If we said we didn’t love a good cleanse, we’d be lying. Nothing feels better than that post-cleanse feeling; you’re firing on all cylinders and feel like the human equivalent of the energizer bunny. It’s exactly what we need to get us back on track after this long weekend.
Our go-to juice and smoothie cleanses feel a little out of place in the winter, though. Subsisting on cold liquids when it’s literally freezing outside sounds like a modern form of torture.That’s why we’re turning to these five warm detox drinks. They feel as festive as a hot toddy or mug of cocoa, but are infinitely better for you, encouraging your body to detox naturally. Read below for our favorite recipes for detoxing drinks – you’ll want to cozy up all winter long.
1 teaspoon Matcha Tea Powder
2-3 ounces of Hot Water (Not boiling)
Place matcha tea powder in a boil and pour the hot water over it. Whisk quickly in a zig zag motion to dissolve the tea and make a froth. Enjoy alone or with steamed almond milk or coconut milk.
Detox Lemon Mint Tea
2 cups boiling Water
4-5 slices Lemon
1 cup fresh Mint, crushed
Pour the boiling water over the mint and lemon slices. Let steep for 10 minutes. Serve with mint and lemon slices in the glass.
Lemon Ginger Turmeric Tea
2 cups Water
4-6 slices Ginger
3-4 slices Lemon
1 teaspoon Turmeric
Place all ingredients in a small sauce pot. Bring water to a boil and turn off heat. Let steep for 10 minutes. Garnish with honey if desired.
Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey Elixir
1 cup Hot Water
1.5 ounces Apple Cider Vinegar
Honey, to taste
In a mug, stir together apple cider vinegar and honey. Pour hot water into the mug and stir to combine. Garnish with a squeeze of lemon if desired.
Lemongrass Fennel Tea
3 cups Water
1 stalk Lemongrass, cut into pieces and smashed with the back of a knife
1/2 teaspoon Fennel Seeds
Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to boil and remove from heat. Cover and let steep for 10-15 minutes.
Want more healthy drink options? Try one of these clean drinks recommended by Candice Kumai or try one of these smoothie recipes from Mikaela Reuben.