Sweetened Raw Apple Cider Vinegar Elixir

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

I have received quite a lot of interest from my post on raw apple cider vinegar. So many of you want to know how to make apple cider vinegar just a little bit more "drinkable."

Well I have a great solution. This drink recipe that I am sharing today not only will make it bearable but if you were not a fan of raw apple cider vinegar before this will most likely change your mind.

There are a few things that I swear by...raw apple cider vinegar is one of them. I never go a day without drinking it.

A recap of some of the benefits of apple cider vinegar are:
  • It is a natural remedy for heartburn.
  • Can help clear up skin conditions and acne (read this post for more information)
  • Promotes digestion and will keep you regular
  • Helps control weight
  • Can help regulate blood sugar (as a type 1 diabetic this has made a huge difference for me)
  • Helps reduce sinus infections and sore throats (my husband starts drinking this like crazy whenever he feels a cold coming on)
  • It is rich in enzymes and potassium
  • Can help ease menstrual cramps
  • Helps promote youthful healthy bodies

Sweetened Raw Apple Cider Vinegar Elixir:

  • 1 1/2 cup of cold filtered water
  • 2 tbs of apple or grape juice
  • 2 tbs of raw apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp of stevia (powdered) if using liquid you only need a few drops.

* I only suggest using raw, organic, unfiltered apple cider vinegar.

Place all the ingredients together in a glass and stir until it is all mixed together. You can add a little ice if you like, and drink!

This tastes sweet and delicious! If you try this--please come back and let me know what you think.

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Lindsay said...

Woohoo! I'm going to try this asap!

Christina {Carolina Charm} said...

omgoodness this looks delish!

Alli from Life on LeRoy said...

Ok, this I can probably drink :) thanks for sharing a new way to enjoy this!

colleen said...

thanks lady! i'm a big acv believer but have been using it my face and haven't been able to drink it. i will definitely try this!

Tonia L said...

You make it look really good!

Emily @ Busy Mommy said...

Do you find this just at the grocery store or a health foods store?

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Emily- Your local grocery store should have it. If for any reason they don't then a health food store would for sure!

Nightfall said...

Would honey work instead of Stevia?

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Nightfall- Yes

Jessica said...

I've been doing research on raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar because I had read that it helps reduce the appearance of melasma as well as help with acne (why in my mid-30's and still dealing with acne, ugh!). Anyhow, I've been putting it on as recommended, but when I do my face gets BRIGHT red for about 20-30 minutes...and then it goes away. It doesn't hurt or itch or feel different in any way, but I did end up stopping because it didn't seem right. What do you think? Okay to keep doing or should I not? And while I'm commenting, can I ask if you have an other recommendations for reducing the appearance (or getting rid of!) melasma? Thanks much, Jessica

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Jessica- It is normal for your skin to be red after topical application, as long as it is not burning or stinging. As far as melasma and treatment goes, I will keep that in mind for an upcoming skin care post.

Julie @ My Life...Inspired said...

Hmm I've always been so scared to try drinking apple cider vinegar but it has been reccommended to me so many times, I think now it is time to try!!

Cynthia said...

Thank you for posting this! I loved the idea the first time you wrote about it. Off to tell all my family and friends.... ;)

Stephanie @ henry happened said...

Yay, I've been on the lookout for water alternatives (I wish I could like it, I really do!). And I may need to get diabetes advice from you - i just found out I failed my 28-week glucose test. :(

Tabitha Mahoney said...

YUM so trying this, thank you.

Tab

Alexa said...

Okay all of the reasons you gave sound perfect to me...I have such bad digestive issues...am looking for a good fix!

sherri lynn said...

I'm going to try this next time I get a cold. I never wanted to before because of the taste, but maybe this will help!

NOELLE ALOUD said...

I love apple cider vinegar, but this looks especially good!

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

Terrific, I still haven't gotten me and my hubby to drink it on a regualar basis but after reading your suggestion we have started using it when we feel a cold coming on! Maybe this little recipe will help us use it on a regular basis.

brittany said...

oh how great!! i do mine with lemon juice & stevia and make kind of a lemonaid-y drink but i need to try this fabulous looking concoction!

marie said...

This sounds like something my MIL would do. She is always singing the praises of apple cider vinegar. I use it in salad dressing and it's delicious.

LJones said...

Looks so good! Do you keep your ACV in the refrigerator? Even since your post about using it as a facial toner it has been under by bathroom sink, but I thought I heard once it should be stored in the refrigerator.
Thanks!
Lauren

Lindsay said...

This looks delicious!! YUM!

BellaGetsREal said...

I just bought a bottle of this stuff...Question - When you use it topically do you need to wash it off or will the smell disappear after a bit of time?

Lindsay said...

Thanks for sharing this! I am impressed by all the great benefits from this, so nice to know!

Jessica said...

Looking forward to the post...wondering if there's anything out there that I havent tried...but if there is, I'll try it for sure!!! Thx again, Jessica

Haley{PairsandPours} said...

trying now. A little intense for me but powering through! thanks for the tip

Splendid Market said...

hmmm... I like this. I've heard of the benefits of apple cider vinegar before. I've always mixed a little with water, but I still find it to be too acidic. I'll try it. Thanks!

