TEA CLEANSE FOR WEIGHT LOSS
Many Little Know Ways to Detox, Lose Weight, and Get Healthy.
Table of Contents
Chapter One: What is a Tea Cleanse? Get to Know the Basics------------------------------------3
Chapter Two: How to Begin Your Detox---------------------------------------------------------------5
Chapter Three: What the Cleanse Does for Your Body---------------------------------------------8
Chapter Four: How Tea Cleanses Your Mind-------------------------------------------------------11
Chapter Five: The Best Tea/Smoothie/Food Detox Recipes---------------------------------------13
Chapter Six: What NOT to do on your Tea Detox--------------------------------------------------21
Chapter Seven: The Proof You Need------------------------------------------------------------------24
What is a Tea Cleanse? Get to Know the Basics
You’ve landed in the right place if you want to not only lose weight, but improve every aspect of
your life. There are countless benefits to starting a tea detox, then continuing to drink tea
regularly. For a lot of people, tea isn’t a personal preference. However, you can exchange the
plain hot cup of tea for a variety of different recipes that not only taste delicious, but give you the
same benefits. For the tea fanatics, keep drinking that hot and soothing cup of tea every day. A
tea cleanse can drop weight almost instantly, improve your overall health, and even suppress
appetite. Going organic will be your best option, as it provides the most natural ingredients. If
you don’t want to do that, you can even make your own cleanse at home with normal household
Maintaining physical health is important in every aspect of your life. It is important to learn how
these cleanses should become a part of your routine, no matter how busy you may become.
Every day there is an excuse to not exercise for so many people. These excuses turn into a
sedentary lifestyle and can lead to so many different health problems. With minimal exercise and
a tea cleanse, you can jumpstart your metabolism and create energy you never knew you had.
Making a change in your life and beginning the transformation into a “better you” will be one of
the most rewarding accomplishments imaginable. The hardest part about starting a dedicated
cleanse is actually starting! Each day will not be a struggle. When the first steps are taken
towards your cleansing goal, you will realize how much your life will change.
What a Tea Cleanse and Detox Actually Is-
In reality, a tea cleanse can be many different things involving many different recipes and teas.
This will be the summed up version of it all, and we will get into the bigger details later. First
and foremost, it’s important to know what a detox is in general. Our world is a large compilation
of toxins that we breathe, eat, and drink almost daily. Toxins come in the form of medications,
anything you might use on your skin daily- it’s almost unavoidable! Unless you shop at a
completely organic store, you are ingesting toxins in even the fruit and vegetables that you buy at
regular grocery stores. It’s almost impossible in these times to not be surrounded by toxins, even
if you live in the middle of nowhere and grow your own food. This isn’t meant to make you
fearful, we’ve grown up with these toxins since birth and our immune systems have become
adapted to them. However, it’s important to cleanse yourself regularly in order to stay healthy.
Remember, you should still eat during these detoxes, especially if you have never done one
before. If you decide on a tea cleanse, eat only completely healthy foods- preferably organic. You
can always drop the calories you’re used to consuming by a good number, but if you don’t eat
anything it can cause serious health problems and put your body into starvation mode, which will
tear apart your body and leave you extremely agitated. Always consult a health care provider
before doing a tea detox in which you decide to eat nothing at all. It’s not suggested, but it has
been practiced for centuries. Unless you’re already familiar with regular detoxes, then DON’T
starve yourself and only drink tea in hopes of dropping weight instantly. It’s not always about
instantly losing weight (though it’s definitely a perk), but more about starting a normal detoxing
routine in order to live a longer and more fulfilling life.
Many people are lead to detoxing because they simply feel off. When I say “off,” I mean that you
feel simply like crud in general. You feel like you have poor health, no matter what weight
you’re at. Being constantly fatigued, drained, irritable, having a poor or overactive appetite-
these are all signs that you are in desperate need of an intense detox. There are many different
ways to detox, but we will be focusing on the most prominent one- tea. You’d be surprised how
every single tea has a detoxing benefit. Sure, you could go to the store and buy a box that says
“detox tea” on the front. It’s the quickest one your eyes turn to and it is right there and available.
These are generally a good start, but you have so many other options that benefit certain vital
organs, mental health, blood flow, and your metabolism. Is this overwhelming yet? It shouldn’t
be! This is a cheap and easy way to improve every aspect of your life without going to the
pharmacy, vitamin store, or grocery store.
The gunk in your body needs to go. I can’t stress how important a tea cleanse is for this. A
simple tea cleanse starts in the morning which is basically a refreshment and clean start. Plan it
for tomorrow. Start your morning with this easy beginning step. Your initial refresh first thing in
the morning could easily be any tea you feel like having, but you should probably stay away
from sedating teas, as you have a full day ahead of you. Your morning tea will automatically
push out old toxins, and putting essential electrolytes and vitamins back into your body. Again,
we will get into the best teas to start your day soon. For now, you need to know what you are
getting into- and what you’re getting into will be one of the best decisions you could possibly
At night, the colon cleanse is the main focus. Although it might sound a bit ominous, it is
completely necessary if you want to rid your body of all the harmful toxins you’ve been taking
in. Your colon cleanse tea will act as basically a colon cleanse, so if you have a lot of toxin build
up, prepare yourself for a rough start. We will discuss the best colon refreshers for the best detox
in future sections. Just remember, it’s for the best, and it’s for your health!
How to Begin Your Detox
In all reality, there is no right or wrong way to go about your daily tea detox, there is only a basic
outline of how you should do it. There are a million different types of teas that all have the same
effect, and you can get creative and do it your own way. There are so many guidebooks on the
precise way to accomplish one, but you need to do what is best for you and your body. Do you
really think you will go through a full detox if the suggestions you’re reading taste absolutely
horrifying to you? Probably not. If you are choking down your tea for the detox, it’s
uncomfortable and you won’t want to keep going. The best suggestions will be listed here. As
previously mentioned, the basic guidelines you should follow consists of a morning refreshing
tea (or tea smoothie) of your choice, cups of tea throughout the day (green tea is one of the best
options), and a nightly colon cleanse detox tea. It sounds like a lot of work, but in all reality it’s
as simple as doing your normal daily glasses of water throughout the day, and you can even
prepare in advance if you are always on the go. Think positively! It’s time to give your body the
clean slate that it deserves.
