We have put together here the top 24 clean detox water recipes to boost your metabolism, weight loss, fat burning, cleanses, energy, flat tummy, and amazing skin.
With all the hype going on regarding detox water, I felt it is time to present my favorite 24 clean, flavored water recipes.
Detox Water Recipes to Boost Your Metabolism Naturally
Drinking detox water for weight loss is a natural cleansing to cure your colon, improve hydration and transform your physique! These detox water recipes greatly enhance your metabolic rate, remove toxins and amplify your skin through the assistance of wholesome minerals from fruits such as asparagus, strawberries, kiwi fruit, cranberries, etc.; lemon provides anti-oxidant benefits and strawberry helps to prevent cancer.
To make these drinks all you need is water, fresh lemon juice, organic maple syrup, nonfat dry milk, organic raisins, nonfat dry honey, organic raw honey, natural and artificial flavors, and citric acid (for flavor.)
Most of these ingredients can be bought in powder form at markets and natural food stores. You may prefer to make a few glass drinks at home as it is more economical.
However, if you are looking forward to making these drinks at home it is best to use organic products as they are healthier and cheaper.
One of the most popular detox waters on the market is made of real maple syrup. It has the amazing ability to make your taste buds dance to the tune of its enticing flavor.
It has a subtle aroma that is not overpowering and yet satisfying. It is very delicious and goes well with just about any type of meal. This recipe is a proven weight loss secret and I highly recommend it.
There are other detox water recipes that are gaining quite a bit of popularity such as the lemon detox drink. It is made by blending one lemon and one-half teaspoon of organic sea salt in a glass of ice water.
Stir the ingredients until the lemon wedges are broken and then strain into a bowl. This drink goes well with almost any type of meal including pancakes and salads.
The high sodium in the lemons help to balance out the salt and can also help to increase your energy level for that long-needed work-out. This drink might be a bit strong for some people but it certainly helps to increase your energy.
Many of the detox water recipes include ingredients such as the lemon, which are known to be effective appetite suppressants.
The fruits themselves provide the necessary vitamins and minerals necessary to help cleanse the body of impurities. The drink recipes also usually contain ingredients such as strawberries, pomegranates, cherries, blackberries, and pineapples which help to stimulate the metabolism so that it burns calories more quickly.
As with the fruits themselves the recipes usually also have high quantities of fiber, which is good for keeping the digestive tract moving along smoothly.
Most of the detox water recipes I have seen use a fairly simple recipe that involves either baking soda or sodium bicarbonate mixed together with a little water.
Sodium bicarbonate is known to stimulate metabolism while baking soda has been shown to keep water in the stomach undigested longer. This allows the person who is cleansing to continue with their daily routines without having to worry about any possible weight loss.
Both baking soda and sodium bicarbonate are natural products that can easily be found at a local store. They can also be purchased online.
The Cayenne pepper is another ingredient used in a few of the detox water recipes I have read. Cayenne pepper is a natural ingredient, which is packed full of antioxidants that are great for fighting off the free radicals in your system which can contribute to a slower metabolism.
One of the Cayenne pepper free radicals actually helps to break down the connective tissues in your body. When this happens, it allows your system to lose excess weight while at the same time cleansing your system.
Water detoxifying diet recipes can indeed be a powerful tool for boosting your immune system, boosting your energy, and helping you lose weight.
But if you want to lose weight and keep it off it is important that you use only organic products. These products are far more effective and safer for your health than chemical ingredients.
Don't take my word for it though. Do your own research and I am sure you will find the same success that I have had.
24 Amazing Detox Water Recipes For Weight Loss And Clear Skin
1. Basil detox water
This herb-infused water is a no brainer as most of you might have fresh basil sitting on the windowsill. You need a 1-quart pitcher with very cold water and 12 plucked, large basil leaves. Fold the leaves 1- 2 times to activate its flavors and add them to the water. Let the drink sit in your fridge for at least 1/2 an hour. Serve it with ice cubes.
Basil’s oils provide antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Basil water can help alleviate feelings of fullness and soothe indigestion. The ultimate benefit though, it tastes amazing!
2. Lemon detox water
This basic lemon water is probably one of the very first detox water recipes around and perfect for a healthy morning routine. You just need the juice of one lemon mixed with cold or warm water. Add some lemon slices if you like. Drink it each morning after you wake up or take it with you in a water bottle and sip it all day.
This will help your body flush toxic agents and prevent the deposition of metabolic waste. By the way, lemons are also a perfect anti-hangover helper.
