Detox drinks have an important role in many different weight loss programs. They are great and all-natural way to cleanse the body as well as to help the digestive system breakdown, ensuring faster food digestion.
In addition, detox beverages improve liver`s ability to flush out toxins. The body is able to function much better if there is less presence of toxins in the body.
There are various detox drinks that can aid weight loss as well as cleanse the body. These drinks boost the metabolism, help use stored energy or fat in the body, and improve the function of digestive system.
This article offers you four recipes for detox drinks that you can prepare at home:
This water is very tasty and effective detox drink and fat eliminator. It is made up of five extremely healthy ingredients that eliminate toxins from the body and fight fat. In addition, this concoction is great substitute for the plain water you normally consume. The ingredients it uses are the water, cucumber, grapefruit, tangerine and mint.
Ingredients and their Benefits :
- Half a gallon of water
- A cup of sliced cucumber
- 6 wedges grapefruit
- 1 tangerine ( sliced)
- 2 mint leaves
- Ice (optional)
- Water is essential for the overall bodily functions as it flushes out toxins in the body.
- Cucumber keeps you fuller longer and it lessens cravings
- Grapefruit helps boost the metabolism
- Tangerine helps the absorption of glucose. It uses glucose as a source of energy instead of storing it into fat.
- Mint improves the digestive system.
Clean all the ingredients and put them in a pitcher. Leave them for 2 hours so that the water absorbs all the minerals and nutrients. You can drink as much as you want during the day. Feel free to create ice cube versions as well. Instead of drinking the water, let it sit for 2 hours and then place it in ice cubes trays (along with the ingredients).
Mocha Breakfast Shake
This breakfast smoothie can be used as a homemade energy boosting pre-workout drink. It contains protein and caffeine, energy boosting components which ensure better workout. Caffeine as well as the chocolate is rich in antioxidants as well as metabolism boosting components which promote more effective workout. The protein found in this shake will increase muscle regeneration as well as muscle mass.
- Half cup of low fat milk
- A cup of Greek Yogurt
- ½ banana
- 1 tsp of ground coffee
- A scoop of protein powder
- 1 tsp of unsweetened cocoa powder
Pour all the ingredients in a blender in order to create this extremely delicious breakfast shake.
Detox Blueberry Fruit Smoothie
Blueberries are rich in antioxidants and have powerful detoxifying properties. Add bananas in order to add more potassium and fiber to the smoothie. The cranberry juice will enrich the drink with extra health boost. This shake is extremely healthy, initially for the cranberries` ability to treat urinary tract infection, and secondly, for the many benefits of these “super foods”. Feel free to add ½ cup of Greek Yogurt in order to make it creamier. We offer you the basic recipe for this drink, even though it depends on your personal preference on how much you want each ingredient.
- ¼ cup unsweetened cranberry juice
- ½ cup frozen blueberries
- 12 bananas
Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend until the mixture becomes smooth enough. In case you don’t have frozen blueberries, add some ice to the mixture. Feel free to use other berries, such as raspberry or strawberry. Also, you can add some yogurt or fat free vanilla ice cream in order to make the shake creamier and to get a light, detox dessert.
Matcha Mango Pineapple Smoothie
Matcha is finely ground powder of specially grown and processed green tea. It is used in traditional Japanese tea ceremonies. It is rich in antioxidants and it acts as metabolism booster. By adding pineapple and mango, you boost the health benefits of this smoothie thanks to the fiber and nutrients these two fruits contain, respectively. This drink is a perfect tropical drink for the summer days.
- 1 cup water
- 11/2 tsp matcha green tea
- 1 cup of pineapple, canned/fresh
- 1 cup frozen mango chunks/fresh mango
- 1 tbsp pineapple juice
- Honey for sweetness
- A scoop of protein powder
Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend until the mixture becomes smooth enough. This smoothie is great for the early morning workouts.
Most detox drinks should be accompanied with solid and light foods. They are not meant to be a replacement for your regular meals, but can be used to substitute heavy meals. They don’t provide any significant results if not accompanied by healthy lifestyle and regular exercise. It is recommended to consult your doctor before taking participation in a long term detox.