Everyone says they have a detox recipe for every ailment under the sun. But what are detox drinks and how do they work?


In this article, we’ll answer those questions for you and we’ll share 20+ detox recipes you can use to support a variety of different health goals.

What Are Detox Drinks?

Detoxing is a process where you do one of two things: abstain from something or consume something for a specific period of time. The goal behind a detox is to get rid of harmful toxins or chemicals that build up in your system over time.


Detox drinks come in the form of infused waters, herbal teas, and smoothies. You could also choose to mix supplements into water to create a detox tea. Certain greens supplements work this way. Whether you go for a natural detox drink or you get some added help from a supplement, the point of detoxing is to help you clean your body so you can feel better knowing.


People drink different detox drinks for different reasons. Most drinks are formulated for specific parts of the body including the liver, kidney, and digestive tract. You can also find detox drinks that are meant to help for specific reasons. For example, there are detox drinks out there that boost antioxidants, support urinary health, and help improve energy.


Because there are so many detox drinks out there, and they’re used for so many different reasons, it’s important to know which does which, and how.


How Do Detox Drinks Work?

Detox drinks contain ingredients which are thought to boost your natural, biological processes.


An example is milk thistle. Milk thistle has been found to   help support kidney function. So while milk thistle itself isn’t doing anything to fix your health-related problems, it’s boosting your body’s natural ability to protect itself.


A second example is dandelion. Dandelion is known for its ability to   support liver health. The liver is what helps produce many of your body’s proteins. It’s also important for blood clotting as well as cleaning your blood. Dandelion root may help your liver run optimally so it can do its job.



Another example is ginger. Ginger has a   long-documented history of helping to lessen temporary inflammation. You’ll see ginger added to tons of natural detox drinks so the consumer gets to enjoy its joint support benefits.


Another example is blueberries. Blueberries are packed with antioxidants. Antioxidants can be used to support your body’s fight against free radicals in your body. Some people will infuse water with blueberries or throw them into a detox shake so they can get the added benefit of antioxidants.


20+ Detox Drinks to Improve Your Health

So, now that we understand the reasons why people like and use detox drinks, as well as the benefits we get from them, what are some natural detox drink recipes?


Below we’ve included a list of 20+ detox drink recipes that could help improve your health.


1. Lemon Ginger Detox Tea

Lemon ginger teas are very popular in Asian restaurants. The reason people love this option is because it’s been said that it can help eliminate water retention, improve satiety and possibly boost your metabolism. Ginger is also great if you’re looking to support joint health and lessen temporary inflammation.  This tea is one of the most basic, easy to make detoxes out there, which makes it perfect for those who are just starting their detox journey.


Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon of fresh-grated ginger
  • 1 lemon wedge
  • 1 cup of hot water 2-3 teaspoons of raw honey

Directions

  • Boil water in a kettle.
  • Grate the ginger into your mug.
  • Put the lemon wedge into your mug. If you want to place these ingredients into a tea infuser for a cleaner tea, go ahead and do that.
  • Pour boiling water into the mug.
  • Let the water sit for about five minutes.
  • Add honey. If you want to avoid all extra sugar during your detox, skip this final step.

Learn more about this recipe  here.



2. Cayenne Pepper Detox Tea With Turmeric And Coconut Oil

The primary ingredient in this natural detox tea is the cayenne. Cayenne’s active ingredient is capsaicin and it’s great for supporting muscles and joints. The ginger in this drink is also fabulous for fighting back against inflammation. Plus, ginger has been found to support comfortable digestion. And then there’s the added turmeric which also acts as an anti-inflammatory and can further support digestive health.


Ingredients

  • 1 tsp of cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp of turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp of coconut oil
  • ½ inch of fresh ginger
  • 1.5 cups of water
  • 1 tsp of raw honey or 2 tsp of maple syrup

Directions

  • Peel and grate the ginger.
  • Add cayenne, grated ginger, coconut oil, and turmeric powder to a mortar and mix with a pestle unto ingredients form a paste.
  • Bring your water to a boil.
  • Put half of the paste into one mug and half into the other.
  • Add the hot water in equal portions to both mugs.
  • Stir to combine the paste with the water.
  • Allow the drink enough time to cool to the point where you feel comfortable drinking it.
  • Add lemon juice before drinking.
  • Stir occasionally. Drink. Enjoy.

