Simple Switchel Recipe
Boosting with a long list of natural benefits, switchel gives you a healthy afternoon "buzz" without the crash later. And best yet, it only requires a few ingredients you likely have on hand — apple cider vinegar, lemons or limes, raw honey or maple syrup and ginger. If not, they are all worthy investments — and staples in my kitchen. (Try places like Amazon or Thrive Market for a great deal on your ACV and honey.)
In just a few minutes, you'll have a refreshing treat to power you through the afternoon for the days and weeks to come!
Simple Switchel Recipe (makes about 14 servings)
1/2 C Apple Cider Vinegar
1/2 C raw honey
2 T fresh ginger pulp
Juice of 1 lemon (you could try lime too)
Funnel all ingredients into a large empty glass jar (mason jar or empty Braggs jar works great too) in this order: ACV, raw honey, ginger and lemon juice. Shake well and pour 1 oz. (shot glass worth) into a glass and fill with 8-12 ounces of water or seltzer. Coconut or Lemon La Croix are my favorite pairings with this mixture.
Mix ins to experiment with: sprig of rosemary (my favorite), cinnamon, cayenne, or turmeric
Apple Cider Vinegar
Rich in enzymes & potassium
Supports a healthy immune system
Helps control weight
Promotes digestion & ph Balance
Helps remove body toxins
Natural energy source
Natural allergy relief
Raises antioxidant levels
Tip: When purchasing your honey, choose local to reap the most health benefits. I have friends that love the taste of maple syrup, a great swap for raw honey in this recipe if you prefer that flavor! Both are delicious and healthy options.
Great source of vitamin C & potassium
Aids in digestion and detoxification
Contain pectin, which helps you feel fuller, longer
Try swapping in lime juice sometime to change up the flavor!
Improves gut health but aiding digestion
Enhances immune function