Where to get it, and what to get-
Don’t ever underestimate the power of your local grocery store! Worldwide chain companies
have a lot to offer, and it’s not always a bunch of fake tea made with unnatural ingredients. With
that being said, do be careful. Don’t just give in to the box that says ‘instant detox,’ or something
along those lines. However, many chain grocery stores to have an essential amount of amazing
products that are made for the detox you need. You can find authentic and organic green tea
almost anywhere, but that’s only because it’s one of the most popular. Other teas you might want
to test from the tea department in your local grocery store will be falsely advertised and you
won’t get the cleanse you need.
What is best recommended is that small organic store tucked away in the corner of your city or
town. Some locations have thousands of these places, and other places have only a few that are
hard to find. It is promised that at these stores you will find and ample amount of tea that is
100% toxin free and completely organic. If you go to your regular store, you might have the
feeling that you are detoxing, when in all reality you are only putting more toxins inside of you
due to falsely advertised ‘all natural’ ingredients. These organic stores are hidden gems, and you
can find everything from organic teas and herbs, as well as food and produce. Our main focus
will be tea and herbs. By going to these stores and purchasing organic products, you will be
doing your body and your mind a huge favor. Keep in mind that these stores are slightly more
expensive, but your purchases will be well worth every penny and your detox will be that much
Unless you like your coffee black, whiskey on the rocks, vodka mixed with water, or your
restaurant tea unsweetened, then you will want to find the right sweeteners to give you the best
experience. Please remember that you don’t need to choke down your detox. Be good to your
body, and be good to your taste buds. There are so many options for this, but stay organic. The
simplest answer to your delicious tea detox is 100% organic honey- which will most likely be at
the same store. There are many herbs that bounce up the flavor to your tea, even if you just stir
your tea up with a cinnamon stick. Cinnamon has an extraordinary amount of health benefits, but
we will get into that later. If you want to make your morning tea into a smoothie, you won’t even
need a sweetener. Certain fruits (again, 100% organic and GMO free) will give you all the
sweetness you need. If you don’t need sweeteners and don’t mind the bitter, great! You have one
less thing to think about. Although, most people like to add the flavor.
When it comes to what exactly you should get, there are so many options. You should find
what’s best for you and not change it up every day. Find something and stick with the plan- you
don’t want to continuously confuse your body by changing up teas throughout the day
constantly. We will begin with the best options for morning, and continue with what is best for
your daily and nightly routine.
If you have now been convinced to start your detox as soon as possible, you will need to know
the key elements for your first morning tea or smoothie, and where to start. Get to that organic
store immediately and pick up everything you will need from morning until bedtime. The options
for your morning refresher and detox beginning are endless, but we will give you some of the top
rated options based on people just like you who now regularly do cleanses because they love it
so much. Listed for you will be the best consumer rated options for teas and herbs specifically
based on your morning routine.
Matcha Tea- This tea will be easily found, and it is key to your rejuvenating morning
refresh/detox. Matcha tea has become a recent sensation all over the world, but has
started its journey in Japan. This tea actually comes in powder form! So, if you add a
scoop to your smoothie or if you use it as a plain cup of tea, you are getting benefits you
would never imagine are true. First, matcha tea is extremely powerful. When you drink
this substance, you are really eating the green tea leaves raw, and get 100% of the
benefits. Green tea is a staple in detoxing, and matcha green tea is the superhero of green
teas, if you want to think of it like that. If you decide to use this- with one serving you are
drinking the equivalent of roughly ten cups of brewed green tea (in the packet form.)
Compared to regular green tea brewed in a packed, you receive 137 times more
antioxidants. Matcha tea is a great way to start the day- it is jam packed with everything
you need to start the day. It’s also a wonderful place to start in your weight loss journey.
Without you even knowing it, matcha tea (or green tea in general) speeds up your
metabolism and continues to burn calories throughout the day. Many other benefits
include keeping your mind in focus throughout the day (concentration), perks up your
mood in general, and can prevent diseases in the long run if continuously used. There are
so many effective vitamins, including magnesium, zinc, vitamin C, selenium, and
chromium. Just when you think this tea couldn’t do anymore, it can lower your blood
sugar quickly and drop your cholesterol. What’s a better way to start your day? This is
our top pick, but of course there are many other routes you can take for your morning
toxin removal. To boost what matcha tea already is 100% capable, you can add certain
things to it. Why not? Some of the best fat burning, antioxidant packed, and toxin
removal add ins are ginseng, spirulina, barley grass, and acai berries.
Your own morning detox tea- In the morning, it’s best to start off with something that
will boost your energy in a harmless way. Did you know you could easily create your
own detox tea without purchasing anything (unless you don’t already have it in your herb
and spices cabinet. We will get into the recipes later, but for a quick wrap-up of what this
tea contains will make you interested, especially if the taste of green tea isn’t well…your
cup of tea. You should still consider matcha or green tea as your go-to, but this is just as
effective. If you like more of a warm and spicy feeling when you drink hot tea, then this
might be it for you. All you need is ginger, turmeric, cayenne, and cinnamon (stick or
powder.) Cinnamon is a natural anti-inflammatory, cayenne heats up your body to burn
calories and fat quicker, ginger helps with easy digestion, and turmeric purifies your liver
and pushes the built up toxins out.
