7 Detox Water Recipes That Help Boost Your Metabolism Post-Pregnancy

7 Detox Water Recipes That Help Boost Your Metabolism Post-Pregnancy

8 May 2023 | 6 min Read

Sudeshna Chakravarti

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One of the common stomach issues that women experience post-pregnancy is slow metabolism. While it’s not a cause for great concern, a slow metabolism can make you uncomfortable and also lead to other issues like constipation and bloating. One way to target your metabolism in the postpartum period is by incorporating natural detox water recipes into your diet.

And no, we are not talking about the sugary drinks that you may find in abundance in supermarkets, but natural fruit, vegetable, and herb-infused detox drinks that deliver essential nutrients to your body, and aid in better digestion and metabolism. 

Read on to know more about the benefits of detox water and the different recipes to incorporate into your postpartum diet.

Benefits Of Natural Detox Water Recipes

As you know, water helps promote your overall health and wellness. Some of the crucial benefits of detoxing with water include:

  • It naturally flushes out toxins and chemicals from your kidneys and liver.
  • It prevents dehydration by replenishing your body with essential nutrients.
  • It reduces both physical and mental fatigue and grogginess.
  • It boosts your metabolism, thereby aiding in healthy weight loss postpartum.
  • It enhances your mood and improves your energy levels.
  • It improves your overall gastrointestinal health.

7 Natural Detox Water Recipes To Boost Metabolism Post-Pregnancy

Detox Water Recipes

These detox water recipes are antioxidant-rich and help boost your metabolism and digestion post-pregnancy / Image credit: Freepik

Watermelon And Mint Refresher

Watermelon is enriched with potassium, which is a vital mineral that supports your kidney and liver functions, and helps flush out toxins from your system. Mint exhibits cooling properties and is useful in relieving irritable bowel syndrome postpartum. Additionally, the consumption of mint can help relieve painful nipples caused due to breastfeeding, making it an excellent addition to your postpartum diet.

You will need:

  • A handful of fresh mint leaves
  • 2 cups of watermelon, cut into cubes
  • 4 cups of water
  • Ice cubes

How to prepare:

  • Add the ingredients to your bottle.
  • Refrigerate for a while and drink it fresh daily for best results.

Cooling Cucumber Water

This cucumber-infused water recipe is extremely refreshing and perfect for maintaining hydration during the summer months. Cucumber is packed with antioxidants like vitamins A and C, as well as minerals, silica, and potassium that help improve your gut health and regulate your bowel movements post-pregnancy. 

You will need:

  • 1 cucumber, sliced
  • 1 lime, sliced (optional)
  • 4 cups of water
  • A pinch of Himalayan salt

How to prepare:

  • Add the ingredients into a pitcher and give it a good mix.
  • Refrigerate in your freezer for a while and then drink it fresh.

Pineapple And Ginger Tummy Soother

Ginger is a well-known antioxidant that helps alleviate stomach aches and regulates your blood sugar levels. It also helps reduce after-birth pains, including back pain and sore muscles and improves your energy levels by boosting immunity.

Additionally, pineapple contains an enzyme, bromelain that improves digestion and reduces bloating, making this combination perfect for those struggling with stomach concerns postpartum.

You will need:

  • 2 tablespoons of ginger
  • A cup of cubed pineapple
  • 4 cups of water

How to prepare:

  • Add the ingredients into a large bottle and shake well. 
  • Add ice cubes or put the bottle in the freezer to cool, and enjoy it fresh.

Lemon, Mint, And Cucumber Water

Detox Water Recipes

Cucumber and mint help improve your hydration levels and keep fatigue at bay / Image credit: Freepik

This energising detox water recipe is also loaded with essential nutrients, vitamin A (found in mint) and vitamin C (found in lemon). While lemon is renowned for improving digestion, reducing inflammation, and cleansing your arteries and blood, mint boosts your metabolism and reduces your fatigue.

You will need:

  • ½ cup of cucumber slices
  • A lemon
  • A few mint leaves
  • 3-4 cups of water

How to prepare:

  • Add the lemon slices and cucumber into a jug or a pitcher.
  • Fill the container with water and give the ingredients a good shake.
  • Refrigerate overnight in the freezer and drink it the next morning.

Celery-Infused water

The high water content of celery makes it an excellent detox ingredient. Celery is also packed with luteolin and apigenin, which are anti-inflammatory ingredients that reduce swelling in your body and help you de-bloat post-pregnancy.

You will need:

  • 4 stalks of celery
  • 2 cups of chilled water
  • Cheesecloth for straining

How to prepare:

  • Blend the celery stalks in a food blender or processor.
  • Once blended, strain the mixture through a porous cheesecloth.
  • Squeeze the juice from the cheesecloth into a cup.
  • If you find the taste too strong, adjust the consistency of the drink by adding some more water to it.

Tulsi Tea

Tulsi offers numerous health benefits, especially for women who have just given birth. It also helps detoxify your liver, promote healthy digestion, and improve your kidney and liver functions. Additionally, having tulsi tea helps stimulate your metabolism and promote a healthy weight by accelerating your body’s fat-burning potential.

You will need:

  • Tulsi tea bag
  • 1-2 mint leaves
  • Pure stevia for taste

How to prepare:

  • Pour hot water into a teacup.
  • Add the tulsi tea bag and let it steep for a while.
  • Remove the tea bag after a minute and add some mint leaves.
  • Have the tea at least twice or thrice regularly.

Mint And Ginger Water

Ginger is a proven digestive aid, which helps reduce intestinal discomfort and gas. It also prevents bad bacteria from inhabiting your gut and alleviates inflammation in your stomach. Together with mint, this detox water recipe serves as an excellent immunity enhancer and metabolism booster. Drinking it regularly can help replenish your body and keep fatigue at bay.

You will need:

  • 2 ginger roots
  • 2 lemon wedges (optional)
  • 8-10 fresh mint leaves
  • Salt to taste

How to prepare:

  • Fill a pitcher with water and add ginger, mint leaves, and lime.
  • Give the ingredients a good shake and add ice cubes, or refrigerate it till chill.
  • Drink it fresh.


These natural detox water recipes are a great addition to your postpartum diet, as besides boosting your metabolism, they help enhance your immunity and overall well-being. Additionally, these drinks will keep you hydrated and energised during the summer months, so make sure to try them to stimulate your gut health and improve your energy levels post-pregnancy.

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