Known for their high amounts of vitamin C, lemons make a nutritious addition to your apple cider vinegar drinks any time of year, and especially during the notorious flu season. Helping to support the immune system’s functioning, the lemon’s vitamins, minerals, and potent antioxidants can also soothe sore throats, calm respiratory illnesses, and fend off viruses, bacterial infections, and microbes that can wreak havoc on the body. When combined with ACV’s naturally occurring enzymes, collectively known as the “mother,” lemons and other immunity-boosting ingredients can be blended into a delicious and nutritious drink that protects cells and promotes overall health and well-being. When taken at the first sign of symptoms, such as a stuffy nose, a sore throat, or fatigue, this simple drink can help you avoid developing a serious immune system-draining illness.
Excerpted from Apple Cider Vinegar Drinks for Health: 100 Teas, Seltzers, Smoothies, and Drinks to Help You Lose Weight, Improve Digestion, Increase Energy, Ease Colds, Relieve Stress, and Look Radiant by Britt Brandon Copyright © 2018 Adams Media, a division of Simon & Schuster. Used by permission of the publisher. All rights reserved. Photographs by James Stefiuk. Apple Cider Vinegar Drinks for Health by Britt Brandon is available at Barnes & Noble, Amazon. IndieBound, and Simon & Schuster.
1 Tbs. apple cider vinegar
2 cups low-fat vanilla Greek yogurt
3 medium lemons, peeled and seeded
1 tsp. honey
1 cup ice
- Combine all ingredients in a large blender.
- Blend the ingredients on high until thoroughly combined and frothy.
- Consume immediately or store tightly sealed and refrigerated up to 4 hours.
- Calories: 250
- Carbohydrate Content: 33 g
- Fat Content: 6 g
- Fiber Content: 2 g
- Protein Content: 21 g
- Sugar Content: 27 g