7 Tasty Turmeric Detox Drinks (Updated 2019)

Turmeric is to detoxing as Cher is to Sonny. You really can’t have one without the other. And turmeric kills it in the detox game, thanks to its main antioxidant—curcumin, which lends the spice its golden color. Curcumin is also responsible for the countless benefits turmeric is associated with, such as detoxifying the liver, fighting inflammation and free radicals, boosting brainpower, and lowering cholesterol. In fact, turmeric is also revered for its waist-whittling powers. According to a 2009 study conducted by the USDA, turmeric-supplemented mice experienced reduced weight gain and overall body fat level—even when their diet wasn’t changed. Now that’s impressive.

To help you sneak this super spice into your day, we’ve paired it with some of our other favorite detox ingredients to create some seriously cleansing concoctions. Try ’em out—and while you’re at it,

1 Golden Milk

Nutrition: 47 calories, 2.6 g fat (0 g saturated), 151 mg sodium, 5.3 g carbs, 1.6 g fiber, 2.9 g sugar, 1.2 g protein (used unsweetened almond milk)

To craft this golden elixir, combine two cups of your favorite milk (we used almond milk) with 1 teaspoon turmeric, ½ teaspoon cinnamon, 1 teaspoon raw honey, ¼ teaspoon of ginger powder, and a pinch of cayenne. Add all the ingredients to your blender and let ‘er rip! Once blended, transfer the milk to a saucepan and heat it for 3-5 minutes, after which it is ready to enjoy.

Turmeric Cinnamon Coffee
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Serves: 1

Nutrition: 59 calories, 4.7 g fat (3.9 g saturated), 5 mg sodium, 4.5 g carbs, 0.8 g fiber, 2.9 g sugar, 0.4 g protein

Start your day with a turmeric-spiked cup o’ Joe. Just brew a cup of strong coffee (like cold brew) with ½ teaspoon cinnamon and ½ teaspoon turmeric. Then, pour the spiced coffee into the blender with 1 teaspoon coconut oil, and ½ teaspoon honey for taste. This is a must-try considering most blended coffee beverages (Starbucks’ coffee frappuccino, we’re looking at you!) contain one-too-many added sugars and enough calories to make you want to skip breakfast.

 3 Turmeric Juice

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Nutrition: 106 calories, 0.8 g fat, 61 mg sodium, 26.7 g carbs, 7.6 g fiber, 14.4 g sugar, 2.4 g protein

To stop inflammation in its tracks, simply juice 2 lemons, 5 stalks of celery, 1 apple, 4 small carrots, 1 teaspoon turmeric, a small piece of ginger, and 5 sprigs of mint or cilantro. This potion is packed with generous amounts of vitamins A, B6, C, as well as iron, and manganese, making it perfect to wake up to or sip on during dinner.

4 Coconut Turmeric Tonic

Serves: 2

Nutrition: 94 calories, 0.7 g fat, 254 mg sodium, 21.8 g carbs, 3.8 g fiber, 15.8 g sugar, 2.3 g protein

Two cups of thirst-quenching coconut water are whirred in a blender with 1 teaspoon turmeric and a half ounce of fresh ginger root to create the base of this brew. Then, using a mesh sieve, strain the liquid into a cup or mason jar. After that, add the juice of one lemon and one tablespoon of honey, and then it’s ready to serve. The electrolyte potassium found in coconut water is essential for muscle health and recovery while the vitamin C-rich lemons help detox the liver.

Matcha Turmeric Latte

Serves: 2

Nutrition: 21 calories, 1.5 g fat, 82 mg sodium, 1.6 g carbs, 0.9 g fiber, 0 g sugar, 0.7 g protein

Matcha green tea is notorious for its fat-blasting and metabolism-revving effects, so why not add it in conjunction with turmeric to your java? Simply brew 1 teaspoon of matcha powder, ¼ teaspoon cinnamon, ¼ teaspoon ginger, and 1 teaspoon turmeric. Meanwhile, warm 9 ounces of plant-based milk (we like almond milk for this recipe); once it’s heated, add it to the spice brew and then stir. If you like your morning latte on the sweet side, feel free to add a natural sweetener like stevia.

6  Inflammation-fighting Turmeric Tea

Serves: 4

Nutrition: 69 calories, 3.8 g fat (0.6 g saturated), 10 mg sodium, 10 g carbs, 2.4 g fiber, 5.1 g sugar, 1.1 g protein

To make this vitamin C-rich brew, combine 32 ounces of boiling water with ½ tablespoon turmeric, 1 tablespoon ginger, 5 sprigs of cilantro, 1 garlic clove, 1 tablespoon olive oil, and the juice of 2 lemons and an orange in a teapot. Let the ingredients steep for about 15 minutes, and then sip on it to stave off the sniffles.

Turmeric Piña Colada

Nutrition: 147 calories, 2.5 g fat (0 g saturated), 38 mg sodium, 27.5 g carbs, 4 g fiber, 16.2 g sugar, 4.8 g protein

If you like getting caught in the rain, you’ll probably like this healthy spin on a piña colada, too. Just mix one cup of unsweetened soymilk with 1 teaspoon turmeric, 1 teaspoon ginger, 1 frozen banana, 1 cup pineapple, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Blend it all together and enjoy! If you want something a little creamier, opt for using coconut milk.

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