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Food of the Day: Apple Cider Doughnuts

Food of the Day: Apple Cider Doughnuts

How these flavor-packed doughnuts bring back the best memories of fall

A cold glass of apple cider washes down these apple cider doughnuts.

I can remember the morning as if it was yesterday: It was early for us to all be awake, but I could feel the excitement through people's voices, giggles, and footsteps.

My dorm-mates and I gathered outside where our advisor pulled up in a small yellow school bus. A while later, we arrived at Lyman Orchard’s where we went apple picking and visiting their local market.

Apple picking was fun, but the best part of the whole day was the market. As soon as you stepped inside you heard the hustle and bustle of people with their children buying all sorts of goods. If there was a scent for fall, this would be it: sweet, savory, with a hint of fresh baked bread and other pastries. From Tate’s Cookies to Blueberry Pie, this place had absolutely everything I could wish for.

Me and my friends all bought our own individual box of apple cider doughnuts and pint of apple cider, gathered outside, and sat on the benches blissfully enjoying these treats. The homemade doughnuts melted in my mouth, and even the smallest bite lead to a mess of crumbles. Tossed in sugar and cinnamon, the doughnuts slipped down my throat like silk — softly and smoothly — with each sip of apple cider.

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After you get the apple cider, it's time to make doughnuts

Among the highlights of visiting an apple orchard are those hot, crispy apple cider doughnuts. After a day of picking apples, they are a treat. There's no need to wait until the next apple-picking season to enjoy these fall favorites when you can make your own.

Many recipes call for the doughnuts to be fried. We're taking a simpler approach with a rich cake batter version, then baking them in specialty pans. They can brushed with butter, then dredged in cinnamon and sugar, or dipped in glaze.

Cinnamon and freshly grated nutmeg usually hold court for that nostalgic apple-cider doughnut flavor. You can also consider anise, ginger, allspice, and cardamom. For more depth of flavor, you'll want to simmer the apple cider into a reduction.

Of course, just like at the apple orchard, the doughnuts are best served warm, or eaten on the same day.

APPLE CIDER DOUGHNUTS

For more apple flavor, reduce 1 cup of fresh apple cider to 1/3 cup by heating in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer until it has cooked down to 1/3 cup.

Note: If you don't have doughnut pans, you can use a muffin tin.

Makes about 2 dozen 2-inch doughnuts

FOR THE DOUGHNUTS:

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg

1 stick (4 ounces) unsalted butter, softened

1/2 cup brown sugar, lightly packed

1/3 cup apple cider (See headnote)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

FOR THE CINNAMON-SUGAR DIP:

4 tablespoons butter, melted

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray doughnut pans with nonstick baking spray.

In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and lemon zest.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the butter, brown sugar and sugar. Mix on high until light and fluffy, 3 to 4 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.

Add the cider, buttermilk and vanilla. Mix on low speed, then add the flour mixture until well combined.

Transfer the batter to a piping bag or large zipper bag with a corner snipped off, and pipe into the prepared doughnut pans, about 2/3 full.

Bake until the doughnuts spring back, about 10 to 14 minutes. Turn onto a wire rack. Brush with melted butter, then dip in cinnamon sugar. Serve warm.

_ Adapted from "The Barefoot Contessa" by Ina Garten

Vanilla: Whisk 1 cup confectioner's sugar with 1 teaspoon milk and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract until well combined.

Maple: Whisk 1 cup confectioner's sugar with 1 teaspoon milk and 2 teaspoons maple syrup until well combined. Spoon over doughnuts.


After you get the apple cider, it’s time to make doughnuts

Many recipes call for apple cider doughnuts to be fried. We&rsquore taking a simpler approach with a rich cake batter version, then baking them in specialty pans. They can brushed with butter, then dredged in cinnamon and sugar, or dipped in glaze.

Cinnamon and freshly grated nutmeg usually hold court for that nostalgic apple-cider doughnut flavor. You can also consider anise, ginger, allspice, and cardamom. For more depth of flavor, you&rsquoll want to simmer the apple cider into a reduction.

