Detox Water Recipe for Weight Loss

It is well recognized that we should be drinking eight glasses of water per day. But what if, like me, you find water bland, tasteless, and tough to choke down?

Drinking water is key to flushing your system of toxins and restoring good gut flora.

Even if you enjoy water, adding a few simple ingredients found at any supermarket can kick your water up a notch and enhance its health benefits.

If you are on a weight loss journey, increasing your water intake is the best place to start that process.

This recipe is naturally sweetened with pineapple, slightly spicy with cayenne and ginger, and will definitely leave you wanting more.

What Does Detox Water Do?

This detox water benefits digestion, helps balance hormones, and regulates the metabolism with its carefully crafted fresh ingredients.

Drinking detox water for skin health can help clear problematic complexions and help restore youthful elasticity.

Additionally, detox water can aid in removing toxins, enhancing weight loss efforts, improving mood, and enhancing energy levels.

It also helps prevent dehydration, which can have an adverse effect on your concentration, mood and energy levels, by improving water absorption and retention.


Is Detox Water Good for Weight Loss?

This detox water is a great weapon to use in a weight loss battle.

Drinking more water in general is the best place to start when looking to shed a few pounds, but detox water will take you even further. It helps to flush the body and leaves you feeling full, thereby reducing your need to consume senseless calories.

If you feel hungry even though you have recently eaten, try drinking some detox water. Dehydration can often make you feel hungry when really you are thirsty.

By adding a few simple ingredients, this detox water recipe can give you an extra weight loss boost.

Lemon helps flush the digestive system, provide an alkalizing effect, and gives the liver a good jump start.

It can enhance digestion, support the immune system, and help improve mood imbalances.

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Apple cider vinegar offers a probiotic effect and helps restore the good bacteria in the gut and maintain stable blood sugar levels.

Cayenne pepper stimulates digestion, heals the gut, improves circulation, and supports weight loss. Pineapple will help give this detox water a touch of sweetness, leaving you wanting more while supporting digestion and reducing inflammation.

How to Make Detox Water for Weight Loss

Detox water is made by infusing water with the ingredients to reap the benefits, rather than juicing or blending, which include the whole ingredient.

As a result, detox water contains very few calories and helps avoid the sugar spike that can come with juices or smoothies.

Crushing the ingredients (like the pineapple and the lemon) help to bring out the properties and flavors of the fruit. As the blend rests in your fridge the water continues to mix with the flavors and nutrients added to the drink, so it will be just as tasty the when you finish the pitcher as when you started it.




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Detox Water Recipe for Weight Loss

A simple detox water recipe that helps balance hormones and regulates the metabolism, while also benefits digestion. Removes toxins, enhances weight loss efforts, improves mood and enhances energy levels.
Prep Time5 mins
Resting time12 hrs
Total Time12 hrs 5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: detox water benefits, detox water for fast weight loss, detox water for weight loss and clear skin
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 10kcal
Author: The Awesome Green


  • 4 cups still water
  • 4 fresh pineapple slices
  • 1 lemon cut into slices
  • 1 inch ginger piece, cut into slices
  • ΒΌ tsp cayenne
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar


  • Add all the ingredients into a pitcher, mix to combine and refrigerate overnight.
  • Strain and serve on an empty stomach or in between meals.


Calories: 10kcal
  • Matilde
    August 10, 2020

    5 stars
    Made this yesterday and it was soooo refreshing! Thanks for the recipe, I will definitely use it all Summer.

    • Ana
      September 5, 2020

      Yay, happy you like it!

    • Lisana Munoz
      January 24, 2021

      How long should I drink this? 2 weeks? Everyday?

      • Ana
        January 31, 2021

        You can have it daily, any time you feel like giving your metabolism a quick boost. See how you feel and if your stomach tolerates the ingredients, you can drink it for up to two weeks.

  • Jenn
    December 30, 2020

    Hi Ana, just stumbled on to your website. Love everything I see here and cannot wait to try your recipes out. For the detox water, is there any substitute for the pineapple. I think I am allergic to it. Thanks!

    • Ana
      January 2, 2021

      Thank you so much! You can use sliced green apple or kiwi instead of pineapple.

  • Nandini Roy
    February 4, 2021

    Thanks for this refreshing “Detox Water Recipe for Weight Loss”. I will definitely bookmark your website for recipes. Thanks in advance!

    • Ana
      February 10, 2021

      Happy you like it!

  • Heidi
    April 6, 2021

    This detox Water is amazing I love it…how many times a day should I drink it and for how long for weight loss??

    • Ana
      April 6, 2021

      You can drink it once or twice a day, especially within an hour before meals to stimulate digestion. Weight loss happens when combined with a healthy diet and body exercize.

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