Mandarin Orange Basil Juice Detox Drink Recipe
Basil is often used in salads, meat dishes, and other home-cooked meals. What you may not know is that it also makes a healthy addition to smoothies, fruit juices, and desserts. Its distinctive flavor will add a touch of personality to your homemade treats and boost their nutritional value.
At InstaCuppa, we’re excited to try new combos and see what the end result looks like. This Mandarin Orange Basil Juice Detox Drink Recipe is one of our latest findings. It tastes much better than any store-bought juice and provides a cocktail of nutrients. Did we mention that you only need water and two basic ingredients?
Let’s cut to the chase and see what it takes to make this refreshing beverage at home!
InstaCuppa Infuser bottle
- Take off the infuser rod from the bottle.
- Peel the mandarin orange.
- Slice or cut the mandarin orange in chunks.
- Put both the mandarin orange and the basil in the rod.
- Put the infuser rod back in the bottle.
- Add some cold water.
- Infuse for few hours.
- Enjoy your Mandarin Orange Basil Juice Detox Drink!
Fight Pain and Inflammation Naturally
Basil, one of our secret ingredients, belongs to the sage, lavender, and mint family. It has been used for over 5,000 years, offering both flavor and nutrition. This culinary herb is rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, folate, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, and manganese. It’s also loaded with antioxidants that fight inflammation and slow down aging.
Viceninare and rientin, two potent flavonoids in basil, aids in the production of white blood cells and neutralize oxidative stress. This plant also contains phytochemicals that protect against skin, lung, liver, and mouth cancers. In clinical trials, it has been shown to induce cancer cell death, alter gene expression, and stop tumor growth.
Due to its antibacterial properties, basil may help prevent infections and kill antibiotic-resistant bacteria, such as E.Coli. Furthermore, it’s rich in essential oils that naturally relieve inflammation, which is a major contributing factor to pain and chronic diseases. (E)-beta-caryophyllene, one of its primary nutrients, may ease arthritis pain and inflammatory bowel disorders like Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis.
Get Beautiful from the Inside Out
You’ve probably heard the old saying Beauty starts from the inside out. That’s true when it comes to the healing power of food. Mandarin oranges, the second ingredient in our detox drink recipe, stimulates collagen production and gives your skin a healthy glow due to its high levels of vitamin C.
This delicious fruit also boasts large doses of fiber, helping your body flush out toxins. The end result is a youthful complexion, greater energy, and improved digestive health. Hesperidin, a flavonoid in mandarin oranges, complements the anti-aging power of vitamin C. Both nutrients increase collagen levels in the skin while reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
Think of our Mandarin Orange Basil Juice Detox Drink Recipe as a natural anti-aging cocktail. It’s healthy and refreshing, providing your skin with the nutrients needed to look amazing!
If you don’t plan to infuse the mandarins yet, keep them in a dark, cool place. At room temperature mandarins could last about 1 week or so. On the other hand, refrigerated mandarins in a bag may last 2 weeks up until 1 month.