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Vegan Lemon Juice Cleanse Recipe For Weight Loss

with detoxifying properties

Time To Prep

5 Minutes

Juice Benefits

Cleansing & Detoxifying

Key Vitamins

Vitamins B6, C & E


Lemon juice cleanse recipe for weight loss

By: Vegan Agility Team Last updated: December 5, 2020

Lemons, the highly nutritious yet sometimes bitter yellow superfruit, are well known for their immune-boosting benefits, with it being the go-to citrus fruit during flu season.

But what many may not know is that lemons are also a magnificent fruit to turn to when trying to cleanse your insides while shedding some extra pounds which is why we put together this tasty lemon juice cleanse recipe.

Studies have shown numerous weightloss benefits to juicing fruits and vegetables, from helping to suppress hunger – reducing the risk of obesity through to lowering unhealthy food cravings, resulting in healthier weight management.

Its no wonder juicing is so popular these days.

To help our audience begin reaping the incredible weight loss and cleansing benefits that juicing lemons can offer, we have created this simple yet delicious lemon and ginger juice recipe to get you started on your journey.

Ingredients and Benefits of this cleansing lemon and ginger recipe


  • Lemons are low in calories yet high in nutrients making it an excellent fruit juice replacement for some of the higher calorie fruits like oranges or pineapples. You could even add 10% of your favorite fruit to a 90% lemon juice for sweetness. This mix will still result in lower calorie intake and aid in your overall weight loss goals.
  • Great for hydration and enhanced metabolism, which has the potential to aid in healthy weight loss thanks to the caloric burn that occurs during the metabolizing process.
  • Research has also shown that polyphenols found in lemons are great for suppressing hunger resulting in less craving needs and lower caloric intake.

Fresh ginger

  • The nutrients found in ginger, predominantly gingerols, have been shown to have many health benefits when consumed regularly.
  • Ginger intake has been linked to achieving a healthier digestive system which supports more efficient weight management.
  • Research has also shown that the consumption of ginger has the ability to leave you feeling full for a longer period of time, resulting in less caloric intake.
  • Studies also show that ginger may have a beneficial effect on excess belly fat, making it an excellent ingredient to include in our weight loss juice.


  • The addition of cinnamon alongside the ginger is not only pleasing to the nose but a flavorsome way to spice your lemon juice. It contains plant compounds that studies have shown may help to reduce the risk of obesity
  • Cinnamon also has a sufficient dose of the mineral manganese, which research shows can help to reduce inflammation.


  • Oranges are the perfect citrus fruit to take the edge off the lemon flavor without taking away from the cleansing properties. The high vitamin C content of oranges helps to boost immune system defense, similar to lemons, while the delicious sweetness makes this juice pleasant to drink.
  • Oranges are also high in beneficial phytonutrients, which is great for strengthening the immune system and lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease.
  • We only want a small amount of orange juice to keep the calories low for this weight loss juice.

Optional kitchen tools

lemon juice cleanse recipe

Lemon juice cleanse for weight loss

Cleansing lemon juice recipe to support healthy weight goals
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine: Vegan juice
Keyword: Cleanse, ginger, immunity boost, lemon, low calorie
Servings: 2


  • 2 lemons
  • 1/2 orange
  • 1/4 cup ginger
  • 1 tsp cinnamon optional
  • 1 cup water


  • Citrus juicer
  • Masticating juicer


How to make lemon juice cleanse recipe in a juicer

  • Roll the lemon on a hard surface to slightly soften the skin making it easier to juice
  • Juicing the lemon
    For the highest lemon juice yield, a quality citrus juicer is best. It prevents you from needing to peel the lemon or from manually needs to squeeze the juice out.
    Alternatively, you can peel your lemon and separate into segments to put through your slow juicer.
  • Peel your ginger and cut into chunks small enough to be juiced. 
  • Begin juicing
    Feed the lemon segments and ginger pieces through your juicer alternating between each ingredient.
  • Once all the ginger and lemon pieces have been juiced, and the pulp has been fully extracted add the water and cinnamon to the mix
  • Stir until completely mixed
  • For sweetness, you can add a hint of vanilla essence and a small amount of orange juice.
  • Serve and enjoy!
    It is best to drink your juice while it's fresh since nutrients will tend to degrade due to oxidation the longer they are left out.

How to make this lemon ginger juice for weight loss in a blender

  • Roll the lemon on a hard surface to slightly soften the skin making it easier to juice
  • Peel your lemon and separate into segments
  • Peel your ginger and cut into chunks small enough to prevent the blades of the blender from jamming. 
  • Place your lemon, ginger, orange and cinnamon into your blender jug with a teaspoon of cinnamon powder.
  • Add a cup of water
  • Blend until completely mixed.
  • Using a fine sieve, strainer or nut milk bag – pour the blended juice through to filter out all the pulp.
  • Serve fresh and enjoy!

Key nutrients

Calories: 59kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 258mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 74IU | Vitamin B6: 1mg | Vitamin C: 75mg | Vitamin E: 1mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 1mg | Magnesium: 17mg

The nutritional information provided is approximate and can vary depending on your ingredients and tools.

Want more delicious vegan recipes for your health journey?

Why not try out some of our alternative vegan juice recipes that use a blend of different fruits and vegetables to achieve a delicious yet healthy result. These recipes allow you to get a bit creative with your vegetable juicing while adding extra nutritional benefits that enhance the overall juice result.

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