Brynn {chartreuse and a twist} said...

Mmm!!! I already love it so I can only imagine how delicious this must be! The fiance on the other hand doesn't feel quite the same...Will try soon :) XO brynn

Margarita said...

Yummm! Looks like a super delicious drink! Thanks for posting the benefits of apple cider vinegar.

Day to Day Mama said...

I love ACV. I have found that I can tolerate it easily mixed into a citrus type of drink (Currently I like it in lemon lime Zevia). When I feel a cold coming on I mix it into some Good Earth tea with honey. Tastes like warm apple cider :)

Katie {katie lately} said...

my husband drinks 1 part apple juice 1 part grape juice 1 part acv every morning - it smells SO gross. I know acv has tons of benefits ... I am willing to give this version a shot!!

Jesica @ Pencil Kitchen said...

I've always read that Apple cider vinegar is the real only way of controlling weight... Can't wait to be able to consume some of that...

Nahni said...

As I have been chugging acv and water with my nose plugged. I couldn't wait to try this. While I still don't "love" it this version is much better. Thank you for sharing!

thetreesalso said...

I didn't have apple or grape juice on hand but I had Lorann candy flavoring oils in green apple flavor and it's like drinking apple pie! SO GOOD!

Cynthia said...

Hey Lindsay! Just wanted to let you know that I tried this drink this past weekend...and LOVE IT. I feel so healthy and fabulous ;) I've been telling everyone about this new info (even linked it to my blog today). Thanks again for sharing!

onmohawkdrive.com said...

Lindsay-I'm also a type 1 diabetic and just curious about the benefits you've seen from taking acv in regards to your blood sugar control. Love your blog, thanks!

Rebekah said...

I just tried some. I used honey as sweetener. It was very refreshing - I felt really good after drinking it, although I found the taste a little tangy. :) Thanks for posting!

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

onmohawkdrive.com- I notice that when I drink it with a meal my post meal blood sugar is lower compared to when I do not. My A1C is also a 5.8 currently, which is the best it has ever been. Not saying that is all related to ACV but I have noticed so many positive benefits since I have started drinking it on a daily basis.

Tammy T. said...

When I married my husband, 18 years ago, he had me drink acv for stomach aches that I frequently got back then. It always worked but never tasted good. My husband is going to love this recipe and I bet I'll be making it tomorrow for all of us to try. Thanks.

Jen said...

You mentioned lower #'s after a meal when you drink it with a meal. (I'm T1 also).

Do you ever try it first thing in the morning on an empty stomach, sipping through the day, or always with a meal?

I've been on a morning kick (on an empty stomach, first thing) of hot lemon, ginger, cayenne tea.

It's been great for my digestion and making me VERY "regular".

LOVE YOUR BLOG!!!
Thanks for always sharing such great advice!

Erin McFarland said...

MUCH MORE DRINKABLE!!! I was plugging my nose and chugging it down before LOL...now it's actually an enjoyable beverage! I think the cinnamon really helped which I would have never thought of before. Thanks Lindsay!!

Lisa Jean said...

Ihave been drinking raw organic apple cider vinegar by its self but this sounds much better so I am going to try it in the morning. Thanks!

onmohawkdrive.com said...

This is surprisingly delicious! Reminiscent of a tart apple pie! I can picture sipping this on the porch come summer. Very refreshing. Bet it would be great with sparkling mineral water. And if it will give me a little help with my blood sugar, than all the better! Thanks Lindsay!

caysiegilbank said...

Tried this- I didn't have any apple or grape juice on hand so I used cranberry. It was a bit bitter because of my juice choice but I just added another 1/2 tsp of sweetener and all was good! Great recipe, thank you

Amy said...

I can't thank you enough for this post!!! i've been playing with it ever since your first one and this sounds just so yummy! It's been getting me through the cold and flu season! you are awesome!! Thanks!

Allison said...

Lindsay - How many times a day should you drink it for the best benefits? Thanks!!

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Allison- a couple tbs 3-4 times daily is ideal :)

Ness said...

I know you posted this as a drink but do you think you could put ACV in tea with some stevia?

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Ness- of course you could! :) I make a hot tea concoction whenever I have a sore throat. I use water, ACV, lemon and sometimes a little honey.

jaymejmurphy said...

is there a certain time of day that you drink this? is it before meals or at bed time?

R said...

Lindsay- I started drinking this a week ago and I wanted to share that I really like it. I thought it would be terrible, but it's actually just tangy. I have hypoglycemia and cinnamon is also supposed to help regulate blood sugar as well. It seems to help me feel refreshed, enegerized and I've noticed I haven't had too many "crashes," where my blood sugar gets really low and I feel awful. I plan to keep it up. Thanks!

K.Shmu said...

