20 Apple Cider Vinegar Recipes

Posted by Butterflyjess (Lincoln, Nebraska, Usa) on 01/15/2010
5 out of 5 stars

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.

Posted by Alyssa (Okc, United States) on 01/14/2010

I have read that taking ACV undiluted will cause the enamel on your teeth to come off.

Posted by Tracyred (Sydney , Nsw/australia) on 01/11/2010

try some liquid natural sweetener - i like the stuff from the stevia plant - and with water - oh, and i plug my nose too :). i down it, then wash it down with pure water....

Posted by Becky (Riesel, Texas) on 12/27/2009
5 out of 5 stars

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.

Posted by Dawn (Srb, Fl) on 12/22/2009

I make a vinegarette with it and put it on a salad. I use 2 tsp acv 3-4 tsp olive oil, cut up 1 clove garlic, salt and pepper and the blend blend it up. Its wonderful. I have used the drink also but I like this better

Posted by Stephen (Bronx, Ny, USA) on 12/21/2009

Apple Cider Vinergar Recipes

Hey guys, I have read most of the recipes listed to mix with apple cider vinegar. I still cant stomach it!!(lol), it is so powerful.. The best one i have found is with grapefruit juice. Any other suggestions?


Posted by Wil (Glendale, Az, Usa) on 11/30/2009

i been taking ACV for 3 days. I take 1 tsp. pure ACV direct to mouth then i follow it with a glass of water and a bite of sweet chocolate to take away the taste of ACV. Just wondering if its a good idea or is there any side effects of doing that. What i read, 1 tsp. of ACV and dilute it with 8 oz of water mix it with honey or nothing. For my belief i don't have any health problem. Please let me know.

Posted by Wilskie (Glendale, Arizona, United States) on 11/23/2009

I've been reading your site for a week now, and i read about ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar) that really helps. I don't have any health problem right now, but just want to prevent or just want to do some precautions. I tried the measurements of 2 tsp ACV and 8 oz of water with honey. But i can not take the taste. So, what i did, I took a 1 tsp. pure ACV direct to mouth, then i followed with water about half of glass and then i ate little dice of chocolate. I did it after meal. Just wonder if its ok doing that instead of diluting with water. It gives me hard time to finish 8 oz of water with 2 tsp of ACV. Just wonder if my idea will work and safe???


Posted by Michele (Brisbane, Qld, Australia) on 11/17/2009

Hi, firstly thank-you for everyone's input it's been very interesting to read differing comments and feedback. My question is this: What do you think about mixing Aloe Vera juice in with the Apple Cider Vinegar remedy? I spoke to the local Health Store owner and she thinks that mixing 50mls of Aloe juice, 40mls of ACV, 10mls of Manuka honey, 250mls of water and 1/4 teaspoon of Bicarb is the way to go... Please advise?


Posted by Rachel (Los Angeles, Ca) on 11/16/2009

Apple Cider Vinegar and fruit

I am interested in trying Apple Cider Vinegar for many benefits, but mostly to help with my asthma. I am wondering if there is any reason that I can't just add it to my morning smoothie. Most of the recipes I see combine it with something sour (lemon, tomato juice, etc) so I wonder if the natural sugar in fruit reacts with it. I make my smoothies with a cup of light vanilla soy milk, 2 tbls. fat free greek yogurt, 6-8 frozen strawberries, 1/3 cup frozen blueberries, about half a frozen banana and flax seeds. I tried adding a little ACV this morning and I even kind of like the sour taste it creates.

Just wondering if anyone had any info. Thanks!

Posted by Tams (Chicago, Illinois) on 11/13/2009
5 out of 5 stars

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.

Posted by K. (Atlanta, Ga) on 11/08/2009
5 out of 5 stars

I also sing the praises of Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey. I have started adding one clove of crushed garlic. Please note: You will not taste, smell like, burp or have any other side effect from the garlic. I don't know how or why but it works:

One half cup water
l teaspoon apple cider vinegar
l teaspoon very good honey
l clove crushed garlic

I make this up in batches and keep in glass jar in the refrigerator. Just do the math and mix. Drink morning and sometimes at night. Unlike some others on this site, I love the taste so have no reason to add anything.

Posted by Anita (St. Petersburg , Florida, Usa) on 11/03/2009
5 out of 5 stars

My brother and son came up with a similar recipe, 2 teaspoons each of apple cider vinegar and pure honey in glass of cold water, and found that a dash of Lemon extract added made it taste just like lemonade! You don't taste the vinegar or honey, just the lemon flavor. Further, in hot weather, put the glass in the freezer for a few minutes and it becomes like a 'slushy'! I have used the honey & cider vinegar since 2003 and found it knocks a sore throat or cold right out.

