25 BEST Detox Water Recipes for Weight Loss

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Detox water is one of the most popular tools for weight loss to come around in a long time, and for great reasons. Not only can you drink detox water to lose weight, it tastes delicious and helps flush your body of toxins. (1)

Drinking water is one of the best things you can do for fast weight loss and better health, and it tastes delicious. It has no calories and fills your stomach so you don’t feel as hungry. Studies regarding water and weight loss have even shown that just drinking water raises your metabolism! (2)

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Water is an important part of any diet and exercise program, as well as every other bodily function you can imagine. It’s a big part of your muscles, and is critical for energy production. If you want to ensure that you’ll always feel your best – drink lots of water.

I have crashed people in weight loss for years, and the very first obstacle I have them overcome, is ditching the diet sodas, and drinking more water. For many, they just don’t like the taste of water, and that’s where these infused water recipes come in. They taste so yummy, my weight loss clients learn to love them more than their favorite sodas.

Ditch the sodas and lose weight fast, make your own detox weight loss drinks at home…

Why Drink Detox Water?

For years I was obsessed with diet sodas, I figured “they’re zero calorie, so they must be good for me” but all along my beloved diet sodas were causing weight gain, migraines, breakouts, and chronic pain!

When I started my weight loss journey, the first thing I did was give up diet sodas. In one week (without changing anything else in my diet or exercise regimen) I lost 10 pounds. Simply by swapping diet sodas for water and homemade detox water recipes.

I lost 10 pounds, just by trading diet sodas for detox water!

As I continued on with my weight loss journey, I started adding metabolism boosting, bloat reducing ingredients to my water, and the detox water craze started right here at Lose Weight By Eating.

I created the Apple Cinnamon Water drink that started the craze. And I’ve been creating more detox water recipes since to help people drink more water, get more metabolism boosting ingredients into their bodies, and lose weight easily with detox water for weight loss recipes.

I even got to talk about my soda to water weight loss journey on the popular health TV show The Doctors! And the doctors themselves agreed, this is the healthiest way to lose weight!

So if you want to feel better, look amazing, and reduce pain, inflammation, headaches and migraines. Then try some of my doctor recommended detox water recipes. I know you’ll love them as much as I do!

25 Detox Water Recipes

These links can help you jump around in the article, and it’s a long one as we have 25 infused water recipes to share. So use these helpful jump links to find the sections you’re looking for, and be sure to see the printable recipe cards!

What Is Detox Water?

Detox water is an infused water recipe that helps flush your system of toxins and improves your health. Some detox water recipes have added beneficial ingredients which help your body in some ways (like boost metabolism), but the main beneficial ingredient is water.

I like to add an array of metabolism boosting ingredients, as well as bloat reducing ingredients. This way you see results right away when on a healthy water diet.

Popular Ingredients in Detox Water:

  • Berries – strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries all naturally boost metabolism. Plus they add color and flavor to your water.
  • Citrus – lemons, limes, grapefruit, and oranges are packed with fat burning vitamin C, helping you lose weight fast. Plus they add a lot of flavor!
  • Melons – melons can add a boost of flavor and nutrition. Watermelon helps reduce inflammation and is great in workout drinks!
  • Pineapple – all the vitamin C in pineapple creates a super metabolism boosting drink. Not to mention pineapple infused water is so yummy!
  • Cucumbers – there’s a reason spas put cucumber on your eyes, because they reduce swelling. Add to your water to beat bloat fast!
  • Mint – naturally cold down on a hot day by adding bloat reducing mint to your drinks.
  • Ginger – this metabolism boosting root also helps easy upset tummy, making ginger infused water great for pregnant women.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar – this supercharged fat burner can be added to all your detox drinks, add 1 tablespoon for maximum benefits.
  • Green Tea – if you love the caffeine jolt of soda, swap out your daily drink for metabolism boosting, caffeine filled green tea. Simply make the tea and chill, then use it in place of watering these detox drinks.

Health Benefits of Detox Water

To prove to you just how amazing these weight loss drinks are, I’ve supplied you with a science backed list of benefits. Each comes with a medical review, proving just how wonderful these drinks are for your health.

In fact, I have supplied you with 84 medical reviews to back up all the wonderful health benefits of detox water! I realize that’s a lot, but with so many amazing health benefits, there comes a lot of amazing medical research.

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10 Benefits of Detox Water:

  1. Boosts Weight Loss – Drinking more water will help boost weight loss. By adding fruit, herbs and vegetables that also aid in weight loss you are making the drinks more helpful to weight loss (3)
  2. Increases Metabolism – Infused waters can help boost your metabolism by 30% (4)
  3. Helps Calm your Mood – Increasing your water intake naturally boosts your mood! (5)
  4. Reduces Constipation – Drinking more water helps reduce constipation (6)
  5. Boosts Immunity – Drinking water infused with fruit such as lemons, limes, oranges, grapefruit, and strawberries can boost immunity (7)
  6. Increases Energy – Drinking more water and infused water can help increase energy (8)
  7. Reduces Hunger – By drinking more weight loss water drinks, you can naturally decrease hunger (9)
  8. Reduces Headaches – Dehydration due to low water intake can result in headaches. Drinking more infused water can help ward off headaches (10)
  9. Lowers Depression – Depression can be reduced with the help of infused water and more water intake (11)
  10. Boosts Brain Health in Children – These infused water recipes are great for your kid’s growing brains (12)

How Often and When Should you Drink Detox Waters?

