I hope this New Year finds you in good emotional and physical health and that 2011 will indeed be a blessed year for you and your family and friends! I am winding down my raw fruit & veggie juice blog series. There will be only one more recipe after today, then I will start fresh on another natural health topic.
The "juice" recipe I will share with you today was passed down to me from my beloved Grandfather, Earl C. Ashe - God rest his soul. It isn't exactly a fresh juice recipe, per se, but is raw, revigorating, and refreshing to a hot, tired, thirsty body. I hope you like it. I frequently partake of this beverage after I've been working in my garden on a hot summer's day.
Old-Fashioned Apple Cider Vinegar Energy Brew
This drink was my grandfather's favorite afternoon pick-me-up. He was a farmer and routinely spent long, grueling hours in the hot Georgia sun tending to his crops and cattle. When he needed refueling and rehydrating, but did not want anything too heavy weighting him down, he'd walk back to the house and quickly make this liquid refresher. It instantly replenishes the system, relieving fatigue, especially if you've been sweating profusely. He swore by its rejuvenating powers, due primarily to the natural, unrefined sugars in the raw honey, enzymes and potassium in the raw vinegar, and hydrating property of water - a potent energizing trio!
Note: Most commercially available apple cider vinegar is NOT raw. You will need to look for the words unpasteurized, unfiltered, and raw somewhere on the label. Try "Bragg Raw Unfiltered Organic Apple Cider Vinegar", which is available at most health food stores.
- 1 tablespoon raw apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon raw honey
- 1 cup ice cold water
1. Combine the vinegar and honey in a glass, stirring rapidly for 15 seconds or so until the honey is liquefied.
2. Pour in the ice water and stir again. Drink quickly.
Yield: 1 serving
DISCLAIMER: This article was written by Stephanie Tourles and adapted from her book, "Raw Energy". The information is true and complete to the best of her knowledge. All recommendations are made without guarantee on the part of the author. She disclaims any liability in connection with the use of this information. It is for educational purposes only.