Who doesn’t love a nice hot drink to thaw out those frozen eyelashes and pink up your cheeks?
Here’s a hot apple cider that’s whole, unprocessed and full of the fiber and enzymes that usually get stripped away during the pasteurization process of most store-bought apple juices.
Even if you do juice your own apples to make cider, you’re missing out on the benefit of fibre – which is particularly good for you in the colder months. It helps slow the uptake of sugars so your insulin doesn’t spike (when your insulin skyrockets it gets turned into fat, and most commonly, belly fat).
Add in some very belly-friendly and comforting spices, plus a dose of good fat, and you’ve got yourself some healing medicine for the body and soul.
Hot Apple Cider Ingredients
- 1 large chopped apple, a sweet variety is best
- 1-inch chunk of fresh ginger
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp nutmeg
- tiny pinch of ground cloves or allspice
- tiny pinch of sea salt
- 1 tsp of coconut oil or grass-fed ghee
- filtered water to cover, and just a splash more
- add 1 tsp apple cider vinegar at the end to stir into the hot drink
- and a dollop of honey if you like things sweet
Blend until super smooth and add more water if needed, it’s meant to be more liquid than thick. Last, warm this delightfully aromatic mixture in a saucepan until piping hot (just steaming).
Important: Do not let it get too hot, and definitely don’t let it boil; remember, we want those good enzymes and nutrients in the apple and ginger to remain intact. Get cozy and enjoy!