Detox water recipes are meant to be enjoyed anytime of the day. They help you drink more water and cut out chemicals and artificial sweeteners by giving you a healthy alternative to diet sodas and sugary drinks.

With that said, there are times of that day you can maximize the benefits of detox water. Specifically, when drinking on an empty stomach.

For maximum benefits, drink detox water first thing in the morning on an empty stomach.

I also like recommend drink a glass of weight loss detox drinks before each meal. They fill you up a little and curb appetite, so you’re less hungry. This will help you save calories.

But remember, I created detox waters to help you drink more water. So there is no “wrong” time of the day to drink them. Simply enjoy them in place of other drinks and you’ll start seeing and feeling the benefits right away!

Special Tip:  Detox water is great to bring along with you and sip all day as a delicious hydrating treat.

How to Make Detox Water

Most infused water for weight loss recipes are made the same way, however in this article, I do have some detox tea recipes, and other hot detox drinks. So be sure to read the directions for each of the top 25 detox water recipes below.

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For every detox water recipe below, the preparation steps are pretty much the same:

  1. Drop ingredients in the bottom of a pitcher or fruit infuser bottle.
  2. Use a muddler to squish the ingredients a little bit.
  3. Cover with ice about 1/2 way through then fill to top with water. Place in the fridge for 1 hour before serving.
  4. You can refill the container 2-3 times before it begins to lose flavor.

These ingredients are based on making in a 2 quart pitcher. If you plan on using a portable fruit infuser, you’ll want to scale down the ingredients by about half the amount or less for recipes with a lot of ingredients.

Special Tip: You want to add the ice in step #3, it holds down the fruit and other ingredients so you get more flavor and nutrients. If you skip this step, the ingredients will just float on top. If you want to drink it at room temperature, simply follow the directions and leave on the kitchen counter. The ice will melt and it will come to room temperature in a couple hours, and be perfectly infused too!

Most recipes for water infusion are made the same way, and it’s made extra simple when using a special bottle for infused water! If you use an infused water bottle, you can skip adding the ice.

Top 25 Detox Water Recipes

With 25 detox water recipes to choose from, I know you’ll find a favorite below! I added in lots of references to medical studies, so you can find out just how great each of these drinks are for your body and your health.

Below there are 25 Printable Recipe Cards, so keep scrolling for more recipes!

Each drink has it’s own printable recipe card, so keep scrolling for 25 recipe cards, or click the jump links in the first recipe card to scroll right to the recipe you want!

1. Strawberry “Lemonade” Detox Water Recipe

This strawberry lemon water tastes like a strawberry lemonade drink! Infuse the fruit longer for stronger flavors.

There are 24 more recipes below this recipe card… so keep scrolling for more drink options!

Health Benefits of this Drink:

  • Strawberries – naturally boost metabolism, regulate blood sugar, and prevents cancer! (13)(14)(15)
  • Lemon – boosts weight loss, prevents kidney stones, improves digestion and also reduces blood sugar levels. (16)(17)(18)
  • Mint – reduces bad breath, improves brain function, and has anti-aging properties! (19)(20)(21)
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25 BEST Detox Water Recipes

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This strawberry lemonade detox water recipe is easy and refreshing… and boosts metabolism in a BIG WAY! The strawberries and lemons naturally increase metabolism (as does the water) and the mint helps reduce bloat.
Try out this unsweetened strawberry lemonade detox water recipe, and be sure to see the additional 24 recipes below!
Get 24 More Detox Water Recipes, simply scroll to the next recipe card, or click the link jump to the one you want!
5 from 41 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Infusing Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings
Calories 7 kcal

Instructions
 

  • To a carafe or pitcher, add all the fruit and herbs.
  • Use a muddler (or potato masher) to gently mash the fruit and herbs to release their flavors.
  • Add the water, mix together, and let marinate for 2 hours in the fridge before serving.

Special Tips on Making Fruit Infused Water Recipes:

  • Use a Fruit Infused Water Pitcher to make these drinks! The canister in the center of the pitcher will hold the fruit and herbs submerged. This will intensify the flavor!
  • If you don't have a fruit infused pitcher, add 3 cups of ice to the top of the water. Do not mix, but instead add to the fridge. As the ice slowly melts it will keep the fruit submerged longer. This will intensify the flavor!

Nutrition

Serving: 1literCalories: 7kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 0.1gFat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 2gCalcium: 3mgIron: 0mg
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2. The Original Day Spa Apple Cinnamon Detox Water

I created this yummy detox water recipe back in 2012, and since them it has become a worldwide phenomenon and has helped open up a new infused water craze.

