30 Detox Drinks for Cleansing and Weight Loss

There are numerous nutrient-rich beverages that can help the liver, your most important detoxifying organ, to function at optimally, meaning to completely remove all harmful substances from your body. As you may already guess, the base of these drinks is the combination of fruits and veggies.

Here is a list of 30 detox drinks recipes that can be incorporated into any detox program, or simply enjoyed for their various health-boosting properties.

  1. Matcha Mango Pineapple Smoothie

The presence of Matcha in this smoothie means that you will get a big boost of antioxidants. The pineapple and mango, on the other hand, will provide many important vitamins and minerals that are hardly found in other fruits.

Ingredients:

  • 25 tsp matcha green tea
  • 1 c pineapple
  • 1 c frozen mango chunks
  • 1 scoop protein powder
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon pineapple juice
  • 1 c water

Instructions:

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. ENJOY!

Recipe Source: Miss Kait

  1. Pomegranate Pineapple Lemon Juice

Pomegranate is another great detox food. Some recent studies have shown that it contains even more antioxidants than green tea. These findings sound even more impressive when we take into account the fact that matcha tea is considered as a benchmark when it comes to antioxidants. There’s also pineapple in this juice, so you’re going to get a bit of sweetness and the extra vitamins and minerals it contains. The lemon in this recipe will speed up your metabolism and increase the levels of vitamin C in your body.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup pomegranate juice
  • 1 cup chopped pineapple
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 1-inch piece of ginger
  • 1 ½ cup water

Instructions:

  1. First, add all ingredients (except pomegranate juice) to a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Next, strain the mixture through a strainer and set aside.
  3. Stir in the pomegranate juice into pineapple-lemon-ginger mixture.
  4. Enjoy with ice.

Recipe Source: Zesty South Indian Kitchen

  1. Love Your Greens Juice

This juice is a great way to experience the well-known health benefits of leafy greens. Its lemon juice content helps enhance the flavor of the greens.

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • ½ head of collards (about 6 leaves)
  • 1 English cucumber
  • ½ bunch of parsley (about 1 cup lightly packed)
  • ½ bunch of cilantro (about ½ cup lightly packed)
  • Juice from ½ lemon

Instructions:

  1. If you have a ‘low’ setting on your juicer, juice all ingredients (except lemon juice). When finished, stir in lemon juice and enjoy!

Recipe Source: Healthful Pursuit

  1. Dieter’s Dream Water

Sometimes you need to keep things simple in order to get the best results. This recipe is basically water that has fruits and veggies soaked into it. You should let the water sit overnight to allow the nutrients to be fully absorbed into it.

Ingredients:

  • a large pitcher of cold filtered water
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • ½ cucumber, thinly sliced
  • a handful of frozen cranberries
  • small bunch cilantro (stems cut off)
  • small bunch Italian parsley (stems cut off)

Instructions:

  1. Mix all ingredients together and refrigerate.
  2. It is recommended to keep refilling the pitcher throughout the day in order to get the most of the ingredients.

Recipe Source: Art and the Kitchen

  1. Super Hydration Juice

It is very important to stay hydrated during the detoxification process. Most U.S citizens are dehydrated to some extent not only for the lack of water intake, but also due to regular consumption of dehydrating beverages like soda or coffee.

Here is a simple juice recipe that will help you re-hydrate and boost your metabolism.

Ingredients:

  • 2 whole large cucumbers (peeled)
  • 2 whole apples (cores removed)
  • 1 half beet (peeled)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh mint (packed)

Instructions:

  1. In a juicer, juice each ingredient in order.
  2. Pour the juices into two glasses with ice.
  3. Add a couple sprigs of mint for a garnish.
  4. Enjoy!

Recipe Source:  Recipe Corner

  1. Red and Green Festive Cocktail

You are doing a huge favor to your body whenever you consume a mixture of kale and pomegranate. The high levels of antioxidants in pomegranate will be very helpful in the fight against free radicals, while kale provides protein, fiber, and phytochemicals. This super healthy mixture also contains cranberries and mint leaves, ingredients that will boost the already high nutrient content.

