Hit the reset button with this refreshing and revitalizing detox drink!
We all have those times we wish we could just hit the reset button. Unfortunately, reality being what it is, there’s no do-over for when you accidentally sleep through your alarm, like an ex’s Instagram post from three years ago, or paste a long “what are we” text from your drafts into a message to your boss instead of the phone number you thought you copied. (Just me? Okay, moving on then.)
There is, however, a reset button when it comes to your diet. No, strictly speaking, you can’t undo a month of Christmas cookies or a week of fine dining and cocktails on the beach. (Nor should you want to!) But the right detox drink can help you refresh, reset, and get back on track. This apple cider vinegar and cranberry detox drink can help kickstart your metabolism, boost energy, and rev up a sluggish digestive system. ACV and cranberry juice are the perfect combo to help detox kidneys, liver, circulatory system, and give your immune system a boost. This detox may even be helpful for a quick hangover cure (although we can’t promise a reset on any of the embarrassing drunk texts you sent.)
Why It Works
Whether we’e talking about our bodies or our social media habits, “detox” and “cleanse” are words that get tossed around a lot. But what exactly do we talk about when we talk about detoxing?
Essentially, detoxing is a way of getting your body to do the things it should be doing more efficiently. It’s like closing all your tabs and restarting your computer when it’s going slow. It helps rid your body of the things it doesn’t need to get it working at its optimal functionality.
Hydration is obviously key to any health plan. Hydrating with detox drinks like this one helps accelerate the process, flushing out your system and giving your body a fresh start. Of course, what you put into your body is just as important as what you cleanse it of. When you start your day with this apple cider vinegar and cranberry detox drink, you’ll replace all those toxins with tons of vitamins, minerals, and enzymes.
Whether you need to restart after a night of sugary cocktails, a month of heavy holiday meals, or just a plain old diet slump (it happens to the best of us), this refreshing apple cider vinegar and cranberry detox drink will cleanse and revitalize so you can get back on track.
Go Ahead, Press Reset
By the way, when we say “refreshing,” we do mean refreshing. This drink is as tart as it sounds. It’s made with real, clean, refreshing ingredients. Sorry, no sticky, sugary cranberry juice cocktail here. This mix of fresh ingredients makes for a bold drink that will wake you up inside and out. Serve cold to get the most out of this morning restart.
There may not be any reset button for your social media blunders, wrong numbers, and embarrassing moments. But with the right detox drink, you can hit always hit reset on your health and fitness goals.
You might want to consider trying this Instant Pot Green Detox Soup next! Need a bit more structure? You can also jump into our Three-Day Cleanse & Detox for a total reboot!
Apple Cider Vinegar and Cranberry Detox Drink
- 1/4 cup cranberry juice no sugar added
- 1/2 cup cold water
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice or lime juice
- Combine all ingredients. Mix well and serve cold!
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Do you drink it in the morning once a day?
Maria, It’s really up to you. I typically have a glass 1-2 days per month. My go to morning drink is https://skinnyms.com/lemon-ginger-detox-drink/
Can you drink this every day?
How often should you do this detox!
Sandra, That’s up to the individual. I usually do this every 6 months or so.
How long do you drink this?a week, a month, always?
Maree, It’s up to the individual. I would not drink it everyday forever. Detoxes are typically intended for short durations, a few days, a week…
Which lemon/lime juice do you recommend?
Definitely, fresh lemon/lime juice.
I started this today❤
Cranberry apple cider for weight loss is this a once a day or week ?
Scott, It’s really up to you. 2-3 times per week is typically good.
What brand of Apple cider vinegar do you like to use?
Amy, Bragg’s is one of our favorite brands.
Vivian, I don’t recommend drinking more than once per day.
Can we add honey to it
Elizabeth, A little honey is fine.
Is this good weight loss program ? Or should you just use it to rid yourself of toxins? An is it not for every day use ?
Linda, This drink is not a weight loss program but one you can enjoy a few times weekly. It’s designed as a detox drink.
Do you need to have this on an empty stomach? Also if you have it do you need to wait to eat?
While we recommend drinking this in the morning before breakfast, it is not mandatory to do so. You can drink it whenever, even after you’ve eaten. 🙂
What are the measurements needed if I want to make a gallon of this stuff regularly?
There are 16 (8 oz.) glasses in a gallon, so you would need to multiply the current recipe by 16. Assuming my math is correct, the ingredients would be: 4 cups of no sugar added cranberry juice; 8 cups of cold water; 32 TBSPs (which is 2 cups) of Apple Cider Vinegar; and 16 TSPs (which is 1/3 cup) of Lemon or Lime Juice.