Health Benefits of this Drink:

  • Apples – boosts weight loss, reduces blood pressure, and improves gut health! (22)(23)(24)
  • Cinnamon – is a natural anti-inflammatory, lowers blood sugar, and boosts metabolism! (25)(26)
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Apple Cinnamon Detox Water (Boosts Metabolism)

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Originally made famous in 2012 (on this very website!) this metabolism boosting detox water has been shared and tried by millions!
Even Dr. Oz recommended it back in 2014!
Special Tip: You will need cinnamon sticks for this recipe, powdered cinnamon will not work, and it will not dissolve.
4.91 from 11 votes
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
infusing time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 2 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 5 servings
Calories 1 kcal

Equipment

  • infused water bottle

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Apple thinly sliced I like Fuji but pick your favorite (Cut away the seeds)
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick
  • 1/2 gallon water

Instructions
 

  • Drop ingredients in the bottom of a pitcher or fruit infuser bottle.
  • Cover with ice about 1/2 way through then fill to top with water.
  • Place in the fridge for 1 hour before serving.
  • You can refill the container 2-3 times before it begins to lose flavor.

Nutrition

Calories: 1kcal
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3. Slim Down Detox Water

This is a really popular infused water recipe that makes a good all around detox water. The tartness of the lemons is balanced with the unique, mellow taste of the cucumbers, and the sweetness of the grapefruits helps add a nice element of flavor.

Health Benefits of this Drink:

  • Lemon – boosts weight loss, prevents kidney stones, improves digestion and also reduces blood sugar levels. (16)(17)(18)
  • Lime – boosts collagen production, reduces wrinkles, and is packed with metabolism boosting vitamin C! (27)(28)(29)
  • Grapefruit – filled with fat burning vitamin C, boosts immunity, and burns belly fat! (30)(31)(32)
  • Cucumber – boosts weight loss, decreases blood sugar, improves digestion and reduces bloat! (33)(34)(35)
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Slim Down Detox Water (Burns Fat and Reduces Bloat!)

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This is a really popular recipe that makes a good all around detox water.
The tartness of the lemons is balanced with the unique, mellow taste of the cucumbers, and the sweetness of the grapefruits helps add a nice element of flavor.
Special Tip: If you can't have grapefruit due to medication (or other) issues, simply double up on another citrus or swap it out for an orange.
4.80 from 15 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
infusing time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 5 servings
Calories 6 kcal

Equipment

  • fruit infuser bottle

Ingredients
  

  • ½ lemon sliced
  • ½ lime sliced
  • ½ grapefruit sliced
  • 1 cup cucumber sliced
  • ½ gallon water

Instructions
 

  • Drop ingredients in the bottom of a pitcher or fruit infuser bottle.
  • Cover with ice about 1/2 way through then fill to top with water.
  • Place in the fridge for 1 hour before serving.
  • You can refill the container 2-3 times before it begins to lose flavor.

Nutrition

Calories: 6kcal
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4. Blueberry and Orange Detox Water

This blueberry detox water recipe is as beautiful to look at as it is delicious to drink. This detox drink is so delicious it will help you meat your water goal each day, you’ll naturally increase your metabolism and flush your system. This fruit water recipe was made to simply make water taste more delicious, and we can get behind that. But that doesn’t mean the other ingredients don’t do their part as well.

Health Benefits of this Drink:

  • Oranges – packed with metabolism boosting vitamin C, lowers the risk of cancer, and boosts immunity! (36)(37)(38)
  • Blueberries – packed with anti-oxidants, improves brain function, and packed with fat burning vitamin C! (39)(40)(41)
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Blueberry and Orange Detox Water (Burns Belly Fat!)

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This blueberry detox water recipe is as beautiful to look at as it is delicious to drink.
Packed with metabolism boots in vitamin C, this delicious drink helps you burn fat too!
Special Tip: You can use any oranges you like. Navel, blood orange, even mandarin (just double the amount as they are smaller).
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
infusing time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 2 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 5 servings
Calories 5 kcal

Equipment

  • fruit infuser bottle

Ingredients
  

  • 2 oranges cut into wedges
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 gallon water

Instructions
 

  • Drop ingredients in the bottom of a pitcher or fruit infuser bottle.
  • Cover with ice about 1/2 way through then fill to top with water.
  • Place in the fridge for 1 hour before serving.
  • You can refill the container 2-3 times before it begins to lose flavor.

Nutrition

Calories: 5kcal
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5. Watermelon and Strawberry Mint Detox Water

This Watermelon and Strawberry Mint Detox Water recipe is one of my favorites, because I LOVE watermelon and strawberries! They add so much flavor and color to this drink, it’s great for drinking on warm days. And it naturally relieves muscle soreness, making it a great drink for before, during and after your workout.

Health Benefits of this Drink:

  • Watermelon – lowers inflammation, reduces muscle soreness, improves digestion and reduces bloat! (42)(43)(44)
  • Strawberries – naturally boost metabolism, regulate blood sugar, and prevents cancer! (13)(14)(15)
  • Mint – reduces bad breath, improves brain function, and has anti-aging properties! (19)(20)(21)
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Watermelon and Strawberry Mint Detox Water (Reduces Bloat!)

