Fall has arrived unquestionably. The seasons have changed as swiftly as a simple baton pass. And what started out as as cool air and a warm sun has suddenly changed to a cold harvest mist. Although I’m always sad to see summer go, the chill brings forth a new energy. It fills me up with ideas and of course, new recipes! I’ve already compiled a long list seasonal recipes with pumpkin, root vegetables, dark leafy greens, warm grains, hearty soups, and of course an ice cream recipe I had to sneak in (because who doesn’t love ice cream year round!). So stay tuned! In the meantime, here is a recipe...Read More
Popsicle season is well upon us and knowing me, I like a quick and easy recipe, especially to quench a hungry thirst on a hot summer day. And just in case you’re deciding between a drink or a popsicle, have no fear, I have you covered. A boozy, breezy, summery popsicle is on its way, and it’s only THREE INGREDIENTS. Yes that’s right! These are my Watermelon Sake Popsicles and it couldn't be simpler...Read More
I was rummaging through my kitchen last week when my stomach began to rumble and I knew it was time for snack. What I wanted was a cold, creamy drink — not a smoothie, not a bowl of ice cream, but something rich, sweet, and refreshing. What happened next was a moment of sheer exhilaration, when what started out as a sad uninspired drink recipe, turned into the most delicious, lively, and exciting concoction...Read More
A few days ago, I tasted some hazelnut milk and instantly fell in love. The only problem was that I felt it was missing something...chocolate! I'm not sure if it's because of Nutella's ubiquitous presence in the world or because chocolate and hazelnut is just a classic combination, but every time I took a sip, my taste buds were calling for chocolate! I immediately went to recipe testing and soon discovered a wonderfully rich and decadent vegan (dairy-free) nut milk that only you would know it’s healthy...Read More
When is the first official day of winter? — December 22nd, January 1st, the first snow fall? This past week we just received our first big snow of the season, reminding all that winter is here. I always feel the first big snow storm marks winter’s arrival. If you live in a place where winters are bitterly cold and unforgiving, then perhaps you too feel winter has truly started when snow falls from the sky. This blizzard was the kind that shut everything down. It hit the streets, covered cars, and blinded people who dared to go outside. So what to do when it snows? My favorite thing is to cook. I love making a slow, warm meal, like a big pot of soup or homey baked goods — something that lazily takes all day, warms the kitchen and perfumes the house. A hot kitchen is a very good thing during cold winter days. When it comes to chilly days, there’s nothing I like more than a sipping on a warm drink. That’s why today I’m sharing with you my Warm Triple Citrus Detox Cider!
This is not your average sweet apple cider. This is an apple cider vinegar based drink. This is the beverage you have when you wake up with a sore or dry throat, or when you didn’t get enough sleep, or when you’re looking to brighten and boost your day. This cider is filled with all things good for you: apple cider vinegar, honey, turmeric, three citruses— grapefruit, orange, and lemon. That’s it! It sounds a little weird, but trust me when I tell you it’s delicious and soothing.
This is the easiest drink. It takes 5 minutes to make and all you are doing is warming the ingredients together. What I love most is that’s packed with vitamins and immunity boosting properties. The lemon, grapefruit and orange are all packed with vitamin C and antioxidants. Turmeric is filled with anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidants! Apple cider vinegar has a tons of benefits and uses, like not only boosting energy and helping maintain blood sugar levels, but also disinfecting surfaces for cleaning and helping treat dandruff!. Honey, well not only does it taste good but it also has anti-microbial properties, so it’s great for soothing a sore throat.
Like all my other recipes, this recipe is totally adaptable! So add as much or as little of anything you like. If you wanted, you could use all the citruses! Or just one. If you don’t like apple cider vinegar, you could also use regular apple cider. Turmeric is wonderfully earthy and slightly bitter and works beautifully with citrus! You could also add some ginger to this recipe or cinnamon. It’s all up to you, but what I would recommend is you try this! Any morning I need a boost, I make this cider, and especially as the days get colder and we enter peak citrus season, this becomes a staple in my kitchen!
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do. It takes about 5 minutes to whip up and is the perfect drink for when you need a boost! Make it any time of the day, or in the morning before work, place it in a jar and warm it up later for a refreshing, soothing, and delicious afternoon drink. Enjoy!
This recipe was adapted from Juice Generation.
In a sauce pan, add the grapefruit, lemon, orange, apple cider vinegar, honey, turmeric, and water. Heat the ingredients on medium until warm and it reaches a light simmer. Pour into a mug or jar and enjoy!
Total time: 5 minutes
1 grapefruit, juiced and strained
1 lemon, juiced and strained
1 orange, juiced and strained
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon honey
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 cup water