I just went to Trader Joe's to get some acv and made the drink. I have Type 1 Diabetes also and saw that you said it helped with your sugar. I'm trying to get my A1c back in the 6's. I have truvia in my cupboard and used that--seems to be sweet enough and yes, a little 'tangy'

=)

SLP_nik said...

i can't wait to try this! i always drop a little in my green tea, but i have to overcompensate with so much honey to combat the bitterness.

thanks for the recipe!

My Journey said...

Tried this, this AM. Wonderful. My grandmother has always made M the acv with hot water honey got colds. I felt a cold this morning DVD started drinking. How often do you recommend daily?

CockaMamie Jewelry said...

This is good! I was looking for a way to have this daily. Thanks for making it easy!

Beverly said...

I've been wanted to do a daily dose of ACV for a while (had it in my fridge and everything, used it for salad dressing in the meantime). I just couldn't get myself to do it. I tried this recipe with 3 slight modifications and it is delish!

Modifications:
1. 3 Tbs. of organic white grape or apple juice
- So far, I've only made it with WG, but think it will be über fab with apple!

2. Teeny tiny bit of organic stevia
- If you get organic, pure stevia, it comes with a teeny tiny scoop. Maybe a 1/16 of a tsp? That's all you really need.

3. 1 tsp of raw, local honey (must shake like the dickens)
- Raw, local honey has a ton of benefits and I love the taste.

The first time I tried it, I could only drink 1/2 of it. It was good, but very tangy and took some time to get used to it. I finished the rest the next day. I then skipped a day and found myself CRAVING it on the 4th day (today). I drank the whole thing, although in two separate servings.

I think this is going to be my go-to wake-up beverage ... first thing, before eating. Maybe followed by some organic steel cut oats?

Sarah C. said...

I tried this and to me, all I could taste was the bitterness of the vinegar. It seems like it needs something else to mask the bitter taste.

Sarah C. said...

I tried this and to me, all I could taste was the bitterness of the vinegar. It seems like it needs something else to mask the bitter taste.

Sarah C. said...

I tried this and to me, all I could taste was the bitterness of the vinegar. It seems like it needs something else to mask the bitter taste.

Hayley said...

I just made this and really like it. I did, however, add a little more apple cider to the mix to help with the burn of the ACV and I think next time I will put the dry ingredients first, then add the liquids. I had added the cinnamon last and it did not dissolve very well and I had a this powdery layer on top. But after some thorough mixing, it was quite good!

scatteredeverywhere said...

Sometimes I use a little ACV in Perrier. It's pretty tasty, but I think I will try this one for an alternative. :-)

Erika D. said...

I just tried this and it was surprisingly delicious! I stuck in the freezer for 10 minutes, it was so refreshing! you may have answered this, but how many times a day should one be drinking this? & is 2 tbs a day enough to have some kind if effect?

Thanks!!!!!! Love your blog!
Erika
Www.walkcool.Blogspot.com

Linda Komondy said...

This sounds like a winner! And so great that it has cinnamon in it, which is also known to assist with keeping blood sugar levels even. Definitely going to try this!

Unknown said...

Just tried this with cranberry juice instead (it's all we had) and it was delicious. Thanks for the recipe!

homemakerchic said...

Great idea! I too swear by ACV. I used it when I had shingles. It was the only thing that worked. Just dabbed it on with cotton balls several times a day. Also works for cold sores, and skin blemishes.

Cetelia said...

I've heard that when drinking ACV you should use a straw to prevent the ACV from effecting your teeth. Do you know if there is some truth to this? Great post!

rachelleminney said...

Love this!! I used 1/2 tsp of Amber Agave rather than stevia, very good & very enjoyable!! I've even been able to get my fiancé to start drinking it (he hates trying new things) great post!! THANKS

gale said...

thanks! Can this be done with a different sweetener than the stevia?

Terrell Lott said...

Thanks for the recipe! I tried it this morning and it was yumo! I ran short of juice so I substituted for lime juice. Excellent!

Kathy Mormino said...

Make your own ACV with the mother VERY easily and inexpensively! DIY instructions on my blog here: http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/07/make-raw-apple-cider-vinegar-acv-with.html

Cheers!

misplaced Southerner said...

Tried this and love it! Thank you for the info!

Rachel said...

Thank you for the recipe. I tried this today with grape juice and a few drops of non-alcohol stevia. This will become a daily drink for me.

Justice Lindsey said...

does this still do all of the things apple cider vinegar normally does ? (For Example: burn fat , help cramps , etc.)

JellyBelly said...

I doubled the recipe today using Truvia and added 2 tbsp local honey. LOVED it. Even got the hubby to drink it - he LOVED it and asked me to make sure to make him some when I make mine. Next time, I'll forego the Truvia (is't pricey) and see how it is with the honey alone for sweetening. Question - we drank a small juice glass of this wonderful elixir. Is that too much? How often should we use it?

Anonymous said...

Is raw apple cider vinegar the same as just apple cider vinegar?? Do you have to use "raw"??? And along with what others said, how much of it do you need to drink a day to have it effective?? Doe it really help with weight???????

J-Nice said...