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Watermelon drink recipes make a wonderful watermelon energy drink.
With all the hydration, from all the water, to all the electrolytes in the watermelon… This is one of the best watermelon drink recipes for before, during, and after your work out.
Strawberries are filled with wonderful antioxidants, making this drink a nutritional powerhouse.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
infusing time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 3 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 5 servings
Calories 7 kcal

Equipment

  • fruit infuser bottle

Ingredients
  

  • 4 cups watermelon in /2 inch cubes lightly mashed
  • 1/2 pint strawberries sliced in half
  • 6 sprigs mint lightly crushed
  • 1/2 gallon water

Instructions
 

  • Drop ingredients in the bottom of a pitcher or fruit infuser bottle.
  • Cover with ice about 1/2 way through then fill to top with water.
  • Place in the fridge for 1 hour before serving.
  • You can refill the container 2-3 times before it begins to lose flavor.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cupCalories: 7kcalCarbohydrates: 1.7gProtein: 0.1gFat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgPotassium: 27mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 1.3gCalcium: 2mgIron: 0mg
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6. Metabolism Boosting Mango Ginger Water

This is one of my most popular recipes on my Pinterest page, as well as on my blog. The taste is amazing! The ginger and mango gives this infused water recipe a terrific flavor, while providing some beneficial ingredients to make you feel good.

Health Benefits of this Drink:

  • Mango – packed with metabolism boosting vitamin C, boosts immunity, improves digestion and reduces tummy bloat! (45)(46)(47)
  • Ginger – boosts weight loss, lowers blood sugar, and has anti-aging properties! (48)(49)(50)
10 Mango Fruit Infused Water Recipes

Metabolism Boosting Mango Ginger Water (Burns Fat!)

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The ginger and mango gives this infused water recipe a terrific flavor, while providing some beneficial ingredients to make you feel good.
This metabolism boosting drink has long been a reader favorite here at Lose Weight By Eating, and for good reason… It's yummy, and it works great for weight loss!
Special Tip: You can get frozen mango and save yourself a lot of peeling, cutting, and cleaning up!
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
infusing time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 5 servings
Calories 5 kcal

Equipment

  • fruit infuser bottle

Ingredients
  

  • 1 inch Ginger Root peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup Fresh or Frozen Mango
  • 1/2 gallon water

Instructions
 

  • Drop ingredients in the bottom of a pitcher or fruit infuser bottle.
  • Cover with ice about 1/2 way through then fill to top with water.
  • Place in the fridge for 1 hour before serving.
  • You can refill the container 2-3 times before it begins to lose flavor.

Nutrition

Calories: 5kcal
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7. Raspberry Orange Detox Water

This detox water recipe combines two of my favorite infused water ingredients, raspberries and oranges! Oranges are not only delicious, they provide a tremendous boost of vitamin C, which is an important antioxidant that helps fight inflammation, premature aging, and even helps fight the common cold.

Health Benefits of this Drink:

  • Oranges – packed with metabolism boosting vitamin C, lowers the risk of cancer, and boosts immunity! (36)(37)(38)
  • Raspberries – packed with metabolism boosting vitamin C, burns fat, and have anti-ageing properties! (51)(52)(53)

This recipe makes a great summertime treat, so try making a batch of this fruit water on a hot day and you’ll understand what makes this drink so good.

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Raspberry Orange Detox Water (Metabolism Boosting!)

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This recipe makes a great summertime treat, so try making a batch of this fruit water on a hot day and you’ll understand what makes this drink so good.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
infusing time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 3 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 5 servings
Calories 1 kcal

Equipment

  • fruit infuser bottle

Ingredients
  

  • 1 thinly sliced orange
  • 1 pint raspberries lightly crushed
  • 1/2 gallon water

Instructions
 

  • Drop ingredients in the bottom of a pitcher or fruit infuser bottle.
  • Cover with ice about 1/2 way through then fill to top with water.
  • Place in the fridge for 1 hour before serving.
  • You can refill the container 2-3 times before it begins to lose flavor.

Nutrition

Calories: 1kcal
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8. Classic Cucumber Water

When it comes to detox water recipes, Cucumber Water is the king of them all. It was one of the first infused water recipes to appear at Day Spas and Health Clubs, and a huge amount of recipes are based on some variation of the original cucumber water.

Health Benefits of this Drink:

  • Cucumber – boosts weight loss, decreases blood sugar, improves digestion and reduces bloat! (33)(34)(35)
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Classic Cucumber Water (Reduces Tummy Bloat!)

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This yummy drink naturally reduces tummy bloat and supports weight loss.
It's perfect on a hot afternoon, and has no fruit (so no sugar!)
Special Tip: It’s important to choose organic cucumbers as they are ranked among some of the most contaminated foods for pesticide contamination.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
infusing time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 3 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 5 servings
Calories 1 kcal

Equipment

  • fruit infuser bottle

Ingredients
  

  • 1 medium cucumber
  • 1/2 gallon water

Instructions
 

  • Clean, peel (or unpeeled depending on your preference) and cut the cucumber into 1/2 inch slices.
  • Drop ingredients in the bottom of a pitcher or fruit infuser bottle.
  • Cover with ice about 1/2 way through then fill to top with water.
  • Place in the fridge for 1 hour before serving.
  • You can refill the container 2-3 times before it begins to lose flavor.

Nutrition

Calories: 1kcal
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9. Lemon Berry Detox Water

This is a tasty flavored water recipe that combines a few very flavorful ingredients – lemons, blueberries, and raspberries. All of these fruits add a delicious flavor component to the recipes, in addition to providing plenty of vitamin C, an important antioxidant.

