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Double-Apple Morning Elixir

How to Make a Double-Apple Morning Elixir
Photo: Hector Manuel Sanchez
Active time 5 mins
Total time 5 mins

Serves 1 (serving size: 1 cup)

Anecdotes and preliminary studies abound about the potential health benefits of apple cider vinegar, including lowering blood sugar, aiding weight loss, reducing blood cholesterol, and more. Not a bad way to start the day! Just be sure to go for unfiltered vinegar with “the mother.” A whole tart apple and a touch of cilantro boost the color and make for a refreshing, delicious beverage. And since mornings are always hectic, we kept this recipe supersimple and superfast—and engineered for one person. You can always double, triple, or quadruple the recipe if you’re serving more folks.


  • 1 (8-oz.) Granny Smith apple, cored and roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves
  • 2 tablespoons unfiltered apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey

Nutrition Information

  • calories 127
  • fat 0.3 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • monofat 0.1 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 1 g
  • carbohydrate 29 g
  • fiber 5 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 4 mg
  • calcium 12 mg
  • sugars 22 g
  • Est. Added Sugars 6 g

How to Make It

  1. Process all ingredients in a blender until well incorporated, about 1 1/2 minutes. Pour through a fine-mesh strainer into an ice-filled glass; discard solids.