The Best Detox Water Recipes For Weight Loss And Healthy Living
Health and fitness is becoming increasingly popular and trendy in today’s society. People want to lose weight, maintain a healthy lifestyle and do it as easily as possible. In addition to regular diet and exercise, some are turning to detox water to give them that extra weight-loss boost.
What Exactly Is Detox Water?
Before we can go further in discussing detox water recipes, it is important to understand what exactly detox water is. The website Lose Weight by Eating offers some insight:
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 do know that by drinking the water, you’re pumping your body full of vitamins and nutrients. These vitamins and nutrients will make you healthier, more beautiful and increase your energy.
In addition to the health benefits, detox water is great to bring along with you and sip all day as a delicious hydrating treat!
How Do You Make Detox Water?
Lose Weight by Eating weighs in again:
- Place ingredients in a fruit infuser pitcher bottle. Fill 1/2 of the pitcher with ice, then fill to the top with water. Place in the fridge for 1 hour before serving.
- You can refill the container 2-3 times before the ingredients begin to lose flavor.
- These ingredients are based on making a 2 quart pitcher. If you plan on using a portable fruit infuser, you’ll want to scale down the ingredients by about half the amount or less for recipes with a lot of ingredients.
25 Detox Water Recipes From Lose Weight by Eating
We’ll take a deep dive into detox water recipes from several sources.
1. The Original Day Spa Apple Cinnamon 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.
Source: Lose Weight By Eating
2. Slim Down Detox Water
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
- One half lime, sliced
- ½ grapefruit, sliced
- 1 cup cucumber, sliced
3. Blueberry and Orange Detox Water
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 which will contribute to your weight loss goals!
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. It’s also a great immune system boost to ward off any germs you might encounter.
The blueberries are packed full of antioxidants and fiber making them a super food that makes you healthier. Antioxidants are great for your skin and best of all they naturally curb your appetite!
Blueberry and Orange Detox Water Ingredients:
- 2 Mandarin Oranges, cut into wedges
- Handful of blueberries
4. Watermelon and Strawberry Mint Detox Water
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)
5. Metabolism Boosting Mango Ginger Water
Mangos are not only known to boost metabolism, they also aid in digestion. They help boost your memory and can even contribute toward increasing your libido!
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 fresh ginger root, peeled and sliced
- 1 cup Frozen Mango- fresh is fine too
6. Raspberry Orange Detox Water
This detox water recipe combines two of my favorite infused water ingredients, raspberries and oranges! Oranges are not only delicious, they provide a tremendous boost of vitamin c, which is an important antioxidant that helps fight inflammation, premature aging, and even helps fight the common cold.
This recipe makes a great summertime treat, so try making a batch of this fruit water on a hot day and you’ll understand what makes this drink so good.
Raspberry Orange Detox Water Ingredients:
- 1 thinly sliced orange
- 1 pint raspberries (lightly crushed)
7. 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 highly pesticide-contaminated foods.
Classic Cucumber Water Ingredients:
- 1 medium cucumber, cleaned, peeled (or unpeeled depending on your preference) and cut into 1/2 inch slices.
8. 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. This is a great recipe for a hot summer day when you’re sitting on the back deck with your friends and family. They’ll love the delicious flavor and pretty colors!
The blueberries and raspberries in the water change the color of the water to a pretty crimson color. With the bright yellow lemon slices mixed in, it looks like a healthy 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
9. Strawberry, Mint, and Lemon Detox Drink
Strawberries are a hugely popular detox water ingredient, and this recipe combines them with the best ingredients ever! The delicious sweetness of the strawberries is balanced with the tartness of the lemons, and the cooling mint flavor rounds it out perfectly.
If you pack the strawberries into the bottom of the glass below the ice, and top it with the bright yellow lemon slices, you get a neat triple layer color effect with small green mint leaves mixed in.
Strawberry, Mint, and Lemon Detox Drink Ingredients:
- 1 lemon, thinly sliced
- 15 strawberries quartered
- 5 mint leaves
10. 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 delicious ingredients: lemon, lime, grapefruit, cucumber and mint. These are all packed full of healthy vitamins and antioxidants, as well as being filled with wonderful, light and refreshing flavors.
Skinny Detox Water Ingredients:
- 1 lemon
- 1 lime
- One grapefruit
- 1 medium cucumber
- 1 sprig fresh mint
11. Blueberry Lavender Water
Edible flowers are natural plants like any other vegetable or fruit. Some flowers contains special unique healthy nutrients that are beneficial to your body. Lavender is one of these flowers that is safe to eat and offers a light, refreshing taste to your water. It’s also very soothing to smell as you sip.
