There’s nothing more refreshing than a cool drink mixed with a few tasty ingredients that delight the taste buds. But you don’t need to drive to your local coffee shop for an iced, sugary beverage filled with excess sugar and calories. And you don’t need to spend hours steeping tea or muddling fruit. Try our Lemon Ginger Detox Drink for a cooling beverage that offers the added bonus of providing your body with a cleanse that flushes the fat away. Its two main ingredients are the perfect powerhouses for a great detox that will have you feeling amazing!
Ginger is a powerful detox ingredient that helps to kick-start your metabolism. Sipping a ginger infused beverage will have your metabolism on the rise throughout the day, allowing you to flush fat even as you take in your daily meals, and will burn extra calories as you workout. Lemons are a natural detoxifier. And with their diuretic effect, your body will more easily shed unwanted toxins.
Lemon Ginger Detox Drink
Simply add the juice of a half of a lemon to a glass of water, and then grate your ginger into the glass. It’s an easy prep way to detox and flush the fat away, and it’s a great way to hydrate while enjoying some vibrant, natural flavor!
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Yields: 1 serving | Serving Size: 1 drink/full recipe | Calories: 11 | Total Fat: 0 g | Saturated Fat: 0 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 2 mg | Carbohydrates: 0 g | Dietary Fiber: 0 g | Sugars: 1 g | Protein: 0 g | SmartPoints: 0 |
- 1 12-ounce glass water, at room temperature
- Juice of 1/2 lemon
- 1/2-inch knob of ginger root
- Add the lemon juice to the glass of water. Finely grate the ginger by using a zester, add to the glass of water. This drink is a perfect way to start your day!
- NOTE: Lemon Ginger Detox Drink can be incorporated into the 3 Day Cleanse & Detox or simply enjoy first thing in the morning.
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Editor’s Note: Originally published: Oct 21, 2012