3. Lemon ginger-infused water
For this classic detox water drink, you need a 1-quart pitcher, one organic lemon cut in slices, and a small knob of fresh ginger. Pour water into the pitcher and add the lemon slices. Grate ginger by using a zester and add it to the beverage.
Ginger is a natural pain reliever, warms you from the inside, and speeds up your digestion. For best results drink it at room temperature each morning directly after getting up. That helps to stimulate your organism to flush toxic waste.
4. Watermelon detox water
There is probably no better fruit for detox water than a watermelon. Add 10 oz./300 g watermelon cubes (best without pits) in a 1-quart pitcher, fill it up with water, and put it in the fridge for 2-3 hours.
Watermelons contain not only a lot of vitamins and minerals, but they also support your body to flush toxins.
5. Blueberry detox water
Mix a handful of fresh or frozen blueberries and some ice cubes in a 1-quart mason jar and fill it up with water. Let it settle for at least one hour. The presence of blueberries provides this detox water with a rich anti-oxidant property.
The skin of blueberries contains valuable substances that prevent diseases and also act anti-inflammatory.
6. Blueberry orange vitamin bomb
Take the blueberry detox drink (number 5) to the next level and add some orange slices to it (make sure it is organic and not waxed). It is best to use a 2-quart pitcher. If you wait one day you will be surprised how the water and orange change to a blue color.
Oranges help with healthy blood circulation and contain tons of vitamin A, C, and antioxidants. Together with the blueberries, they will aid you to feel energized and boost your metabolism.
7. Raspberry lime detox water
Mix two tablespoons of fresh or frozen raspberries and slices of one organic lime in a 1-quart mason jar. Fill it up with water and let it settle for half an hour.
Raspberries have strong anti-oxidative properties that support your kidneys, liver, and colon to purify. Limes contain flavonoids that increase the secretion of acids and bile and stimulate the digestive system.
And not to forget the huge amount of vitamin C in limes… Did you know that one lime supplies almost 50% of your daily vitamin C?
On top of that this citrus fruit provides a tangy sweetness that makes this vitamin water recipe especially delicious.
8. Pear berry detox water
Place pear cuts, a few berries (raspberries, blueberries), and some lime slices in a large 2-quart pitcher. Fill it up with water and let it sit for an hour. Pears contain an amazing amount of fiber, antioxidants, and vitamins.
Together with the other fruits, this belly-slimming water helps to boost your metabolism, burn fat, and flush toxins.
9. Blackberry mint detox water
This is another refreshing and healthy flavor combination. Layer 1/2 cup of ripe blackberries in a 1-quart carafe. Rub a hand full of mint to release its etheric oils and add it to the blackberries. Fill up the carafe with fresh water and let it sit for at least 2 hours.
Blackberries contain also wonderful anti-oxidative components. Fresh mint is an old herbal remedy that has an anesthetic effect on stomach lining (no hunger), stimulates the production of bile, and with it fat burning.
Mint contains menthol and furthermore carotenoids, flavonoids as well as vitamins and trace elements. Lastly, this herb has also been linked to helping people with asthma, fatigue, headaches, depression, and memory problems.
10. Kiwi blackberry infused water
This delicious detox water combination with kiwis and blackberries makes a perfect summer drink. Mix some kiwi slices and blueberries in a large 2-quart glass jar, fill it up with water and let it sit in your fridge for at least one hour.
Kiwis contain a lot of vitamin A and E and help relieve your body from free radicals. Blackberries have on top also amazing anti-aging properties. Add some lemon slices if you like.
11. Strawberry honeydew melon water
You need 10 strawberries cut in halves and some melon pieces. Put fruits in a large glass, pour in water, and add some fresh mint leaves. Leave it in your fridge for an hour, then enjoy.
This drink not only detoxifies it also hydrates and can provide beautiful skin. Rich in vitamins and anti-inflammatory substances it looks just gorgeous in a glass.
12. Grapefruit rosemary-infused water
Quarter some organic grapefruit slices and place them in a 2-quart pitcher. Add one spring of rosemary. Fill up with water and cover. Store overnight in the fridge and serve it the next morning.
While the grapefruit detoxifies your body, rosemary acts calming. Its etheric oils also provide a pleasant scent. With rosemary (my favorite herb) you have another wonderful way to get anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds that help to fight the damage from pollution, stress, and everyday living.
13. Pineapple star fruit water
If you prefer exotic detox water then you will love the following recipe ready within 5 minutes. You just need to mix some pieces of fresh pineapples and some star fruit (carambola) slices in a 1-quart pincher and fill it up with water. The longer the steeping time (at least 2 hours) the better the flavor.
Pineapples are an excellent source of vitamin C and B6. They help your body to neutralize free radicals, boost your immune system, and promote eye and bone health. Star fruit is a powerhouse of Vitamin C and A.
