3 Pretty Pink Lemonades to aid your Detox

Refreshingly tart and naturally sweetened with berries and apples, these fruity lemonades will put the pretty back in your detox journey.

Lemons are fantastic to detox all the elimination organs from reducing inflammation in the colon, pulling toxins from the kidneys and the lymphatic system, and helping the liver process fats and toxins.

However, lemonade tends to lower blood pressure levels, so if you have low blood pressure like I do, drink in moderation and never on an empty stomach.

Strawberry Basil Lemonade

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Adapted from Rue Magazine – the healthier version!

Ingredients
4 lemons
3 apples
2 cups spring water
A few strawberries, as garnish
Basil, as garnish

Instructions
Juice the lemons and apples, add 2 cups spring water. Fill the glasses with ice and thinly sliced strawberries. Pour the lemonade and top with basil.

Blackberry Thyme Lemonade

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Adapted from Style Me Pretty – the healthier, everyday version!

Ingredients
1/3 cup blackberries
2 lemons
3 apples
2 cups spring water
A few blackberries, as garnish
Fresh thyme, as garnish

Instructions
Juice the lemons, blackberries and apples, add 2 cups spring water. Fill the glasses or pitcher with ice and the 8 blackberries. Pour the lemonade and top with thyme.

Rhubarb & Strawberry Lemonade

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Adapted from Tartelette Blog.

Ingredients
3 1/2 cups water
1 pound rhubarb, cut into roughly 1-inch dices
1/3 cup juiced apple
zest of 2 lemons
3 cups of strawberries
1 1/2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice

Instructions
In a large pot, bring the water to a boil along with the rhubarb and lemon zest. Reduce the heat down and let everything simmer, covered for about 15 minutes.
Remove from the stove and let cool completely. Place the mixture in a blender with the lemon juice, juiced apple, and strawberries and puree until completely smooth.
Refrigerate until completely cold.

 

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