I make a drink with ACV, Blackstrap molassas, and organic honey. I think it gives me energy. The first night I drank it I woke up at 4 am feeling refreshed and like I had slept a full 8 hrs! Now I drink it in the morning to help me through the day. I really feel it helps my mood and gives me more energy.
ACV doesn't really do anything to me but when I was on a quest to find cures for so many things in my life, I avoided ACV because it is NOT nice. I have a track record of being the bravest, so I hope you know how much I hate it so trust me, this recipe is so nice I crave it so much I had to limit myself to 2 a day, otherwise apple juice is expensive at this rate.
2 tablespoons of ACV and I either put enough baking soda for it to stop fizzing or 1/4 teaspoon of it. Add apple juice. I usually only do 3/4 the cup. That's it. See, I took time off my tight schedule to tell everyone this because it seems like people like me aren't drinking it and everyone's saying that it works for so many things, just not for me.
I have to hurdle over the smell more than the taste, but their is some ways that are not so bad. I like it in a can of spinach. First I drain the liquid then I pour in the ACV till it fills the can. I like it right out of the can after its been refrigerated, I'll serve it on a Pyle of lettuce with a small can of tuna. It's very refreshing on a hot day to freshen me up and help cleanse my digestive track. I also like it when my wife makes her red Mexican tomato/chili salsa I put it on almost everything. ACV is very interesting, Here in the Southwest we have a high amount of Alkalinity which hinders our effort to keep a green garden, and my dogs get a splash or two in their bath water for fleas, I read the other day somewhere aboout it's use cleansing the scalp, The trick here is figuring out how to get over the smell and on occasion the taste. "If God gives you lemons, find somebody with Tequila" LOL. Just make it fun.
I have wanted to make ACV a regular part of my life but I have never been able to get past the taste. It turns my stomach. Today, I read a post left by Had from White River Jct, Vermont who said that ACV and baking soda tasted like honey if you sweetened it with Stevia. I had all three so I went and tried it and IT DOES! I can do this! I am so excited.
1 cup water
1 packet or serving of stevia
1 TBSP ACV
I also added:
1/2 tsp. Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
1 tsp. Cinnamon
This changed the taste to a more exotic tea-like flavor but it's great both ways. I just wanted the extra health benefits of the Cinnamon and EVCO.
If you can't stand ACV, try this. It is amazingly delicious.
Well, as for the taste I might have a sugestion, why not use it as a delightfull salad dressing using olive oil, ACV, you can also add to that some garlic, "wich has as much awesome propriety *see for exemple http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/300.html*" honey and leek. All together with salad and vegies, you get a good side dish wich is also an awesome health cocktail!
I'm going to try this recipe tomorrow, I think I will use fresh, chopped ginger and bring it to a simmer and steep the ginger for about 10 minutes, let it cool a bit and add the honey and vinager then refrigerate! Sounds like a health drink! Can't wait to try it!
Thank you for all those recipes. I too have found the taste of ACV and smell "gagging". But I have understood the health benefits outweigh the "gag", so I am going to try those recipes. Thank you.
I was desperately trying to cure my chronic sinus infection and then stumbled onto this site. After reading all the comments about ACV it reminded me of a drink called Switzel that my father, who was a farmer, used to drink. It was very tasty and grew up drinking it like others would drink koolaid. It was water, sugar and ginger mixed together and then chilled. I looked it up online and actually found recipes for it.... But the ones I found used honey instead of sugar. It makes sense..... Farmers work in the hayfields, where I would think sinus problems would be a big problem. Home remedies are usually very effective. I am posting the recipe I found and then I am going to make me a batch of it. Enjoy!
8 cups water
½ cup apple cider vinegar
½ cup honey
1 teaspoon ground ginger
Mix all ingredients in a pitcher and then refrigerate until icy!
I drink this concoction in the mornings before I head out. ACV with Mother and Local honey, and some water. I usually only do about a tbsp of each and do a "shot" of it. Do you make a large glass and sip? Thanks for the link also, I'm excited to read it.
For my kids, I put 1 tbsp ACV in 4oz of cold "Simply Rasberry Lemonade" and add 4 drops of lemon juice. I suppose any brand of raspberry lemonade will work. You can smell the ACV a little but not taste it, they love it!
Just found an amazing way to take ACV.... And enjoy it!! Mix your ACV (can be any amount really as the taste is masked so well) and mix with ginger and lemongrass cordial ( I used greenbottle, but there may be a different brand in the US) and sparkling water... Yum!! I hope this helps :)
My recipe for elixir (twice/day on weekdays, 3x/day on weekends): 1 tbspn _____s ACV, strained juice of 1 lemon, 12 oz room temp distilled water, for flavor-2 tbspn honey (or grade B pure maple syrup or agave nectar), and 1/8 tspn of organic cayenne pepper.
