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Summer Drinks For Detox

Summer, sun, and cool drinks simply belong together. In the following text, we will introduce you to delicious, refreshing summer drinks that, in addition to the beneficial cooling effect, also improve health, help with detoxification and create an alkaline environment in the organism. Enjoy the summer.

Refreshing and at the same time healthy summer drinks for detoxification

Nowadays, our body is exposed to environmental toxins, pollutants, or metabolic deposits almost every day – be it through unhealthy food, harmful cosmetics (e.g. lipstick, make-up, powder, etc.), and care products or through polluted air. All of these factors make us sluggish and sluggish over time if we don’t do something about it.

However, there is a lot that can be done to support the body’s detoxification and purification process and stay fit and alert for as long as possible. Logically, the be-all and end-all of detoxification is the proper functioning of the elimination organs – intestines, liver, kidneys, and skin.

If you want to carry out an intensive detoxification cure, you should support these organs in a targeted manner (e.g. with the help of a colon cleanse), change your diet, and take other detoxification measures.

We want to give you refreshing tricks to support your daily detoxification. You can either enjoy them during an intensive detoxification cure or simply in between.

Refreshing and detoxifying mint drink

Mint can be found in many soft drinks and cool cocktails, especially in summer. But instead of a classic mint julep or mojito prepared with alcohol, you can also switch to a non-alcoholic mint drink. The following recipe shows you how to do it:

Take 1.5 cups of fresh organic mint leaves (ideally from your own garden, organic farmer, or market) and rinse thoroughly. Place the mint in a blender with half a cup of water, add a teaspoon of cumin powder and a small pinch of crystal salt, and three or four teaspoons of fresh lemon juice.

All ingredients are mixed with a high-performance mixer (e.g. Vitamix) to form a homogeneous and fiber-free paste, which you can now drink diluted with fresh water in a ratio of 1:3. If you like it a little sweeter, add some stevia, xylitol or yacon. If necessary, you can also filter the drink through a fine sieve. Add ice cubes – done!

Detoxifying Watermelon Cucumber Smoothie

Are you looking for a healthy refreshment? Try a watermelon cucumber smoothie.

Cucumbers contain large amounts of silicon, which not only supports bone growth and strengthens connective tissue, but is also a very effective detoxifying agent and, above all, protects against aluminum poisoning. Aluminum poisoning (from deodorants, vaccines, or other sources) has been linked to the onset of neurological disorders such as autism and Alzheimer’s.

Watermelons are very nutritious and especially refreshing in summer. Therefore, simply combine these two delicious foods in one extremely tasty smoothie and refresh yourself in a healthy way.

Place a sliced ​​or diced cucumber in a blender with three-quarters of the watermelon. After blending, the smoothie is left to cool in the fridge or served with ice cubes. Organic cucumbers don’t need to be peeled, while “regular” cucumbers should have their skins removed before blending.

Another recommendation from us would be this cold cucumber soup.

Detoxifying lemonade

Lemon water helps detoxify the liver and stimulates digestion.

Stevia, some xylitol, or yacon are used instead of the sugar or sweetener in lemonade that used to be common.

You should also make sure to use organically grown lemons or limes. We recommend adding the juice of half a lemon or lime to a large glass of water. But there is absolutely nothing wrong with using more juice – except for your own preferences, of course.

Cold ginger drink for refreshment and detoxification

A chilled ginger drink is also ideal for refreshing on hot summer days and also counteracts internal inflammation. It also helps with detoxification and improves digestion. Ginger tea is also one of the most important remedies in Ayurvedic medicine.

For the preparation of ginger tea, ginger from non-organic harvest should be peeled. Organic ginger, on the other hand, can be used with the peel, especially because particularly valuable antioxidants are hidden in the ginger peel. Cut the ginger into very thin slices and boil it in a little water on low heat for 20 to 30 minutes.

Then the pot is covered and the ginger extract is left to stand for a few more minutes before being sieved and refined with yacon, xylitol, or stevia and fresh lemon or lime juice. You can let the tea cool down or add a few ice cubes – the stimulating, detoxifying soft drink is ready.

However, ginger can also be processed unheated, which is also much faster: Simply mix a thumbnail-sized piece of ginger with about 0.5 liters of water in a high-performance blender for a few seconds and then proceed as described above for ginger tea: Sieve, sweeten, refine with lemon juice, cool and serve!

Lemongrass Iced Tea refreshes and detoxifies

Ice tea is also popular in summer. But conventional iced tea, like conventional lemonade, contains a lot of artificial additives that can harm the body. Homemade herbal ice tea is definitely a great alternative to store-bought ice tea.

Cold lemongrass tea, for example, has antioxidant and antifungal properties and also has anti-cancer properties. Lemongrass also has a nice side effect – in midsummer, the scent of lemongrass helps to keep gnats and mosquitoes away.