General store-bought detox tea- We discussed this earlier- your best option will be to
make your morning detox tea from scratch or purchase it from an organic store. However,
some of these ‘main chain name’ detox teas do work. They are easy to spot, as they are
simply listed as ‘Detox Tea,’ and you will have many options to choose from. You
should always look at the back of the box and make sure the ingredients don’t contain
ingredients that are anything short of natural. These teas come in many shapes and forms.
There are some really good generic detox teas out there that contain powerful ingredients
such as dandelion root for liver benefits, juniper berries to improve kidney function, as
well as black pepper and ginger root to speed up your blood flow and burn off that fat.
Many of these common teas can be great, but remember to keep an eye on the ingredients
Green tea, give yourself more- Matcha was previously mentioned, which is basically a
‘super’ green tea. But, never underestimate the power of traditional organic green tea.
The benefits to drinking green tea can not only start your day off on a good note, but
continuing to drink it throughout the day will do your body eye-opening results. Like
matcha, green tea is obviously one of the most popular and easy to acquire teas to get. If
you are used to drinking coffee in the morning, stop! Switch to green tea. It still has that
great amount of caffeine you need to get the day started, but you won’t have a crashing
point when it wears off. Rid your body of the junk that’s been lingering inside by making
this switch. Polyphenols (a fancy word for antioxidants), are a huge perk in green tea, and
has been proven to detoxify. Green tea in the long run has been suggested that it prevents
various cancers, many health issues such as bacterial infections, and help your digestive
tract stay steady and regular. Green tea will always be one of the best teas to not only
begin your day, but continue to drink throughout the day.
In this section, there is not much to reiterate apart from the fact to keep drinking your tea of
choice. If you choose to drink green tea- throughout the day have 3-4 cups of it. It will only keep
you perked up throughout the day, and keep you in focus. Green tea does have caffeine;
therefore, you shouldn’t continue to consume it throughout the night if you intend on getting
Also keep in mind that good natural snacks will help curb your appetite, and smoothies that are
filled with super rich nutrients (along with the tea) will not only make you feel full longer, but it
will burn fat at the same time. You really can’t go wrong unless you drink three cups of green tea
then go out to a fast food joint and order and double cheeseburger and large fries.
What the Cleanse does for your Body
In the previous chapters, we’ve already made note of the fact that there is an assortment amount
of great things that happen to your body when you do a tea detox. You will jumpstart a good
workout routine by cleansing out your system and getting rid of all that extra water weight we
carry around (which can add up big time.) You can instantly drop so much weight even if you
only do the cleanse for a short amount of time. If you carry on with the cleanse for a week,
expect to drop some major pounds! But, it’s not always about the weight loss. Tea has so many
benefits on every aspect of your body, both inside and out. If you are not convinced yet, take a
look at all of the wonderful things that will happen to your body when you do a tea detox and
continue to drink tea over a long period of time. Once again, avoid all the fun flavors like your
typical ‘lemon zinger.’ REAL tea comes in four categories from the plant- oolong, green, black,
and white. All four have variants of the type you can get based on what you want.
1. The amount of antioxidants in tea can prevent cancer. The list could go on and on with
the variety of cancers it can protect against. Skin cancer, lung, stomach, ovarian, liver,
oral, colon, breast, prostate- you name it, tea prevents it. Though research has not been
completely proven, science is bias in believing that the antioxidants do work like a
superpower to prevent these life threatening diseases. Drinking tea regular can
significantly reduce the risks of heart attacks and cardiovascular diseases. The sugary
drinks most people are used to consuming do the exact opposite.
2. Drinking tea can boost your exercise performance and endurance. Scientists have
determined that the antioxidants in green tea specifically turn active exercise into using
fat as fuel and burning calories of quicker than if you didn’t drink the green tea. This
provides muscle endurance to be intensified. Drinking tea after a workout will restore
and rejuvenate the powerful workout you just had, almost acting as a muscle relaxant.
Again, doing this regularly helps to prevent cardiovascular diseases.
3. Green tea specifically keeps you 100% hydrated, even though it has caffeine. Enough
said, drink up!
4. Free radicals: These pesky things potentially destroy your DNA over time. To simplify
things, tea is common for absorbing these free radicals and fight them off. ORAC is an
acronym for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity. Naturally, our bodies fight them off
as own as best as they can, just like your immune system would fight off a virus.
However, our bodies can’t fight off these free radicals 100%- our bodies just are not
designed that way. These radicals have led to causing brain degeneration, cancer, and
cardiology problems if not taken care of over time.
5. Parkinson’s disease can occur not only in the elderly, but younger people and middle-
aged people as well. This disease occurs in the nervous system, and is a very hard
disease to cope with. Muscle mass weakens, moving around becomes uncomfortable and
slow, and pain is common. It causes problems in the brain, and dopamine is significantly
reduced. Drinking tea regularly greatly reduces the chances of you developing the
disease, whether you are a man or woman.
6. BMI: Scientists recently did a study on a group of individuals, both men and women, to
drink hot tea regularly and go about with their basic daily activities, including exercise.
Can you guess what happened? Waist measurements dropped even LOWER than what
scientists had expected, but not in an unhealthy way. The people in the study who didn’t
consume the hot tea didn’t have much of a change (if at all) and BMI stayed roughly the
same as it was when they started. With that being said, lowering your BMI obviously
means reducing the risk of diabetes, strokes, and heart failure. All you have to do is put
your trust in tea, drink it regularly, and reap the benefits of living healthy!
7. Not to make smoking cigarettes a spotlight positive thing (it’s NOT), if you are a
smoker, drinking tea regularly can prevent the harm that smoking does to your body.
Don’t continue smoking just because tea might help the negatives that come with it. You
should always consider quitting. However, until you do, tea can help prevent many of the
negative side effects you feel when you use tobacco products.
