In the past couple of years, people have started to realize the immense benefits of drinking detox water over plain water.
Water is incredibly efficient at flushing out toxins from the body & also helps with weight loss, but what about detox water? It not only makes the task more enjoyable but also healthier.
Listed in this post, are 25 ( Yes, Twenty Five! ) detox water recipes. But first, have a look at what detox water is & how it can benefit you.
What is Detox Water?
The concept of detox water is pretty simple. Found a healthy, low-calorie fruit or vegetable? Mix it up with water & there you have your detox water ready. As simple as that.
Apart from fruits or vegetables, detox water can also be made using herbs, immersed in cold water.
Sometimes, Detox water is also referred to as infused water as a lot of detox water recipes involve fruits.
Why Should You Drink Detox Water?
You’re not alone to ask yourself this question. It’s the same situation with a lot of people.
Plain water can get boring real quick. Yep, you read that right. And on top of that, it can also make you eat things you shouldn’t. That might not sound quite right, but here’s an explanation – suppose you have a glass of plain water, but then you might want to have some sweet flavor in your mouth. You see where this is going, right?
If this is the case with you, detox water can be a powerful tool to aid you in your weight loss efforts.
What Are The Health Benefits of Detox Water?
Nobody will drink detox water just because it tastes great ( or would they? ).
Anyway, here are some health benefits of detox water, you might want to know:
The antioxidants help with quickly flushing out toxins from your body.
Detox water helps with weight loss by naturally burning fat cells.
Even though it’s low calorie, it fills you up quick.
The detox elements help in recovering muscles faster after a workout.
It also reduces muscle fatigue during the workout.
It helps with improving mood.
How Can Water Help In Losing Weight?
Here’s a thing about plain water, It’s incredibly useful for weight loss. Studies have proved that. Drinking water can significantly increase the calories you burn by 25-30%, within 10 minutes of drinking water & this increase can last for up to 60 minutes.
So if you want to lose significantly more weight faster, drink more water.
Detox Water Recipes for Quick Weight Loss
Now that we already know water can help with weight loss, it’s one of the most healthy habits you can have, especially when there are so many detox drink recipes to chose from:
1. Cucumber Detox Water
Cucumber’s diuretic properties make sure that moisture will be flushed out of your body along with those toxins, as quickly as possible. Its diuretic properties make cucumber an essential ingredient in a lot of detox drink recipes.
To make cucumber detox, you’ll need a fresh cucumber, 2-3 lemons & a few mint leaves. Cut the cucumber in small pieces & put it in a jar along with sliced lemons & a few mint leaves. Keep it aside for 5 to 10 minutes & your cucumber detox is ready to drink.
Cucumber keeps your body hydrated for more extended periods of time, lemons, on the other side, flush out all the toxins from your body & mint aids in easy digestion.
2. Watermelon Detox Water
Not many are aware of the health benefits of watermelon detox, even though it’s one of the most popular recipes for weight loss. Watermelons have high antioxidant content, which helps flushes out toxins from the body & protects from oxidative stress. Also, it’s a low-calorie food, which makes it great for weight loss.
It’s effortless to make watermelon detox. You’ll only need 2-3 watermelons cubes.
In a jar, pour in 4-5 cups of water along with the cubes of watermelon & refrigerate. Your watermelon detox drink will be ready to drink in a couple of hours.
3. Strawberry, Lime, Cucumber & Mint Detox Water
Here’s another detox with cucumber in it! But with the added sweetness of strawberries!
Strawberries are another low-calorie food with high antioxidant content, so you already know that sweetness isn’t going to harm you.
For your strawberry detox, you’ll need one cup of sliced strawberries, one cup of sliced cucumber, two sliced lemons & a few mint leaves.
In a jar, mix the strawberries with cucumber & lemon slices and pour in 4-5 cups of water. Stir it well & top your drink with some mint leaves. Your detox water should be ready to drink in a couple of hours.
