Detox Water Recipes to Get your Skin Glowing from the Inside Out

Our Moto at Bella Vida Santa Barbara is "Beauty Begins Inside."  Our Mission is to help bring together Healthy Living, Eating and Mindfulness of our Inner Strength to Reveal our Inner Beauty and let it Shine on the Outside!  

We are always looking for ways to Help our Customers feel Healthy, at Peace and Beautiful Inside and Out!  That's why we offer not just Exclusive Beauty and Skincare Products, but Special Detox Water Bottles and Recipes to help you get Hydrated and Detoxify your Body from Harmful Chemicals we soak in from our Environment everyday. 

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INFORMATION ON WHY TO ADD DETOXIFYING FRUITS AND VEGGIES TO YOUR WATER:

All Delicious and Refreshing Detox Water Recipes Start with Fresh Fruits, Citrus, Herbs and even Veggies, to help your Body Naturally rid itself of Nasty Toxins and get your Insides Hydrated so your Skin Glows. 

**NOTE: We recommend using Organic Fruits and Veggies and washing them very well before putting them into your Detox water.  

PESTICIDE PRONE FRUITS: We HIGHLY Recommend that ALL Soft Skin Fruits, like Strawberries, Raspberries, Blackberries and Blueberries are 100% Organic.  Soft skin Fruits and Veggies absorb Pesticides to a greater degree than harder skin varieties. 

 

DETOX ESSENTIAL INGREDIENTS TO ADD TO YOUR GROCERY LIST:

1. Fresh Lemons

Lemons in your water doesn't just taste good,  It helps you to Detoxify your body!  Lemon is an alkalizing fruit, and helps to balance the pH of the body, which tends to get acidic if we eat too much sugar, refined carbs, and meat.  Overly acidic bodies can be a breeding ground for cancers and illness.  Lemons contain limonoids, a powerful antioxidant compound that activates detoxifying enzymes. The concentrated antioxidants in lemons flush out toxins and free radicals, and the vitamin C supports collagen production and cell regeneration. Vitamin C is also excellent at boosting the immune system so you stay healthy and fight off nasty bacteria and viruses.  Lemons also have a diuretic effect which helps release toxins from the body.

2. Organic Strawberries

Strawberries are helpful in regulating blood sugar, and contain the natural anti-inflammatory quercitin. The ellagic acid in strawberries protects the elastic fibers in skin to prevent sagging, and the vitamin C in strawberries boosts collagen for glowing, radiant skin.  Opt for Fresh Strawberries instead of frozen to get the best benefit from their enzymes.

3. Cucumbers

Since cucumbers are made up of 95 percent water, they are extremely hydrating. Cucumbers contains citrulline, an amino acid that aids the liver and kidneys in eliminating ammonia. Cucumbers are also know for their anti-inflammatory properties, and contain many antioxidants that help fight disease.  And they taste so refreshing in water!

4. Fresh Mint Leaf

Mint is an herb that sweetens and flavors water without having to add sugar. Mint is known for its tummy-soothing properties, which aids in digestion and reducing nausea or indigestion. It also improves the flow of bile from the liver to other digestive organs in the body. And it helps to freshen your breath as well! 

5. Fresh Ginger Root

Ginger Root is a very Powerful plant! In fact, it is one of the healthiest (and most delicious) spices on the planet.  It is loaded with nutrients and bioactive compounds that have powerful benefits for your body and brain.

Fresh Ginger aids in digestion, can help fight off infections like the flu and colds, and naturally helps reduce nausea for those who are sick and pregnant mommas.  I used Ginger Chews often when I was in my First Trimester and was nauseous. 

Ginger can help reduce inflammation and pain or soreness in muscles and joints after a hard workout at the gym or even with arthritis.  In research studies, Ginger has even been found to Drastically lower Blood Sugar levels, help reduce bad Cholesterol levels,  help reduce Menstrual pain and has ingredients that can fight off Cancer and Boost Brain Function and Potentially protect against Alzheimer's Disease!  Wow.  Talk about a "Superfood!"

