Lemon Ginger Detox Drink | A Simple Nutritional Reset

Have you put away the holiday decorations, set new goals and said farewell to that last Christmas cookie? What a glorious time of year!

Lots of baking, nibbling, cooking, lounging, and Alan and I even squeezed in a vacation in the middle of it all!

Now it’s time to get back on schedule and return to the simple diet that I’m used to.

This Lemon Ginger Detox Drink will help boost energy and helps flush toxins and fat right out of our bodies.



Lemon Ginger Detox Drink In A Teacup


Lemon Ginger Detox Drink

Now don’t go buy out all the ginger and lemon from your grocery store!

Sipping this drink alone won’t melt the pounds away, but if your goal is to lose weight, ginger root has some fat burning properties as well as helps keep sugar levels in check.

Plus, the lemon adds a healthy dose of vitamin C which is always good to stock up on during the cold season.


a teacup of lemon ginger detox tea with fresh squeezed lemon


Benefits of lemon drink

Not only is lemon loaded with immunity boosting vitamin C, but it also is packed with some other benefits you might not be aware of.

  1. Lemon helps with digestion. Citrus is similar to our bodies digestive acids in our stomach, which can help move food through our intestines and help with bloating.
  2. Aids as a detoxification, by helping the liver purify and stimulate our liver.
  3. Can help prevent kidney stone formation.

I absolutely LOVE the simple flavors and the pick-me up this drink gives me first thing in the morning.


White teacup with blue rim of lemon ginger detox tea with a spoonful of honey

Natural Benefits Of Ginger

  1. Helps calm an upset stomach or nausea.
  2. May help reduce boat or gas due to the digestive enzyme called zingibain that helps the body break down protein.
  3. Ginger has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties due to the high properties of gingerol (that spicy peppery flavor).

Savoring this drink makes me feel like I’m drinking an expensive tea from a spa…ahhh! Well, I did act like a spa guest at home and lounged in my robe sometimes until noon while on vacation!

Add a teaspoon of bright red goji berries and let them soften up while the ginger is steeping.

The goji berries plump up in just a couple of minutes and are quite tasty!


 A mug of lemon ginger detox drink with gogi berries


Get back on schedule and return to a simple diet after the holidays. This Lemon Ginger Detox Drink will help boost energy and helps flush toxins and fat right out of our bodies. #tea #detox #drink #diy #homemade | www.thefoodieaffair.com

Lemon Ginger Detox Drink

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Course: Beverage
Servings: 1
Author: Sandra @ The Foodie Affair


  • 6-8 ounces filtered water boiling
  • 1/2 inch ginger root grated
  • 1/2 fresh lemon juiced
  • honey to taste optional
  • goji berries optional


  • Put grated ginger in a teacup. Add boiling water and let seep for 3-5 minutes. Stir in fresh lemon juice and top with goji berries. Enjoy!


Please note that the nutritional information provided are guidelines and may vary based on the brand of products used. For your specific nutritional goals use My Fitness Pal or Verywell Fit recipe calculators. All content within this site is not intended as medical diagnosis or treatment and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical expertise.


This post was originally shared January, 2015.  I have since updated it including additional content.

Get back on schedule and return to a simple diet after the holidays. This Lemon Ginger Detox Drink will help boost energy and helps flush toxins and fat right out of our bodies. #tea #detox #drink #diy #homemade | www.thefoodieaffair.com


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  1. This sounds fantastic, I’m off to the store to get goji berries! I have finger and tons of lemons that we just harvested!

  2. I’ve been detoxing/healthy eating all week and I had the killer headache to prove it. 🙂 The hubs and I are spending the week at the beach for a little R&R after hosting the family over the holidays.

    Glad I pinned this detox drink. I haven’t tried it yet, but I will.

    1. Isn’t that crazy how your body basically goes into shock when you change up your diet? Thank goodness it’s temporary. Thanks for pinning Alli and enjoy your getaway lucky girl!!

  3. This is a wonderful way to transition from last month’s indulgences to a healthier way of eating. I like the addition of the goji berries

  4. This is a great Lemon Ginger Detox drink. I’ve made this though I didn’t have goji berries, both me and my daughter have been drinking this.

  5. I’ve never seen gogi berries before for sale. Might be I wasn’t looking for them. I’ll have to look because this sounds like a perfect way to start the day.

  6. I was totally drawn to your photo! So beautiful! I can tell you that I’m putting this on my list of drinks to try (probably this week) as I love the combination of lemon and ginger.

    Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year!

    P.S. I love your new site…so clean and pretty.

  7. Thanks for sharing Sandra! I will definitely try this drink out. It looks like a spa drink….and while a spa is a fun idea, being at home relaxing and pampering myself sounds great too. Back to work for me today though. bleh. 😉