Morning Lemon & Mint Detox Water

Morning Lemon & Mint Detox Water

This pretty drink is perfect for enjoying first thing in the morning. Many people begin their day with a glass of lemon water because it flushes out toxins and gets the system revved up. It is a good idea to make this the first thing you consume in the morning. Healthy drinks come in all shapes and sizes, but this one is especially detoxifying. Lemon and mint water is fresh and invigorating. It jump-starts the metabolism and helps you awaken after a night of sleep. It also gets you hydrated first thing in the morning, after several hours without water.

In addition to drinking this lemon mint concoction first thing in the morning, you can sip it throughout the day. It’s the perfect alternative for those who struggle to drink enough water because they do not care for the taste. It has a sweet and tart taste from the mint and lemon, making it far more palatable than plain water for many. Even if you enjoy the regular taste of water, this mix is a great way to mix things up and enjoy a treat. Instead of high-calorie juices and sodas, you can enjoy this drink. Not only do you avoid the bad ingredients, you add a few extra healthy ingredients to your day.

If you are looking for a great kick-off to your morning, a substitute for your morning coffee, or a way to encourage water sipping all day, this lemon mint water is sure to do the trick.

You may also enjoy our Three Day Cleanse & Detox Recipes and our Detox Shopping List. 

Morning Lemon & Mint Detox Water

Morning Lemon & Mint Detox Water

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces of water, distilled, spring, or purified (room temperature)
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 3 whole mint leaves, do not chop or tear

Directions

Add all the above ingredients to a pretty glass, stir and Enjoy!

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110 Comments on "Morning Lemon & Mint Detox Water"

  1. Lynn Hickey  July 26, 2012

    I do this every day and I just love it!! Fresh mint and lemons are staples in my house!

    Reply
    • Jennie  September 24, 2016

      To whomever, some really weird question’s are asked, as I read all the post on this site. I just couldn’t understand, how some don’t understand what to do , and what is good for them. I do lot’s of research on what’s healthy, ect. . I don’t know any of you, was just looking for recipes and found this site. Drinking warm or hot drink’s in the morning is ok but tru the day cold is better. The cold water causes your brain to say, warm me up. Everyone should know, if a person shiver’s when you’re cold, your brain is saying, “I’ve got to warm you up.” You can lose more weight by drinking cold, whatever, during the day. Also, any kind of mint is easy to grow, but grow it in a container, it vines, and will spread everywhere if you plant it in the ground. It will keep coming back every year, if it’s planted in the ground. If you plant it in a container, have it inside your home, just pinch it back once in awhile. It’s a prolific grower, smells good, and a person can use it for other things. You can crush it with the sugar, before adding to any drink, for a more minty flavor. Don’t know where you all live but you can get the mint in different flavor’s, all mint flavor’s, then, lemon, chocolate, ect.. Look for them online at different veggie places or at different stores that sale seed or plant’s. You could plant
      different kind’s of them in little pot’s, to put on a sunny windowsill. Enjoy your mint and yes, it’s edible, just be sure to wash it before eating. My kidney’s were about to fail, my Dr. gave me a prescription, couldn’t take it, hurt my stomach. He had told me if I didn’t get them under control, would have to be put on dialysis. I sure didn’t want that, so went to computer, looked up what I could do to get my kidney’s to work right. I learned, I needed to alkaline my body, it was to acidic. How to alkaline my body, either use lemon juice or tart cherry capsules (can be purchased online where you get your vitamin’s , drugstore, or health food store). When you think of acidic, a person might think, lemon’s are acidic, but they help your body to alkaline. I thought that too, before reading how to alkaline the body. A person can learn many things if you go to the right sites online, especially on health food sites. I hope this helps many of you. This is a lengthy post, sorry. Happy eating!

      Reply
  2. Lynn Hickey  July 26, 2012

     ! do this every day and I just love it!! Fresh mint and lemons are staples in my house!

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  3. Lynn Hickey  July 26, 2012

    I do this every day and I just love it!! Fresh mint and lemons are staples in my house!

    Reply
  4. Lynn Hickey  July 26, 2012

     ! do this every day and I just love it!! Fresh mint and lemons are staples in my house!

    Reply
  5. Happy  June 25, 2013

    where's the vodka?