4. Apple Cinnamon Detox Water
It’s a unique detox recipe for weight loss, effective more for women. Cinnamon is incredibly high in antioxidant substance, that helps in detoxification of the body, while apples, on the other hand, are low-calorie food which helps with weight loss.
For your apple cinnamon detox drink, we’ll need 1-2 medium sized cinnamon sticks & one fresh apple. Don’t use cinnamon powder.
Keep the mix aside for 35-40 minutes & it should be ready to consume.
5. Kiwi Strawberry Detox Water
It’s time to throw some kiwis in there. Kiwis are an exotic fruit, low in calories but rich in dietary fibers, that’s essential for our digestive system.
Kiwis can help with removing excessive salts from our body. How is that important? Studies have linked high amounts of salt with obesity. Certainly, Kiwis are good for weight management.
You’ll need one cup of sliced kiwis & one cup of strawberries for your kiwi strawberry detox.
Mix the kiwis & strawberries in a jar & add 4-5 cups of water. Keep it aside for a couple of hours & it should be ready for consumption. You can add ice if you want to have it chilled.
6. Lime & Fenugreek Detox Water
If you’re looking for improved metabolism, here’s a straightforward & quick detox water recipe. Fenugreek is quite rich in soluble fibers, which contributes to weight loss & improved metabolism rate. What about lime? It’s high in antioxidants & quickly flushes out toxins from the system.
You’ll need one tablespoon of fenugreek seeds & some sided lemons. Mix it in a glass of water & keep it aside. It should be ready in about 1-2 hours.
7. Pineapple Lemon Detox Water
You might not like pineapples on your pizza, but you’ll love it in this detox drink!
If you did not know, pineapple is a natural weight loss food. It’s low in calories but high in dietary fibers & contributes to weight loss.
This detox drink requires some chopped pineapples, lemons & a tablespoon of maple syrup.
Add the pineapples to a glass of water, squeeze some lemon juice in it & add maple syrup for some unique and tangy taste. You can consume this drink immediately.
8. Raspberry & Blueberry Detox Water
Here’s another detox with berries in it. I guess you already love it!
The raspberries in this drink are a low-calorie food full of dietary fibers, antioxidants & Vitamin C. As an added benefit; raspberries are great for skin health.
Blueberries, on the other hand, are rich in Vitamin K, vital to keep the blood flowing & bone metabolism.
This recipe requires a half cup of blueberries & another half cup of raspberries. Smash those berries lightly & add them to a jar of water. The berry-filled detox drink should be ready to consume in about 4-6 hours.
9. Beetroot & Mint Detox Water
Apart from the incredible antioxidant properties that help in detoxification of your body, Beetroots have zero fats but are rich in dietary fiber.
Your beetroot detox needs one beetroot & a few mint leaves.
Chop the beetroot & add it to a glass of water along with the mint leaves & a pinch of salt for taste. Your beetroot detox is ready to drink immediately.
10. Grapefruit & Lime Detox Water
While antioxidants present in lime helps with quick detoxification, grapefruits are an excellent weight-loss food. They provide the right amount of energy while still being low in calories.
This detox drink requires a half cup of thin grapefruit slices, 2-3 lemon slices & a few mint leaves.
Add the grapefruit & lime to a jar & pour in water. Top it with mint leaves & keep it in the refrigerator overnight. Your drink should be ready by the next morning.
It’s best to have a grapefruit & lime detox drink before meals for quick weight loss results.
Grapefruits are an excellent weight loss food. They provide a right amount of energy but are still low in calories.
11. Ginger & Mint Detox Water
A natural calorie burner, ginger burns even more calories ( & fat ) while exercising. Apart from that, ginger is a filling food. It means that you’ll feel full for more extended periods of time & end up eating lesser calories. Thereby, losing weight in the long run.
This recipe needs just medium-sized ginger & few mint leaves.
Crush the ginger in a jar & add water to it along with mint leaves. Refrigerate it for about 30 minutes & it’ll be good to go along with a pinch of black salt.
