Detox Drinks: Best Ingredients and Recipes - Dr. Axe

We all know the benefits of drinking water, but we’ll be the first to admit we start craving something with a little more flavour. However, being the busy bees we are (we know you are too!), we don’t always have time to whip up something extravagant. To boost our water with some flavourful and healthy kicks, we experimented with different foods and enhancements that can freshen up the water and provide a powerful boost throughout the day. The best part about these DIY “Detox Cocktails” recipes is that they have fabulous cleansing and detoxing properties, and what’s a better time of year to purge your body of toxins than post-Christmas. We hope we can keep you motivated and inspired through the whole year to do small changes that will have a big impact in your health and lifestyle. START YOUR YEAR CLEAN, HEALTHY, ENERGISED AND RADIANT!

HEALTH BENEFITS OF MOJITOS DETOX DRINK: Great detoxifying drink. Mint contains calcium, phosphorus, iron, carotene, vitamin C, vitamin B3, vitamin B12, vitamin D, vitamin A. Limes with great benefits for skin care, improves digestion, gout, gums, urinary disorders, constipation, weight loss, natural antibiotic effects. Honey helps to clean out your digestive system and cleanse the blood.

INGREDIENTS: • 2 Litres of Water • 1/2 cucumber • 1 Lime • 1 Lemon • 1 Grapefruit • 1 Orange • A bunch of Rosemary • A handful of Mint • Plenty of Ice • Honey (optional)

METHOD 1. Thinly slice half of all the citrus fruits and cucumber and put in a large glass jug. Juice the other half of fruits, add water and herbs and cool in the fridge for a few hours. Drink the infused water during the day to detox your body. Add more fresh water every time you drink, will last in the fridge for 3-5 days.

HEALTH BENEFITS: They may be little but raspberries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, and cranberries are big on antioxidants. The antioxidants in berries can help your body fight oxidative stress caused by free radicals that can lead to illness. Eating a diet rich in antioxidants can help protect your skin and hair, reduce inflammation and prevent certain diseases.

If you are thinking of starting the year clean and healthy… You better detox your body from all the sins that you’ve committed at Christmas! Especially if you’ve overindulged with no restrains and now in the new year you have committed yourself to a healthier lifestyle, we recommend to cleanse your body before dieting, consider changing your nutrition and lifestyle to encourage the elimination of toxins from your body. This can help jump-start a healthy diet, because the build-up of toxins in the body can actually slow down or inhibit fat burning and the absorption of good nutrients and vitamins. Follow a few simple steps to detoxify and cleanse your body before starting a new diet. You better be good with your eating habits while detoxing with these super cocktails as your body will let you know if you’ve being naughty eating too many of the wrong foods.

INGREDIENTS: • A handful of Raspberries • A handful of Strawberries • A handful of blueberries • 1 L Coconut water or regular water • Fresh mint.