8. Green tea is like sunscreen? This might sound like something out of a science fiction
novel, but it’s very possible that if you drink green tea throughout the day and forget
your sunscreen on your trip to the beach, you may be protected. Ultra-violet rays (UV),
are a pain. Well, it’s better said that it’s a burn. Antioxidants in green tea have been
found to protect against these powerful rays.
9. Green tea helps process sugars throughout your blood. This is amazing news for people
who suffer from Diabetes, as it can help to control and maintain a normal blood sugar
10. The minerals found in bones that increase density and provide strength can be improved
by drinking green tea. Milk doesn’t just make your body stronger- tea does too!
All of this material is still under current and constant research, but there has been zero harm
found in drinking tea (unless you drink gallons of it a day.) There have only ever been positive
health effects associated with drinking tea regularly. While all of the above are benefits to
drinking assortments of tea long term, there are also many benefits that drinking tea for only a
short amount of time (as in a quick detox) can still provide amazing results. As we discussed
before, a quick detox can improve the function of all your vital organs, push out all harmful
toxins, refresh your body and mind, drop weight instantly, and change your life.
How Tea Cleanses your Mind
Numerous times we have been told in our life that tea is the cure for everything, even hidden
illnesses such as depression, PTSD, and anxiety. These are all very true reports. During your
detox, especially if you deal with constant stress, you have so many natural options to relax your
body and improve the function of your brain. Many teas have sedative effects that are completely
harmless, and most come in herbal forms with no caffeine.
Detoxing the body is a wonderful thing, but why not kill two birds in one stone? Detox both your
mind and your body. Tea is a wonderful tool you can use to destroy those inner demons and give
you peace within yourself. These teas have been used for centuries for anxiety and overall
‘nervousness.’ Throughout the day, continue your detox routine of drinking green tea (or your
special detox of your choice), but when sleep draws near and you are feeling overly stressed or
anxious, try out these amazing offers. Keep in mind, the teas won’t permanently cure your silent
disease, especially if you suffer from severe mental illnesses such as PTSD. However, they can
temporarily relax your muscles, mind, and nerves.
Chamomile: This tea is a no-brainer (no pun intended.) If you ask anyone who drinks tea
regularly, they will suggest chamomile as your go-to relaxant. Chamomile is an herb that
comes from a flower, and is dried up and put into your little packet. The most common
uses for drinking chamomile is to relax and unwind, but even help alleviate more extreme
cases of panic attacks, insomnia, and anxiety. Not ONLY does chamomile help with
struggles of the mind, but there are many other benefits to drinking it regularly especially
if you are in the process of detoxing. While you initially begin detoxing, you might feel
some cramping due to the bowel movements you’ll be passing to get rid of all the toxins.
Chamomile tea replenishes that, and provides comfort to any kind of stomach ache. The
active ingredient in chamomile tea is bisabolol, which acts as an anti-inflammatory and
irritant. This is perfect to end a day of detox. Add a little honey in your warm cup to liven
up the flavor and add extra calmness.
Kava: If you are really suffering, it’s time to bring out the big guns. This is the absolute
most tranquilizing tea on the market that is legal. Again- it is safe, and completely
natural. This tea is one of the most studied and well known teas aimed towards people
who suffer from severe mental illnesses and is noted to work as well as a prescription
drug such as Xanax- but with natural and healthy ingredients. Note that if you do take
certain medications, kava tea may have negative interactions with them. Kava tea that
you would buy in a grocery store wouldn’t have the same effects that it would if you
purchased from all natural sellers online or organic herbal tea shops. If you are really
looking for an instant relaxant and a good night of sleep, this is the tea for you. NEVER
combine kava tea with alcohol.
Valerian Root: Much like kava and chamomile, valerian root tea has similar sedating
effects, but not nearly as strong as kava tea would. While valerian root (which also comes
in capsule form) isn’t generally used by people with anxiety disorders, people do find a
calming aide that comes with drinking it. It the perfect ‘unwind after a hard day’ tea.
Valerian root tea is generally used as a natural sleep aide, for those looking for natural
remedies and not medications for sleeping that come over the counter. Beating off toxins
was the original goal, right? Put away that sleeping pill and stock up on valerian root tea.
This tea should be avoided throughout the day, as it might make you feel fatigued and
ready to sleep. This is the perfect tea after a long day of detoxing.
Passionflower: Again, like kava, this is considered a sedative but with less side effects or
interactions with other medications. Purchasing passionflower tea at the store has an
unknown amount of sedating side effects, and not enough research has been done to
prove that it would be sedating in a low dose. Everyone is different in the way they react
to calming teas.
Likewise, there are of course a large assortment of teas that help you stay focused throughout the
day. Most of these include caffeine. So many human beings can’t function without a daily
caffeine fix, especially if they work all day or all night, and have a job that requires full attention
at all times. Again, green tea is the miracle for this. Many other teas that contain caffeine (such
as black tea) will get the job done as well and keep you focused throughout the day. Staying
focused and keeping up with a routine plan of when you should drink tea and the type of tea you
should drink will ultimately make your detox plan that much easier and a million times more
effective. Take time in choosing what suits you best and test things out, there’s nothing wrong
with that. Remember, this is about you. This is about your health and wellness both inside and
The Best Detox Recipes for You
Homemade teas, smoothies, shakes, and more.
Trying out a bunch of different new things might seem difficult and tedious, but it’s completely
worth it in the long run- especially if you plan to do a tea cleanse every week or month. This is a
great list to start with, and will help you figure out not only what works best with your body, but
what tastes the best to you. Let’s face it, taste is important. And who doesn’t love a good
smoothie? Before we get started, just for the record, you can add spinach or kale to ANY
smoothie and it has no flavor! It’ll turn your drink a nice shade of green, but you will taste
absolutely nothing ‘grassy’ and you will only taste the organic fruit, tea, and herbs you add in.
