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!).
- 1 cup apple cider vinegar
- ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
- 3 cups sparkling water
- 8 drops liquid stevia
- Fresh lemon slices for garnish (optional)
- Combine the apple cider vinegar (ACV), fresh lemon juice, sparkling water, and liquid stevia in a large jug. Mix well to combine.
- Divide the ACV tonic evenly between 4 glasses and garnish with fresh lemon slices if desired.