Of course, just like at the apple orchard, the doughnuts are best served warm, or eaten on the same day.

For more apple flavor, reduce 1 cup of fresh apple cider to 1/3 cup by heating in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer until it has cooked down to 1/3 cup.

Note: If you don&rsquot have doughnut pans, you can use a muffin tin.

Adapted from &ldquoThe Barefoot Contessa&rdquo by Ina Garten makes about 2 dozen 2-inch doughnuts.

For the doughnuts

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg

1 stick (4 ounces) unsalted butter, softened

1/2 cup brown sugar, lightly packed

1/3 cup apple cider (See headnote)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the cinnamon-sugar dip:

4 tablespoons butter, melted

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray doughnut pans with nonstick baking spray.

In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and lemon zest.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the butter, brown sugar, and sugar. Mix on high until light and fluffy, 3 to 4 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.

Add the cider, buttermilk, and vanilla. Mix on low speed, then add the flour mixture until well combined.

Transfer the batter to a piping bag or large zipper bag with a corner snipped off, and pipe into the prepared doughnut pans, about 2/3 full.

Bake until the doughnuts spring back, about 10 to 14 minutes. Turn onto a wire rack. Brush with melted butter, then dip in cinnamon sugar. Serve warm.

Vanilla: Whisk 1 cup confectioner&rsquos sugar with 1 teaspoon milk and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract until well combined.

Maple: Whisk 1 cup confectioner&rsquos sugar with 1 teaspoon milk and 2 teaspoons maple syrup until well combined. Spoon over doughnuts.


After you get the apple cider, it’s time to make doughnuts

Cinnamon and freshly grated nutmeg usually hold court for that nostalgic apple-cider doughnut flavor.

Among the highlights of visiting an apple orchard are those hot, crispy apple cider doughnuts. After a day of picking apples, they are a treat. There&rsquos no need to wait until the next apple-picking season to enjoy these fall favorites when you can make your own.

Many recipes call for the doughnuts to be fried. We&rsquore taking a simpler approach with a rich cake batter version, then baking them in specialty pans. They can brushed with butter, then dredged in cinnamon and sugar, or dipped in glaze.

Cinnamon and freshly grated nutmeg usually hold court for that nostalgic apple-cider doughnut flavor. You can also consider anise, ginger, allspice and cardamom. For more depth of flavor, you&rsquoll want to simmer the apple cider into a reduction.

Of course, just like at the apple orchard, the doughnuts are best served warm, or eaten on the same day.

For more apple flavor, reduce 1 cup of fresh apple cider to ⅓ cup by heating in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer until it has cooked down to ⅓ cup.

Note: If you don&rsquot have doughnut pans, you can use a muffin tin.

For the doughnuts:

1½ teaspoons baking powder

¼ teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg

1 stick (4 ounces) unsalted butter, softened

½ cup brown sugar, lightly packed

⅓ cup apple cider (See headnote)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the cinnamon-sugar dip:

4 tablespoons butter, melted

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

For the (optional) glaze:

Vanilla: Whisk 1 cup confectioner&rsquos sugar with 1 teaspoon milk and ½ teaspoon vanilla extract until well combined.

Maple: Whisk 1 cup confectioner&rsquos sugar with 1 teaspoon milk and 2 teaspoons maple syrup until well combined.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray doughnut pans with nonstick baking spray.

In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and lemon zest.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the butter, brown sugar, and sugar. Mix on high until light and fluffy, 3 to 4 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.

Add the cider, buttermilk and vanilla. Mix on low speed, then add the flour mixture until well combined.

Transfer the batter to a piping bag or large zipper bag with a corner snipped off, and pipe into the prepared doughnut pans, about ⅔ full.

Bake until the doughnuts spring back, about 10 to 14 minutes. Turn onto a wire rack. Brush with melted butter, then dip in cinnamon sugar. Or, if you want glaze instead of cinnamon and sugar, spoon your homemade vanilla or maple glaze over the doughnuts. Serve warm.