Health Benefits of this Drink:

  • Blueberries – packed with anti-oxidants, improves brain function, and packed with fat burning vitamin C! (39)(40)(41)
  • Raspberries – packed with metabolism boosting vitamin C, burns fat, and have anti-ageing properties! (51)(52)(53)
  • Lemon – boosts weight loss, prevents kidney stones, improves digestion and also reduces blood sugar levels. (16)(17)(18)
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Lemon Berry Detox Water (Boosts Weight Loss)

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This recipe makes a good party water recipe your friends will be impressed with and your family will love thanks to it’s cool colors.
The blueberries and raspberries in the water change the color of the water to a neat crimson/blueish color. With the bright yellow lemon slices mixed in, it looks like a neon party in a pitcher!
Special Tip: You can get frozen berries if they are out of season!
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Infusing Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 2 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 5 servings
Calories 7 kcal

Equipment

  • fruit infuser bottle

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup blueberries fresh or frozen
  • 1/2 cup raspberries fresh or frozen
  • 1 lemon sliced
  • 1/2 gallon water

Instructions
 

  • Drop ingredients in the bottom of a pitcher or fruit infuser bottle.
  • Cover with ice about 1/2 way through then fill to top with water.
  • Place in the fridge for 1 hour before serving.
  • You can refill the container 2-3 times before it begins to lose flavor.

Nutrition

Calories: 7kcal
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10. Strawberry, Mint, and Lemon Detox Drink

Strawberries are a hugely popular detox water ingredient, and this recipe combines them with the best ingredients ever! The delicious sweetness of the strawberries is balanced with the tartness of the lemons, and the cooling mint flavor rounds it out perfectly.

Health Benefits of this Drink:

  • Lemon – boosts weight loss, prevents kidney stones, improves digestion and also reduces blood sugar levels. (16)(17)(18)
  • Strawberries – naturally boost metabolism, regulate blood sugar, and prevents cancer! (13)(14)(15)
  • Mint – reduces bad breath, improves brain function, and has anti-aging properties! (19)(20)(21)
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Strawberry, Mint, and Lemon Detox Drink (Fat Burning!)

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If you pack the strawberries into the bottom of the glass below the ice, and top it with the bright yellow lemon slices, you get a neat triple layer color effect with small green mint leaves mixed in.
This metabolism boosting, fat reducing water is beautiful and delicious. And great for sipping all day!
Special Tip: Get frozen strawberries if they are not in season.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
infusing time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 2 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 5 servings
Calories 6 kcal

Equipment

  • fruit infuser bottle

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lemon thinly sliced
  • 15 strawberries quartered
  • 5 mint leaves
  • 1/2 gallon water

Instructions
 

  • Drop ingredients in the bottom of a pitcher or fruit infuser bottle.
  • Cover with ice about 1/2 way through then fill to top with water.
  • Place in the fridge for 1 hour before serving.
  • You can refill the container 2-3 times before it begins to lose flavor.

Nutrition

Calories: 6kcal
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11. Skinny Detox Water

This is a really flavorful detox water recipe that combines a number of ingredients that not only taste great, but also have known metabolism boosting properties. It contains some of my favorite ingredients: lemon, lime, grapefruit, cucumber and mint – all full of healthy vitamins and antioxidants, as well as being packed full of wonderful flavors.

Health Benefits of this Drink:

  • Lemon – boosts weight loss, prevents kidney stones, improves digestion and also reduces blood sugar levels. (16)(17)(18)
  • Lime – boosts collagen production, reduces wrinkles, and is packed with metabolism boosting vitamin C! (27)(28)(29)
  • Grapefruit – filled with fat burning vitamin C, boosts immunity, and burns belly fat! (30)(31)(32)
  • Cucumber – boosts weight loss, decreases blood sugar, improves digestion and reduces bloat! (33)(34)(35)
  • Mint – reduces bad breath, improves brain function, and has anti-aging properties! (19)(20)(21)

Special Tip: This recipe also makes a good one to put into a fruit infused pitcher since it contains so many ingredients, but you can also pack a good sized mason jar as well if you only need one serving. To make 4 large servings of infused water in mason jars, divide the ingredients between three 3-cup Mason Jars, top with water and cover. Place in the fridge for 1-12 hours and enjoy

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Skinny Detox Water (Burns Belly Fat!)

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This detox drink contains some of my favorite ingredients: lemon, lime, grapefruit, cucumber and mint – all full of healthy vitamins and antioxidants, as well as being packed full of wonderful flavors.
If you can't have grapefruit, you can swap it out for more lemons or an orange.
Special Tip: If you don't like mint, rosemary is great in this, and is wonderful for brain health too!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
infusing time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 5 servings
Calories 7 kcal

Equipment

  • fruit infuser bottle

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lemon
  • 1 lime
  • 1 grapefruit
  • 1 medium cucumber
  • 1 sprig fresh mint
  • 1/2 gallon water

Instructions
 

  • Drop ingredients in the bottom of a pitcher or fruit infuser bottle.
  • Cover with ice about 1/2 way through then fill to top with water.
  • Place in the fridge for 1 hour before serving.
  • You can refill the container 2-3 times before it begins to lose flavor.

