internet are not going to know all of the things you need. Despite what some might say, there is a lot of nuance to personal health. For example, these are all questions that we don’t know about you. (Please don’t answer them, it’s just meant as an example):

      What kind of vigorous exercise? Weight lifters and distance runners need different nutrients.
      What is your body size?
      What is metabolism like?
      What is your family history?
      What medical/health issues do you have?

      There are so many variables that only a person who knows you well will be able to guide you. As you said, you do need a guide, but you need an actual person you can work with. I highly suggest finding a qualified health professional to assist you in crafting a good plan for your specific needs.

  4. Pat says:

    I am not a doctor but I believe these drinks will not hurt you. Everyone’s bodies are different. The combination of fruit and veggies may give some people gas or visits to the bathroom. Others, it has no effects. As far as exercising, eat plenty of protein! Good luck!!!!

  5. Dawn says:

    I got ginger and mango for detox drink haven’t started it yet…how shall I drink it…before meal all say long??

  6. Jolene says:

    Where or how do we go about getting the actual recipes for these drinks?

    • Zantia says:

      If you click on the hyperlink (the name of the specific smoothie you want the recipe for) the recipe will open up in a new tab.

    • Rosemary says:

      Perhaps you already figured out how to get the recipes; but if not, just click on the recipe’s name and it will take you to the next screen so you can see the recipe.

  7. Dori says:

    Wonderful blog post. I will be sure to pass this on. Detoxing is very important to maintain great health.

    Until a few years ago I had a difficult time in detoxifying. The reason was that it was to difficult to change habits.

    My favorite habit is drinking coffee. My first breakthrough came when I discovered an organic coffee that has the equivalent level of antioxidants as a pint of blueberries in every cup. 6 times more than other coffee.

    Coffee is a great source of antioxidants and coffee is the number one source of antioxidants in the American diet. What is not known is that until recently coffee roasted using traditional methods only contained 1/6 of the antioxidants of the raw coffee bean. That is due to the high heat in the roasting process which destroys the antioxidants. There is a new Patented Roasting method that preserves the antioxidants right to the finished cup of coffee. In fact it does not alter the flavor or the taste. You can learn more about this breakthrough roasting method at http://superantioxidantcoffee.com There you will find scientific research about this break through roasting process. Super antioxidant coffee is made with organic coffee beans.

    The next breakthrough in my detox quest was when I was in Costco and discovered Virgin Coconut oil. I now add that to my morning coffee.

    The last thing was adding green coffee extract which I get from dietsfaq.com

    The net result of my detoxing and increasing supplementation is that I have dropped 52 pounds. I feel great at 54 my Dr. tells me that I have the blood pressure of an 18 year old. So I am now health.

    Thank you for your excellent post on detoxing. Posts like your save lives.

    • M schultz says:

      What about using cold brewed coffee? It is suppose to 67% less acidic.

      Also, Food combiners say you should never, never combined fruits with vegetables if you want good digestion. I would like to hear from some juicing advocates on food combining.

  8. Allison says:

    If you don’t have cayenne, can you use crushed/powdered red pepper as a substitute?

  9. Andrea says:

    Hello
    I have been adding vital greens and hemp protein to my smoothies (which contain baby spinach and Kale) is this way too much greens in one smoothie?

  10. Danielle says:

    Hi,
    I really love these recipes and I would really like to make some changes in my diet. Could u pls tell me how often should these be taken per day and in what quantities? Thx a mill.

  11. Zandy says:

    Hi There,

    Does Lemon Juice, Pepper and honey helps to loose weight too?

  12. Dee says:

    Can’t wait to start!!!!

    • Peter says:

      Hot water …,honey … And a pinch of cinnamon … A few drops of lemon… And forget something called “colds”!!! Drink it every morning !!

  13. karin santos says:

    Hello. I just got the nutra-bullet blender & mae my first drink. Im trying to lose weight, do ya’ll think i will lose weight if i drink this every day : cucumber, celery.oatmeal,banana,pineapple ?

