We all know that the body is exposed the toxic materials that cause many health problems. A toxin is a poisonous molecule, peptide or protein produced by an insect, animal, plant or microorganism. They can be got into your body through a snake bite, bee sting, eating a poisonous plant, or by consuming food contaminated with something like botulism or salmonella.
The human body itself, has wonderful mechanisms for cleaning out most toxins that you ingest, thanks to the hard work of the liver, gastrointestinal tract and kidneys. Most of the human bodies could be overloaded with toxins, that shouldn’t be linked to a very serious illness, however, it has become very popular in recent years. Because of this reason, many people are trying to make detoxification as much as possible.
The aim of detoxification is to eliminate all negative effects on the body on various ways, such drinking fluids (herbal tea, vegetable and fruit juice, water) or taking vitamins or supplements that boost the immune system and keep your body balanced.
Detoxing with various beverages gives your body the nutrients and helps the digestive system to break down and digest food. In this article below is a list of detox drink recipes that can be incorporated into your detox program or just enjoy them for their health benefits.
- Matcha Mango Pineapple Smoothie
The matcha means that you’re getting the real deal green tea that is used in Japanese tea ceremonies. This smoothie is a boost of antioxidants, vitamins and nutrients.
– 1.25 tsp matcha green tea
– Some honey
– 1 scoop protein powder
– 1 tbsp pineapple juice
– 1 c pineapple
– 1 c frozen mango chunks
– ½ to 1 c water
Chop fresh fruits, then toss it all in a blender! That’s it.
- Pomegranate Pineapple Lemon Juice
It’s a great detox food, due to the containment of antioxidants in green tea and some sweetness and the extra vitamins of pineapple. The lemon will help to balance out the sweet flavors and accelerate up to your metabolism.
– Juice of ½ lemon
– ½ cup pomegranate juice
– 1 cup chopped pineapple
– 1 ½ cup water
– 1-inch piece of ginger
In a blender combine all ingredients except pomegranate juice and blend them together while it forms a smooth consistency, then strain it and mix in pomegranate juice
Enjoy with ice!
- Love Your Greens Juice
Since you don’t like chew greens, then the best idea to gain benefits from them is by making green juices, and you will have them in a few seconds. You can add some lemon to help the greens taste better. From collards, spinach and cucumber you’re getting plenty of phytonutrients, as well as hydration.
– 4 cups baby spinach
– 1 English cucumber
– ½ head of collards (about 6 leaves)
– ½ bunch of cilantro
– ½ bunch of parsley
– Juice from ½ lemon
Juice all items in the recipe but the lemon juice on low speed. After add lemon juice, stir and enjoy!
- Dieter’s Dream Water
In detoxing, sometimes is good to keep things simple. This recipe is based on water that has different cleansing vegetables and fruits soaking in it. It’s recommended to let this sit overnight to allow water to absorb nutrient ingredients from veggies and fruits. You can keep refilling the jug and use up as much of the ingredients as possible.
– ½ cucumber thinly sliced
– Large pitcher of cold filtered water
– 1 lemon thinly sliced
– Handful of frozen cranberries
– Small bunch cilantro
– Small bunch Italian parsley
Mix all ingredients together and refrigerate.
Continue to refill with water or other fruit for throughout the day.
- Super Hydration Juice
The detoxing of the body is always connected with body hydration. Most people are dehydrated to some extent due to the drinking of dehydrating beverages like coffee and soda. Here’s a way to stabilize the hydration, flushing toxins, boosting metabolism, and providing nutrients from ingredients like apples and strawberries.
For 2 Serves
– 2 whole apples (cores removed)
– 2 whole large cucumbers (peeled)
– 1 tablespoon fresh mint (packed)
– 1 half beet (peeled)
Using juicer juice each ingredient in order.
Serve in two glasses with ice and add a couple branches of mint for a garnish. Enjoy!
- Red And Green Festive Cocktail
This mixture is, mainly, from kale and pomegranate which provide you with a huge service to your body and your well-being. The pomegranate and cranberries are packed with the antioxidants, the kale provides protein, fiber and phytochemicals and pear added sweetness. The mint and stevia are used for fresh taste.
– 4-6 large leaves kale, or more as you like
– 1 cup (240 ml) fresh or frozen cranberries
– 1 cup (240 ml) pomegranate arils (
– one knob (about 1 inch or 2.5 cm) fresh ginger, peeled
– 1 pear, cored
– 6-12 leaves of fresh mint, optional
Place all ingredients in juicer together, strain if desired, and serve immediately.
Makes 2 servings.
- Rainbow Veggie Juice
The vegetables, when juicing deliver colors like the rainbow.
This is a fantastic way to combine your daily allowance of veggies into one yummy juice.
