Homemade Detox Drink Recipes

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Detox drinks can be used as a body cleanse for many conditions. Detox drinks may be taken to flush the body of fat or just as a general body cleanse. These drinks can be made as a fruit juice or a smoothie. Whip up some homemade detox drinks using simple ingredients and easy recipes.

Homemade Detox Drink Recipes
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Believe it or not, plain water is a detox drink. It cleanses the body by flushing toxins. Drink six to eight glasses of water a day for general health.

Boil leaves of nettle tea with water. Let steep for a couple of minutes. Add honey to taste. This is also a general body cleanse.

Ginger tea with turmeric, orange or lemon and maple syrup is a healing detox drink. Prepare ginger tea as directed and add 1 tsp. turmeric powder, juice from one orange or lemon and 1 tbsp. maple syrup.

Drink green tea as a basic body cleanse and ward off general illnesses.

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Gather half a pineapple, fresh mint leaves and 1cm of ginger. Place ingredients in a juice extractor. Filter juice and stir. Serve immediately. Add sugar to taste if desired. Sugar is not recommended, but if the drink is just too bitter, a bit of sugar is fine.

Take three kiwis and two grapefruits. Add to 60mL of water to fruit. Blend all ingredients together and pour into glass.

Get 10cm of orange-rind strips and two sticks of cinnamon. Place ingredients in a saucepan with 1L of water. Bring mixture to boil and boil for a few minutes. Reduce the heat and boil with the saucepan uncovered. Cool and filter. Serve immediately.

Use this recipe as a liver and kidney cleanse. Mix warm water, 2 tbsp. juice from lemon, a pinch of cayenne pepper, and 1 tbsp. maple syrup. Drink.

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Blend a small green papaya with other fruits of choice and water. Drink this in the morning and throughout the day. Eat alkaline-forming foods with this detox drink to aid the cleansing process. Alkaline foods include cabbage, lettuce, spinach, garlic, avocado, lemon, lime, tomato, watermelon, grapefruit, vegetable juice, herbal tea, unsweetened soy milk and almond milk, sesame, pumpkin and sunflower seeds. Sprouts, olive oil and coconut are also alkaline-forming foods.

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