They make ACV tablets which require just as much water w/o that awful taste. I've been taking them for a week. I can't stomach the taste of it.

Anonymous said...

how come when i put the cinammon in it just sits on top and doesn't mix in?

Amy making things said...

I tried this. Well it was a bit different. I used 2 tbs of lemon juice instead of apple or grape. It did a good job of covering up the apple cider vinegar flavor. And then I used 1tbs of raw sugar (ground up). It is pretty tart, next time I will use only one tbs of lemon juice.

spann.lynn said...

FANTASTIC!!! Thank you for posting. This is the first recipe I have tried and actually liked! I used agave syrup just because I had it on hand and used fresh apple juice since I juice a lot. Wow! passing this along to all my other ACV using friends!

Anonymous said...

Can you make up a batch and store in a pitcher for a few days so you don't have to make a glass ata a time?

Anonymous said...

I don't know if you know this, but raw honey has a lot of health benefits. You can add that instead of stevia and juice.

Beach Mama said...

Is this something that you can sip on throughout the day, or should you just limit yourself to once a day?

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

You can drink this as much as you want. 3 tbs per day is what is recommended though. It also does not matter what time of day you drink this for those of you who were wondering. It is whenever you want!

Anonymous said...

Is it safe during pregnancy? Im 32 weeks pregnant and the benefits of this sounds like it can help me out in MANY ways. Thanks!

Becca Anne said...

I really love this with pineapple juice!

Rhonda Bradley said...

I mix mine in a 6oz glass of prune juice since I need to drink this daily anyway :-) the taste is weird but I can tolerate it. I have made a drink with raw honey, acv, cinnamon and tonic water before I loved that also

Shannon said...

I was used to just drinking acv with water, and got used to the taste. I tried this today and actually LOVED it :). I had a hat time getting the cinnamon to mix in, but other than that it was pretty amazing! Thanks so much :)

Beauty Babe said...

Hi Lindsey,

Can this be made up in a batch? Say a gallon at a time? I have a one year old and work full time so my mornings are rather busy. It would be helful if I could just pour a glass instead of mixing it up. I apologize if this has already been asked - I ran out of time reading the other posts. Thanks!! Lavelle

Lindsey Stuffel said...

I have always known of the many benefits of apple cider vinegar, but I cannot stand the taste of it. I used to mix it with cranberry juice and hold my nose, and gulp quickly; but I came to dread it and stopped drinking it altogether. I was so thrilled to come across this post! Thank you so much, I can't wait to try this!

Anonymous said...

I actually had a chiropractor give me a recipe very similar when I was 15 years old to help with my cramps. I am now 37 and am here to tell you it works. While I don't have to deal with the cramps anymore I still drink this for the "gastro" benefits. I believe everyone can benefit from this recipe.

Sandynan said...

I just tried this and, although I had no apple or grape juice or stevia, I did have sugar free cranberry juice and truvia which is what I used as substitutions and it was fabulous!! I've had that ACV in my cupboard for a month because of what I've heard about it's benefits but have yet to find anything that was drinkable without having to plug my nose...till now!! I'm so happy, thanks for the post!!

Sandra said...

Just a quick question...is this dose of 2 TB of ACV a sufficient amount to really see results? Just drink this once a day? I have severe gastro issues with heartburn and GERD being my most problematic and would love nothing more than to be able to cut down on the medication I'm on, if not, be done with it all together.

Sandra said...

Just saw your post to Beach Mama which just answered my question...thanks. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi, just made this w/ a twist & love it!Out of apple & grape juice(want to try that sometime!)so just used fresh lemon juice & ginger powder.So refreshing!Thank you!

JoMaiaSanoe DeCaires said...

Awesome! been drinking acv regularly but it has been hard to get it down without gagging lol. I am going to try this asap. thanks!!!

Texas Glassworks said...

i tried the recipe. i didn't have splenda so I used a tiny bit of equal. ( i don't like any sugar substitute )The drink was a bit tart, but I expected that. i reduced the cinnamon but will use the full amount next time. How often do you drink this??? Thanks,
Deidre'

Kiley said...

oOoh! yummy!! I'm hoping this soothes the sore throat and stuffiness I woke up with this morning

Anonymous said...

Does this help lower blood pressure as well? Thanks! : )

Anonymous said...

? How much do you drink? Do you drink this everyday? Is there a better time to drink morning or evening?

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

You can drink this as much as you want. 3 tbs per day is what is recommended though. It also does not matter what time of day you drink this for those of you who were wondering. It is whenever you want! And sure you can make a big batch if you want.

Sorry I am unaware if this helps lower blood pressure.

Rhonda said...

Can you use regular sugar? Or does the defeat the purpose?

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Rhonda- using sugar is not recommended. Yes, it would defeat the health benefits.

Anonymous said...

I drink acv in mornings in my OJ. I've also tried apple juice and Cran-apple. You cant tell that the acv is in it when you mix it with them. But I rather OJ with acv. I will try this too. I am always looking for a way to add something to my water.

Anonymous said...

Can you drink this while pregnant?