Adding a few Fresh Ginger Slices or even using a Grater to grate some Fresh Ginger into your Detox water can help you digest your foods better and help reduce nausea.  Don't add too much though because Ginger is very powerful and can overpower your drink, so a little bit goes a long way.  Add to taste.

For a complete list of benefits, go here: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/11-proven-benefits-of-ginger#section6

 

EASY AND REFRESHING DETOX WATER RECIPES

1. Cucumber, Lemon & Mint Detox Water

Cucumber, lemon, and mint detox water helps flush out of your body. The lemon and mint both aid in digestion, and the cucumber re-hydrates along with having anti-inflammatory properties.

Ingredients: 

1 Small Cucumber cut into slices

1 Lemon cut into thin slices (remove seeds if not using our Special Detox Water Infuser)

1/4 cup of Fresh Mint leaves

Mix Together in your Bella Vida SB Detox Water Infuser Bottle insert, then put inside.  Fill bottle with Fresh Water for a Refreshing Detox Water that will leave you Hydrated and Awaken your Senses. Combine with a Healthy Organic Salad for even greater benefits!

 

2. Ginger Citrus Cucumber Detox Water

This Citrus Cucumber Detox Water tastes great while hydrating your system It’s made with fresh cucumber, lemon slices, lime slices, orange and grapefruit slices, fresh sliced ginger and fresh mint leaves. The cucumber aids with de-bloating, the citrus helps detoxify the kidneys and promotes clear skin, ginger aids in digestion and helps reduce nausea for pregnant mommas and the mint is a natural appetite suppressant.

Mandarin oranges are high in vitamin C and other antioxidants that rid the body of free radicals.  Yummy and so refreshing! 

Ingredients:

 1/8 cup of Fresh Chopped Ginger (or to taste- Ginger is potent)

1 Small Lemon sliced

1 Small Lime Sliced

1/2 a Grapefruit Sliced

1 Mandarin Orange (or Tangerine) sliced

1/2 Cucumber

1/4 Cup of Fresh Mint (Optional: we think this is yummy with or without Mint)

Mix Together in your Bella Vida SB Detox Water Infuser Bottle insert, then put inside.  Fill bottle with Fresh Water for a Refreshing Detox Water that will leave you Hydrated and Awaken your Senses. Combine with a Healthy Organic Salad for even greater benefits!

 

3. Cinnamon Apple Mint Detox Water

Detox water of lemons, strawberries, apple, mint, and cinnamon is a tasty way to awaken get your tastebuds. The cinnamon in this water improves circulation and helps regulate blood sugar levels. Load this water with apples, strawberries, and lemons, which contain high levels of vitamin C to support collagen growth for healthy, vibrant skin.

Ingredients:

1 Fresh Cinnamon Stick (or 1/8 tsp Ground Cinnamon)

1 Lemon Sliced

1 Apple Sliced thin- (be sure there are no apple seeds in your water- they contain nasty chemicals your body does not need when ingested!)

5-7 Strawberries sliced

1/4 cup Fresh Mint

Mix Together in your Bella Vida SB Detox Water Infuser Bottle insert, then put inside.  Fill bottle with Fresh Water for a Refreshing Detox Water that will leave you Hydrated and Awaken your Senses. 

Combine with a Healthy Organic Salad for even greater benefits!

 

4. Raspberry, Strawberry Pomegranate Detox Water

Raspberry, Strawberry Pomegranate Water makes an excellent hydrating detox drink. Strawberries are known for their high antioxidant levels, which rid the body of disease-causing free radicals. This water will get your skin glowing with high levels of vitamin C and ellagic acid. So yummy!! 

NOTE: We Recommend that ALL Soft Skin Fruits, like Strawberries, Raspberries and Blueberries are Organic.  Soft skin Fruits and Veggies absorb Pesticides to a greater degree than harder skin varieties. 

Ingredients:

8-10 Fresh Organic Raspberries

5-7 Fresh Organic Strawberries Sliced

1/2 cup Pomegranate Seeds 

Mix Together in your Bella Vida SB Detox Water Infuser Bottle insert, then put inside.  Fill bottle with Fresh Water for a Refreshing Detox Water that will leave you Hydrated and Awaken your Senses. Combine with a Healthy Organic Salad for even greater benefits!

