After reading so many wonderful comments and suggestions on this site I have adopted the use of both organic apple cider vinegar and organic coconut oil.
My post is to offer my own way to drink ACV, as its a cold climate here and I find this a fairly pleasant way to drink a strongly flavoured thing such as this:
I use a large mug, so you may need to adjust down accordingly.
About 1 1/2 Tsp ACV
Tablespoon of organic or raw honey
Hot water to fill
I pop the first three into the mug and simply pour in the hot water to taste. The cinnamon has its own health benefits, and honey is not the same as sugar in terms of how our teeth, digestive systems or insulin levels react so though I do not eat much sugar I find a little of this is quite nice - and I find the cinnamon adds a nice touch.
My plan is to drink this twice a day, and we'll see how that goes for a start!
I just started taking ACV in order to help my allergies and to see if it would to anything for my moderate acne. Even just a teaspoon in a cup of tea made me almost gag so I developed this recipe:
8 oz. orange juice
2 tablespoons ACV
1 tablespoon lemon juice
You can't taste the ACV at all! It's a real pick me up in the morning. I automatically feel like I have more energy.
Using the V8 is a great idea though! I will have to try it out!
I recently started taking ACV and noticed how awful it tastes. I tried other recipes and i could still taste it. So i tried mixing 2 tablespoons with 1 cup of V8 Fusion with Acai Berry and you cannot taste it at all! You can smell the vinegar but all you taste is the V8. Not only is V8 cheap but it helps you get all your daily fruits and veggies combined with ACV. Just thought i would share with everyone!! Good Luck!
Having trouble swallowing ACV? The best way to do it is to use Apple Cider Juice. Promise--You will not taste the vinegar. Go for it!!
After being on this site a few times, I decided to try out Apple Cider Vinegar. I took my concoction regularly for about a month, but I gave it up when I spent the summer abroad. I felt that it did help jump start my weight-loss, and I most definitely felt an increase in energy. However, I hate the taste of the stuff and upon returning home, found it incredibly difficult to force myself to drink it. My distaste for it also makes it so that my stomach aches for almost an hour after forcing myself to swallow.
So - here's my solution for those of you that can't bear the taste: bloody mary mix. If you like bloody mary mix, you'll never taste the difference. I drink about 1/2 ounce of bloody mary mix (I use an all-natural one I found at my local grocery store) with my 2 tablespoons of acv three times a day. I will warn people that bloody mary mix has quite a bit of sodium, so keep that in mind, if you are worried about your sodium intake.
For those of you who have a problem with the taste of ACV, even when diluted with water, you might try mixing ACV into a glass of lemonade.
For anyone who doesn't like the taste of apple cider vinegar, try it with orange juice that way you cant taste it as much. Thats how my husband and I drink it. One tbl spoon in a glass of orange juice. Any juice works pretty good.
I just though I would let your readers know that I just started the ACV remedy daily regiment to prevent migraines as I am weaning off my daily meds (that were causing hearing loss after 5 years on them!!). So far so good! I will say that w/o the honey, I couldn't pallette the taste, so I mixed it with La Croix (but any brand UNSWEETENED) Lime water. It is carbonated and tastes slightly sweet even though it has no artificial sweetners (a must for any migraine folks). For some reason it really cuts the "yuck" factor considerably!
Just a tip! Saved me and now I am working the cure!
I just could not take even the littlest amount of ACV...I tried so many ways to cover the wretching I would suffer every day when I would attempt to swallow it. Today, I found the answer....Clamato Juice! for the first time I could pour almost 2 tablespoons in a glass and fill it up with the juice and down it went, no problem!
I thought I'd pass on a smoothie recipe I use every morning to disquise the taste of vinegar and molasses and sneak in some other stuff I don't like the taste of. The end result is a easy, delicious breakfast.
Place in a blender:
2 Tblsp. ACV
2 Tblsp. Black Strap Molasses
1 cup of any juice you have on hand (I like cranberry or apple)
2 frozen bananas
5/6 frozen strawberries
Soy milk to fill the blender.
Now here's where you can add if you like:
1/2 cup oatmeal (try it, you'll be suprised you can't tell it's in there)
or just about anything you like.
*if you live where Noni grows, this will even disquise that taste!
Blend on high until mixed.
This smoothie gives me a ton of energy, a smooth clear complexion and notable weight loss.
The first week I started drinking this, I was very tired with flu like symptoms but I kept it up as I believed my body was purging and healing. By the 2nd week, I felt like a new person.
Thank you Earth Elinic for being here! I would have never have discovered these amazing cures and remedies!
West Valley City, Utah
Ive tried everything to mask the taste of ACV, but nothing worked, but I was determined to find somethig, becuse I know there's so many benefits to drinkin it, So what I do is take 2 "shots" I just pour it into the lid and slam it with LOTS of water mixed with a tiny spoonful of baking soda to reduce the acidity, its quick and easy and wll be doing that from now on!!
El Dorado Hills, Ca
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
I've been giving my mother (who has diabetes 2) apple cider vinegar whenever she will agree to take it in hopes of lowering her blood sugar. When she does take it her sugar readings go down (sorry, but I don't have the exact numbers.) The only problem is she hates the taste of it so much it's hard to get her to drink it!! I've come up with a much better tasting recipe; I put about 5 drops of the liquid stevia (might need to try a few different brands - I hate to say it, but the more expensive brands do taste better) in with 2 T. of the vinegar & about 6 - 8 ounces of water & a couple of ice cubes. She doesn't love it (I do!) but she can handle it much better. Cheers!
I have overcome the problem of not liking the tasts of my ACV/baking soda combination by adding as many drops of Tabasco sauce as I can take. (That little bottle lasts a surprisingly long time...) I think that also takes care of my cayenne pepper requirements. Could someone either confirm or deny that Tabasco sauce is the same as cayenne? Thanks, and health and happiness to all!
San Francisco, California
I've found that if you add a couple sprays of _____s amino acids to your acv drink it makes it taste alot better. You can get this at heatlh food stores.
I came across this fresh salad dressing recipe in a health magazine and it is to DIE for! I use it in salads, pasta...dip bread in it! It is GOOD and healthy!
Maple Vinaigrette Dressing
* 1 teaspoon dry mustard (I have substituted actual mustard before & it was good)
* 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
* 1/4 cup balsamic or good quality wine, cider or maple vinegar (We use Apple Cider Vinegar)
* 1/2 cup Pure Maple Syrup
* 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
* 1 clove garlic, minced
* 1 cup olive oil
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
Combine mustard and basil in a small bowl. With a whisk, add vinegar, maple syrup, lemon juice and garlic. Add olive oil and continue whisking until ingredients are well combined. Season with sea salt and pepper. Refrigerated, the dressing will keep for several weeks.