Ingredients:

  • 4-6 large kale leaves
  • 1 cup (240 ml) pomegranate arils
  • 1 cup (240 ml) fresh or frozen cranberries (if you are using frozen, let the to thaw a bit before juicing)
  • 1 pear, cored
  • 1-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled
  • 6-12 leaves of fresh mint
  • stevia, to taste

Instructions:

  1. In juicer, juice each ingredient in order. Strain the mixture if desired, and serve immediately. Makes 2 servings.

Recipe Source: Ricki Heller

  1. Rainbow Veggie Juice

This juice is called Rainbow Veggie Juice because it contains differently colored vegetables. There is orange from carrots, yellow from lemons, green from cilantro, celery, parsley, and romaine, and red from peppers and tomatoes. We are only missing something blue, but there are not too many foods that fit that bill.

Ingredients:

  • 3 medium carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 2 Meyer lemons, peeled
  • 1-2 red bell peppers, seeded and sliced
  • 4 tomatoes, sliced
  • 2 heads of romaine lettuce
  • 1 bunch of celery
  • large handful of parsley
  • large handful of cilantro
  • 1 English cucumber, peeled and chopped
  • 1 inch of ginger root

Instructions:

  1. Juice all these super healthy ingredients.
  2. Transfer the mixture to mason jars.
  3. Consume the juice within 48 hours.

Recipe Source: So Let’s Hangout

  1. Citrus and Green Tea Detox Smoothie

The high antioxidant content of this amazing smoothie will help your body to get rid of all harmful substances. In addition to this, you will also get a high dose of numerous essential nutrients, including protein, fiber, potassium, as well as some vitamins.

Ingredients:

  • ½ banana
  • 1 grapefruit, peeled
  • 1 orange, peeled
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup green tea, unsweetened
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½ tablespoon honey
  • ½ cup ice

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until.

Recipe Source: Make Drinks

  1. Golden Detox Drink

Turmeric will not only speed-up your metabolism, but it will also help your liver to break down harmful chemicals. Ginger and cayenne pepper also add strong cleansing qualities, while the lemon juice will significantly increase the levels of vitamin C in your body. In addition to this, this powerful mixture even contains maple syrup, an ingredient that will give enough sweetness to make it taste good. The boiling makes sure that all of the ingredients get equally dispersed.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cup hot water
  • 2 cups cold water
  • ½ teaspoon Turmeric
  • ½ small teaspoon powdered ginger
  • 3 drops Stevia concentrate or maple syrup
  • Pinch of cayenne
  • Juice from ½ small lemon

Instructions:

  1. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil and while letting it heat up, put the rest of the ingredients (and the other 2 cups of water) in your largest favorite tea cup or jar.
  2. Pour on hot water and let the mixture sit until you feel that the ingredients have properly dissolved.
  3. Enjoy!

Recipe Source: The Steel Pony Blog

  1. Whole Food Spicy Green “Juice”

This is another refreshing beverage that you can use to detox. It contains many nutrient-rich ingredients, including spinach, ginger, and cucumbers.

Ingredients:

  • 2 big handfuls of spinach
  • ¼ cup parsley
  • 1 stalk celery, cut into chunks
  • 1 small cucumber, peeled
  • 1-inch piece of ginger, peeled
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 6 ice cubes plus enough water to blend

Instructions:

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. It is recommended to drink this juice immediately.

Recipe Source: Tasty Eats At Home

  1. Grapefruit-Cado Sunrise Smoothie

Grapefruit juice itself is a good detoxifying drink, but mixing it with superfoods like avocado will make an even more powerful cleanser. There is also banana, strawberry, and orange juice in this recipe, which means that you will also get plenty of vitamins and minerals. You can also add a bit of maple syrup if you want a sweeter taste.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup fresh squeezed grapefruit juice
  • ½ cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • ½ avocado
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • ¾ cup of sliced bananas
  • ¼ cup ice
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Enjoy!