I don't use as a fasting cleanse. I continue to eat (healthy, live, un-processed food/drink) and use this as a supplement. If this regimen is maintained along with exercise, no fasting is necessary.
I've been using ACV for years and I am also a pro at passing kidney stones, 17 passed last year alone, (7 over Labor Day weekend) and have passed at least 5 a year since kidney surgery in 2003, the largest being 7mm. Now I have discovered from multiple CT scans that I have several 8mm stones in my kidneys and they are spasming quite often now. The suspicion is calcium and so I am supposed to cut out calcium except through food. A huge problem there - I am allergic to dairy, prone to stones and am in surgical menopause from cancer - so I have to have calcium to prevent osteoporosis. So what do I do? Nothing, except have surgery. So I have been told. Sorry just giving you my "credentials"...
Now let me tell you what I do with my ACV. I drink it several ways and I enjoy them a lot, even crave it on a hot summer day. I have been drinking ACV for over 17 yrs... Not consistently like I probably should. I am doing better now. I either drink it straight and "chase" it with something else, usually water, or pour whatever amount looks right and fill the cup up with water(I don't like measuring... ) but the best way that I prefer is 1 tbsp ACV, 8 oz warm or hot water, 1 tbsp raw honey and throw some cayenne in for fun, about 1/4 tsp. It's a warm, sweet drink. Very pleasant to me, at least. I am starting to add ACV into everything now to help with my kidney pain. I am also drinking lemon water or "lemonade", whichever is handy. (I was drinking some ACV while typing this and I was previously doubled over from both kidneys spasming and I can now sit up straight. ) There is also another remedy that my mom found my 2nd to last stone incident. It involves essential oils, apple juice and olive oil. I used this remedy and I didn't even feel the last 3 stones as I passed them! I was surprised when I saw 3 large stones in the toilet, no bleeding, no pain, nothing.
Mix 8 oz Apple Juice with 2 Tbsp Olive Oil, shake vigorously and then drink, 2 to 3 times daily until stone passes.
Meanwhile...mix together 10 drops each - Juniper, Geranium and Eucalyptus Radiata
Dilute with 1 tsp vegetable or massage oil. Apply 6-10 drops over kidney area and apply hot compress for 30 mintues once a day. Massage Juniper and Geranium on bottom of feet twice a day.
For me, I just pour 6 drops of each oil in my hand, plus a carrier oil, namely Jason's Vit E facial oil, and rub on the kidney hurting and apply the hot compress and leave it there until it gets cold. It smells so nice! As I am laying there with the compress on, I am sipping away at my apple and oil drink. I have not, so far, knock on wood, needed to drink more than 1 glass of the apple/oil mix. It's not the greatest tasting drink but it helps so much. Don't chug it but try to get it down as fast as you can and "chase" it with some plain apple juice. You will not feel the stone as it is so soft from the oils and the ureter is opened up to allow passage, that you will be amazed. Oh, and I passed the stone(s) with in a few hours. Like at the same time. It was quick and the oddest sensation to feel the stones coming out since they were fairly large ...
I hope that this works for ya and good luck.
I use ACV to make salad dressing - juice of one lemon, 1/4 cup ACV, 1/4 cup H2O, garlic, onion, sea salt, ground pepper - put in glass jar and shake vigorously, add to mixed greens - tastes fantastic!!
I'd beware of boiling the vinegar in a pot. The benefits of the acid are mostly going towards the cleaning your pot.
I drink apple cider vinegar in a glass (8 oz) of spicy hot V8 juice. I don't notice the vinegar taste very much that way and it's easy when I travel, as I can take a six-pack of small individual cans with me. During a severe sinus attack, I sometimes heat it in the microwave, adding several chopped raw garlic cloves to the drink. With chronic sinus inflammation, I'd try just about anything so I could breathe. I also have sleep apnea, so I can't go to bed until I can breathe through the CPAP mask.
A very refreshing ACV "cocktail": In a short glass, add a few ice cubes, 2 tablespoons ACV (with the 'mother'), top off with ginger ale, and a dash of bitters. Goes down really easy.
Nice idea but you zap all the enzymes out of your ACV when you use the microwave. In fact it does this to ALL your food. Read it up on the net.
Keep it simple, could not stand the smell, ect. I found by just mixing it with Lemon seltzer water was the easy and tasty way for me. I get 8 OZ of water, and for right now, a little over a teaspoon of ACV. The big bottles are priced right.
I have found a very good way to drink the apple cider vinegar. No need to pinch your nostrils! I add it to my juiced carrots and it actually enhances the taste for me. I add a stalk of celery also.
It can wear on your teeth and cause much damage to your insides over time if it is not diluted. It is HIGHLY acidic.
I mix it with hot sauce and drink it down.
Garret, that sounds like a really good recipe. I will try that, it includes a lot of things that I take anyhow, so I, ll be getting it all in the one drink. Cheers Lily.
