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Our Favorite Water Detox Recipes | Waiakea

Often, it can feel like we’re busier than ever. So it can be so easy to take on some unhealthy food habits, chaotic sleep patterns, and irregular diets. As a result, detoxing your body and clearing your mind is important now more than ever. With all the harmful toxins in our foods and in the air, it’s great to give our bodies a helping hand in the form of some refreshing detox water. What’s more, they taste great and provide essential nutrients. We put together this list of our top ten favorite recipes. They’re all easy to make and super delicious!

DETOX WATER RECIPES TO TRY

While there are a ton of recipes out there to try, these are our favorites because they’re easy to make and super delicious, and refreshing.

CUCUMBER LEMON WATER

Cucumber Lemon Water in with straws in Mason jars

The ingredients required for this detox water recipe include:
  • Water
  • One lemon
  • Half a cucumber
  • A few sprigs of mint
  1. Wash the ingredients.
  2. Place the cucumber and lemon inside a water jug.
  3. Filling the jug with water, mix it all together and leave it in the fridge overnight.

You can keep filling the jug with more water as you drink it until it’s time to change the ingredients. The lemon helps in improving your digestion and helps your skin maintain a beautiful glow!

GINGER MINT WATER

Ginger Mint Water from above

Ginger contains anti-inflammatory goodness. Anti-inflammatory ingredients are reported to help with joint and immune health. You need:
  • 1 gallon of water
  • A thinly-sliced cucumber
  • About 10-12 fresh mint leaves
  • Two inches of fresh and peeled ginger root
  • Two lemon wedges
  • A pinch of Himalayan salt.
  1. Mix the ingredients in a glass container, gently stirring them all with a wooden spoon.
  2. Lastly, refrigerate it for around three to four hours.

What water should you use for these recipes? Try Waiakea Water, naturally alkaline water with electrolytes.

STRAWBERRY BASIL WATER

Basil has useful antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, and strawberries are rich in vitamin C, potassium, and antioxidants. The way to make this detox water is the same as that of the ginger mint water. You will need:
  • 10 fresh strawberries
  • A handful of basil leaves
  • 2 lemon wedges
  • Juice squeezed from half a lemon

MANGO, LEMON, AND PINEAPPLE WATER

Pineapple contains an anti-inflammatory enzyme known as bromelain that is good for your body.6 Mangoes, on the other hand, aid in improving your digestion, flattening your tummy and helping you feel less bloated. Take:
  • Water
  • A few slices of lemon
  • Little cubes of pineapple and mango.
Just combine them all together and drink up!

SEASONAL WATERS

Based on the seasonal changes, the Ayurvedic properties of these recipes help in creating a balance between nature and the individual. The summer recipe cools your body down, the spring recipe has warming and anti-inflammatory effects, and the winter formula has warming and sweet ingredients that keep your body warm during the cold season. The ingredients required for the fall and winter detox water are:
  • Orange slices
  • A cinnamon stick
  • Cardamon pods for the fall or winter season.
The ones needed for summer are:
  • Fennel
  • Mint
  • Coriander
  • Lime
  • Cumin.
For spring, you will need:
  • Fresh ginger and turmeric
  • Slices of lemon
  • Cinnamon sticks
Just steep all the ingredients in water and keep them overnight. Any season is a great season for Waiakea Hawaiian volcanic water, naturally alkaline water from a deep volcanic well.

HIBISCUS, BASIL, AND LEMON WATER

You’ll need:
  • Water
  • Basil sprigs
  • Sprigs of lemon balm
  • Dried hibiscus
  1. Steep the lemon balm, hibiscus flowers, and basil overnight in water.
  2. After that, just strain it and drink it.
Hibiscus has been used for women who are low on estrogen, and lemon balm and basil may reduce stress, calm the muscles, and reduce gas and bloating symptoms.5

BLUEBERRY AND ORANGE WATER

All you need for this detox water are:
  • A handful of blueberries
  • Two mandarin oranges cut into wedges
Just mix them all together, and serve. Blueberries are well-known to be rich in antioxidants, and help in keeping your appetite full, thereby stopping you from wanting to gorge on unhealthy snacks. Oranges aid in improving your metabolism, and the vitamin C has been said to tone skin.4

WATERMELON AND STRAWBERRY MINT WATER

  • Six sprigs of lightly crushed mint
  • Four cups of lightly mashed watermelon
  • Half a pint of half-sliced strawberries
Mix the ingredients in a mason jar, and you get this delicious detox water. While strawberries are filled with antioxidants, watermelon has been shown to be a good food for people with high blood pressure.2

ANTIOXIDANT DETOX WATER

The ingredients for this detox water can be mixed in a fruit-infused pitcher. Here’s what you’ll need:
  • A sprig of fresh mint
  • One medium-sized cucumber
  • One lime
  • One grapefruit
  • One lemon
All of these elements combine to increase your metabolism, and the antioxidants and vitamins work together to make your body healthier.

ULTIMATE DETOX WATER

Ultimate Detox Water in a glass and pitcher

Ginger helps in boosting brain activity,1 while turmeric soothes tissues and muscles,3 and also boosts your immune system. With so many benefits, you’ll definitely need to give this one a try. For this ultimate detox water, the ingredients need to be mixed in a pot of boiling water. The ingredients are:
  • Mashed ginger
  • Cinnamon
  • Green tea powder
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Mashed turmeric
  • Cayenne pepper

FEELING REJUVENATED WITH WAIAKEA

Woman holding up a bottle of Waiakea water on the beach

We hope you have fun trying all of our favorite detox water recipes. The most important ingredient we haven’t addressed yet is the WATER! Waiakea Hawaiian volcanic water is naturally alkaline, providing a subtly sweet taste with amazing health benefits. Naturally enhanced with minerals & electrolytes, our water is sourced from a deep volcanic well to help you feel great. Plus, we deliver right to your door!

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