    Reply
    • arga  May 3, 2017

      win.. 😀

      Reply
  6. Maria  August 11, 2014

    can I double triple the mint water so that I can have it mixed to take to work

    Reply
    • SkinnyMs  August 12, 2014

      Maria, Yes, great idea.

      Reply
  7. Ramon  March 17, 2015

    Hi there! 🙂 I absolutely love this water! I do have one question… You said in an earlier reply, that it was okay to drink… Here’s the (dumb) question. Is it okay to drink longer than a couple of days? I’m not a big fan of just plain water,and I am learning a lot about detoxification, that is why I started mywaterdetox.com to clarify a lot of confusion. Anyway, I could honestly see myself replacing my old boring water with this! I just want to make sure it’s okay to drink on a daily basis before I do.

    Reply
    • SkinnyMs  March 17, 2015

      Ramon, Yes you can replace regular water with this and drink it on a daily basis, several times a day.

      Reply
  8. Kerie  March 22, 2015

    Would using essential oil lemon and peppermint be good?

    Reply
    • SkinnyMs  March 23, 2015

      Kerie, No you should use real lemon and add mint leaves to get the effect.

      Reply
  9. Christina  April 8, 2015

    Hi there! Do we have to do the lemon mint or are we able to just do water? I am good about drinking water all day, and I'm not a HUGE fan of flavored waters. However, if you think it is necessary I will give it a try! Thanks! 🙂

    Reply
    • SkinnyMs  April 8, 2015

      Christina, Lemon and mint or lemon and ginger are very cleansing. Regular water is great as well, but you should give at least lemon water a try:).

      Reply
  10. Daphne  May 30, 2015

    I've been trying this for about 2 weeks now and I can really tell the difference in my weight..

    Reply
  11. Andrea  June 4, 2015

    I also add cucumbers and grapefruit to mines! It's delicious to me

    Reply
    • SkinnyMs  June 4, 2015

      Yum!

      Reply
  12. ylopez  July 20, 2015

    can you drink this hot?

    Reply
    • SkinnyMs  July 21, 2015

      Yes, hot water would be okay, but avoid drinking cold water first thing in the morning.

      Reply
      • Heather  April 25, 2016

        Can you explain why you shouldn’t drink cold water in the morning? Thanks 🙂

        Reply
        • SkinnyMs.  April 26, 2016

          Room temperature water is less shocking to your system first thing in the morning, but if you prefer to drink the water cold, the advantages gained are minimal enough that it won’t make too much of a difference.

          Reply
  13. Awilli  October 18, 2015

    This may should odd but do your drink the mint as well lol

    Reply
    • SkinnyMs  October 19, 2015

      Not usually, but sometimes I'll munch on the mint after drinking the water.

      Reply
  14. B.J.  November 9, 2015

    Love the lemon and mint water, but my mint turned brown in the fridge before I could use it all. Had it about three weeks. Does that mean I should not use it?

    Reply
    • SkinnyMs  November 10, 2015

      I wouldn't recommend using it unless it's fresh.

      Reply
      • marwa batool  January 25, 2016

        hy i boil mint in 2 jug of water when it remain 1 jug i cool it down and save in bottle for daily morning drinking water is it ok

        Reply
  15. Jannat  December 24, 2015

    I ‘ll try this must…but my question is ,, how can I drink mint leaves ?.should it be crushed or what ? Plz explain.when can I get result after starting this and how many times I ‘ve to take throughout a day ? Will it be effective really?

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    • Melissa Florero  December 24, 2015

      Jannat, Do not drink the mint leaves. The essence will infuse into the water. That’s all you need. You can have this a few times a day or just once in the morning. Some people prefer just plain lemon water or lemon water with ginger root.

      Reply
  16. Jo lamb  December 27, 2015

    Hello I just heard about this and I’m going to try it out. I just have one question so I’m sure I’m doing it right. I do not put the water in the fridge I leave it at room temperature?

    Reply
    • Skinny Ms.  December 27, 2015

      Hi Jo,

      That’s correct, room temperature. Could you tell me where you heard about our Morning Lemon & Mint Detox Water? 🙂

      Reply
  17. Suzanne  January 4, 2016

    I have a hard time finding mint leaves at time. Is there a substitute for them?

