Whether you’re trying to lose weight or you simply want to look and feel healthier, one of the best ways to rid your body of harmful toxins is to drink water. And what’s a better way to spice up your glass of water than adding some zero-calorie foods? We’ve compiled some of our favourite detox water recipes that will help you boost your metabolism, eliminate toxins and amplify glowing skin!
Slim Down Detox Water
This great detox water not only rids your body of toxins but helps to flush fat from your body as well. Cucumbers are diuretics can help you to avoid water retention. Lemons and limes help to flush out toxins from your digestive tract and grapefruits help you to burn fat. Just add half gallon of spring water, half of a medium grapefruit (sliced), half a cucumber (sliced), half each of a sliced lemon and lime and a couple of mint leaves. Allow the ingredients to sit in the fridge for a couple of hours before drinking.
Fruity Detox Water
This delicious detox water has strawberries and kiwis and is the perfect summer drink. You will need two litres of water, a couple of strawberries and a couple of kiwis. Just chop your kiwis and strawberries, add to your water and sit in the fridge for a couple of hours to let it seep. The kiwi has vitamins A and E which will help you to rid your body of free radicals and they help to flush toxins from your colon. Strawberries are great for your skin and then contain anti-aging properties and help to fight carcinogens.
Day Spa Apple Cinnamon Detox Water
Not only does this delicious water not have any calories, it’s great for slimming down and ridding your body of harmful toxins. It also helps to boost your metabolism. You will need a gallon sized pitcher filled with spring water and you can refill the pitcher three or four times using the same apples and cinnamon sticks. You need a thinly sliced apple and a cinnamon stick. Just add those to your water and cover about half of the pitcher with ice before filling with water. It’s best if you let them sit in the fridge for an hour or so before drinking.
Strawberry Infused Vitamin Water
This detox water not only keeps you hydrated, but it helps you to enjoy beautiful skin. It’s chocked full of vitamins and anti-inflammatory ingredients and it looks beautiful in the glass too. You will need about a cup of strawberries, two cups of cubed watermelon, a couple of sprigs of fresh rosemary, filtered water and just a dash of salt. Just muddle the strawberries and rosemary together in a bowl and then add them with the cubed watermelon to your pitcher. Pour filtered water over it, give it just a light stir and then refrigerate for a couple of hours.
Cucumber Lemon Detox Water
The lemon in this water recipe is great for boosting your immune system and cleaning out harmful toxins. Cucumber is an anti-inflammatory and helps you stay hydrated. Mint sweetens your drink without adding sugar and aids in digestion. To make this one, just mix about eight cups of water with a medium cucumber (sliced), a whole lemon (sliced) and about ten mint leaves. Mix in a large pitcher and allow it to sit in the fridge overnight.
Simple Morning Detox Water
The easiest way to get detox water every day is to simply squeeze the juice from half a lemon into a tall glass of water each morning. Drinking at least eight ounces of lemon water every morning will flush out those toxins and keep them from building up. If you’re drinking it every day, you are certainly going to feel better because you will be constantly releasing toxins that can make you feel sluggish and sick.
Pineapple Sugarcane Spa Water
If you prefer a bit of a tropical taste in your detox water, this pineapple and sugarcane water is perfect. The pineapple helps to rid your body of free radicals. This recipe is so easy that you can make it in about five minutes. You need a couple of litres of purified water, two sticks of sugar cane and a few chunks of fresh pineapple. Know that fresh works much better than canned. Just mix all of the ingredients in a pitcher and add ice. Let it sit in the fridge for a couple of hours before drinking.
Blueberry Orange Water
This yummy water has the antioxidant properties of blueberries and the toxin flushing properties of citrus. Plus, it’s really easy to make and tastes wonderful. Just mix about six cups of water in a picture with ice cubes, a handful of fresh blueberries and two mandarin oranges peeled and cut into chunks. You’ll want this to sit in the fridge for at least two hours, so that the water has time to infuse.