Remember, keep everything organic! Don’t mess up and add a big scoop of sugar into your
smoothie or shake. We are here to lose weight and detox, not gain more weight and put the dirt
back in. This section will not be all about tea, though you can add a scoop of matcha in wherever
you’d like. Sometimes, detoxing can be all about mixing the right amount of fresh (ORGANIC)
fruit, herbs, vegetables, and water. You can even throw in organic coconut water- that stuff does
wonders to your body and skin. Berries and other fruits contain essentials for detoxing, such as
the daily dose of fiber you need and the antioxidants they contain. Blueberries, raspberries, and
blackberries are the most popular for these, so many of these recipes will include these three hot
Basic berry refresh smoothie, great for your morning wake up. Skip the coffee and try this
1 ½ cups of fresh organic berries, a mixture of all three previously mentioned.
½ cup of coconut milk (organic, can find at most grocery stores)
1 cup of water (make sure it’s purified)
Easy, blend up all of your ingredients. If you have frozen organic fruit then you won’t
need to add ice, but if your fruit is fresh and room temperature then add some ice and
blend until the consistency is perfectly smoothie-like.
Enjoy. We mentioned before that detoxing is highly important, but these fruits can play a
huge roll in your detoxing process- especially if you’re craving some extra flavor.
Antioxidants prevent so many potential diseases. Like your grandma always says- an
apple a day keeps the doctor away. This is a very true statement. Daily organic fruit
intake is vital.
The most amazing kale smoothie you’ll ever have!
A simple handful of kale (fresh from an organic store preferred)
One cup of coconut water (again, organic found and most grocery stores)
Half of an apple, chopped up
Kale can be difficult. Baby kale is easily found and blends much smoother than the kale
that comes wrapped up with stems. If you choose the curly stemmed kale, chop the stems
and only use the leaf portion. From that point, you’d need to chop the kale into smaller
pieces. This is why baby kale is recommended, it’s much easier in the blender.
Blend all until the consistency is smooth, add ice if not cold enough.
Kale is a superfood. There’s no doubt that it’s the ‘sure way’ of detoxing your body completely.
It might just sound like a popular trend that everyone is playing around with, but rest easy. This
leafy green will purify your body completely.
Spicy herbal ginger smoothie- for the smoothie fanatics that like an extra ‘kick.’
Ginger root is the epitome of a 100% guaranteed detox. One, it’s very cheap. Two, it might
already be in your pantry. Very easy. Ginger clears out the digestive tracts, bringing down gas
and bloating. If you have a head cold, this combo is ideal- it breaks of mucus and congestion
that’s been building up. We spoke previously that it has amazing effects, and combining it with
cinnamon has an even better effect. It’s simple, heat burns fat and cinnamon has anti-
inflammatory benefits as we previously discussed. This isn’t a smoothie that will feel like lava
going down your throat, but if you are in love with spice, feel free to add a pinch of cayenne
pepper. JUST A PINCH. Cayenne pepper almost acts as an antibiotic in certain ways.
One tsp of cinnamon (normal powder pantry brand is fine)
One fresh piece of ginger root (this is preferred, but if you don’t have it, you can
substitute with two teaspoons of the powder)
One cup of water
A large handful of spinach (remember, you won’t taste it)
Ice- as needed
You don’t want to crunch fresh ginger when your drinking your smoothie. It’ll be
extreme. Do yourself a favor and mince that ginger down until it’s completely smooth. If
you have the powder, you can obviously skip that step.
Combine all ingredients and blend, add ice if needed.
Another #1 morning smoothie to rejuvenate and energize.
To maximize your detoxing efforts, use this smoothie as a meal replacement then start on your
green tea after, or your detoxing tea of choice. This smoothie is jam-packed with antioxidant
ingredients and detoxing effects that’ll make you ready to go for the day.
One tsp Turmeric
Soy based protein powder (organic and found at most health stores) one scoop
Organic orange juice ½ cup
One cup of water
Ice- as needed
If you have a blender bottle (the ones that seal tight and are for shaking mixes- little
metal ball inside), this would be perfect as it doesn’t need to be drank in smoothie form.
You can still make it easily as a smoothie with the added ice. Tastes amazing regardless.
Weight loss smoothie- let’s slim it down
I don’t need to repeat the benefits of green tea for the hundredth time, so let’s just get straight to
it. When you detox, you lose weight- simply put.
One cup of brewed green tea (organic) or one scoop of matcha powder (even better).
Soy protein powder, like the previous smoothie. Preferred vanilla in flavoring.
One half of a fresh peach
Brew green tea in advance and stick it in the fridge to cool down. A hot smoothie might
You can use frozen or fresh peaches, as long as it’s organic and ripe.
Add ice if you don’t use frozen peaches.
Reap the refreshing benefits!
-Homemade Detox Teas-
Whether you decide to go to the store and snag up some good detox tea, make your smoothies, or
eat clean, making your own tea at home can be the perfect solution to your detox agenda. Some
of us can remember those old days as young ones when our mom or dad would make us a
homemade concoction normally known as a ‘hot toddy’ when we were sick. They’d add lemon,
honey, and a little whiskey (if they were bold) and give it to us to sooth our pain and coughing,
and help us sleep. Well, this is the same concept- minus the alcohol. And, the best part about
these homemade detox teas is that a lot of the ingredients you’ll find around the house in your
pantries. Just swipe the dust off and get started.
Immune systemboosting tea/detoxify
1 tsp powdered ginger
1 tsp powdered turmeric
2-3 cups of water
1 squeezed lemon
Boil your water in a pot, microwave, or teapot. Use whatever is handy.
Add the ginger and turmeric, stir, and then let the combination rest for at least 10
Juice the lemon into two separate cups, and when the tea has cooled down, give it one
more stir and pour into two separate cups or one large cup.
Add organic honey if needed for flavor.
This tea is easily made and is best when those ‘sick seasons’ roll around. These types of teas
should over time be added into your daily routine. It will save you a ton of money in the long
run, because we as a whole spend millions a year on medicines for colds and immune system
booster vitamins. Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties, and turmeric has anti-bacterial
The BEST DIY detox tea for rapid weight loss!
