10 Reasons Why You Should Be Drinking This Cleanse Water Every Day

Daily Cleanse Water Recipe Have you ever attempted the ‘master cleanse’? I am definitely not that brave! A cleanse of any kind would probably just make me cranky and crazy and dying for carbs. A few years ago my pilates teacher, who, of course, was already a string bean, completed the whole thing and it sounded just awful. But she did introduce me to the benefits of water with lemon and cayenne pepper. Now my cleanse water is part of my daily routine! Plain water has never been my thing, and this combination makes it much easier to up my intake.

10 Reasons You Should Be Drinking Lemon Water

  1. Lemon juice and cayenne pepper are both immune boosters; the extra vitamin C helps your immune system cope when you’re stressed
  2. They’re also natural detoxifiers; lemon helps stimulate the liver to remove toxins and cayenne helps your body sweat them out
  3. Lemons aid digestion and can help soothe indigestion
  4. Lemon also helps fight hunger and sugar cravings
  5. Cayenne pepper improves blood and lymphatic circulation so your cells get more nutrients
  6. Lemon is packed with antioxidants that keep your skin healthy
  7. Lemon water can help fight gingivitis and keep your breath fresh
  8. If you’re trying to cut caffeine in the morning, a mug of hot lemon water can help you wean off
  9. Lemon water can help your body beat viral infections like strep throat
  10. Lemons have been shown to calming to the body; drinking lemon water can help ease anxiety and depression

Cleanse Water with Ginger + Lemon

How to Make Cleanse Water

My go-to recipes is the juice of half of a lemon and a dash of cayenne pepper added to water (hot or cold). Add a few chopped slices of ginger for more detox and weight loss benefits (yes, please!). You can add a tablespoon or so of honey for a touch of sweetness. I’ll make a big water bottle of this in the morning and drink throughout the day. It’s perfect for banishing afternoon sugar cravings – definitely my biggest weakness!

Easy Cleanse Water Recipe
Drink this detoxing cleanse water every day!
  • Glass of water, or mug of hot water
  • ½ lemon
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • A few chopped ginger slices (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon honey (optional)
  1. Squeeze half of a lemon and add a dash of cayenne pepper to your water and stir. Add in ginger and honey if desired.

What are your tricks for drinking more water? Have you ever tried a cleanse?


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  1. amirastar says

    This is very similar to the master cleanse. The only diff is instead of honey you use maple syrup. The drink itself is highly effective but the taste is not so great. I prefer ice cold water with sliced lemons. I am no big fan of drinking water but I can jug down 500 ml in one sitting with my fresh lemon.

  2. Tatiana says

    Just an FYI – your #9 is completely misleading. Strep throat is not a viral infection. It’s a bacterial infection, which cleanse water will not cure. Only antibiotics can do that.

  3. Sherry says

    I don’t need to lose weight but I also have trouble drinking plain water. I have also been really aware of my sugar intake (added or processed) after my father was diagnosed with diabetes, and I’ve realized that I have been consuming and drinking WAY more than is “recommended” daily… In fact, most products out there have more than 25g per serving, sometimes double. It’s crazy. I’ve cut back on my sugar intake and now find that most foods and drinks with sugar in them even make me sick now, and things I once consumed a ton of are now just too syrupy or sweet for me.

    But plain water throughout the day has never been my thing, even though I find myself enjoying it more than I used to. I’ve found that Izze and other similar sparkling fruit juice drinks are growing in popularity though, and what’s great is they are natural sugars, not added, because all they contain are pretty much fruit juice and sparkling water. So now I have been getting those and any other similar products at my local market and stocking up at home and at work. I LOVE fruit so the combo of fruit and water has been excellent for me. It’s like having a soft drink without all the added sugar. :D

    What’s also great is that (sorry, TMI incoming), my urine is also clear after drinking sparkling water/fruit juice all day, which wasn’t the case for me when drinking soda and other syrupy type drinks. So I guess that’s how I drink more water without having to drink nothing BUT water.

  4. Donna says

    I did the Master Cleanse for 10 days, using the lemons, cayenne pepper, and pure maple syrup. The first day, I thought it tasted terrible but then I couldn’t get enough. I drank it at room temperature during the day, and at night I would drink it heated, like soup. I didn’t do it to lose weight, but I lost 12 pounds in the process. I immediately regained the weight as soon as I started eating solid foods, but I felt incredible (but only after the fifth or sixth day.) I would definitely do it again…someday!

  5. Amanda says

    I have tried this cleanse..in fact, after 3 days my husband caved and started eating baby food banana’s to make it through..we lasted 5 days and gave up! I generally drink 70+ oz. of water during the day (work day) and another 20 at home after work. I really, really like the cold pressed, crystallized lemon and lime product (True Lemon and True Lime.) It is unsweetened and no artificial sweetener either…and best yet, you can carry it in your purse and have it whenever you need it. It certainly makes drinking so much water a lot easier!

  6. Joen says

    Not brave enough for a full cleanse either, however I will try your water recipe and drinking throughout the day sounds like a good plan.

  7. says

    My first attempt at a cleanse was a distaster but I feel so gross lately from cooking (and eating!) so much that I’m thinking about trying it again in a few weeks. I could never do the Master Cleanse though–that is way too hardcore for me. I love the lemon drink, but I couldn’t drink nothing but that for such a long time!

  8. cat says

    Lemon! Ginger!
    I love both and, having them ready, I immediately tried this – though not for cleansing reasons ;)
    It’s very refreshing. The cayenne burns on my lips, so I will leave it out next time.
    Thank you for sharing this!

  9. says

    I’ve never had any interest in doing a major cleanse because my body doesn’t respond well to a lack of solid food, but it would be cool to try to incorporate some cleansing into my daily life. I’ll have to try this out!

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  10. says

    Yes! I am currently doing the 30 Day Isagenix cleanse, and I have to say… I am loving it! first 3-5 days were hard… But now I feel on fire!! I may definitely incorporate this lovely recipe into my daily diet once I am complete with this major cleanse! Thanks so much for sharing.

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