Makes about 2 dozen 2-inch doughnuts.

&mdash Adapted from &ldquoThe Barefoot Contessa&rdquo by Ina Garten


After you get the apple cider, it's time to make doughnuts

Baked apple cider doughnuts. (Dreamstime/TNS)

Among the highlights of visiting an apple orchard are those hot, crispy apple cider doughnuts. After a day of picking apples, they are a treat. There's no need to wait until the next apple-picking season to enjoy these fall favorites when you can make your own.

Many recipes call for the doughnuts to be fried. We're taking a simpler approach with a rich cake batter version, then baking them in specialty pans. They can be brushed with butter, then dredged in cinnamon and sugar, or dipped in glaze.

Cinnamon and freshly grated nutmeg usually hold court for that nostalgic apple-cider doughnut flavor. You can also consider anise, ginger, allspice and cardamom. For more depth of flavor, you'll want to simmer the apple cider into a reduction.

Of course, just like at the apple orchard, the doughnuts are best served warm or eaten on the same day.

Apple Cider Doughnuts

For more apple flavor, reduce 1 cup of fresh apple cider to 1/3 cup by heating in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer until it has cooked down to 1/3 cup.

Note: If you don't have doughnut pans, you can use a muffin tin.

Makes about 2 dozen 2-inch doughnuts

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg

1 stick (4 ounces) unsalted butter, softened

1/2 cup brown sugar, lightly packed

1/3 cup apple cider (see headnote)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the cinnamon-sugar dip:

4 tablespoons butter, melted

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray doughnut pans with nonstick baking spray.

In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and lemon zest.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the butter, brown sugar and sugar. Mix on high until light and fluffy, 3 to 4 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.

Add the cider, buttermilk and vanilla. Mix on low speed, then add the flour mixture until well combined.

Transfer the batter to a piping bag or large zipper bag with a corner snipped off, and pipe into the prepared doughnut pans, about 2/3 full.

Bake until the doughnuts spring back, 10 to 14 minutes. Turn onto a wire rack. Brush with melted butter, then dip in cinnamon sugar. Serve warm.

&mdash Adapted from "The Barefoot Contessa" by Ina Garten

* Vanilla: Whisk 1 cup confectioners sugar with 1 teaspoon milk and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract until well-combined.

* Maple: Whisk 1 cup confectioners sugar with 1 teaspoon milk and 2 teaspoons maple syrup until well-combined. Spoon over doughnuts.


Make Your Own Apple Cider

You can use any type of apples, but our favorite blend calls for plenty of pucker and sweetness.

1. Prep

Line a colander with 4 layers of cheesecloth and place it in a large bowl. Wash and core the apples, then cut each into 8 wedges, discarding bruised parts.

2. Process

Working in batches, chop the apples in a food processor, about ten pulses. Scrape down the bowl. Process until pulpy, 1 minute. Transfer to colander.

3. Press

Place a bowl on the apple pulp add a weight (such as a large can of food) to help press out the cider. Let stand for 30 minutes. Remove top bowl, gather cloth and squeeze out the remaining cider.

4. Preserve

Heat the cider over medium-high until a thermometer registers 160 degrees (don&apost boil it). This will eliminate any bacteria that were on the apple skins. Refrigerate for up to a week.

Apple Cider Donuts

Now, use the cider to make more festive goodies. These donuts are lighter than air and full of fall flavor. Tip: Thin the dough with 1/2 cup milk and you&aposve got batter for fluffy cider pancakes, too!

Apple-Cheddar Fondue

Cider adds a faint sweetness to rich and creamy cheddar cheese. Tip: Fortify the fondue with a shot of brandy. Try calvados, an apple brandy.

Cider Icing

Spread cider-flavored icing on your fall treats. Just whisk together 4 tbs. melted butter, 1 1/4 cups confectioners&apos sugar and 3 tbsp. cider. Spread on gingersnaps or drizzle over Bundt cake.

