8 Detox Water Recipes to Flush Your Liver

Drinking water all by itself is a way to help flush the body of toxins on a daily basis, but with a few simple ingredients you can transform water into detox water and get even more benefit from it. This is something you can do each day, or as part of a more broad detoxing strategy. Each one of the ingredients listed here will provide slightly different benefits, so be sure to choose it according to the particular goal you have.

8 Detox Waters- to flush your liver.

Apple Cinnamon Detox Water (as seen on Dr. Oz)

This is also referred to as the Zero Calorie detox water because it contains nearly zero calories. There are calories from the apple, but they’re pretty negligible. You’re probably used to seeing the zero on a bottle of water when it comes all the categories on the Nutrition Information label, like calories, fat, and sodium, and this would clock in pretty close. The cinnamon it contains is going to help stimulate your internal organs to cleanse themselves, while the apple is providing you with its all natural source of vitamins and minerals. Way better than just drinking regular water and a helpful boost to any detox program.

Cucumber Lemon Mint Detox Water (aka Sassy Water)

Cucumbers are one of the most hydrating vegetables because they’re mostly made up of water. Many detox programs include cucumbers on them for this very reason, and adding them to your water pulls out their minerals so you’re getting an added benefit. Mix in the lemon juice and you’re getting the cleansing effect of citric acid and helping to clear out the digestive system. The mint makes things taste fresh and crisp, and goes nicely with the lemon and cucumber while providing additional nutrients and benefits.

Jillian Michaels Detox Water

You are probably familiar with Jillian Michaels if you’ve ever seen an episode of The Biggest Loser. She also promotes her own line of workout programs and diet books. Here she’s endorsed a particular detox water recipe that uses cranberry juice, lemon juice, and dandelion tea all mixed together with a lot of water. The end result is that it’s also supposed to also help you lose weight. This can really be said for anything that has a detoxifying effect, since getting back to our more natural and clean state will have the byproduct of weight loss if we’ve moved toward a heavier state.

Strawberry Detox Water

Strawberries are a great way to add a familiar and preferred flavor to most anything, and in this case it can make your water taste better while also providing antioxidants and added vitamins and minerals to your body. This particular recipe includes watermelon and rosemary as well. This makes it a great detox recipe to use in the summer when it’s easier to build up a sweat, and it’s only natural to have the taste of strawberries and watermelon. It will help to make your detoxing efforts more enjoyable and seem like less of a chore.

Simple Detox Water

The simple, the better right? Let’s keep things simple and go with this quick way to make your water more healthy for you. This would be used as part of a plan to detox the body a little bit each day. It’s recommending that you take the juice from half a lemon and squeeze it into the water you drink when first waking up. This is a time when you’re most dehydrated and making sure that you get rehydrated on the double is vital. The lemon juice helps to get your digestive system going and prepares it for its daily duties to come.

Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Water

Apple cider vinegar is a handy detoxing aid and it’s good to keep a bottle of it in the cupboard. You can instantly improve the quality of a glass of water by adding a bit of ACV to it, but in this case they’re showing you how to make a detoxifying drink from it. They’re also including lemons, cucumbers, and mint, a popular combination you’ve seen elsewhere on our list, but the use of apple cider vinegar gives it additional properties and benefits that you won’t want to miss, and that will only amplify the detoxing process.

Lemon and Cayenne Pepper Detox (Master Cleanse)

The most important part of the Master Cleanse is where you stop eating regular foods and rely only on a concoction made of organic lemon juice, maple syrup, and cayenne pepper. This is supposed to spur the body into detox mode, with the lack of food helping to give the digestive system a break and make sure that you’re entirely cleared out. We’ve gone into detail about what you need to do in order to complete the Master Cleanse, so if you do decide on it be sure to check our guide for the best chance of success.

Weight Loss Detox Water (Fat Flush Water)

This is a great detox water for weight loss, and is specifically geared at getting certain fruits into your body that you otherwise might not eat. They’re using grapefruit here, one of the quintessential weight loss foods that seems to always get brought up when asked which foods help to lose the most weight. Grapefruit also is a fantastic detoxing food, which is often overlooked. They use tangerines for more citrus and sweetness, and cucumbers for added minerals.


  1. crystal says:

    Love the detox recipes suggested. Thank you.

  2. Malds says:

    Awesome list, thanks for this one. This’ll be a good way to add some flavor to my everyday water :).

