Detox Drinks are popular among people trying to lose weight or trying to cleanse their body after food and drink excesses. A detox drink helps you by cleaning your digestive system, ridding it of all the ill effects of your binges, flushing out the toxins from your body and speeding up your metabolism. In effect, it makes you feel light and healthier. Regular consumption of detox drinks accelerates your metabolism and makes digesting food much easier. When you start your day with a detox drink, it generally motivates you to indulge in exercise and to refrain from fattening foods. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular detox recipes making the rounds these days. They may not be the best tasting things you have consumed, but mind you they are healthy! Here are a few detox drinks to cleanse the body.
1. Lemon, Ginger and Mint Detox Drink
To make this drink you would need,
- 200 ml or 1 glass of lukewarm water
- juice of half lime
- 1/2 inch grated ginger
Mix all the ingredients together. Add in some crushed mint leaves and a dash of honey if need be. Drink it the first thing in the morning to cleanse your system the tasty way. This drink helps relieve constipation, boosts your metabolism and helps burn fat faster.
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2. Lemon,Cucumber and Mint Detox Drink
This drink has been touted to be the solution to get a flat belly. All you need for this is
- 3 Liters water
- 2 lemons sliced
- 1/2 cucumber sliced
- 10 – 12 crushed mint leaves
Simply add all the ingredients into a big jug or vessel, mix well and leave it overnight. Strain the liquid in the morning and transfer into a bottle. Keep sipping on this refreshing drink infused with fresh flavors through the day. Doing this everyday flushes out toxins and gives you a flat belly when coupled with exercise.
3. Green Detox Drink
Anything green is good for you and will give you the skin and figure that will make others green with envy. With that mantra, you can down this healthy drink. I did not say tasty since it is an acquired taste. To make this drink, you need
- A fistful of baby spinach
- 1/2 cucumber chopped, with peel
- 1/2 bunch parsley
- 1/2 bunch cilantro or coriander leaves
- juice from half a lime
Whizz all the ingredients except the lemon juice in a blender. Do not strain. Top with a dash of lime and drink it up the first thing every morning for a clean system whose health will reflect in your skin and body. The drink strengthens your bones and ups your iron content.
4. Red Beets and Carrots Detox Drink
From green we move onto red. This bright red detox drink is filled with loads of healthy veggies and can give you your fiber fix for the day. To make it, you would need
- 1/2 beet
- 2 small or 1 large carrot
- 2 stalks celery
- 1 inch ginger
- 1 apple
In a blender, whizz together all ingredients. Transfer the smoothie into a glass and enjoy. This sweetish smoothie is filled with potassium, calcium, Vitamins A and C and loads of dietary fiber that will help you detox. It helps you get rid of acne and high blood pressure.
5. Watermelon Lemon and Mint Detox Drink
Another variant of the cucumber detox drink made by soaking the vegetable in water is the watermelon detox drink.
You would need
- Watermelon cut into cubes to fill half a mason jar or jug.
- Mint Leaves
Take the watermelon in the jug or mason jar and fill it with water. Add a few slices of lemon and a few crushed mint leaves. Leave this overnight for all the flavors to infuse into the water. Strain and drink the next day. The drink eliminates all the toxins in the body, helps you get a blemish free skin and also eases bowel movement.
Try all of these drinks, pick one that suits your palate and drink it up everyday for great health.
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