Apple Cider Vinegar Drink Recipes for Detox and Weight Loss

Made from apple cider, this vinegar is unfiltered and unpasteurized.  It’s created by adding yeast and sugars to crushed apples.

While other vinegar is clear, apple cider vinegar ranges in color along the yellow-brown spectrum.  It’s common to see sediment- in fact, you should absolutely insist on getting ACV with sediment (called “mother”) ’cause that’s the real stuff.

Apple Cider Vinegar Benefits

It doesn’t so much target individual conditions like fatigue, excess weight or skin problems – it simply alleviates or eliminates these symptoms by improving the health of what lies at the core of those symptoms.

But one thing it definitely excels at is providing relief from acid reflux and other symptoms of indigestion.

Not to mention – increased energy that’s most likely attributable to the acetic acid content which helps slow down the digestion of starch for stable blood sugar levels – a great plus for diabetics.

Curious about other apple cider vinegar benefits you can expect?

Apple Cider Vinegar Side Effects

Health experts caution that some people may experience issues of long-term use due to apple cider vinegar’s acidity levels.  Long-term use may lower blood potassium levels.

It may also reduce bone mineral density.  Before beginning a daily regime, speak to a health care professional, especially if you may be at risk of developing these two conditions.

What Can You Use Apple Cider Vinegar For?

First and foremost – mix it into your smoothies where it will serve as both a liquid and a superfood! Just a tablespoon or two a day can provide tremendous benefits.

To be sure, it’s not the best tasting liquid – it’s strong on its own – but there a few yummy Apple Cider Vinegar-based smoothie and juice recipes you can try out to make it a much more enjoyable experience, like these delicious ones below…

1. Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Elixir

Get your digestive sytem straightened out with this immune boosting detox elixir recipe. There’s nothing better than just feeling well, and making an apple cider vinegar detox elixir is a great small step to take for better health!

Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Elixir

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What you need:

  • 1 Tbsp raw apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice (about 1-2 wedges)
  • 1 Tbsp raw honey
  • ¼ tsp ginger
  • Dash cayenne pepper (seriously just a dash!)


Mix ingredients in a glass or small jar and add about an ounce of warm water. Drink all at once before eating in the morning.

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If you really want to jump start your system on a detox, take this before every meal for a few weeks. Then cut back to just before breakfast.

2. Strawberry Lemonade Detox Water

Looking for something to help you cool off during these last few days of summer? Think mocktail meets detox drink meets sweet lemonade in this recipe. Complete with apple cider vinegar to help shed water weight and detox the body, this strawberry lemonade detox water will quickly become a favorite drink when you are craving a sugary soda or even a syrupy sports drink!

 Strawberry Lemonade Detox Water

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What you need:

  • 1 c filtered water
  • 1/2 c lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 3 TBSP apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp honey
  • 1/2 c strawberries, chopped
  • 1/4 c ice


1. Combine water, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar and honey in a mason jar or glass container with removable lid. Stir with a wire whisk to ensure contents are well mixed.

2. Add strawberries and ice. Place lid on container, ensuring container is well closed.

3. Place in refrigerator for approximately 2 hours to provide strawberries time to infuse into lemonade.

4. Add additional ice if you would like, drink and enjoy!

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3. Weight Loss Water

Want to lose weight and avoid getting sick? Well, good news! Apple Cider Vinegar is your new best friend!

Apple Cider Vinegar Weight Loss Water Recipe

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What you need:

  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 cups water
  • The juice from ½ of a lemon
  • A drop or 2 of raw honey (optional)
  • A dash of red pepper
  • Ice to taste


Mix all ingredients well and enjoy!

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Drinking a glass of water with a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar before a meal helps to curb your appetite. It also helps stimulate hydrochloric acid, which we need to break down our foods for further absorption and digestion.

4. Fat Burning Detox Drink

This one is a fat burning concoction that really does the job.

Apple Cider Vinegar Fat Burning Detox Drink

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What you need:

  • 12 oz of Water
  • 1-2 Tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar (I use Braggs with the “Mother”)
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon sweetener (I use a Stevia Raw Sugar packet)
  • Half of an apple (sliced)


1. Put all of the ingredients (not including the Apples) in the blender and blend for about 10 seconds.

2. Add slices of Apple

3. Drink and then eat the apple slices! They will taste yummy.

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Superfood fact: Drinking ACV every day (sipping a drink all day) has been said to speed up metabolism and help you lose weight. Nutritionists also believe that combining Vitamin B6 and Lecithin with Apple Cider Vinegar is what helps.

5. The Apple Cider Soda Detox Drink

Are you one of the 50% of Americans that drinks soda, juice or other sugary beverages daily? This simple Apple Cider Vinegar soda detox recipe is an excellent way to ditch that dangerous can-a-day habit.

The Apple Cider Soda Detox Drink

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6. Morning Metabolism Booster Drink

Need an energy boost in the morning that doesn’t involve coffee? Or are you simply sick of the same hot coffee in the morning? Start your morning right with this sunrise metabolism booster drink.

Morning Metabolism Booster Drink

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7. Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Drink

Want to clean out your system? Say goodbye to soda, juice, and bottled water! Swap them out with these easy to make, healthier alternative.

Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Drink

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8. Cleansing Veggie Soup

Did you have an unhealthy day or weekend? Make up for it with the Cleansing Veggie Soup. This soup is a powerhouse because it’s super low in calories, and the citrus and apple cider vinegar will help alkalize your body’s PH, bringing it back into balance.

Cleansing Veggie Soup

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9. An “Apple Pie” Elixir To Kickstart Your Metabolism

Something as simple as having this elixir first thing in the morning is extremely cleansing for your body. It will kick start your digestion for the day, and can even aid in weight loss by boosting your metabolism.


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About the Author Jessica

After growing up a perpetually pudgy kid, Jessica discovered real food - and her waistline shortly afterward. When she's not crafting concoctions in the kitchen, she spends her free time writing about food, making her own deodorant, watching sci-fi, doing headstands, and looking for gluten free food that doesn't suck.

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