This Detox Tea recipe is a rejuvenating and cleansing beverage, combining the apple cider vinegar with the warmth of ginger, the tang of lemon, and a hint of spicy cayenne. Its natural ingredients are known for boosting metabolism and aiding digestion, creating a soothing yet invigorating drink.

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Apple Cider Vinegar drinks have been all the rage lately but you can now step your detox beverage up a notch with this Detox Tea recipe.

Not only do you get the abundant benefits of apple cider vinegar, but you can also enjoy the extra nutrition from added ginger, mint leaves, lemon juice, honey, cayenne pepper, and turmeric powder.

Plus, the ingredients can be used to help benefit weight loss, boost the immune system, aid the digestive system, reduce acid reflux, and other health benefits.

Detox Tea Benefits

  • This recipe is naturally caffeine-free, gluten-free, and dairy-free, so rest assured you will not have to add any substitutions if you’re doing an elimination diet.
  • A majority of these ingredients can already be found in your pantry, so you won’t have to make a special trip to add this beverage to your daily meal plan. There are no exotic ingredients, just lots of good stuff.
  • Served hot or cold, you can enjoy this tea year-round!

Key Ingredients

  • Ginger is loaded with antioxidants and adds a warm note to this comforting drink. For best results, use fresh ginger.
  • Mint leaves and fresh lemon juice make the ideal pairing to add that refreshing zing that keeps things light and interesting. They are so great in this best detox tea recipe.
  • Apple cider vinegar can be used to help balance blood sugar levels when enjoyed before meals or at bedtime. This tea is one of the best ways to get your ACV in! See my other ACV Weight Loss Drink recipe.
  • Honey is used as a natural sweetener and is also known for its anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidant properties. Try to use raw honey.
  • Cayenne pepper and turmeric powder team together to help fight inflammation and may even help boost your metabolism.

Please see the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact measurements.

Recipe Steps

Step One

Boil the cups of water. While the water is boiling, peel and slice the ginger root and wash the mint leaves.

Please see the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact ingredients and measurements.

Step Two

Pour the hot water into a mug. Steep the ginger and mint in the water for about 5 minutes. Remove the mint and ginger from the mug.

Step Three

Stir in the lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, and honey into the warm water until dissolved. Add the cayenne pepper and turmeric. Enjoy warm!

Enjoying this diy detox tea is one of my New Year’s healthy habits. I have it first thing in the morning on an empty stomach for the maximum benefits.

Recipe Tips

  • This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled for more servings.
  • Sweeten to taste using honey, maple syrup, agave nectar, or stevia, and consider adding a green tea bag for a caffeine boost.
  • Adjust the amount of ginger, cayenne pepper, and turmeric based on your spice preference, and try the tea cold by letting it cool and refrigerating it before serving with ice.
  • Experiment with other detoxifying herbs like dandelion root or nettle, and use lime instead of lemon for a different citrus flavor. You can also add ingredients like cinnamon sticks, green tea bags, lemon slices, or lemon peel.

Recipe FAQs

Can this Detox Tea recipe be made beforehand and served at a later time?

Sure! If you do not want to serve this tea immediately, feel free to allow the tea to cool completely and store it in the refrigerator.

You may want to add the ginger, cayenne pepper, and turmeric powder just before serving so that you can adjust the spice level to meet your preference.

Serve over ice for a refreshing cold tea in the warmer months.

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Detox Tea Recipe with Apple Cider Vinegar

This Detox Tea recipe is a rejuvenating and cleansing beverage, combining the warmth of ginger, the tang of lemon, and a hint of spicy cayenne. Its natural ingredients are known for boosting metabolism and aiding digestion, creating a soothing yet invigorating drink that’s perfect for starting the day or unwinding in the evening.

  • Total Time: 10 Minutes
  • Yield: 1 Serving 1x

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 cup water (I like using filtered water to prevent any chlorine taste)
  • One 1-inch piece of fresh ginger root (peeled and sliced) or 1/2 teaspoon of ginger powder
  • 1 teaspoon fresh mint leaves (45 leaves) or a bag of organic mint tea
  • 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon raw honey (optional, depending on your dietary needs)
  • A dash of cayenne pepper (optional, for a metabolism boost)
  • A small pinch of turmeric powder (optional, for anti-inflammatory benefits)

Instructions

  1. Begin by boiling your filtered water using a kettle. If you don’t have a kettle, you can boil water in a saucepan over medium-high heat.
  2. While waiting for the water to boil, peel and slice your fresh ginger. If you’re using fresh mint, wash the leaves thoroughly.
  3. Once your water reaches a boiling point, pour it into a large mug. Add the sliced ginger or ginger powder to the hot water. If you’re using a mint tea bag, add it to the water now.
  4. Let the ginger and mint steep in the boiling water for about 5 minutes. The longer you let it steep, the more flavorful and concentrated your tea will be.
  5. After steeping, remove the tea bag (if used) and ginger slices. You can use a strainer for this if needed.
  6. Stir in the fresh lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, and raw honey (if using). Mix until the honey is completely dissolved.
  7. If you’re using cayenne pepper and turmeric, add them now. These spices can add a kick to the tea and provide additional detoxifying benefits.
  8. Sip the detox tea while it’s still warm. Slowly drinking your tea allows you to enjoy its flavors and gives your body time to absorb the nutrients more effectively.
  9. You can enjoy this tea in the morning to kickstart your metabolism or in the evening to aid digestion.

Notes

  1. This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled for more servings.
  2. Sweeten to taste using honey, maple syrup, agave nectar, or stevia, and consider adding a green tea bag for a caffeine boost.
  3. Adjust the amount of ginger, cayenne pepper, and turmeric based on your spice preference, and try the tea cold by letting it cool and refrigerating it before serving with ice.
  4. Experiment with other detoxifying herbs like dandelion or nettle, and use lime instead of lemon for a different citrus flavor.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 8 ounces
  • Calories: 25
  • Sugar: 6.1 g
  • Sodium: 10.1 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 6.6 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 0.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: cleansing, detox, tea, ginger, lemon, cayenne, metabolism, digestion

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