This is a long one, so keep focus. Many of these ingredients you might already have, but many
you will have to go on the hunt for. This tea is so important because it not only completely
cleanses your system- it boosts energy, pushes out toxins, drops your excess water weight, and
burns calories without you even having to do anything. You should still consider exercise as a
daily part of your routine, but this tea will help you get a jumpstart on your detoxing
Marshmallow root- 1 part- Naturally a diuretic, marshmallow root is very nutritious and
acts as an aide to soothe the bowel system and digestive system, as it is another herb that
has anti-inflammatory traits.
Dandelion leaf- 1 part- A very strong blood purifier by neutralizing the bad acids in your
blood, perfect for detoxing. It also contains many vitamins and minerals just like the
nettle leaf, but even contains vitamins that can completely turn around your complexion.
Slippery elm Bark- 1 part- Much like marshmallow root, this helps soothe and relax the
inner organs during a deep detox. It basically sucks up all the toxins in your bowels.
Nettle leaf- 2 parts- Filled with chlorophyll, making the antioxidants a very strong and
high count of vitamin A and C. Increases the function of the liver and kidneys and
Papaya leaf- 1 part- This is where the weight loss portion comes in. Papaya leaf is famous
for a fast and easy weight loss aide. There are digestive enzymes in papaya leaf that
support the digestive system.
Sweet cinnamon bark- ½ part- Not only is delicious and adds a warm and cozy kick to
your tea, but it is an anti-fungal, body warming (helps burn calories), and has been known
for centuries as an excellent antibiotic for basic sicknesses.
Fennel seeds- 1/4th part- These help reduce your appetite and aide in your weight loss
journey. Cleans out the liver and kidneys.
Ginger root- ½ part- Ginger root heats up the body and burns calories, aids in digestion,
increases circulation and fights off the toxins we take in every day.
Senna leaf- 1 part- You can leave this part out if you want, but to truly cleanse out your
system Senna is a laxative powerhouse.
Orange peel- ½ - Curbs appetite and has many other healing properties, regulates entre
Eleuthero root- 2 parts- Powerful stimulant for the nervous system. Reduces not only
anxiety, but appetite as well.
Mix all into a large bowl until combined evenly.
Put all the herbs into your infuser or teapot, and brew.
Wait to cool.
This can be made in bulk and stored in a cool area for up to six months. So make a bunch
in advance, then you can prep this for your morning refresher!
You will be able to find all of these herbs in your local organic stores or online. If you go online
for tea, make sure you are getting loose leaf herbs if you are making this specific tea, and
remember to keep it 100% organic.
Miscellaneous food recipes that contain tea. Yes, you can evenbring detoxing into food!
Jam made from an organic combination of detox perfection.
Do you like prepping and canning? If so, this is for you. Trade in that market brand grape jelly
filled with toxins, sugar, and fat, and push for making your own blend of sandwich toppings that
are completely natural and packed with antioxidants and flavor.
Purified water- 8 cups
Six red hibiscus flowers, they can be dry or fresh.
½ cup of dried (or fresh) rose petals
Rose hips- ½ cups dried or 1/4th cup fresh
One fresh pear
Black currants or elderberries, your choice- ½ cup
Pink lady apple (dried or fresh) or another apple with high scent and flavor
One peach (fresh or dried)
Juice one lemon
1 tsp organic vanilla extract
4 cups of organic sugar substitute (for weight loss)
Pectin- two packages
Begin by taking all of your fruit pitting it, whether it’s fresh or dry. Wash them all and
cut into small pieces. Dice the hibiscus flowers carefully. In the meantime, bring four of
your eight cups of water to boil with the rosehips and the hibiscus after they are chopped.
With your other four cups of water, bring to a boil the sugar. If you have chosen to use
dried fried, you need to boil them in another pot until they have plumped back up and
Boil all for roughly three minutes, stirring occasionally, and making your house smell
If you are using fresh fruit, add the fruit to the boiling mixture of your sugar water and
stir as hard as you can- it should thicken at this point. When this is done, turn off your
burners and let your pots of goodies rest for at least five minutes, but longer if you prefer
a thicker consistency of jam.
In a large bowl (enough to hold ALL of this), add your concoctions together. Add your
pectin and stir until it is dissolved in the mixture, as well as your lemon juice and vanilla
Get your jars ready- once everything has sat for a few minutes, pack your jars full of the
mixture and seal them as tight as possible. You’ll have to boil the jars, which can take
time. Only boil them for a few minutes, then use tongs to let them rest in warm water. Be
careful. If the jars touch anything cold, they will explode and you’ll be cleaning goo off
your kitchen walls all day.
Label your jars with a date, and store them somewhere cool and dark. These last for up to
It’s wonderful that by creating something as simple as an organic hibiscus tea, that you can make
a whole jam spread out of it that lasts for a very long time and enables you to quit grabbing that
$4 jar of junk at the store. The process might take some time, but only good things come from
time and effort.
You heard right. You can make one of the most amazing soups you’ve had in your life based
purely on tea with extra earthy and organic products. The soup we will focus on here is based on
chai tie mixed with pumpkin and hazelnut. This soup was made to warm your soul on those cold
chilly nights. Or, warm your soul regardless of the season. Your pick- either way it’s a win/win
situation. Also, this is a very slimming alternative to any other type of soup or meal, and fills you
up completely. This is one of your go-to tea recipes if your main goal is weight loss, and its’s
One can of ORGANIC pumpkin puree, or fresh pumpkin that has been roasted. The
organic puree will be your quickest and easiest option. Pumpkin acts in the same way that
other super foods do. It is great for healing and can be added to your diet no matter what
time of year it is. Pumpkins are packed with vitamins such as vitamin B, C, and E. They
also contain magnesium, fiber, and potassium. Last but not least, carotenoids are one of
the most vital nutrients found in this vegetable. To simplify things, carotenoids are
responsible for making pumpkins orange, which also contain a massive amount of
antioxidants. These antioxidants have been linked to studies that have proclaimed to fight
off some of the worst diseases, such as cancer and diabetes. Also, carotenoids soak up fat.
