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4 DIY Stress Relieving, Fat Burning & Detox Water Recipes

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DIY STRESS RELIEVING, FAT BURNING, AND DETOXIFYING WATER RECIPES

Whether you’re participating in The Blender Cleanse or just looking to boost your water drinking to the next level, these detox water combinations include superfood ingredients that will encourage weight loss, help clear your skin, give you a refreshing boost of energy, and improve your stress levels!

My amazing Dad also got me this awesome water bottle with time markers (haha! he knows me well) to help make sure I drink 8 glasses per day and it’s also perfect to use for my recipes below.

Making a big batch of this and keeping it in the fridge will encourage the whole family to drink more water, which will clean out your insides and your skin, all the while giving you more vitamins and minerals than a normal plain glass of water – and MUCH BETTER for you than artificial flavor packets (i.e. Kick that Crystal Light to the Curb!).

In the summer months, a good mint water is irreplaceable, so try these and figure out what you like best! Let us know what YOUR favorite combinations are in the comments!

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DIY Detox Water Recipes

Detox Water Recipes

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Author: Blender Babes

Ingredients

Use FILTERED or SPRING WATER for ALL Recipes!

    Stress Relieving Detox Drink

    • 5 strawberries
    • 1/2 cup pineapple
    • 1 to 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar*
    • 4 to 5 medium basil leaves
    • 1/2 cup ice

    Day Spa Apple Cinnamon Water (with optional Boost)

    • 1 apple thinly sliced (whatever your favorite is)
    • 1 cinnamon stick

    Boost:

    • 1 to 2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar*
    • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
    • 1/2 teaspoon Stevia or honey

    Cucumber Mint Refresher

    • 10 to 12 mint leaves
    • 1 lemon sliced
    • 1 cucumber sliced

    Boost:

    • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
    • Juice of 1 lime

    Summer Love

    • 1 cup watermelon
    • 10 to 12 mint leaves
    • Juice of 1 lemon

    Instructions

    • Drop (ingredients) in the bottom of the pitcher, cover with ice about 1/2 way up then add filtered water and stir. Place the detox water in the fridge for a few hours before drinking (2-4 glasses per day!).
    • Ingredients listed are for a large 2 quart pitcher, reduce by half to use a 22-32 oz bell/mason jar.
    • All done! Enjoy!! Now take a photo, rate it, and share your accomplishments! 🙂 Tag @BlenderBabes & #BlenderBabes

    Notes

    *If you don't like the idea of drinking vinegar, try using a little less and drinking it through a straw. You can always leave it out, but will miss out on some of the detoxifying benefits. Give it a try and see how it goes!

    HEALTH & DETOX BENEFITS

    Strawberries

    Berries are packed with antioxidants that fight cancer, lower the risk of diabetes, boost brain function, and help regulate and lower bad cholesterol and blood pressure. Berries are also rich in pectin, a form of soluble fiber that can lower total cholesterol levels. Strawberries and raspberries are also a good source of folate, a nutrient needed by expectant mothers to stave off birth defects. Fiber in berries relieves constipation and the anthocyanins in berries repair aging skin.

    Pineapple

    Pineapple contains an enzyme called bromelain that aids in digestion and cleans the blood while also helping in the breakdown of protein. Pineapple is also anti-inflammatory, so this juice is particularly great for those with arthritis or joint pain. Pineapple also contains manganese, which serves to regulate blood glucose and boost your immune system alongside the plentiful amounts of Vitamin C.

    Apples

    The phytonutrients in apples help to regulate blood sugar by breaking down complex carbohydrates into simple sugars that are easy for your body to digest. Apples help with elimination and weight loss due to a high level of pectin, which is a type of soluble fiber. Pectin lowers blood fat, making apples a heart-healthy addition to any juice.

    Watermelon

    Watermelon is an ideal food when cleansing. It makes a rejuvenating blood tonic, as it is very alkalizing, antibacterial, antioxidant, anticoagulation, and serves as a diuretic, laxative, and digestive aid. Watermelon is also a good source of beta-carotene, vitamin C, and potassium. It has half the sugar of an apple, but tastes sweeter, as it is over 90% water!  Watermelon has been known to alleviate depression and helps with hangovers, mouth sores, sore throat, and urethral pain, too!

