Lose weight with these detox drinks

· March 12, 2016
Thanks to its purifying properties, lemon can help us to eliminate toxins and cleanse the body while simultaneously stimulating the metabolism in order to help you lose weight.

In order to improve quality of life, prevent diseases, renew the body, lose weight and, in general, enjoy a sense of well-being, there is nothing better than to do a detox. Detoxing is a process by which we impel the body to eliminate toxins and waste that has accumulated as a result of poor diet, contamination or a sedentary lifestyle, among other things.

By eliminating waste products and cleansing the body, detoxing helps to improve all of the body’s systems so that they can function better. Further, cleansing the body and eliminating toxins is also a great help for those people trying to lose weight.

If you are ready to give a boost to your body and detox in order to lose weight, do not miss out on the following detox drinks that you can prepare at home.

Lemonade detox drinks


This lemonade detox is very effective thanks to the ascorbic acid that the lemon provides. Lemon is a detox food that promotes the elimination of toxins and helps to activate the metabolism in order to lose weight. This drink has even more powerful effects thanks to the properties of its other ingredients such as maple syrup and cayenne pepper.


  • 2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons of pure maple syrup
  • A pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 8 ounces of purified water

How to prepare it?

Mix all the ingredients into the water, let it sit a few minutes and drink 6 to 8 glasses of the mixture each day.

Green smoothie detox

Green vegetables are rich in nutrients and other properties that help the body to detox. This green smoothie combines the benefits of different types of green vegetables in order to improve the health of the digestive system, reinforce the immune system, fight against fluid retention and to help lose weight.


  • 3 carrots
  • 3 leaves collard greens
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 2 beets
  • 1 turnip
  • ½ bunch of spinach
  • ½ cabbage head
  • ½ bunch of fresh parsley
  • ½ onion
  • 2 garlic cloves

How to prepare it?

Place all the ingredients in a blender, mix well and drink it on an empty stomach.

Dandelion tea


Dandelion tea is a diuretic and detox drink that helps to eliminate wastes from the body. It fights against fluid retention and supports a weight loss diet. It is characterized by its high content of vitamin A, potassium, iron and calcium. It protects the liver and kidneys by improving their function.


  • 6 tablespoons of dried dandelion root
  • 12 tablespoons of fresh dandelion leaves
  • 1 liter (32 ounces) of purified water, boiled

How to prepare it?

Mix all the ingredients into the water as it is boiling, then let it sit for 10 minutes and drink the infusion throughout the day.

Cranberry juice

The juice from fresh cranberries is a delicious drink and a great aid to detox the body. In addition, according to the specialists at the Mayo Clinic (United States), there are tests proving that the regular consumption of cranberry juice helps to prevent urinary tract infections and ulcers in healthy people. This drink contains vitamin C, antioxidants and minerals, and other nutrients which are key to detoxing.


  • 16 ounces of pure cranberry juice
  • 1 tablespoon of apple pectin and psyllium fiber (Plantago psyllium)
  • 1 glass of water

How to prepare it?

Dilute one part of the pure cranberry juice in a glass of water and then add 1 tablespoon of apple pectin and psyllium fiber. Whisk all the ingredients and drink the juice while it’s fresh.

Orange and apple juice


This delicious juice is a great aid for those who want to lose weight since, in addition to helping with detox, it also promotes digestion and provide a sense of fullness (satiety) which helps avoid the excessive consumption of calories.


  • 4 oranges
  • 1 apple
  • ½ liter (16 ounces) of miner water

How to prepare it?

Extract the juice from the apple and set it aside. Then, squeeze the oranges and mix this juice with the apple juice. Place the juices and water in a blender and mix well. Drink it immediately.


These weight loss detox drinks are a great help to burn fat, as long as they are accompanied by a healthy diet and exercise. By drinking these juices regularly you will notice improve digestion and better control of your food cravings.