This detox drink can help kickstart your metabolism, increase energy, rev up your digestive system and give your immune system a boost.
That’s pretty impressive for a tea that costs less than a buck per cup and takes less than 5 minutes to make. It’s our kind of drink: simple, cost-effective and immune boosting!
When you start your day with this detox drink, you’ll replace toxins with vitamins, minerals and enzymes (which is why it’s part of our daily diet!). Whether you need to restart after a night of sugary cocktails, you’ve been hit with the common cold, suffer from seasonal allergies or are just looking for a kickstart to your day, this refreshing drink will cleanse and revitalize so you can get back on track!
Why these five ingredients work
This healthy detox drink contains five essential ingredients to help flush your system and give your body a fresh start.
Raw honey: Did you know that high-quality honey can have incredible healing properties? Sore throat, honey is here to help! Digestive health, check. It’s even used in some hospitals as a treatment for wounds. It contains important antioxidants that help protect your body from cell damage (hello, radiant, glowing skin) and local honey has even been reported to lessen symptoms of people with seasonal allergies.
100% pure cranberry juice: Pure cranberry juice contains powerful phytochemicals that acts as antioxidants. This tart, yet tasty ingredient helps support digestive health, prevent (and treat) UTIs, reduce inflammation and has been associated with a reduced risk of cancer.
Apple cider vinegar: Ahhh, the list of benefits are endless! To name a few, apple cider vinegar can aid in weight loss by lowering your blood sugar, reducing your insulin levels and increasing your feeling of fullness. Vinegar can also help your gut bacteria, which may affect (and help reduce) inflammation.
Lemon juice: Lemons contain a healthy amount of vitamin C and fiber. They’ve been shown to prevent kidney stones, support heart health, help weight control and aid in digestive health.
Water: Hydration is obviously key to any health plan!
Can I enjoy my detox drink chilled?
You sure can! In the summer months we often drink our detox tea cold. If drinking it cold, you’ll have to mix a little more vigorously to dissolve the honey. In the winter months, we prefer to warm it up.
What brand of cranberry juice is preferred?
Any cranberry juice that is 100% pure, with no added sugar or other ingredients is what’s best! Lakewood Organic’s 100% Cold Pressed Cranberry Juice is a great option, but feel free to look around.
A tangy (yet tasty) zing
This drink is made with real and refreshing ingredients (yes, by refreshing we mean a drink that will wake you up from the inside out). Because it contains no added sugar (and just a splash of honey) it has a tangy, yet tasty zing of delicious flavor. If it’s a tad too tart, adjust the ratio by adding a bit more water. As you get accustomed to the flavor, you can take it back to the suggested amount.