Between the incredibly hot weather and being on the look out for healthy eating/drinking alternatives, we’ve come up with a new favorite. It started with running into a lot of recommendations for using apple cider vinegar. I discovered ways to use it in cooking and salad dressings.
That’s when I tried serving a concoction of it as a beverage. Brent balked at first, but now he’s hooked! He also found that the Bragg’s brand sells a delicious rendition of this drink and we started picking some up every weekend at the grocery store. But at nearly $2.50 an individual serving size, it was a rather expensive treat.
So, I looked into a new recipe. Now, we’ve been drinking a glass or two nearly every day for the past week and love it.
According to what I’ve been reading, apple cider vinegar is supposed to boost energy, cleanse from toxins and break down fats among other health benefits. Here’s the recipe we’re going with, but you can experiment with the ingredients for your own blend.
3/4 quart purified water
3/4 quart apple juice (low sugar)
1 cup apple cider vinegar (raw, organic)
1/2 cup honey (local/raw or agave nectar)
3 T cinnamon
Mix all ingredients in a pitcher. We have one of those pitchers that includes a cover which acts as a “plunger” to mix the drink prior to each serving. That works really well since the cinnamon and cider sediment settle at the bottom.
Serve over ice and enjoy a refreshing, cool, healthy drink on a warm summer day!