3 Ways to Add Apple Cider Vinegar Into Your Morning Routine

Not sure how to consume apple cider vinegar? Try these tips.

Apple cider vinegar, fondly referred to as ACV, is great ingredient to add to your morning to help kick-start your day. Known for its numerous health benefits, drinking ACV in the morning is an excellent way to help you work towards your weight loss goals: It helps lower blood sugar levels and alters hormones to help your body burn fat. ACV will also improve your bowel movements because it can help activate and stimulate your digestive system.

If apple cider vinegar isn’t already a part of your mornings, here are a few ways you can easily incorporate it into your routine.


Add to Hot Tea or Water

Many people are hesitant to try apple cider vinegar because of its strong acidic flavor, but diluting it into your morning beverage is a great way to cover that up. Add it into your favorite hot tea or a glass of lemon water. If you want, you can even add spices like cayenne pepper or cinnamon to not only increase the flavor but boost your metabolism too.

Blend Into a Smoothie

Adding a little bit of apple cider vinegar into your favorite breakfast smoothie recipe is an easy way to add it to your daily routine. Not only will a smoothie mask the taste of the vinegar, but this on-the-go breakfast will allow you to add a ton of fruits and vegetables into your morning routine: giving you all the vitamins and nutrients you need to start the day.

Take a Shot

It doesn’t have to be happy hour to take a shot. While many people prefer to mix their apple cider vinegar into something to disguise its strong flavor, if you’re up for it, taking a shot of AVC is a fast and effective way to get it into your system. Just make sure you dilute your shot with water to protect your tooth enamel: Mix eight ounces of water with every 1-2 tablespoons of ACV.

Paired with an overall healthy diet and exercise, apple cider vinegar can give your system the extra health boost it needs.

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