Recipe: Lemon & Apple Cider Vinegar Lemonade
I love drinking this lemonade first thing in the morning. Served over ice.
Before, I used to drink my apple cider vinegar as a shot, purely for it’s health benefits. But always hated the taste of it.
After I came across this lemonade recipe and tweaked it a bit to fit my taste and macros (the original recipe requies 2 tbsp. honey instead of liquid sweetener) I found MY DRINK.
The benefits of apple cider vinegar as much talked about and well documented. It contains a variety of vitamins, beta-carotene, pectin and minerals such as potassium, sodium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorous, chlorine, sulfir, iron, and flourine.
The health and beauty benefits of organic apple cider vinegar are many, but it’s said to help with colds, coughs, indigestion, improving blood cholesterol, stabilizing blood sugar, aid in weight loss and maintaining a healthy weight, improve bone health, antiseptic properties, cure night cramps, cure warts and mixed with water in equal proportions it’s an amazing antibacterial and pH-balancing toner for the skin or conditioning treatment for the hair and scalp.
A regular and moderate intake of organic apple cider vinegar is considered safe and healthy. It helps to maintain the acid-alkaline balance of the body, and caters to the body’s vitamin and mineral requirements.
I bet you’re ready for the recipe now!
What you’ll need:
– a quart mason jar (okay this one is optioanal, but honestly, for some reason it tastes better if you drink it from a mason jar!)
– 2 TBSP of Organic Apple Cider Vinegar*
– Juice from 1 fresh, preferably organic, lemon
– 3-5 drops liquid sweetener or Stevia
*It is imperative that whatever brand you choose, it is raw and unfiltered with the “mother” as that is what contains all of the powerful enzymes.
Pour the 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar, lemon juice and liquid sweetener into the mason jar, add ice and fill with cold water*.
Blend well and enjoy! (drink with a straw to protect the enamel on your teeth)
*Can also be served with warm water instead of ice and cold water.