Jillian Michaels Dandelion Detox Tea

October 9, 2013 — 6 Comments
dandelion root tea

Jillian Michael’s Detox Tea

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.

Jillian Michaels Dandelion Detox Tea
 
Serving Size: Makes 61 oz of water for one person
Ingredients
  • 60 oz distilled water
  • 1 Tbsp. 100% pure cranberry juice (no sugar added, non-cocktail)
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 dandelion root tea bag
Instructions
  1. Steep dandelion tea in hot water
  2. Combine water and juices in a pitcher and add tea.
  3. Drink the tea throughout the day. Consuming one pitcher a day for 7 days.

6 responses to Jillian Michaels Dandelion Detox Tea

  1. I went to buy the tea, but they only had the roots. The instructions on the box says,
    let roots in cold water overnight, then the next put through a strain and warm up.
    Can I do that and then but all the ingredients together,
    thank you

  2. Hi Estelle,
    Sure! It’s way easier to use a tea bag, but steeping the roots as you mentioned above should leave you with dandelion tea.
    Just add the other ingredients to your tea, stir and you should be good to go.

  3. Is it better buy tea bags or make it from scratch?? How many times a day to drink tea?? And while detox what foods u recommend to eat??

    • Hi Lupe,
      I just bought dandelion tea bags from the health food store, so I would recommend that. I wouldn’t know how much dandelion to use if I was making it from scratch.
      You should brew a large pitcher of it and drink it throughout the day, or just mornings and evenings if that’s all you can do.
      In terms of eating you’ll want to eat clean – no processed foods or eating out! You can google ‘clean eating’ recipes to get an idea of how you should be eating throughout the day.

  4. I will buy dandelion tea bag ☺️

  5. Also is there specific brand I need to get or just look for dandelion tea bag?? Also I need to know if is there a organic brand etc.

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