Having an Apple Cider Vinegar Drink is incredibly healthy for you, and I've been using this particular recipe for many years now. It's what I've used to help me lose weight after all my pregnancies, and also stay healthy and maintain my blood sugar levels.
But remember, consistently drinking apple cider vinegar drink is what will allow you to truly experience all those benefits. And this also means that ACV drinks alone won't help you lose weight, it's still a combination of eating healthy and working out but this drink will enhance all those effects and help you get results easily.
The benefits I experienced after my last two pregnancies is why I keep reaching for this drink again and again! If you're interested to learn how it helped, why you should have it, and what the benefits even are, then keep on reading! I also share my recipe. I'm sure you're going to love it!
Want to learn how to make this Apple Cider Vinegar Drink? Then keep on reading!
Table of Contents
- What is Apple Cider Vinegar Drink?
- What are the Benefits of Drinking Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) Drink?
- Why I Drink Apple Cider Vinegar Drink Everyday
- What Does Apple Cider Vinegar Drink Do For Your Body?
- Does ACV Drink Help with Dieting and Detoxifying?
- What You Need to Make Apple Cider Vinegar Drink at Home
- How to Make Apple Cider Vinegar Drink (Step-by-Step)
- Serving Suggestions for Apple Cider Vinegar Drink
- Frequently Asked Questions about Apple Cider Vinegar Drink
- Recipe Card
- Apple Cider Vinegar Drink Recipe (Ideal Detox Drink)
What is Apple Cider Vinegar Drink?
An Apple Cider Vinegar Drink is a beverage made from apple cider vinegar, water, and other ingredients such as honey or lemon juice. It has been used for centuries to promote health and wellness.
The drink is believed to have many benefits including helping the digestion system, improving overall gut health, boosting the immune system, and helping with weight loss.
It can also be used as a natural remedy for various ailments such as colds, headaches, acid reflux, heartburn, and even acne. The drink is easy to make and can be enjoyed hot or cold.
What is Apple Cider Vinegar?
Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is the key ingredient in this drink! ACV is a type of vinegar that's derived from crushed apples, yeast, and sugar. It's commonly used in many recipes as an ingredient, including in foods such as salad dressings, and pickles.
Fermentation is the method by which apple cider vinegar is produced. After a few weeks, the yeast in the mixture digests the sugar in the apple juice, converting it to alcohol. The alcohol is then broken down by natural bacteria into acetic acid, which gives vinegar its tangy taste and smell.
The majority of ACV sold in supermarkets is clear, pasteurized, and filtered. However, raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar with cloudy sediment is also available. This substance, known as 'the mother,' is composed of settled bacteria and yeast.
It's important to go for unfiltered apple cider vinegar to make the most of this drink. Recently, more and more research is coming out on the health benefits of this incredible ingredient. I've mentioned all the benefits of ACV in this post.
What are the Benefits of Drinking Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) Drink?
The benefits of drinking an Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) drink are numerous. It is believed to aid in digestion, boost the immune system, and help with weight loss. Additionally, it can be used as a natural remedy for various ailments such as colds, headaches, and even acne.
ACV is rich in vitamins and minerals that help to improve overall health. It helps reduce cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure, and help improve overall heart health.
What's best is that it can help improve digestion and is a natural laxative too. ACV is known to help lower blood sugar levels and improve insulin sensitivity, and that's one of the top reasons why I've used it after my last two pregnancies.
You can use it to cleanse and boost your energy, and it truly makes for the perfect detox drink. The drink is also known to help balance the body’s pH levels, which can help reduce inflammation and promote overall wellness.
Why I Drink Apple Cider Vinegar Drink Everyday
So, why I have so actively used this cocktail? The benefits I experienced, of course. During my last two pregnancies, I developed gestational diabetes and had to stay away from consuming carbs as much as possible. That was very hard for me with the major sweet tooth that I have.
After a couple of months of post-delivery, I noticed that high-sugar sweets had an effect on my blood sugar levels like they never had before.
So, to combat that and lose some pregnancy weight I used the diet I posted earlier to fall within the normal BMI (Body Mass Index) range. It really lowered my weight and blood sugar levels. Losing all those extra pounds it helped my body to tolerate sugar much better.
But how do you keep the weight off? I received a huge amount of questions about that. Of course, by consuming this cocktail on a daily basis. Choosing to eat whatever your eyes see and expect to lose hundreds of pounds is not gonna happen. This cocktail boosts weight loss with healthy eating and regular exercise.
What Does Apple Cider Vinegar Drink Do For Your Body?
So, what exactly does Apple Cider Vinegar do for your body? A glass of this cocktail in the tummy before meals helps acetic acid in the vinegar turn on genes that trigger enzymes that break down fat preventing weight gain.
I've experienced that myself. It not only prevents me from gaining weight, but it also helps me slowly lose weight. That means after being on the diet I switch to this cocktail consumption on a regular basis and I keep losing weight by eating regular healthy food.
