Cold and Hot Lemon Water Detox Drinks

Hot Lemon Water Detox Drink

This are the best Cold and Hot Lemon Water Detox Drinks for weight loss! Best of all, I’ve recently added more lemon water recipes, so you get lots of options when making your daily lemon water for weight loss.

The benefits of hot lemon water are numerous, and you get to enjoy them all in this 7 calorie recipe. I will also share the benefits of each ingredient, and tips on picking the best quality add-ins.

Hot Lemon Water Detox Drink

Most recipes for hot water lemon tea call for you to boil down the lemon juice. Reducing the amount of nutrients, and cutting out much of the benefits in ginger lemon tea.

But I don’t like to do that, instead I make this lemon and hot water detox drink in a way that gets you all the benefits, without all the excess calories.

This Hot Lemon Water Detox Drink is just 7 calories and doesn’t cook off the nutrients o f the lemon juice like most recipes…

Why You’ll Love this Recipe:

  • Boosts Metabolism – lemon, ginger and water all naturally boost your metabolism, making this a great weight loss drink!
  • Speeds Up Weight Loss – packed with fat burning ingredients like lemon, water, and ginger, this yummy drink speeds up weight loss!
  • Quick Recipe – it takes 10 minutes (or less) to make this healthy morning lemon water recipe!
  • Hot OR Cold Options – after readers requested a cold option, I added in an iced version of this lemon water detox recipe, plus more yummy and healthy add-ins!
  • Packed Full of Nutrition – you get a “whole lotta” nutrition in this little 7 calorie drink. Check out the numerous benefits below!

Hot Lemon Water Detox Drink

This article will supply you with all you’ll need to make hot lemon water before bed, or in the morning. From a shopping list, to a printable recipe card. You’ll find lemon ginger tea benefits, a nutrition label, and more.

To make this hot water with lemon recipe easy, I’ve supplied you with the following sections. Read through them for helpful resources, or skip ahead to the recipe card.

What You’ll Find in this Article:

Recipe Card Uses: You can email yourself this recipe card so you can easily search for it (I have a folder in my email just for recipes!) Or print it so you have it handy, and can make notes. You can even pin this lemon water morning recipe to Pinterest so it is safely stored for you.

Up next, science backed benefits of lemon water…

Health Benefits of Lemon Water Detox Recipes

Lemon water (hot or cold) has numerous benefits! I add in even more healthy ingredients to make this healthy drink even healthier, and packed with benefits. Here are 10 of my favorite benefits of my morning lemon water recipe.

  1. Boosts Weight Loss – lemon water alone boosts weight loss, and with the added ginger, it becomes a super charged weight loss drink (1)
  2. Flushes Toxins – water alone flushes toxins from your body, and with the added lemon you’re also boosting digestion to move out the bad stuff (2)
  3. Better Kidney Health – for better kidney health, lemon water helps in numerous ways, including preventing kidney stones (3)
  4. Boosts Immunity – providing you with 187% of your daily required vitamin c, this supercharged immunity drink is great to ward off illness (4)
  5. Increases Energy – staying hydrated is key you increasing energy. This yummy drink is a great way to drink your way to better health!
  6. Reduced Bad Breath – thanks to the digestive health and hydration properties in this drink, you’ll also be fighting bad breath!
  7. Reduces Ance – with all the antioxidants in lemon water, you’ll be fighting acne and boosting the health of your skin (5)
  8. Burns Fat – this vitamin C packed drink naturally burns fat! I recommend starting your day off right with a lemon water drink on an empty stomach to start fat burning first thing in the morning. (6)
  9. Reduces Inflammation – ginger helps reduce inflammation and is great for menstrual pain as well (7)
  10. Increases Metabolism – water, lemon, and ginger all naturally boost metabolism, making this a great drink to add to your diet if you’re looking to lose weight (8)(9)

Up next, a shopping list and honey lemon tea benefits… ( and a vegan swap too!)

Ginger Lemon Tea Ingredients

I recommend getting the best quality ingredients for this healthy drink. You don’t want to add pesticides to your body while you’re flushing out toxins. That’s counterproductive.

With that said, I recommend organic ingredients whenever possible. And be sure to see the extra add-ins to boost nutrition (and flavor) more in this lemon water for weight loss.

Hot Lemon Water Detox Drink

Shopping List for Hot Lemon Water for Weight Loss:

  • Water – I like to get filtered water for this drink, but you can use tap.
  • Fresh ginger – organic is best, and be sure to get ginger root (in the produce isle) not ground ginger.
  • Fresh lemon – again, if you can, get organic. Less pesticides are more nutrition can be found in an organic lemon.
  • Raw honey or agave – though these sweeteners are optional, honey is great for reducing allergies. Get local honey for the best results.

Special Tip: You can find all the measurements in the recipe card below. There you can choose how many servings of this lemon and ginger water recipe you want to make. It will do all the measurement math for you! All of the ingredients for this honey ginger lemon tea can be doubled or tripled with the click of a button.

Healthy Add-Ins:

  • Lavender – fresh or dried lavender is great in this drink, and can help ease tummy troubles too. Add in with the ginger to steep in the water and infuse it with flavor.
  • Mint – naturally reducing bloat, mint is a great add-in for this drink. Get fresh mint leaves for best results (and flavor). Add the mint in with the ginger and steep in the water and infuse it with flavor.
  • Lime – if you really love citrus, add in juice of 1/2 a lime to boost flavor and (metabolism boosting) vitamin C.
  • Cucumber – especially great in the cold version of this drink, cucumber naturally reduces tummy bloat! I like to add this at the very end before serving.
  • Berries – add a boost of color, and metabolism boosting vitamin C with 1/4 cup berries (your favorite or a mixture) to the water after boiling. Let steep for 10 minutes and then add in the lemon juice.

