Apple cider vinegar elixir

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I don’t eat breakfast.  I know that it is an important meal to start your day off right and all that but it’s just never appealed to me and I don’t get hungry until lunchtime.  I have found that I can really embrace a nice glass of freshly squeezed juice in the morning.  One of my very favorite ways to start the day is with this apple cider vinegar drink.

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Apple cider vinegar is thought to have many health benefits such as aiding digestion, helps regulate blood sugar levels and promotes weight loss. It is also thought to help promote healthy skin since it has antibacterial properties and promotes blood circulation.  I notice that my skin is much less likely to break out when I take one of these drinks on a regular basis.  Best of all it tastes great and is a wonderful substitution for soda or other sweetened beverages.  I love the tart flavor and it doesn’t leave a sugary coating in my mouth after drinking it.  I will warn you that it can be an acquired taste so you might want to start with 1 teaspoon instead of two or increase the amount of apple juice or honey until you get used to it.   It couldn’t be easier, I juice an apple, throw in a little knob of ginger and sweeten the mixture up with a touch of honey and cinnamon.  You don’t need to juice your own apple juice, It is important that you use organic unpasteurized vinegar to get the most health benefit’s, I use Bragg’s it’s a really good quality organic brand that you should be able to find easily.

Whether or not there are true health benefits to drinking apple cider vinegar I love the taste and enjoy adding it to my morning wake-up routine.  Give it a try and let me know what you think, I’d love to hear your opinion!

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Apple cider vinegar elixir
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Serves: 1 serving
 
The perfect morning pick me up. If you don't want to juice your apples, fresh apple juice will work just great or you can forgo the juice altogether and add some sparkling water and a touch more
Ingredients
  • 1-2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 apple or ¼ cup apple juice
  • small knob of fresh ginger (about 1 teaspoon)
  • ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of honey or maple syrup
  • 8 ounces of water or sparkling water
Instructions
  1. If using, juice the apple and the ginger together. Alternatively pour the apple juice into a large glass and using a microplane, grate a tiny bit of ginger into the glass. Add the apple cider vinegar, cinnamon, honey or maple syrup and water and stir to combine. Taste and add more sweetener if desired.

 

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    18 thoughts on “Apple cider vinegar elixir

    1. la domestique

      Just today I was reading Whole Living Magazine and they say “there seems to be some truth to that” citing several studies! I’m glad I came across your elixir, which looks like an appealing way to take advantage of apple cider vinegar’s health benefits.

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      1. Tina Post author

        I’ve never tried a warm version but I think that it would be worth trying. You might need to add a little more honey to taste. Let me know if you try it and like it!

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        1. Heather

          So far, so good on the warm version! I forgot honey today and seem to have finished it just fine without it. Also experimenting with a bit of lemon. i used actual apple cider as my base, so that may have added enough sugar to be able to forgo honey.

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    2. Sheryl

      I wonder if I could use Stevia for a sweetener. I usually don’t like the taste of it, but perhaps in the vinegar it would be more palatable…. I’m really trying to eliminate sugars and have dropped 45 lbs so far by doing it (& a few other things, =) ).

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      1. Tina Post author

        I have used Splenda to sweeten the elixir but haven’t tried Stevia. I find it a little too bitter for me sometimes. Let me know if you try it and like it!

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        1. yvonne williams

          Dear Tina, please dont use splenda to sweeten your drink, what about organic xylotol a teaspoon of honey. Slenda often is part Aspartamine and harmful. Hope this helps. Yvonne

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    3. Meggie

      This reminds me of homemade Thai drinking vinegars- vinegar infused with fruit, sweetened and then added to sparkling water, club soda, or cocktails. I will definitely give this a try.

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    4. Vani

      Lets say I want to bring this elixir to work and I don’t have refrigerator.how to i store d elixir..stainless steel bottle ? How long can I keep it outside fridge.does it get spoiled?

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    5. fresh Cinnamon

      Damn, thanks very much for posting this! It is going to be so helpful when I get Cinnamon online! Very Beautiful!

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      1. Tina Post author

        Hi Carrie,

        It depends on the power of your juicer. If you aren’t sure if it will extract the ginger very well, I would grate it with a microplane and add it to the mixture instead.

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