23 Anti-Inflammatory Drinks Your Gut Will Thank You For



Nutritious, health-boosting drinks can be hard to come by. So many drinks are loaded with excess sugars and processed, unhealthy ingredients – even the so-called “healthy” ones!

But the drinks in this list include healthful ingredients that fight inflammation and boost your immune system:

  • Turmeric (1)
  • Ginger (2)
  • Cayenne pepper (3)
  • Apple cider vinegar (4)
  • Cacao (5)

All of the drinks are either low-sugar with natural sweeteners like raw honey, or completely free from sugar altogether. You’ll find belly-boosting shots with turmeric, apple cider vinegar, and honey, as well as healthful anti-inflammatory hot chocolate with turmeric.

In the mood for something more refreshing? You can sip on lemon, ginger, and turmeric iced tea, or anti-inflammatory lemonade.

You can rest assured that whatever you make will help you with your health goals and taste delicious if a little strong. Feel free to try the less intense items first and work your way up to apple cider vinegar detox shots!

Frothy Vanilla Turmeric Orange Juice


Turmeric adds a warming spiced flavor to this creamy orange juice and almond milk blend, while vanilla extract lends natural sweetness without additional sweeteners.

Recipe: PaleoHacks | Frothy Vanilla Turmeric Orange Juice

Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey Drink

This recipe is as simple as they come: Just combine anti-inflammatory apple cider vinegar with water and a bit of natural sweetener, if you’d like.

Recipe: Fermented Food Lab | Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey Drink

Spring Turmeric Tonic

Fresh turmeric and fresh ginger add flavor and anti-inflammatory benefits, while coconut water adds electrolytes.

Recipe: Mommypotamus | Spring Turmeric Tonic

Warm Turmeric Cinnamon Milk

This comforting, warmed creamy beverage combines anti-inflammatory turmeric and ginger with cinnamon and cardamom.

Recipe: Flavour and Savour | Warm Turmeric Cinnamon Milk

Anti-Inflammatory Lemon Ginger Iced Tea

You’ll hardly believe this drink is health boosting, thanks to the refreshing combination of lemon, ginger, turmeric, and cinnamon.

Recipe: Unconventional Baker | Anti-Inflammatory Lemon-Ginger Iced Tea

Turmeric Elixir with Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey


This belly-boosting shot is a quick, anti-inflammatory blend of water, apple cider vinegar, raw honey, turmeric, and cayenne pepper. It will definitely wake you up in the morning!

Recipe: PaleoHacks | Turmeric Elixir with Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey

Healing 3-Ingredient Turmeric Tonic

This 5-minute tonic boasts fresh turmeric, fresh ginger, and cayenne powder for a triple-threat, anti-inflammatory effect.

Recipe: Minimalist Baker | Healing 3-Ingredient Turmeric Tonic

Apple Cider Turmeric Detox Drink

This tall glass of water infused with apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, turmeric, and cayenne powder will give you the anti-inflammatory boost you need. You can sweeten it slightly however you’d prefer.

Recipe: Ahead of Thyme | Apple Cider Turmeric Detox Drink

Lemon, Ginger, and Turmeric Tea

If apple cider vinegar shots and tonics are a bit too much for you, ease into it with this lemon, ginger, and turmeric tea. It’s still loaded with anti-inflammatory ingredients like ginger and turmeric, but a bit easier to sip on.

Recipe: Nourish Move Love | Lemon, Ginger, and Turmeric Tea

Easy Fire Cider


This spicy and savory apple cider vinegar fire cider helps cure digestive woes and fights inflammation.

Recipe: PaleoHacks | Easy Fire Cider

Easy Cleanse Water

Jazz up your morning glass of water with lemon, cayenne pepper, fresh ginger root, and a touch of honey if you’d like.

Recipe: Hello Glow | Easy Cleanse Water

Turmeric Ginger Lemonade

This zingy drink is great for fighting inflammation, but it’s also a deliciously refreshing afternoon pick-me-up.

Recipe: Cotter Crunch | Turmeric Ginger Lemonade

Lemon Ginger Morning Detox Drink

Whip up a big batch of this detox drink to wake you up each morning, without caffeine.

Recipe: The Harvest Kitchen | Lemon Ginger Morning Detox Drink

Anti-Inflammatory Juice

Freshly juiced anti-inflammatory ginger and pineapple join celery, cucumber, spinach, lemon, and green apple in this drink.

Recipe: Dr. Axe | Anti-Inflammatory Juice

Golden Turmeric Latte


This creamy, golden-hued latte may not feature coffee, but you’ll love the warming, anti-inflammatory effect of turmeric, ginger, and cinnamon combined.

Recipe: PaleoHacks | Golden Turmeric Latte

Apple Cider Vinegar Green Tea Refresher

Antioxidant-heavy green tea combines with anti-inflammatory apple cider in this drink.

Recipe: Fit Mitten Kitchen | Apple Cider Vinegar Green Tea Refresher

Body Cleansing Lemon Ginger Water

It’s silly to call this a recipe, so we’ll call it an idea: Infuse your water with fresh ginger root and lemon for an anti-inflammatory boost.

Recipe: Happy Foods Tube | Body Cleansing Lemon Ginger Water

Paleo Anti-Inflammatory Hot Chocolate

Hot chocolate may be an indulgent drink, but this anti-inflammatory recipe is downright healthy with raw cacao powder, cinnamon, ginger, turmeric, and black pepper (for absorption of turmeric).

Recipe: Love Food Nourish | Paleo Anti-Inflammatory Hot Chocolate

Golden Turmeric Hot Chocolate


A healthy dose of anti-inflammatory raw cacao powder and ground turmeric combine in this lightly-sweetened hot chocolate. Feel free to omit the sweetener entirely if you’d prefer.

Recipe: PaleoHacks | Golden Turmeric Hot Chocolate

Simple Turmeric Tea

Enjoy this easy tea for a soothing anti-inflammatory boost.

Recipe: Meghan Telpner | Simple Turmeric Tea

Anti-Inflammatory Lemonade

This recipe makes a big batch of anti-inflammatory lemonade you can sip on for days.

Recipe: Dr. Jockers | Anti-Inflammatory Lemonade

Apple Cider Vinegar Drink

This simple, bubbly apple cider vinegar drink combines the vinegar with a touch of lemon juice and soda water.

Recipe: Sweet Peas and Saffron | Apple Cider Vinegar Drink

Instant Drinking Vinegar

Don’t let the name fool you: This drinking vinegar tastes downright delicious.

Recipe: A Little Insanity | Instant Drinking Vinegar


More Healthy Drink Ideas: The Ultimate Guide to Paleo Drinks