Detox water is one of the most popular tools for weight loss to come around in a long time, and for great reason. Not only can you drink detox water to lose weight, it tastes delicious and helps flush your body of toxins.
Drinking water is one of the best things you can do for fast weight loss and better health, and it tastes delicious. It has no calories and fills your stomach so you don’t feel as hungry. Studies regarding water and weight loss have even shown that just drinking water raises your metabolism!
Water is an important part of any diet and exercise program, as well as every other bodily function you can imagine. It’s a big part of your muscles, and is critical for energy production. If you want to ensure that you’ll always feel your best.
What Is Detox Water?
Detox water is any infused water recipe that helps flush your system of toxins and improves your health. Some detox water recipes have beneficial ingredients which help your body in some ways (like boost metabolism), but the main beneficial ingredient is water.
What does detox water do? Although the jury is still out on exactly how much these drinks help remove toxins from your body, we can be sure of is that by drinking them, you are pumping your body full of vitamins and nutrients that will make your healthier, more beautiful and increase your energy.
Detox Water Recipes
Here are some of the most popular detox water recipes we found to give you some ideas. Always feel free to experiment with new ingredients, and you’ll never be bored with water again.
1# Blueberry and Orange Detox Water.
This blueberry detox water recipe is as beautiful to look at as it is delicious to drink.
This recipe is not exactly a “detox” drink, but let’s be honest here, water is the key! If you can get in your water each day, you’ll naturally increase your metabolism and flush your system. This fruit water recipe was made to simply make water taste more delicious, and we can get behind that. But that doesn’t mean the other ingredients don’t do their part as well.
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.
Blueberry and Orange Detox Water Ingredients:
- 2 Mandarin Oranges, cut into wedges
- Handful of blueberries.
2# Watermelon and Strawberry Mint Detox Water
This Watermelon and Strawberry Mint Detox Water recipe is one of my favorites, because I LOVE watermelon and strawberries !
Not only does watermelon taste delicious, it has a lot of great health benefits including: it helps lower blood pressure, improved insulin response and alleviate muscle soreness.
Strawberries are filled with wonderful antioxidants, making this drink a nutritional powerhouse.
Watermelon and Strawberry Mint Detox Water Ingredients:
- 4 cups watermelon in /2 inch cubes, lightly mashed
- 1/2 pint strawberries, sliced in half
- 6 sprigs mint (lightly crushed)
3# Classic Cucumber Water
Cucumbers contain a lot of healthy benefits, including vitamins, flavonoids, and other healthy compounds that fight inflammation , protect your brain health, and even freshens your breath!
It’s important to choose organic cucumbers as they are ranked among some of the most contaminated foods for pesticide contamination.
Classic Cucumber Water Ingredients:
- 1 medium cucumber, cleaned, peeled (or unpeeled depending on your preference) and cut into 1/2 inch slices.
4# Lemon Berry Detox Water
This is a tasty detox water recipe that combines a few very flavorful ingredients – lemons, blueberries, and raspberries. All of these fruits add a delicious flavor component to the recipes, in addition to providing plenty of vitamin C, an important antioxidant.
Lemon water is also one of my favorite homemade detox drinks.
This recipe makes a good party water recipe your friends will be impressed with and your family will love thanks to it’s cool colors. The blueberries and raspberries in the water change the color of the water to a neat crimson/blueish color. With the bright yellow lemon slices mixed in, it looks like a neon party in a pitcher!
Lemon Berry Detox Water Ingredients
- 1/2 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
- 1/2 cup raspberries, fresh or frozen
- 1 lemon, sliced
5# Skinny Detox Water
This is a really flavorful detox water recipe that combines a number of ingredients that not only taste great, but also have known metabolism boosting properties. It contains some of my favorite ingredients: lemon, lime, grapefruit, cucumber and mint – all full of healthy vitamins and antioxidants, as well as being packed full of wonderful flavors.
