detox drinks in singapore

10 Detox Drinks in Singapore To Protect Your System From Pesky Toxins!

Categories : Wellness

As a typical Singaporean we are all guilty of turning our ‘cheat day’ into a ‘cheat week’?! Some nights you just want to go for those extra shots of Vodka or eat a meal enough to feed a family of four (it happens, we aren’t judging!)  Whatever it is that you throw into your system, we bet the next day your body desperately wants relief from it. This is when detox drinks come in handy! If you don’t know anything about detoxing, don’t worry because Beauty Insider has got you covered on all things everything you need to know about detox drinks in Singapore!


What is a Detox Drink?

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As the name suggests, detoxing is a process of removing anything bad and toxic from your system.  It a process of rejuvenation or cleansing of your body through the consumption of mixing a few fruits and veggies followed by short-term fasting. Generally, a detox drink should contain ingredients that promote one or more of the following benefits for your body:

  • Alkalising  
  • Digestion
  • Reducing inflammation
  • Boosting metabolism
  • Immune system functionality
  • Hydration
  • Liver function

In the book ‘The Detox Cookbook and Health Plan‘ by Maggie Panell, said that detoxing a is an ancient therapy that has been practised in various forms for hundreds of years! People back then believed that cleansing the digestive system is important for overall well-being. It can help the body eliminate waste products and various toxins absorbed from external sources and produced by the body itself.


What are The Benefits of Detoxing? 

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Like we said earlier, detoxing can help you get rid of toxins in the body and develop the habits that will keep you on track for a healthier life. Though our body has its own natural mechanisms like the liver, sweat and urine to get rid of its own toxics sometimes these vital organs work too hard and need a break. A detox drink is a great way to take the pressure off your organs, so you can keep them strong for the future! 

With that said, there are many different types of detox drinks where each one carries its own set of benefits and results. But no matter which you choose, the benefits of detoxing can’t be denied. Here are some of the most common benefits of detox drinks:

  • Aid in weight loss
  • Boost your energy
  • Protect your body from illness
  • Clear up your skin
  • Promote better sleep
  • Slow the sign of ageing

Well, these are just some of the benefits of detox drinks, in fact, the list can just go on! However, don’t get confused with the concept of detoxing! The whole purpose of detox is to help your body function efficiently – not overworking it! It can help you be well hydrated with your metabolism firing. Plus, can also alkalise your body and restore balance from consuming too many acidic foods and drinks, which often can lead to inflammation and bloatedness. 


What are the Best Detox Drinks in Singapore?

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There are plenty of detox drinks in Singapore claiming to help reduce body fat, boost your stamina or that can help you achieve a flat stomach in three days! Though we are not against these supplements we are definitely not referring or recommending those detox drinks to you! Because unlike those chemical dense substances, it is better to make a detox drink using natural everyday ingredients that you can find at home! Below, we have gathered 10 homemade detox drinks in Singapore that can help boost your metabolism and get you started on the weight loss journey.

1. The Ultimate Green 

Ingredients:

  • 3 carrots
  • 3 kale leaves
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 2 beets
  • ½ onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • ½ lime juice

How to Do: 

  1. Clean and chop all the veggies into fine cubes
  2. Blend all of the ingredients together until it becomes smooth
  3. You can also add a teaspoon of brown sugar for that extra sweet touch

Benefits: 

  • An effective natural body cleanser of the digestive system
  • Rich in omega-3 fatty acids and fibre
  • Remove toxins from your body to aid weight loss

2. Cooling Cucumber Mint 

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cucumber
  • 8-10 Mint leaves
  • 2 Tbsp Lemon juice
  • Ice cubes
  • Iced Water
  • Lemon rings and mint leaves

How to Do: 

  1. Blend cucumber along with mint leaves and 1 cup of water
  2. Strain the mixture, make sure there aren’t any pulps
  3. Then add lemon juice and dilute with water if it is too sour
  4. Pour the beverage into a jar and leave it in the refrigerator to cool
  5. After about an hour, your detox drink is ready to drink

Benefits: 

  • Soothes an upset stomach.
  • Speeds up the digestion process. 
  • Refreshes the body from the bustling heat 

