Want to lose weight? Try detox drinks. They are made of fruits, veggies, and herbs that help flush out the toxins, boost metabolism, cleanse the gut, and aid in faster weight loss. Here are 5 easy DIY detox water recipes for weight loss and clear skin that taste yummy! Scroll down to check them out.

NOTE: The long-term effects of detoxing are not scientifically proven. However, detox drinks are made with natural ingredients that have proven health benefits.

DIY Detox Water Recipe for Weight Loss And Clear Skin:

1.Green Tea And Lemon Detox Water:

Green tea is a good source of catechins, i.e., dietary polyphenols that exhibit anti-adiposity effects. A study was done on mice (on a high-fat diet) demonstrated that the lemon polyphenols from a lemon peel extract significantly reduced weight gain.

What Do You Need?

  • Water
  • 1 green tea bag
  • 1/4 lemon

How To Prepare?

  1. Boil a cup of water and place a green tea bag in it.
  2. Add the juice of the lemon.
  3. Drink it while it is still hot.

2.Honey, Lemon, And Ginger Detox Water:

A study conducted by the San Diego State University on rats has suggested that honey may reduce weight gain and obesity.

What Do You Need?

  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 inch ginger root
  • 1 glass of warm water

How To Prepare?

  1. Heat a glass of water. Do not boil it.
  2. Use a mortar and pestle to crush the ginger root.
  3. Add the lemon juice, crushed ginger, and honey to a glass of warm water.
  4. Drink it while it is still warm.

3.Lemon And Cucumber Detox Water:

Cucumber is a low-calorie food with high water content (95.2% water). Studies have found that a diet low in energy density (low in calories) is an effective measure to improve weight loss and managing body weight. It is one of the most common DIY cleansing drinks to boost energy and metabolism.

What Do You Need?

  • 1 lemon
  • 1 cucumber
  • Mint leaves
  • A pinch of salt
  • Water

How To Prepare?

  1. Cut the lemon into wedges and slice the cucumber. Toss the pieces into the jar.
  2. Add a few mint leaves and a pinch of salt.
  3. Pour water into the jar.
  4. Drink this water throughout the day.

4.Pineapple & Lemon Detox Water:

A study done on rats on a high-fat diet revealed that pineapple juice induces the up-regulation of fatty acid oxidation by molecular gene regulation. Thus, it has the potential to reduce weight gain and obesity.

What Do You Need?

  • 1 cup chopped pineapple
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • A pinch of salt

How To Prepare?

  1. Toss the chopped pineapple in a blender and give it a spin.
  2. Pour the juice into a glass.
  3. Add the lemon juice, maple syrup, cayenne pepper, and salt. Stir well.

5.Orange And Carrot Detox Water:

Carrots are rich in beta-carotene and loaded with fiber. Foods high in fiber increase satiety (feeling of fullness) and decrease subsequent hunger. This help can help reduce food intake, thereby leading to weight loss. Oranges are replete with vitamin C. Vitamin C is inversely associated with body mass. Adequate intake of this vitamin can help oxidize as much as 30% more fat when combined with moderate exercise. Thus, it may help you lose weight.

What Do You Need?

  • 1 orange
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Coriander leaves
  • Water
  • Ice

How To Prepare?

  1. Slice the carrot and peel the orange. Chop and toss them into the food processor.
  2. Add a tablespoon of honey and throw in some coriander leaves.
  3. Add a little water. Give it a spin.
  4. Add ice before drinking.

Do Detox Drinks Really Work?

Certain detox diets – like the lemon detox diet – have shown positive results in aiding weight loss and improving insulin resistance in pilot groups. However, these results cannot be generalized to the general population.

Restricting calories and macros and including more water-based concoctions in your diet is an effective approach for quick weight loss. However, this is a temporary water weight loss from the carbs in your body, not fat loss. Each gram of glycogen in the human muscle is stored with at least 3 g of water. Drinking more water than macros breaks the glycogen stored in your muscles for energy.

When Should You Drink Detox Drinks?

Detox drinks should not be your meal replacement. They can be taken as early morning metabolic boosters to maintain hydration levels. You can also drink them between meals.


Incorporating lifestyle changes and healthy practices into your daily routine is the best way to lose weight. Detox drinks will add extra hydration and nourishment to your body, but solely depending on them is not an effective long-term weight loss solution. Start your morning hydration with any of these detox drinks, drink them between meals, focus on healthy eating, and get adequate exercise and sleep to lose weight the healthy way.


Q- Can you drink detox water every day?

A- Yes, you can drink detox water every day if your focus is on a healthy lifestyle. Club your detox drinks with wholesome meals to maintain your hydration levels all day long.

Q- How much weight can you lose on a juice cleanse?

A- The bitter truth is that following a simple detox diet with liquid infusion will not give you the desired results. Although you can lose a lot of water weight this way, it is not sustainable, and you will most probably gain all that weight back again. You may lose 1-2 kg per week on a simple liquid diet, but it is not a healthy practice to follow.