Apple Cider Vinegar Recipes for Weight Loss

How to Lose Weight with Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is one of nature's superfoods with a wide range of health benefits.

It can improve your metabolism, help remove toxins from your body, strengthen your immune system, give you a boost of energy, lower blood pressure, regulate blood sugar, and improve digestion by promoting the development of healthy stomach flora.

If you’re interested in taking apple cider vinegar to help you lose weight, you can find a list of tips and hints I’ve developed from my own personal use of ACV that will help you lose weight safely, healthily, and effectively.

Tips for Losing Weight with Apple Cider Vinegar

  1. White vinegar is NOT apple cider vinegar. Though it may resemble ACV, white vinegar won’t work as a substitute.
  2. Buy organic. Buy only unpasteurized, unfiltered apple cider vinegar from the market. If it is made from organic apples, even better. The organic, unpasteurized, and unfiltered vinegar contains the “mother” of vinegar, which is filled with enzymes and probiotics and is the source of the vinegar’s health benefits.
  3. Make or buy the drink. You may find ready-made ACV drinks, like apple cider vinegar with honey, at the grocery store. I prefer to buy basic apple cider vinegar and then make my own drinks at home. That way I have better control over the quality as well as the quantity of ingredients.
  4. Minimize the smell with lukewarm water. Most people complain about the strong smell of cider vinegar. Here's a little trick. Use lukewarm instead of cold water for your drink. It will not smell too much. Don't use hot water, as this may affect the enzymes in cider vinegar.

ACV Honey drink

Drink 2-3 times a day for best results!
Drink 2-3 times a day for best results!

Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey Drink

This is the most popular apple cider vinegar recipe for weight loss. You can make this drink in less than two minutes and either have it immediately or take it with you to drink throughout the day.

So let's get started.

Prep time: 2 minutes.

Cook time: 1 minutes.

Ready in: 3 minutes.

Yield: Serves 4 drinks of 250 ml each.

Ingredients

  • 1 litre water, preferably distilled or filtered
  • 2-3 teaspoons apple cider vinegar, unpasteurized, unfiltered, and organic
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 water bottle

Instructions

  1. Pour distilled or filtered water into the bottle.
  2. Shake the bottle of apple cider vinegar well so that the "mother" of vinegar is fully mixed. The mother of vinegar is the most important part of your vinegar since it contains the enzymes and probiotics responsible for the good health reputation of cider vinegar.
  3. Put 2 to 3 teaspoons of organic ACV in your bottle. Shake the water bottle well so that the vinegar gets all mixed in.
  4. Now add honey (optional). You can always drink it without. But adding honey improves the taste, especially for those who find the taste of ACV unpleasant. Once you add the honey, shake the bottle well. Your drink is now ready.

How Did You Like It?

3.6 stars from 214 ratings of Apple Cider Vinegar Drink

ACV

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 250ml
Calories 64
Calories from Fat0
% Daily Value *
Fat 0 g
Saturated fat 0 g
Unsaturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 17 g6%
Sugar 17 g
Fiber 0 g
Protein 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 0 mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Apple Cider Vinegar Honey Drink Variations

Try these honey substitutes. Honey has the added health benefits of being antibacterial. Some good-quality honey types also contain essential nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. My favorite honey is Manuka honey, found in New Zealand, my home country. If you don't want to use honey, you can use maple syrup. Just make sure it is 100% maple syrup. Alternatively, you can use blackstrap molasses, or a few drops of Stevia in place of honey. All these sweeteners provides health benefits.

Try adding cinnamon. To speed up your weight loss, add a pinch of cinnamon, which helps boost metabolism. But only a pinch, otherwise the drink could become too spicy.

Video: How To Make ACV drink for Weight Loss

ACV and Tea Weight-Loss Recipe

f you find it difficult to squeeze another drink into your hectic schedule, how about combining ACV with something you already drink, like tea?

  1. Pour a cup of boiling water, add tea and honey, and stir. Let tea leaves steep for two to three minutes.
  2. Add 2 to 3 teaspoons of ACV and drink.

Make sure you add the vinegar after you have made the tea. It’s not advisable to mix the vinegar with boiling water, as doing so can damage the enzymes that provide the health benefits.

Apple Cider Vinegar and Soda?

What about mixing ACV with soda or other carbonated drinks? I’d say only if you absolutely have to. Caffeine dehydrates the body, while sugar adds unnecessary calories. So, to get the best benefits from cider vinegar, it is best drank with water, or at the most with tea.

You could make one litre of apple cider vinegar drink (water + ACV) and take it with you to work or on the move. This will make sure that you are drinking ACV regularly.

How Often Should I Drink ACV?

You should drink apple cider vinegar twice or three times a day.

The best time to drink it is right after waking up or just before breakfast. Other good times include a couple of hours before lunch and, in the evening, a few hours before dinner.

That timing gives the enzymes enough time to work on your digestive system and to be absorbed in the blood. The drink contains a lot of fiber, which helps make you feel full and improves your metabolism.

Apple Cider Vinegar Salad Dressing Recipe

A delicious and healthy way to lose weight.
A delicious and healthy way to lose weight.

