Whether you’re seeking help for weight loss, or are just looking to feel refreshed, detox drinks are the perfect way to help you achieve your goals. With simple and natural ingredients that can be found in most kitchens, these three recipes are perfect for when you hit that “burnout” period that seems to be plaguing all us college kids lately. By being low-cal, nutrient rich, and yummy to sip, these drinks are sure to become your new best friends!
Apple Cider Detox Drink
My personal favorite is perfect for the chilly fall weather that seems to be, sporadically, upon us. This drink aids in digestion, boosts the immune system, cleanses the toxins out of your body, and helps you lose weight. Another bonus? It also tastes like hot apple cider! I personally like to drink this in the morning as a nice “wake-up” before class or work, or at night during some late night study sessions!
- 1 cup of warm water
- 2 tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)
- 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon.
Lemon “Spritzer” Detox Drink
The next detox drink is lemon, mint and cucumber infused water! Infusion recipes have become super popular lately, because they are super quick and easy. Combine in a water bottle with icy cold water, and you have an energizing, tasty drink to sip early in the morning to wake yourself up, late in the afternoon when you need a pick me up, or post workout. This drink provides relief for indigestion, inflammation, and contains natural electrolytes and antioxidants. Fun fact: lemon also rejuvenates the skin!
- 5 slices of cucumber
- 1/2 a lemon
- Couple of mint leaves
As simple, and as silly, as it sounds, drinking proper amounts of water every day is extremely important for overall body health and function. Drinking water improves your mood, promotes healthy skin, prevents headaches and migraines, relieves fatigue and aids in weight loss! The best part is that this recipe takes no work! Water is one of the 6 essential nutrients that your body needs, and doctors recommend you should drink around eight 8 oz. glasses, which is around 2 liters or a half a gallon of water, a day. Basically, water is the OG detox drink that is super underrated!
***Please note that it is not recommended to strictly live off detox drinks. They simply aide weight loss when used appropriately with exercise and healthy eating. Simply drinking detox drinks, without proper food, is dangerous, ineffective, and ill-advised.***
By: Abby Snelling