  3. Belinda says:

    The detox water recipes do not have an amount to make it. The one with apples and cinnamon is it powder or a stick? I have been on medication and it has affected my liver. I would really like to know how to make a liver detox, but I am unsure of amounts of ingredients. Can you help me ?

  4. Palash says:

    Thanks for the recipes. Re the Lemon and Cayenne Pepper Detox (Master Cleanse). Is there any alternatives for Maple syrup. The place I live in – it is not available. PLease suggest. It would be helpful.


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  6. Nicole says:

    How often can you drink these detox drinks? Are they gentle enough to use daily?

  7. Amber J. says:

    Thank you for these awesome detox recipes. There are a couple of them that I will definitely be trying. I love to drink water everyday and these ingredients will be great to add to my daily water intake. Thanks again

  8. Pat says:

    “Marketplace” did a full analysis on Dr Oz’s cleanse ….. After study …NO difference in blood chemistry prior to or after cleanse !!!! The facts speak for themselves ….. More snake oil sales people !!!!

  9. Gerald says:

    Thanks so much I really need this to help improve my health I’m a male 47 years old and 40 lbs over weight and needing to loose some body fat, any more help will be greatly appreciated.

  10. radhika says:

    Hi, will honey instead of maple syrup have the same effect? Also can i use these drinks especially the fat flusher with normal diet? like i eat healthy and workout everyday with this i want to drink these too. will that be helpful to lose weight faster?

    • veronica marais says:


      Yes it is to boost what you do at the moment, but you also need a balance in your meal if your are interested in a plan send me a email.

  11. Monica says:

    Thank you for this important information.
    I’d like to point out, re the last recipe (weight loss detox) that grapefruit juice should never be consumed together with medication of any kind.

    • Angela says:

      Grapefruit is only bad to be consumed with certain medications…not all meds. Consult your pharmacist or read your med guide

  12. Roger says:

    How often should you drink the detox water?

  13. Renee says:

    Can I still eat while I am detoxing

  14. Alexa says:

    The cucumber lemon and mint tastes amazing!! Plus it’s a great substitute for the flavored water you can buy, and without all the other junk they add to those drinks!! Thanks for sharing!!

  15. Juwairiya says:

    Hi, I have been regularly following with the detox waters and it benefits. I have even tried it. at first,i didn’t like it but gradually started to like it. Day one was fine, but day two got me into trouble. I has severe pain in my legs, swollen feet and difficulty to stand properly. I thought it was due to household chores, But that wasn’t the case again. I stopped it at day three. As I kept making trips to the loo it gradually decreased, swelling and pain subsided. Though I limped initially but it go better once I finished making trips to the loo to pee.
    I tried this thrice and it was a similar condition. I’m an Indian, staying in India,
    I would like to follow to this, but was could be the reason causing me this .each time. I would be glad if someone answers this query of mine. P.S I tried Fat Flush Detox water Lemon, mint, cucumber and ginger. Used to make it at night, kept it fridge and sipped all day.

    • Barb says:

      Sounds like an allergy to one of the ingredients. Good thing you stopped, because you only had a two day tolerance before you showed very severe symptoms and prolonged would lead to conditions more serious. If this swelling happens again, parsley tea is a diuretic and will help the swelling go down fast. Must drink lots of water that day. Make the tea strong and do not add anything to it. drink warm. If you need another cup the next day, also drink lots of water. Sometime the allergy can be the combination of the ingredients and not specifically the individual items. Hope this is helpful.

  16. Jasmine says:

    Don’t forget to wash the fruits like I did :P Probably didn’t help with the detox!

  17. Jasmine says:

    I’ve read to use raw organic Apple cider vinegar that has the ‘mother’ of the vinegar, which has a lot of the benefits :) You might want to add this to your decription. Thanks for all the recpies! :) WONDERFUL!!

  18. Barb says:

    I take blood pressure meds what can I use instead of grapefruit

    • joe says:

      Take a very cold glass of water b 4 u shower n it will lower ur bp. Or u can take garlic pills n that really helps lower bp natural.

  19. Jennifer griffin says:

    I’m trying a mix between strawberries watermelon lemon mint and cucumber. Will this kill belly fat

  20. Angela says:

    Thanks for all of the detox recipies .I’M starting the one with lemon,orange,cucumber and mint leaves tomorrow.