Wine vinegar is usually used in salads in central and southern Europe. Apple cider vinegar can also be a good addition to a salad dressing, adding both an extra kick of acid and a nice apple-y taste.

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Yield: two cups

Ingredients

  • 2 cucumbers
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 4 spring onions
  • 50ml water
  • 50ml apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 black pepper
  • 1/4 salt
  • 2 tsp sugar

Instructions

  1. Cut all the vegetables into salad-size pieces. Mix well in a bowl.
  2. In another bowl, mix apple cider vinegar with water. Add to salad and stir well.
  3. Add some salt, pepper, and sugar on the top.

You can put the salad in an air-tight container and store it in the fridge for up to four days. That way you’ll have a healthy snack readily available whenever you like.

Final Tips

These are two of the most popular apple cider vinegar recipes for weight loss.

Make them part of your daily routine to get the benefits of apple cider vinegar.

Remember, you will need to drink apple cider vinegar regularly in order to lose weight. Also, if you are using it on salad in addition to drinking it, that's even better since if you miss on you'll still have the other and will still get your daily dose of ACV.

Do you have a favorite apple cider vinegar recipe?

Is there a recipe with ACV that you find very convenient, practical, and useful? Please use the comment section to share.

More by this Author


Comments 59 comments

marieryan profile image

marieryan 2 years ago from Andalusia, Spain

Looks like I will have to have a try of ACV. Anything to kick my metabolism into action !


101Ways2Life profile image

101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

All the best Marie Ryan. It will be one of the best things for your metabolism.


Soumya Mukherjee profile image

Soumya Mukherjee 2 years ago from India

I'm gonna try this.


101Ways2Life profile image

101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

Great idea Soumya


Vvitta profile image

Vvitta 2 years ago from Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

I have a bottle of this at home and should try to take some. Good advise and good writing.


101Ways2Life profile image

101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

Good idea.


101Ways2Life profile image

101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

Thank you Lee Ann. All the best.


rukynira@yahoo.com 2 years ago

Is it okay if use Heinz brand apple cider vinegar, as i have already bought one?

Niranjala


101Ways2Life profile image

101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

Hi Niranjana, it is OK to use any brand of coder vinegar, as long as the packaging specifies that it is unpasteurised, unfiltered vinegar. If it is organic, even better. ACV alone may not be sufficient for weight-loss. Eat healthy. Exercise regularly.


susan 2 years ago

Should I refridgerate avc after opening it


susan 2 years ago

Should I refridgerate avc after opening it


101Ways2Life profile image

101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

Hi Susan, good ACV doesn't need refrigeration. Store it away from sunlight.


suchitha 2 years ago

I purchased a american gardens apple cider vinegar., but it nowhere says anything abt the "mother" ,.can I use it. Pls lemme know at the earliest. Thanks.


101Ways2Life profile image

101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

HI Suchitha, you should be able to see grainy, muddy substance floating in the bottle. If ACV is clear, then it does not contain the "mother". Please check the label. It should say that the ACV is unfiltered which means, it contains the mother. If the label says it is filtered, or is silent on it, then it is filtered ACV and will not contain the mother of ACV.


Tasha 2 years ago

Hello, will drinking ACV in hot water give the same benefits or warm water.


elma 2 years ago

Thank you acv proven and tested for me.


101Ways2Life profile image

101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

Hi Tasha, I get this question often. While there's not enough research about how to drink apple cider vinegar, it is advisable to drink it in cold or lukewarm water. Hot water MAY change the properties of apple cider vinegar.


melissa 2 years ago

how much will you lose in a week? month?


101Ways2Life profile image

101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

Hi Melissa, how many pounds you will lose will depend on many factors and results may vary. Some have lost 4 to 6 pounds in a month.


varia stewart 2 years ago

Is okay if it's not organic honey? Will it really affect my weight lost?


101Ways2Life profile image

101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

Hi Varia, it is OK if it is not organic honey.


kathy 22 months ago

Many Dr.'s say this is one of the bestweight lost for women 55and up

and of course eat healthy.


hiya-writer profile image

hiya-writer 21 months ago from India

when is the ideal time to have the salad? can people with acidity problems have it?


dghbrh profile image

dghbrh 21 months ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

Hello,

Thank you for this wonderful hub. Is there any adverse side effect of regular consumption of ACV?

Thank you


101Ways2Life profile image

101Ways2Life 21 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

Hi hiya-writer, usually ACV drink is consumed on an empty stomach. But salad with ACV is usually had with food. People with acidity or heart-burn benefit from ACV because ACV helps in re-balancing the pH factor.


101Ways2Life profile image

101Ways2Life 21 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

Hi dghrrh, thank you for your positive feedback. To answer your question, there are no known adverse effects of ACV, except those mentioned in the article. If you are on medication for any illness, please consult your doctor.


dghbrh profile image

dghbrh 21 months ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

Many thanks for your kind response here. I am not on any medication right now. Thanks once again.


Janel 21 months ago

Can I drimk it after A meal ?


101Ways2Life profile image

101Ways2Life 21 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

Hi Janel, yes, absolutely. The best results could be achieved if ACV is had on an empty stomach, so that it can be absorbed well.


