15 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 a detoxifying masterpiece and reap even more benefits from it. This is something you can do every single day, or as part of a broader detoxing program. 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…

detox water recipes

Warm Lemon Water – One of the simplest and most effective ways to detox and boost metabolism every single day is by drinking warm lemon water in the morning before breakfast. This is an ancient Ayurvedic detox tradition that boosts the immune system, aids weight loss and improves digestion.

Watermelon Detox Water – This one couldn’t be simpler to create, and is there anything more refreshing than watermelon on a hot day when you’re feeling low on sugar? All you need is watermelon and water! The watermelon infuses the water, and when that happens, it creates a beautiful, subtle sweet smell and taste.

watermelon detox water

Slim Down Detox Water – Detox water has become one of the most popular forms of detoxifying beverages, and there’s nothing more bloat-reducing and cleansing for the body! This water is full of nutrients, vitamins and minerals for an optimal health, immune and metabolism boost. Cucumbers are natural diuretics that will help your body release water; lemons and limes loosen toxins in your digestive tract and the grapefruits are high in enzymes that burn fat.

Apple Spice Detox Water – The apple, cinnamon and star anise in this water taste delicious, and also looks stunning! It is a great detox water to help digest after perhaps indulging in too much comfort food. Cinnamon is extremely healthy for the heart and brain, and it also speeds up metabolism and helps regulate blood sugar. Anise is a very powerful spice that helps with digestion and insomnia.

apple spice detox water

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.

Strawberry Kiwi Detox Water – This sweet, delicious detox water is great if you feel like a subtle sugar fix, but want to keep it natural, refreshing and hydrating. It has some fantastic detoxifying benefits from the lemon, as well as a mega boost of vital nutrients, powerful vitamins and essential minerals from the kiwifruit and strawberries.

Strawberry kiwi detox water

Frozen Fruit Infused Hydrating Water – This is a great idea if you don’t have time to keep your fridge or fruit bowl stocked with fresh fruit. Keep berries in the freezer and simply rinse them to defrost before infusing them in water. This recipe suggests lemon, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, apples and cucumber, which each have a number of detoxifying qualities, essential micro-nutrients and immune boosting vitamins. Of course, you can pick and choose your berries of choice depending on what’s in the freezer! 

Citrus Detox Water – This refreshing mix of citrus fruits with cucumbers and mint leaves creates a powerful infusion of vitamins that will have your body feeling a little bit lighter by the end of the day! Grapefruit is not as common as lemon and lime when it comes to citrus detoxing fruits, but it is just as beneficial, with plenty of vitamin C, potassium, lycopene, calcium and phosphorus.

citrus detox water

Chia Detox Water – Now for something a little different. You’re probably used to hearing about detox waters made from infused fruits and vegetables, but probably not seeds! Chia seeds are considered a superfood, providing a good hit of calcium and fiber, while helping to curb your appetite. When chia seeds are added to water, they swell enormously, creating a gel-like consistency, but this recipe allows enough water to be able to drink the energy-boosting concoction!

Chia Detox Water

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.

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.

Strawberry infused vitamin water

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.

Fat flush detox water

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 – 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.

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  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?

    • Hey Nicole!

      I drink infused water/detox drinks almost daily, sometimes multiple times a day! Much healthier choice than most of the other stuff people drink all day, every day such as fruit juices, soda, or coffee. Now I’m dying for apple picking season to be here so I can make the apple cinnamon one with freshly picked apples. mmm!


  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?

  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

      • Tracie Drew says:

        Would like to know what could be substituted for grapefruit ingredient that would give the same effects. Would ACV do the trick?

  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 😛 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!

    • Mary says:

      Dave Hall, Not everyone has the luxury of not having to take meds. Medications are, very, taxing on the liver. It is, so, important to detoxify it, to keep it healthy. Duhhh!!!! No one wants to be on a dialysis machine. You need to do some research. I will be trying these Detox drinks.

  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

  41. joanna says:

    Does ir matter what type of honey we use

  42. Mike Trout says:

    @Amber: All of them! Choose which is your fav.
    @Tammie: Ask your doctor.
    @Kamal: What? Don’t add sugar. Use honey if need be.
    @Carlos Gonzalez: Drink the water and eat the fruits if you want. If you are giving your digestive tract a rest, then just drink.
    @joanna:Use a honey from a local supplier.

  43. mary says:

    Which is the best detox drink?

  44. Chachi says:

    My sister’s mother-in-law swears by this recipe: 1 apple(green or red) peeled, 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh celery, 1/2 teaspoon of chopped fresh ginger, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 1 tablespoon of fresh lime juice. You place all the ingredients in a food processor or Ninja, and blend till smooth. etc. Drink this mixture every morning. In about a month or so your face will be free from dark spots, etc because this will detox the liver! (which is the cause of liver spots on the face as we age) It is completely safe. Use fresh ingredients daily. It really works, my sister no longer has dark spots on her face, good luck!

  45. lajuana says:

    U can use unsulfured molasses (grandma’s) and honey i take a teaspoon of molasses every morning with a tsp of ACV BOTH ARE OLD REMEDIES

  46. Raghunath pawar says:

    All are best detox drinks , its defents on wich one fruits is avilable easly in market!

  47. wendy September says:

    I love the Apple and water,its a nice way too drink water every day

  48. Chandra says:

    What if you’re allergic to all citrus and acidic foods; fruits and vegetables. No cherries, lemon, lime, peaches, strawberries, kiwi, tomatoes, oranges, kumquats, tangerines, grapefruit, grapes and anything I may have omitted. I can only eat melons , bananas and apples. All others either cause sores on face and/or severe itching all over from H to T. I’m allergic to all caffeinated beverages and chocolate. <Severe itching and shortness of breath! What can I do???

  49. Chandra says:

    I am a water advocate thanks to my Mom. I love it immensely, I wake up all night going to the restroom. I drink so much water that I probably bleed H2O. Wherever I go water is with me year round. It’s especially important to drink water in the winter months due to less perspiration. Yes I have liver disease and I know Water and flushing out my system has helped me remain healthy without getting sick. I thank God Almighty for creating this beneficial natural resource.

  50. Kim says:

    I have try the cumber lemon and apple and I added cayenne pepper to the water do I eat it when the water is done or throw it away or make a new batch thanks again

  51. Chris says:

    Why in the world would Jillian use lemon from a bottle. Fresh lemon is best

  52. 3R Global says:

    Yes! Lemon is the best, since 2010 until now. I still love lemon.

  53. Faith says:

    Is organic bottled lemon juice okay to use for conveniency?

  54. char says:

    I would love to do a detox of my body with a drink but every thing has lemon in it. I can’t have any thing acidic. Can you show me some detox drinks with out any acidity? Thanks for your help.

  55. char says:

    I can not have mint also.

  56. Janet says:

    Hello, I love the idea of detox water, but I get really “dry” with lemon water and other citrus fruits in water, what can be done for that if anything? Thanks

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  58. worried mother says:

    my child has been drinking these for a week. now he is lactating and I’m worried (a worried mother)
    any help would be very helpful
    thanks if you can help.

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