My Favorite Apple Cider Vinegar Smoothie Recipe

Since starting my fitness journey last year I've seen a lot of videos and blog posts surrounding Apple Cider Vinegar, or ACV. While I've become accustomed to the taste of ACV shots not everyone loves them, so when I was sent information on Apple Cider Vinegar Drinks for Health I was excited to be able to try out some new summer recipes with the addition of ACV. I was most drawn to the recipes that target inflammation, but there are tons of awesome recipes to try!
Pink Pineapple Perfection

My favorite recipe is called Pink Pineapple Perfection, its a sweet blend of pineapples, raspberries, yogurt and of course ACV.

I've included an except below of the recipe for you to try on your own!



PINK PINEAPPLE PERFECTION  Serves 2 INGREDIENTS
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 cups chopped pineapple
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 cup ice
    1. Combine all the ingredients in a large blender. 
    2. Blend the ingredients on high until thoroughly combined and frothy. 
    3. Consume immediately or store tightly sealed and refrigerated up to 4 hours.
        KEY INGREDIENT: Raspberries Raspberries are a powerhouse of nutrients and vitamins that can help with conditions such as obesity, cancer, and inflammation. The amount and diversity of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory phytonutrients in raspberries is noteworthy, and includes anthocyanins, flavonols, tannins, and ellagic acid. These phytonutrients protect you from oxidative stress and the dangers of excessive inflammation by helping to scavenge free radical molecules and by regulating the enzymesthat could trigger unwanted inflammation. In addition, the ellagic acid in raspberries has been shown to prevent over-activity of pro-inflammatory enzymes and to hinder their overproduction. The combination of fruits and natural drinks like apple cider vinegar is far more effective at fighting inflammation than over-the-counter or prescription anti-inflammatory drugs. The natural antioxidants and phytochemicals in these foods are able to work hand in hand with the body’s systems to safeguard the cells, organs, tissues, and joints from the conditions that contribute tothe development of thisdebilitating issue. You can prevent inflammation and speed your body’s healing safely and naturally by adding raspberries to delicious drinks such as this recipe.

        Per Serving: Calories: 210 | Fat: 4 g | Protein: 9 g | Sodium: 180 mg Fiber: 7 g | Carbohydrates: 37 g | Sugar: 27 g



        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 and Schuster. Used by permission of the publisher. All rights reserved. Photographs by James Stefiuk 

        For anyone that follows a dairy free diet, I've amended this recipe slightly to suit my/your needs. Instead of using fresh fruit, use frozen, skip the yogurt and ice, and add a bit more almond milk. The frozen fruit helps makes the drink nice and thick-- in place of using yogurt.

        I would definitely recommend this book to anyone trying to add more ACV to their diet, or anyone looking to add some more healthy drink recipes to their routine.

        For more check out Apple Cider Vinegar Drinks for Health available on Amazon and at Barnes and Noble.



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