Nutrition

Calories: 7kcal
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12. Blueberry Lavender Water

Here’s a really different concept for a detox water recipe – this one includes edible flowers! Are edible flowers good for you? The answer is YES!

Health Benefits of this Drink:

  • Blueberries – packed with anti-oxidants, improves brain function, and packed with fat burning vitamin C! (39)(40)(41)
  • Lavender – reduces pain, boosts hair growth, and reduced anxiety! (54)(55)(56)
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Blueberry Lavender Water (Brain Booster)

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This brain boosting detox water is great for stress and anxiety, and boosts brain function.
It also boosts weight loss and can ease pain after a workout. Try this drink after your workouts to relax cold down, and reduce muscle soreness.
Special Tip: not all flowers are edible, so do your homework first. Make sure to get culinary lavender.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 1 min
Cook Time 0 mins
infusing time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 1 min
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 5 servings
Calories 3 kcal

Equipment

  • fruit infusing pitcher

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon dried culinary lavender
  • 1/2 gallon water

Instructions
 

  • Drop ingredients in the bottom of a pitcher or fruit infuser bottle.
  • Cover with ice about 1/2 way through then fill to top with water.
  • Place in the fridge for 1 hour before serving.
  • You can refill the container 2-3 times before it begins to lose flavor.

Nutrition

Calories: 3kcal
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13. Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Soda

It’s time to break that soda habit, and this drink was created to help you do just that. Read up on how your favorite pop is killing you, this post will give you all the gory details, but it’s not just about the negative, it clearly spells out a healthy alternative.

Health Benefits of this Drink:

  • Apple Cider Vinegar – boosts weight loss, lowers blood sugar, and burns belly fat! (57)(58)(59)
  • Lemon – boosts weight loss, prevents kidney stones, improves digestion and also reduces blood sugar levels. (16)(17)(18)
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Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Soda (Metabolism Boosting!)

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It’s time to break that soda habit, and this drink was created to help you do just that.
With metabolism boosting Apple Cider Vinegar, lemons, and mint, you'll be losing weight fast. All while curbing our craving for sodas!
Special Tip: If you have a soda maker at home, use that to make your sparkling water.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 3 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 5 kcal

Equipment

  • fruit infuser bottle

Ingredients
  

  • 6 tablespoons organic apple cider vinegar
  • 64 ounces sparkling mineral water 2 quarts
  • juice of 2 lemons
  • Stevia or honey to taste

Instructions
 

  • Drop ingredients in the bottom of a pitcher or fruit infuser bottle.
  • Cover with ice about 1/2 way through then fill to top with water.
  • Place in the fridge for 1 hour before serving.
  • You can refill the container 2-3 times before it begins to lose flavor.

Nutrition

Calories: 5kcal
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14. Strawberry Detox Water

Strawberry detox water is easy to make, and delicious to drink. You can find frozen strawberries year round, so don’t fret if you are reading this in the middle of winter.

Health Benefits of this Drink:

  • Strawberries – naturally boost metabolism, regulate blood sugar, and prevents cancer! (13)(14)(15)

Strawberries are packed full of vitamin C, naturally increasing metabolism. They are also a natural anti-inflammatory, making them perfect for enjoying after a workout, reducing muscle soreness, opening up breathing passages and reducing bloat. (60)

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Strawberry Detox Water (Fat Burning)

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Strawberries are packed full of vitamin C, naturally increasing metabolism.
You can add in extra ingredients like mint, lemon slices, cucumber, etc… This is just a starter recipe waiting for your creativity!
Special Tip: To get the deep color I did, muddle the strawberries in the bottom of the pitcher before adding the water and ice.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 4 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
infusing time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 4 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 5 servings
Calories 7 kcal

Equipment

  • fruit infuser bottle

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1/2 gallon water

Instructions
 

  • Drop ingredients in the bottom of a pitcher or fruit infuser bottle.
  • Cover with ice about 1/2 way through then fill to top with water.
  • Place in the fridge for 1 hour before serving.
  • You can refill the container 2-3 times before it begins to lose flavor.

Nutrition

Calories: 7kcal
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15. Lemon Lime Detox Water

Put down the fat storing, calorie and chemical packed lemon lime soda and pick up this fat burning, all natural homemade detox drink.

We love that this fruit water drink can be made at home and even while you’re eating at a restaurant! Next time you place your drink order ask for water and a small plate of lemon and lime wedges. Pair that with a healthy salad and you can call the meal a “win”.

Health Benefits of this Drink:

  • Lemon – boosts weight loss, prevents kidney stones, improves digestion and also reduces blood sugar levels. (16)(17)(18)
  • Lime – boosts collagen production, reduces wrinkles, and is packed with metabolism boosting vitamin C! (27)(28)(29)
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Lemon Lime Detox Water (Metabolism Boosting!)

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Lemons and limes are packed full of fat burning, metabolism boosting, skin clearing and firming vitamin C.
Paired with water (also a metabolism booster and known to clear up skin) you’ll look and feel amazing in no time, so drink up.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
infusing time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 5 servings
Calories 2 kcal

Equipment

  • fruit infuser bottle

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lemon sliced
  • 3 limes sliced
  • 1/2 gallon water

Instructions
 

  • Drop ingredients in the bottom of a pitcher or fruit infuser bottle.
  • Cover with ice about 1/2 way through then fill to top with water.
  • Place in the fridge for 1 hour before serving.
  • You can refill the container 2-3 times before it begins to lose flavor.

