Have you ever tried to drink Apple Cider Vinegar and nearly gagged? Here, let me help a mother out. This is my proven way to drink Apple Cider Vinegar and actually enjoy it.
When I first decided to drink Apple Cider Vinegar I thought “how do people drink apple cider vinegar and actually enjoy it” – I mean it smells like feet!
No joke,.. one whiff and I was ready to call it quits.
But then I kept thinking of the amazing benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV). If you don’t know the benefits of ACV, then check out my post the Life-Changing Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar. You can even use ACV for weight loss — I talk more about this in my article What You Absolutely Need to Know About Apple Cider Vinegar for Weight Loss.
The stuff is freaking amazing!
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Apple Cider Vinegar has so many benefits to it like boosting energy, younger looking skin, detoxing the body, benefiting the immune system. It sounds like a busy mom’s dream drink right?! Before you start guzzling lots of ACV, I have to give this warning. Make sure you dilute your Apple Cider Vinegar with water. Apple Cider Vinegar in its pure form is acidic and may erode tooth enamel or even burn your mouth and throat.
Three Simple Genius Tips to Drink Apple Cider Vinegar and Actually Enjoy It
Step 1. Make sure you drink it quickly!
Whatever you do don’t sip your Apple Cider Vinegar if you don’t like the taste of it. Just get it down the hatch sister. I will either chug mine from a shaker bottle or drink it with a straw.
I like to drink it with a metal straw because then the Apple Cider Vinegar is not touching my teeth. You can get the straws here on Amazon.
I’m kind of a freak about my teeth. I like them clean and want to have them until I am 90. So the thought of the acid in Apple Cider Vinegar potentially hurting the enamel of my teeth compels me to drink it through a straw most times. I don’t trust plastic straws not to give off chemicals with the acide from the ACV – so metal straws it is!
Step 2. Add some flavor!
Adding flavor to your Apple Cider Vinegar will make it taste a little better.
I’ve read various places online about adding lemon, or Cheyenne to your ACV. Um… barf. I mean really that sounds disgusting.
For me I like to jazz it up with some real fruit or natural liquid water enhancer.
Adding fruit to your ACV
I love juicing! There are a ton of wild benefits of juicing every day. Juicing is one of those things you can jump into at any time.
If you love juicing too here is a quick way to jazz up your juice AND get your Apple Cider Vinegar intake in for the day. You can add 1-2 teaspoons, as recommended on the bottle of Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar to your fresh cup of juice. Chug chug chug — yum!! OR reverse it and add that same amount of Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar to a big ol’ glass of water, and some fresh juice.
Use a Liquid Water Enhancer
Liquid Water Enhancers are the super simple way to flavor ACV so you can get it down the hatch fast.
Liquid Water Enhancers are designed to flavor your water. The liquid water enhancer I use is called Stur and it is naturally derived.
I make the combo by following the directions on my Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar bottle, getting the right ratio for ACV to water. Then I add one squirt of Stur liquid water enhancer. I sometimes add a little bit of fruit for fun.
You could also use a splash of juice. I like the convenience of a liquid water enhancer. I keep one in the cabinet and in my purse. The liquid form has been the best in my opinion.
Step 3. Keep it cold!
I find the colder it is the easier it is to drink.
You can store Apple Cider Vinegar at room temperature. I like to keep mine in the fridge.
To make the drink even colder, I usually add the water & ACV to a water bottle. Then add the Stur liquid flavor enhancer and some ice. I give it a shake, shake, shake like I am making a martini and voila! Nice and cold!
Bragg. (n.d.). Apple cider vinegar FAQs.
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