Recipe Source: Happy Healthy Life

  1. Detox Blueberry Fruit Smoothie

Besides its strong antioxidant properties, this smoothie is also a nice combination of flavors, which makes it an ideal drink for any time of the day.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup frozen blueberries
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cranberry juice
  • 2 bananas

Instructions:

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth

Recipe Source: Savour The Senses

  1. Orange Surprise

All four ingredients in this drink will help your body to get rid of toxins. The funny side about this juice is that there are no oranges – the term orange refers to the color of the drink caused by the carrots.

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium carrots, washed, tops removed and cut into large pieces
  • 4-5 Calamansi limes, washed
  • 2 apples, washed and quartered
  • 1 stalk celery, washed and cut into several pieces

Instructions:

  1. Process the ingredients through a juicer.
  2. Serve immediately over ice.

Recipe Source: Girl Cooks World

  1. Green Smoothie

You know that you will get a smooth texture, healthy fat, and a soft flavor whenever you add avocado to your smoothie. This drink will also provide the hydration properties of cucumber, which will allow you to flush out more toxins than usual.

Ingredients:

  • ½ avocado
  • 1 cup cucumber
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 cup pineapple
  • 1 cup green tea, chilled
  • 1 cup loosely packed cilantro
  • 1 cup loosely packed organic baby kale
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.

Recipe Source: Hello Naturale

  1. Drink Your Veggies Pizza

It may sound strange, but the flavors of pizza can help improve your overall health – the best example is the lycopene from the tomatoes. This recipe will also help you get plenty of toxin-fighting agents due to the presence of kale.

Ingredients:

  • 5 Roma tomatoes
  • 1 bunch kale
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 2 bell peppers (yellow, orange)
  • ⅓ yellow onion
  • 10-15 basil leaves
  • small handful raw cashew pieces

Instructions

  1. First, juice everything except the cashews.
  2. Then, pour the juice into a blender with cashews, and blend until smooth.

Recipe Source: Spabettie

  1. Ayurveda Detoxifying Tea

The presence of cumin, coriander, and fennel in this recipe means that your body will be able to completely eliminate harmful substances. In addition to this, you will also experience the health-boosting properties of ginger and turmeric.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Quart boiling water
  • 2 teaspoons cumin seeds
  • 2 teaspoons fennel seeds
  • 2 teaspoons coriander seeds
  • 1-2 Tablespoons thinly sliced ginger
  • 1 Tablespoon thinly sliced fresh turmeric
  • 1-2 bags (or Tablespoon) green tea, ginger tea, mint tea, yerba,
  • squeeze of lemon

Instructions:

  1. Place all ingredients in a French press, let stand 5 minutes before plunging.
  2. Refill press one more time with boiling water. It is recommended to drink about two quarts per day.
  3. Alternatively, add all ingredients to a pot and simmer for 5 minutes. Strain, before drinking.

Recipe Source: Feasting At Home

  1. Mango Ginger Lemonade

Ginger is not only a great healing food, but it also helps the other foods to get more properly absorbed by the body. That’s why you will see it several times in this list.

When it comes to this recipe, ginger is mixed with alkaline foods that will significantly improve your overall health.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger or 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ cup water
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1½ cups mixed frozen peaches, pineapple, and mango
  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
  • 1 tablespoon coconut cream
  • ¾ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon pure honey (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Enjoy!

Recipe Source: Nutritionist in the Kitchen

  1. Love Your Liver Juice

The liver is the most important detoxing organ, so any food that can improve its function must become an irreplaceable part of your diet. This recipe contains ingredients with high amounts of vitamins and minerals that are specifically geared towards helping it function at its optimal capacity.

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium beets
  • 1 lemon, peeled
  • small handful cilantro
  • 1 chard leaf
  • 1-inch piece fresh ginger
  • ½ red apple (optional)

Instructions

  1. Juice ingredients and ENJOY!

Recipe SourceIn Sonnet’s Kitchen

  1. Detox Beet and Carrot Smoothie

The presence of beets and green tea alone is enough to call this a detox drink. But, you will also benefit from the anti-aging and anti-cancer properties of carrot. In addition to this, you will also boost your immune system due to the high levels of Vitamin C contained in grapes.