Nutrition

Calories: 2kcal
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16. Tropical Pineapple and Orange Infused Water

This tropical drink tastes like a vacation, but acts like a fat burning powerhouse! It’s the perfect drink to increase fat loss and if you drink it while on the treadmill you just might forget you’re exercising all together.

Health Benefits of this Drink:

  • Oranges – packed with metabolism boosting vitamin C, lowers the risk of cancer, and boosts immunity! (36)(37)(38)
  • Pineapple – reduces muscle pain, reduces inflammation, and is packed with fat burning vitamin C! (61)(62)(63)

I love to drink this during and after a workout, it keeps your body burning fat long after your workout is over and also helps your body repair itself, reducing muscle soreness. But don’t let all my exercise talk deter you from drinking this yummy water all day long (even on days you skip the gym) it will even help you increase your metabolism while you’re binge watching TV.

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Tropical Pineapple and Orange Infused Water (Fat Burning!)

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Pineapple and oranges pack this drink full of Vitamin C, naturally increasing metabolism, flushing fat and toning up your skin!
I love to drink this during and after a workout, it keeps your body burning fat long after your workout is over and also helps your body repair itself, reducing muscle soreness.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
infusing time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 5 servings
Calories 10 kcal

Equipment

  • fruit infuser bottle

Ingredients
  

  • 1 orange thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup pineapple thinly sliced
  • 1/2 gallon water

Instructions
 

  • Drop ingredients in the bottom of a pitcher or fruit infuser bottle.
  • Cover with ice about 1/2 way through then fill to top with water.
  • Place in the fridge for 1 hour before serving.
  • You can refill the container 2-3 times before it begins to lose flavor.

Nutrition

Calories: 10kcal
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17. Detox Lime Cucumber Mint Water

This is the perfect water recipe for cooling down on a hot day, it’s also great for a summer BBQ or bridal shower. Try serving this water drink for weight loss in a wine glass with a few frozen cucumber slices, and your guests will think you are one chic lady.

Health Benefits of this Drink:

  • Lime – boosts collagen production, reduces wrinkles, and is packed with metabolism boosting vitamin C! (27)(28)(29)
  • Cucumber – boosts weight loss, decreases blood sugar, improves digestion and reduces bloat! (33)(34)(35)
  • Mint – reduces bad breath, improves brain function, and has anti-aging properties! (19)(20)(21)
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Detox Lime Cucumber Mint Water (Metabolism Boosting)

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This is the perfect recipe for cooling down on a hot day. The cucumber is perfectly balanced with the tangy sweetness of the limes, and the mint provides an almost candy-like aroma giving this recipe a wonderful flavor.
Cucumber naturally reduces bloat while the lime boost metabolism making this a great weight loss water recipe!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
infusing time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 5 servings
Calories 3 kcal

Equipment

  • fruit infuser bottle

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lime thinly sliced
  • 5 inch cucumber sliced into rings
  • 5 mint leaves
  • 1/2 gallon water

Instructions
 

  • Drop ingredients in the bottom of a pitcher or fruit infuser bottle.
  • Cover with ice about 1/2 way through then fill to top with water.
  • Place in the fridge for 1 hour before serving.
  • You can refill the container 2-3 times before it begins to lose flavor.

Nutrition

Calories: 3kcal
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18. Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Drink

Apple Cider Vinegar is currently having it’s 15 minutes of fame, it’s gaining in popularity do to it’s numerous health and detoxification benefits. It removes toxins from the blood and liver and aides in digestion making it ideal for a detox drink.

Health Benefits of this Drink:

  • Apple Cider Vinegar – boosts weight loss, lowers blood sugar, and burns belly fat! (57)(58)(59)
  • Lime – boosts collagen production, reduces wrinkles, and is packed with metabolism boosting vitamin C! (27)(28)(29)
  • Lemon – boosts weight loss, prevents kidney stones, improves digestion and also reduces blood sugar levels. (16)(17)(18)
  • Cucumber – boosts weight loss, decreases blood sugar, improves digestion and reduces bloat! (33)(34)(35)
  • Mint – reduces bad breath, improves brain function, and has anti-aging properties! (19)(20)(21)
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Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Drink (Bloat Reducing!)

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This drink takes the super ingredient to the next level with bloat reducing cucumber, metabolism boosting lemon and headache relieving mint.
With the added cucumber, this drink becomes a super weight loss drink. Boosting metabolism while reducing bloat!
Special Tip: you can swap out the water for soda water to make this a soda!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 4 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
infusing time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 4 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 5 servings
Calories 1 kcal

Equipment

  • fruit infuser bottle

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 lime
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 medium cucumber sliced
  • 5-6 mint leaves
  • 1/2 gallon water

Instructions
 

  • Drop ingredients in the bottom of a pitcher or fruit infuser bottle.
  • Cover with ice about 1/2 way through then fill to top with water.
  • Place in the fridge for 1 hour before serving.
  • You can refill the container 2-3 times before it begins to lose flavor.

