July 1st, 2019 | Posted By: Magdalena Wszelaki | Posted in Drinks, Recipes, Teas, Drinks & Tonics

ACV Tonic with Lemon, Seltzer and Stevia

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My team and I were looking at creating some fun recipes for the summer that help us to enjoy ourselves but not overdo it on the sugar. Common summer sugar culprits are ice cream, sorbets and drinks. So we went on a mission to create some delicious drinks that are refreshing, low in sugar and healthy overall.

This drink contains apple cider vinegar (ACV). While it’s acidifying for the stomach, which is great for strong digestion, it’s highly alkalizing for the blood and body overall.

Lemon juice is also highly alkalizing and a great detoxifier. It’s rich in vitamin C and natural bioflavanoids, too. This recipe uses stevia in place of sugar to make it a no-added-sugar drink and easy on your blood sugar (which is important for hormone balance!). While we created this drink with summer in mind, it’s also a great option for a “mocktail” if you’re participating in Dry January or abstaining from alcohol for any reason.

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ACV Tonic with Lemon, Seltzer and Stevia
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Recipe type: Drinks
Serves: 4
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 3 cups sparkling water
  • 8 drops liquid stevia
  • Fresh lemon slices for garnish (optional)
How To Make
  1. Combine the apple cider vinegar (ACV), fresh lemon juice, sparkling water, and liquid stevia in a large jug. Mix well to combine.
  2. Divide the ACV tonic evenly between 4 glasses and garnish with fresh lemon slices if desired.

8 Comments to ACV Tonic with Lemon, Seltzer and Stevia

    • Hi Tia, That’s a great idea! Thank you for sharing =)

      ~ Jeanne HB Team

  1. I love the whole idea of the health beverage but isn’t apple cider vinegar really hard on teeth enamel… and especially in these large amounts?

    • Hi Mel!

      The ACV in this recipe is diluted down with sparkling water and lemon juice. Also this recipe makes enough for 4 servings (you would typically enjoy just 1 serving at a time).

      If you are worried about the acidity in this drink still being hard on your teeth enamel, you may consider :
      *Dilute this recipe further with more sparkling water/lemon juice.
      *Drink it through a straw to avoid direct contact with your teeth.
      *Rinse with water after drinking it.
      *Don’t brush right away.

      Healthy regards,
      HB Team

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