I love this. I added a tablespoon of honey to kinda removed some of the tartness.
Erin, Great! Thank you for the feedback.
Is regular vinegar better to use than the apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar has more nutritional value and probiotics. It’s a much better choice than “regular” vinegar.
Hello. Is there a certain type of water to use for this to be more effective? Thanks!
Kandie, You may want to use a filtered or spring water.
Do you use Distilled water or regular water!
Can I take this drink with my AM pill assortment ?
Mart, Check with your doctor if you have any concerns. 🙂
Do you have to put the ACV in the refer after opening?
Pam, We used Bragg’s brand.
Do you eat to or do you just drink this and can you also eat and drink one glass a day
Yes, you should eat plenty of nutritious foods along with this detox drink. This beverage is just meant to enhance the work that your kidneys and liver are already doing. While it is not necessary to drink more than once or twice per week, you may drink it more than that if you’d like. We do not recommend drinking this more than once per day. Be sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day, as well. Of course if you have any concerns, you should definitely speak to your doctor. Hope that helps 🙂
What brand of cranberry juice do you recommend?
Any cranberry juice that is 100% pure, with no added sugar or artificial colors/sweeteners is the best option. Ocean Spray Pure Cranberry (unsweetened) is a good option! Feel free to look around though 🙂
Hello Erin..Mary here. With 8oz of cranberry juice how much ACV should i use with lime. Thanks Mart
Mary, For 1/4 cup we used 2 tablespoons ACV. Based on this calculation, for 8 ounces cranberry juice, use up to 1/2 cup ACV.
Can you use another juice besides Cranberry?
Cranberry is best for this detox drink. It has the best antioxidants to pair with the apple cider vinegar.
Does it need to be refrigerated? How long is the shelf life if corked in a bottle?
Hi Carrie, yes this should be refrigerated. It should keep for up to one week.
Is this ok to use if you are intermittent fasting? I am on a 16:8 fasting protocol and this sounds like something that I would like to incorporate. Even though it would technically break my fast, I think I would drink this first thing in the morning, then get on with my normal routine.
That should be fine. Intermittent fasting is just another way to regulate caloric intake, so as long as you make it fit into your calories needed for the day, it shouldn’t be an issue 🙂
Is it safe while breastfeeding?
Hi Jacqueline, that question is best for your physician!
Is the lemon or lime just for taste? I’d prefer not to add it.
Hi Denise, you can omit the lemon/lime.
I’m allergic to apples. Would regular vinegar work?
Hi Debbie, unfortunately no, regular vinegar will not work. The apple cider vinegar contains nutrition other vinegar do not have.
I bought Trader Joe’s unsweetened cranberry juice…man was it tart! I can typically handle a shot ACV, but mixed with the cranberry juice….I am struggling to keep it down!! I think I’ll water it down more next time?
Nichole,can you still take vitamins while doing this Cranberry ASV detox?
Annmarie, You daily vitamins should be fine. 🙂
Should I just do this once a month or do you recommend twice a month?
It’s up to you! You can drink it once a month, twice a month, or even once or twice per week.
Can I use diet cranberry juice and still have the same effect?
That should be fine.
Does this help at all with constipation? Any suggestions ?? I’m a healthy eater, lots of. Veggies, fiber, water. Hmmmm?
Shelly, You might want to check with your doctor regarding constipation. Be sure to continue with a healthy diet.
If I were to use a sugary crane berry juice, will it still work?
Or would it be pointless?
Hi Julissa, it’s best to avoid sugar for this detox drink.
Hi, I do this every morning after I do my morning walk. I think it is very refreshing and it does boost my energy as well. I use Bragg’s ACV(a teaspoon), unsweetened cranberry juice, and honey (teaspoon) and to me, it is very good. Not bitter. I havn’t tried it with lemon yet, but of course, lemon is a good detox for the kidney as well. I have also notice my stomach fat shrinking. I am not 100% sure if it from this concoction or not, but I have noticed a slight difference.
Jennifer, Thank you for the comment.
What exactly is this detox for ?
It is primarily for detoxing toxins from the body.
I’m just curious would it make me go to the bathroom right away or do I need to wait till the weekend
Keep in mind, toxins also leave the body though pores (perspiring) and/or going to the bathroom. I prefer to start a detox on Mondays, but that’s just me. It’s a personal choice.
Hi, Could I use flavored vinegar?
Just watch out for added sugar. I prefer the real deal without other ingredients.
