Sweet, tart and detoxifying, this “tea” refreshes you and provides some awesome benefits! The main ingredient is organic apple cider vinegar (ACV) and it packs a punch! It aids in weight loss, helps control blood sugar, boosts energy, improves immunity, metabolism, digestion, acne, hair, breath and more! Read about more benefits and sources here! It really is a super-food to keep in your pantry. Many people attribute these benefits to the “mother” which is a pretty creepy name for the strand-like chains of protein enzyme molecules floating around making the liquid look cloudy. No studies have proven that, so whether you have a bottle with or without the “mother” fear not, you will only gain from giving this ingredient a try.
The most common way of using ACV is by ingesting it. You can also try rinsing your hair with it after shampooing, using it as a toner on your face before bed, swish it around in your mouth to whiten teeth, rub onto skin to heal a mild sunburn, the possibilities are endless!
Today we’re drinking it! As this apple cider vinegar drink is pretty potent, we’re diluting it with warm water and some other beneficial ingredients! Simply warm up some water and mix in all your ingredients. Make sure to use fresh lemon juice (squeeze it yourself!) for the most benefits. Adding cayenne is optional, but it’s what gives this drink it’s extra immunity boosting powers. If you add just a dash, you won’t taste it.
This drink is sweet, tart and warming. I find it energizes and wakes me up at the first sip!
I’ve even started skipping my morning coffee and opting for this instead. Of course, our Bulletproof coffee is still a favorite, but a good balance of ketogenic and paleo mornings does us good!
- 1 cup warm water
- 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 dash cayenne
- Combine all ingredients and stir.