 

5. Blueberry Mandarin Detox Water

 Yummy Blueberry and fresh mandarin orange detox water. The blueberries in this water help ward off Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) by inhibiting bacteria from binding to bladder tissue. Blueberries might be small, but they are a super charged Antioxidant because they are high in manganese, which converts carbs and fat into energy. Mandarin oranges are high in vitamin C and other antioxidants that rid the body of free radicals and fight off Sun Damage to your Skin.  Perfect for a day at the beach! 

Ingredients: 

10-12 Organic Blueberries (You can smoosh them a little to let the juices inside out into your water to get the most benefit)

2 Organic Mandarin Oranges sliced (remove seeds)

Mix Together in your Bella Vida SB Detox Water Infuser Bottle insert, then put inside.  Fill bottle with Fresh Water for a Refreshing Detox Water that will leave you Hydrated and Awaken your Senses. 

 

6.  Quick & Easy 2 Ingredient Detox Waters on the Go!

 When you are in a Hurry and just want to add a few things to your water and head out to Work or the Gym.  If you have your Fruits and Veggies pre-sliced in the fridge, you can make these the night before, grab and GO!

- Lemon and Lime Slice Detox Water

- Cucumber Slices and Lemon Juice Detox Water

- Organic Fresh Raspberries and Blueberries Detox Water

- Organic Fresh Blackberries and Blueberries Detox Water

- Cucumber and Mint Detox Water

- Organic Fresh Raspberries and Lime Slices Detox Water 

- Organic Fresh Strawberries and Lime Slices Detox Water

- Organic Fresh Strawberries and Blueberries Detox Water

These are so Quick to Make you can get up and Go in just a few minutes. 

 

7.  Detox Water Weight Loss Recipe from Jillian Michaels- Perfect to Lose a few Pounds before a vacation or Summer beach days!

Combine this with a Healthy Organic Salad with lots of Fresh, Organic Dark leafy greens, Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Red Wine Vinegar or Balsamic Vinegar for even greater antioxidant benefits!
Ingredients
  • Up to 60 ounces purified water(enough to fill a pitcher)
  • 1 tbsp 100% cranberry juice (not cranberry juice cocktail)
  • 2 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 organic dandelion root tea bag
Instructions
  1. Brew the tea bag in about 8 ounces of hot water, and let it cool to room temperature. 

  2. Fill a large pitcher (60 ounce or larger) with the cooled tea, cranberry juice and lemon juice. Fill the remainder of the pitcher with water, and refrigerate. 

  3. Drink the entire pitcher throughout the day for up to 7 days (you will make a new pitcher every day). I like to make mine the night before so that it's chilled and ready to go the next morning. I also like to add in a few fresh cranberries and lemon slices because it makes it feel like a treat!

Recipe Notes
  1. Cranberry juice is loaded with antioxidants, and helps flush your kidneys and intestines from toxins. 
  2. Lemons support normal digestion, kidney and liver function, and are high in vitamin C. 
  3. Dandelion root tea improves digestion, aids in weight loss, purifies your blood, eases bloating and achy joints, and is high in vitamins and minerals. 

 

Disclaimer:  I am not a medical Doctor and this site is not a recommendation for anyone do a weight loss or detox program without first consulting a Medical Doctor (MD).   If you have any health issues, such as Diabetes or other Medical problems,  always consult a MD before using any diet change or recipes that you are unsure if they are healthy for you.  

If you are Pregnant or Nursing a baby,  we do not recommend using these recipes before consulting your Medical Doctor before using a Detox or Weight loss program.  

Bella Vida SB is held harmless of any unintended misuses or consequences of these recipes or our products as we fully support using professional medical advice before entering into any kind of detox or weight loss program. 

**Never use these recipes in place of food or healthy eating practices.  If you or someone you know needs help because of Anorexia or Bulimia we highly recommend that you seek professional medical help to help get you on the road to recovery from these serious illnesses.**

Recipes and Information from:

https://yurielkaim.com/7-detox-water-recipes/

https://www.instrupix.com/jillian-michaels-weight-loss-detox-water/

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