Apple Cranberry Ginger Lemon Detox Juice

September 7, 2019

When it comes to this Apple Cranberry Ginger Lemon Detox Juice, it’s all about the spicy ginger and cranberry flavors paired with the bit of tartness from the lemon and granny apples. Great as a detox or a boost in digestion and immune system support; this recipe is completely natural, easy to make, and perfect for the Fall season. All Vegan ingredients.

Apple Cranberry Ginger Lemon Detox Juice

The weekend is finally upon us and I can’t believe that the first week in September is actually over. Time is flying by so fast and before you know it, it’ll be Christmas.

Haha. I know—I’m not trying to speed things up, but it’s so true.

Since the Fall season is the next big thing, I’m so excited to share this detox juice with ya’ll.

My previous detox drink—this Cucumber Ginger Lemon Detox Juice has gotten so much rave!

Much like my previous detox juice, this newest version boasts the same simplicity, ease, and wave of flavors—all in one glass.

Apple Cranberry Ginger Lemon Detox Juice

If you’ve been an avid reader of Orchids + Sweet Tea then you’ve seen our Natural Homemade Lemon Ginger Ale recipeThis homemade drink is so refreshing and is great for your health! More importantly, lemon and ginger together does wonders as well!

Hand in hand, both ingredients have amazing antioxidant and immune-boosting effects, stimulate your metabolism, treats nausea and indigestion, improves cognitive function, excellent aides in skincare, promotes weight loss, relieves pain, and a few other amazing benefits. I’ll dig a bit deeper below.

This Healthy Pineapple Strawberry + Turmeric Smoothie recipe is a delicious and simple way to enjoy a quick, easy breakfast while gaining awesome health benefits from these superfoods. Boasting of tropical flavor with a hint of spice from the turmeric-black pepper combo, this smoothie is the perfect meal option for the entire family.

Not too long ago, we made this Healthy Cashew Date Morning Shake which is phenomenal! It includes bold flavors of dates and vanilla and is beautifully textured to create a smooth drinking experience from the cashews and oats. Since it’s debut, we’ve gotten a ton of rave over this one!

In case you aren’t aware—dates are a high-powered nutrient ingredient and is actually very healthy for you, despite it’s taste. As I’ve mentioned in my previous post on The Best Healthy Sugar Alternatives + Substitutes, dates are a great source of antioxidants and fiber, in addition to providing brain health, promoting natural labor (for pregnant women), bone health, and blood sugar control. Yup. So, dates are worth consuming!

Are you a tea lover through rain or shine? If so, then this Lemon Blackberry Mint Tea is a must try! Naturally sweetened, this tea serves great as a detox or a boost in digestion, can be served hot or cold, and is easy to make, and perfect for any day or season, especially during the cold weather months.

Apple Cranberry Ginger Lemon Detox Juice

When it came to the ingredients in this detox juice, I chose to combine the apples, cranberries, lemon, and ginger.

For one—-individually, each ingredient possesses amazing health benefits. And secondly—they really taste great together!

What You’ll Enjoy Most About This Drink:

It’s super easy to make.

Only uses a handful of ingredients.

Oh so Healthy—-awesome benefits with digestion, immune support, antioxidants, etc.

All NATURAL—including the sweetener!

Full of flavor.

A nice ‘Fall feel’ in a glass.

Before we dig into this recipe, let’s talk a bit about the health benefits.

Five Surprising Benefits of Lemon + Ginger Together:

  • IMPROVES COGNITIVE FUNCTION:

Yes, I know. I wasn’t aware of this either, however, lemon and ginger combined does wonders to our brains. Overall, they are great at soothing specific nerves and improving our mood. As a result, it allows us to think more clearly, and the antioxidant properties eliminates oxidative stress and helps to lower our chances of Alzheimers and dementia.

  • IMPROVES SKIN CARE:

When it comes to antioxidants and certain vitamins, we know that this obviously helps with skincare. However, when it comes to lemon and ginger combined, specifically, you are able to drink them together to improve your skin health or apply them topically to your irritated skin for healing. Also, because of their antibacterial and antiviral properties, you can use both ingredients to prevent any infection of the skin.

