You have likely heard about the health benefits of drinking Apple Cider Vinegar and the popular beverage, Kombucha. Both beverages have all the benefits of fermented foods, such as: improving immune function, lowering blood pressure and bad cholesterol, easing the pain of rheumatoid arthritis, promoting strong bones and teeth and helping with weight loss.
They are also both packed with vitamins, minerals and contain the essential good bacteria which aid in healthy digestion. Increasing healthy gut bacteria helps to fight candida and has been found to improve mood, mental clarity and even help ease fibromyalgia.
My difficulty has been with the daily cost of buying kombucha drinks and some brands add flavorings and additional sugar. All the while, a bottle of raw unfiltered organic Apple Cider Vinegar is similarly priced as a couple of days of Kombucha and lasts for weeks. The only problem is making ACV palatable…
As there are many benefits of both fermented beverages, and they both feature different healthy gut bacteria, why not alternate Kombucha and ACV to take in all the health benefits?
To save some money on the days you drink ACV, try this recipe with no added sugar, which is refreshing and delicious! Even people who aren’t fond of vinegar flavor and children I have given this drink to, have found this super-simple recipe delicious.
2 tea bags of your favorite fruity tea
1 glass bottle
5 tablespoons raw unfiltered organic Apple Cider Vinegar
Boil water in a large mug and steep a strong cup of your favorite fruity tea. I use a mixed berry infusion for my recipe.
Allow the tea to cool. Once cool enough to add to glass, pour into your bottle, top up with fresh water (not entirely to the top) and refrigerate.
When you’re ready to drink, add 5 tablespoons of ACV into the tea and pour.
The ACV flavor blends nicely with the fruit tea and you’re left with a refreshing drink, with no added sugar. Enjoy all the health benefits of fermented beverages without the expense!