In principle, lemongrass iced tea is prepared in the same way as the detoxifying ginger drink. The lemongrass stalks are cut thinly, boiled in water, left to infuse, refined with a healthy sweetener of your choice, and lemon juice, and drunk cold.

Detox smoothie – enjoyable detoxification

In summer there is no healthier snack than a green smoothie. Its fruity sweetness combined with green leafy vegetables makes it the most enjoyable detox method ever. The chlorophyll of the green leaves has a detoxifying effect together with the synergy of their secondary plant substances, minerals, trace elements, and last but not least the living enzymes and vitamins from the fruits that are also contained.

If your fridge is chronically lacking in greens, spice up your smoothie with weed powder. You can choose from barley grass, wheat grass, spelled grass, and Kamut grass.

Prepare your summery green smoothie as thin as possible and add a few ice cubes if you need to cool down.

Detox Ready Smoothie

If you don’t have time to prepare your daily detox smoothie, try a ready-made smoothie. But one that tastes homemade. Such consists of high-quality ingredients, without cheap fillers, synthetic flavors, etc., and is prepared in no time. Simply add the ready-made detox smoothie powder to 200 to 250 ml of water and mix the mixture for a few seconds – the detox smoothie is ready.

The ready-made detox smoothie covers almost the entire spectrum of highly effective and detoxifying ingredients:

In addition to nettles, birch leaves, spirulina, barley grass, ginger, mint, basil, and psyllium husks, it also contains the master detoxifier called chlorella. Nevertheless, the detox smoothie tastes wonderfully fruity with its fruit content of pineapple, banana, apple, and orange.

Green juices detox

Now it may be that you prefer to drink juices instead of smoothies. As with smoothies, it is the GREEN juices with their chlorophyll content that are the best at detoxifying. Almost all fiber is missing here. As a result, the detoxifying substances are highly concentrated in the juice and flow unhindered into your cells.

Green juices include any juice made from leafy green vegetables such as B. cabbage juice, spinach juice, grass juice, parsley juice, salad juice, wild herb juice, kohlrabi leaf juice, etc. Of course, you will not drink pure parsley juice in large quantities. Its effect would be too strong.

A shot glass of this will do for starters. Ideally, however, you mix different green juices with a fruity component. The result not only detoxifies, not only nourishes but also tastes delicious. A delicious example is this

Summer Detox Juice

Using a good quality juicer (not a centrifugal, but a low-speed juicer, juice the following ingredients)

  • 4 apples
  • 2 small cucumbers
  • 1 stick of celery
  • 6 cabbage leaves
  • ½ romaine lettuce
  • If desired, a piece of fresh ginger

Add the juice of half a lemon, stir well and enjoy the detoxifying, nourishing, and at the same time tingly refreshing power of this juice.

First Grass Juice – detoxifies with antioxidants and chlorophyll

Grass juices are of course the number one green juice. Only the great effort involved in cultivating the fresh grass often prevents them from enjoying the grass juices frequently. However, powdered grass juices offer a quick and healthy alternative.

The production of the powder is very gentle with high-quality grass juice powders so that almost all ingredients are preserved and you can drink your daily glass of grass juice with very little effort.

The barley grass juice in particular should become your favorite juice. Its potential is almost inexhaustible. Not only does it detoxify due to its antioxidant and chlorophyll richness, but it also protects your heart and blood vessels, regulates cholesterol levels, and has been shown to help restore your gut health.

A simultaneously extremely refreshing, deacidifying, and detoxifying barley grass recipe is the following:

Sunshine base juice with barley grass juice

  • 8 carrots
  • 3 apples
  • 3 sticks of celery
  • ½ bunch parsley
  • 2 tsp barley grass juice powder

Juice the first four ingredients in a high-quality juicer and then stir the barley grass juice powder into the juice.

If you want it to go quickly and still be green and healthy, then the following recipe is ideal for those in a hurry:

Fast OJ with barley grass juice

  • Juice 5 oranges and add
  • Mix in 2 teaspoons of barley grass juice powder

A wonderful first breakfast! Compared to pure orange juice, which usually has an appetizing effect and makes you hungry quickly, the O-juice combined with barley grass juice feels very different. It leaves a pleasant feeling of contentment, and the desire for breakfast doesn’t arise again for an hour or two.

Healthy drinking water – #1 detoxifier

Juices, smoothies, and teas are refreshing and detoxifying, but they do so more and better the more often you think about drinking enough still water. After all, the main task of water is to remove waste products and pollutants from our bodies. If there is enough water, the detoxification succeeds quickly and comprehensively, our cells are well supplied with water and we feel young, efficient, and flexible.

So refresh yourself in a healthy way and stay fit!

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Written by Bella Adams

I'm a professionally-trained, executive chef with over ten years in Restaurant Culinary and hospitality management. Experienced in specialized diets, including Vegetarian, Vegan, Raw foods, whole food, plant-based, allergy-friendly, farm-to-table, and more. Outside of the kitchen, I write about lifestyle factors that impact well-being.

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