Alkaline Recipe #227: The 3-Minute Detox Tea I Drink Daily

Detox Tea - Ross Bridgeford

Detox Tea that I Drink Daily

If you are feeling fatigued, sluggish and in need of a kick-start I recommend giving my Detox Tea a try. Your body could be crying out for this!

This detox tea is one of my favourite little hacks to get a big boost of detoxifying, anti-inflammatory and alkaline nutrients into my body. It takes minutes, literally, to make and tastes so good!

It is a very quick solution that helps support your liver, kidneys, gut, brain, hormones and more…and it uses only powdered spices and water (and a quick squeeze of lemon), so it’s really cost effective too!

Why Is the Detox Tea So Effective?

The recipe is simple to make, but it packs a punch with some of the most powerful ingredients Mother Nature has provided us with. As I always say – your body is amazing – and when you give it the tools (nutrients) it needs, it will rebuild, rebalance and thrive. The combination of your body + Mother Nature is abundantly powerful.

Here’s why you should drink the Detox Tea:

The lemon is proven to give you a quick alkaline boost. By balancing your pH you are giving support to your body throughout your entire detoxification system, particularly your liver and kidneys which both benefit hugely from pH balance rather than the state of acidosis the modern diet tends to create. An alkaline diet has been proven to help prevent cancer (study), type 2 diabetes (study), osteoporosis (study), cardiovascular disease (study) and so much more…

The turmeric & ginger are powerfully anti-inflammatory (study), proven to support your body in it’s defence against autoimmune conditions (study), immune imbalance (study), cognitive decline (study), Alzheimer’s (study), arthritis (study), most cancers (study) and cardiovascular risk (study).

In my new book The Alkaline Reset Cleanse I go into huge depth on the importance of these two super-spices. They have been researched (especially turmeric) perhaps more than any other food on Earth thanks to their incredible anti-cancer, heart-protective, pain-relieving qualities. I try to get them daily, and this tea is an awesome way to do it.

The cinnamon is a fantastic addition for it’s insulin balancing properties (study), for helping to metabolise blood glucose (study) and it’s natural antimicrobial properties (study). And it tastes delicious…

And cardamon is not only a delicious and delicate flavour, but also gastroprotective (study), lowers blood pressure (study), is antioxidant rich and immune protective (study).

And this is just scratching the surface!

how to make my detox tea

How to Make My Alkaline Detox Tea

Serves 2


500ml filtered water
1/4 tsp powdered cardamom
1/4 tsp powdered cinnamon
1/2 tsp powdered ginger
1/2 tsp powdered turmeric
1/2 lemon


  1. Start by heating the water
  2. When the water is warm, stir in the cardamom, cinnamon, ginger and turmeric, and then squeeze in the lemon. You don’t have to use all of the lemon I’ve suggested, adjust this to your preference
  3. Stir it all together, and your detox tea is ready! I love to drink it when it’s warm – and at night as I find the cardamom to be soothing and relaxing, but you can have it any time of day and any temperature. It’s delicious iced or simply room temperature too.

If you are doing a full alkaline cleanse (see my new book The Alkaline Reset Cleanse here) – it’s available to pre-order now with over $300 of extra products and courses as a bonus!) then I really recommend bookending the day with this tea – first thing in the morning, and last thing at night – as it will really help with the cleansing process.

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  1. Juanita Reply

    Ross not to familiar with cardamon where can i purchase this diddt see it in Whole Foods Thanks Juanita

    • ross Reply

      I haven’t checked, but it would not surprise me at all to see it on amazon!

  2. Shirley Pullen Reply

    Hi Ross, which is the best alkaline water filter to install at home.
    I also have heard that you sell them! Is this correct.
    Cheers Shirley 😊

  3. Jacina Moore Reply

    Hi Ross, I’m just starting to prepare for the ARC and I wondered if I can use turmeric powder instead of turmeric root grated? Thankyou so much, from a very excited but nervous Jacina!

    • ross Reply

      Yes, but it HAS to be organic πŸ™‚

  4. Carla Crewey Reply

    Can you make alkaline detox tea in β€œbulk,”or is it best to instead make two servings at one time?

    Great thanks!

  5. Carla Crewey Reply

    Can you make the tea in”bulk” or is it best to make just 2 servings at a time?

    • ross Reply

      You can make in bulk πŸ™‚

  6. Valerie J Allen Reply

    Hi there, Ross
    I live out in the Hill Country of Texas where our only water source is rainwater. That water goes thru a filtration system. There are 2 filters, a carbon filter and a sediment filter and then a UV lamp before water enters the house. Is this adequate filtration? Water tastes great but I want to make sure it is filtered enough to be part of my pillars of an alkaline lifestyle. There are no minerals in rain water. Wondered if I should add some.