I have created an ACV Vanilla Chai beverage that is very palatable. I create it in 64 oz batches using a 1 tsp ACV to 8 oz of water ratio. I use organic/natural vanilla chai tea bags (3 or 4), add 8 tsp of honey, 1 tbsp of cinnamon and ~1 tbsp of cloves for taste. The beverage/concoction is delicious either hot or cold. I usually drink it tepid.
Apple Cider Vinegar for Acid Reflux
What ever recipe you use, don't use the most common vinegar in your food store. Get _____ Organic Apple Cider Vinegar it is so much smoother tasting than the most common vinegars. You can find it in Whole food stores and here in Texas most grocer stores sell it.
I had learnt a while back that the ancient Greeks used to make a drink from vinegar or old wine (vinegar :D), honey and water; it was called Oxymel.
I used to make this drink and with some ice cubes, it's a refreshing and delicious drink. One must experiment to get the taste right and I don't remember the exact recipe I used. Still this may be a good way of getting both ACV and (local) honey in together.
Another way I found to take it was to add ACV to "organic" apple juice; you don't taste the ACV this way; it tastes only like apple juice.
I could not STAND the taste of the ACV. I saw a recipe to add it to raspberry tea, so I added it to my flavored hot herbal tea, with a little honey, and it is amazing! You will not taste the vinegar! I found it tasted best when it was very hot. So easy, I love tea anyways so I am so excited to find this recipe!
Reinforcing what Alain said, piperine is known to significantly increase bioavailability of a large number of nutrients. Adding it to virtually every meal as well as to supplements is a great, easy, cheap way to boost both your nutrition and the beneficial effects of your supplements (or natural substances ingested with the goal of improving your health). See this article www.naturalnews.com/024829_piperine_curcumin_black_pepper.html or the numerous articles in Google Scholar about piperine research.
Answer to Bill from Los Angeles about combining cayenne pepper, turmeric, cinnamon ...
All these are not remedies but natural organic compounds. Good spices are alkalizing because they contain minerals. Furthermore, it was known for ages that black pepper acts synergistically with turmeric, that is why you have mixes of spices like curry. Black pepper acts synergistically as well with ginger.
Here's what I add to my cup of tea (16 oz): 1/4 teaspoon of each of these spices- ginger, turmeric, cayenne pepper powders. Simple and yummy.
See these for black pepper and turmeric:
Scientists find turmeric and black pepper spices may prevent breast cancer
"Adding black pepper to turmeric or turmeric-spiced food enhances curcumin's bioavailability by 1,000 times, due to black pepper's hot property called piperine, " says Kennedy. "This is one reason it's thought that curry has both turmeric (curcumin) and black pepper combined."
Do you see any downside to combining a half/gram of cayenne, a half/gram of tumeric, a half/gram of cinnamon with honey and a splash of vinegar in water as a morning drink? I'm wondering if these particular substances in combination might cancel each other out in any way. Thanks.
I have been taking Apple Cider Vinegar 2x daily since I read how amazing it was for you on this site a few months ago... (in 10oz hot water with a little raw honey) but today my friend who I got to start taking it showed me the most amazing way to take it- especially if you dislike the taste. She makes a tea pot with 1 bag of ginger tea, and 1 bag of apple tea and then adds the ACV. It was AMAZING! And great hot or cold - I really could drink this all day long - and you hardly taste the ACV. She carries it to work in a glass jar and sips it throughout the day.
I really believe ACV is life-altering in the best way. I feel like it clears out your body and being.
One of my friends was sick with a flu or a little virus and he took the recommended bath by Dr. Hazel Parcells - 2 cups of ACV in a hot bath - stay in for 20-25minutes till the water turns a bit cold.... And sipped a cup of warm water, 2 TBS ACV and some raw honey. He fell asleep for over 10 hours and woke up feeling better! He said his whole body relaxed deeply and I am sure in his sleep his body was healing.
I am convinced that ACV is something that we all need daily!
I used organic apple cidar vinegar with mother. On the bottle it recommends adding a tablespoon of black strap molasses.... This taste really good. I do this at night and it seems to help me sleep better. I add the Apple Cider Vinegar to a warm glass of water and add bsm.
.. I have a wonderful recipe that is also very healthy... Boil 32 oz of water for a tea, turn off heat and add 4 tea bags of rasberry zinger, add 1 table spoon of raw honey and 8 tablespoons of ACV. Pour over ice and simply sip through out the day..... The tea and the honey cut the taste and after the first sip you almost can't stop drinking the stuff ...Enjoy
I have a delicious recipe for apple cider vinegar, honey, and mint which requires boiling the 3 ingredients and after it cools off you add the mixture and a few ice cubes to grated cucumbers and enjoy the most refreshing drink. Does boiling the cider nullify its health benefits?