Jennifer-Louise-W profile image

Jennifer-Louise-W 21 months ago from Nottingham

Will definitely be trying this! Thank you. Great hub!


101Ways2Life profile image

101Ways2Life 21 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

Thank you Jennifer-Louise-W for your positive feedback. All the best with ACV.


Cynthia Hoover profile image

Cynthia Hoover 21 months ago from Newton, West Virginia

Awesome! I knew of the drink, just never thought of the salad dressing (had a "duh" moment as I was reading). Thank you for writing this hub! ACV is great as a facial cleanser as well, I always have ACV in my home- you just gave me more reasons to always keep it on hand!


101Ways2Life profile image

101Ways2Life 21 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

Thank you Cynthia. I have been using ACV for all sorts of things over the years, and it has helped me in so many ways.


aprilsemogan profile image

aprilsemogan 20 months ago

I'm so happy i dropped by and read your article! I'm actually on a fitness routine and currently looking for a healthy diet that would go well with it. I'm gonna have to try the ACV salad and see how well it goes.. Thank you!


101Ways2Life profile image

101Ways2Life 20 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

Hi aprilsemogan, am glad you have decided to choose apple cider vinegar for your fitneess. It's a miracle food. Please share your results.


wana 20 months ago

how many days will it take to feel the difference?


Melissa Orourke profile image

Melissa Orourke 20 months ago from Roatán, Islas De La Bahia, Honduras

My husband does this. Maybe, I will try it. The way he mixes it, it looks like it would taste terrible!


101Ways2Life profile image

101Ways2Life 20 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

Hi wana, your question is how many days will it take to notice the weight loss effect of ACV. It will depend on your disposition, diet, exercise frequency etc. Many people have noticed the difference within a couple of weeks, while some have taken a little longer. A few people don't notice any difference even after a few weeks.


101Ways2Life profile image

101Ways2Life 20 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

Hi Melissa, when I first drank ACV, I did not like. Over time, not only have I overcome the disgust, but I have actually started liking it. I look forward to drinking ACV.


Lea pable 19 months ago

Can I have a recipe of apple cidar vinegar mix with lemon pls


101Ways2Life profile image

101Ways2Life 19 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

Hi Lea, take one cup of water, put 2-3 tsp of ACV and 2-3 tsp of lemon juice, stir well and drink. You may add 1 tsp of honey to improve taste.


toptenluxury profile image

toptenluxury 18 months ago from Cedartown, GA

Thanks - I'm currently doing the 21 day fix and looking for some low cal options


sansal profile image

sansal 18 months ago from Mumbai

I was looking for apple cider vinegar but it is awfully expensive hence at first I was delighted to see the title of this hub how to make apple cider vinegar. But it does tell us how to make but only how to dilute it, So your title is misguiding.


101Ways2Life profile image

101Ways2Life 18 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

Hi Sansal, you can read my article about how to make Apple Cider Vinegar at Home: http://hubpages.com/health/How-To-Make-Apple-Cider...


CleverPseudonym 18 months ago

Are there any medical studies on this?


101Ways2Life profile image

101Ways2Life 18 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

Hi CleverPseudonym, very limited number of studies exist.


yuki 17 months ago

hi tnx for the info. . . can i just add ACV with a cup of lukewarm water only???? how many times do i need to drink it???. . . should it be every after meal ????tnx


101Ways2Life profile image

101Ways2Life 17 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

Hi Yuki, the answers are in the article. All the best.


Sreedaran 16 months ago

I will give it a try..


Junaid 16 months ago

i have brought a apple cider vinegar of heinz brand . It has Apple surrounded with vegetables label. Will it be suitable to use for remedy or should I get another? Please suggest


Rosemarie Ranaudo 16 months ago

why is organic ACV needed for the healthful benefits? Why can't regular ACV be used?


101Ways2Life profile image

101Ways2Life 15 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

Junaid, please check whether it is unpasteurized and unfiltered. If it is, it is good to use.


101Ways2Life profile image

101Ways2Life 15 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

Hi Rosemarie, usually the producer of ACV is aware of the origins of apples if they are using organic apples. The quality control is expected to be better. That seems to be the reason. You can also feel the difference in taste between ACV made from organic apples and the one made from regular apples.


Lebogang 15 months ago

AVC its really work good , its working good :)


Melissa 11 months ago

Do i drink the whole 16oz before every meal?


101Ways2Life profile image

101Ways2Life 10 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

You could drink it one to three times a day, on an empty stomach.


Alpana thinks profile image

Alpana thinks 10 months ago from Crossing Republik

Good Remedy... I wonder if this type of Mother vinegar would be available in Indian Market!!!!


101Ways2Life profile image

101Ways2Life 10 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand Author

Hi Alpana, yes Bragg ACV is available in major supermarkets like Food Hall (Select City Mall, Saket, Delhi).


Alpana thinks profile image

Alpana thinks 10 months ago from Crossing Republik

Cool!!! Thanx for the info :-)

    Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account.

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No HTML is allowed in comments, but URLs will be hyperlinked. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites.


    Click to Rate This Article
    working