A Few Detox Tea Recipes to Get You Started
If you’re not entirely sure what detox tea recipes to use, here are several good options. Be aware that these recipes tend to include additional herbs and ingredients, such as lemongrass, ginger, turmeric, basil, and lemon.
Not only do they provide additional health benefits, but they add to the overall taste of the tea.
Homemade Detox Tea
- 36 grams of green tea
- 36 grams of yerba mate tea
- 11 grams of dried lemongrass
- 17 grams of dried mint leaves
The combination of the four ingredients makes 100 grams. Mix all of the ingredients together. To make a single cup of tea, put a teaspoon of the mixture into a tea filter and pour in hot water. (Stay away from boiling water.)
Sweet Dandelion Tea
- 1 roasted dandelion tea bag
- 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
- 1 tsp. maple sugar or honey
- 1 tablespoon grass-fed butter or ghee
- 1⁄2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 cup water
Heat water until right before it starts to boil. Pour it into a cup with the tea bag and allow it to brew for 5-10 minutes. Now, add the coconut oil, butter, vanilla, and maple syrup/ honey. Blend well and enjoy.
Dandelion – Ginger – Milk Thistle Detox Tea
- 3 teabags (or 3 tsp) dandelion root
- 3 tsp fresh ginger
- 3 teabags (or 3 tsp) milk thistle
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice, preferably fresh
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 5 cups water
Bring ginger and water to gentle boil for one minute. Remove from heat. Pour the water over the dandelion, milk thistle, and cinnamon. Cover and allow to steep for 15 minutes. Drain herbs before adding coconut oil and lemon. Stir and serve warm or put in the refrigerator for later. (It’s actually quite good cold, especially during the warm summer months.)
Green Tea Detox
- 8 oz. water
- 1 green teabag
- 1 tsp honey
- 1 sliced lemon
- 2 slices of cucumber
- 1 sliced strawberry
Brew the water with the green tea bag. After allowing it to cool in the refrigerator, add the cucumber, lemon, honey, and strawberry. Mix together. If desired, serve over ice, which is a refreshing option during the summer.
Incorporate Herbal Teas Into Your Detox Plan
It is important that you hydrate adequately during your detox and tea is a great way to do that. Aside from the additional nutrient boost you will get, it will help to stave off the boredom from consuming mainly water. It is also a great way to help relax not only the body, but the mind.
Opt to drink tea with your meals and then before bed. Here is an example of a tea drinking schedule. Include the following teas with your meals and also in-between meals when needed:
- Breakfast: Green Tea
- Snack: Yerba Mate
- Lunch: Fennel Tea
- Snack: Pu-erh Tea
- Evening/Before bed: Dandelion or Milk Thistle Tea
Originally posted 2019-11-18 22:37:33.