Here in Europe I have never found ACV with the mother, neither in the supermarkets nor in the health shops, not in Switzerland either (if it exists it is well hidden, I tell you! ). Therefore I don't even know what the mother looks like. You can find Bio, unfiltered ACV and that is what I use. I never drink it pure so I have no idea what it really tastes but I use it in salads and it tastes like regular vinegar. When I drink it I always mix it with water only or else also with molasso, cayenne pepper, maybe turmeric..... But I am always surprised that ACV in the US seems to taste far worse than ours because I can tell you that a Tbspoon of ACV in a regular Glass of water doesn't taste bad at all! Maybe not what you would drink for pleasure but it really doesn't taste bad!
Two ounces of ACV in 8 oz. of water is quite strong. You may want to try again using just a spoonful.
Hi SueZ, most people don't like the taste of Apple Cider Vinegar so don't feel alone on that point. It is really disguised when put in apple juice. That seems to be the best to mix it with.
I don't think there is anything in the juice and liquid flavouring area that it can't be mixed with although it would curdle in milk obviously.
Yes there is an Apple Cider Vinegar in capsule form but I don't think it has the same benefits as the liquid Apple Cider Vinegar with mother. Cheers Lily.
2 teaspoons mixed in with some apple juice shouldn't be too hard to get down. If it still is, mix the ACV with a little honey first and then into the apple juice.
I take Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) every day, just put it on your salad in place of salad dressing... Its strong, but it is much easier in a salad. Also add tomatos to help tone down The ACV..
Most people don't see any benefits from using apple cider vinegar pills. I personally take about an ounce of ACV and combine it with 2 ounces of lemon juice, then fill a tall glass with water. That gives it more of a lemonade taste to the drink and you may find that easier to take.
I went to the Whole Foods Store and puchased some organic ACV w/Mother yesterday.
Here's the thing: It tastes sooo bad, I couldn't get it down. I was bucking (almost vomiting) like a kid being made to eat ocra!!! (LOL). I did as one poster on here suggested, and filled a 2 ounce shot glass with the ACV, then trasferred that to an 8 ounce glass, and filled the glass with bottled water. I tried to drink it, but I just coudn't stand the taste!
Anyway, my questions are:
1) What do most of you use to make it taste better ? and what juices or other drinks could I use with it That would not counteract the benefits of the solution in the ACV ? What drinks or juices should I stay away from using with it (and why) ?
2) Is there a brand of ACV that comes in a pill or capsule form that would be the same as taking it in liquid form ?
Thanks ahead of time for your suggestions b/c I really need to get my pressure down asap and I'm hoping ACV Will work!
Here's a recipe from Patricia _____'s book _____ Super Power Breathing -
_____ Vinaigrette Health Dressing
1/2 cup _____ Apple Cider Vinegar
1/3 teaspoon _____ Liquid Aminos
2 teaspoons raw honey
1 to 2 cloves minced garlic
1/3 cup virgin olive oil
Whatever herbs you want - Italian seasoning, etc.
Blend or shake in jar. Keep refrigerated.
Does anyone have the salad dressing recipe using _____ Apple Cider Vinegar and Liquid Aminos? It used to be on the side of their bottle and it isn't anymore.
Continuous contact of the cider vinegar on the teeth is not good for the enamel and can soften it. Best to consume at varied times of the day.
You will be discovering a whole array of these natural and very healthy alternatives to the modern day processed food that has been making many people sick through out the years.
It's always nice to know that breastfeeding mothers are proactive in their health and the health of their young.
Because of the acidity it would not be advised to take it straight without any sort of other liquid to dilute it. It can burn the mouth and throat tissue.
I found a really delicious way to drink ACV. I had struggled with drinking ACV with baking soda and water and the taste kept me from being consistent drinking it. Then, based on someone's comment, I decided to make a juicy version. I take an empty 16 oz. Water bottle and mark it in quarters with a marker so I know how much a quarter dose is. To find out where to mark it, add 3 oz of water and mark the line. Then repeat this until you have 4 markings. Then I empty the now marked bottle and start making my mixture. I add 4 TBSP of ACV, then add roughly 1 TBSP of baking soda and fill up the bottle with filtered water and shake it gently. Then for each dose (I drink it am and pm), I pour 1/4 of the bottle into a juice glass and add a natural blueberry acai or blueberry pomegranite juice to the glass (I like Northland brand). I add a fair amount and add an ice cube or two. I keep it in the fridge until it's time to make a new batch. It's delicious and you only barely taste the vinager. Plus I'm getting the benefit of blueberry and other juices. Give it a try.
I add 1 tablespoon ACV, splash of Texas Pete hot sauce, dash of herbal salts (or sea salt)in a six ounce juice glass and add tomato juice and stir. Takes the place of an evening Bloody Mary. Celery stalk optional.