Anonymous said...

My honey suffers from Acid Reflux and has been scoped with not conclusive results. He pops tumms like candy and also takes Nexium. I saw this and thought we should give it a try.. So this morning I made some and we both thought it was pretty good. He said he is willing to try anything.. I found a green smoothy recipe on Pintrest that is helpfful in weight loss and although I could use some hep in that department, I thought the smoothy would be great just to get my daily fruits and veggies in.. I love the refreshing drink in the morning.. I will keep you updated in a week or so to let you know if this has made a difference with my honey... Thanks ! ! !

Anonymous said...

Sorry meant to say that I combine this recipe with my green smoothy and it tastes great! ! Very refreshing ! ! !

Kate said...

I will definitely be trying this!

Anonymous said...

Can you drink this warm? It says cold filtered.

Anonymous said...

I wash my hair with apple cider vinegar, works wonders and once in a while condition with coconut oil. I started this while cleansing and loved it so much, I have continued. Better than any expensive shampoo.

Anonymous said...

thanks! I am going to try to do this daily. Reminds me of a mild kombucha.

haleym said...

Tried this tonight. Used stevia in the raw (2-1g packets) and organic 100% juice grape juice. Was still pretty tart but i'm sure much tastier than the raw cider vinegar alone! Overall good stuff! I will be trying it again!

Anonymous said...

I tried this with grape juice and it was delicious! I will probably use less stevia next time...for me stevia goes a long way, but it is a great balance and works well with apple cider vinegar. My new favorite way to incorporate apple cider vinegar into my daily habits :) thank you!

Anonymous said...

What about using Agave instead of the stevia?

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MommyMeli said...

This sounds great..I will definitely try this. two quick questions tho, what is Stevia? and Where can I find this???

jeke80 said...

I love this post! My grandmother healed almost everything with ACV, honey, or garlic. It works for us too! I have acid reflux disease and I regularly drink organic AVC (fights fire with fire)and it works so much better than OTC meds. I followed the recipe with white grape juice, honey, and my wonderful Vietnamese cinnamon. Delish!

Anonymous said...

I have been using Pure Cinnamon Extract in coffe and drinks instad of the powder cinnamon and works great!

Heidi said...

I like it! I was totally no convinced. I use a little local honey in place of the stevia, but that's the only change I made. (I just don't have stevia.).

Heidi said...

*not - sorry! :)

Ann said...

Tried this this morning. I used 1/2 tsp. agave nectar (fake sugars irritate my fibromyalgia like no other, sigh) and cranberry/pomegranate juice (didn't have apple/grape juice.) It was delicious! I didn't even see the recommended 3 Tbsp, and drank the whole think, LOL. Excited to see if it helps with my tummy, both weight and digestive, problems ^.^

Mandolin said...

I had to gag this down and did not love it! Y'all can take my opinion with a grain of salt though seeing as this is my first time tasting ACV. I think a hot version with honey and cinnamon would suit me better. I really hope this stuff helps with the lovely side effects of pregnancy!

The King's Daughter said...

Well, my DH became self-employed this year and we became the proud owners of our own crappy health insurance policy. I feel a sinus infection coming on, so i am trying to test out natural remedies and this will be my first! I made this minus the apple juice b/c my kids drank it all and I used local honey instead of stevia as I have been hearing many benefits of local Honey. Hopefully it works and, if it does, I can get my DH to try it. He gets a couple sinus infections every winter. Wish me luck!!

Hana Kae said...

Yum, this was good! Finally I can enjoy drinking apple cider vinegar without puckering up :-x I dont use stevia and I didn't have agave on hand so I used a tsp of honey and this was a delight to chug down :-) thanks for the recipe, I think the cinnamon makes all the difference, to better health, cheers!

Miranda said...

I am 32 weeks pregnant and can NOT get rid of my heartburn for the life of me! So I came across this on Pinterest and thought I would try it... Though, to be honest, I was hesitant about drinking the apple cider vinegar. But another day of waking up at 4:30 am from heartburn was all I needed to motivate me. I just made me a glass and am drinking it now.
It tastes kind of like lemon and apple infused water. Now let's see if it cures this heartburn!

morgan said...

My husband is a type 1 diabetic and also has bad heartburn. How much of this stuff and how often should he drink it? :)

Anonymous said...

WOW!! this recipe is genius girlfriend! I used orange juice because that was all we had in the house, but I can't believe how delicious this is! I used to mix apple cider vinegar in a water bottle with water and a crystal light packet but I would still get the vinegar aftertaste. This has blown my mind lol! I will def be able to drink my apple cider vinegar on a daily basis now, thanks so much for sharing!

Autumn said...

I wonder if adding just a pinch of baking soda like they use in sweet tea to get rid of some of the bitterness, would work here? I have been shooting the ACV straight, but this sounds so much more enjoyable LOL. Gonna try it today!

Anonymous said...

If you do just 1T ACV and the rest 100% Welch's purple grape juice (60z glass), you can hardly taste the ACV.

Anonymous said...

Sounds good- I mixed up a batch. How much of this do you drink a day?