The blueberries are rich in antioxidants and taste great as well. Just remember not all flowers are edible, so do your homework before dropping them in the water.
12. Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Soda
It’s time to break that soda habit, and this drink was created to help you do just that. Soda has so many detrimental health effects that it’s important to find something that can actually do some good for you body.
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 detox your body at the same time.
Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Soda Ingredients:
- 6 tablespoons organic apple cider vinegar
- 64 ounces sparkling mineral water
- Juice of 2 lemons
- Stevia to taste
13. Strawberry Detox Water
Strawberry detox water is easy to make, and delicious to drink. You can find frozen strawberries year round, so don’t fret if you are reading this in the middle of winter and don’t have access to fresh strawberries.
Strawberries are packed full of vitamin C, naturally boosting your metabolism. They are also a natural anti-inflammatory, making them perfect for enjoying after a workout, reducing muscle soreness, opening up breathing passages and reducing bloat. Sounds good, right?
14. Lemon Lime Detox Water
Put down the fat storing, calorie and chemical packed lemon lime soda and pick up this fat burning, all natural homemade detox drink!
Lemons and limes are packed full of fat burning, metabolism boosting, skin clearing and firming vitamin C. Paired with water (also a metabolism booster and known to clear up skin) you’ll look and feel amazing in no time, so drink up.
Lemon Lime Detox Water Ingredients:
- 1 lemon
- 3 limes
If you want a little carbonation, replace the water with seltzer water. This will help you feel like it’s closer to real soda. It may take some time for your body to adjust to not having the sugar you’re used to in soda. Stick it out and soon you’ll realize you have detoxed your body from that sugar and are able to enjoy the drink without added sweetness.
15. Tropical Pineapple and Orange Infused Water
Pineapple and oranges pack this drink full of vitamin C. This naturally increases your metabolism, flushing fat and toning up your skin! We love to drink this during and after a workout. Doing this keeps your body burning fat long after your workout is over and also helps your body repair itself, reducing muscle soreness the next day.
However, don’t let all our exercise talk deter you from drinking this yummy water all day long (even on days you skip the gym). It will even help you increase your metabolism while you’re binge-watching TV.
Tropical Pineapple and Orange Infused Water Ingredients:
- 1 orange, thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup pineapple, thinly sliced
16. Detox Lime Cucumber Mint Water
This is the perfect recipe for cooling down on a hot day. The slightly bitter taste of the cucumbers is perfectly balanced with the tangy sweetness of the limes, and the mint provides an almost candy-like aroma giving this recipe a wonderful flavor.
It’s perfect for a summer BBQ or bridal shower. Try serving it in a wine glass with a few frozen cucumber slices as garnish.
Detox Lime Cucumber Mint Water Ingredients
- 1 lime, thinly sliced
- 5 inch cucumber, sliced into rings
- 5 mint leaves
17. Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Drink
Apple Cider Vinegar is currently having it’s 15 minutes of fame, it’s gaining in popularity do to it’s numerous health and detoxification benefits. It removes toxins from the blood and liver and aides in digestion making it ideal for a detox drink.
This drink takes the super ingredient to the next level with bloat-reducing cucumber, metabolism-boosting lemon and headache-relieving mint.
Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Drink Ingredients
- 2 tbsp raw apple cider vinegar
- 1 lime
- 1 lemon
- 5-6 mint leaves
18. Lemon Water & Cayenne Pepper Detox Drink
If a fast is what you’re looking for, this is the drink for you. Though we recommend a healthy diet as opposed to a fast, we felt this was an important drink to include.
This Lemon Water and cayenne pepper Detox Drink first became famous in 1976, in a book called “The Master Cleanser.” It was reintroduced in 2004 in a book called “Lose Weight, Have More Energy & Be Happier in 10 Days.” It was more recently made famous by celebrities like Beyoncé and Jared Leto who used it to lose weight fast.
With this drink you skip all solid food for a week and only consume this drink. If you’re looking for something drastic, give this a try. However, be sure to consult your doctor first to make sure you do it safely. You’ll likely see fast results but it’s difficult to keep the weight off if you go back to your normal way of eating. The weight will quickly come back so don’t view this as a one-time cure to your weight struggles. We recommend a regular, ongoing healthy diet if you’re looking for long-term weight loss that’ll stay off.
Lemon Water & Cayenne Pepper Detox Drink Ingredients:
(makes 1 serving)
- 2 tbsp organic lemon or lime juice
- 2 tbsp organic maple syrup
- 1/10 tsp cayenne pepper
- 10 oz purified water
19. Jillian Michaels Detox Drink
Jillian Michaels is a household name. Her no-nonsense style has inspired many to get off the couch and hit the gym.
