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Feeling sluggish and tired throughout the day is something so many of us have become accustomed to and deemed normal in our everyday lives. However, this may signal an excess of toxins in our body. This is a result of poor diet and little to no exercise. With busy schedules, we tend to care less about our health and don’t listen to our bodies.

 

Are you holding on to some extra weight and want to get rid of it?

 

Detoxifying our bodies helps to naturally reduce inflammation, boost energy, cleanse the liver and lose weight. When you’re in the middle of the day in need of something to sip on and give you some energy try one of these 5 drinks:

 

  1. Apple Cinnamon Detox Water

This water can be prepared the night before, as to make it real simple and easy to take with you in the morning. You can have it throughout the day instead of buying soda or juice at the vending machine. It’ll save you money and give you a lot more vitamins and nutrients.

 

Apples are known for being a healthy food, but most of us don’t know to what extent their health benefits truly go. Apples can help:

  • avoid Alzheimer’s’ disease;
  • protect against Parkinson’s;
  • lower your risk of developing cancer;
  • aid in your gut health;
  • detoxify your liver;
  • protect your eyes from developing cataracts;
  • boost your immune system;
  • control your weight and metabolism.

 

Cinnamon is also a major healthy ingredient that shouldn’t be ignored. It is full of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. It can lower your risk of heart disease, lower your blood sugar levels and have a powerful anti-diabetes effect. Cinnamon can protect your cells from neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s.

 

To make this you’ll need:

  • 1,5 L of water
  • ½ apple (green or red)
  • 2 cinnamon sticks

 

Cut the apple into fine slices, removing only the seeds. Add them to 1,5 L of water in a bottle or jar. Then break the cinnamon sticks in half and add them to the mix as well.

If you want a small kick of freshness then consider adding the juice of half a lemon.

If you want some texture in the water just add a pinch of chia seeds. Leave the bottle in the fridge over night and it’ll be ready to take in the morning.

 

  1. Green Smoothie

To make this smoothie you’ll need:

  • ½ banana
  • 1 handful of baby spinach
  • 3 lettuce leaves
  • ¼ cucumber
  • Dairy-free milk (optional, you can use water)
  • Lemon juice

 

Blend all the ingredients together and take it with you in a bottle. To make it perfect, you need a good blender, try this one.

 

Besides being rich in so many vitamins and nutrients, bananas are a great aid in lowering blood sugar levels, improving digestive health and improving kidney and heart health. With its high amounts of fiber, and low calories, bananas help you lose weight and keep you full for longer.

Spinach is rich in protein, which helps with muscle growth and muscle recovery. At the same time, it also improves your eyesight, maintains your blood pressure and boosts your metabolism.

Lettuce can be a great anti-inflammatory and antioxidant agent, as well as being low in calories.

Cucumber is also a good nutritious food to add to your diet due to its high water content and low calories, which makes it excellent aid in weight loss.

Lemon juice is a great source of vitamin C, promotes hydration, improves your skin, supports weight loss, aids digestion, helps prevent kidney stones and it tastes delicious.

 

  1. Green Tea and Lemon

As said before, lemon has so many health benefits it should be added to basically any drink. But most importantly to green tea.

Green tea is shown to increase fat burning and improve physical performance, while also improving brain function and reduce the risk of developing diseases such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease.

To make green tea and enjoy all its benefits try to buy the organic leaves instead of the packaged options.

 

Add a slice of lemon and a squeeze of lemon juice to your tea to get all the nourishing benefits it can have.

 

  1. Raspberry Lemon Detox Water

To make this recipes you’ll need:

  • ½ lemon sliced
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 1 cup of raspberries
  • 1,5 L of water

 

Raspberries contain powerful antioxidants, and are full of nutrients and vitamins. They also promote a healthy skin, increase your energy and overall weight loss. It is believed that raspberry ketones can actually help increase weight loss.

 

Add the slices of lemon and half the raspberries to the water;

Blend/Smash the rest of the raspberries and mix them into the water;

Add the lemon juice and mix everything well;

 

Keep in the fridge to have a cool refreshing beverage at all times. Bonus: You can make it look like a delicious cocktail!

 

  1. Watermelon Smoothie 

Watermelon has a high water and fiber content which makes it great for weight loss. It is highly nutritious, full of antioxidants, protects against diabetes, aids in digestion and helps balance your PH levels.

For this smoothie, you’ll also be using mint leaves. These are rich in nutrients, improve your gut health, and aid digestion.

 

To make this you’ll need:

  • 4 cups of watermelon cubes
  • ¼ cup of fresh mint leaves
  • a pinch of salt
  • splash of lemon juice
  • 1 L of water

Just put everything in the blender and mix it up.

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