sassy detox water

What Is Detox Water?

Detox water can be used for a number of different things:

  • to lose weight
  • to cleanse your body of toxins
  • as a refresher and thirst quencher
  • to clear up acne prone skin

Think about all the toxins you have in your body from artificial coloring, preservatives, and unnatural flavors in processed food. Those things are not supposed to be in your body and by drinking detox water, and water, in general, you can clean your system of those toxins by flushing them out with water.

Depending on the type of detox water, some recipes can even help strengthen your immune system to avoid getting sick.

How Do I Make Detox Water?

Making detox water is super easy and only takes a few minutes to prepare. For most of the recipes, all you do is let the ingredients and fruit sit in the water for a period of time before you consume it.

10 Simple Detox Water Recipes

Any of these recipes can be enjoyed on the go, or in the comfort of your own home. They are great refreshers for summer by the pool and are crowd pleasers when it comes to parties, but they can be enjoyed at any time of the year.

Also, these recipes can be modified to suit your liking, so if there is an ingredient that you are allergic to or you just don’t care for, it can be substituted for anything you can imagine. Part of the fun is experimenting to find concoctions that work for you, and if you’re of age, can even be enjoyed with vodka or other liquors of choice.

1. Sassy Water

sassy detox water

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Ingredients

  • water
  • sliced cucumbers
  • sliced lemons
  • grated fresh ginger
  • ice (if desired)
  • mint leaves

How-To

To prepare this water, slice the cucumbers as thick or thin as you’d like. Also, slice the lemons and keep the peel on. Finally, grate the fresh ginger.

Combine all of the ingredients into a pitcher of water, it can be any size.

Let the water steep for as long as you desire, most people steep it overnight. The longer it steeps, the flavor will be stronger and more robust.

Once it is done steeping, you can filter out the ginger, mint leaves, lemons, and cucumbers using a strainer, and enjoy over ice. Or if you’re on the go you can use an infusion detox water bottle and keep the lemons and cucumbers in the water if you’d like.

You can view the full recipe here: https://liveenergized.com/latest-posts/sassy-water-the-most-efficient-drink-for-losing-belly-fat/

2. Watermelon Mint Cucumber Water

watermelon mint cucumber detox water

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Ingredients

  • water
  • watermelon chunks (seedless works better)
  • mint leaves
  • cucumbers (sliced)
  • ice (if desired)

How-To

Put the watermelon and cucumber in a pitcher and pour the water over top, adding the mint leaves as a garnish on top for pictures. Mix the water and let it steep if you prefer, or drink right away. If you like ice cold water, especially on a hot day, you can add ice when you serve and enjoy.

Recipe credit: http://www.foodlovinfamily.com/watermelon-detox-water/

3. Chocolate Mint Water

A lot of people don’t know that chocolate mint is an actual plant. You can purchase seeds on sites like Amazon, or you can go to your local plant nursery to find them.

In order to make chocolate mint water, you must have a chocolate mint plant, or know someone who does and can give you leaves.

Ingredients

  • water
  • ice (if desired)
  • chocolate mint leaves

How-To

This recipe is very simple. All you have to do is put the chocolate mint leaves into the water. You can enjoy over ice right away or let it steep overnight, it’s up to you.

4. Strawberry Basil Water

strawberry basil infused detox water

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Ingredients

  • water
  • lemon juice
  • lemons sliced with peel
  • sliced strawberries
  • basil leaves
  • ice (if desired)

How-To

Combine all the ingredients in a punch bowl, or pitcher with water and allow the ingredients to steep and “mingle.”

Find the full recipe here.

5. Flat Belly Citrus Mint Detox Water

flat belly citrus mint detox water

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Ingredients

  • water
  • thin grapefruit slices
  • sliced cucumbers
  • sliced tangerines
  • peppermint leaves
  • ice (if desired)

How-To

Slice the fruit and combine all of the ingredients into a drink dispenser, pitcher or punch bowl.

Let the ingredients sit and soak in the water to absorb the flavor for around 4-6 hours, or longer if you would like the flavor to be strong.

Serve over ice, if desired. You can leave in or remove the ingredients from the water.

See the full recipe and other recipes from hello glow here: http://helloglow.co/detox-water-recipes/

6. Apple Cinamon Water

apple cinnamon detox water

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Ingredients

  • water
  • cinnamon sticks
  • granny smith apple slices
  • ice (if desired)

How-To

You can add as many apple slices and cinnamon sticks as you would like, depending on the flavor that you desire. The more ingredients you add the stronger the flavor, but we recommend adding 1 cinnamon sticks and 2 apples worth of slices. You can always add more.

Let the ingredients sit and mix together for a few hours and you can drink room temperature or iced.

Get the full recipe here.

7. Orange & Blueberry Water

blueberry and orange detox water

Image Credit: thepeachkitchen.com

Ingredients

  • water
  • a hand full of blueberries
  • sliced oranges with the peel on
  • ice (if desired)

How-To

Combine the oranges slices and blueberries with the water in your desired beverage container and let steep. You can strain out the fruit or let it in when you serve.

Recipe credit: http://www.thepeachkitchen.com/2013/07/blueberry-♥-orange-water-infuse-your-water/

8. Strawberry Kiwi Water

strawberry kiwi detox water

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Ingredients

  • water
  • lemon wedges/slices
  • sliced strawberries
  • thicker sliced kiwi
  • ice (if desired)

How-To

Mix all the ingredients together in water and let sit until you are ready to drink. You can add ice into your glass if you like your water cold.

Recipe from goeatandrepeat.com: http://www.goeatandrepeat.com/strawberry-kiwi-detox-water/

9. Dragonfruit Basil Tropical Water

dragon fruit basil detox water

Image Credit: kojo-designs.com

Ingredients

  • water
  • dragon fruit slices
  • basil leaves
  • ice (if desired)

How-To

Add all ingredients to a pitcher of water and let them sit so the water can absorb the flavor.

Enjoy over ice after it steeps to your desired amount.

Recipe from: http://kojo-designs.com/2015/01/make-your-own-detox-waters-tropical-style/

10. Vanilla, Raspberry & Rose Petal Water

Ingredients

  • water
  • rose petals
  • vanilla extract
  • raspberries
  • ice (if desired)

How-To

Combine all ingredients to let them mull and sink into the water. For stronger flavor, steep longer.

When it’s done steeping, you can enjoy it with ice.

Recipe: http://shewhoeats.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/mostly-water-with-hint-of-summer-flavors.html

Conclusion – Final Thoughts

Detox water is great for people that enjoy flavored water or don’t want to drink plain old water, and it has health benefits too.

You can make detox/infused water out of anything you want, it depends on your mood and the results you desire.

What’s especially cool is that you can even put fruit in fruit infuser water bottles to take to the gym or to yoga, or just on the go.

For more quick and easy detox water ideas, you can water videos on Youtube as well!