2 caps bee pollen
Dash of hot sauce
Pinch of aunt jemima
Organic nighty night tea... Organic 7 spice chai tea
Organic chamomile tea
1 tsp honey
1-2 tbsp cider vinegar (depending on how badly you wrestle)
Pinch of cinnamon
2 flakes crushed red pepper
Cup of water
*drink while burning an incense and holding rabbits foot (optional)
I have been drinking 1 tbls of ACV in 12oz of unsweetened Grapefruit juice and 1 tbls of Organic Honey 3x a day for 1wk. I have lost 10lbs so far and have more energy then I've had for a long time. The grapefruit juice dilutes the vinegar enough that all you taste is the juice. I almost want to drink it all day but I don't want to over do it. Can you over do ACV in a day?
For those asking what you can add to the ACV to make it sweeter, just add the ACV to a glass of apple juice and you can barely taste it. I just started with 1 t. In a small glass of apple juice and it just tastes like apple cider. I'll be increasing that to 2 t. Soon. I'll be experimenting with the ACV, water, and apple juice mixtures in a big bottle that I can sip throughout the day. I'll post the results soon.
I drink my ACV with apple juice. It takes great, much like sparkling cider!
Regarding sweetening of the acv drink- I use d-ribose to sweeten my acv drink because its a vital nutrient that the body needs but is also naturally sweet! :) patrice
I became a vegetarian 5 months ago and am also a breastfeeding mom. I thought my loss of energy was simply a side effect from the birth and being up a lot at night. I started the "tonic" you describe a few weeks ago - a friend suggested it to me. WOW! My husband and I call it our "hippie drink" - 1-2tsp black strap molasses 1-2tsp apple cider vinegar (with the mother) 1-2tsp blue agave in purified water (about 8 oz.) - it will really rev you up in the morning an make you feel cleansed.
I don't usually go for "health food" or "organic" or "natural" remedies... but I'm totally convinced about apple cider vinegar. I hope I don't offend anybody on this site; I put a big splash of acv in a 32 oz bottle with a packet of peach ice tea mix and lots of water and ice. I love it! Another recipe is to add a splash of acv and an equal splash of lime juice to 32 oz of water and ice. Sweeten with agave (another new discovery!) to taste. Wonderful!!
I have been racking my brain trying to come up with a way to get my kids to take ACV. Drinking it in water is out of the question, but today I mixed 2 tbsp ACV, 1/4 tsp baking soda in 8 oz of organic apple juice and you can't taste the vinegar at all. Just tastes like apple juice. This might be a solution for those who want the benefits but not the taste.
It is most enjoyable to mix the daily dose of apple cider vinegar with grapefruit juice - the slightly bitter taste neutralizes the astringency of the vinegar. I use one table spoon of apple cider vinegar to a glass of grapefruit juice.
I add a little amount to salt to reduce the sourness of vinegar. I sometimes make a drink with lemon juice, water, salt and little honey or sugar and add some crushed mint leaves. The drink is refreshing specially during the summers.
I am surprised I haven't read about my ACV concoction, unless I've just missed it. I mix 1-2 tablespoons (depending on the need) with about 8 ounces of very cold all natural apple juice. I drink one first thing in the morning and about an hour before bed. I've learned to truly love the mix. It generally tastes like a very tart apple cider. You can adjust the amount of juice to control the dilution ratio of the ACV accordingly to your personal taste. It will obviously cost you more if you choose to mix the ACV with more juice. I hope this helps...
This is a tonic my husband swears by...1 cup/mug of warm water (not boiling,) 2 tsp. of raw natural honey, 2 tsp. apple cider vinegar and one tsp. of BLACK STRAP molasses. This tonic gets him going in the morning. He also uses it when he has worked hard and his feet/muscles are sore.
I started on acv about a week ago for weight loss. I started slow with one tsp and have been building up. In the last few days I have just been adding a splash to each glass of water I have, as I drink a lot durring the day. I make a tall glass of ice water with the acv and the juice of 1/4 a lime. It's quite good! The lime compliments the acv well and takes out some of the bitterness.
I recently lost 40 lbs on a popular diet. I knew that ACV was a natural diuretic and just generally good for you so I started drinking about 2-3 tablespoons full in a glass of water every day. It also cured my acid reflux... I still didn't like the taste so one day I was drinking some lemonade that I made and I poured the vinegar into that. It's really good! Tastes sort of like a whiskey sour...actually if you add a shot of whiskey, you'll be pleased if you like whiskey sours.
It is so good that my husband has me make him one occasionally...after forcing him to taste mine. I probably use more vinegar that the 2-3 tablespoons I was drinking to begin with, but it makes a really enjoyable beverage.
I have been taking the acv drink off and on for a couple of years. I am bad about taking multiple doses in a day so I usually end up with just a morning dose. I also do not do a "full" dose. My recipe has been 1 tsp of organic, raw acv, 1 tsp of honey, 8oz of water. With this recipe first thing in the morning before any other food and a waiting time of 30-60 minutes before eating I notice I always have a great bowel movement soon after. Also, while there are small, almost unnoticable benefits, like having a cold for two days instead of ten, I mostly notice the benefits when I stop drinking it for several days. I suddenly feel sicker, more unhealthy and have less energy. After reading all these posts, I plan on increasing my daily dose to the two tablespoon dosage to get the full effects of acv. ACV is also known for balancing your pH levels, too.
On another note, I'm not sure why honey is frowned upon in the recipe. If it is because of the sugar aspect then I have a suggestion. For the last year I have used raw agave nectar in my drink instead of honey. Agave nectar has no glycemic index, making it safe for diabetes. It also does not spoil, like honey, has a similar although lighter taste and texture, but mixes a lot quicker and fully compared to honey, even in cold water. I put in just a little more than a tsp in my concoction. With agave I can add more if I need to without worrying about glucose levels. (I am not diabetic, but more hypoglycemic so I need to be careful.) Hope this is helpful to those who need some sweet to their drink!
EC: The problem with agave nectar is that some products have been found to contain maple syrup or corn syrup!
Read this October 27th article in the WSJ: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704335904574497622806733800.html
"...But the Glycemic Research Institute, a Washington, D.C., laboratory, issued a warning Friday that diabetics experienced "severe and dangerous side effects" during testing of an agave nectar. "The diabetics passed out on the floor and had to be taken to the hospital," says Ann de Wees Allen, chief of biomedical research at the lab. She declined to say how much of the product the diabetics consumed during the test, saying that would be disclosed after a complete analysis of the results.
The product tested was a maple-flavored version of the Volcanic Nectar brand agave, sold by Global Goods Inc., of Highland, Utah. Company President Brian Oaks said the product, which has never been sold, had a significant amount of maple syrup in it, which likely caused the problems. Dr. Allen says the nectar had an extremely small amount of maple syrup in it and is almost identical to the company's flagship agave product. Previous tests, in which diabetics consumed a small amount of Volcanic Nectar agave, had resulted in the lab awarding a "diabetic friendly" seal to the Volcanic Nectar product, which it has since rescinded.
The lab has stopped testing agave on humans amid safety concerns. Also, Dr. Allen says the lab refused to test four other agave products after a chemical analysis it commissioned from another lab found they were mixed with high-fructose corn syrup, which was not disclosed on the label. She declined to name the brands.