Despite my co-workers thinking I’m crazy, every morning I go to our communal kitchen and prep my apple cider vinegar metabolism drink.
Apple cider vinegar (acv) helps regulate your blood sugar levels, strengthens your immune system and gives you an energy boost. Considering I’m a zombie most mornings, this is a great way for me to start my day – especially as I try and limit my coffee intake.
- 4 ounces all-natural pineapple juice
- 1 tablespoon organic unfiltered apple cider vinegar*
- 1 teaspoon organic raw honey
- Juice of 1/2 lime (optional, but recommended)
*You won’t get the full benefits of this drink unless your acv organic and unfiltered, so make sure you buy accordingly. Your local grocery store should have it.
While the directions aren’t complicated (you mix everything together with ice), I’ll break this down in case you’re reading this in the morning before you prep and are therefore not likely functioning at full brain capacity.
Depending on the brand, your honey may stir nicely into your drink. I find that the Trader Joe’s brand that I use needs a little zapping first, so I take my teaspoon and heat it up it up in microwave directly in my mug. My sweet spot has been 20 seconds. No more, no less.
When the honey is good and ready I pour in the pineapple juice and apple cider vinegar and give it a little stir. I use half a can of Trader Joe’s 100% pineapple juice. I put the remaining half of the can directly in the fridge and save it for the next day.
I top it off with a squeeze of lime using my handy dandy Chef’n FreshForce Citrus Juicer. The lime works with the acv to help further alkalize your body and also contributes to the tastiness of the drink. And OH, is it tasty!
Pro tip: I take the remaining half of my lime and and squeeze it into a 20 ounce jar and add water to it (I try and drink 3 of these a day). Once I finish my metabolism drink I have a large glass of delicious flavored water ready for me to guzzle.
Finally, I throw in a few ice cubes and voila, the drink is ready! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do :)