You are going to look forward to your daily ACV from this day on!
Be sure the Apple Cider Vinegar you use is raw and has the ‘mother’. Did I lose you already? Have you already thought “Nasty! No way am I going to drink that stuff!”? Don’t give up, you know it’s good for you. I have the answer, and you are guaranteed to love it!
There are many pages and sites that will give you a thousand-and-one uses for ACV. I take it to stop the night time cramps that have bothered me for several years. It’s effective and only takes two days of not taking my ACV for the cramps to return.
The trick to loving ACV is to turn the taste to your advantage. This takes two ingredients: fruit juice and a sweetener. My favorite juices are orange, elderberry, and apple. Be creative and try every juice you enjoy! I prefer liquid stevia as a sweetener. It is natural, inexpensive, easy to use, no calories, and has a few health benefits of its own. Don’t use more than a few drops, though, or you will have an unpleasant aftertaste. You can also use sugar, honey, or other natural sweeteners.
Here are a couple of recipes to start you on your path to loving your ACV:
- Guiltless Soda To 8 oz of sparkling water (I use seltzer water as it does not contain quinine or sodium), add 1/4 cup of orange juice, 1 Tablespoon of ACV and 4 drops of liquid stevia. Stir and enjoy. This is also excellent with other juices. My grandchildren call this ‘Grandma’s special soda’.
- ‘Better’ Juice: To one quart of water, add 2 tablespoons of any flavor juice concentrate, 2 tablespoons of ACV, and 12 drops liquid stevia.
- Apple juice with a fraction of the calories: In a quart jar, add 1/2 cup apple cider, 2 tablespoons ACV, and 12 drops liquid stevia. This tastes as good as a quart of apple juice, with 13% of the calories!
- Cold remedy: In 8 oz of water or seltzer water, add 1-2 tablespoons elderberry syrup, 1 tablespoon ACV, and 4 drops liquid stevia. Not only does this taste amazing, in my experience it reduces the length of colds to just a day or so. I drink it 3-4 times a day when I first feel a cold coming on, or when I have been exposed. Information on Elderberry uses from Perdue University can be found here.