17 Detox Water Recipes For A Flat Tummy

Detox water recipes are simply a combination of water and some type of vegetable, fruit, herb, or even seasoning.

The detox water, also referred to as fruit infused water, can be made with any combination of things, 2 different fruits, a veggie, and a herb if you like or just some herb and water. It’s up to you.

Plus having water that is combined with other beneficial ingredients by simply just putting them together in a glass, water bottle, or jug vs. juicing or blending makes it extremely low in calories and very easy to make which may be why it’s so attractive and appealing to such a large audience.

Are There Benefits To Drinking Detox Water?

It’s hard to say because you cannot really distinguish whether the benefits are coming from the combination of what you have concocted or if it’s simply the water itself that is providing all of the benefits.

The exact properties of the combination that you are having will depend upon the ingredients and the strength of the infusion at the end of the day.

But if you find yourself bored and unable to drink just plain old water , then infusing it with other ingredients may be a great option.

Benefits Of Water

  • Protects joints by providing lubrication
  • Contributes to the formation of mucus and saliva
  • Transports O2 throughout the body/Makes up 90% of blood
  • Essential for skin health
  • Cushions the brain, spinal cord, and other sensitive tissues
  • Regulates body temperature
  • Regulates digestive system
  • Flushes bodily waste
  • Helps to regulate blood pressure
  • Prevents constricted airways
  • Makes minerals and nutrients accessible
  • Helps kidneys to function appropriately
  • Boosts performance during exercise
  • May assist in weight loss
  • Reduces your chance of a hangover

Have it warm or ice cold, the preference is yours, and feel free to leave the peel ON for all of the ingredients. Just chop up the things you want to add, and throw them into your water.

Or to release more flavor and nutrients try “mashing” up any ingredient instead of simply just adding it to the water.

Please take a look at 17 detox water recipes below!

17 Detox Water Recipes For A Flat Tummy

1. Watermelon With Aloe Vera

Watermelon already has a high concentration of water within it so why would you add it your water? It adds a naturally sweetened flavor to the water plus Vitamins A, C, and B! Aloe vera has both anti-oxidant and anti-bacterial properties and can help to lower blood sugar levels as well!

2. Papaya Juice with Ginger & Maca

Papaya is high in fiber and therefore great for digestion. It can help to lower cholesterol as well! Maca is a great mood AND energy booster, which is one of the main reason’s athletes use it! And ginger is a superfood because of its strong anti-inflammatory properties. Plus, the sweetness from the papaya is a great combo with the bite from the ginger.

3. Cucumber, Mint, & Lime

Cucumber is made predominately of water but has many minerals/nutrients which can aid in weight loss too. Lime has amazing anti-inflammatory benefits, protects against cancer, and reduces your risk of heart disease. While mint is high in Vitamin A, it also contains folate, manganese, and iron too! It’s easy to add to any concoction and can help fight bad breath as well.

4. Mixed Berries

Add any berries (which are all high in anti-oxidants, especially the darker in color that they get) for more taste; ranging from sweet to bitter – the choice is yours! This is definitely one of my favorite detox water recipes!

5. Apple Cinnamon

This was a necessary recipe to add, given the winter season we are all braving right now, with both apples and cinnamon providing a warmth to the otherwise plain and/or cold water you may be having right now. Both ingredients are rich in flavor and nutrients plus taste great together.

6. Grapefruit, Orange, & Cucumber

Grapefruit has so many benefits that it’s hard to write them all down. It has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties plus contains the following nutrients: Vitamin A and C, magnesium, folate, thiamine, and potassium! Cucumbers are high in fiber and great for digestion and to regulate blood sugar levels. Plus oranges are VERY high in vitamin C and for regulating blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels – that’s a lot from only ONE of the ingredients in this mix!

7. Citrus Rainbow

All citrus fruits are high in vitamin C, contain potassium, magnesium, and some B vitamins, and rich in other plant compounds. Besides all of these benefits, they add color and taste to the water and can be used interchangeably depending upon what you already have in your kitchen! Leave the peel on to save time and cut them into thin round slices (as shown in the pic) for more flavor.

8. Cucumber, Lemon, Mint & Orange

Cucumbers, mint, and orange benefits have already been discussed but can we talk about the versatility of lemon now? Lemon is a superfood because it can help support both heart and digestive health, and can be used to control weight as well. It also protects against cancer, anemia, and the formation of kidney stones! Add this to your water along with the other ingredients for one invigorating drink.

9. Cucumber, Lemon, Orange, Mint & Ginger

This recipe has so many ingredients that your water will no longer be boring and will actually taste like something! There are many nutrients and minerals individually from each ingredient so when combined together, they form an unbeatable combination.

10. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar has been having a moment. Actually it has been having a moment for many years now. And it’s because it has so many benefits that adding it to your water (or to a dish) will improve your health when consumed regularly. Note that because it is very acidic, it can harm your enamel, so it is important to brush your teeth after having it.

11. Apples, Lemon, & Carrot

Apples and lemons are great on their own. But when you add the benefits from some carrots to the mix, you get an even better concoction on your hand! Carrots are extremely high in vitamin C and therefore great for skin plus they have fiber, potassium, and vitamin K making them one of the weight loss friendly ingredients within this recipe.

12. Lemon & Ginger

I drink tea with ginger everyday (it’s a family trait!) and I swear by it. Ginger is a strong anti-inflammatory agent that protects against disease and adds flavor to anything you add it to. Mixing ginger AND lemon in water is a great source of nutrients and minerals plus both are excellent weight maintenance tools.

13. Morning Turmeric

Turmeric has such potent anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties that I use it regularly in food and drinks. Did you know that it helps to protect against heart disease, cancer, and Alzheimer’s? The taste is bitter so combating it with something sweet (for example, with some honey or maple syrup) in the beginning is an easier way to adjust to it and make it more pleasant to consume. You can but it as a powder or in its natural form, but may be cheaper when bought as a powder.

14. Strawberry, Lime, & Mint

Strawberries offer many nutrients and because of their characteristic taste, will offset both the mint and lime flavor, making this drink wonderful to look at and to taste! This is another one of my favorite detox water recipes out there!

15. Cucumber, Lemon, Mint & Ginger

This drink is incredibly easy to put together and can spruce up any water you add it too – plus you can try it in both warm and/or cold water depending upon your own preference! Let it sit for a couple of hours before consuming it in order to reap all of the benefits from the ingredients listed.

16. Grapefruit, Cucumber, & Lemon/Lime and Mint

All of the ingredients listed within this title speak for themselves when it comes to the amount of nutrients and vitamins that you get individually and now together as a whole. Remember to keep the peel on to save time, and to cut them horizontally and not length wise for more flavor and added benefits when placed in water. Plus this method will make sure your money is well spent too!

17. Blueberry & Orange

There was only one way to end this recipe list – It had to include ingredients that were rich in anti-oxidants and flavor plus beautiful to look at. Use fresh or frozen blueberries (depending upon the season you are in) and add any type of oranges that you desire for a drink that is both refreshing and high in minerals and great for weight loss/weight management.