3. Pineapple Lemonade

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup chopped pineapple
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1 teaspoon honey/maple syrup
  • A pinch of salt

How to Do: 

  1. Toss the chopped pineapple and honey in a blender 
  2. Once it had blend fine, add the lime juice
  3. Stir the mixture well and add a bit of salt
  4. You can also add ice cubes for a more refreshing taste

Benefits:

  • Reduce weight gain and obesity 
  • Keeps you full for a long period of time 
  • Effective agent against inflammation

4. Yogurt Delight

Ingredients: 

  • Plain yoghurt
  • Mint leaves
  • Coriander leaves
  • 1/2 carrot
  • 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
  • A pinch of salt

How to Do:

  1. Mix cold plain yoghurt with mint leaves, brown sugar and salt
  2. Thinly slice half a carrot and blend it with the yoghurt mixture
  3. Optionally you can add roasted cumin seed powder and stir well

Benefits:

  • Strengthen the digestive system
  • Improve gut health
  • Help manage appetite

5. Matcha Madness

Ingredients: 

  • ⅓ cups white grapes
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1 tablespoon of matcha powder 
  • Coconut flakes
  • ½ cup ice

*No matcha powder, no problem! Just take 2-3 bags of green tea and steep in a cup of water to make a very strong green tea. You’ll still get the same benefits that matcha offers since green tea is also so powerful.

How to Do:

  1. Blend the grapes, spinach and matcha powder together
  2. Add ice cubes and your matcha detox drink is done
  3. Top it off with some coconut flakes for a sweet finish

Benefits: 

  • Promotes fat loss
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Keeps the cardiovascular system healthy
  • Helps build strong bones

6. Tasty Turmeric Milk

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of almond milk or any milk of your choice
  • ½ cinnamon powder 
  • Honey up to your taste
  • 1  tablespoon of turmeric powder

How to Do:

  • Add one tablespoon of turmeric to milk and boil it
  • Once the milk has thickened up add honey and cinnamon
  • Stir the mixture well together and enjoy drinking
  • You can also refrigerate for a couple of minutes for a colder taste

Benefits: 

  • Cleans the liver
  • Help fights inflammation and free radicals
  • Boost the immune system
  • Lower down the cholesterol

7. Strawberry Cocktail

Ingredients:

  • 7-8 strawberries
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • Mint leaves
  • 1 glass of cold water

How to Do:

  1. Cut the strawberries in half and toss them into a jar
  2. Throw in some mint leaves and a cinnamon stick
  3. Pour a litre of cold water into the jar
  4. Keep it in the fridge overnight and drink it the next day

Benefits:

  • Help manage obesity 
  • Relief excess heat from the body
  • Controls your blood sugar level

8.  Tangy Lemon-y Ginger

Ingredients: 

  • One ripe organic lemons
  • One fresh ginger root
  • ½ tablespoon of turmeric powder
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • Cayenne pepper (optional)

How to Do:

  1. Slice few ginger and lemon in a pot with hot water
  2. Turn the heat off and add the turmeric, honey and pepper
  3. Stir and reheat it for about 1-2 minutes
  4. Let steep for 10 minutes and drink at room temperature

Benefits:

  • Boosts immune system
  • Balance body pH
  • Aids digestion
  • Filters toxins from the body

9. Tomato Margarita

Ingredients:

  • 1 tomato
  • 1 stick of leek
  • few slices of cucumber
  • Mint leaves

How to Do:

  1. Chop the tomato, cucumber, and leek 
  2. Blend it all together with half a cup of water
  3. Add a few mint leaves at the end and give it a spin

Benefits: 

  • Brighten up the skin 
  • Reduce waist circumference
  • Strengthen the digestive system

10. Tropical Treat 

Ingredients:

  • 1 orange
  • 1/2 carrot
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Coriander leaves
  • Ice water

How To Do:

  1. Slice the carrot and peel the orange into small pieces
  2. Toss them into the blend and add a tablespoon of honey 
  3. Throw in some coriander leaves and add a little water
  4. Give it a spin and add ice before drinking

Benefits:

  • High in fibre
  • Decrease subsequent hunger
  • Help you lose weight.