  14. Judy taylor says:

    question:
    how much to how much water, green tea, etc. Like to have measures. Thanks

  15. Danii says:

    I don’t see any recipes incorporated here all i see are the explanations of what they are. A REAL AND ACTUAL recipe would be much appreciated

  16. Rita says:

    Yes we have read all recepie about detoxing but pleas inform us how and when it should be taken what is the good time and when we do detoxing what food we should and what not bcus half knlodge is worst then having no knoledge pleas teach us how do we use

  17. Alaina says:

    I have been researching what is called “raw food diet” which is not necessarily a diet…yet a life style change for the better!!!! Anything raw and unpasteurized is best for the body. It aids in weight loss and overall a healthy body mentally and physically!!! Just think thousands of years ago people didn’t eat or drink anything that was processed and over all they were far more heathy than the average joe now days. I know I know when most people think raw food (meat) they say eww gross! That’s not the case…you can cook your meat if you want…or just not eat meat at all. I still eat meat just in moderation. I do more fresh fruit and veggies and nuts. So if your doing a fruit and veggies detox I’d think/say drink as many as you want…but some of the lemon and ginger apple sider vintages ones they are most affective when you first wake up… Once a day on an empty stomach. I love this one it’s simply and taste great. 1. Pure cinnamon (no sugar added) 2. Raw honey 3. One 8oz cup of boiling water. You put one tablespoon of cinnamon in an 8 oz cup. Boil 1 cup of water and then pour over the cinnamon stir until the cinnamon dissolves. Let it cool to drinking temp and then add 2 tablespoons of honey mix until honey dissolves. Do not add the honey while cinnamon water is to hot for you to drink as this will change the consistency and break down the natural enzymes. And will be less beneficial. Drink half before bed and cover the other half and drink chilled first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. This helps aid in weight loss and boost the metabolism. Good luck!!!

  18. kayla says:

    Where can i get the recipes for these drinks?

  19. Pamela says:

    So excited to try some of these! I wrote them down so I can buy the stuff to try them. Many of the recipes call for things I already keep in my house, but I’m always looking for ways to eat and drink healthier. I was able to quit soda for a long time, then got lazy and started back up again. Time to get back on the bandwagon and keep it up! Thanks for all these!!

  20. Wilma says:

    I had removed soda from my diet years ago. But in the last year or so, I have begun to drink ginger ale again, because it helps me to burp. What say ye?

  21. Christie says:

    Where can I find the recipes for these drinks. I’m going to start juicing and detoxifying but don’t have a clue where to start. Any advice?

  22. muhammad abdullah says:

    I have afflicted with constipation I wanna flush out harmful toxin on daily basis but I usually go washroom 2 to 3 days after which detox smoothy helpful to clearify my digestive system n I have acne prone skin n now acne appearing all over my body n moles red black n brown very little in size plz help me

  23. Miss.Ulee says:

    Is it ok if I use da same reciepe for 3days (breakfast, lunch n dinner) ?

  24. abid says:

    how to make juice of below ingredients
    •1 beetroot •4 medium carrots
    •2 celery sticks • 5-10 spinach leaves • One lemon, Ginger root, Radish or Mint to taste

    I mean.. How can we get a juice from spinach, clery sticks and mint

    • Rich Jr says:

      This is why I make sure to use a blender and not a juicer. A juicer is going to miss the pulp of these great fruits and vegetables. Biologically, our internal organs are designed to ingest most of these foods in their whole state, for instance the skin of an apple, which has great nutrients as well.

      Using a blender adds pulp, but your body will receive more benefits from the drink this way. You can still get juice from spinach, you have to add a whole handful and mash it down the juicer all at one time. Then, you can get more juice from the spinach.