    Thanks for all the great videos Ive watched thus far. Im already making changes and will implement this new way of approaching food selections. I am most grateful!

  7. Marion cortis Reply

    Hi Ross, I have been following your diet for over a year now, since my husband had a bad few months outbreak of gout, a great success he has not had an outbreak for a year now thank you.
    My question is Iv got late on start of asthma and had a lot out outbreaks this year just spending 5days in hospital, is there anything you can surjest that could also inprove my health, I am a fit active person when not having these outbreaks.
    Many thanks

  8. Jo-Anne Reply

    If i already drink. Lemon ginger tumeric and coconut oil.
    1. Can i add the cinnamon and cardamon to that drink.
    2. or Have two different drinks. Tumeric n ginger in morning n detox in evening .
    THANX ????

    • ross Reply

      Either or both! Feel free to mix it up πŸ™‚


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  9. Cheryl Challis Reply

    Hi Ross
    I have always had a warm lemon drink first thing in the morning. Now I add turmeric fresh ginger and MSM powder.
    I would really like your thoughts on MSM. I believe it is a blood cleanser thus being wonderful for your whole body.
    I have been on it for about a month to 6 wks now and I do feel good. Just wondering if this product also combines well with the alkaline reset diet.
    Thanking you
    Cheryl Challis

    • ross Reply

      Yep it’s great – a good addition πŸ™‚

      You can definitely continue using it while doing the Alkaline Reset Cleanse (and thank you for, presumably, getting the book!)

  10. Dan Dupey Reply

    Just purchased your NEW book on the Alkaline Detox! Excited.

    Purchased all the ingredients and getting ready for Saturday.

    ironically, on the news tonight it states that the new “fad” in coconut oil is a dangerous “fad”.

    They stated that scientist have indicated that this fat is as bad as all the others in rising your cholesterols as well as potential heart disease as well as other dangers. Recommending staying away.

    Dr.Greger on his site also recommends staying away from coconut oil and all coconut products because of the fat. Who do we believe as we just purchased the jars of oil and I do not want to damage health by adding the oils in the program detox. Help?

  11. andrew siben Reply

    Hi Ross:
    I have had a toe and finger nail fungus on both feet and only one hand for over 40 yrs. I have tried all types of natural
    remedies with little success. Do u have any suggestions?
    I have been a vegetarian for 43 yrs (some fish, no chicken, meat ,chicken or eggs and no dairy)
    I would welcome any guidance. Thank you and Happy New Year.

    Andrew B. Siben
    New York City

    • ross Reply

      Hey Andrew

      Coconut oil both topically and ingested (a tbsp per day) will work wonders. If the fungus is coming from an imbalance within your body – I really recommend checking out my Alkaline Reset Cleanse book:


    • Carolin Kistner Reply

      Hi Ross and Andrew,
      I hope it is okay to post this here.
      I just wanted to say that I had issues with a relentless toe fungus, too. I changed my diet according to your book Ross but my body needed an extra nudge in the right direction to be able to get rid of the fungus. So I asked my naturopath and she gave me homeopathic remedies specifically for nail fungus. With this combination my nails started to grow again, as they had stopped to grow at all a while ago, and grew back normally after years of being heavily affected with toe fungus. It was a huge relief.
      So if it is of any interest I would gladly share my experiences. I hope it is okay to post this here, I just want to help if I can in any way since I know how hard it is to get rid of these kind of infections
      and how emotionally stressful it must be to deal with it for such a long time.
      Love your work Ross, and Andrew I hope your nails either have already recoverd or will be healthy again soon.
      All the best, Carolin Kistner

      • Sandra Reply

        Hi Carolin, I’m very interested in what you did for your nail fungus. Please provide that information. Thanks!

  12. David Hendrick Reply

    Hi Ross
    Great spice combination but it I’ve added a pinch of black pepper to take turmeric’s bio-availability to more therapeutic levels. Some info is here
    really helps make turmeric the powerhouse it is intended to be. Keep up the good work and i am looking forward to the ABC.

  13. Norelle Turner Reply

    Hi Ross I have essential oils in those ingredients could make tea with those ?

    • ross Reply

      You can, but it sounds expensive to do it that way!

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  14. Shirley Reply

    I have RA, very high inflammation. I need help. Thank you

  15. christine Reply

    Hi Ross, The past 2 years I have been making a turmeric tea similar to this, but only with fresh turmeric sliced and then have it simmer for about 30 minutes. Is there a benefit to using fresh turmeric and ginger rather than the powdered? I ask because it is much easier to find the powdered version. Thank you.