Up next, how to make lemon water in the morning…

How to Make Hot Lemon Water for Detox

Making this honey lemon water weight loss recipe is easy and fast. All you need is 5 minutes to prep (peeling and slicing the ginger, and juicing the lemon) and 5 minutes of cooking.

I love making this as a morning lemon water recipe. It’s a fantastic way to start the day, and I recommend enjoying this drink on an empty stomach.

If you’re looking for a lemon to detox recipe, this one is both easy and inexpensive. I know you’ll love it as much as I do!

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How to Make Hot Morning Lemon Water Recipe:

  1. Peel and thinly slice the ginger, and add to a small sauce pan.
  2. Add the water, place on a burner over medium heat.
  3. Simmer for 5 minutes, remove and discard the ginger.
  4. Remove from heat, add in the lemon juice and honey and mix until the honey is dissolved.
  5. Pour the lemon ginger tea into a mug and serve hot.

How to Make Cold Lemon Water Detox Drinks:

  1. Add 1 cup of ice to a tall glass and set aside.
  2. Peel and thinly slice the ginger, and add to a small sauce pan.
  3. Add the water, place on a burner over medium heat.
  4. Simmer for 5 minutes, remove and discard the ginger.
  5. Remove from heat, add in the lemon juice and honey and mix until the honey is dissolved.
  6. Pour the lemon ginger tea over the ice and serve cold.

Special Tip: You can find these directions, along with measurements, nutrition and more in the sharable recipe card in the next section!

Up next, a sharable recipe card for the best hot lemon water for weight loss…

How and When to Drink Cold or Hot Lemon Water

I like drink this lemon water drink first thing in the morning, on an empty stomach. But you can drink it anytime of the day!

For the best weight loss results, drink this lemon water recipe 3 times per day.

To boost metabolism and weight loss, drink this lemon water first thing in the morning on an empty stomach, again before lunch, and again before dinner. As a bonus, it will fill you up a little so you don’t eat as much, saving you additional calories.

You can enjoy this drink hot or cold, the health benefits are the same. I like to drink it hot in the cold months, and iced in the hot months.

Hot Lemon Water Detox Drink

This hot lemon water for weight loss is easy to make, and has more fat burning properties than the other recipes out there!

Be sure to see the benefits of hot lemon water above. And remember the honey is optional. Either way this weight loss this ginger lemon tea can’t be beat!

If you skipped ahead to the recipe card you may have missed the yummy add-ins for this healthy drink. Check them out in the Ingredients Section here.

How to Make Lemon Water for Detox

Lemon Water Detox Drink (Hot or Cold)

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This hot lemon water detox drink is just 7 calories, and can be made in a flash.
Unlike other hot water with lemon drinks, we won't be boiling the lemon juice as this removed much of its nutrition. Instead we add it along with the honey just before serving.
The honey is optional, and you could make this a vegan lemon and ginger water by omitting the honey, or by using agave in its place.
5 from 24 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings
Calories 7 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 cups water
  • 3 inch piece of fresh ginger peeled
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1-2 tablespoons raw honey or agave (optional)

Instructions
 

How to Make Hot Morning Lemon Water Recipe:

  • Peel and thinly slice the ginger, and add to a small sauce pan.
  • Add the water, place on a burner over medium heat.
  • Simmer for 5 minutes, remove and discard the ginger.
  • Remove from heat, add in the lemon juice and honey and mix until the honey is dissolved.
  • Pour the lemon ginger tea into a mug and serve hot.

How to Make Cold Lemon Water Detox Drinks:

  • Add 1 cup of ice to a tall glass and set aside.
  • Peel and thinly slice the ginger, and add to a small sauce pan.
  • Add the water, place on a burner over medium heat.
  • Simmer for 5 minutes, remove and discard the ginger.
  • Remove from heat, add in the lemon juice and honey and mix until the honey is dissolved.
  • Pour the lemon ginger tea over the ice and serve cold.

Nutrition

Serving: 2cupsCalories: 7kcalCarbohydrates: 2.1gProtein: 0.1gFat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgPotassium: 31mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 2.9gCalcium: 2mgIron: 0mg
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Nutrition and Calories in Hot Lemon Water Recipes

The nutrition below is based off the morning lemon water recipe above. Each serving is 2 cups, the hot and cold versions have the same nutritional information.

Important Note: As a reminder, at Lose Weight By Eating it is our goal to make you healthier, all-natural versions of your favorite recipes… not all will be “diet worthy” depending on the diet you are on. But they will be healthier versions to help curb your cravings.

Hot Lemon Water Detox Drink

Frequently Asked Questions

Does lemon water hurt your teeth?

Lemon acid can be harmful to your tooth enamel, but you’re diluting it in lemon water recipes. This makes it safe for your teeth, and your tooth enamel. Drinking it more than 3 times a day may cause issues however, so stick to 1-3 servings per day.

Is drinking lemon water everyday good for you?

Drinking lemon water everyday is a great way to boost metabolism, increase immunity, stay hydrated, boost kidney health, freshen breath, and boost fat loss. I recommend drinking it 3 times per day before meals for best results.

Can I add a sweetener to lemon water?

You can add honey to your lemon water, and as an added bonus local honey can help reduce allergies. You can also use agave, maple syrup and raw sugar in your hot lemon water drinks.

Is lemon water safe for kids?

Lemon water is great for kids, though I recommend having young children drink it after a light meal as their tummies can be more sensitive. I also recommend limiting it to 1-2 times per day.

What’s better- cold or hot lemon water for weight loss?

Both hot and cold lemon water have the same nutritional value. The best lemon water is the one you want to drink daily. I recommend choosing your favorite as you will be more likely to drink it daily.

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