  • HELPS WITH THE HEALTH OF YOUR HAIR:

While each ingredient has been used individually to help your overall hair health, combining them actually boosts your vitamin A and C, which helps to promote hair growth. They both also help to reduce dry skin and dandruff naturally, so this is a great alternative to using specific products that may be overall harmful and not entirely natural.

  • HELPS TO RELIEVE PAIN:

When it comes to ginger specifically, which has it’s anti-inflammatory properties, it can also act as an pain reliever and helps your body recover from body pain, menstrual cramps, surgeries, and other illnesses. So the next time you find yourself contemplating on whether to take another pain killer, try using ginger (tea specifically) as a natural home remedy.

  • CONTROLS DIABETES:

Ginger specifically, have been linked to keeping your blood sugar levels at bay, which is good for anyone who suffers from Diabetes. However, research shows that lemon also plays a great role in helping to control Diabetes as well. The soluble fiber and Vitamin C in lemon helps to reduce your blood sugar levels, as well as blood pressure and cholesterol.

Why Apples?

Whelp, in case you weren’t aware—Apples have a few great benefits when it comes to your health. Yup. That good saying, “One Apple a day keeps the Doctor away” is a fact. Haha.

In fact, Apples actually help to improve Neurological health, helps to prevent dementia, reduces your risk for stroke, lowers bad cholesterol, reduces your risk of diabetes, helps to ward off breast cancer, and helps to fight obesity.

When it comes to daily nutrition, Apples contain all the important stuff—Vitamin C, B-Complex Vitamins, Fiber, Calcium, Potassium, and Phytonutrients (which helps to protect our bodies from free radicals).

Are Cranberries Good for You?

Did you know that Cranberries are actually related to Blueberries? Yup.

However, unlike their relatives, Cranberries are rarely eaten raw because of their sharp + sour taste.

The good thing is that Cranberries are rich in a lot of nutrients!

Did you know that Cranberries were mostly composed on Carbs and Fiber? Yup. The Carbs are mostly simple sugars (which means that they only have 1 or 2 molecular structures).

When it comes to Fiber, Cranberries have a good dose of Fiber, which is the reason why eating an excess amount of Cranberries can cause digestive symptoms such as diarrhea.

Cranberries come jam-packed with Vitamin C, Manganese (essential for growth, metabolism, and antioxidant function), Vitamin E, Vitamin K1, and Copper.

In addition, Cranberries contain good amounts of plant compounds and are great at preventing the following:

  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Stomach Cancer + Ulcers
  • Heart Disease
Apple Cranberry Ginger Lemon Detox Juice

So, now that you understand the great benefits of each main ingredient, you can understand better why I chose to use them together in this drink.

When it comes to Detox Juices, it’s like drinking vitamins in a glass. Plus, they can be used to improve digestion, your immune system, and even help you to lose weight.

While everything should be done in moderation, I definitely enjoy consuming detox drinks ever so often for that extra kick and ‘reset’.

But if you don’t want to consume detox juices (for whatever reason) or need something else in between—using natural remedies to help detox is also a great option!

When it comes to natural home remedies, we often think that taking little steps won’t eventually bring us to the major milestones that we hope for. However, truth is–every big milestone occurs after several mini steps. Therefore, 3 Detoxes That You Should Be Doing More Often discusses some of the mini steps that you can take to ensure that your goal to ‘complete wellness’ happens before the year ends.

Whether you are a part of the Simple Veggies + Fruit detox movement, Smoothie Cleanse, Juice Cleanse, Sugar Detox, Hypoallergenic Detox, or anything else, we can all agree that detoxing can definitely be a good thing!

Also, our previous post on Healthy Detox Smoothies for the New Year has some great smoothie recipes (as a bowl or original) that incorporate fruits and veggies.

Overall, staying healthy is a choice and one that should be made on a daily basis. As I’ve previously stated, it’s ALL about those small, mini steps, which will eventually lead to all the major milestones such as weight loss, a better health, mental health, spiritual health, and all the other things that you consider to be a milestone for you!

Let’s dig into this recipe, shall we?

