Spa Cuisine: Zesty Lemon Detox Tea Recipe

This recipe was designed as a cleansing tea to stimulate processing of excess fats in the body, rev up circulation, and provide essential antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals —a perfect blend of nutrients. It’s a great aid in undoing the effects of holiday over-indulgence, and Annie says she was given the same tea by a helpful friend after she was exposed to toxic chemicals. But it tastes so good, you’ll want to come back for seconds: We had a crock-pot filled with it for a recent women’s workshop and it was gone in no time!

This is a great recipe that really gets around, and it’s so easy to prepare.


Enough freshly-boiled water to fill your teacup or mug
1 tablespoon real maple syrup
Freshly-squeezed juice of half a lemon
Cayenne pepper to taste

Simply stir ingredients together in your mug or cup. Be careful with the cayenne: A little goes a long way.

By Cait Johnson, Assistant Producer, Care2 Healthy Living Channels


Tim C.
Tim C4 years ago


Joan S.
JC S4 years ago

Could you use honey instead of maple syrup?

Joy Wong
Joy Wong4 years ago

Thanks. Can I use honey instead of maple syrup?

Leila Mota
Leila Mota5 years ago

Sounds delicious!

Malgorzata Zmuda
Malgorzata Zmuda5 years ago

Zapisałam, jak tylko uda mi się zdobyć syrop klonowy spróbuję.

No B.
Nancy B5 years ago


irene fernandez
irene Fernandez5 years ago

This sounds so good! I have to give it a try

Lilly Mitchell
Lilly Mitchell5 years ago

going to give this a try...THANKS!!!!

Shelly Peterson
Shelly Peterson5 years ago

I want to try this! Thankyou for posting!