      Rich Jr

  25. Robert Wm Thompson says:

    Thank you for all the good info! Where we are in Mexico lemons are quite scarce. Limons, or what we would call Key limes, are the what use for practically everything lemon would normally be called for. Are the nutritional values equal? For the detox with olive oil and lemon juice for instance, would the lime juice do the same job? How about replacing the olive oil with coconut oil? It’s just that these are the things that are most available in their organic form here, so I’d like to work with that.

    Thanks,

    Bob

  26. shantelle hunter says:

    I have a question i want to start juicing nvr done this before so wanted to kno that while im doing this do u eat anything at all for either 7 or 30 days how ever long ur doing it do u drink these smoothies every couple hours and not eat any foods im confused on this need help for someone to explain how this works

  27. Tina Martinez says:

    Hello,..I tried to click on one of your recipes drinks but I was denied access. Why is that? supposedly, if it’s on the net, shouldn’t it be available to everyone? Please help!

  28. Riverdale Centre says:

    I would suggest purchasing fresh fruit and veg from a local organic food shop and making your own detox drink. Ones from shops can contain a higher level of sugar. You can still have too much sugar, even if they are natural sugars, if it’s not regulated.

  29. sherri says:

    hello I was wondering does it have to be smoothies? I drink a lot of water if added some sliced oranges sliced strawberries (or any berries) would that work a little as a detox (and better tasting) I am knew at learning this trying to get rid of some winter belly fat any information would be appreciated. Thank You in advance. 🙂

  30. Anthony says:

    I am interested in this your product if it really works. How do I make purchase. How will it gets to me. Cheers.

  31. Mandy says:

    I reckon that the most effective detox tea currently on the market is a small company from Australia called http://www.stayleantea.com.au . This tea has been the most effective fat burner and cleanser in my experience with 100% natural ingredients and no laxatives. Would definitely recommend.

  32. Alicia says:

    Hey I’m having very bad constipation and was wondering what smoothie would be best for me and what are the ingredients for the smootie.

  33. Praying Stranger says:

    When I click on the name of the drink I get a message acsess denied because I’m not an invited guest. Anyone else get that message? 🙁

    • Nancy says:

      I can only get a few of the recipes because, I too, am “not an invited guest”.

      If you don’t want us to read your recipes, don’t include them in the listing.

      Disappointed 🙁

  34. steven says:

    I’m unable to click on the recipes, access denied? ??? They look so good too, bummer!~

  35. Gina says:

    Hi, I am going to start a new diet or health change in my life due to having menopausal symptoms and gaining a lot of weight and definitely in need to detox my body. Always constipated and now a lot of swelling in my bone on bone knees and legs and feet now.I am extremely determined to make some changes for my health and wellness and needing to lose weight. If I can get any advice with making homemade smoothies and detoxing water recipes, this would be sooo much appreciated. Thanks so much
    Gina

    • Jamie says:

      Hi. I’m commenting on Gina’s post from a couple weeks ago. If you are looking for a simple detox water / drink you can drink first thing in morning or up to 3 times daily about 10 minutes before meals, try a glass of purified water with raw apple cider vinegar and either lemon juice or lemon essential oil and a pinch of cayenne, ginger and tumeric! Great to help facilitate detox which in turn helps with weight loss. This concoction is also great for relieving constipation! I also like to make a green pina smoothie made with greens of choice, cilantro, avocado and pineapple. You can view recipes for both drinks or watch a video demo on how to make them here: http://www.revitalizewithjamie.com/detoxification-and-cleansing/detox-drink-recipes-for-daily-cleansing/

  36. Gail says:

    ummm how do i get your recipes if i can’t find how to be invited to see them?

  37. Priya says:

    Awesome collection of detox drinks! Thank you for featuring my recipes too <3

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  39. Tina says:

    Perhaps it’s just me, but where are the “recipes”. I find sites who bring you in with “hook lines” and then offer nothing of true concrete substance annoying. Please tell me I have missed a button!

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  41. I agree with you but lemon water also helps to burn Belly fat faster

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