Fitness expert Jillian Michaels, who rose to fame on the TV show the “Biggest Loser,” swears by a detox water recipe that she recommends drinking 60 ounces of each day to enhance weight loss. The original Michaels recipe calls for 1 tablespoon sugar-free cranberry juice, 1 dandelion root tea bag, and 2 tablespoons lemon juice. This version doubles those amounts so you can use a one-gallon bottle of water.

Things You'll Need

Fill a bottle with 1 gallon spring, mineral, or distilled water.

Add 4 tablespoons lemon juice.

Add 2 tablespoons 100-percent pure cranberry juice.

Add two dandelion root tea bags. Specialty stores like Whole Foods carry these.

Mix the ingredients together. Drink the water throughout the day.


  • Drink at least 64 ounces of water each day.

References and Resources



Jillian Michaels website