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

For those of you who asked:

-It is safe to drink while pregnant.

-You can drink this as much as you want. 3 tbs per day is what is recommended though. It also does not matter what time of day you drink this for those of you who were wondering. It is whenever you want!

Anonymous said...

Can you use agave nectar instead of honey or sugar?

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

This recipe does not contain sugar, but you could use agave nectar if you want.

Anonymous said...

I have been drinking Raw Apple Cider Vinegar for some time for arthritis.
I mix my cider with Raw Cherry Juice(organic) and Grape Juice (organic)
sometimes I add Honey. I make a 1/2 gallon and drink a shot each day.
Honestly have to say without a doubt the added benefits you just listed now make sense to as I have noticed lots of changes in my body..all for the best.

MsChez said...

My cinnamon didn't disolve, and it wasn't very sweet, but I will drink it for the binefits. I add a lil more sugar and a lil more grape juice.

Cheryl said...

Tried this recipe and love it! I just want to remind everyone when using juice to flavor, read the lable and make sure it doesn't contain High Fructose Corn Syrup. If you don't know the dangers of HFCS research it on google.

Anonymous said...

I dont like the way it taste at all but to save myself extra calories.i just mix 1tbs acv in 8 oz of water and plug my nose and drink it i do it about 4 times a day its good mixed with orange juice too

Patty said...

I mix this with organic honey and water..nothing else..I have stopped taking meds for heartburn all together and it helps for weight loss as it burns fat..it does work and you don't have to add the other things..just the organic raw vinegar..organic raw honey and 8 oz of water..drink up..you'll be glad you did!!

LaNeshe said...

I just throw two tablespoons of ACV in apple cider, and is great.

Anonymous said...

I have suffered from GERD for over 13 years, medication only masked the problem and upon stopping meds., the GERD only became worse. Organic ACV has been the only thing to extinguish my chest and throat "fire"! I drink Organic ACV daily by adding a splash to my morning cup of green tea and sweeten with raw honey. If I ever feel the slightest little flame in my chest caused by something I ate (onions cause a flare up for me), I simply pour a tablespoon and drink it strait up. My little flame is gone within minutes! It can be an acquired taste, so if you don't like it, start out small by adding a splash to your drinks here and there. You will eventually get used to it and like it!

Anonymous said...

CAN I ASK WHAT THE CINNAMON IS FOR? I AM ALLERGIC TO IT SO BEFORE I PUT IT IN I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF ITS JUST FOR TASTE OR A REAL PURPOSE.

Amanda Jordan said...

Where can i find raw acv besides online? i do not have a whole foods nearby..

Anonymous said...

Is the Stieva necessary? I don't like anything sweet.

Anonymous said...

It was terrible :( I had previously tried mixing the acv in with just juice and that was awful, this was even worse, it doesn't mask the taste at all. I'll be searching for other ways to make it palatable. So far nothing has worked for me.

LaNeshe said...

@ Anonymous above, try putting it in lemon zinger tea.

Christina said...

I wouldn't bother with organic anything if you're adding grapes...unless you break the bank for organic & non gmo. I can't wait to try it with apple juice! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

If you don't have a whole foods try GNC or independent health food stores. Some chiroparctors and alternative medicine doctors also sell it at their offices. I'm over 4 hours from the closest Whole Foods etc and I've seen braggs acv at all 4 places here!

kristiB said...

I have to say the smell of ACV makes me ill, but since I have wanted to find a way to drink the 3 Tbspns for a while now I tried this. Only I used 1 tbspn of ACV, and was able to get it down, it still tasted like ACV though. I also refigerated the ACV hoping the cold would reduce the pungency. I have a cold and sore throat as well. Strangely my throat feels instantly better and I was able to drink this. So I am going to try this again, hoping I will get used to it. Thank you for sharing this. :)

Sarah Lynn said...

Oh how I love this! I just found this, just made this (after obtaining the ingredients)and it's delicious! :) My cinnamon didn't dissolve 100% but I'm not gonna lie, I like taking a drink and having a little burst of cinnamon in my mouth. I love the spicy yet sweetness of this. I'm currently dealing with a sinus infection and I'm hoping this will help! Thanks so much!!

Anonymous said...

is this ok to drink when pregnant?

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Yes safe when pregnant.

Tammy...ClothandPatina said...

I am a big believer in apple cider vinegar and can't wait to try this recipe...thanks so much for sharing! I look forward to stopping back in and reading through all of the comments.

Anonymous said...

Does it need to be kept in the fridge?

Anonymous said...

I was taking a Tbsp Bragg.s ACV before each meal this it's soooo much simpler, I added a bit of ginger an a dash of red pepper... Perfect combo!!!! Thanks

Anonymous said...

I didn't add the juice or sweetener, but the little bit of cinnamon made a big difference to me! I want to get some local honey at the farmer's market to add! I've never tried doing this, but someone asked about the ground cinnamon not mixing in, what if you made a pitcher of it in the refrigerator and stuck a couple cinnamon sticks in it to flavor the water/acv? In theory it sounds good, anways :).

