Hey guys! As always I hope your week is going well. In preparation for the holidays, I’ve been searching for some interesting yet effective detox drinks to help me get through all of the turkey, ham and pie that I plan to eat. I found these 4 recipes that I’m super excited about. I’ve already tested them and they received the GRIT by Brit stamp of approval. Remember that detox drinks are good meal replacements and/or supplements to add to your diet every once in a while. However, long-term elimination of food for intense detox cleanses can be dangerous and actually slow down your metabolism which leads to weight gain. Be smart and drink up! Lots of luv, Brit
1. Fat Burning Detox Drink
I love this drink because it has apple cider vinegar in it! Apple Cider Vinegar is believed by many to be a natural fat burner – my mother and grandmother swear by it. Growing up, I remember watching them take a straight shot of it every morning. In case you’ve never had it, it’s disgusting! I found this recipe on Raining Hot Coupons and I was excited to find that the drink actually tastes good!
- 1 1/2 cups of water
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp sweetener
- 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
- ½ apple (sliced) – add to the liquid ingredients at eat after you finish drinking
Instructions: Mix all liquid ingredients together in a blender/shaker for 10 seconds. Pour into a cup a let sit for 10 minutes. Drink and eat the apple slices at the end.
2. Liver Detox Drink
The liver is our most vital, detoxifying organ. Sometimes it has to work overtime when we consume too much processed food, alcohol, sweeteners and coffee. Everyone once in a while, it’s a good idea to give your liver a rest by drinking tons of water and drinking this liver detox drink. All of the ingredients in this recipe are ‘RAW” and have been shown to naturally help cleanse the liver.
- A handful of spinach
- 1 apple
- 1 banana
- 1 lemon (squeezed)
- Half a chili pepper (optional)
- 1 garlic clove or as much as desired (optional)
- 1 glass of water
Instructions: Put all ingredients into a blender and mix until smooth
3. Digestive Detox Drink
Warning! This drink does NOT taste good, but it is really good for you. It’s got a ton of vegetables that are super rich in fiber. If you’ve been suffering from constipation and want a digestive “cleaning,” look no further!
- 3 carrots
- 3 kale leaves
- 2 celery stalks
- 2 beets
- 1 turnip
- ½ bunch of spinach
- ½ cabbage
- ½ bunch of parsley
- ½ onion
- 2 garlic cloves
Instructions: Mix all ingredients with water and puree in a blender.
4. Diuretic Detox Dandelion Tea
Dandelion detox tea is a diuretic that will eliminate bodily toxins through your liver and kidneys. Drinking it is natural way to rid your body of excess water and feel lean. According to classical homeopathic practitioner Sonya McLeod, B.A., D.C.H., dandelions are a great source of vitamin A, potassium, iron and calcium. Also, some research shows that it’s a natural cancer fighter. Most importantly Lindsey Lohan and Gwyneth Paltro swear by it (kidding, not kidding).
- 6 tablespoons of 1-year-old dried dandelion root
- 12 tablespoons of fresh dandelion leaves
- 4 cups of purified, boiling water.
Instructions: Mix all ingredients together in a tea bag. Place bag in boiling water and brew for about 10 minutes.