  21. Anna says:

    Thank you for the above recipes. I could not find anything directions, for example, how much water to use, how much of each fruit to use and how often a day to have this drink. When you have a minute if you can let me know. The Apple Cinnamon Detox, the Strawberry Detox and the Weight Loss Detox Water seem really good to me. Thank you

  22. Krupa says:

    Do i need to remove the fruits from the detox water from it.? Or have to eat the fruits with the water.?

  23. corinna says:

    Anna ^^^^^ click on the picture of the drink u want to make. Scroll all the way down and you will see INGREDIENTS…..tells u how to make the drinks.

  24. Kabecca says:

    How much do I need to drink each day? 32oz? 64oz? How many days / weeks to keep this up? I’d like to mix up the flavors every day or so. I drink a lot of water already, and often add assorted fruits or cucumbers. I’ve even tried the ACV / lemon / honey /vinegar … which tastes awful but seemed to promote digestion. I’m with Anna on this, looking for quantities to be most effective. Thanks

  25. Sheryl says:

    This is great, thanks

  26. Odile Jean Pierre says:

    Can I used one of these detox water once a week. Today is my first time detoxing. So how many hours should I detox for.

  27. tjp says:

    Is it okay to do one with cucumbers, orange, lime and mint while breastfeeding?

  28. Patti says:

    Can I replace the grapefruit with something else as I am not able to eat or drink grapefruit due to a medical condition?

  29. emily says:

    If i freeze the detox drinks after making them will they last more than the 2 or 3 days. Im trying to make enough for the whole week with out the fruit going bad.

  30. joe says:

    Can i eat the cucumbers after i finish drinking the water,or do i have 2 throw the ingrients away or can i just refill with the same ingrients that i had put the day after.Waiting 4 ur answer,thank u

  31. Angela says:

    can I use the detox water with my insulin . like on the grapefruit master cleanse
    and for weight loss

  32. shree says:

    I tried lemon and grapefruit also strawberries and blossom berries ,rosemary leaves in my water I am feel more lite and flushing everything out. I start 11/22/2014. These ideas was given to me from an colleague. I am so grateful

  33. Dave Hall says:

    Oh Dear – the liver does a pretty good job de-toxing the body all by itself. You can’t make it work better than it already does. Just stop putting in stuff that doesn’t do the damage in the first place. A regular balanced diet and some excercise. Duuuuh!

  34. Pam says:

    You do not have to buy organic products. I find Apple Cider Vinegar, and Honey works just as well when you buy the cheap stuff. Also, don’t forget to eat yourself some raw garlic!

  35. Amber says:

    Which one works the best ?

  36. Tammie says:

    If I am on Medications can I do the detoxes? All or any. I know to stay away from grapefruit due to thyroid but what about the rest? Are we safe? Please respond.

  37. jen says:

    My secret recipe for an healthy drink.

    Carrot+ Ginger+ Apple
    > Boost and cleanse our system

    Apple + Cucumber + Celery
    > Prevent cancer, reduce cholesterol, and improve stomach upset and headache

    Tomato + Carrot + Apple
    > Improve skin complexion and bad breath.

    Bitter gourd + Apple + Milk
    > Avoid bad breath and reduce internal body heat.

    Orange + Ginger + Cucumber
    > Improve skin texture and moisture and reduce body heat.

    Pineapple + Apple + Watermelon
    > To dispel excess salts, nourishes the bladder and kidney

    Apple + Cucumber + Kiwi
    > To improves skin complexion.

    Pear & Banana
    > To regulates sugar content

    Carrot + Apple + Pear + Mango
    > Clear body heat, counteracts toxicity, decreased blood pressure and Fight oxidization!

    Honeydew + Grape + Watermelon + Milk
    > Rich in vitamin C + Vitamin B2 that increases cell
    > Activity and Strengthen body immunity.

    Papaya + Pineapple + Milk
    > Rich in vitamin C, E, Iron. Improve skin complexion and metabolism.

    Banana + Pineapple + Milk
    > Rich in Vitamin with nutritious and prevent constipation

  38. Kamal says:

    Do we need to add sugar? …and the apple, what different if the apple blended?

  39. Carlos Gonzalez says:

    One question…
    The fruits must be eaten? Or just drink the water?

  40. Madi says:

    I use water lemons and Rosemary

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