Jun 14 , 2020
Warm ginger lemon tea is definitely a must when a cold breaks past our immune barrier, but how about a warming drink to actually prevent that from happening in the first place?
Key ingredient? Infused apple cider vinegar!
Maybe it’s strange to think of a warm, comforting drink made with ACV, but with the right combination of ingredients and with a reasonable amount of raw honey, you will start loving it!
We love ACV because it wakes up not only the taste buds, but also the immune system. Made from fermented raw apples, apple cider vinegar actually reduces acidity; it also contains pectin which improves digestion. Pectin nourishes the microbiome within the colon, and encourages good bacteria to flourish. The microbiome is responsible for a strong immune system response to viruses and increases the vitality of the whole body. We have all the ingredients available instore and also have a fabulous selection of ACV and manuka honeys for you to choose from.
For the Infused Apple Cider Vinegar:
3 cups unfiltered apple cider vinegar
3 cinnamon sticks
1 teaspoon cloves
2 anise stars
1 tablespoon dried chamomile
For the Healing Elixir:
2 tablespoons infused apple cider vinegar
1 small turmeric root, peeled and grated
1/2-inch ginger piece, peeled and grated
Juice from 1 lemon
2 tablespoons manuka honey
2 crushed black peppercorns
3 cups purified warm water (not boiling, to avoid killing the good bacteria)
Place the apple cider vinegar and the healing ingredients in a mason jar, cover and shake to combine, then let infuse at room temperature for 2 weeks.
Strain and transfer into a glass bottle with lid.
To prepare the healing drink, mix the honey with the turmeric, ginger, lemon juice, infused ACV and crushed black pepper in a small bowl.
Divide the mixture into 2 mugs, then pour the warm water over it. Mix and drink warm.