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Apple Cider Vinegar & Honey-A Little Pick Me Up!

Apple cider vinegar and honey detox drink

I think apple cider vinegar is on everyone’s radar lately.  The benefits are pretty amazing, and guess what?  It doesn’t taste bad if you have the right recipe!  I drink this “elixer” everyday.  I love it with my breakfast-I actually crave it if I miss a day.  Read on to find out exactly what benefits come in this little power pact drink!

This drink contains apple cider vinegar, raw honey, maca root powder and lemon essential oil.  It’s quick and easy to make and so healthy.  You’ve just got to try it!

Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar:

  • Stabilizes blood sugar
  • Helps with digestion
  • Helps neutralize stomach acid which can help with nausea and indigestion
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Strengthens immune system
  • Aids in weight loss
  • Curbs cravings
  • Boosts energy
  • Whitens teeth
  • Curbs allergies
  • Helps the body to become less acidic which in turn helps fight disease
  • Reduces inflammation in the body
  • Anti fungal
  • Helps detox the body

Benefits of Raw Honey

  • Contains natural antibioitics
  • Helps with allergies (especially if it’s local)
  • Anti Inflammatory
  • Anti fungal
  • Anti bacterial
  • Balances blood sugar
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Aids digestion
  • Strengthens immune system

Benefits of Maca Root Powder

  • Balances hormones
  • Raises sex drive
  • Boosts energy
  • Supports the adrenal, thyroid, pancreas, ovarian and testicular glands
  • Contains a lot of B12
  • Great for remineralizing-contains magnesium and calcium
  • Contains high amounts of minerals, vitamins, enzymes and essential amino acids

Benefits Of Lemon Essential Oil

  • Great for detox
  • Soothes a sore throat
  • Anti Bacterial
  • Anti Microbial
  • Reduces acidity
  • Helps fight infection
  • Stimulates white blood cell production

Apple Cider Vinegar detox drink

Apple Cider Vinegar & Honey Detox Drink

2 Tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar (find it HERE)

1 Tbsp. Raw Honey (find it HERE)

1/4 tsp. Maca Root Powder (find it HERE)

5 drops Lemon Essential Oil (find it HERE)

Top off w/ water & ice.

  1. Combine all ingredients in a glass
  2. Fill with water and ice
  3. Allow about 2-5 minutes for honey to dissolve
  4. ENJOY!

As you can see, the benefits are countless!  I will say it’s a bit of a acquired taste, but the first time I tried it, I thought it was refreshing.  Now I crave it and have to have it everyday!  I believe it has really reduced my allergy symptoms, and has helped balance my blood sugar and hormones.  Not to mention the extra energy is a huge bonus!!

xx, Jenni


Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Drink

5. Antioxidant Activity
Apple cider vinegar contains beta-carotene, which according to the Mayo Clinic possesses antioxidant properties that counteract damage caused by free radicals and that boost your immune system.
6. Antifungal
The fungus Malassezia furfur, which causes dandruff, is eradicated by the antifungal properties of apple cider vinegar. A solution of 50 percent water and 50 percent apple cider vinegar should be applied to the scalp and left to dry without rinsing until dandruff is gone.
7. Anti-Inflammatory
The anti-inflammatory properties of apple cider vinegar work to soothe the effects of sunburned skin when added to a bath. It can also help internal inflammation within the gastrointestinal tract when added to salads or taken diluted with water.

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  1. Hi Jenni, I think you meant to say it is a bit of an acquired taste, not required. Looking forward to trying this as I have heard alot about the benefits of ACV.
    Thanks for the recipe. I love the information you provide on essential oils and their benefits and have started making my own serums.

  2. Do you think it would last a few days if it were in the fridge?

  3. I don’t have maca root powder. Is there something else I could substitute?

    • Nicole-You could just omit it. It doesn’t add any taste-I just need hormone support so I add it to mine! Thanks!

      • I was worried about the vinegar destroying the maca. I can’t seem to find any information on it, but I was hoping you could share your experience with me. Have you found that the vinegar alters or interferes with the effects of the maca? Thanks.

        • Rachel-I’ve never noticed that maca did much for me that I could notice. It just has so many benefits that I always like to add it to my diet. I have never thought about the vinegar interfering with it and in my logic, I wouldn’t think it would but I could be wrong!

          • Thanks for the response! I looked into it a bit more last night. I discovered that vinegar has similar pH to stomach acid, so it should not interfere with nutrient absorption (at least for water-soluble compounds like maca). I’m just not well-versed enough in biology or nutrition to understand some of the processes that take place in the body, thus my concern.

  4. Until I get some lemon oil what about using lemon juice?

  5. Ashley Starr says:

    Just wondering if the ACV is ok for the teeth? I used to drink it every day mixed with watered down pure cranberry juice. It truly is addicting after awhile but I stopped because I thought it may hurt the enamel?
    Any thoughts?


    Ashley Starr

    • Ashley-I have heard that ACV can degrade enamel. I haven’t done much research on it, but I drink it daily as well. I’m hoping that since it’s so watered down and doesn’t linger on the teeth that we’re ok!

  6. Deedra Tarrant says:

    Can you drink it warm?

  7. How often can you drink this elixir per day? Can you use real lemon juice instead of essential oils?

  8. Jennie can you use lemongrass oil?

    • Bonnie-I wouldn’t-lemongrass and lemon are very different. I think lemongrass would taste really gross-It’s not one I would want to ingest. Lemon essential oil literally tastes like a lemon. What you could do is just use fresh lemon. That would be even better because you would be getting vitamin C in your drink as well!


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