    Cucumber

    Cucumbers have amazing anti-inflammatory qualities that can reduce swelling, as well assoothe and soften skin tissue. They are also an excellent source of silica, a trace mineral that strengthens the skin’s connective tissue. Cucumbers will alkalize, cleanse the skin, and release toxins from the body, all while providing the body with hydration, as cucumbers are mostly water! Silica in cucumbers will keep your hair and nails strong, refresh and heal the gums and mouth, and lower uric acid levels in the body, which will keep your kidneys in shape. Cucumbers are also packed with vitamins A, B, and C, which will make you feel radiant and energetic while protecting your immune system. Magnesium, potassium, and silicone all combine to heal and refresh the skin, your largest organ, as well as your body!

    Lemon

    Lemon is a bright and refreshing flavor that always leaves us with more mental clarity, but there are many physical benefits as well! Lemon can clear up acne when ingested or applied topically, and also relieve canker sores with proven antibacterial and anti-fungal agents. Any time you’re feeling a cold coming on, sip on some immune-boosting lemon water with honey to keep it at bay!

    Lime

    Limes are high in calcium and folate, and inhibit melanin production, which will leave you with younger, healthier skin! They are also anti-carcinogenic, protecting you from cancer as well as kidney stones! Swap your lemon for a lime every now and again; they’re worth it!

    Basil

    Basil is anti-inflammatory AND antibacterial! It fights against free radicals and protects the heart with a generous dose of magnesium, so don’t hesitate to get a whole plant of it and eat it as fresh as possible.

    Mint

    Mint aids with digestion, nausea, headaches, respiratory disorders, coughs, asthma, depression, fatigue, and acne, as well as giving you some pretty amazing breath! Mint tea or water infused with mint should definitely become a routine!

    Ginger

    Ginger does wonder for digestion and will detoxify your gastrointestinal tract in a variety of ways. For one, ginger improves nutrient absorption by stimulating gastric and pancreatic enzyme secretion and relieves stomachaches, pain, and inflammation. Ginger is powerful: regular consumption of ginger slows the growth of colorectal cancer cells!

    Cinnamon

    Cinnamon regulates blood sugar and improves blood glucose control. Just half a teaspoon of cinnamon every day can significantly reduce blood sugar levels, triglycerides, bad cholesterol, and total cholesterol levels in diabetics. Cinnamon also  improves digestionrelieves congestion, and can reduce inflammation, including relieving pain and stiffness in joints due to arthritis.

    Apple Cider Vinegar

    Apple cider vinegar is rich in acetic acid, which regulates blood sugar levels by slowing the digestion of starch. It is also rich in ash, which regulates the body’s pH levels (especially great if you’re a caffeine or alcohol drinker!). It also helps to clear up skin!

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    Tarashaun Hausner
    Tarashaun Hausner
    Tarashaun Hausner is the founder of Blender Babes®. She credits using a blender daily for helping her heal an unhealthy relationship with food. A passionate advocate for self-care, she is committed to helping others pursue optimal wellness by balancing and healing their bodies and minds. She offers several opportunities to help people improve their health including free challenges and downloads, a gentle whole foods 7 Day Blender Cleanse™ and her holistic mind, body and spirit Slim Down Solution™ Womens Coaching Programs.

    27 thoughts on “4 DIY Stress Relieving, Fat Burning & Detox Water Recipes”

    1. Albie Steenkamp

      Hi. I make a 750ml sodastream bottle with carbonated water. add a squart of lemon. 10ml jamican ginger. 2 tbs of apple cider. I drink that. Can i drink it more than 1nce a day

      1. Blender Babes

        Hey Albie! That sodastream sounds lovely! I would only drink it more often if you removed the apple cider vinegar. I wouldn’t even do that every day, maybe a few times per week – to save your esophagus! ~Tarashaun

    2. These detox water can be helpful to improve digestive health and a good digestive system will really help to reduce extra fat. I will definitely try these recipes. Thanks a lot for sharing.

      1. Thank you so much or the positive feedback! You’ll have to let me know how it turned out 🙂

        ~Happy Blending, Blender Babe Ty

    3. Very Cool! Great Information! Things I NEVER knew existed. Thank you very much for all of the information about each separate health helping item. You have a very Nice website.

    4. 5 stars
      All the recipes are great and great detox. Apple cider vinegar works! It make you feel great with energy and sometime weight loss. Magnesium is the most powerful fruit in this world. It’s the fountain of youth. The first time I tried it was in the Philippines and I could not get enough of it. Anything that has magnesium is a must in my book, but if you trying to lose the weight Red tea works super fast and very healthy. A must in my book!
      Rory

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