Optimize your health with this simple recipe
Switchel is a simple blend of water, ginger, apple cider vinegar and a sweetener.
It has numerous health benefits including:
Improved gut health
Stabilizes blood sugar levels
Boosts energy and brain function
Improves immune health
Ingredients In Switchel
Apple cider vinegar: A great natural source of minerals like calcium, magnesium, and potassium, as well as beneficial bacteria and acids. While many people don’t love the strong flavor of vinegar by itself, it is perfect in this recipe when balanced with ginger, honey, and lemon.
Honey: Raw honey is a source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and enzymes that makes it a nutrient powerhouse with antiviral and antibacterial properties. It is often recommended for digestive health and there is some evidence that it may benefit the skin when taken internally.
Ginger: A powerful natural anti-inflammatory and antioxidant due to the presence of an oil called gingerol. It has a long history of use as a remedy for digestive problems, nausea, and illness. In this recipe, it adds both flavor and a slight spicy balance to the sweetness of the honey. The skin can be peeled off easily with the edge of a spoon.
Lemon or Lime: I add for flavor but it is also a good source of vitamin C, antioxidants and bioflavanoids, all beneficial to your overall health.
Refreshing Ginger Honey Switchel Recipe
2 TBSP unfiltered apple cider vinegar with "the mother"
3 TBSP raw honey or blackstrap molasses
2- inch piece of fresh ginger root peeled and finely minced
4 cups water
1/2 of a fresh lemon juiced and zested
1. Mix all ingredients in a large jar, cover, and shake well.
Drink right away or place in the refrigerator overnight to infuse the flavors.
2. To serve, pour over ice or add seltzer water if desired.