12. Cranberry Detox Water
These berries are pretty high in calories, soo much, that we don’t recommend overdrinking this detox. But, cranberries have a lot of antioxidants that flush out all the toxins from our bodies & also help with digestion.
For this preparation, you’ll need two handfuls of cranberries, a few mint leaves & some lemon juice.
In a jar, mix lightly squashed cranberries with some lemon juice & mint leaves. Pour in water & stir it well for 2-3 minutes. Your detox drink is ready. Add ice cubes if you like it chilled & keep sipping throughout the day for optimum results.
13. Gooseberry Detox Water
Gooseberries are a protein-rich food, apart from being high in antioxidants & fibers. It makes your body flush out toxins from your body as quickly as possible & also helps with weight management.
You’ll need two gooseberries & maple syrup for this detox recipe.
Add sliced gooseberries to a jar full of water & refrigerate overnight. Next day, add a little bit of maple syrup & salt to taste. Sip your drink throughout the day.
You can also add cumin powder & mint leaves if you wish to.
14. Green Apple Detox Water
Often, Green Apples are considered a natural fat burner & promote weight loss. It’s highly effective, especially in the belly region & it also helps in controlling blood cholesterol levels.
This detox drink preparation needs a sliced green apple, ground cinnamon & some honey.
Add sliced green apples to a jar filled with water along with some honey, top it with cinnamon & refrigerate overnight. It should be ready for consumption the following day.
15. Avocado & Cucumber Detox Water
If consumed in the right quantity, Avocados are an excellent weight loss food. It’s low in calories but quite high in proteins & fibers. As an added benefit, Avocados are great for heart health.
This drink is a sort-of smoothie, thanks to the creamy avocado pulp.
For this detox drink, you’ll need the creamy part of one avocado & one cucumber, sliced.
In a processor, add the avocado & cucumber, mix it for a while & add water to make it like a smoothie. Add some salt to taste & drink it early morning for best results.
16. Aloe Vera Detox Water
I guess we all are aware of the incredible health benefits of aloe vera. It’s hard not to include it in a detox drink.
Aloe Vera is incredibly healthy for our digestive system & also helps in eliminating toxins from our body. It speeds up the burning of fats & calories, contributing to weight loss.
It is a straightforward preparation & you’ll need 1-2 aloe vera leaves, cut in medium-sized pieces & a few lemon slices. Make sure to get rid of the thorns in aloe vera using a knife.
Add the cut pieces of aloe vera to a jar along with the lemon slices & pour in 2-3 cups of water. Keep it aside for around an hour & it should be ready to drink.
17. Guava & Mint Detox Water
Apart from being extremely rich in dietary fibers, vitamins, potassium & several antioxidants, Guavas also increase metabolism & improve digestion. According to recent research, Guavas have positive effects on people with type 2 diabetes.
To make guava mint detox, you’ll need 2-3 slices of guava & some mint leaves.
In a blender, add guava slices & pour in some water. Blend it for a few minutes & it should be ready to drink topped with some mint leaves. You can even add maple syrup as per your taste.
It’s best to have this drink after your meals, because of it’s digestive properties.
18. Kiwi & Fennel Detox Water
Fennel Seeds are a natural appetite suppressant. So if you want to eat less food, this should be your detox drink of choice. It also boosts metabolism & is rich in several vitamins & dietary fibers.
You’ll require a chopped kiwi, a pinch of fennel seeds & some mint leaves for this detox preparation.
Mix the kiwi with fennels seeds & mint leaves & pour in water in a jar. Stir it well and keep sipping it at regular intervals, throughout the day. You can also refrigerate it or add some ice cubes if you like it chilled.
19. Chia Seed & Apple Detox Water
May seem tiny, but Chia Seeds are a powerful nutritional punch, loaded with high content of dietary fibers & proteins. Several pieces of research link high fiber content with significant weight loss & improved performance during exercise sessions. But as good as it may be, we recommend consuming chia seeds in appropriate quantities.