Anonymous said...

I actually put about 1 or 2 TBS of ACV in my daily soup. I eat bone/meat broth every day. It helps my digestion for sure and I read somewhere that ACV helps balance the body's PH.

Jean said...

Yum!

Anonymous said...

Can u drink it by itself?

Tara Brooks said...

I was just wondering about the dosage. I know you addressed it earlier, but to be clear. Do you drink 2-3tbs of ACV a day, or 2-3tbs of the drink mixture a day?

Megan said...

Just tried this last night, used some raw honey and some stevia - I didn't have any juice so i chopped up an apple and let it soak. Next time I would definitely use a cinnamon stick to flavor instead of the powder! But I was out. A cinnamon stick works really well to flavor water so I am sure it would work for this too - and it only needs about 10 minutes soak to really get a good flavor going. I think I either need more sweetener or to use actual juice next time, its a bit off putting/strong of the vinegar still for me at this point, though I will drink it anyways! Maybe it will grow on me!

Anonymous said...

@Jessica I had eczema on my face for a long time and took medicine and cream and it only made it worse. When I started using ACV my face would get extremely red, worse than how it looked from the eczema, for like 20-30 minute and then go away. I noticed within a week of using it though, but face was completely cleared up. No more eczema! yay! And now my face is a little more used to it, it doesn't get as red or stay red for as long. Also, remember to water it down, I usually do half and half. GO ACV!

April said...

I have been drinking this for a week. It does not taste good, but I CRAVE IT. I'm starting to drink 2 glasses of it. Whatever is in it, my body needs it. I"m 14 weeks pregnant, and it has stopped the reflux and the pregnancy burps.

Duanne Gill said...

@Anonymous about GNC:

I have tried GNC during my gym going days and I find them to be the best in the world's best preworkout supplement. But nothing beats whole food that of which I am trying to get into.

Anonymous said...

Does the water matter? Why the filtered water?

Anonymous said...

Can i drink while pregnant

Anonymous said...

I have been drinking raw apple cider warm with a splash of water and a tsp of honey when I am coming down with a cold or flu. But this I tried and love it! I can drink this everyday! I put it in a mason jar with ice and shook it up to get the cinnamon to mix and to make it ice cold. Thank you for sharing this!

Anonymous said...

it's tasty even if you don't have/use apple or grape juice. i used limeade

Bama Girl said...

Hi Lindsay! Thanks for sharing this recipe! I've been mixing a teaspoon of ACV, a teaspoon of honey, (ours), a half teaspoon of minced garlic, a pinch of Real Salt, and taking this every couple of hours for a bad head cold. I have seen tremendous improvement; and actually have become addicted to the taste! It's delicious! Blessings from Bama!

Val said...

I made this tonight. Used juice from a lemon instead of the apple & raw honey instead of stevia because I didn't have those. Not too bad.

Emily grapes said...

i'm so excited to try this. I've been on the hunt for raw ACV for a long time now and finally found it the other day and jumped on it. I'm going to see if I can my bf to drink this along with me.

Someone asked but I didn't see your answer yet, does it matter if the water is unfiltered? There's obviously a lot of variations for this, but the water is the only thing I didn't see anyone say they changed.

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Emily Grapes- I do suggest using filtered water. Do you have a Britta? Tap water is full of funky things and it kind of defeats the purpose of this healthy elixir if you use tap water. Let me know what you think if you try it!

Aunt Deanie said...

Back some time ago, they sold something called "Jogging in a Jug". It was apple cider vinegar, grape juice and apple juice. I made some at home 'to taste'. You can adjust the other juices to make it sweeter.
I'm going to make your elixir but use raw, local honey as the sweetener. Good for what ails you.

LilacNspring said...

What is the benefit difference of using ACV to just using lemon juice? I use both combined with raw honey, garlic juice, ginger juice. Just curious. Love your helpful blog!

Jim M. said...

I take a couple shots of ACV followed immediately by a 1/2 tsp of honey. That works somewhat. I'm also going to try this.

BTW - I also like a vinegar base for salads, so I have replaced regular vinegar (too acidic) with ACV (not acidic). It taste quite good on salads, and doesn't take much (if to stronger for you dilute slightly).

Anonymous said...

Many years ago, some folks on farms would drink this without the fruit juice instead of lemonade when they came in from the fields. Of course, there was no fltered water, either, and I'm not sure if they did it for its health benefits or because they couldn't afford lemons. There was a name for it which I am not quite sure about, pronounced something like Switzzle or shwitzle.

Indie said...

What a wonderful post! I have been drinking Bragg's apple cider vinegar for a while now and while I have enjoyed the health benefits it is a yucky experience! This drink is light and refreshing. Now I can look forward to drinking my health elixir. :)

Anonymous said...

A word of caution: Sharp vinegar sipped directly can cause extrememly dangerous choking. Keep away from children. Always dilute in some manner. This recipe is one of many excellent ways to use vinegar for health.

Anonymous said...

