After a long weekend visiting family (ie: eating copious amount of pie, cookies, and other treats) I got back home feeling lethargic and bloated. And what better time than to try out a detox tea recipe that I’ve seen floating around Pinterest for a while?Water, Lemon Juice, Cranberry Juice, and Dandelion tea steep to form a bitter concoction that’s meant to help you body detoxify and reduce bloat. According to Jillian Michael’s herself this detox tea will help you shed 5 pounds of unnecessary water weight if you consume a pitcher a day for 7 days.
The jury is out on the weight loss, but regardless this is a great way to improve hydration, cleanse the liver, and reduce uncomfortable bloating. Aside from having to stop by a health food store for the dandelion tea and the pure cranberry juice this stuff couldn’t be easier to make, and the insanely bitter taste does seem to curb my appetite for sweets a little.
One thing I’d strongly recommend is to brew the dandelion tea separately and add it to the mixture. I find that if you leave the teabag in overnight it’ll have an incredibly unpleasant aftertaste.
- 60 oz distilled water
- 1 Tbsp. 100% pure cranberry juice (no sugar added, non-cocktail)
- 2 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1 dandelion root tea bag
- Steep dandelion tea in hot water
- Combine water and juices in a pitcher and add tea.
- Drink the tea throughout the day. Consuming one pitcher a day for 7 days.