Cider Vinaigrette

Here&aposs the perfect salad topper. Combine 3 tbsp. cider and 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard. Whisk in 3 tbsp. EVOO. Season with salt and pepper.

Cider Syrup

In a small pan, heat 2 cups cider over medium-high until reduced to about 1/3 cup, about 25 minutes. Brush on pork chops or pour over pancakes.

Faux Hard Cider

Mix 1/2 cup cider with 1/4 cup sparkling white wine. Then, fancy it up by serving the cocktails in champagne flutes.

More Apples

Turn your apple pickings into other fall favorites, from apple pie to apple fritters!


4 Things That Happen When You Drink Apple Cider Vinegar With Every Meal

When it comes to edible remedies, apple cider vinegar (ACV) has a cult-like following. Message boards and questionable "expert" articles abound with claims that this kitchen staple made from fermented apple juice is packed with fiber and nutrients and can help cure just about anything, from sugar cravings to acid reflux to diabetes to cancer to constipation.

Sounds great, right? The bad news: Many of these claims are totally unfounded. Turns out, good old ACV contains little to no fiber, vitamins, and minerals, and it's not been proven as a cure-all for most conditions. (Discover how to heal 95+ health conditions naturally with Eat for Extraordinary Health & Healing.)

But there are several claims for ACV that studies do back up. First, it can help you absorb more nutrientsfrom food, but that's true whether you slug apple cider vinegar straight or add it to raw concoctions like salad dressings. Second, it can reduce blood sugar spikes after you eat, which, in turn, can help limit cravings and the likelihood you'll develop type 2 diabetes. In fact, one study found that consuming apple cider vinegar before meals reduced the blood glucose levels of patients with prediabetes by nearly half.

Pretty cool, no doubt. But being a skeptic, I wanted to see for myself whether swigging a tablespoon of vinegar before meals would really banish my cravings and help me eat less. So I grabbed a bottle of Bragg's and here's what happened:

1. Downing apple cider vinegar on an empty stomach can make you queasy. Maybe I drank it too fast, but after each glass of ACV-infused water, I felt like I'd just eaten something bad. Nothing crazy happened, but I had this uneasy sensation in my stomach, I burped a lot, and I felt like anything else I put down the hatch might end up coming right back up. So, yes, vinegar curbed my desire to eat, but not in a pleasant way.

2. Taking ACV after a meal works much better. The whole pre-meal thing didn't work for me. After all, what was the point of feeling semi-nauseous and not wanting to eat before a healthy meal that you'd planned on eating? A better option, I found, was drinking it when I'd already eaten a meal but was still feeling hungry for more. Because I already had a base of food in my stomach, I avoided that queasy feeling, but the apple cider vinegar definitely helped reduce my desire to polish off leftover Christmas cookies. (Follow these suggestions on how to drink ACV for weight loss.)

3. ACV can help get things moving. This was unexpected (and I'll spare you details), but there was a definite correlation between apple cider vinegar consumption and, well, let's call it decreased transit time. I could definitely see the appeal of using this as a gentle, natural laxative when things are backed up. Who knew?

4. You'll burn your esophagus unless you learn to drink apple cider vinegar the right way. Don't take this stuff straight&mdashit burns like fire (worse than vodka and with no pleasant buzz). Your best bet: Mix 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar with 8 oz of water, and then drink it with a straw to minimize contact with your taste buds. I found this method tolerable, although the taste was still slightly reminiscent of feet after a sweaty summer workout session.

Bottom line: While this experiment was enlightening and it did help curb cravings, I'm not making the apple cider vinegar-water blend part of my daily routine. Instead, I'll be more likely to use it periodically to quell a Krispy Kreme craving or if I'm constipated. And I'm definitely all about using it in healthy homemade dressings to get more nutrients out of all my salad veggies.


After you get the apple cider, it's time to make doughnuts

Among the highlights of visiting an apple orchard are those hot, crispy apple cider doughnuts. After a day of picking apples, they are a treat. There's no need to wait until the next apple-picking season to enjoy these fall favorites when you can make your own.