Again, great if you are trying to lose weight. Let’s move on.
Chai tea-hazelnut red flavor. You’ll want to use this tea (or a similar tea) for the most
robust flavor. Chai is one of the most powerful teas flavor-wise, and adds that delicious
spice. Chai tea reduces inflammation, and protects the cells in your body from the stress
of toxins. Just like the pumpkin, vitamins and minerals are prevalent in this tea, as long as
you get an all-natural and organic brand.
Flavor enhancer (optional)- Himalayan sea salt. This sea salt, wherever you may find it
(most likely online) is pink! It’s actually an ancient crystal that is taken from the tops of
the Himalayan Mountains. If that isn’t already fascinating, wait until you hear the
benefits. Not only does this provide an excellent flavor booster to the soup, it has 84
minerals. That means 84 health benefits. The minerals in this salt are already naturally
found in our blood, but cleanses them out and replenishes them.
If you are going with the fresh pumpkin route, make it a small one (no more than 3-4lbs).
Remove the pumpkins stem and clean the outside, take out the seeds, and start gutting it
and dumping all the fleshy parts- as much as you possibly can- and place them all on a
baking sheet. Drizzle organic coconut oil on the top so they don’t dry out. I won’t go into
the benefits of coconut oil right now, though I should. However, this is all about tea
benefits! Okay, all I will say is that coconut is good for anything and everything- not just
cooking. Back to the recipe: Bake the drizzled pumpkin flesh for 45 minutes at 375
degrees F. You’ll know it’s done and ready to use when the flesh is completely soft and it
basically falls apart when you fork it. You can either mush it all up until completely
smooth and soft, but if you own a blender that would be your best option.
If you use the pumpkin puree, you’re done.
The tea will need to be brewed, and feel free to use as many packages as you want
depending on how robust you want the flavor. This will be your basic stock. Bring it to a
boil and let it seep in order to let the chai completely set in the water.
Mix both portions in a pot on your stove at medium heat, stirring occasionally, then let it
rest. You can add the salt or not. Serve as is!
There are many different recipes that contain herbal tea and help flush out your system and rid
your organs and blood of all the toxins. It’s almost impossible to go wrong with organic tea and
mixing them with organic products. Back to the coconut oil rant, you can even add that into your
tea and stir, just a scoop. Coconut oil is a stunning product to amplify your detoxing program.
What NOT to do During your Tea Detox
Tips, tricks, and guidelines on how to not mess this up.
It’s surprisingly easy how easy it is to ruin your whole detox routine, even if you’re only
detoxing for a day. For instance, if you are starting your tea detox tomorrow, please avoid a
sausage, egg, and cheese breakfast biscuit from that fast food joint on your way to work. This
should be a no-brainer, but some people believe that since they are detoxing themselves they can
eat whatever they want. Not true. This chapter will primarily focus on how you will benefit best
from detoxing by following a few simple guidelines on the simple things to avoid. By following
these, you will get the best results for detoxing and dropping weight.
Diet and exercise still needs to be involved
While detoxing, you might notice a rapid weight loss. However, don’t expect this to be a
constant miracle cure. At first, you might instantly drop a lot of the excess water weight you
carry and the weight from bowels that have been backed up. On my first day of detox, I didn’t
lose a single pound and was discouraged. Miraculously, by day two, I had dropped three pounds.
By day three and four of matcha tea and green tea detoxing, only drinking water, and only eating
COMPLETELY clean foods, I plateaued. I thought the whole ‘detox’ thing was a scam. Well,
it’s not. By day four and five, I realized that by adding a mixture of the detox as well as mild
yoga and cardio, the weight doubled down and I completely dropped a pant size in under a week.
Keep in mind, this has to be done healthy. Detox and work out, even if you are doing something
Managing a balanced diet is another key property to a healthy detox. Setting a proper calorie
budget based on your goal weight and eating clean and organic food will not only boost the
detox effects, but it will start you in a routine that keeps you from relapsing into unhealthy diet
ways. Cutting out fast food is your first priority. I know, we all do it from time to time. It’s there,
quick and easy, especially if you are constantly on the go. This needs to stop! Your best option
here is to meal prep. It only takes one night out of your week, and you will have premade healthy
meals to pack with you to work or wherever it is you may go. A great meal prep is simple and
only contains three items; organic and lean chicken breast, organic brown rice, and a vegetable
or fruit of your choice (no, fruit jello cups don’t count.) Prep it all at once in bulk, and store it in
tupperware. The night before, pack it all up into a lunchbox or a brown back if you want to go
old-school, and you don’t have to rush through that drive-through fast food joint when you’re
driving around. It’s hard to not be tempted, but this is what’s best for you in the long run. Your
health is the absolute most important thing you should focus on.
Don’t let your detox interfere with your sleeproutine
When your hectic day winds down and you’ve spent all day drinking caffeinated green tea, you
need to switch it up in the evening. You will still need a completely organic tea, but give your
body a detoxing rest and drink a tea that has no caffeine, such as chamomile or valerian root tea.
Both of these teas will still provide you with an incredible amount of benefits, vitamins, and
minerals. The only difference is that it’ll calm you down and settle your system. Detoxing,
especially if it’s something you’ve never done before, can make your stomach upset. Not in a
bad way- it’ll be a way that makes you feel clean and free of all the bowels locked up in your
stomach that have been released from the detoxing laxative effects.