If you add regular exercise too you will be very successful. It does works! Yes, this is hard work, and takes a lot of self-control to stay motivated.
While dieting is super hard and requires a lot of self-control, I've experienced that losing weight was not its only benefit. It also serves to detoxify and flush your digestive systems with the mix of processed and junk food regularly put in it.
After your body readjusts to cleaner eating, you begin to notice many different benefits: energy, vitality, healthier skin, and much more.
Every diet and exercise is not easy. Being consistent is even harder and requires lots of patience! So, if you're going to diet, it's good to really give your body a break from having to digest things it wasn't meant to, it's worthwhile giving it a near-fasting kind of break and using very little to no processed foods. Your body will thank you.
Does ACV Drink Help with Dieting and Detoxifying?
Yes, it absolutely does. And alongside other healthy habits, you'll be able to detoxify properly.
I strongly believe that to look younger and stay healthier our bodies need detox periods and breaks from regular food consumption to flush chemicals and toxins out either by liquid or crash diets.
Another very healthy and beneficial thing in our life is fasting. Fasting is not only beneficial to our spiritual, but physical life too.
During this time, you only consume distilled water resulting in many chemicals and toxins being flushed out as well. You can do this fairly easily one day (24 hours) out of each week. Your body becomes lighter, your face becomes brighter, and your smile becomes wider!
Once you begin to detox your body your stomach shrinks, which allows you to become full of just a small amount of food. Another interesting thing that happens is that your taste buds repel toxic food.
I mean, you develop such a taste for natural, real food that your taste buds, and your body, ceases to find processed food tasty or enjoyable. Trust me, speaking from experience; soda will taste like sugared diesel and doughnuts will taste like sweetened lubricant mechanical grease. That's how I usually describe it to my kids.
What You Need to Make Apple Cider Vinegar Drink at Home
You only need three simple ingredients to make this incredible drink at home. Let's look at what these are:
- Water: First of all, we'll need some water since we'll be diluting our ACV into it.
- Apple cider vinegar: The next ingredient is, of course, our apple cider vinegar! Make sure you get unfiltered apple cider vinegar 'with the mother.' A great brand that's commonly available in grocery stores is Bragg.
- Honey: We'll also be using some raw honey to sweeten the drink and balance out the flavors. Honey also includes many antioxidants which makes it the perfect ingredient for this healthy drink.
How to Make Apple Cider Vinegar Drink (Step-by-Step)
It's incredibly easy to make this apple cider vinegar drink. Here's how to make it step by step:
Combine water, apple cider vinegar, and honey in a glass cup.
Stir it all together. Let the cocktail sit in the glass, it will take a few minutes for the honey to dissolve since the colder the water the longer it will take for the honey to dissolve. Stir it well again and then have it right away!
Serving Suggestions for Apple Cider Vinegar Drink
Drink apple cider vinegar drink twice a day 5 minutes before a meal. I recommend drinking it before the heaviest 2 meals of the day. In my case, it's before lunch and dinner. If your stomach is too sensitive to this cocktail then drink it after your meal.
If you have never used ACV in your diet I would suggest starting slow. Jumping to 2 cups of this cocktail a day right away may be too hard on your stomach and intestines as well. I recommend starting with half a portion and gradually increasing to a full cup of this cocktail per meal and going up from there.
I'll be honest with you, if my meal was a hamburger with fries then I increase the ACV intake from 1 tbsp. to 1 ½ tbsp. to help in fat and chemicals break down.
Frequently Asked Questions about Apple Cider Vinegar Drink
Can I drink apple cider vinegar on an empty stomach?
It is best to drink ACV on an empty stomach before consuming food to help cleanse the body, start the digestion process, and balance sugar levels.
Can I have an ACV drink while pregnant?
One thing to note: I have never used this during pregnancy or breastfeeding. I couldn't tell you how it feels then, but I would NOT recommend doing anything different than normal either.
Talk to your doctor or nutritionist if ACV consumption is ok for you before you start implementing apple cider vinegar drink into your diet. Our bodies work differently and what worked for me may not work for you.
Again, use your judgment and listen to your body. Be well and happy, my friends!
Can I have an ACV drink if I have kidney problems?
If you have kidney disease or any other health conditions, it's always best to check with your doctor before having this drink. People with kidney diseases don't do well with acidic foods and drinks and so it's important to check with your doctor first.
Can I make apple cider vinegar shots?
No, you shouldn't take apple cider vinegar shots. It's important to dilute ACV since it is very acidic and can damage your teeth and esophagus. So make sure to follow my apple cider vinegar drink recipe and dilute it properly.
What else can I add to my apple cider vinegar drink?
You can also add some natural fruit juice to your apple cider vinegar to help with the flavor, or even some maple syrup instead of the honey. Try to use natural ingredients to get all the health benefits of apple cider vinegar from this drink.
Apple Cider Vinegar Drink Recipe (Ideal Detox Drink)
- 8 oz. - water
- 1 tbsp. - Apple Cider Vinegar the Mother
- ¾ tbsp. - 1 tbsp. - raw organic honey
How to Make Apple Cider Vinegar Cocktail
- Combine water, apple cider vinegar, and honey in a glass cup.
