Homemade, Healthy Energy Drinks!

Homemade, Healthy Energy Drinks!

Healthy Energy DrinksStore bought energy drinks are expensive, not to mention they pose numerous health risks. Did you know that you can make healthy alternatives to energy drinks right in your own kitchen? Apple cider vinegar is a natural energy drink, diluted with still, or soda water, you can create a healthy refreshing drink.  The best type of apple cider vinegar to use is organic, unpasteurized and unfiltered. Here are some great recipes to try so that you can make your own energy drinks right at home!

 

Original Apple Cider Vinegar Health Drink

2 Tsp apple cider vinegar

2 Cups water

Mix and serve over ice. This drink was usually recommended before meals in traditional medicine as a general “cure-all”. While it might not actually cure “all”, it will certainly make you feel better.

 

Honey Cider

2 Tsp apple cider vinegar

1 Tbsp. honey (organic & raw preferred)

2 Cups water (hot or cold)

Mix until honey is dissolved. Serve cold as a refreshing summertime drink, or serve hot to soothe a sore throat or scratchy cough.

 

Ginger Water

 

2 Tsp apple cider vinegar

1 Tbsp. honey (organic & raw preferred)

2 Cups water

1/4 Tsp freshly grated ginger root

Mix until honey is dissolved. Serve over ice. This drink helps to alleviate upset stomach and is a tangy refresher for those hot days.

 

Fizzy Switchel

Using the same recipe for the Ginger Water, substitute soda water.

 

Fruit Juice Shrub

Drinking vinegars, or “shrubs” are full of flavor and are incredibly refreshing. Made from fruit juice, vinegar and water, they date back to the Colonial days and were used to make cocktails.

Begin by making your concentrate:

1 cup fruit juice of choice

1/2 cup honey (organic & raw preferred)

1 cup apple cider vinegar

Mix and place in a covered jar. Store in refrigerator.

Combine 1 part ready-made concentrate with 3 parts still or soda water.

 

 

 

 

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