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By now you’ve probably heard all the amazing benefits of drinking detox water. And now you want to try it for yourself. We’re super excited for you, so we decided to share our favorite detox water recipes with you. You’re welcome :-).

How to make detox water

Before we dive into the recipes here are a few pointers to bear in mind.

  • It’s a good idea to make the detox water at least 2-4 hours before you’re ready to drink it. That way you give it time to absorb the flavor of the ingredients you add. The most common practice is to make it overnight for drinking the next day.
  • Make a jar/bottle at a time then consume it throughout the day. This will ensure that you get your required daily intake of water, but you’ll have fun doing it.
  • You should aim to finish the bottle/jar of water within 24 hours as detox water that sits for too long will begin to taste funny as the fruits and other ingredients deteriorate.
  • You can refill the pitcher with water once or twice without the ingredients losing flavor.
  • Exact measurements are not necessary. It’s perfectly fine to estimate.
  • All the recipes below are for a 64 oz (2-quart) pitcher.
  • Add the ingredients to the pitcher first then add water and refrigerate for a minimum of 4 hours.

 

Citrus-Mint Detox Water

Citrus fruits are a great option for detox waters as they are natural detoxifiers, while mint aids with digestion.

1 Orange, thinly sliced
1 Lemon, thinly sliced
10 Mint leaves, lightly chopped

 

 

Strawberry & Lime Detox Water

The combination of berries with lime give this detox water a great summery flavor. It also helps that cleanses and detoxes while saving you in the summer heat.

2 Limes, thinly sliced
12 Strawberries, cut in half

 

 

 Berry-Mint Detox Water

This Berry-Mint detox water is another great choice for the summer. The antioxidants found in berries have many cleansing properties and the berry flavor pairs beautifully with mint.

10 Strawberries, cut in half
12 Blueberries
10 Mint leaves, lightly chopped

 

 

 Minty-Lemon Detox Water

The lemon/mint combination is a classic detox water choice. Lemon is a natural detoxifier, while mint is great for digestion and has a soothing effect.

2 Lemons, thinly sliced
10 Mint leaves, lightly chopped

 

 

Cucumber & Mint Detox Water

Cucumber is another common choice for detox waters, and with good reason. It’s an anti-inflammatory and also has rehydration properties (which is great since our goal is to detox while staying hydrated all in one fell swoop).

1 Cucumber, sliced
10 Mint leaves, lightly chopped

 

Aloe Vera Detox Water

Aloe vera is known to help with circulation, digestion, detox and weight loss among many other things. It is definitely a super healthy ingredient to always have in your arsenal. Because it’s not the most pleasant tasting thing on the planet we paired it with lemon to improve the taste of the water.

4 tablespoons Aloe Vera Gel
1 Lemon, sliced

 

We’d love to hear which one is your favorite. So give them a try and let us know in the comments.
Happy detoxing!

 

 

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