In a medium pot over medium-high heat, add water and let it begin to boil. Once boiling, add chopped ginger, apples, and lemon and boil for 5-8 minutes, letting it simmer after the first 5 minutes.

Once done, turn off the heat, add maple syrup (stirring it in well), and let everything steep with the pot covered for about 15-20 minutes, while it cools in the process.

In the meantime, make the Cranberry syrup.

For Cranberry Syrup:

Combine all ingredients into a medium pot on medium-high heat, just until the sugar dissolves. Ensure that you stir all ingredients together well.

Once it begins to boil, reduce heat and let simmer until cranberries are softened and ‘bursting’.

Once cranberries are fully cooked, remove from heat and let cool for 5-10 minutes.

When cooled, strain the cranberry syrup into your prepared pitcher and toss away seeds and pulp.

Assemble Detox Juice:

On top of cranberry syrup (inside the pitcher), add the ginger-apple-lemon mixture by straining it and mix everything well until well combined.

Add fresh apple slices, lemon slices, and cranberries to pitcher with juice to keep things potent and for added flavor.

Cover and Refrigerate until ready to use.

To serve: Add ice to a glass and pour detox juice until 3/4 filled. Garnish with fruit if desired.  Repeat for every serving. Enjoy.

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Apple Cranberry Ginger Lemon Detox Juice
Apple Cranberry Ginger Lemon Detox Juice

Apple Cranberry Ginger Lemon Detox Juice

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 40 mins
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Ingredients

  • 6 cups fresh water
  • 2-3 medium ginger roots, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 2 medium organic lemons, sliced
  • 2-3 medium organic granny apples, sliced
  • 3/4 cup pure maple syrup (See Notes!)

Cranberry Syrup:

  • 2 cups fresh water
  • 1 cup organic pure cane sugar (I use Wholesome Sugar!)
  • 2 cups organic cranberries, fresh or frozen

Other:

  • organic lemons, sliced
  • organic granny apples, sliced
  • organic cranberries, fresh or frozen

Instructions

  • In a medium pot over medium-high heat, add water and let it begin to boil. Once boiling, add chopped ginger, apples, and lemon and boil for 5-8 minutes, letting it simmer after the first 5 minutes.
  • Once done, turn off the heat, add maple syrup (stirring it in well), and let everything steep with the pot covered for about 15-20 minutes, while it cools in the process.
  • In the meantime, make the Cranberry syrup.

For Cranberry Syrup:

  • Combine all ingredients into a medium pot on medium-high heat, just until the sugar dissolves. Ensure that you stir all ingredients together well.
  • Once it begins to boil, reduce heat and let simmer until cranberries are softened and 'bursting'.
  • Once cranberries are fully cooked, remove from heat and let cool for 5-10 minutes.
  • When cooled, strain the cranberry syrup into your prepared pitcher and toss away seeds and pulp.

Assemble Detox Juice:

  • On top of cranberry syrup (inside the pitcher), add the ginger-apple-lemon mixture by straining it and mix everything well until well combined.
  • Add fresh apple slices, lemon slices, and cranberries to pitcher with juice to keep things potent and for added flavor.
  • Cover and Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • To serve: Add ice to a glass (optional) and pour detox juice until 3/4 filled. Garnish with fruit if desired.  Repeat for every serving.
  • Enjoy.

Tips & Tricks

STORAGE: Keep any leftovers in the refrigerator, tightly covered in your pitcher or in a sealed mason jar. Best if consumed within a few days.
SWEETENER: If you choose to opt out of pure maple syrup, you can always substitute with Agave as well.
DRINK: This drink can also be consumed warm if preferred. Simply re-heat juice in a small pot for 2-3 minutes and add to your favorite mug and enjoy!
SWEETNESS: Add more maple syrup or Agave for more sweetness if needed, 1 Tbsp at a time.
 

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  1. Oh yeah! All of my favorite things in one glass! This is so easy and totally proves that good for you drinks can taste good. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. Oh my goodness, I could use a glass (or ten!) of this. I’ve been indulging a bit too much lately and need to hit the reset button–and this looks like it would do the trick!

  3. This juice is amazing for those days when you feel like you may need a boost. Love the ingredients, and I can imagine how tasteful the juice is! Great tips on assembling!