My 3 Favorite Charcoal Detox Drinks

If you’ve been paying attention, then you have probably seen new products popping up that contain activated charcoal. It seems to be everywhere, from foods to oral care products and even facial scrubs. Activated charcoal has many health benefits, all of which you can see in my recent article discussing this trending supplement.

If you want to get all the great detoxing benefits of activated charcoal you don’t have to rely on expensive detox drinks, you can make your own delicious recipes right at home.

Below are my three favorite activated charcoal drinks that you can make to help your body detox. Drink one of these daily so you can get all of the healthy benefits of activated charcoal, including improved digestion, clear skin, and increased energy.

What does activated charcoal taste like?

If you are going to be using activated charcoal in a recipe, you are probably curious as to how it tastes. If you have never had charcoal before, you probably imagine a black powder with a smoky flavor. This, however, is not the case. Luckily, activated charcoal doesn’t have much of a taste and blends well with almost anything you mix with it.

Just because it blends in with most flavors, doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with it.

It is best to either have a powdered activated charcoal supplement or capsules that you can break open and pour into the drinks.

Black Lemonade


  • 5 cups of warm water
  • ½ cup raw honey
  • ½ tbsp activated charcoal (7 capsules)
  • ¾ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ tsp cayenne (option for additional spice)


In large water pitcher add your warm water and raw honey. Stir until the honey has dissolved and no longer sinks to the bottom.

Add your lemon juice and charcoal and mix together. Place in refrigerator to chill. You can also add ice to cool the water down and chill into a refreshing drink.

If you like your drinks spicy, and what some added health benefits, add your cayenna and stir.

Your lemonade can be stored for up to 5 days in the refrigerator.

Paint It Black Latte


  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon food-grade activated charcoal
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon raw honey


Put all of your ingredients, minus the almond milk, in a small saucepan and place over medium heat. In another small saucepan add your almond milk, stirring continuously until the milks begin to froth. Add your charcoal mix into a mug and pour in your frothed almond milk. Enjoy!

This is a great replacement for your morning coffee! 🙂

Orange Juice is the New Black


  • 1 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 cup fresh apple juice
  • 2 inch piece of ginger, peeled and juiced
  • 1 tsp activated charcoal


It is best if you have a juicer and can juice your own fruits so you know you are getting pure, fresh juice without any added sugars or preservatives.

Mix all of your ingredients together, with a handful of ice, for a tasty juice with the benefits of activated charcoal.

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