I love having raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar to drink every morning. There are so many health benefits. I never drink it by itself though, I prefer to mix it with pineapple juice and a couple other ingredients.
One important thing to note is that you NEVER want to drink apple cider vinegar by itself. It is very acidic and can burn your throat. Always dilute it.
In the past, I have diluted it with just water and that was okay. I have also mixed it with apple juice before which was slightly better. But, this pineapple drink version is by far my favorite way to have my apple cider vinegar.
I originally was introduced to this recipe from Tone It Up. They call it a “bombshell spell.”
Since this is no longer a “members only” recipe, I felt I could share it along with my tips on how to make in bulk and avoid the honey hardening in the drink.
Does ACV help with weight loss?
The way to lose weight is to have a calorie deficit. There is no magic weight loss pill or drink.
That being said, if you struggle with bloat, apple cider vinegar can definitely help. This means you may drop a little water weight initially.
Also, I have personally found that drinking ACV helps reduce my sugar cravings making it easier to stay on track with my diet. And that consistency in my diet is what lead to weight loss.
So, this is a great tool, but it is not magic. You can’t eat poorly but drink this and assume you will still lose weight.
How to make this apple cider vinegar drink:
I prefer to make this in bulk. I will usually make 8 at a time and store them in the fridge. I drink 1 every morning and have a couple extra for when my husband wants to snag one as well.
I purchased these 5 ounce bottles on amazon for this drink about 3 years ago and they’re perfect. They don’t even “bottleneck” like I thought they might, despite the fact that they’re basically hot sauce bottles lol.
Six ounce bottles may be better if you find them, the 5 ounce can get too full if you don’t measure precisely.
Once I’m done I will then go through and put them individually on a food scale and add about 7 grams of honey. Then I put the lid on them and shake them up really well before placing them in the fridge.
FYI 7 grams of honey is about 1 teaspoon. If you don’t have a food scale, you can squeeze the honey bear while counting to 7 and that’ll be pretty close. (not 7 seconds, just the number 7)
I always work with room temperature ingredients. If you have cold pineapple juice the honey will harden and not mix well at all.
Also, make sure you shake them really well before placing in the fridge. Yes, the honey is the most dense so it will eventually settle to the bottom and you will have to shake it again before you drink it the next day.
BUT if you don’t shake it BEFORE you put it in the fridge the honey will harden at the bottom due to the cold temp and will not mix up properly the next day. Shaking it before you put it in prevents this for some weird reason.
- 4 ounces pineapple juice (room temp)
- 1 tbs raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 lime juice
- 7 grams honey
- In a small bottle, add all ingredients and shake well.
- Put in fridge until cold, shake again before drinking.
Since it only uses a quarter of a lime, it is best to make this drink in multiples of 4. I usually prep 8 at a time and store in the fridge. Be sure to shake really well before storing in fridge and make sure the pineapple juice is room temperature before making so that the honey mixes well and doesn't harden in the drink.