Posted by Elaine (Cleveland, Ga) on 10/21/2009

Is this true?

EC: Not according to the feedback on this page: https://www.earthclinic.com/remedies/acv_baking_soda_cures.html

However, there have been side effects reported: https://www.earthclinic.com/remedies/acv_baking_soda_cures5.html#SIDEEFFECTS

Posted by Carmen (Nova Scotia, Canada) on 10/21/2009

My husband drinks this mix fairly regularly. First pouring a glass of water second adding the baking soda then the ACV. This diluted mixture produces a MILDLY fizzy drink, with no ill effects. Thanks for the drain cleaner tip, I won't waste the ACV on it but will try it using white vineger and baking soda.

Posted by Dricci93 (Fairfield, Maine) on 10/21/2009

Sunny - question: everyone is posting a healthy alternative, apple cider vinegar, to relieving gout attacks. My question is if ACV is good for gout, then how would the acidity in vinegar be good for gout? ACV contains acid, gout is flared up with too much acid in the body. Can you help me with this question. Thanks, Dotti

Posted by Sunny (Milwaukee, Wi) on 10/21/2009

Two Cautions about how to take ACV: I noticed that there is a SUGGESTION to NOT combining ACV and baking soda. NEVER NEVER do this! Vinegar and baking soda combined is used as a natural DRAIN CLEANER and also to make pretend volcanos to amuse children...it creates a chemical reaction that is VERY dangerous to ingest. It foams and emits a gas..and is powerful enough to clean blocked drains. YOu don't want this in your body! Please post this info for your readers. I was alarmed that anyone would do this!

Secondly, someone asked about taking ACV straight. It is not recommended by health professionals, because there is the possibility of acid burns in the throat. It depends on the person, but it's happened. It's very acidic, and not a good idea to take straight, just to be safe. Mix it up with something! That's all..thanks!

Posted by Mary F. (Jacksonville, Fl) on 10/18/2009

Hello all ACV fans! Well I have been in the kitchen trying all kinds of recipes & I have used my 3 children as guinea pigs! Here's their votes:

Getting an (A ) grade = Warm apple cider with a shot of ACV (YOU can not taste the ACV)!!!!!! This is my personal favorite! I am wondering why I haven't heard anyone use this one??? Please let me know if there is some kind of problem with this way for health benefits.

Getting a (B ) grade = Orange Juice & Lemon Juice ACV

Getting a (B-) grade = Cranberry Juice ACV

Hope that helps!

Mary (From Jacksonville Fl) :0)

Posted by Rick Suddes (Ojai, Ca, Usa) on 09/25/2009

I made up some strong Thai Oolong Tea using purified water. On the _____ Health Drink it says 1-2 tablespoons of vinegar, 8 oz of purified water and honey to taste. To use as a heath drink. I replaced the purified water with purified Thai Oolong Tea. Does anyone know that this is safe to drink. Say,three 8oz glass's a day????

Posted by Shelby (Poulsbo, Wa) on 09/18/2009

Yes, I love ACV!! I have a q for Justin in MO. Your cold cure uses one small garlic clove or an entire bulb? And do you mean your cold is cured in no MORE than three days? thanks!

Posted by Kittenheels (Charles City, Iowa) on 08/17/2009
5 out of 5 stars

A Recipe That I Designed to help if you just can't bear the thought of drinking ACV

I have had a hard time getting started with the thought of the taste of ACV yet I realize I need to get on the bandwagon because I've been dealing with this horrid sinus, postnasal drip, Bronchi, etc.and feel for all you others who have so graciously put all your private experiences for everyone to peruse. I say a prayer you all will be soon and forever healed! Here's a simple trick to make it more desirable:

11/2 cups Water
2 whole Cinnamon
24 Whole Cloves

Boil these for 10 minutes then strain into a cup. Add 2 tablespoons Honey and your Lovely ACV yum yum stir well had your 2 Cinnamon Sticks and sip for a Wonderful Potion for those late nights kept up by a hacking cough. Cheers To Your Health!

Posted by Will (Henderson, NV, USA) on 07/12/2009
5 out of 5 stars

I started taking ACV as a cure for gout, and have not had any attacks in the 1 1/2 yrs that I have been taking it. I HATE the taste (and smell) of vinegar, but I do like apple cider, so what I do, is every morning, I put 2 tablespoons of ACV in a large glass, and fill the glass with a good, natural apple juice. Tastes like cider to me! I do use organic ACV. After much research on these sites concerning the benefits of ACV, I will continue to make my "morning cocktail" every day.

Posted by Jeremiah (San Diego, California) on 07/11/2009

Can someone possibly mention a good tonic that I can take on regular daily basis that would include ACV, Blackstrap Molasses, and Honey? All I would need is measurements. Thank you in advance.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ...8