Nutrition

Calories: 1kcal
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19. Lemon Water & Cayenne Pepper Detox Drink

If a fast is what you’re looking for, this is the drink for you. Though we recommend a healthy diet as opposed to a fast, we felt this was an important drink to include.

This Lemon Water and Cayenne Pepper Detox Drink first became famous in 1976, in a book called “The Master Cleanser” and has been reintroduced in 2004 in a book called “Lose Weight, Have More Energy & Be Happier in 10 Days” and made famous by celebrities like Beyoncé and Jared Leto who use it to lose weight fast.

With this drink you skip all solid food for a week and only consume this drink, if you are looking for something this drastic (and you are under the care of a doctor) go ahead and try it, though a healthy diet will give you more long term results than a one week fast.

Health Benefits of this Drink:

  • Lime – boosts collagen production, reduces wrinkles, and is packed with metabolism boosting vitamin C! (27)(28)(29)
  • Lemon – boosts weight loss, prevents kidney stones, improves digestion and also reduces blood sugar levels. (16)(17)(18)
  • Cayenne Pepper – pain relief and increases metabolism (64)
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Lemon Water & Cayenne Pepper Detox Drink (Fat Burning!)

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This Lemon Water and Cayenne Pepper Detox Drink first became famous in 1976, in a book called “The Master Cleanser” and has been reintroduced in 2004 in a book called “Lose Weight, Have More Energy & Be Happier in 10 Days” and made famous by celebrities like Beyoncé and Jared Leto who use it to lose weight fast.
The cayenne heats up your body and helps ou lose weight faster… so if you can handle heat, don't skip it.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 2 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 serving
Calories 105 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup water boiling
  • 2 tbsp organic lemon or lime juice
  • 2 tbsp organic maple syrup
  • 1/10 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 10 oz purified water

Instructions
 

  • Mix the ingredients well and drink.
  • Good hot or cold.

Notes

(makes 1 serving)

Nutrition

Calories: 105kcal
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20. Jillian Michaels Detox Drink

Jillian Michaels is a household name, her no nonsense style has inspired many to get off the couch and hit the gym. As a celebrity trainer, Jillian has the experience (and the abs) to prove she knows what she’s talking about when it comes to weight loss and fitness.

Though I don’t know Jillian personally, I do know Bob Harper well. We often work together on the Rachael Ray Show and have helped promote each other’s cookbooks.

Health Benefits of this Drink:

  • Dandelion Root Tea – reduced bloat, breaks down fat, and raises metabolism! (65)(66)
  • Cranberry Juice – packed with fat burning vitamin C, improves digestion and reduces bloat! (67)(68)
  • Lemon – boosts weight loss, prevents kidney stones, improves digestion and also reduces blood sugar levels. (16)(17)(18)
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Jillian Michaels Detox Drink (Fat Burning)

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This lemon cranberry tea is great hot or cold, I love it cold the best.
Be sure to get the correct tea for the best benefits, and search the web for more information on this popular tea.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 serving
Calories 25 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 dandelion root tea bag
  • 1 tbsp cranberry juice
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

Instructions
 

  • Bring the water to a boil, then steep the tea for 3 minutes.
  • Combine with the rest of the ingredients and drink hot, or pour over ice for a cold drink.

Nutrition

Calories: 25kcal
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I know what you’re thinking… and just because Bob Harper is an on camera cooking pal of mine, doesn’t mean know Jillian personally. Though her weight loss drinks pack a metabolism boosting punch!

21. Aloe Water with Lime

Most of us have had an encounter with Aloe Vera, most likely due to a bad sunburn, but have you ever made your own Aloe Vera Water? Just like adding it to your skin can be beneficial, aloe water (also known as aloe juice) is great for your skin and much more.

Health Benefits of this Drink:

  • Lime – boosts collagen production, reduces wrinkles, and is packed with metabolism boosting vitamin C! (27)(28)(29)
  • Aloe Vera – assists in digestion and releases constipation, improves skin, and packed full of antioxidants. (69)(70)(71)
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Aloe Water with Lime (Reduces Bloat!)

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You can buy Aloe Water at your local health food store, or make it yourself with this recipe.
This detox water recipe is great for your skin, and packed with antioxidants.
Special Tip: all citrus is great in this drink, so feel free to change it up and try orange or lemon.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
infusing time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 5 servings
Calories 10 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tablespoons of fresh aloe vera gel food grade
  • 1 lime sliced
  • 1/2 gallon water

Instructions
 

  • Drop ingredients in the bottom of a pitcher or fruit infuser bottle.
  • Cover with ice about 1/2 way through then fill to top with water.
  • Place in the fridge for 1 hour before serving.
  • Mix well before serving.
  • You can refill the container 2-3 times before it begins to lose flavor.

Nutrition

Calories: 10kcal
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22. Citrus Cucumber Detox Water

Trying to beat the summer heat? This cooling detox drink will cool you down and help you look hot in your summer clothes!

Health Benefits of this Drink:

  • Oranges – packed with metabolism boosting vitamin C, lowers the risk of cancer, and boosts immunity! (36)(37)(38)
  • Lemon – boosts weight loss, prevents kidney stones, improves digestion and also reduces blood sugar levels. (16)(17)(18)
  • Cucumber – boosts weight loss, decreases blood sugar, improves digestion and reduces bloat! (33)(