I’m obsessed with apple cider vinegar….and rightly so. I believe it is the ultimate preventative medicine ever to be discovered. It is rich in lots of minerals, enzymes, and vitamins. It is also a very potent cure used to treat everything from diabetes to even stubborn hiccups! I stumbled upon it while searching for a cure to my persistent sinus infection and since then I’ve never looked back. What can I say… I LOVE everything about it.
One of the questions I frequently get about Apple cider vinegar is how I deal with the taste. As someone who is used to the finer things in life, I understand how the raw nature of apple cider vinegar can be a turn-off. At the beginning, I remember making some funny facial expressions before I eventually got used to it. Now I find its sour zing delicious!
For those who would like to avoid the initial awkward phase here are 2 great oil and sugar-free smoothie recipes guaranteed to make your apple cider vinegar drinking experience an enjoyable one.
This is a nutrient-dense smoothie that can be enjoyed at different times of the day. If you are looking for an apple cider smoothie that will provide you with plenty of energy to kickstart your morning and that is also tasty, healthy and refreshing for those hot summer days this apple cider smoothie filled with nutmeg, cinnamon, and vanilla yogurt is just the thing you need.
3/4 cup of apple cider vinegar
1/2 tbsp of nutmeg
1/2 cup of fat-free and sugar-free vanilla Greek yogurt
1 tbsp of ground cinnamon
1 1/2 cups of crushed ice.
Blend the apple cider vinegar, vanilla yogurt and nutmeg together.
Pour the drink into a tall glass and top it with the cinnamon. The cinnamon is a protective antioxidant that helps to lower your blood sugar level and reduce the risk of heart disease. The vanilla adds a delicious flavor and is rich in antibacterial properties that boost the immune system. Nutmeg is a brain tonic that inhibits enzymes that contribute to neurodegenerative diseases. Together they work to neutralize the vinegar and provide a super-friendly taste.
You can add the ice for an extra chill.
Pecans with Kale and Apple Cider Vinegar Smoothie
This apple cider smoothie is great before bed. The combination of apple cider with kale and pecans helps with acid reflux problems, prevents indigestion and even cures bad morning breath by killing bacteria in your mouth while you sleep. With this recipe you’ll also manage a healthy detox while you sleep.
1 cup of apple cider vinegar
2 cups of kale
1 cup of water
1 dash of cinnamon
Nuts e.g., pecans
Mix the apple cider vinegar with water in a blender. Add the kale and the nuts and blend to perfection. Pour the drink in a tall glass and top it with the pomegranate seeds and the ground cinnamon. You can use any type of nuts in this nighttime blend. Pecans contain fiber that promotes colon health while you sleep. They also reduce your risk of heart disease and are rich in magnesium that possesses great anti-inflammatory benefits. The pomegranates are high in antioxidants that help fight cell damage while you sleep. Cinnamon, in addition to its powerful antioxidant properties, possesses great cancer fighting properties and blood sugar regulating effects. It is also a highly delicious spice! This combination makes for a very healthy and tasty drink before bed.
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