Top 3 Detox Drinks for Weight Loss

Detox done right--and deliciously!

Don’t wait for a special “detox weekend” to cleanse toxins from your system. Give your body a daily boost with these 3 detox drinks that will help you shed inches and pounds.

Here are a few of the ingredients you’ll find in our detox recipes:

Ginger: Ginger is a common ingredient in detox drinks that will help you lose weight. It jumpstarts the metabolism so you’ll burn more calories throughout the day. It’s also long been used to soothe gastrointestinal distress and help move food through the digestive system.

Lemon: This sunshiny fruit is a natural diuretic, a substance that promotes increased urine production so you’re better able to rid the body of toxins. Diuretics like lemon also flush out excess water, which contributes to bloating, and excess salt, which is a common byproduct of eating too many processed foods.

Celery: Like ginger, celery has long been a go-to food for people who want to relieve tummy troubles. It’s high in water and fiber, and celery helps make the body’s pH more alkaline (as opposed to acidic). The stalky vegetable acts as a diuretic, too, so the body retains less fluid and naturally eliminates toxins.

Leafy Green Vegetables & Herbs: Greens like kale, spinach, mint, and parsley are high-nutrient foods that make smart additions to detox drinks. Kale, for example, may flush out the kidneys, a set of organs essential for natural detoxification. Herbs like mint and parsley aid digestion so food and toxins move through the digestive tract more efficiently.

1. Lemon Ginger Detox Drink

No-hassle detox drinks, like this one, are so easy to prepare you’ll wonder why you didn’t start drinking them sooner. Once you add lemon to the water, you can grate the ginger directly into the glass.

2. Super Green Detox Drink

Super Green Detox Drink

From celery to kale to parsley, this drink contains what you need to boost the body’s detox system. The recipe includes apple, which takes the edge off the veggie flavor for those of you who don’t naturally savor green things.

3. Morning Lemon Mint Water

Morning Lemon & Mint Detox Water

Refresh your body first thing in the morning with this detoxifying drink recipe—a smart alternative to sugar-filled processed juices or calorie-laden takeout coffee drinks. It’s super simple to prep, so you can mix a glass no matter how bleary-eyed you feel.


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Amy Wagner

Amy is a writer specializing in health & wellness, business, and entrepreneurship. She's a long-time martial arts teacher who has earned a 4th degree black belt in tae kwon do. When Amy's not writing or kicking, she's wrangling sons, reading fiction, or crushing on BBC actors.

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  1. Can you make a large batch of the morning lemon mint water, and do you really need the mint? What benefit does the mint do?

    1. Hi, Donna. You definitely can make a large batch of the lemon mint water to drink throughout the day. The mint helps by adding flavor, plus it’s been shown to act as an anti-inflammatory agent and helps you absorb nutrients.

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