Many recipes call for the doughnuts to be fried. We're taking a simpler approach with a rich cake batter version, then baking them in specialty pans. They can brushed with butter, then dredged in cinnamon and sugar, or dipped in glaze.

Cinnamon and freshly grated nutmeg usually hold court for that nostalgic apple-cider doughnut flavor. You can also consider anise, ginger, allspice, and cardamom. For more depth of flavor, you'll want to simmer the apple cider into a reduction.

Of course, just like at the apple orchard, the doughnuts are best served warm, or eaten on the same day.

APPLE CIDER DOUGHNUTS

Makes about 2 dozen 2-inch doughnuts

Ingredients:

For the doughnuts

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg

1 stick (4 ounces) unsalted butter, softened

1/2 cup brown sugar, lightly packed

1/3 cup apple cider (See headnote)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the cinnamon-sugar dip

4 tablespoons butter, melted

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray doughnut pans with nonstick baking spray.

In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and lemon zest.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the butter, brown sugar, and sugar. Mix on high until light and fluffy, 3 to 4 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.

Add the cider, buttermilk, and vanilla. Mix on low speed, then add the flour mixture until well combined.

Transfer the batter to a piping bag or large zipper bag with a corner snipped off, and pipe into the prepared doughnut pans, about 2/3 full.

Bake until the doughnuts spring back, about 10 to 14 minutes. Turn onto a wire rack. Brush with melted butter, then dip in cinnamon sugar. Serve warm.

HINTS For more apple flavor, reduce 1 cup of fresh apple cider to 1/3 cup by heating in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer until it has cooked down to 1/3 cup. If you don't have doughnut pans, you can use a muffin tin.

DOUGHNUT GLAZES

VANILLA Whisk 1 cup confectioner's sugar with 1 teaspoon milk and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract until well combined.

MAPLE Whisk 1 cup confectioner's sugar with 1 teaspoon milk and 2 teaspoons maple syrup until well combined. Spoon over doughnuts.


Food of the Day: Apple Cider Doughnuts - Recipes

These donuts are cakier in texture than your standard fried donut, but they still had that bready donut flavour. They also appealed to me because they are considerably lower in fat than your standard fried donut. The rhubarb substitution didn't seem to affect either the appeance or taste of the finished product. Overall, this recipe was a winner (even though I am not a big donut fan).

Thanks to Tartelette and Peabody for hosting this event! If you want ideas for some really delicious and very different types of donuts, be inspired by checking out the roundup here, here and here.

21 comments:

i love donuts!! i can eat as much as a dozen non-stop. but the truth is i havent tried making one. i wanted to join this event but not enough courage :-) your apple cider donuts sounds good..really delicious entry you've got here

Thanks Dhanggit. I have never made donuts before either - but baking them is a less threatening introduction than facing the deep fryer!

Never seen doughnuts like these before and think they look cute.
You never know what you can come up with till you try.

In OZ, can one be litigated for making such 'dang tasty treats?

These look perfect! Great job!

I SO adore donuts!! When we visit the seaside you can find me with my nose pressed up to the counter watching them fry them dipped in sugar lol

Yours look a real treat I have to say and I have also never made them either - shame on me! Apple cider combo sounds perfect - yum

Oh my goodness-they look like fried donuts, so golden and crispy (and delicious) looking! They look wonderful.

I have never tried apple cider doughnuts, but now I really want to try them!

Hi Aparna. I had never heard of apple cider donuts before either,and I had intended to make more traditional baked donuts, but a random search pulled up this recipe and I was hooked.

Hi Peter - I hope not, but if you can, I figure I can charm my way out of trouble with my baking!

Thanks for dropping by Chelley and for your kind comment.

Hi Rosie, the apple cider flavour is good - and even better, you can drink the leftovers )

Thanks Cakespy - I agreed with Jen-Jen that they at least look like Krispy Kremes original glazed donuts.

