In the world of wellness, apple cider vinegar is an MVP—and it’s easy to see why. ACV boasts of a ton of health benefits, ranging from increased energy and reduced cravings to a boost in weight loss. Folks who swear by the stuff have called it a cure-all, even a miracle.
Well, today we’re telling you that everything you’ve heard about this fermented tonic is true. ACV has prebiotic properties, which support healthy intestinal bacteria. It also regulates blood sugar levels, which will tip the numbers on the weighing scale in your favor. Plus, ACV protects against oxidative stress, such as environmental toxin exposure, stress, and poor diet. Basically, there’s no reason not to incorporate the stuff into your life.
Here’s the catch: to take ACV, you have to taste it. Many people don’t enjoy the vinegar’s strong, pungent flavor when taken alone or with water. Luckily, there is a way to make apple cider vinegar taste okay, and that’s with a good mixed-drink recipe. Below, find three ACV recipes that aren’t just tolerable—they’re actually quite delicious.

APPLE CIDER VINEGAR AND PINEAPPLE JUICE

Bursting with the tropical zest of pineapple, this drink is like the beach in a glass. It’s great for your bod, too! The pineapple will help de-bloat a distended stomach, and the ACV will jumpstart your metabolism. Expect a whole lot of energy after you gulp this down.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice (or any fresh juice you like)
  • 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp. raw honey
  • A dash of cinnamon
  • A dash of cayenne pepper

    PROCEDURE: Pour all the ingredients into a glass and combine well.

APPLE CIDER VINEGAR PALOMA FIZZ MOCKTAIL

This drink infuses grapefruit with apple cider vinegar, two ingredients that help with fat and weight loss. Drink this mocktail in the morning, evening, or any time you like! It’s so tasty, we bet you’ll want a refill.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/4 cup grapefruit juice
  • 3/4 cup plain or sparkling water (your choice!)
  • 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. lime juice
  • 1 tsp. raw honey

    PROCEDURE: Pour all the ingredients into a glass and mix until fully incorporated. Top it off with ice and drink immediately.

APPLE CIDER VINEGAR AND GINGER TEA

This warm ACV tea is a sinus-infection savior. Not only will it soothe cold symptoms with ginger and lemon, it’ll also boost your immune system. Yup, that’s how powerful a lashing of ACV can be. Sip on this brew for instant—and we do mean instant—relief.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup of warm or hot water
  • 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/2 or 1 tsp. ground or powdered ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. raw honey

Optional:

  • A dash of cayenne

PROCEDURE: Get your warm water ready in a mug. Then, pour in the rest of the ingredients. Stir and allow the mixture to steep. In a minute or two, your warm tonic is ready to drink.

Bottoms up, beautiful!

The Cadia Apple Cider Vinegar and all other ingredients used in this story are available at Healthy Options stores nationwide. You may visit their website here.

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