Apple Cider Elixir

apple cider elixir

I have always loved the nutrient rich apple cider, but today we find sugar packed versions that don’t do the job quite right. Here is a simple way to get your fix of these awesome nutrients while keeping it simple for your hectic mornings. It’s no secret that that apple cider vinegar (ACV) is a nutrient powerhouse. From heartburn relief to skin benefits to digestive aid, ACV has countless advantages worth looking into! Sip this drink steaming in the morning as your morning drink or as your bedtime cooldown. It might taste a bit strong, so sweeten with stevia or raw honey as you like. It will boost your metabolism, clear your skin, alkalize the body, and release impurities. Now that’s a beneficial beverage if I have seen one!


  • 1-2 tbsp organic apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • Optional to taste: Liquid stevia or 1 tbsp. raw organic honey or unrefined maple syrup (core plan only)


Stir ingredients together and sip this drink steaming in the morning or before bedtime.

Serve warm or cool depending on your tastes and you are surely going to fall in love with this drink.

apple cider elixir

Dr. B.J. Hardick

About Dr. B.J. Hardick

Raised in a holistic family, Dr. B.J. Hardick is an organic food fanatic, green living aficionado, and has spent the majority of his life working in natural health care. In 2009, he wrote his first book, Maximized Living Nutrition Plans, which has now been used professionally in over 500 health clinics. Dr. Hardick regularly blogs healthy recipes and holistic health articles on his own website,, and speaks to numerous professional and public audiences every year. In his spare time, he invests his keen interest in sustainable living into urban development in his hometown of London, Ontario. Learn More

  • Yolanda

    I make mine with cinnamon, ginger & a pinch of cayenne! I have this every single morning.

  • Colleen

    Will the hot water reduce the benefits of the apple cider vinegar? This is a great drink and helping me not to miss my morning coffee.

  • Church in TN

    Braggs said that the ACV will start to breakdown at over 90 degrees. So, I only use warm water.