After weeks of overindulging with rich foods like cheese, pastries, chocolates, mash potatoes and gravy as well as carefully paired glasses of wine, the holidays take a toll on our bodies. It’s easy to get caught up in the holiday festivities and let your indulgences get the better of you. But, a new year is here and it’s time to plan for a better, healthier version of yourself.
To kick things off, why not start with a detox or healthy, cleansing drink. These drinks are some of the easiest and helpful ways of delivering nutrient dense food while cleansing the body of harmful toxins like metals, including lead, copper, mercury and aluminum.
Detoxing with drinks is also a great way to lose weight and give your system a much-deserved break from unhealthy food.
We’ve collected our favorite drinks to help you get back on the healthy eating track. Check out our list of post-holiday cleansing drinks to start the year off right.
Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Tonic
This slightly sweet, earthy tonic is a wonderful way to start your day: Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Tonic. And the best part is that you don’t need a juicer to make it!
Via Savory Lotus
Bikini Ready Green Detox Smoothie
Feeling bikini ready takes work… but there is a healthy and natural long-term solution that doesn’t include any magic diet pills or expensive juice cleanses which is: more plants! Filled with fiber, water, digestive enzymes and vital nutrients, they will heal your digestion, naturally de-bloat your tummy, leave your skin hydrated and refresh you from the inside out.
Berry Lemon Apple Cider Vinegar Drink
If you struggle with the taste of apple cider vinegar but want to experienceits many benefits, this drink recipe is for you!
Lemon Ginger Detox Drink
Try this Lemon Ginger Detox Drink for a cooling beverage that offers the additional bonus of providing your body with a cleanse that flushes the fat away. Its two main ingredients are the perfect powerhouses for a great detox that will have you feeling as light as this drink tastes!
Via Skinny Ms
Ginger, Lemon and Pomegranate Detox
Incredibly healthy ingredients + sparkling mineral water = a very refreshing ginger, lemon and pomegranate detox drink.
Via Amazingly Tasty
Glowing Skin Smoothie
This glowing skin smoothie is not only energy boosting and delicious, it will dramatically improve your skin tone.
Master Cleanse Slushie
A fun twist on the original master cleanse detox recipe. The perfect detoxing and energizing beverage – and ideal for a workout.
Via Kitchen of Eatin
Detox Water for Craving Control & Beautiful Skin
It tastes so good, you’ll want to drink it forever and ever! There are zero calories in the whole thing unless you decide to eat the fruits afterward.
Tropikale Energy Smoothie
A simple 4 ingredient, incredibly thick green smoothie filled with healthy produce and leaving you energized. And it actually tastes good.
Forget doing another set of crunches at the gym. Sip on this deliciously sweet smoothie packed with ingredients that fight belly fat and reduce bloating — all for under 300 calories.
Green Orange Dreamsicle Smoothie
Green smoothies are one of those things you either love or hate, but we think this one could win over some haters. Because who doesn’t love dreamsicles?!
Via Oh My Veggies
Easy Probiotic Drink
This easy probiotic drink is also really tasty. It’s a little fruity and a little tangy and it’s even kid approved.
Hopefully you've found a cleansing drink above that will get you started back on the road to a healthier you. Many people start to detox over a weekend but others feel like they want to extend their cleanse a little longer. Listen to your body and don't be too extreme with the cleanse. Good luck and here's to a healthier you this year!
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