    Reply
  18. PRAVESH  January 8, 2016

    HI PLEASE
    MY QUESTION TO YOU ALL
    CAN WE USE THE DETOX WATER FOR MORE THAN THREE DAYS WE USE IT.
    WE PREPARE IT AND KEEP IN FRIDGE AND DRINK IT DAILY TWICE FOR THREE DAYS

    CAN THIS BE DONE
    IS THIS ETHICAL
    IS THIS HYGENIC,.

    THANKS

    Reply
    • Gale Compton  January 8, 2016

      This recipe is for one day only. You will need to remake each day, it’s only 8 ounces.

      Reply
  19. Vida  January 8, 2016

    I have dried mint leaves can I use it?

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  20. rose  January 10, 2016

    hi I just try this lemon with mint leaves detox since yesterday but since then I noticed I feel nauseated and even vomitted once after my firrst glass and I feel I not comfortable with my tummy feeling always hungry and acidic just want to know if this ok. should I continue. Is is normal reaction? Please I need advice since I have high cholesterol.

    Reply
    • SkinnyMs.  January 10, 2016

      Rose, Of course if you’re not feeling well or under the weather, stick to your normal routine until
      checking with your doctor.

      Reply
  21. Kim  January 10, 2016

    Are u supposed to eat anything with it or just the water for the whole day?

    Reply
    • SkinnyMs.  January 10, 2016

      This is not meant to be a meal replacement. Drink this first thing in the morning then eat healthy meals the
      remainder of the day.

      Reply
  22. Chassss  January 10, 2016

    Can I substitute the mint leaves with actual peppermint? And for the replacement of the mint with parsley do I use parsley flakes?

    Reply
    • SkinnyMs.  January 11, 2016

      You can sub peppermint for the mint. We do recommend fresh over dried for this recipe.

      Reply
  23. wrapgrl  January 11, 2016

    Hello, my water is always nice and cold. Why not drink cold water in the morning… and what about all day??

    Reply
    • SkinnyMs.  January 12, 2016

      There are studies showing that warm water in the morning is more easily absorbed by the body and is less a shock to the system. If the temperature of the water will have an impact on whether, or not, you drink the water at all, we believe that cold morning water is better than no morning water.

      Reply
  24. Esther  January 13, 2016

    Please what is the quantity of mint leave to be used in a day?also can I add cucumber to my lemon or lime and mint leave water?thanks

    Reply
    • SkinnyMs.  January 13, 2016

      For every 8 ounce glass, add 3 mint leaves. You definitely can add cucumber. 🙂

      Reply
  25. Liza  January 19, 2016

    Hello…i drink this juice but it gives me a head ache till evening…why? I was nervous coz its 10 p.m already but my head ache is still there…what shiuld i do…thanks…

    Reply
    • SkinnyMs.  January 19, 2016

      There is nothing in this recipe that should give you a headache, so it is our guess that it is being caused by something else. Have you also cut back or eliminated caffeine? Perhaps your morning coffee? As your body detoxes, you can experience headaches. They should be gone within a few days, however. If this is not the case, then you may want to speak to your doctor to get to the root of the cause.

      Reply
  26. marwa batool  January 25, 2016

    plz ans my que is it ok to drink mint water ,i just use mints leaves 2 cup and boil it in 2 jug of water when it remain 1 jug i cool it down and save in a bottle at room temperature for daily use ,in morning

    Reply
  27. lata  January 28, 2016

    Hi, when I have this drink through out the day, i feel more hungry and feel like to eat more and more, so kept on eating at least every 30-40 mins once, could some one tell me what is the reason for this and why it causes like that but still i am drinking and eating more… thanks

    Reply
    • SkinnyMs.  January 28, 2016

      There is no reason why this drink should make you hungrier. It isn’t meant to be consumed as a meal replacement, though, so you should still eat a nutritional breakfast.

      Reply
  28. Patricia  January 31, 2016

    Hello I’m not a fan of mint…can I use just grapefruit,cucumbers and lemons?

    Reply
  29. Pooja jain  February 7, 2016

    Hi there can I eat the mint leaves n cucumber infused in water

    Reply
    • Melissa Florero  February 8, 2016

      Pooja, Yes, there is no reason why you couldn’t eat the mint and cucumber in the water, if you wanted to.