Learn more about this recipe  here.



3. Cauliflower Berry Smoothie

This performance heavy smoothie is packed with veggies and berries, so you’re getting lots of nutrients to support a healthy body. The protein, collagen and macronutrients offer your skin, nails, hair and muscles ample support. This smoothie is also a great source of keto friendly energy in the form of coconut milk.


Ingredients

  • 1 cup of pre-cooked, frozen cauliflower 
  • ½ cup of organic raspberries
  • ½ cup of strawberries
  • 1 scoop of whey protein
  • 1 scoop of  collagen
  • 1 tsp of vanilla powder or 2 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1 serving of  nootropics
  • ½ cup of coconut milk
  • ½ cup of water
  • 2-3 drops of stevia
  • Berries or sliced coconut for garnish

Directions

  • Add all of the ingredients (except for the collagen peptides) to a blender.
  • Blend for 1 minute 30 seconds or until smooth. Stop blending to scrape your ingredients from the side of the blender.
  • Add the collagen peptides and blend on the lowest setting.
  • Garnish and serve.

Learn more about this recipe  here.



4. Lemon, Ginger, And Turmeric Tea

This tea is a twist on the first recipe we mentioned. The big difference between this tea and the others we’ve mentioned? Turmeric. The turmeric works well with ginger for supporting comfortable digestion. And let’s not forget that bit of cayenne that’s mixed in to help soothe your muscles and joints.


Ingredients

  • 6 cups of water
  • 1 large piece of ginger
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tsp of ground turmeric
  • ½ tsp of cayenne pepper
  • 6 fresh lemons

Directions

  • Peel and dice the ginger into thin slices.
  • Combine the water with the ginger in a pot or saucepan. Turn the stovetop on high and bring to a boil.
  • Once the water begins to boil, reduce the heat and let it simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Add the cinnamon sticks, turmeric, and cayenne to the water and let the mixture simmer for another 10 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  • Remove water from heat.
  • Strain mixture.
  • Let the water cool.
  • Add lemon juice (to taste) right before drinking.

Learn more about this recipe  here.



5. Detox Green Tea With Fruit

Green tea is best known for its antioxidant properties, meaning it can help your body destroy the free radicals. The lemon, berries, and cucumbers are all great sources of vitamins, plus they’re great for hydration.


Ingredients

  • 8-10 ounces of water
  • 1 green tea bag
  • 1 slice of lemon
  • 1 tsp of honey or stevia
  • 2 strawberries
  • 2 slices of cucumber

Directions

  • Boil the water.
  • Remove from heat and add green tea.
  • Allow tea to brew.
  • Remove the bag and place the tea in your refrigerator for 5 minutes.
  • Slice the cucumber, lemon, and strawberry.
  • Add the sliced fruits to the chilled mixture.
  • Add honey or stevia. Skip this step if you’re looking to avoid excess sugar during your detox.
  • Stir ingredients.
  • Add ice if you want.

Learn more about this recipe  here.



6. Pomegranate Detox Tea

 

Although it sounds strange, horsetail may help relieve temporary inflammation and can also act as an antioxidant. It’s also said to have antimicrobial characteristics, and it can act as a diuretic that helps reduce temporary water-weight gain as well. Pomegranate is another fantastic antioxidant, and not to mention it’s totally delicious.

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp of dried horsetail
  • 1 tsp of dried mint
  • 1 and ½ cups of water
  • 1 pomegranate
  • 1 lemon (organic preferred)

Directions

  • Slice the lemon.
  • Bring the water to a boil.
  • Once boiling, add the horsetail and mint.
  • Cover the lid and remove the tea from the heat source.
  • Let the water infuse for 10 minutes.
  • Strain the water, and set it aside to cool.
  • Open your pomegranate and remove the seeds. Crush the seeds with a mortar and pestle. Strain the pulp from the juice and add the juice to the tea mixture.
  • Add lemon slices to your mugs.
  • Pour your tea evenly over the lemon slices.
  • Serve warm.

Learn more about this recipe  here.



