I don’t know about you, but Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar is definitely a staple in my kitchen!
I see all kinds of articles floating around on the internet now about how to use this wonderful product, and I love it! I use this stuff every day!
I know there are a million different ways to use Apple Cider Vinegar, but I am going to share with you my top 3 “daily” uses for this great stuff! I like to use Bragg’s brand, the kind with the “Mother” in it.
Ok, so the first thing I do when I get up in the morning is drink a big mason jar (32 oz.) full of water with a couple of Tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar in it. Why? Because it’s VERY important to hydrate yourself upon waking and this is the best time to do it – especially before you reach for that morning cup o’ Joe! But why add the Apple Cider Vinegar? Because Apple Cider Vinegar is a great prebiotic, which means it prepares the gut for everything else to follow. It also helps with removal of toxins, waste and elimination. Basically, just do it. You need water, and adding the Apple Cider Vinegar is a huge bonus for your health. It can help support a healthy immune system, aid in digestion, weight loss, acne, and a multitude of other things!
My second favorite thing to do with Apple Cider Vinegar is to make my own facial toner with it! Yep, that’s right – you heard me! Sounds crazy, but it’s easy, fast, cheap, and…IT WORKS!! Why does it work? Because it helps to balance the pH of the skin. You can make this DIY toner at home using (Bragg’s) Apple Cider Vinegar 1 part, to 2 parts filtered water. Or, said another way – 1 T ACV & 2 T filtered water. Make more depending on your preference, and dilute with more water if necessary for your skin. Place toner in a spray bottle and use a cotton round/square to apply to freshly cleansed skin. Can be used once or twice a day.
And last, but certainly not least is a recipe I use to make my own gluten-free salad dressing! I love this recipe, and tend to play with the mix a little every time I make it so it turns out a bit different which is fun, but here is a guide to get you started and you can experiment from there!
Apple Cider-Dijon Mustard Salad Dressing:
2/3 cup Apple Cider Vinegar (I prefer Bragg’s)
3 Tablespoons Dijon Mustard (I personally like to use Annie’s Naturals Organic Dijon Mustard. And for extra kick I like to use the Horseradish flavor! Yum!)
½ cup Cold-Pressed Olive Oil
4 packets Stevia (or Stevia in the Raw)
Fresh Ground Pepper to taste if you like
Put all ingredients into the Vitamix (or blender) and mix completely. Store the dressing in a sealed jar in the refrigerator. Contents will last for up to 3 weeks. I like to shake the jar before serving or use a spoon to stir, as contents will separate. Enjoy!!