Want to go on a detox that still allows you to eat and exercise like normal? Try this cranberry lemonade. First, it’s beneficial because this tasty lemonade encourages you to drink adequate amounts of liquid.
In case you’re curious, the standard recommendation is that you drink half of your body weight in ounces. To calculate, take your body weight in pounds, and divide that number in half; that’s how many ounces of water that you should drink daily. For example, if you weigh 140 pounds, you should drink approximately 70 ounces of water each day.
The second reason that this detox cranberry lemonade is favorable is that it will flush out your system. Your lymph nodes and organs will be “cleansed” and your skin will be rejuvenated through hydration.
And lastly, both the cranberry juice and the fresh lemons will flush out your kidneys and liver.
Unlike most detoxes or cleanses, this one actually tastes good! It’s an elementary lemonade, yet it’s anything but standard. Did you notice how it’s composed of natural, affordable foods? This detox won’t break your budget or taste unbearable.
For the best results, try to drink at least half a gallon of this cranberry lemonade for seven days. This recipe makes 3 cups, so aim to consume 3 batches per day. Which should be difficult since it tastes like a treat!
Note: Do not consume all of this at one time. Drinking excessive amounts of liquid in one sitting is detrimental to your health. (Drinking close to one gallon on liquid at one time can even cause death.) Sip on this detox lemonade over a few hours to harness the benefits!
Detoxing Cranberry Lemonade
- 2 cups water
- 1 organic lemon ends trimmed, then quartered
- ⅓ cup organic cranberry juice not concentrate
- ¼ cup organic cane sugar
- 1 cup ice
- Add all ingredients to Vitamix Aer Disc container.
- Blend on high for 30 seconds.
- Strain out the lemon peels and pulp before drinking.
- This recipe makes 2 cups; aim to drink 8 cups (4 batcheof this per day for a 7-day detox.
You can substitute the cane sugar with stevia or honey.