These caffeine-free teas not only soothe your mind and enable you to rest, but they also settle an
upset stomach and sore muscles from the workouts you’ve been adding to your detox. After a
day of using your store-bought or homemade teas, the caffeine free calming teas will help you
sleep, and wake up feeling refreshed. You’ll be ready to start your next day of detoxing!
Watch out for scams
It’s very easy to be suckered into online big businesses that campaign an ‘instant weight loss
detox tea,’ or something of that nature. A lot of these will be clickbait. If you search “detox tea”
in your web browser, you will come up with hundreds of thousands of ‘guaranteed 20lb weight
loss,’ and titles along those lines that draw you in. These need to be avoided, as many of them
contain unsafe ingredients that increase heart rate and contain so many of the toxins that you are
trying to expel. Don’t fall victim to these gimmicks. With that being said, there are excellent
online tea sellers that sell 100% natural and organic full leaf tea, herbs, spices, and bagged teas.
You have to dig deep for these though, and always pay attention to customer reviews. This will
be one of your biggest helps in decided if you want to order tea online. Check the ratings and
reviews first, and always make sure what you are purchasing is proven organic.
When to avoid tea detoxing
1. If you are not an adult. Tea detoxing has become a common fad in teenagers and younger
girls to drop weight. If you are not an adult, don’t detox. Your body hasn’t fully
developed. In fact, throughout life, our bodies are always changing but during the teenage
years it’s important to stay away from using a detox to instantly drop weight. While the
body is still changing from adolescence to mature, a detox can completely mess up a very
young girl’s menstrual cycle permanently due to the fact that a detox can effect
2. If you are pregnant. There are still safe ways to detox while pregnant, but it’s still not
recommended. Tea detoxing isn’t recommended if you are pregnant or nursing for many
reasons. While drinking tea keeps you hydrated constantly, pregnant and nursing women
need to intake healthy fats and store them for the fetus. Many herbs can be unsafe during
pregnancy. Since detoxing teas are laxatives, detox teas while pregnant can stimulate
3. If you have heart conditions. If you have an arrhythmia, regular heart palpitations and/or
skipped beats, you should avoid caffeine in general. Caffeine increases your heart rate
and can cause more palpitations or skipped beats. You can still detox using herbs that
don’t contain caffeine, but the effect might not be as strong. If you have heart problems,
it’s important to stay away from the heavily caffeinated teas such as green tea, matcha
green tea, and chai. With that being said, you can still detox by eating clean, dieting and
exercising, and drinking organic herbal tea that doesn’t have caffeine.
4. If you have IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), or chronic stomach pain. If you already have
IBS or stomach pain, constant cramping, and discomfort, then a laxative detox tea isn’t
for you- just like the folks with heart problems. You’re in luck though, because many
organic herbal teas such as chamomile not only soothes IBS and chronic stomach
problems, but they can completely reverse them.
5. If you are underweight. If you are a few pounds underweight, a detox is completely safe.
But if you struggle with anorexia or if you are way below your weight zone for your
height and age, you shouldn’t detox for the purpose of more weight dropping. You can
safely tea detox for the beneficial properties of toxin release, but your goal shouldn’t be
to drop weight, especially if you have no more weight to lose. If you are extremely
underweight, it is important to eat clean and healthy during your detox.
Tea detoxing is very safe, there are only a few reasons you shouldn’t. It is natural and has too
many positive benefits to give up. However, it’s important to be wise during your detox and not
jump in head first into something you don’t know anything about. If you don’t know if you have
a heart condition or if you may be pregnant, it’s best to hold off until you’ve consulted a
physician. These guidelines will surely lead you to an amazing, healthy, and body-beneficial
detox that will completely transform your body- inside and out.
The Proof You Need
Still feeling like this might not work? Science doesn’t
So, you’ve officially decided to start your detox. Congrats! Though you might now be excited
and ready to start tomorrow, you might be wondering if this is just another trending fad and if it
actually works in cleansing toxins out of your body and aiding you in your weight loss journey.
Detoxing with tea and herbs works as an alternative medicine, and has been used for thousands
of years to cure anything from aches and pains in the body to major illnesses. Herbs have been
used since the BC times, even for just rubbing on a face for cleaning and glowing complexion
purposes. Drinking green tea daily has been used for thousands of years in Asia and is still
practiced to this day. The Asian population is amongst some of the longest living people. In this
day and age, tea is the second most common drink- number one is of course water.
Scientific proof suggests that green tea alone over time reduces cholesterol, and raises the good
cholesterol in your body (HDL). In a study done of male smokers, drinking tea over time reduced
LDL levels- the bad cholesterol. Cancer rates in Japan are very low. Studies also have shown that
both green and black tea that are consumed regularly (such as the Japanese people with low
cancer rates) can prevent and/or fight off cancer. There is not a way to be 100% sure, but so
many studies have suggested that the polyphenols in green tea stop cancer cells from growing
and completely destroy them in general. Polyphenols are the scientific word for very strong
antioxidants that boost immune system and potentially reverse serious medical problems.
Green tea also is a booster for weight loss. Clinical researchers have provided information that
shows how green tea speeds up the metabolism and burns extra calories of those who are
obese/mildly obese. Again, the best way to make this work is by exercising as well. Certain teas,
as mentioned in previous chapters, ward of cold symptoms and flus, as well as alleviate
symptoms associated with them. Green tea has been tested on animals to regulate blood sugar
levels, which provides information that green tea can help alter glucose levels and either reverse
type 1 diabetes, and help people suffering with type two diabetes.
There are so many benefits to a tea detox. Not only for a short period, but turning a one-time
detox to drinking tea daily can potentially expand your life expectancy and keep you healthy. If
you choose to do a one-day detox, one week, or one month- remember how beneficial it will be
to your well-being. Likewise, keep in mind that you should stay away from a detox if you are
pregnant/nursing, or have a serious heart condition. These teas do contain caffeine. Try out the
amazing recipes provided and make it yours! Your options are limitless. Your detox journey has
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