Juice is a healthy alternative to soda and other sweet drinks, isn’t it?
It can be: juice prepared at home using fresh fruits and vegetables is incredibly nutritious, especially if you prepare it as a smoothie. It can even help your body eliminate toxic substances. In contrast, store-bought juice is typically filled with harmful additives like sugar, preservatives, and flavoring agents.
What is a Detox?
Every day your body is exposed to toxins through the air you breathe, the foods you eat, and the thoughts you entertain.
Detoxification is the process by which your body naturally identifies, neutralizes, and eliminates these unhealthy substances.
Examples of toxins include high fructose corn syrup, sugar, processed foods, heavy metals, medications, pesticides, herbicides, and other household chemicals (1).
Toxins accumulate in your fat cells and stay there, where they can cause disease.
22 Detox Juice Recipes
If you don’t have a juice machine at home, simply use your blender to combine the ingredients, adding a bit of water if needed. Once well combined, use a fine mesh strainer to collect the fiber, which you can then add to baked goods in the future.
You can also keep the fiber in your juice to feed the good bacteria in your gut and help your liver eliminate toxins by absorbing bile.
1. Pomegranate, Lemon, and Pineapple
Pomegranates are naturally sweet and flavorful, making them a wonderful addition to any smoothie. Plus this fruit is high in anti-aging antioxidants as well as a treasure trove of vitamins and minerals. In fact, pomegranate contains more antioxidants than green tea (2).
Add a bit pineapple for your daily dose of bromelain and a bit of lemon to balance out of the sweetness of the other fruits.
2. Green Juice
Green juices are all the rage when it comes weight loss and healing diets. There are many recipes out there but this one is not only nutritious, it’s delicious.
Cucumbers, collard greens, and spinach supply iron, vitamin K, vitamin A, and cancer-fighting sulfur compounds while lemon supplies vitamin C, which helps your body absorb iron (3,4).
3. Green Smoothie
This recipe is similar to the one above, but instead of being juiced, the ingredients are blended together.
To get the right consistency, add 1 ½ cup of coconut water and add a few more fruits and vegetables. You can customize your smoothie to suit your taste.
Like any other item on this list, make sure to drink the juice the day you make it to ensure the best nutritional profile possible, as some nutrients die in the hours after being processed.
4. Spicy Green Juice
Unlike the two recipes above, this easy juice contains a touch of ginger, which fights inflammation and improves digestion (5).
Since most of the ingredients used are bitter and alkalinizing, feel free to add a bit of maple syrup to make it easier to swallow.
5. Lemon Water
If you feel overwhelmed at the thought of making fresh juice every day, this detox drink is just for you! A big part of detoxifying your system is to stay hydrated, so it’s important to drink water first thing in the morning to help your body flush out all the toxins it gathered overnight to be eliminated.
To give your water some flavor and make it more alkaline, squeeze half a lemon into a tall glass of water every morning and drink it on an empty stomach before breakfast.
6. Fruity Detox Water
While lemon is a great addition to water, there are plenty of ways to dress it up and make it even more appealing. This recipe is a great substitute to popular summer cocktails and sugary drinks.
Simply slice some kiwi fruit and strawberries and place them in a chilled carafe of water for a few hours. You can also add oranges, cherries, or mint to give it even more flair.
7. Beets, Carrot, and Ginger
This yummy juice helps keep you full in between meals, curbing your cravings and supporting your weight loss efforts.
All you need is some water, a large beetroot, two carrots, one small cucumber, and one small piece of ginger. Find the recipe here.
8. Fat-Burning Water
Vinegar isn’t exactly what most people think of when they hear “weight loss” but that’s the key ingredient in this detoxifying drink.
Apple cider vinegar helps prevent inflammation in your joints, alkalizes your body, and improves digestion. Combined with apple, cinnamon and lemon, you’ll barely taste the vinegar, so don’t be scared to it a try! If it’s still too strong, add a spoonful of honey.
9. Cucumber Detox Water
This simple water is perfect for anyone who can’t quite handle the acidity of lemon water. Simply combine the flavored water with a few slices of cucumber and a few mint leaves for a refreshing way to clear out toxins. More detailed instruction available here.
10. New Year Water
New Year’s is always a time for new habits and healthy changes, so it’s only natural that this recipe is named after this popular holiday.
To feel like a whole new person every morning, detox your body with this party mix of fruit. All you need is few raspberries, some slices of lemon, lime, and grapefruit as well as some cucumbers, pears, and a few mint leaves.
11. Festive Cocktail
This drink takes your New Year’s resolutions to a whole new level by providing a quick and simple way to eat your fruits and veggies every day. It’s so good that you can even serve it as a cocktail during your holiday parties.
Fresh, filling, and sweet, this juice will make you never want to reach for an unhealthy snack ever again.
12. Rainbow Juice
What’s better than tomato juice? A whole rainbow of savory vegetables! This garden cocktail contains so many healing foods that it’s like a multivitamin in a glass.
The only color missing in this lineup is purple, but blueberries don’t quite compliment the ingredients in this drink, so save them for the next recipe in this list.
13. Blackberry and Orange
For this drink, grab all your favorite berries and blend them with citrus fruits like oranges and tangerines. There’s no better way to pack on the antioxidants and vitamins than this delicious recipe. In the summer months, pour this juice in popsicle molds to a healthy snack!
14. Banana, Avocado, and Dates
Instead of heading over to the nearest drive-through for a quick on-the-go breakfast, make this smoothie in the morning and take it with you on your morning commute!
Chock-full of nutritious and filling ingredients, this drink will keep you full throughout the day while providing protein, calcium, fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, and potassium. Click here for the recipe.
15. Golden Detox Drink
Similar to golden milk, this turmeric-filled drink is spicy and healing. Other superfoods, like ginger and cayenne pepper also make an appearance in this recipe.
Turmeric helps relieve inflammation and kicks your metabolism into overdrive to help your body burn fat and release trapped toxins.
16. Blueberry Smoothie
This berry smoothie is a little more old school than the one above, replacing citrus fruits for the ever-classic banana. This makes the smoothie more thick and creamy.
Drink it on its own or sprinkle with toasted almonds and oats and combine with yogurt for a well-balanced breakfast.
17. Orange Juice
Unlike its name may lead you to believe, this recipe doesn’t contain any oranges, but the final result is a bright orange-colored juice.
This drink will help support your eyesight and improve your heart health with its high levels of carotenoids and quercetin (6). Find out how to make it here.
18. Watermelon Water
This yummy watermelon water is just right in terms of sweetness and flavor, but feel free to add honeydew or cantaloupe to make it even better!
19. Pineapple Spa Water
Feel like you’re on the beach, even in the winter by making this tropical detox water. For even better results, skip the sugar and just stick to the fruit! See the recipe here.
20. Pizza Drink
No, this isn’t a blended up pizza, it’s a combination of delicious pizza toppings is an easy-to-eat format.
Peppers supply carotenoids while tomatoes contain cancer-fighting lycopene to start your day on the right foot. Drink it after a workout to nourish your body and keep you in fat-burning mode! Find out how to make it here.
21. Spring Detox Drink
The key to the success of this yummy drink is flaxseed, a small but mighty seed full of fiber that also contains lignans, which feed your healthy gut bacteria . Lignans also play a role in preventing of hormone-associated cancers, osteoporosis, and cardiovascular disease (7).
22. Honey and Lemon Juice
Last, but not least, is one of the most quick and effective drinks on the planet. All you need is an inch of fresh grated ginger root, a teaspoon of honey, and a tablespoon of fresh lemon juice. Voilà ! A no-fuss way to get great detox results!