Apple Cranberry Ginger Lemon Detox Juice

September 7, 2019
Shanika | Orchids + Sweet Tea
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, Winter, or any season.

Apple Cranberry Ginger Lemon Detox Juice

When it comes to this Apple Cranberry Ginger Lemon Detox Juice, it’s all about the spicy ginger paired with the tart lemon, apple and cranberry flavors. An easy way to detox or keep a healthy regimen. All Vegan ingredients.

Apple Cranberry Ginger Lemon Detox Juice in a glass with apple slices and cranberries.

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 Apple Cranberry Ginger Lemon 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.

Tall glasses of Apple Cranberry Ginger Lemon Detox Juice on a table with lemons.

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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.

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Tall glasses of Apple Cranberry Ginger Lemon Detox Juice.

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.

Honey dipper in a tall glass of 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.

Tall glass of Apple Cranberry Ginger Lemon Detox Juice with a honey dipper.

Five Surprising Benefits of Lemon + Ginger Together:


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.


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.


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.


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.

Apple Cranberry Ginger Lemon Detox Juice with cranberries and lemon slices.


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.

Line of tall glasses of Apple Cranberry Ginger Lemon Detox Juice.

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

Glasses of Apple Cranberry Ginger Lemon Detox Juice on a table with lemon pieces and cranberries.


If you choose to make this Apple Cranberry Ginger Lemon Detox Juice or any other recipe from us, be sure to tag us on Instagram at #Orchidsandsweettea so that we can share the love, rate, comment below, + share!

Several glasses of Apple Cranberry Ginger Lemon Detox Juice on a table.

Tall glass of Apple Cranberry Ginger Lemon Detox Juice with a honey dipper.

Apple Cranberry Ginger Lemon Detox Juice

September 7, 2019
4.89 from 9 votes
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.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Serves: 6 servings



  • 6 cups filtered water
  • 1 lb. ginger root, peeled + chopped
  • 2 lemons, rfeshly-squeezed
  • 3 medium Granny Smith apples, sliced w/ skin on
  • 1 cup organic cranberry juice, unsweetened
  • ½ cup Agave or Honey (See Notes!)


  • Slices of Grann Smith apples
  • Lemon slices
  • Fresh whole cranberries
  • Fresh rosemary sprigs, optional



  • In a pot over medium-high heat, add the water and let it boil. Once boiling, add chopped ginger roots and sliced apples, for about 2-3 minutes, before reducing the heat and allowing it to simmer for another 5 minutes. Remove from heat and cover the pot with a top and let the mixture cool completely.
  • Once cooled, add in the freshly-squeezed lemon juice and Agave, stirring together until combined.


  • In a pitcher, pour in the cooled mixture and add in the cranberry juice, stirring everything together until combined.
  • Add fresh apple slices, lemon slices, and whole cranberries to pitcher with juice to keep things potent and for added flavor.
  • Cover the pitcher with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to use.


  • To serve, add crushed ice to a glass and/or mason jar (optional) and pour detox juice until ¾ filled. Garnish with fruit if desired.  Repeat for every serving.
  • Sip and enjoy!

Tips & Tricks

  • STORAGE: Keep any leftovers in the refrigerator, tightly covered in your pitcher or in a sealed mason jar for easy meal prep throughout the week. Best if consumed within a few days.
  • SWEETENER: If you choose to opt out of Agave, you can always substitute with pure maple syrup or Honey (for extra antioxidants)  as well.
  • DRINK (HOT): 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 sweetener or Agave for more sweetness if needed, 1 tablespoon at a time.


Calories: 194kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 25mg | Potassium: 494mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 76IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg


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Love this Recipe?

  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. I love this combo of flavours! Apple & cranberry are classic, but the ginger and lemon make it so healthy & refreshing. And delicious!

  3. 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!

  4. Love how flavorful and refreshing this is! You almost forget it is good for you!! The combination of ginger, apples, cranberries, and lemons are wonderful.

  5. 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!

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