I adore the tangy kick that apple cider vinegar gives to recipes (and its cure-all benefits), but we recently suffered a two-month shortage of the Bragg’s brand in stores, so the moment someone told me that the pre-made drinks were good, I went for it and bought a bottle. The person who recommended them had said they were great for settling the stomach. With all the healing qualities of apple cider vinegar, I didn’t doubt it.
The bottle itself goes on to boast the drink’s energy-boosting properties. After being horrified to hear the devastating effects of conventional energy drinks, I was eager to see one of the health food industry’s versions.
Needless to say, they are fantastic. They became my go-to drink when in need of a pick-me-up, and they indeed calmed down any tummy troubles. I bought one for a picky friend (whose first sip was over the sink for fear of uncontrollable urges to gag) and she actually loved it. She thought it was delicious, it killed her bloat, and, strangely enough, she said it seemed to lift her mood.
But, they are something like 2.99 each. So, I decided to make my own, which yielded surprisingly awesome results. Its ridiculously easy. And, if you’ve never done the super simple ginger “juicing” technique, have I got a time saver for you. Any time you need some of this warm spice in your food and drink, this will become a handy way to add it.
This drink will keep several days in the fridge–enjoy!
You will need:
A knob of fresh ginger root
Stevia, in liquid form (I used the Kal brand)
Apple Cider Vinegar (pretty sure Bragg’s is the best)
Grate one tablespoon of ginger, gather all the shavings into your hand, and squeeze the juice into a mason jar (or pitcher). Pour in two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, and add ten drops of stevia. Then, add your water to fill, lid it, and shake to mix. Adjust the flavors to your taste. It should yield about 32 ounces.