5 Detox Drinks to Kick-Start Your Morning

The following post was originally published on Taylor Walker Fit.

Drinking water, a natural detox drink, the second you wake up helps to detoxify the liver, promote digestion, ease constipation, maintain healthy skin, improve blood circulation and helps put living your most "nutritious life" first!

The benefits are abundant and help you find comfort in your gut, now known as the powerhouse of your body. Having healthy gut and digestive tract actually helps you to have more energy, regular bowel movements, decreased bloating and an overall happier mindset. Did you know that it has been scientifically proven that a bloated, uncomfortable gut is linked to sadness and depression?

Think back to the last time you over ate. How did you feel? Happy? Excited? Full of energy? Doubtful. Anyway, we have all been there, and although I like to use whole foods to detox; drinks and herbal teas can help your body get back on track A-S-A-P! You should drink your detox concoction as soon as you wake up…even before your morning java.

Here are a few of my favorite daily detox drinks for you to add to your daily morning routine:

Room Temperature or Warm Water With Lemon

Room Temperature or Warm Water With Lemon

This is the easiest of all the drinks and can be done anywhere in the world. Keep the water at room temperature or better yet warm to help ease a bloated tummy and start your day off on a healthy note!

Adrenal Kickstarter

Adrenal Kickstarter

  • 8 ounces filtered water
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Dash of cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of raw organic apple cider vinegar
Green Goddess

Green Goddess

  • 8 ounces filtered water
  • 1/2 to 1 cup organic cilantro
  • Juice of a lime
  • 2 tablespoons liquid chlorophyll
  • 1 to 2 droppers liquid milk thistle
  • 1 to 2 droppers liquid turmeric
  • Fresh cracked pepper
Summer Slimdown

Summer Slimdown

  • 6 to 8 ounces water
  • 1 cup organic watermelon
  • 1/2 cup organic cucumber
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
  • Juice of one lemon or lime
Strawberry Blonde

Strawberry Blonde

  • 8 ounces water
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 1/2 cup organic strawberries
  • Juice of 1 grapefruit
  • 1 tablespoon fresh aloe vera gel
The MommyPosh Special
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The MommyPosh Special

  • 2 tablespoons Goji berries
  • 1/2 cup cucumber
  • Sliced lemon
  • Sliced cucumber
  • Mint

Drink a detox drink every morning for the next week and let me know how you feel! Play with flavors you like and chug like you are celebrating your 21st birthday!