Secret Detox Drink With Dr. Josh Axe and Jillian Michaels


Prep Time

2 min

Prep Notes


If you are feeling weighed down and sluggish, it may be time for this secret detox drink, which can help cleanse your body and make you feel rejuvenated. For many years, I’ve added detox drinks to my health regime because they keep me feeling clear-headed and energized, even after a long and tiring week. Plus, recipes like this one don’t require a blender or juicer, so they are simple and easily accessible.

This is a simple beverage recipe that takes only minutes to prepare and includes key ingredients for natural detoxification, including lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, ginger, cinnamon and cayenne pepper. It’s both refreshing and energizing, so give it a try today for the little boost we all need from time to time.


Cooking Time

0

Yields

1

Ingredients


  • 1 glass of warm or hot water (12–16 ounces)
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ½–1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 dash cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon raw, local honey (optional) - or stevia

Directions


  1. Warm the water.
  2. Mix all ingredients together.
  3. Best served warm but drink at desired temperature.

Notes


Apple cider vinegar has shown to improve your metabolism and digestive function, while working to cleanse your liver and lymphatic system. (1)


Lemon juice has an alkaline effect on your body and helps to regulate your pH levels. Drinking lemon water, or adding it to your drinks and juices, can help to boost your energy levels, detoxify your body and help improve immune function. (2)


Cinnamon, cayenne pepper and ginger contain therapeutic compounds that help to reduce inflammation, aid digestion and boost your metabolism. That’s why drinking ginger tea, for example, is so popular. It contains valuable compounds that boost your health and promote detoxification. (3, 4)


An optional ingredient for your detox drink is raw honey. I like to add raw honey to many of my health drinks and smoothies because it’s a nutrient-dense natural sweetener. It adds a little sweetness to this drink while upping the antioxidant count, too. (5)


If you are doing a full detox, I recommend drinking this detox drink three times daily about 20 minutes before meals for two weeks. If you are looking for a quick and easy way to cleanse your body and boost your energy, have this drink once a day before breakfast or lunch.