Below, we present 15 detox foods and some great detox recipes, such as warm soups, teas, juices, and smoothies. Besides supplying you with sufficient amount of nutrients, these cleansing recipes will help you lose few pounds as well.
Cabbage is abundant in vitamin C and vitamin K while low in calories. Due to its cleansing properties it has the ability to eliminate potential carcinogens and thus help prevent cancer. The following recipe is effective for losing weight as well.
Detox Cabbage Soup Recipe
- 6 large onions (chopped)
- 2 green peppers (diced)
- 2 cans of tomatoes (diced or whole)
- 250g mushrooms (sliced)
- 1 bunch celery (chopped)
- 1/2 head cabbage (chopped)
- 3 carrots (sliced)
- 1 package dry onion soup mix
- Cayenne pepper, curry powder or mixed herbs (optional)
First, sauté the chopped onions in a large pot by spraying some oil. Add the green peppers and heat for a minute. Then, add the sliced carrots, cabbage leaves, mushrooms, and celery. Add 12 cups of water and cook over a medium heat until the soup has the right consistency.
Honey is well known for its antibacterial and antifungal properties. Only a teaspoon of honey and ACV in the morning can go a long way!
Honey and Cinnamon Tea
Add half a teaspoon of cinnamon into a cup of boiled water and allow it to steep for about 20 minutes. Then, add a teaspoon of raw honey. This tea should be consumed in the morning about half an hour before having breakfast.
Honey and Lemon
Take a teaspoon of raw honey and mix it with two teaspoons of lemon juice into a glass of room temperature water. This water should be consumed in the morning on an empty stomach and during the day after meals.
Due to the fact that lemons are abundant in vitamin C and antioxidants, they are the ideal produce when it comes to flushing toxins from the body. To alkalize your body and get rid of the few extra pounds, drink water with a squeeze of fresh lemon on a daily basis and on an empty stomach.
- 1 (8 oz) glass of warm filtered water
- ½ of a freshly squeezed lemon
Simply, squeeze a fresh lemon juice into a glass with warm filtered water, stir, and drink.
Besides being an excellent source of good fats, avocados possess antioxidants which help prevent certain forms of cancer. Moreover, the folate content in avocado promotes a healthy heart and prevents stroke.
Blueberry + Avocado Detox Smoothie
- 1 banana
- 1 avocado
- 1 cucumber
- 1 handful spinach
- 1 cup blueberries
- Coconut water
Simply combine all the ingredients in a blender to create a smooth and homogenous mixture.
Cranberries provide numerous health benefits, including their ability to prevent urinary tract infections and flush out toxins from the body.
Cranberry and Berry Detox Juice
- ½ cup coconut water
- ¼ cup fresh cranberries
- ¼ cup fresh blueberries
- ¼ cup fresh blackberries or raspberries
Combine all the ingredients in a blender and jump-start your day with this amazing smoothie!
Cranberry Detox Water
- 8 ounces purified water
- ½ cup fresh cranberries, crushed
Crush the cranberries and add theme into a glass with purified water. Let it sit for half an hour.
Blueberries are known are a detox superfood due to the many detoxifying antioxidants they contain.
Pineapple Blueberry Green Detox Smoothie
This recipe is perfect for people on a green smoothie diet for weight loss! In a blender, toss in 1 cup baby spinach, 1 cup pineapple chunks, ½ cup plain Greek yogurt, 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, a dash of turmeric, 2 teaspoons chia seeds (or flaxseed meal), 1 small piece of ginger root, the juice from ½ a lemon, ½ cup liquid (water, any kind of milk or juice) and 2 cups frozen blueberries. Makes 2 servings. Each serving is about 150 calories with only 2 grams of fat, 34 grams carbohydrate and 3 grams of protein.
Besides their ability to help flush out toxins, cucumbers possess anti-inflammatory properties as well.
Green Detox Juice
- 1 cucumber
- 1 lemon
- 3 apples
- 5 stalks of spinach or kale
Wash all the ingredients thoroughly and put them into a juicer.
Cucumber Detox Water
- 24 ounces of ice-cold water
- 3-5 slices of cucumber
- ½ lemon
- Few mint leaves
- Peeled sliced ginger
Put all the ingredients to water and let them soak overnight in the fridge. Drink the detox water in the morning on an empty stomach.
Being abundant in calcium, antioxidants, iron, vitamin A, C, and K, kale acts as amazing anti-cancer food and anti-inflammatory agent. It also helps detoxify the liver and helps protect the heart.
– 1 cup coconut water
– 1 handful of baby kale
– ½ apple
Put all the ingredients into a blender and blend into a creamy detox smoothie.
Grapefruit can be consumed as a freshly squeezed juice:
Grapefruit Citrus Detox Juice
- 1 Grapefruit
- 1 Lemon
- 2 Oranges
Cut all the ingredients into halves and squeeze out the juice. Finally, mix all the juices and drink!
Another option is to make a salad using grapefruit, kale, lemon juice, and olive oil to get the most of the detox properties of grapefruit.
Ginger is another anti-inflammatory food with ability to accelerate the movement of food through the intestines.
Lemon Ginger Detox Drink
- ½ inch knob of ginger root
- 12-ounce water, at room temperature
- Juice of ½ lemon
Grate the ginger with a zester and add it into a cup of water and lemon juice.
Beets are high in both folic acid and antioxidants, both of which protect and support the liver while detoxifying the body.
- 1 small beet
- 2 apples
- 1 handful of kale
- 2 carrots
Run all ingredients through the juicer and serve. As simple as that!
Garlic is definitely one of the best produce to help cleanse viruses, harmful bacteria, and intestinal worms from the body.
- The consumption of two to four garlic cloves on a daily basis is enough to help support the body as it detoxifies itself.
- Add garlic to your favorite meals, either crushed or sliced.
- Crush or grate raw garlic and soak it in olive oil to sprinkle over salads or use with pasta.
13. Coconut Oil
A coconut oil cleanse has been long used method which replaces regular food with coconut oil for about 3 to 7 days.
Jump-start your day with two tablespoons of virgin coconut oil and take one or two tablespoons during the day.
- Introduce a healthy nutritious diet after undergoing the coconut oil detox
- Drink 8 to 12 glasses of water during your detox
14. Green Tea
Green tea detox is an amazing way to get the antioxidants you need each day as well as to boost the overall health.
Green Tea Spiced Tonic
- 8 ounces Purified Water, near boiling
- 1 bag Green Tea
- 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric
- 1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon
Add all the ingredients into a cup and pour the water over them. Steep the tea and remove the teabag once the spices are fully dissolved.
This detox drink will boost metabolism and help you lose weight.
- 1 cup water
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tsp cinnamon powder
Add the cinnamon into a cup of boiling water. Steep for 15 minutes and add the honey when the water is cool.
Drink half a cup of the drink on an empty stomach and half a cup 45 minutes after dinner.