I’m curious..how soon wil I notice the change in my body? Immediately? a day or 2?
Gena, Every person is different. So, it’s really impossible to say. Please send an update if you try the drink.
After mixing could you drink half the glass in the morning before breakfast and the other half at night before bed? Or do you need to drink it all in the morning?
Pam, You can split it up.
I need this!!!
Can you use diet cranberry juice for less sugar?
It is ok
I can’t find the recipe —I keep being sent to different sites.
Here is the recipe.
Is this drink ok to be taken everyday???
Albert, If you have any questions regarding drinking daily, please check with your doctor.
Can you take this drink every morning
Mike, That’s up to you and your doctor. Typically, 1-2 times a week is sufficient for the short term.
Can you make a batch of this for the week rather than preparing individual servings every morning?
Lisa, Up to 7 days in the fridge should be fine.
If you scroll down, you’ll find the recipe card beneath the intro.
The recipe for this one is pretty simple though. It calls for:
1/4 cup cranberry juice (no sugar added)
1/2 cup cold water
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon lemon juice or lime juice
Then, all you need to do is mix well and serve cold!
Hope that helps! ?
How many times a day?? Do u eat regular food as well
Only once per day and yes we do eat our normal healthy food.
I need this!!! I’m going to try it for 30 days!!
I need this
I would like to try this.
Thanks for the recipe! How many times a day should I drink it?
Whitney, I like having 1-2 small glasses while doing the detox.
For 30 days?
The duration is a personal preference.
Would like the recipe
Scroll down the page for the recipe or click on “jump to recipe”.
I do not see a recipe
Mae, Scroll down the page for the recipe or click on “jump to recipe”.
Can I add splenda?
Karen, We don’t recommend artificial sweeteners. I would recommend date sugar if a must.
I want the cranberry and apple cider vinegar recipe please I don’t have time to listen to 45 minute video
Joyce, The recipe is there for viewing.
WOW! It was a little rough with the first few sips, but I immediately felt the rush. Thank you for this great drink and I will definitely add this to my routine every Monday morning.
Can you use sugar free cranberry blend, got the wrong one
Linda, YES, sugar-free is even better.
Looks like a good plan and looks delicious also I definitely will
Plan to start this as soon as possible.
Let us know how it goes!
Did you ever find the recipe for the drink ! I don’t have the time for video like you posted here and facebook
US Customary – Metric
1/4 cup cranberry juice no sugar added
1/2 cup cold water
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon lemon juice or lime juice
Combine all ingredients. Mix well and serve cold!
Trying it for the first time!
Let us know how it goes!
How often should you drink it?
That’s up to the individual.
Will this interfere with my urich acid,i have mild gaut,79 years old
Hi Pat, That I am not sure. Please check with your doctor before giving this detox drink a try. 🙂
I am looking for something to help kick up my energy level.
You’re so welcome!
Really hope this works…I’ve looked for a simple lift to my metabolism without buying expensive pills or questionable ingredients that I would not follow through with. I made it without this recipe the first time…no water. OK…I think I can do this now! A bit more morning friendly?!
Can we use some stevia or honey to cut the tartness without decreasing the drinks’ efficacy?
Kim, That’s totally your choice. I would recommend using only a small amount of any added sweetener.
What kind of food can you eat when doing this
Judith, We recommend eating healthy foods and avoiding junk food completely.
Well this really work I am 69 is it to late for me to lose weight
Lois, It’s never too late to lose weight.
Good Morning, can i have coffee in the morning first then this drink?
Can you Add 1tsp of baking soda to detox
Judy, Hmmmm…I’m not sure the purpose of the baking soda. I can’t vouch for the baking soda since it changes the recipe and we haven’t tried it.
I just got to try cranberry juice and Apple cider vinegar Detox to flatten the stomach .So much more this drink can do for the body .
How often do I need to drink this
Hi Michael, it’s really up to you! You can drink it once a month, once a week, or even once a day if you like.
Excited to try this for myself .
Debbie, I’m not sure what you are referring to, “get the details”. This is not intended to be a diet. This recipe should be consumed as part of a healthy eat plan that includes, protein, whole grains, vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds. I hope this helps.
Amazing detox thank you
Will it help to lose weight and BELLY FAT?
TJ, It’s works in conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise.
Is mixing it with water necessary? I like it better without … then I follow up with some straight water
Susie, It’s totally your choice. I find that it burns unless mixed with water.
How often do you need to do this?
Deb, That’s up to the individual. I enjoy this drink a couple times weekly.