– 1-2 red bell peppers, seeded and sliced
– 3 medium carrots, peeled and sliced
– 4 tomatoes, sliced
– 1 bunch of celery
– 2 heads of romaine lettuce
– large handful of cilantro
– large handful of parsley
– 2 Meyer lemons, peeled
– 1 inch of ginger root
– 1 English cucumber, peeled and chopped
Juice all of your lovely veggies, stir them and put it in mason jars. It should be drunk as soon as possible, (no longer than 48 hours)!
- Citrus & Green Tea Detox Smoothie
You’re going to get plenty of detoxification from this smoothie, due to the antioxidants it contains, and also help speed up your metabolism. The citrus fruit adds the vitamins you’re getting and makes it taste better. The banana provides you potassium and fiber, and Greek yogurt protein and a smooth texture.
– ½ banana
– 1 orange, peeled
– 1 grapefruit, peeled
– ½ cup green tea, unsweetened
– ½ cup Greek yogurt
– ½ tbsp honey
– 1 tbsp lemon juice
– ½ cup ice
Blend all ingredients into a high-speed blender, until a smooth consistency, is achieved.
- Golden Detox Drink
The strongest ingredient in this drink is turmeric, which boosts metabolism and detoxing power, helping the liver break down toxic chemicals. Ginger, cayenne pepper and organic lemon help the cleansing process. The boiling gives all of the ingredients get equally dispersed.
– ½ tsp Turmeric
– 2 cup hot water
– ½ small tsp powdered ginger
– 2 cups cold water
– Pinch of cayenne
– 3 drops Stevia concentrate or maple syrup
– Juice from ½ small organic lemon
Put all of the ingredients in 2 cups of boiling water. Let it sit as long as you like or until you feel that the ingredients have properly mixed and dissolved.
Drink & enjoy the benefits!
- Whole Food Spicy Green “Juice”
Spinach, which is a beneficial vegetable, can be used as a juice if is not tasty in other forms. It is combined with other ingredients like cucumbers and ginger, and this composition gives plenty of benefits. The spice of the ginger, you can take out, if you don’t like it, but then you’re missing out its cleansing effect.
– 2 big handfuls of spinach
– 1 stalk celery, cut into chunks
– about ¼ cup parsley
– 1-inch piece of ginger, peeled
– 1 small cucumber, peeled
– 6 ice cubes plus enough water to blend
– juice of 1 lemon
Blend all ingredients in a high-powered blender, until everything is frothy and smooth.
Drink immediately, as this “juice” will separate.
- Grapefruit-Cado Sunrise Smoothie
By mixing grapefruit with other superfoods you’ll get the best combination. It is used with avocado (brings potassium), banana, strawberry, and orange juice (plenty of vitamins and minerals) which help your body get clean.
– 1 cup fresh squeezed grapefruit juice*
– ½ avocado
– ½ cup fresh squeezed orange juice*
– ¾ cup DOLE banana (use frozen banana slices for thicker smoothie)
– 1 cup DOLE frozen strawberries
– optional: 1 tsp maple syrup
– ¼ cup ice
– *use of fresh-squeezed juice is optional
Blend all ingredients and Serve.
- Detox Blueberry Fruit Smoothie
This smoothie is good for a morning drink, or any time of the day if you’re trying to eat detoxifying.
– ½ cup frozen blueberries
– 1-2 bananas
– ¼ cup unsweetened cranberry juice
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth
- Orange Surprise
Here is a surprise! There are no oranges here, but the name is because itis referring to the color of the drink caused by the carrots. You’re also getting the powerful benefits that are in celery, some lime for a nice citrus twist and the goodness of apples.
– 2 medium carrots, washed, tops removed and cut into large pieces
– 2 apples, washed and quartered
– 4-5 calamansi limes washed
– 1 stalk celery, washed and cut into several pieces
Process the carrots, apples, celery and lime through a juicer. Serve over the ice immediately.
- Green Smoothie
As it is well known, avocado gets a healthy fat, smooth texture and a soft flavor, cucumber provides hydration properties so you’ll be able to flush out more toxins. You will get the benefits of flax seed and nuts that give you an omega-3 and you’ll get a well-rounded detox
– 1 cup green tea, chilled
– 1 cup loosely packed organic baby kale (or another baby green)
– 1 cup loosely packed cilantro
– 1 cup pineapple
– 1 cup cucumber
– 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
– Juice of 1 lemon
– ½ avocado
Blend all ingredients into a blender and puree until smooth.
- Drink Your Veggies Pizza
It has a flavor of pizza and all listing ingredient belong to a superfood power play. From the tomatoes, it gets the lycopene, which is the biggest factor and gets carotenoids from the peppers. The plenty of toxin-fighting agents is received from kale.
– 4-5 Roma tomatoes
– ⅓ yellow onion
– 2 bell peppers (yellow, orange)
– 10-15 basil leaves
– 1 bunch kale
– small handful raw cashew pieces
– 1 garlic clove, peeled
Juice all ingredients except the cashews, then pour juice into a blender with cashews, blend and serve.