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How To Make Healthy Homemade Energy Drinks With Apple Cider Vinegar

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The most healthful type of apple cider vinegar to use is an organic, unpasteurized, unfiltered variety, such as Bragg's Raw Apple Cider Vinegar, because it not only is a rich source of minerals and other nutrients, but also contains beneficial probiotic bacteria that can boost your immune system.

If you have a source of fresh cider, you can even make your own apple cider vinegar, a fun late-summer or fall product for the hard-core foodie. But purchased vinegar is a great base for these beverages.

Here are 7 recipes to try:

Plain Apple Cider Vinegar Health Drink

2 teaspoons raw, unpasteurized apple cider vinegar
2 cups water

Combine and serve. Often recommended as a tonic before each meal in folk remedies to alleviate just about anything that ails you.

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Honey-Ade

This lightly sweet energy drink harnesses the power of raw honey, which can help with the symptoms of seasonal allergies and give you an energy boost.

2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon raw honey
2 cups water (warm)

Combine and stir until the honey dissolves. Serve it cold as a sweet-tangy summertime drink or sip it hot help soothe a scratchy throat.

Haymaker's Punch (Switchel)

I first encountered this drink in one of Laura Ingalls Wilder's "Little House" books, as "ginger water," which her mother made to send to the men in the hot fields cutting hay by hand. It tastes like still ginger beer, and the ginger helps keep it from upsetting your tummy the way drinking too much cold water at once might on a hot day. (Here are 7 more surprising health benefits of eating ginger.)

2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon honey (or any other sweetener of your choice)
2 cups water
¼ teaspoon fresh grated gingerroot or a pinch of dry ground ginger

Combine and stir until the honey dissolves. Serve cold as a sweet-tangy summertime drink. If you make...

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