When it comes to detoxing and keeping yourself happy and healthy on a consistent basis, the concept of “detox water” comes into play. Detox water is simply an infused water-based recipe to help flush the toxins from your system. And now in the heat summer, it is a great time to introduce the many delicious and nutritious Detox water recipes to activate your circulatory system, boost overall metabolism, help with weight loss and ultimately de-bloat and give you a flatter stomach. Follow on below for the tasty detox water recipes you can make today:
Lemon Ginger Detox
- ½ of a lemon (lemon juice)
- ½ inch knob ginger root
- 1/4 sliced cucumber
Add the lemon and ginger to about 1 cup of water. You can grate the ginger if you so choose with a cheese grater to attain a more potent taste. You can drink this Detox recipe throughout the day or ideally in the mornings for added health benefits, which will help to relieve pain (ginger is great for relieving joint pain) and cleanse/flush all of the toxins out from your body.
Apple Cinnamon Detox
This sounds more like a dessert than just a Detox drink! When you combine fruit and spices like apples and cinnamon with water, you get a delicious taste of dessert but in a liquid format. In addition, there are many health benefits to apples and cinnamon. Apples contain phytonutrients and antioxidants which can aid in reducing the possibility of developing hypertension and heart disease. Cinnamon can help lower blood sugar levels. The proportion of the ingredients is:
- 1 Apple thinly sliced
- 1 Cinnamon Stick
Add them to a glass of water and drink throughout the day or week!
Grapefruit lemon lime slim down Detox
When you are out in the summer heat on the beach or at a picnic, now you can bring a refreshing drink with you to keep you cool and additionally help you lose weight! Here we have a mixture of citrus fruits like limes, lemons, and grapefruits, which are excellent sources of Vitamin C, along with cucumbers, which add to purify your system. Loseweightbyeating.com suggests the perfect combination of ingredients for the slim down Detox drink. The ingredients they recommend are:
- ½ gallon purified water
- ½ lemon, sliced
- ½ lime, sliced
- ½ grapefruit, sliced
- 1 cup cucumber, sliced
- 1 sprig of mint (as desired)
Blueberry + Mandarin Detox
This unique Detox drink is a bit different from the other water-based drinks. While fruit is the main ingredient, pure water is not directly included. However, the fruit juices make up for most of the liquid content and this makes for a yummy and still nutritiously-friendly Detox drink nonetheless. Loseweightbyeating.com adds that, “The mandarin oranges are packed full of Vitamin C which is known to increase metabolism and help tone up skin. The blueberries are packed full of antioxidants and fiber making them a super food that makes you healthier, more beautiful and best of all, they naturally curb appetite.” So blend up those ingredients and enjoy!
Watermelon + Strawberry Mint Detox
Have you ever thought to put strawberry and watermelon together? Such a great and unique combination! Yes both fruits are red colored, which adds to their overall strong and flavorful juiciness. Also, both have many health benefits. Watermelon is great for helping to lower blood pressure and alleviating muscle tension and strawberries are berries which are filled with antioxidants. Loseweightbyeating.com adds that this particular infusion is a “nutritional powerhouse”, and their recipe is as follows:
- 4 cups watermelon in /2 inch cubes, lightly mashed
- 1/2 pint strawberries, sliced in half
- 6 sprigs mint (lightly crushed)
Now who knew that drinking water can be so delicious?! With these crafty Detox water recipes, you will be sure to enjoy your next cup of water with a mouthwatering combination of fruits that add a touch of flavor as well as many health benefits (and flatter stomach). Happy drinking!