      Reply
  30. Chelsie  February 25, 2016

    What if I don’t have parsley or mint leaves can I jus use water and lemon

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    • SkinnyMs.  February 25, 2016

      Yes, drinking water with lemon in the morning will still help you detox. Because mint has additional detox properties, it will simply increase your detox power.

      Reply
      • Azu  April 13, 2016

        I couldn’t find fresh mint leaves is it okay to use dry mint leaves?

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        • Gale Compton  April 13, 2016

          If fresh mint isn’t available use about 1/2 tsp dried mint.

          Reply
  31. sana  June 27, 2016

    I don’t boil it or make it for the whole day.. I make it fresh … just take mint n ginger lemon juice n blend it.. n have it right away..is it OK?

    Reply
    • Kym Votruba  June 28, 2016

      That’s completely okay. 🙂

      Reply
  32. Seraphic  August 8, 2016

    I use fresh mint daily – but a couple hours into the day the mint starts getting brown spots on it. Is this caused by the lemon??

    Reply
    • Gale Compton  August 8, 2016

      If you do prefer the mint leaves be torn, use your hands and not metal. Metal, sissors for example, damages the cell walls and causes the mint to break down faster. This is what typically causes browing too quickly. Also, it’s recommened to drink right away. Fresh is best! 🙂

      Reply
  33. Seraphic  August 9, 2016

    Hi Gale, I do use my finger to tear the leave from the stems. I continually add water to my container all day long. I drink approx. 80 -100 oz. of water a day.

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  34. Rebeca  August 15, 2016

    Is it ok to make water warm first n thn add lemon drops n mint n store it for d entire nite n drink d next day mornin ,would it be more effective

    Reply
    • Gale Compton  August 15, 2016

      Rebeca, Fresh is always best. But, when in a crunch making it the night before will work. 🙂

      Reply
  35. sajida  August 25, 2016

    can i add a pinch of salt or few drops of honey for its better taste ????

    Reply
    • Kym Votruba  August 26, 2016

      We don’t recommend adding salt or honey to the water, as this extra sodium and sugars will diminish some of its value. If needed, you can serve it cold.

      Reply
  36. Ella  September 24, 2016

    Do I need to blend everything together or I should just leave it to infuse in water?

    Reply
    • Nichole  September 24, 2016

      Hi, Ella!

      No need to blend the ingredients. Just leave to infuse in the water!

      Reply
  37. ashni  October 9, 2016

    can i drink it all day long and at night also?

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    • Nichole  October 9, 2016

      Yes, Ashni, you can drink it all day long!

      Reply
      • ashni  October 11, 2016

        even at night?

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        • Nichole  October 13, 2016

          Yes, even at night! The lemon and mint make this water refreshing – which is why is so amazing for any time of day.

          Reply
  38. esther  October 20, 2016

    Do i use hot water when using the dried mint leaves

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    • Kym Votruba  October 20, 2016

      We recommend using fresh mint leaves.

      Reply
  39. Sia  October 22, 2016

    Should I use warm or cold mint and line water? And where to place it in fridge or on room temperature?

    Reply
    • Nichole  October 22, 2016

      Hi Sia!

      Either warm or cold mint and water will work! If you prefer a bottled water instead of line this will be fine. I recommend placing the detox water into the fridge – it’s much more refreshing served cold!

      Reply
  40. Gozirim  October 26, 2016

    I am liking the taste of the favoured water but my concern is its effect on fertility as I am trying to conceive. Does it have any adverse effect on conception?

    Reply
    • Kym Votruba  October 27, 2016

      We are not aware of any effects that this recipe might have on conception, but it is always a good idea to check with your doctor before trying anything new.

      Reply
  41. julie  December 1, 2016

    Can I boil mint leaves add the water to lemon juice and drink every morning?

    Reply
    • Kym Votruba  December 1, 2016

      Yes, that will work!

      Reply
  42. priya  December 30, 2016

    Hi frnds..happy to hear all ur comments.but i am little confused…pls suggest me a exact way to drink the mint and lemon mix…I have to grind it or just soak it..then how much..the quantities etc etc..pls help..coz I want to reduce my weight extremely. Pls suggest me an exact way.

