20 Apple Cider Vinegar Recipes


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Posted by Wendy (Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin) on 02/26/2009
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Apple Cider Vinegar: I have for many years (20 or so) taken daily 1tbs 3 times daily of the following home remedy. I do not get sick (sinuses once in a while) but almost never a cold. it helps with my arthritus, my hdl and ldl are good. and it help keep my blood sugar numbers down. a chiro gave it to me.

take one head garlic, chopped
1 cup cider vinegar
1 cup bottled water

soak over night ( plastic container)

in the a.m. add 1 cup bottled water

take 1 tbs 3 times a day ( i usually follow it with 6 oz of juice)

i swear by it.

Posted by Anita (Georgetown, IL) on 01/20/2009
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I find that if I mix it with grape juice, it tastes like wine. My favorite way to take it is with orange juice or with any of the V8 Fusion juices. Enjoy good health!

Replied by Tracy
St Louis, MO
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I tried and tried all day to take each of the above. I tried water, acv, and honey, couldn't swallow it. I tried tea, honey and a.c.v., couldn't do it. I tried tea, honey, b.s.m, couldn't do it, I tried warm milk, honey, b.s.m. couldn't do it. Each of them made me gag then I read a post with grape juice and I tried it and IT WORKED! Grape juice with the a.c.v. you can't even taste the a.c.v. I used about 3 oz of the grape juice and swallowed fast. Then I warmed up about 1 oz of water till it was hot, disolved the b.s.m. in the hot water, put some ice cubes to make it cold and then added some cold grape juice and it worked!!!!! Now I will just need to drink plenty of water today but wanted to share for those of you looking for something to mask the taste with out gagging over the taste! Good luck and I LOVE THIS SITE!!!!

Replied by Mary
Tampa, FL

I have to agree with you. I love the affects of ACV! It puts my body in perfect balance in no time. But I hate the taste of it, it makes me ill. I started mixing it with oj and I have no issues with it at all. Its great!!!!!!!!!! I'm going to try it with grape juice next.

Replied by Diane
Lilburn, Ga

What is b.s.m? I am not familiar with this. Thanks for your reply.

EC: BSM = Blackstrap Molasses

Posted by KM (Oulu, Finland) on 01/02/2009
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Hi there,

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
Cinnamon stick
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!


Posted by Allie (Eagan, Minnesota) on 12/24/2008
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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!

Posted by Ashley F. (Temecula, Ca) on 12/22/2008
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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!

Replied by Bill
Felton, CA

Only thing about V8 is it has a ton of salt in it and is acidic. You'd be better off with some honey. Hopefully u r mixing it with baking soda too. V8 is cheap also because it contains vegetables that are farmed from agribusiness, and the methods used to grow these vegetables has been controversial.

Replied by Meghan
Greenville, Alabama

I am using ACV to detox and help with my acne, and just to be overall healthy. I was just going to make a comment about the V8 juices. I've noticed that they all have high fructose corn syrup in them. That is why I've never used them before. I think it is much healthier to mix your ACV with fresh squeezed jucies if at all possible. I've found that if I use:

1/2 to 1 fresh squeezed lemon
2 TBS of honey
1 TBS of ACV
8 to 16oz of water
*mix together, add ice, and sip through a straw*

then I can handle the taste of the ACV.

Replied by Jim
Rochester, Michigan

I suggest you don't take the vinegar separately, because as Ashley said, it doesn't taste very good. I put mine in apple juice; you can't taste it at all.

Posted by Donald (Houston, TX) on 10/30/2008
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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!!


Posted by Sara (Little Rock, AR) on 10/24/2008
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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.

Good luck!

Posted by Sandy (Omaha, Nebraska) on 10/22/2008
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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.

Posted by Rachel (Albany, OR) on 10/20/2008
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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.

Posted by Miriam (Racine, USA) on 10/05/2008
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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!

Posted by Susan (Missoula, Montana) on 08/12/2008
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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!

Posted by Cheryl (Hawaii, Hawaii) on 07/29/2008
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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
2tsp vanilla
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)
-wheat germ
-calcium powder
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!

Replied by Stephen
West Valley City, Utah

I was wondering if you could use fresh fruit instead of juice since I tend to take one apple and one orange a day anyway. And are you getting Pre Frozen bananas and strawberries or buying fresh and freezing? Also with you filling the blender full with soy milk, how many servings does this make?

Replied by Dianna
Austin, Tx

i like to make smoothies also. i have often snuck in as much as 2 giant handfuls of spinach! maybe i will try putting acv into my next one! thanks for the idea! oh - and chia seeds are also a great addition.

Posted by Molly (Austin, Tx) on 07/20/2008
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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!!

Replied by Jennifer
El Dorado Hills, Ca

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.

Replied by Bess
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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.


Posted by Kathy (Atlantic County, New Jersey) on 07/16/2008

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!

Posted by Lana (Somewhere, Israel) on 07/15/2008

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!

Replied by Maria
San Francisco, California

I don't think Cayenne and Tobasco are actually the same thing. Cayenne pepper is a red pepper of a similar variety to the red chilis used to make Tobasco, but the tobasco pepper it's own creature. They have about the same hotness- cayenne may be a hair hotter -and this means they probably have the same level of capsaicin... the element in peppers that create the heat, produce a "chili high" and make a potent pain killer.