7. Broccoli Detox Smoothie

This broccoli detox smoothie is packed with vitamins, minerals and fiber. The almond milk helps give the smoothie a nice creamy finish while still keeping the smoothie vegan-friendly. The bee pollen in this recipe is optional – just know that it’s not vegan if you decide to add it to your smoothie.


Ingredients

  • ¾ cup of broccoli florets
  • 1 banana
  • ½ cup of pineapple
  • ½ cup of almond milk
  • ½ tsp flax seeds
  • ½ tsp bee pollen
  • Frozen berries for garnish

Directions

  • Put all of your ingredients in a blender
  • Blend until smooth. Stop blending to occasionally scrape the sides of your blender cup as necessary,
  • Garnish with berries if you want.

Learn more about this recipe  here.



8. Apple Cider Vinegar Morning Detox Tea

The main ingredient in this natural detox tea recipe is the apple cider vinegar. Apple cider vinegar is thought to help with healthy weight goals and help digestion. And of course, the capsaicin found in this drink’s cayenne is great for supporting your joints and muscles as well.


Ingredients

  • 1 cup of warm water
  • 2 tsp of apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp of lemon juice
  • 1 tsp of honey
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1 dash of cayenne

Directions

  • Combine all of the ingredients into one cup.
  • Mix well
  • Drink.

Learn more about this recipe  here.



9. Parsley And Mint Tea

This tea is a great option for those looking for liver and blood support. Parsley contains a bunch of flavonoids, or chemical compounds that act as powerful antioxidants. It also acts as a diuretic to temporarily relieve water-weight gain and helps clean out your system. Plus, the mint is great for helping relieve temporary inflammation. 


Ingredients

  • 1 tsp of parsley
  • 1 tsp of fresh mint
  • 2 tbsp of lemon juice
  • 1 cup of water

Directions

  • Chop your parsley.
  • Chop your mint.
  • Heat up water in a kettle until it comes to a boil.
  • Remove the water from the heat source.
  • Add the herbs to the water.
  • Let the mixture steep for 25-35 minutes.
  • Strain the liquid.
  • Pour the tea into a mug.
  • Add two teaspoons of lemon juice.

Learn more about this recipe  here.



10. Ayurvedic Turmeric Detox Tea

Turmeric and ginger work harmoniously in this recipe because they help with comfortable digestion and may help relieve temporary gas. The green tea in this detox tea will also help you get more antioxidants to help your body in the fight against free radicals.


Ingredients

  • 1 quart of water
  • 1-2 tbsp of ginger
  • 1 tbsp  of turmeric
  • 1-2 tsp of coriander seeds
  • 1-2 tsp of cumin seeds
  • 1-2 tsp of fennel seeds
  • 1-2 bags of tea (can be either green tea, tusli tea, mint tea, ginger tea, or yerba mate)
  • 1 lemon
  • Cinnamon, clove, cardamom, pink peppercorns, anise to taste

Directions

  • Boil your water
  • Peel and slice your ginger
  • Peel and slice your turmeric
  • Place seeds, turmeric, ginger, and tea to a french press.
  • Add hot water to the french press and let the mixture stand for five minutes.
  • Add spices to taste.
  • Use the french press to strain the water.

Learn more about this recipe  here.



11. Chlorophyll Detox Water

This tasty drink is not only hydrating, but it helps improve satiety too. Most people who detox using chlorophyll do so to temporarily reduce appetite. Another great aspect of this tea is the ginger which can help calm your stomach and improve temporary inflammation.


Ingredients

Directions

  • Mix all of the ingredients together.
  • Stir until the powders are fully dissolved.
  • Add ice to cool.

Learn more about this recipe  here.



12. Dandelion Cranberry Detox Tea

Ginger works well with the dandelion when it comes to temporarily reducing your water retention. They also work synergistically to comfort your stomach and turmeric only enhances these positive effects even further. Not only does the cayenne work well with turmeric when it comes to adding a little kick to your detox tea, but it can help soothe your muscles and joints as well.