Ingredients:

  • 1 beet, peeled, sliced
  • 1 carrot, peeled, sliced
  • ½ cup green tea
  • ½ cup red grapes
  • 1 clementine, peeled
  • 1 slice of ginger, peeled, about the size of a quarter

Instructions:

  1. Steam carrot and beet for about 10-15 minutes, depending on depending on the thickness of your slice. Let them cool for a few minutes.
  2. Then, add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.

Recipe Source: Jeanette’s Healthy Living

  1. Detox Smoothie

This is a great example for a simple smoothie that has a massive detox potential. It contains only nutrient-rich ingredients that will help you to get rid of waste more effectively.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ¼ cups (310 ml) pineapple juice
  • juice from ¼ of a lemon
  • ¼ teaspoon of fresh grated ginger
  • a handful of fresh spinach leaves

Instructions:

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.

Recipe Source: Zoom Yummy

  1. Low Carb Green Smoothie

This smoothie is another great detox drink. The use of fruits in this drink is at a minimum because the author wanted to avoid added carbohydrates.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1½ cups ice
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • ½ avocado, pitted and chopped
  • ¼ cup vanilla protein powder
  • ¼ cup sweetener

Instructions:

  1. Pour almond milk into the blender. Then, add spinach and remaining ingredients in that order, and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour the mixture into one large glass or divide into two substantial servings.
  3. Enjoy!

Recipe Source: The Low Carb Diet

  1. Spring Cleaning Detox

This detox recipe is a good way to increase your intake of flax seeds. They will provide a high amount of omega-3 fatty acids that are needed to fight inflammation, and will also help improve your digestion. Apples, carrots, and ginger root, on the other hand, will give you many nutrients that will replace the harmful substances you’ll hopefully be getting rid of.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of lukewarm water
  • 1 teaspoon of whole flax seeds.
  • 1 red apple, peeled and sliced.
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped).
  • ¼ inch nub of fresh ginger root, skin removed. (should be moist)

Instructions:

  1. Just one teaspoon of flaxseed added to one cup of lukewarm water will release the slippery mucilage that is needed to flush out toxins through a natural laxative process. The seeds need to stay soaked for a half hour to begin this process and once they enter your system, you will experience their health-boosting properties within 20-30 minutes. You will know that you flaxseed water is ready for use when the water above the seeds appears to have a film and the seeds have become gooey.
  2. Throw the carrots, red apple, and ginger into your blender followed by the water and flax seeds (you may need a spoon to transfer the seeds), and blend until smooth.

Recipe Source: Peace Love Guacamole

  1. Sugar-Free Indian Gooseberry Drink

Since American history dates back less than 300 years, it is always good to look at other cultures throughout the world to find foods that have served well for several generations. In this case, it’s the Indian gooseberry (also known as Alma) that is used as a base. This amazing fruit is best known for its high vitamin C content. In addition to this, it is also a good source of important minerals like iron and calcium. If you add lemon and mint leaves to Amla, you know that will get a potent detox drink.

Ingredients:

  • Amla (Gooseberry/Nellikka) – 7 or 8 medium to large size
  • ½ tsp lemon zest
  • ½ lemon, sliced into thin slices
  • 2 springs of mint leaves
  • 7 cups cold water
  • 1 tablespoon salt

Instructions:

  1. First, discard the seeds of Amla.
  2. Juice the flesh of Amla, lemon zest, salt, and water. Strain the juice.
  3. Crush the mint leaves between your palms and add it with lemon pieces to the juice.
  4. ENJOY!

Recipe Source: Cardamom Hills

  1. Beet Juice Smoothie

The main ingredient in this smoothie is beet, which is one of the best foods for improving liver health. This mixture also contains banana and pineapple, ingredients that will provide a good dose of vitamins and minerals.

