10 Best Detox Drinks
Over 10 tasty and nourishing recipes for detox drinks that support the body’s own detoxification organs. Find out: do detox drinks work, and how to make them at home.
It’s been nearly a year since I shared the first in our series of natural homemade detox drink recipes, the ultra popular Apple Cider Vinegar Drink! Since then we’ve done a homemade Detox Tea, Beet Detox Juice, Lemon Water, and more! If you’re a smoothie-lover like I am you’ve got to check out our Superfood Smoothies and Best Healthy Green Smoothies.
As those recipes have been so popular here, and I constantly get requests for more, I thought I’d round up the favorites all in one place. Be sure to pin the image above to Pinterest to reference later. I’ll continue to add to the list of detox drink recipes as they are posted in the future.
What are Detox Drinks?
We all tend to overindulge from time to time. Maybe it’s a dip into the kids’ Halloween candy stash, or two too many glasses of wine with girlfriends. Or maybe it’s been days, weeks, or years of unhealthy habits and you’re ready for a reset.
Detox drinks are beverages made with functional ingredients that are thought to support the body’s detox organs. There are many ways to make detox drinks, depending on your taste preferences and goals.
Do Detox Drinks Work?
I’ve said it before in all of the recipes below, but it’s worth repeating. Consuming specific ingredients is not going to un-do damage from unhealthy habits, nor will cleanse or detoxify the body. However, I firmly believe that we can use food as medicine or poison. As Hippocrates said, “Let food be thy medicine.” Foods have been used for thousands of years for medicinal purposes.
Detox drinks should contain ingredients that support the body’s own detox organs. The six organs that work to detox the body, according to MGBfood.com are:
Best Natural Homemade Detox Drink Ingredients
- Coconut Water
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Dandelion Root
Activated Charcoal Detox Drinks
This ingredient is often included in detox drinks. You may have even noticed black activated charcoal lemonade at trendy juice bars. I wanted to mention that I don’t recommend using activated charcoal on a regular basis. It works by attaching itself to chemicals, which is great if you’ve recently ingested something toxic. However, it can also interfere with medications and make foods less nutritious by binding to vitamins.
Marijuana Detox Drinks for Drug Tests
Before writing up posts here, I always research what is being searched for, so that I can answer as many questions you may have as possible. One of the most common reasons people are searching for detox drinks is for marijuana or THC detox, or detox drinks for drug tests. I personally don’t use or recommend using marijuana, though it is now legal here in California. As THC is stored in fat cells, it can stick around in the body for 4-6 weeks.
If you’re looking for quick marijuana detox drinks to pass a drug test or detox quickly, you can find more information here. According to Marijuana Anonymous, insomnia is the most common detox symptom. What’s helped me most with insomnia in the past is following a guided meditation before bed, melatonin supplements, chamomile tea, and reishi mushroom teas.
Disclaimer: I am not a nutritionist and make no health claims. This information is not advice and should not be treated as medical advice. As always, wellness related posts are intended for informational purposes only. You can read my full legal disclaimer here.