I know that it has been a while since I have posted a shake of the week recipe so I thought that I would share something along similar lines that I have been enjoying for the last few weeks. Don’t fret though, I will get back to shake recipes once I’ve finished the protein I bought…it isn’t very good and I do anything that I can to cover the terrible terrible taste.
This drink is my attempt at
stealing recreating a drink sold by Bragg Foods. It is an apple/ginger spice drink and I love how it tastes and the caffeine free energy that it gives me. It involves apple cider vinegar which I have written about before, if you didn’t get a chance to read that, check it out here. If the benefits of ACV alone aren’t enough to sway you, here’s a link to an article about apple (peels) preventing muscle atrophy. I can’t help but think that you can get a similar benefit for the vinegar.
In addition to the nutritional powerhouse that is ACV, you’ve got some ginger which is great for your stomach. I base that, of course, on nothing other than grandma wisdom which I tend to think is pretty good. Cinnamon is optional but if you throw that in there you get a little boost of blood sugar/glucose metabolism control.
- Clean water
- Apple Cider Vinegar – 1 tablespoon per 12 ounces of water (more or less depending on how strong you like it but I find this to be just about right)
- 1/2 tsp ginger powder per 12 ounces (I love ginger so feel free to use a bit less but, again, I think this is just right)
- Stevia to taste…3 scoops (I use the Trader Joe’s 100% pure organic Stevia extract and it’s pretty sweet. Every Stevia brand seems to be different so you may need to play around with this a bit)
- OPTIONAL: Cinnamon…about 1/4 tsp goes well.
Boom. Simple, tasty, nutritious and a perfect pick me up for any time of the day.