Flavored detox waters are among the various “cleanses” taking the Internet by storm as of late, and they have good reason to. Drinking 8 glasses of regular water is boring, I know, but adding in some fresh fruits and veggies will not only have amazing effects on your body, but taste SO good too. Plus they look über fancy. What more can you ask for?
The only downside to detox waters is the multitude of possibilities… what goes with what? What actually tastes good together? There’s a little more of a science behind it than throwing some fruit in a mason jar.
Luckily, we’ve put together a handy dandy little guide to clear this up once and for all, and get you detoxing ASAP. Whether you’re drinking to lose weight and cleanse your body or just to keep from falling out in the summer heat, these drink combos will have you feeling the best ever.
1. The Spa Water
The lemon in this delish combo has all kinds of great health benefits, as it aids in weight loss and is a great source of Vitamin C. The mint balances out the lemon-y taste for a perfectly satisfying and hydrating drink on a sweltering day.
2.’Merica In A Jar
Not only does this drink look hella cute with those red, white and blue colors, but both blueberries and raspberries together provide a fresh twist on boring detox drinks. These fruits are also packed with Vitamin C, and are known to help prevent cancer and manage your weight.
3. The Cinnamon Apple
Not only is this a killer flavor combination, this detox water has almost no calories and flushes your body of harmful toxins. It’s great for an extra boost in metabolism if you’re trying to slim down, and also a perfect cool blast on those million degree days.
4. The Stress Reliever
Drink this for an instant stress reliever. The basil is full of nutrients and a good cleanser for your liver, while the strawberries provide you with vitamins and a sweet tang to your drink. Pineapples have natural antioxidants to improve your immune system and digestive enzymes to keep you regular.
Apple cider vinegar is amazing within itself for millions of reasons, including soothing tummy aches and aiding in weight loss. You can read all about the different uses for it right here.
5. The One That Tastes Like Soda
If you’re like me and crave Sprite or 7UP on a hot day, look no further. This detox water is nothing but some sparkling water, lemon, and lime, and will wake you up quicker than a morning cup of coffee. Cut out all that extra sugar you don’t need, and replace it with this. You’ll feel good and look good while drinking something that tastes amazing.
6. Fresh From The Garden
This is for everyone who doesn’t like cucumbers. Throw some slices in with some lemon and mint and you won’t even taste them, but you can still benefit from their anti-inflammatory properties. It’s another take on The Spa Water, to keep you hydrated and still looking and feeling like one classy guy or gal.