A list of my favorites easy to made Detox Waters Recipes to make at home to purify and cleanse our body after the overruns of the holiday season.
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Like every year during the holidays, I overdid the food a bit. Consequently, I feel totally off and bloated belly. When this happens to me, I have only one remedy: I need to cleanse and purify myself!
For this purpose what could be better for this health and detox goal than pure and simple water?
Since the world has existed it is evident that water is the most precious asset we have. There is nothing better and cheaper than taking advantage of this exceptional resource together with the properties of fruit and vegetables.
Qualities and characteristics of Purifying Waters
Flavored waters are perfect allies of detox and cleanse.
First of all, they are sugar or other sweeteners free, then they are naturally clear from calories. The very best thing is that, for that reason, we can drink them in quantities without any hassle.
Obviously, we can’t expect to get miracles from these waters, but if used regularly, they help to guarantee a diuretic, purifying, and deflating effect.
Furthermore, thanks to the various types of d.i.y detox water it’s possible to hydrate our body and promote the physiological elimination of all the waste we accumulate during the day.
Indeed, continued use of these drinks helps to accelerate metabolism and fight imperfections and harmful substances.
Moreover, a little detox aid helps to regain physical and mental well-being. In other words, the regular consumption of detox waters is very useful for purifying the digestive system, accelerating the elimination of toxins, and expelling excess fluids.
Tips for preparing Detox Water at home
To have homemade detox water available every day, the recipe is very simple.
You will need a Fruit Infusion Pitcher like this, or a portable one if you want to take your detox water with you.
An excellent portable bottle option is, in my opinion, this Fruit Infuser Water Bottle. It has a full-length infuser basket for increased flavor till the last drop, and it has a flip-top lid that gives easy access to your infused water. Lastly, it comes with a Water Recipes Cookbook!!
Once you have chosen the container that’s fit for you, just add the water and the fruits, spices, or veggies you like best and leave to infuse for a whole night before drinking.
How to store your Detox Flavored Water
All Detox and Flavored Water can be kept in the fridge, stored in airtight containers.
When the first liter is finished, you can refill it by pouring more water directly into the same container.
After that, however, all the ingredients that have lost their nourishing and purifying principles, so they must be renewed before the next refill.
My Fab 4 Detox Water
Before to give you my favorites Detox and Purifying Flavored Water list, I’m pleased to leave you one last, almost obvious, but useful advice. For a complete purifying effect, in addition to a healthy lifestyle, try to avoid alcohol, coffee, and carbonated drinks at least for a month.
Purifying Elderberry Water
Elderberry Water is a typical recipe from South Tyrol. Elderflower abounds in this mountain area, and during my last trip at Maso Pirchoff, I discovered the beneficial effects of this element.
In fact, a syrup rich in bioflavonoids and Vitamin C is extracted from the elderflower. The result is a thirst-quenching drink rich in antioxidants with a diuretic and protective action on the capillaries.
To make this recipe you will need:
– 1 liter of water
– 18 elderflowers
– 1 organic lemon cut into slices.
Combine all the ingredients in a container and let it rest for at least a full day. Filter the drink and then enjoy it freely. If you are not lucky enough to have fresh elderflowers, you can find ready-made Sambucus Elderberry Syrup here.
Licorice Root & Orange Water
The root of the plant is obtained from the DOP licorice that is produced in Calabria and, once dried, I use it to prepare this purifying water.
The result is a particular flavored water: full of vitamins, antioxidants and mineral salts. It also has purifying properties for the body, treating food poisoning and liver disorders with diuretic and anti-inflammatory efficacy. For this reason, the use of licorice is also recommended during pregnancy. It has the additional effect of being a natural remedy for low blood pressure.
You can find here some excellent Pure Licorice Roots
– 1 liter of water
– 3 sticks of licorice
– 1 organic orange
Cut half orange into slices and squeeze the other half. Pour it into the bowl with the water and add the licorice roots. Let it rest for at least 1 day before enjoying it.
Berries & Mint Water
Berries and red fruits are rich in vitamin C. That helps to strengthen the immune system and counteract the action of free radicals. This infusion gives benefits on water retention, deflate the belly and legs and improve blood circulation. Mint, likewise, helps to eliminate gas and to refreshes.
This purifying water has so many benefits that it is difficult to enumerate them: it purifies from waste, stimulates the metabolism, reduces cellulite and the sense of hunger.
– 100 g fresh red fruits
– 1 liter of water
– 1 organic lemon or organic lime
– 10 fresh mint leaves
Wash all the red fruit carefully and place it in the pitcher. Add the lemon slices and mint leaves. Leave to infuse overnight before filtering it and then drinking it.
Thyme & Lemon Slimming Water
This water is one of my favorites during the winter season.
Thyme, widely used in cooking, is a plant with many therapeutic properties. Since the Middle Ages, thyme has been used as a tonic, indicated to reduce the sense of swelling and stimulate digestion. It also has balsamic and antiseptic abilities and its aroma is very pleasant.
This drink is also excellent when prepared as a hot infusion.
To make this slimming you’ll need:
– 1 liter of water
– 4 o 5 sprigs of thyme
– 2 organic lemons
Cut 1 lemon into slices and squeeze the other. Pour the juice and slices into the bowl. Add the sprigs of thyme and pour the water. Leave to infuse for 1 night before drinking.
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These look interesting. I do lemon regularly in my infusion pitcher. I find it almost addictive!
I am going to try these for sure! I an trying really hard to drink more water and these suggestions will definitely help.
These suggestions are good reminders for how we can make such a simple change to something like the water we are drinking, and help us feel better. Flavors like this helps me to drink more throughout the day too. I want something with flavor in the afternoons. I am curious to try the thyme and lemon one, and now I want to go looking for elderflowers.
Wow love the ideas, unconsciously I use sometimes elderberry or mint with lemon that reminds of mojito..
Wow, these are such awesome ideas – the drinks look super refreshing! I love anything minty, I may try out that berry and mint one x thank you for sharing!
I drink hot lemon water daily, but I like the idea of adding thyme to the mix. I also enjoyed your berries and mint recipe, so I think I’ll give that one a try. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks for sharing the fruit infusers! I desperately need one. Your examples look so good and refreshing!
This is a fantastic article! I feel guilty after the holidays and am changing my eating habits but I am now going to incorporate detox water as well. I am going to try making the Thyme and Lemon Slimming Water. Thanks!