Ingredients

  • 8 cups of water
  • 3 inches of fresh ginger
  • 3 tea bags of dandelion tea
  • 4 sprigs of parsley
  • 2 tsp of turmeric
  • ¼ tsp of cayenne powder
  • 1 tbsp of lemon
  • 1 tbsp of cranberry juice
  • 2 teaspoons of maple syrup

Directions

  • Bring water to a boil.
  • Peel and shred the ginger,
  • Once the water is brought to a boil, add the shredded ginger.
  • Reduce heat. Allow the water to simmer and cover the pot for five minutes.
  • Turn off the heat and add the dandelion tea, parsley, turmeric, and cayenne pepper.
  • Let the tea steep for about 10 minutes.
  • Strain the tea.
  • Let it cool in the refrigerator.
  • Serve either warm or cold. Add lemon juice, cranberry juice, and maple syrup before drinking. If you’re looking to avoid sugar, look for no-sugar-added cranberry juice and skip the maple syrup.

Learn more about this recipe  here.



13. Lemon Ginger Detox Tea With Coconut Oil

This is another take on our first detox recipe. This one adds a splash of cayenne into the mix which is great for soothing overworked muscles. The ginger helps comfort your stomach while the coconut oil gives you a splash of keto-friendly energy.


Ingredients

  • 1 and ¾ cup of water
  • 1 inch of ginger
  • ½ of a large lemon
  • 1 pinch of cayenne
  • ¼ tsp of raw coconut

Directions

  • Heat up your water until it starts boiling.
  • Pour your water into a mug.
  • Peel and slice ginger. Add the thinly-sliced ginger to the hot water.
  • Let the infusion sit for a few minutes.
  • Add the lemon, cayenne, and coconut.
  • Stir well and drink.

Learn more about this recipe  here.



14. Surya Spa Detox Tea

According to Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop, this detox tea is fantastic for your kidneys and digestive tract. It acts as a natural diuretic and helps you digest your food better and remove the waste more efficiently.


Ingredients

  • Hot water
  • 1 tsp of cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp of coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp of fennel seeds

Directions

  • Place all of your seeds in the bottom of a mug
  • Cover evenly with hot water
  • Let your tea brew for at least three minutes. 
  • Strain the seeds or drink with a bombilla (filtered metal straw)

Learn more about this recipe  here.



15. Cilantro Detox Juice

The star of the show here is the cilantro. Cilantro is used in detoxes because it may naturally help chelate heavy metals which collect in your body. It’s also supposedly very good for your skin. The cucumbers are great as well for hydrating purposes, and of course, we have the stomach-soothing ginger as well.


Ingredients

  • 1 bunch of cilantro
  • 2 fingers of ginger
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 lime
  • 3 large cucumbers

Directions

  • Juice cilantro.
  • Juice ginger.
  • Juice lemon.
  • Juice lime.
  • Juice cucumbers.
  • Mix juices together and stir thoroughly.
  • Serve immediately.

Learn more about this recipe  here.



16. Iced Green Tea

The primary ingredient in this detox drink is the green tea. Green tea is an amazing source of antioxidants. Some people even take green tea supplements to help support healthy weight goals. The ginger not only adds some nice flavor to the fruits in this drink but it also helps soothe digestion.


Ingredients

  • 7 cups of water
  • 5 organic green tea bags
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 orange
  • ¼ cup of ginger
  • ¼ cup of fresh or frozen mango
  • ¼ cup of fresh or frozen pineapple

Directions

  • Cut the paper tags off of your green tea bags.
  • Cut your lemon and orange into rings.
  • Peel and dice your ginger.
  • Cut your pineapple and mango into cubes.
  • Combine the water and ginger into a saucepan and bring it to a boil.
  • When brought to a boil, remove from heat and add the bags of green tea.
  • Allow the mixture to steep for about 15 minutes.
  • Strain the solids from the liquid and throw away the tea bags and ginger.
  • Add the lemon, orange, mango, and pineapple to the liquid.
  • Cool to room temperature before putting the drink into your refrigerator.
  • Add stevia leaves or raw honey to taste. Don’t add honey if you’re looking to avoid excess sugar during your detox.

Learn more about this recipe  here.