Ingredients:

  • 1 beet
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple
  • 1 apple

Instructions:

  1. Wash, cut, and juice.
  2. Pour the juice into a glass and ENJOY!

Recipe Source: Urban Naturale

  1. Citrus Smoothie

The combination of lemon, lime, and orange will give you all the Vitamin C that your body needs to fight against harmful substances. There are also 2 bananas in this recipe to ensure that you will get enough potassium and fiber.

Ingredients:

  • ½ medium lemon, peeled and deseeded
  • ½ medium lime, peeled and deseeded
  • juice from 1 large orange
  • 2 medium bananas, peeled
  • 1-2 cups chopped dandelion greens, kale or spinach

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.

Recipe Source: Incredible Smoothies

  1. Green Lemonade

The ginger in this lemonade will increase the absorption of the nutrients from the other ingredients. The kale will provide tons of phytonutrients, while lettuce, lemon, and apple will give you a high dose of vitamins and minerals.

Serves: Original recipe makes 16 fluid ounces

Ingredients:

  • 1 (1/2 inch) piece ginger
  • 4 kale leaves
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 head romaine lettuce
  • 2 apples, quartered

Instructions:

  1. Process all the ingredients through a juicer. Stir before drinking.

Recipe Source: AllRecipes.com

  1. Cranberry Bliss Detox Smoothie

Cranberry gets into the title here, but there are also other fruits and veggies that will help you get rid of harmful substances. Cranberries are well known for their strong astringent properties, especially when it comes to the liver. Here they are mixed with turmeric, pears, and apples to give you plenty of nutrients that your body needs in the fight against toxins.

Serves: For 2 smoothies, 12-16 ounces each

Ingredients:

  • 4-6 Ice cubes
  • 2 cups of filtered water
  • 2 apples, sliced, peel left on
  • 2 pears, sliced, peel left on
  • 1 lemon, peeled, cut into quarters, seeds removed
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • Sweetener of your choice (we prefer honey)
  • 1 Tablespoon turmeric
  • 2 Teaspoons pumpkin pie spice blend (optional) OR 2 teaspoons of cinnamon or 1 teaspoon of nutmeg

Instructions

  1. First, blend ice and 1 cup of the filtered water together. Then add the spice powders and blend again. Add in all fruits and blend until smooth, adding water as necessary. If the smoothie is too thick, you can add more water and re-blend.
  2. Pour the smoothie into 2 glasses and enjoy.

Recipe Source: West of Persia

  1. Natural Daily Detox Remedy Drink

This drink is something you can use every day due to its strong cleansing properties. It’s quite simple, and involves two powerful ingredients like apple cider vinegar and lemon juice.

Ingredients:

  • 1-2 tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 16 oz Cold Water
  • Few ice cubes
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon (Optional)

Instructions:

  1. Mix well all the ingredients and drink the entire mixture first thing in the morning!

Recipe Source: Vanilla Bean Lean

  1. Lemon Ginger Detox Drink

There is no need to make things complicated when there are simple solutions that can help your body detox. The combination of water, lemon, and ginger is a great detox drink for each morning. It is recommended to consume this mixture 30 minutes before breakfast.

Ingredients:

  • 1 12-ounce glass water, at room temperature
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • ½ inch knob of ginger root

Instructions:

  1. First, add the lemon juice to the glass of water. The, finely grate the ginger using a zester, and add it to the water.
  2. ENJOY!
  30. Bonus Drink – KOMBUCHA

Click here to find out how to make this healing mixture.

It is always a better idea to do a cleansing of the body instead of bombarding it with processed foods and let toxins to accumulate. You are free to choose what detox program is best for you, as there are numerous different detox plans available. There are some people who do detox during the weekend, some for 2 weeks or even longer. It’s up to you to decide what your body needs. Good luck!

Sources: http://fitlife.tv/30-detox-drinks-for-cleansing-and-weight-loss/

http://worldtruth.tv/30-detox-drinks-for-cleansing-and-weight-loss/

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