I admittedly don’t blog about wellness nearly as much as I used to, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t still have a little health nut inside me. This post is a perfect example of that, and I have a feeling a lot of you are going to be curious to try this drink I’ve been sipping on lately…
It all started when my friend Madison shared a video about this apple cider vinegar drink she started drinking. I didn’t know much about the benefits of apple cider vinegar (other than the fact that you can use it as a hair rinse!), but her video intrigued me and after watching the whole thing, I decided to give it a try the drink myself. I was so worried it was going to taste awful, but I instantly loved it! It has a kind of tangy, fermented taste to it—if you like Kombucha, this is right up your alley. If you’re super nervous about trying this, just add a little bit more sparkling water and stevia to make it more palatable until you’re used to it.
Anyway, since a lot of people have asked about the drink since I first mentioned it on my Instagram story, I wanted to share the recipe I use (100% adapted from Madison’s recipe!), along with benefits to drinking it daily.
Apple Cider Vinegar Drink Recipe
1-2 tablespoons raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar (I like Bragg’s, which you can get at Target)
12-16 ounces lime sparkling water
Juice from 1/2 lemon
2-3 drops of stevia
Ice, if desired
Just mix all of the ingredients together in a pitcher or a large cup (I use one of the big Tervis cups like this) and sip on it throughout the day!
Now, the benefits…
- Keeps blood sugar in check
- Helps maintain a healthy weight
- Helps heartburn and acid reflux
- Full of antioxidants
- Improves nutrient absorption
- Keeps sinuses clear
- Boosts energy
- Keeps breath fresh (by killing nasty mouth bacteria)
Before you get overly ambitious and start drinking vinegar by the gallon, you should know that drinking too much of it can actually have a negative impact on your body, so don’t drink more than 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar a day. Apparently that’s too much for the body and most of the resources I used to gather this information suggested that 2 tablespoons is a healthy limit. Also, to protect your teeth from any erosion that can be caused by vinegar, rinse your mouth with water and/or brush your teeth after drinking it.
What do you think? Would you try this? Or is everyone already drinking it and I’m way late to the party?