17. Iced Ginger, Orange, And Turmeric Tea

Turmeric, which is one of the star ingredients in this detox tea, may help soothe your stomach, relieve temporary gas, or relieve temporary water-weight gain. And let’s not forget the ginger which will also help support stomach comfort.


Ingredients

  • 3 cups of water
  • 1 tsp of turmeric root
  • 2 inches of ginger
  • 2 oranges
  • 2 mint tea bags
  • 1 tsp of raw honey
  • Fresh mint
  • Ice
  • Orange slices

Directions

  • Grate the turmeric.
  • Peel and grate your ginger.
  • Juice your two oranges.
  • Combine water, grated turmeric, and ginger in a saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil over low heat.
  • Reduce heat.
  • Add mint tea bag and allow water to simmer for 5 minutes over medium heat.
  • Remove from the heat source.
  • Strain tea and then set it aside to cool.
  • Combine orange juice, turmeric tea, raw honey, and ice cubes in a pitcher. If you want to avoid excessive sugar during your detox, do not add any honey.
  • Mix well.
  • Serve with fresh orange slices and mint leaves as garnishes.

Learn more about this recipe  here.



18. Mint, Watermelon, And Lime Water Infusion

This infusion is great for hydration. The Watermelon does a great job not only adding flavor to this infusion, but also in hydrating you even more. And the mint, may help to support comfortable digestion.


Ingredients

  • 12 ounces of water
  • A handful of favorite mint leaves
  • 2 cups of watermelon
  • 1 lime

Directions

  • Cut the watermelon into cubes
  • Cut the lime into wedges
  • Add mint, watermelon, and lime to a pitcher with water
  • Let infusion sit for 3-5 hours
  • Serve with ice

Learn more about this recipe  here.



19. Healthy Body And Glowing Skin DIY Detox Tea

The apple cider vinegar in this detox tea recipe is great for supporting your digestion and many people take apple cider vinegar to help support healthy weight goals too. The cayenne is great for adding a little extra heat and interest to the drink and also helps soothe your joints and muscles.


Ingredients

  • 24 ounces of water
  • 4 tbsp of apple cider vinegar
  • 4 tbsp of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 4 tbsp of raw honey

Directions

  • Heat up water. It’s not necessary to bring it to a boil, but you want it hot enough to dissolve some of the powdery ingredients.
  • Add the cinnamon, cayenne, honey, and lemon into the hot water. Stir until the dissolvable ingredients are thoroughly mixed into the water.
  • Add apple cider vinegar to the mixture.
  • Drink.
  • Store what’s left in an airtight container in your refrigerator.

Learn more about this recipe  here.



20. Stress Relief Rosebud And Mint Tea

This is one of the more interesting tasting teas on our list, primarily because none of the others use rosebuds. Rosebuds not only provide fantastic flavor but they also make for great antioxidants. This recipe also calls specifically for peppermint, which is good for soothing stomach problems and supporting muscles and joints.


Ingredients

  • 3 cups of water
  • 1 tbsp of dried peppermint leaves
  • 1 tbsp of dried rosebuds

Directions

  • Bring water to a boil.
  • Pour boiling water over rosebuds and peppermint.
  • Let the tea steep for 7 minutes.
  • Strain the tea.
  • Drink the tea while warm.

Learn more about this recipe  here.



21. Spa Fruit-infused Detox Water

This final detox drink is another one designed for hydration. The cucumber, lemon and water make for a fantastic flavor while the mint helps soothe the stomach and relieve temporary inflammation.


Ingredients

  • Cucumber
  • Lemon
  • Mint leaves
  • Water

Directions

  • Fill pitcher with water.
  • Add herbs and fruit to the water.
  • Let infusion chill for at least 30 minutes.
  • Drink cold by adding ice.

Learn more about this recipe  here.


No Matter What You're Looking For, There’s A Detox For You

Detoxes are a great way to recenter your body. If something feels off, exploring a detox tea option is a fantastic, natural start in the search for support.


You don’t have to just rely on detox drinks, however. Apple cider vinegar supplements, as well as  other detoxing supplements, are a great way to go too. Just make sure that you’re choosing supplements which use the highest quality ingredients.


Hopefully, you now feel better educated on the types of detoxes that are available out there and you’re more aware of which natural detox teas may work best for you!



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