This recipe also makes a good one to put into a fruit infused pitcher since it contains so many ingredients, but you can also pack a good sized mason jar as well if you only need one serving.
Skinny Detox Water Ingredients:
- 1 lemon
- 1 lime
- 1 grapefruit
- 1 medium cucumber
- 1 sprig fresh mint
6# Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Soda
It’s time to break that soda habit, and this drink was created to help you do just that. Read up on how your favorite pop is killing you, this post will give you all the gory details, but it’s not just about the negative, it clearly spells out a healthy alternative. So next time you crave something bubbly, try this instead, we find most often it’s the bubbles we crave, not the flavor of the soda. Plus this one will help you lose weight and detoxify your body.
Apple Cider Vinegar is gaining in popularity due to it’s numerous health benefits, it naturally helps to detoxify your body. Paired with the lemon, a natural fat burner, and you have a soda pop that is actually good for you!
Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Soda Ingredients:
- 6 tablespoons organic apple cider vinegar
- 64 ounces sparkling mineral water (2 quarts)
- juice of 2 lemons
- Stevia to taste
7# Detox Green Tea
Green tea is packed with antioxidants which help rid your body of free radicals, which are known to damage healthy cells. The cucumber helps reduce bloat while the strawberries and lemons help increase metabolism with a healthy boost of vitamin C.
This drink is made even easier for Keurig owners, as there are directions to brewing this delicious detox water in your Keurig, as well as on a stovetop. Just be sure to look for organic tea for maximum benefits and minimum residual pesticides.
Detox Green Tea Ingredients:
(Makes 1 serving)
- 1 green tea bag
- 1 slice lemon
- 1 tsp honey or stevia
- 2 strawberries, sliced
- 2 slices cucumber
8# Pineapple Cucumber Water
If you’re looking for a drink to help reduce tummy bloat while increasing metabolism, this delicious tropical quencher is just what you need.
Cucumbers don’t just help reduce puffy eyes at the spa, they help reduce tummy bloat and all over swelling. They are packed full of antioxidants and potassium making this the perfect drink to sip after and during a strenuous workout.
Pineapples naturally raise your metabolism and all the vitamin C will help you ward off illness. Like the cucumber, pineapples are full of antioxidants, though we love them most for their sweet tart flavor.
Try this in place of sports drinks to naturally reduce inflammation and keep your body burning fat long after your workout is over.
Pineapple Cucumber Water Ingredients:
- 1 cup fresh mint leaves
- 1 medium cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced
9# Cooling Peach Mint Water
If you’re looking for a drink to help you make it through a hot day (or a hot flash) this is the drink for you. The water and mint act as natural air conditioning, cooling you down and keeping you cool for hours.
The water and mint also naturally suppress your appetite, so the next time you feel the craving for a sweet treat or an unscheduled snack, make yourself a glass of this Peach Mint Water. You’ll be slimming down in no time, all while increasing metabolism, hydrating and relieving bloat.
Peaches are packed full of natural sweetness and perfectly pair with the bloat relieving mint, if you like a sweeter drink, simply add a few frozen peach slices to your glass in lieu of ice.
Cooling Peach Mint Water Ingredients
- 1 long sprig of Mint, or a handful of leaves you can tie together with kitchen twine
- 10 frozen Peach Slices, plus more to garnish (optional)
10# Aloe Water with Lime
Most of us have had an encounter with Aloe Vera, most likely due to a bad sunburn, but have you ever made your own Aloe Vera Water?
Sure you can buy Aloe Water at your local health food store, but many people are eager to DIY and make their own. This post gives clear directions (with helpful, full color photos) to making your own Aloe Water at home.
Aloe isn’t just for your skin, when consuming this succulent you are packing your body full of nutrients that naturally increase energy and fight fatigue, all while helping to increase circulation and digestion.
Now that you have 10 recipes to choose from you don’t have any excuses not to drink your water. We recommend a gallon of water, or fruit infused water a day for optimum health benefits.