This week’s Green Apple Cider Vinegar Cleansing Tonic Recipe contains ingredients that are great for cleansing and rejuvenating the body. This is similar to our Must Have Morning Green Smoothie but has Apple cider vinegar in it. This combination with lemon, which is another amazing cleansing food, really gives you a lovely nourishing delicious smoothie!
ACV (aka Apple cider vinegar)
This for sure is an important ingredient to have stocked in your kitchen! Apple cider vinegar promotes optimal digestion, detoxifies the body as it is a liver and lymphatic tonic, balances PH levels in the body and even whitens teeth!
What is Apple cider vinegar exactly? Apple cider vinegar is made using active yeast that is combined with sugar. in this case, it is the natural sugars from the crushed apples. The yeast actually then consumes the sugar and uses this to grow healthy bacteria (this is called fermentation). Pasteurization is not required, as this kills the delicate nutrients and enzymes. What’s quite amazing is the acidity of the vinegar is enough to prevent unhealthy bacteria (such as E.Coli), from developing. Once the fermentation process is complete, the result is the formation of acetic acid-the main beneficial compound found in apple cider vinegar
Detox the body
ACV is a liver and lymphatic tonic which can help detox the body. It helps to balance your body’s pH and stimulates cardiovascular stimulation and aids bowel motility and lymphatic drainage.
ACV encourages the growth of friendly bacteria in your body. History shows that sipping ACV diluted in a cup of water 20 minutes before meals was an old remedy used to help digestion.
Balances Blood Sugar and Improves Diabetes
Medical research has proven that the acetic acid in apple cider vinegar can balance blood sugar and improve diabetes. Use apple cider vinegar on your salads or part of your salad dressing.
Regulates your bodies pH
ACV contains acetic acid which is acidic in nature but actually has a more alkaline effect on the body. When your body’s pH is balanced, chronic illnesses like cancer can be avoided!
When buying apple cider vinegar look out for a brand that is labelled “raw” and “unfiltered” as well as containing ‘the mother’. I like to use Raw Health’s Apple Cider Vinegar with mother as it also comes in a glass
Hippocrates prescribed ACV mixed with honey for coughs and colds and even diabetes, in the 4th century B.C!
Let’s get blending…
Green Apple Cider Vinegar Cleansing Tonic Recipe
- 3 tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
- 2 apples
- 1 lemon juiced
- 1 cup spinach
- 2 tablespoons of honey
- 1 cup kale
- 1 cup spring water
- Add all of the ingredients to the blender until smooth.
- Pour into a glass and enjoy!
I hope you enjoy my Green Apple Cider Vinegar Cleansing Tonic Recipe as much as I do! Remember to comment below with your thoughts on this one and save this recipe by adding it to your Pintrest board!
Until next time…