Homemade Lemon Basil Detox Tea

  January 28, 2013  |    Blog>Nutrition & Weight Loss

This Tea Rocks!

It’s cleansing (and soothing!) and it’s not only inexpensive to make, but it’s also quick and super easy and a great way to wake up your digestive tract, get the juices flowing and get your body regular!  It flushes out the system–goodbye constipation and all the bloat and sodium that comes with it!

PLUS, whether you need to warm up when waking up on a chilly morning or not, this tea helps to pacify you whenever you drink it (so drink it throughout the day!) so you aren’t ravenous and can fight off cravings.  *See below why this tea works all it’s magic.

Added Bonus: You can make it in a dash!

Homemade Lemon Basil Detox Tea


One cup hot water
2-3 Basil leaves, washed
2 pieces of lemon rind, washed well– when we use the rind we like to use organic lemon (each about 1 1/2 – 2 inches long)


We just add the basil leaves and lemon rind to a cup of hot water.  Let it sit for a few minutes and enjoy!

This tea works it’s magic for several reasons!

1) The warm fluid that wakes up your digestive tract and helps to keep you regular.

2) The potassium in the lemon and basil helps to counteract bloat from sodium and restore normal fluid balance (goodbye puffiness!)

3) It’s packed with antioxidants that help to protect your body from damaging particles like environmental toxins and cigarette smoke

4) It keeps you satiated so it helps to stave off cravings so you don’t overdo it at your next meal! Hello Slim! 😉

It’s fun to experiment with tea! There are endless flavors to try and depending on the blend, it can give you a boost for the day or help you calm down at night.  Sometimes we even make our own tea with leftover herbs and spices from around the house.

*We took this photo using peppermint instead of basil– it tasted delicious but peppermint isn’t quite as good of a source of potassium as basil, so we shared the basil recipe. 🙂


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