14. Apple cinnamon drink
Cut two medium-sized apples into pieces and place them in a 2-quart mason jar. Add 2-3 cinnamon sticks and fill it up with water. By the way, you can refill the carafe several times using the same ingredients.
This delicious detox water helps you to get in shape and boosts your metabolism.
15. Peach vanilla detox water
You’ll need three pitted and sliced peaches and one crushed vanilla bean (use a spoon or spatula for crushing). Place ingredients in a 2-quart pitcher, top them with 2 cups of ice, fill it up with water, and stir. Refrigerate covered for at least 2 hours to let flavors infuse.
Peaches are brim-full of potassium, calcium, magnesium as well as vitamin A, B, and C. All these compounds are attributed to anti-oxidative effects. Vanilla beans are especially powerful at improving mood and enhancing brain health. So, if you need a delicious, natural happiness booster – aside from chocolate, add some vanilla to your wellness drink.
16. Pomegranate mint water
Stir 2 tablespoons of pomegranate seeds in a large glass of water and add some mint leaves. Chill and enjoy!
Sure, like most fruits, pomegranates are a rich source of antioxidants and vitamin C, not to mention its anti-inflammatory properties and fiber content. But there is more…Recent studies show that pomegranates can even help protect against certain cancers and Alzheimer’s.
17. Mango infused Water
Peal one mango and cut it into small pieces. Grate one small ginger knob with a zester. Place both ingredients in a 2-quart glass carafe and fill it up with water. For more freshness add some ice cubes.
You can’t get enough from mangos, because they support a glowing complexion and preserve your skin from annoying impurities. Mangos contain the unbeatable vitamin A and beta-carotene combination that shelters your skin against harmful UV radiation and promotes cell reproduction.
18. Anti-stress water with lavender and blueberries
Most of you might know lavender for its relaxing effects in a bath salt, but this herb develops also a great taste in the following anti-stress detox water. Mix a cup of blueberries with a bunch of lavender in a 2-quart glass carafe and fill it up with water.
Together with blueberries, it acts wonderfully relaxing for your body and mind. The rich purple color alone let you forget about any sorrows and burden.
19. Elderberry flower lemonade
This elderberry flower detox water recipe I learned in my childhood from my grandmother. First, you pick the elderberry flowers and place them in a can of water. Now you put the water can outside in the sun for a few hours. Before serving add a bit of lemon juice and garnish with a lemon slice. The result is a delicious and refreshing summer lemonade.
The Elderberry flower is supposed to boost the immune system.
20. Cranberry lemon detox water
Popp a cup of cranberries in a 2-quart water pitcher and add some slices of lemon. Top it with a spring of rosemary. Cranberries strengthen especially the bladder-renal tract and hence can prevent urinary infections.
21. Cucumber lemon infused drink
You need a medium cucumber (in slices), a lemon (in slices), and approximately ten mint leaves. Mix all ingredients in a huge 2-quart water carafe. Let it steep overnight and drink it through the day.
The lemon in this drink strengthens your immune system and helps to flush toxic waste. The cucumber acts anti-inflammatory and aids to control the water balance. Mint supports digestion and the lemon again gives your drink a natural sweetness without added sugar.
22. Aloe vera water
Did you know that you can add aloe vera to your water too? Cut an aloe vera leave in the middle and extract the gel with a knife. Put into a blender, add a cup of water, two tablespoons of lemon juice, two tablespoons of aloe vera gel, and mix it for a minute.
The plant helps to stabilize circulation, boosts digestion, and gives you more energy.
23. Coconut Water
Although you may not make this at home, I think coconut water should be on a detox water list too. I’ve tried my first coconut water on our Cuba trip and I was surprised that it is almost tasteless.
And yet, this natural water, found inside young coconuts, is extremely high in electrolytes, making it a smart way to refuel after long workouts.
24. Melon ball infused drink
Isn’t this melon ball infused water a great eye-catcher? Sure, it is a bit more time consuming to prepare. But if you want a colorful “centerpiece” on your party table, you should give this melon ball water treat a try. For 8 glasses you need 3-4 ripe melons (e.g. honeydew, Crenshaw, cantaloupe, and baby watermelon) and two juiced limes.
Create colorful balls with a melon baller and place them 1 hour in the freezer before serving. In a 2-quart pitcher add frozen melon balls, lime juice, and some mint leaves. Fill it up with water and a handful of ice.
This kind of detox water is hard to resist and might beat some alcohol cocktails at your party. At least you offer your guests a clean and healthy drink option without patronizing them.
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