HealthY Living | Apple Cider Vinegar & GINGER AND HONEY Switchel

ROSE & IVY Journal Ginger & Honey Switchel

I love finding little ways to lead a healthier life through the different foods that I eat. I am a huge proponent of what you put into your body effects not only how you look, like glowing skin, but also how you feel.  In my research, I stumbled across an everyday kitchen ingredient that seemed to have super powers - apple cider vinegar 'from the mother'.  It is recommended to drink a few teaspoons morning, noon and night to reap the benefits.  Those recommendations seemed like a lofty ambition so I started with a tablespoon in cold water every morning.  Funny enough the taste isn't that bad, if you eat kale or any other bitter greens it isn't that hard to drink.   I then discovered switchel, a refreshing beverage that combines apple cider vinegar, with either honey or maple syrup and sparkling water.  It is delicious.  

Apple Cider Vinegar Benefits*:

- Might regulate weight by suppressing appetite

- Provides good bacteria for your stomach that can aid in digestion while boosting immunity, delaying aging and can promote a clearer complexion.

- Apple cider vinegar is rich in polyphelols, which has been helps combat free-radicals that can cause cancer.   

For another healthy drink idea, try this recipe for a Turmeric Tonic and for other nutritious meals click here!

ROSE & IVY Journal Ginger & Honey Switchel


2 inches fresh ginger, grated

1/4 cup apple cider vinegar 'from the mother'

1 tablespoon honey

Chilled seltzer

Fresh mint for garnish

Combine grated ginger, apple cider vinegar and honey in a glass.  Stir together and chill for 30 minutes.  Once chilled, add ice cubes and top with seltzer water - the amount of seltzer you add depends on how diluted you want the drink.  Top with fresh mint before serving.  

ROSE & IVY Journal Ginger & Honey Switchel

Styling & Photography by Alison

*I am not a doctor (of course, I am not!), but through my own personal research I have found these could be possible benefits of consuming apple cider vinegar.