    Reply
    • Gale Compton  December 30, 2016

      Priya, Add all the ingredients to 1 cups water (distilled preferred). The mint leaves greatly enhance the flavor so no need to chop them up. 🙂

      Reply
  43. Crystal  January 15, 2017

    Hello!
    This may be a stupid question, but do you mean spearmint leaves (like the gum) or mint leaves (the ones you can use like basil)?

    Sorry I don’t cook so I hope this makes sense 🙁

    Reply
    • Nichole Furlong  January 15, 2017

      Hi Crystal,

      We’re referring to Mint leaves (the ones you can use like basil). When you go to the store the label should read “mint”.

      Reply
  44. Terri  February 3, 2017

    Would this water hinder the absorption of thyroid meds if taken close together?

    Reply
    • Gale Compton  February 4, 2017

      Terri, I recommend checking with your doctor on the answer.

      Reply
  45. Dave  February 21, 2017

    Does it take the goodness away if you make the drink the night before and keep it in the fridge over night. therefore the drink will be relatively cold in the morning?

    Reply
    • Gale Compton  February 22, 2017

      Dave, That’s fine. I prefer room temperature, but chilled works too. 🙂

      Reply
  46. Fraciah Maina  February 27, 2017

    I use dried mint leaves, cucumber, lemon, ginger, garlic but i don’t use cold things. is it effective if i don’t keep them in fridge. Can i add mint leaves to my salad.

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    • Gale Compton  February 27, 2017

      Definitely! Mint leaves, finely chopped, are great in salads. 🙂

      Reply
  47. Preeti  March 21, 2017

    Tell me one thing do we need to drink it in one go or sip through slowly throughout the day? And also for how many days the same ingredients can be used

    Reply
  48. Lisa P  April 16, 2017

    Hi! As a child, mint grew at my Grandparents house, and we always would go pick leaves to add to our fresh brewed ice tea! I recently started doing this again, then just saw your post. I generally have a jug of room temp water I drink all day, if I know I’m going to consume it all that day, can I make one jug with just the room temp water, mint and lemon with no adverse effects? Thank you!

    Reply
    • Gale Compton  April 16, 2017

      Lisa, Perfer to refrigerate then pour a glass which can set for a few minutes at room temperature before drinking.

      Reply
  49. Pihu  May 15, 2017

    Can I reuse the mint leaves?!?

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  50. Ann  May 31, 2017

    I just bought a peppermint plant can I use the leaves off this will it be the same thing as mint

    Reply
  51. Noureen  June 10, 2017

    Do we have to soak it for a while so just make it and have it??

    Reply
  52. Patty i  June 28, 2017

    I made a pitcher of water lemon and spearmint leaves I just threw a bunch of sprigs in there from my garden I add water to it everyday I keep the pitcher in my refrigerator how long can I keep the spearmint and the lemon in the pitcher adding water or does it need to be changed every day

    Reply
    • Gale Compton  June 29, 2017

      Patty, Fresh always tastes best but it should be fine for a couple of days.

      Reply
  53. Jennifer  July 10, 2017

    Is it ok to have my morning coffee (2cups black) after the 8oz lemon mint water?

    Reply
  54. Ruth  August 10, 2017

    Thank you for sharing. Very interesting indeed. I used to take 1.5 litres of water every morning on waking up but now I have switched to mint, lemon and or lime hot water. I also have basil in my garden and sometimes I take lemon and mint only then in my bottle I put chunks of water melon, then cucumber, mint or ginger and fill my bottle with cold water and I take that during the morning on my desk until lunch time then I take my lunch – after lunch i boil water then slice some lemon add mint and sip on my desk and i can have these about 2 to 3 cups.I feel good, I feel light, and I am seeing very good results every day – i am so energetic and alert. Sometimes I add just lemon and fresh basil and sip on my desk. Thank you. Please keep sending us these natural and organic healthful tips.

    Reply
  55. Sana Bhambhani  September 25, 2017

    Hi,
    Can we add sugar and salt to lemon and mint?

    Reply
    • Jennifer Hanford  September 25, 2017

      Hi, Sana. For the full detoxification benefits, you’ll want to follow this recipe without adding sugar and salt.

      Reply

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