As a celebrity trainer, Michaels has the experience to prove she knows what she’s talking about when it comes to weight loss and fitness.
Jillian Michaels Detox Drink Ingredients
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp cranberry juice
- 1 Dandelion Root Tea bag
20. Aloe Water with Lime
You can buy aloe water at your local health food store, but many people are eager to DIY and make their own. It’s more cost-friendly and very simple!
Aloe isn’t just for your skin. When consuming this succulent, you’re packing your body full of nutrients that naturally increase energy and fight fatigue. They also contribute to increasing your circulation and digestion.
Aloe Water with Lime Ingredients
- 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel
- 1 lime
21. Citrus Cucumber Detox Water
This drink is great for cleansing your liver and clearing your digestive tract. The vitamins C in the lemons and oranges will help to break down your body fat and eliminate toxins. Fresh mint also aids in digestion and breaks down fat, all while cooling your body. It smells delicious too! The cucumber will help reduce bloating and produce a cooling effect as well.
Citrus Cucumber Detox Water Ingredients
- 2 large oranges, sliced
- 1 lemon, sliced
- ½ large cucumber, sliced
- 1 handful of fresh mint
22. Cooling Peach Mint Water
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.
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)
23. Lemon Ginger Detox Drink
This is one of those detox water recipes that not only tastes really good, but it has some very special qualities that may help you feel better and cleanse your body as well.
The lemon provides the sweetness in this recipe, while the ginger provides a unique flavor that makes this recipe special.
Ginger is known to have a long history of providing relief for nausea, pain, inflammation, motion sickness, loss of appetite, and many more healthful benefits.
Lemon Ginger Detox Drink Ingredients:
- Juice of 2 lemons
- 2 inch knob of ginger root
24. Pineapple Cucumber Water
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.
Pineapple Cucumber Water Ingredients:
- 1 cup fresh mint leaves
- 1 medium cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced
25. Detox Green Tea
This refreshing drink has the added benefit of detoxifying green tea, it takes just 5 minutes to make and can be enjoyed any time of the day.
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.
Detox Green Tea Ingredients:
(Makes 1 serving)
- 1 green tea bag
- One slice lemon
- 1 tsp honey or stevia
- 2 strawberries, sliced
- 2 slices cucumber
Detox Water Recipes from 54 Health
Here are several more detox water recipes compiled by 54 Health:
Skinny Detox Cucumber Water
- In a glass – combine water and ice ( about ¾th of the glass)
- Add lemon, lime, grapefruit, cucumber and mint till the drink is full
- For my mason jar I used 2 full slices of lemon, 1 slice of grapefruit, 2 small slices of lime ,3 slices of cucumber and 6 mint leaves
- Stir and left sit for 5 minutes ( keep the ingredients in the drink while you enjoy it)
Blackberry and Orange Detox Water
- 6 cups water
- 2 mandarin oranges,cut into wedges
- A handful of blueberries
- Combine all ingredients in a pitcher and put in the fridge for 2-24 hours to allow the water to infuse.
- You can also squeeze in the juice of one mandarin orange and muddle the blueberries to intensify flavor a bit.
- Serve cold.
Watermelon Detox Water
- 2 cups Seedless Watermelon, cubed
- 4 cups Water
Watermelon Scented Water Directions:
- Place Watermelon in pitcher and cover with Water.
- Let it sit a few hours in the refrigerator before drinking – so the water gets all the nice watermelon flavor.
Raspberry and Mint Scented Water
- 2 liters cold spring water, or filtered tap water
- Two tablespoons raspberries, fresh or frozen
- 2 tablespoons fresh mint leaves
- 1 lime
- To get more flavour and juice out of your lime, microwave for 30 seconds. When cool, slice
- Place raspberries, mint, lime and water in a large jug. Stir and serve!
Fat Burning Detox Drink
- 12 oz of Water
- 1-2 Tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar (I use Braggs with the “Mother”)
- One Tablespoon fresh Lemon Juice
- 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
- 1/2 Teaspoon sweetener (I use a Stevia Raw Sugar packet)
- Half of an apple (sliced)
- Put all of the ingredients (not including the Apples) in the blender and blend for about 10 seconds.
- Add slices of Apple
- Drink and then eat the apple slices! They will taste yummy.
Belly Slimming Detox Water
- 3 Basil leaves roughly chopped
- 1 strawberry sliced
- 3 – 5 slices of cucumber
- Combine all the ingredients in a large glass
- Let it sit for 5 minutes at least