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.
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.
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.
Superfood 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.
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!
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.
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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