I love drinking the acv, with some good honey in it, I have to try and limit myself to 3 glasses of it per day, or I would just keep drinking it

Kristi said...

would this have the same health benefits and Kombucha tea?

Dee said...

This was great, though the amount of cinnamon scared me. I was surprised though, it didn't taste overwhelming until I was 2/3 of the way through; then the cinnamon was too much and I had to gulp. Next time, less cinnamon but I'd definitely drink this again! (I used honey instead of stevia.)

Anonymous said...

ACV can be bought online from Amazon if you cannot find it locally.

aaballi said...

I love the recipe but how do you get the cinnamon to disolve?

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Aaballi- the best way to get the cinnamon to dissolve more (it will not dissolve completely) is to add it and stir it up really good before you add the ice.

Brenda M said...

I made up a batch of this tonight, and I accidentally put a whole tsp in and it was too much! I will make again with the 1/2 this time. Thank you, so much for this recipe.
God Bless You!

Kelly McG said...

I made this tonight and it IS actually good!! I have been trying to drink/eat ACV for a variety of health reasons, but aside from adding it to salad, I have had a hard time stomaching the taste. I tried this recipe and I can drink this with out getting sick to my stomach. Thank you for posting this recipe, it really does taste good.

Anonymous said...

This is kind of a stupid question because well, I'm a grown up and I can do whatever I want :p in any case, besides the taste, is it necessary to use grape or apple juice? like for health benefits? I usually add 2 tablespoons of ACV to 12oz of water... I'm more worried about the sweetness, I don't enjoy really sweet drinks. Happy new year!!!! make it an awesome one

Jessi said...

I tried this tonight, but used blueberry pomegranate juice because that was all I had. It's ok. It's an acquired taste I think because it wasn't as bad by the end of the glass. I also added a shot of vitamin D berry juice that I have. Its way better than just taking the acv plain

Anonymous said...

Oh my Lord this is seriously so delicious!!!!!!!!! Thank you

Pamela S said...

Lindsay, I have the same question as another poster.....do you mean the recommended dose is 3Tbs of the apple cider vinegar per day? or do you mean 3Tbs of the mixture once it's all put together? I'm assuming 3TBS of the ACV but want to make sure. Thanks!!!

Anonymous said...

i tryed it was great thanks for shareing this

Anonymous said...

I use raw local honey instead of stevia. Local honey helps with allergies you may have because it is created with the pollens and such in your local area, so it immunizes you against the things you are allergic to most. Super benefits! My husband came home with the flu. My daughter and I started taking a spoonful of honey at the first sign of a sore throat and didn't get sick. My other daughter refused the honey and got sick.

Anonymous said...

Is this a "one of these a day" thing or a "drink with your meals" type thing?

AmberSays said...

I found this on Pintrest and started drinking a variation (3tbs of organic apple juice, 1 package of Trivia, and 2c of water) last Saturday. I have already noticed a decrease in my chronic heartburn.

jenny s said...

I mixed it up. Do I drink it all at once, and how often do I drink it? upon my first sip it's not too bad taste like an apple pie in a cup with a slight bitter after taste. Oh and when is best to drink it, before bed, early morning, with meals??
Thanks so much

Anonymous said...

I made the mistake of drinking just water and apple cider vinegar the other day. YUCK! So when I found your recipe on Pinterest, I had to try it. I could not find the stevia in my home so I made your recipe without it and WOW it was really good! I do not like cinnamon in drinks and was worried when it just floated on the top but it added a nice flavor and if you continue to stir it in between sips, it eventually dissolves. Thank you for sharing this!

Anonymous said...

I am looking forward to trying this and I'm going to see if my son will drink it too. He has several digestive issues including a conic autoimmune disorder called eosinophilic esophagitis and this may be helpful in addition to his medication in soothing the pain. Also, I would like to say that I appreciate advice more when it comes from someone who appears to have received all the benefits of the elixir they are describing. It wouldn't seem right if you drink it every day and yet had skin problems, weight issues, or digestive issues! :) I see this too often and it is a little discouraging when looking for effective natural remedies.

Handiworks by Janice said...

I made my first mix today and thought it was really good! I will be back to report my take on if it helps my chronic heartburn. I also am working on loosing some weight, so I hope this will help this along, too.

Handiworks by Janice said...

I made my first batch of this today and it was really good! I will report back soon as to if it actually helps my chronic heartburn and attempt at weight loss.

Anonymous said...

I am trying this now using what I had on hand; regular ACV, a packet of Susta, apple juice, and I used cinnamon oil so it would mix better. I only used one cup of water as that is all my glass would hold. Strong vinegar taste but it is less by 1/2 cup water and the vinegar is just store brand.

Stan said...

This sounds great. I have doing ACV in water with a little liquid stevia for a long time. I love cinnamon so it can only help. Important note: my research into cinnamon revealed that the stuff that is usually sold as cinnamon is cassia, a cheaper substitute that tastes similarly. If you want real cinnamon go for the organic stuff from Ceylon. It is pricy but worth it if you want the medicinal properties of real cinnamon.

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