Whenever I feel dehydrated and my skin starts to look dull, I make it a point to make myself a quick lemon and ginger detox drink. I instantly feel refreshed and energised. The reason why I recommend you to try a detox drink too is that it cleanses your body, increases your energy levels, improves digestion, aids in weight loss and improves skin’s texture. Plus, if you already have the ingredients lying around in your kitchen, you can make yourself a healthy drink in minutes! Here are a few of my detox drink recipes I’d like to share with you. Trust me, these will give you that summer glow inside out.
The first thing I do when I wake up is drink a tall glass of lemon and ginger juice. It’s not only improved my metabolism, but I feel alert and calm at the same time too. The ascorbic acid in lemon juice aids in cleansing and helps you burn calories faster after working out. Simply just squeeze the juice of 1 lemon and grate some ginger. Mix both ingredients well and then pour some cold water in the tumbler. Stir well and drink up.
Please don’t drink this when it’s warm. You have to have it when it’s chilled! As you know, green tea has antioxidants and turmeric is packed with anti-inflammatory properties. If you have any infection in your digestive tract, this drink will cure it. Take some green tea, add a spoon of turmeric powder and stir well. Place the drink in the refrigerator. Once it has cooled down, you can down it.
Veggies are loaded with minerals, iron, vitamins and nutrients. Hence, it’s only obvious that I recommend you to try a drink out. Spinach, cucumber, celery, green apples, lemon juice, mint leaves, are your ingredients! All you’ve got to do is keep blending.
Apples are sweet and beetroots taste bitter and have an earthy odour to it! Both ingredients are rich in minerals, vitamins and nutrients. Simply cut these two into fine pieces and throw them into a blender. Add water after. The mix should have a reddish colour to it. Garnish with mint leaves after.
A big shout out to lemons and oranges for contributing to the body’s health. Both contain vitamin C and make metabolism a smooth process. They help wash away the toxins from the body and reduce bloating. In a large water jug, toss a few orange and lemon slices. Slice a cucumber and add that to the mix too. You can drizzle a few drops of honey for taste.
I don’t know about you, but watermelons and strawberries are my favourite fruits! They’re so yummy and juicy to eat. I love them because they keep both my skin and body hydrated and nourished. They help lower blood pressure, relieve sore muscles and improve your mood. You need to make a thick paste of mashed watermelon cubes, strawberry pulp and mint leaves. Add water to the mix and drink up!
Increasing your libido like a pro, boosting memory and improving metabolism is what a mango is capable of doing. When mango pulp and ginger come together, you know that your body is going to be in for a treat! Mix mango pulp with water and sprinkle some ginger flakes over it.
On a hot, summer day, don’t drink soda, but choose cucumber water instead. They’re the best, I tell you! They freshen your breath, hydrate your skin, and protect your brain’s health. Slice two cucumbers and leave them to soak in a jug filled with water. Drink after an hour.
If you’re looking for a drink that will speed up metabolism, supply you with vitamins, keep you energised and happy, you’re probably going to enjoy sipping on an orange and pineapple drink. Mix a cup of orange juice with ½ cup of pineapple juice and a bit of water. And just like that, you’re done!