For making this detox drink, you’ll need 2-3 tablespoons of chia seeds, one apple, some mint leaves & a pinch of black pepper.
Add the chia seeds to a glass of water & let it soak for about half an hour. Meanwhile, slice the apple & make a paste out of it. Mix your apple paste in the water in which chia seeds are soaked and stir it well. Add a few mint leaves to your drink & sprinkle a pinch of black pepper. You can consume it immediately.
20. Coconut Water Detox With Pineapples & Watermelon
A low-fat, high-protein drink that can help you suppress those food cravings. Yep, that’s coconut water. It’s supposedly high in antioxidant content, that helps with detoxification of the body.
You’ll need one glass of fresh coconut water, a few chopped watermelon & pineapple cubes, about a half cup each.
Add watermelon & pineapple cubes to the glass of coconut water & refrigerate overnight.
For optimum results, have it on an empty stomach.
21. Orange & Carrot Detox Drink
Carrots have considerably high amounts of beta-carotene, the antioxidants that help with weight loss. Oranges, on the other hand, are rich in fibers and can improve digestion and bowel movements. It also acts as a natural laxative, so if you’re suffering from constipation, this is the drink you should have.
You’ll need 1-2 sliced carrots, a peeled orange, honey, a few mint & coriander leaves.
In a food processor, add honey along with the herbs on top of carrots & orange slices & toss it well. Your detox drink is now ready to have any time throughout the day with some ice cubes.
22. Apple Cider Vinegar Detox
If consumed in the right quantity, Apple Cider can be incredibly beneficial for weight loss. It helps in flushing out all the toxins from your gut while vinegar helps in fighting obesity.
To prepare this detox drink, you’ll have to mix two spoons of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water along with some lemon juice & stir it well. You can add stevia for taste if required. It’s best to have this detox on an empty stomach or before your breakfast/lunch for best results.
23. Green Tea Detox
If you love drinking tea, this one might be your choice of detox drink. Green Tea is rich in antioxidants, and apart from detoxification, it also promotes weight loss. In fact, green tea is actively marketed as a weight loss product by several brands. It actively burns fat in the body, especially the belly fat.
You can get green tea bags from your nearest supermarket & the remaining process is quite simple.
Dip the green tea bag in a cup of water & add honey & 1-2 slices of lemons to it. You can also add cucumber if you wish to. Keep it aside for about half an hour & it should be ready to drink. If you like to have it chilled, add a few ice cubes.
24. Caffeine Detox
There’s something for coffee lovers in here too. Although not as popular as green tea, coffee promotes weight loss as well. Apart from that it also actively suppresses appetite & boosts metabolism.
Add a spoon of coffee powder to two cups of warm water, a light stir, and it should be ready to drink. You can also add some cocoa powder for a chocolaty taste if you don’t like the taste of your coffee.
You can keep sipping your coffee detox throughout the first half of the day but avoid having it after evening as caffeine may interfere with your sleep.
25. Buttermilk Detox
In Buttermilk, we trust. It contains high amounts of omega-3 fatty acids & several antioxidants that promote weight loss. Vitamins A & K help in improving digestion.
In a glass of buttermilk, add a few mint & coriander leaves & sprinkle a pinch of rock salt ( or black salt ) over it. You can consume your buttermilk detox immediately.
Let The Detoxification Begin
I apologize for all the cliches, couldn’t stop myself. But anyway, we were talking about detox water.
If you’re starting your weight loss journey, Detox water can prove to be incredibly efficient for you. Even if weight loss is not your priority, or you’re just looking a healthy lifestyle, it has a lot to offer.
Just a regular piece of advice – keep things handy. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to prepare it. You can make it beforehand and let it sit in the refrigerator so that it absorbs the nutrients & you can take a gulp whenever you feel thirsty.
For people who have trouble drinking enough water throughout the day, it can be motivating to know something delicious, as well as healthy, is waiting for you in the refrigerator.
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