After days (or weeks) of overindulging, it’s time to take a break from sugary, processed foods and focus instead on good-for-you clean eating and juicing.
One of the best ways to do this is with delicious detox drinks for cleansing. These liquid powerhouses provide tons of nutrients on the go (and they taste amazing, too).
Dare to detox with any of these 10 tasty drink options.
1. Matcha Mango Pineapple Smoothie
Of all the antioxidants within matcha green tea, EGCg is the most famous and is highly regarded for its cancer fighting properties. Matcha green tea contains upwards of 100 times the average amount of EGCg than any other tea available on the market. Outside the extensive added benefits provided by the green tea, you’re left with a delectable and tropical-tasting beverage.
2. Dieter’s Dream Water
The simplicity is the beauty of this recipe. With this “dream water” you’re simply soaking water overnight with fruits and vegetables, so the water retains some their nutrients.
3. Red And Green Festive Cocktail
This recipe brings together two of the most powerful and antioxidant rich members of the “healthy foods” community: pomegranate and kale. The pomegranate in this recipe keeps blood pressure low and inhibits abnormal platelet aggregation that could play hand in a heart attack or stroke. Then there’s that good ‘ol green stuff: kale. Kale is one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet, and it contains 206 per cent of your recommended daily Vitamin A, as well as 684 per cent (!) of your Vitamin K. Vitamin K plays a key role in protecting your heart and in lowering cancer risk.
4. Golden Detox Drink
The turmeric in this detox drink recipe has the Midas touch for helping your liver break down toxic chemicals, and it’s also a metabolism boosting spice. The lemon juice and cayenne pepper work together to add some heat to the drink, making this a beverage to be enjoyed in small and well-calculated sips.
5. Grapefruit-Cado Sunrise Smoothie
Grapefruit enjoyed alone is an effective detoxifying ingredient, but it gets even better when you add healthy ingredients like avocado. The avocado brings with it healthy fats and a rich supply of potassium. If the drink tastes a bit harsh on the tongue, consider adding some maple syrup to sweeten it up a bit.
6. Blueberry Cran Fruit Smoothie
Antioxidant-filled blueberries are the star of the show for this recipe. But it doesn’t stop there; cranberry juice is also effective at encouraging your body to detox, and can even be used as a supplement to treat urinary tract infection. What’s more is the banana in this recipe from comes in to provide your body some extra fiber and potassium!
7. Love Your Liver Juice
It had us at “love your liver.” This is after all, the grand quest to detox your body, which starts with your liver. Beets do more than provide an eye-catching colour to this drink; they’re a natural sexual stimulant, a proven effective liver cleanser, and they contain betaine, a substance used to treat depression.
8. Lemon Ginger Morning Detox Drink
This recipe is a great way to start your day off right. The ginger provides full-body healing properties, while the honey and lemon work off each other to provide a tasty sweet and sour combo.
9. Green Lemonade
Lemonade must have the most impressive slate of variations on the planet; this green lemonade recipe combines kale and lettuce among a few other ingredients to make it a nutrient-dense detox drink.
10. Cranberry Bliss Detox Drink
This detox beverage not only includes cranberries and their renowned astringent properties, but it also calls for the addition of some turmeric — a known metabolism booster.