5 Detox Water Recipes to Help You Lose Weight!
Posted on 15 March 2017
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!
1. The Original Day Spa Apple Cinnamon Detox Water
This classic recipe was first made famous by Audrey Johns on her blog LoseWeightbyEating.com back in 2012. Since then it has turned into a worldwide phenomenon and has helped open up a new infused water craze.
Not only does this recipe taste delicious (the apples and cinnamon in this recipe help make any day feel like Fall), it also has a lot of health benefits. The phytonutrients and antioxidants in apples may help reduce the risk of developing cancer, hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease.
And the cinnamon also has a lot of great health benefits, too, making this an ideal detox water.
Apple Cinnamon Detox Water Ingredients:
- 1 Apple thinly sliced, I like Fuji but pick your favorite. Cut away the seeds.
- 1 Cinnamon Stick. I don’t recommend using powdered cinnamon, it clogs the water.
2. Slim Down Detox Water
This is a really popular recipe that makes a good all around detox water. The tartness of the lemons is balanced with the unique, mellow taste of the cucumbers, and the sweetness of the grapefruits helps add a nice element of flavor.
The double serving of citrus in this tangy recipe helps provide a healthy dose of Vitamin C, which is full of antioxidants and has many amazing health benefits, including protection against immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease, prenatal health problems, eye disease, and even skin wrinkling.
Slim Down Detox Water Ingredients:
- ½ gallon purified water
- ½ lemon, sliced
- ½ lime, sliced
- ½ grapefruit, sliced
- 1 cup cucumber, sliced
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
4. 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. (8)
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)
This is one of my most popular recipes on my Pinterest page, as well as on my blog. The taste is amazing! The ginger and mango gives this infused water recipe a terrific flavor, while providing some beneficial ingredients to make you feel good.
Mangos are not only known to boost metabolism, they also aid in digestion, help boost your memory and can even help increase your libido! (9)
This Mango Ginger Detox Water will do a lot of good things for your health, so make a big pitcher today and enjoy.
Metabolism Boosting Mango Ginger Water Ingredients:
- 1 inch Ginger Root, peeled and sliced
- 1 cup Frozen Mango- fresh is fine too