Published on December 29th, 2010 | by Rachel Shulman


Apple Cider Vinegar Sports Drink Recipe

A few weeks ago I picked up one of Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar Drinks at my local health food store. I was surprised by how much I liked it, especially because I’ve always found the dilute apple cider vinegar recipe people use as a weight-loss aid to be rather foul-tasting.

Bragg’s version was pretty tasty – like a low-calorie version of apple cider – so I decided to try to recreate it. Here’s my homemade version:

  • 2 cups cold water
  • 1/4 cup apple juice
  • 1 tablespoon raw apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon stevia
  • sprinkle of ground cinnamon or ground ginger

Combine in a mason jar and shake well. Serve cold.

This apple cider vinegar drink has been my go-to natural sports drink for winter work-outs. It’s both refreshing and warming.

Image courtesy of NedraI via a Creative Commons license.

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4 Responses to Apple Cider Vinegar Sports Drink Recipe

  1. Oh yum! Maybe I’ll surprise my running buddy with a batch of this after a cold weather run next week!

  2. Deborah says:

    What makes this a good sports drink, other than its enjoyable taste?

    • Rachel Shulman says:

      Apple cider vinegar is thought to be a good natural remedy for easing tired, sore muscles. Many people also think that it boosts metabolism. However, neither of these claims have been substantiated by scientific evidence.

  3. Diane says:

    This sounds like a direct descendant of old-time haymakers’ switchel which was served to hot, thirsty harvesters and likely a frugal substitute for lemonade. I think the original was usually sweetened with molasses which also provides several minerals.

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