- Stir it all together. Let the cocktail sit in the glass, it will take a few minutes for the honey to dissolve (the colder the water the longer it will take for the honey to dissolve). Stir it well again and enjoy.
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As always, keep safety in mind first. I have to give you this legal health disclaimer: I am not a physician, registered dietitian, or medical adviser and will not hold any responsibility surrounding your decision in this or any other life regime change. It is between you and your doctor to determine if this diet is right and/or safe for you.
Therefore, if you implement this or any diet or exercise information, you are doing so at your own risk. By using the information in this post, you agree to these terms.
Also, important to remember: the consumption of Apple Cider Vinegar Cocktail may have different effects on everyone, but I cannot guarantee any personal results. I respect your safety and well-being first and foremost; please be responsible, and safe.
Hello! Which diet did you do? Thank you!
Valya's Taste of Home says
Hi Elena! Those posts will be back up after modifications.
Can I mix it with orange juice?
Valya's Taste of Home says
I'm sure you can, lol.
Annie Heinrich says
I put cayenne pepper and ginger either fresh or ground.
Valya's Taste of Home says
That is awesome! It is absolutely a great addition to the drink.
I like to put a few shavings of ginger root into the hot water to let it steep and then add honey, lemon juice and ACV. It's a great immune booster and the ginger helps bronchial tubes and digestion as well. I've recently started adding cayenne pepper also for arterial cleansing. I originally started using ACV after I was diagnosed with 15 gallstones. I was having gallbladder attacks for about 6 months before I started ACV. It's been nearly 11 months now since my last attack. I'm tempted to get another sonogram to see if they're gone but figured I better leave well enough alone.🙂
Valya's Taste of Home says
Thank you so much for the very useful information. I'm sure many people reading comments will find it very helpful. I will try it myself as well. Thanks again!:)
Hello, does the drink become alcoholic? Or it doesn’t have time to become alcoholic because it’s made shortly before you drink it? Thank you!
Valya's Taste of Home says
No, it does not become alcoholic. You drink it as soon as you make it. This is not kombucha or kvass. I hope this helps.
Hello, just have a question. . I have GD and honey make ithe go up to high. Can I use less then 1-2tbs of it? And thanks for sharing this with us!!
Hi dear! The recipe says 3/4 tbsp. - 1 tbsp. is normal. If you add 2 tbsp. it will be way too sweet. You can add a teaspoon of honey if you’d like. Plus if the honey is combined with ACV your sugar shouldn’t go up with just a tablespoon of honey. Test your sugar an hour after consuming this cocktail and record the results for your self. You sugar should start dropping after prolonged regular use. Mine did, but everyone is different so I cannot guarantee personal results. I hope this clarifies a bit. Thanks for asking!
Helli, i drink ACV exactly as u wrote it...on some days i add a squirt of lemon juice, its nit sour hut it dies cut the acidic taste if vinegar..occasionally i add a pinch of cinnamon due to its anti-inflammatory factors...i started drinking it after ppl would say, u look so young, do u drink ACV? So after some time on pinterest, i do it about 4x week and 1/2 hr before meal, usually its in the morning...i will follow your suggestion and up my dosage to 2x daily. I do have a guestion, can i make a batch of this for the fridge and then just add some honey daily? Will the vinegar become less potent as it stands mixed with water? I absolutely love how i feel when i drink ACV and have already hooked my husband and a few friends on it. I also lost the last 8 stubborn lbs after my 4th baby due to the intake of ACV. Also, i love your blog, on my way to make mini paskas and u have a beautiful family...
That is awesome! I don't think it's a good idea to make a batch ahead of time, but never experienced it, so let me know if you do.
Thank you kindly for the sweet words and five-star review!
Oh, and I'm working on posting a new super delicious glaze recipe (coming to blog very soon) for those cute mini paska's, stay tuned!
I drink ACV all the time, except for minus the honey. I prefer to not drink it on an empty stomach because it really burns and very uncomfortable if not painful. It is totally safe during pregnancy and I have never seen it have any effect on my milk supply when breastfeeding. For those of you that retain water in pregnancy, ACV does WONDERS for getting the excess water out of your body. Speaking from personal experience! Valya thank you for all your hard work, i enjoy reading your blog and have tried numerous recipes?
Honey is a natural antibiotic and healthy sweetener, so I do add 3/4 tbsp. of it to my ACV cocktail drink. That is great to hear that its safe during pregnancy and nursing, which I never experimented. Thank you for sweet words of encouragement and amazing five-star review! 🙂
How long in advance can i make this drink?
I always made it 5 to 10 minuets before consumption.
Katy | Her Cup of Joy says
You are an amazing blogger and mom to 10! I don’t know how you juggle all of it! Thanks for the tips!
You are very welcome! I hope you find it helpful.
Have you tried adding the lemon juice to it? Thanks
No, it will be way too sour.