Nowadays, everyone considers taking care of his or her bodies to utmost importance.
Are you feeling lethargic and out of sync? Are you having skin problems, body aches, or digestive problems? Are you unable to lose weight? Do you feel the need of cleansing your body, or giving your body a new start? You can detoxify tour body and eliminate toxins from your body without fad retreats or spas. The change in seasons makes you feel like cleaning up your diet.
You must have heard a lot about detoxification and cleansing of body and how it has become a rage nowadays. It helps to achieve marvellous health benefits. Detoxification means cleansing of blood by removing impurities from liver. Liver is a build-in detoxifying organ in the human body.
There are a lot of ways to detoxify your body, but detoxification using drinks is the easiest and most effective way of doing it. It is the most beneficial way of cleansing your body and eliminating the toxins.
There are a lot of benefits of detoxifying drinks. It may include clearer skin, sound sleep, lesser stress and anxiety, better digestion and the list goes on.
But, wait there is a problem. Are you unaware about the drinks that are most suitable for detoxification?
Here, you will find a list of 7 amazing and effective DIY drinks that you can incorporate in your plan to help in detoxification of your body which thereby helps in staying healthy.
This is the strongest detoxifying drinks of all, if you aren’t used to such drinks, you probably don’t want to start with this one.
This drink is full of veggies goodness as well as anti-inflammatory-rich ingredients. It contains mint, which is a strong blood detoxifier and thereby reduces bloating. This green smoothie is best for breakfast every morning and it is the best way to boost your body for the rest of the day.
This green detox smoothie is full of detoxifying ingredients.
- 1 cup chilled green tea
- 1 cup loosely packed cilantro
- 1 cup loosely packed organic baby kale (or another baby green)
- 1 cup cucumber
- 1 cup pineapple
- Lemon juice (of 1 lemon)
- 1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger
- ½ avocado
Place all the ingredients in a blender and pulse it until it becomes a puree and smooth. Refreshing!
Cranberry detox smoothie
Cranberries are the best detoxifying fruits. They are a good source of minerals, fiber and vitamins. They are the best for its strong anti-oxidant disease-fighting properties. Cranberries are capable of adding a delicious, mouth-watering tart flavour to your regular green smoothie. You may also blend it with other sweet fruits like banana to notch up the tartness in it.
- ½ cup of cranberries
- Any sweet fruit to add flavour such as banana, apple or grapes
- 2 cups of spinach or any other green leafy veggie
Place all the ingredients in a blender and pulse it until it becomes a puree and smooth. Voila!
Golden detox drink
Turmeric has many benefits. It is a metabolism boosting spice. It helps the digestive system, the liver and acts as a detoxifying agent as well. This drink also has gingers that add cleansing capability. If you add lemon juice to it with cayenne pepper, it makes it an overall healthy drink. You need to boil all the ingredients unlike other drinks. Boiling helps in uniform distribution of ingredients in the drink.
- 2 cups of hot water
- 2 cups of cold water
- 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder
- 1 small teaspoon of powdered ginger
- 3 drops of maple syrup
- A pinch of pepper
- Juice of one lemon
First, you need to boil 2 cups of water. Now, you need to keep all other ingredients including the cold water in a jar while the water is boiling. When the water has finished boiling, put it in the jar and mix it well. Serve and rejuvenate!
Apple beetroot carrot juice
This drink has three marvellous as well as healthy food items, which gives you an awesome kick in minerals and vitamins. The nutrients in it are equivalent to two portions of veggies and one portion of fruits that you have in a day. It has many essential nutrients that are important in detoxifying and cleansing the body.
- 1 sliced beetroot
- 1 peeled and cored apple
- 1 tablespoon sized piece of ginger (remove its skin)
- 3 peeled carrots
Place all the ingredients in a blender and pulse it until it becomes a puree and smooth. OMG, this is indeed refreshing!
Plum persimmon green smoothie
This green smoothie which actually ends up in becoming brown, has a wide array of veggies and fruits in it, including green apple, black plum and persimmon. Persimmons are a good source of fiber, vitamin C and anti-oxidants. This smoothie really boosts your health and is a great detoxifying drink. It is refreshing as well as healthy!
- 2 sliced fuyu (non-astringent) persimmons
- 2 cups of fresh spinach
- ½ to 1 teaspoon of fresh grated ginger
Place all the ingredients in a blender and pulse it until it becomes a puree and smooth. Serve and rejoice!
Iced green tea and citrus Detox Drink
This citrus iced green tea smoothie is bursting with anti-oxidants and necessary nutrients that help to detox and boost your body. The ingredients in it have anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. This herbal tea is mind-blowing and tastes awesome!
- 1 sliced lemon
- 1 sliced lime
- 1 sliced orange
- 4 teaspoons of green tea
- ¼ cup of basil leaves/tulsi
- A few glasses of water
First, brew green tea with 2 glasses of water and let it cool down. Strain the tea and add it to the remaining water. Add all the above ingredients to it. Close the container in which you added all your ingredients and refrigerate it for 4 hours.
Now, pour it in a glass and serve with ice cubes.
Heavy metal detox smoothie
The fantabulous mix of oats with the herbs in this drink helps the body in getting rid of harmful metals such as lead, copper, mercury and aluminium. Not only does this drink help in detoxifying our body but also helps in lowering blood pressure and also provides you with lots of fiber.
- ¼ cup leftover oatmeal
- 1 cup of almond coconut milk or skimmed milk
- ½ cup of coconut water
- ½ cup of green apple
- ¼ cup of parsley
- 1 tablespoon of raw honey
Place all the ingredients in a blender and pulse it until it becomes a puree and smooth. Serve with ice cubes and enjoy the refreshing feeling!