Hi Deborah - I can recommend these - they are light and airy without greasy aftertaste. Maybe the bubbles from the cider help?

Your donuts look beautiful. I've been dreading the roundup because I know I will want to try them all and really that's just a little too much deep frying. Thank you for posting a yummy looking baked donut! And I secretly love rhubarb!

Your donuts are fantastic! I also don't like fried donuts much and much prefer the cakie baked ones. I love the shape they came out in, now I want a little bundt pan too!

They look wonderful! Love the idea of apple cider in donuts. Very creative with the rhubarb too! Thanks for participating!

They look so pretty, and I really like your substitutions!

I love the shape of these. Really breaks up the old traditional boring donut shape. Awesome use of flavors too.

Thanks Mary! I adore custard filled donuts from a Vietnamese bakeshop in Prahran - they are addictive. Rhubarb is great, isn't it?

Thanks Angel. My mini bundt pan is new and this was its first outing - I highly recommend getting one 'cause they make such cute cakes!

Thanks Helen - and once again, thanks to you and Peabody for hosting this event.

Hi Madam Chow - thanks! My substitutions are usually out of necessity or laziness, and you never know how it's going to go - but these turned out fine.

Hi Cheryl - thanks. I liked the swirly shape too - maybe it was a good thing not to get that donut pan.

How much fun are these. What an adventure to get the job done but you did a beautiful job! I love the rhubarb! Very creative!

Creative doughnut, they look lovely.

Thanks Gretchen - I would make these again.

Thanks for taking a look at my donuts, Linda.

Realmente espectacular estos donuts, de manzanas mmmmmmm las amo!! Muchas gracias por visitar mi blog. Besos maBel


How will Apple Cider Vinegar help in losing belly fat?

Apple cider vinegar has been through to help in losing the excess fat and weight. This happens even without doing any extreme changes in your diet as well as without doing any vigorous exercise. The only thing you have to take care of is to stop consumption of excess sugary foods. Also reduce the amount of alcohol you are consuming. In recent study which was conducted in small group of people. It was found that the people who consume one tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar for weight loss reduced about 1 kg of weight in 3 months. The person who consume 2 tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar reduced about 2 kg of weight in 3 months. This is a very significant amount of weight loss by consuming just apple cider vinegar.

The weight reduction or fat loss effect of Apple Cider Vinegar is caused due to acetic acid. Addition to this apple cider vinegar also helps to regulate the blood sugar. Reduced glucose level causes reduction in the craving for food so that you do not suffer from hunger pangs which again help in reducing the body weight.

Diet plan to lose belly fat fast within a week:

As it has been mentioned that it may take up to 3 months for significant weight reduction. This reduction in weight and belly fat is without doing any additional changes in your diet or without doing any exercise. So if you want to increase the speed with which you lose body weight. You can do some changes in your diet and add some physical exercise to your daily routine along with using Apple Cider Vinegar for Weight Loss.

Change your diet:

Cut out all the sugary and refined and processed products from your daily routine. This includes fast food like burger, pizza, sandwiches, carbonated drinks and also alcoholic drinks. Try to eat lots of fresh vegetables and fruits with low sugar content in them.

Increase fiber rich food:

Increase fiber rich food in your diet. Foods such as oats and flax-seed’s are rich in soluble fiber. Increasing the fiber rich food in your diet will limit the sudden amount of energy released from the food you eat which usually gets deposited as fat around the belly.

Increase the amount of high protein foods:

Increase high protein foods in your diet. Diet rich in protein will give you a more filling effect and it will reduce your hunger pangs. In addition to reducing the craving’s protein rich diet also consumes more energy for digestion. This will again lead to loss of belly fat and reduction in body weight.

Include an exercise routine:

Include an exercise routine in your daily life. Doing simple exercise such as cycling or fast walk can enhance your calorie burn out and balance your metabolism. Doing exercise of about 30 to 45 minutes for 4 days in a week will do wonders for your weight loss.

By including these simple changes in your life and consuming apple cider vinegar you will see very good results within 7 days. Once you start to lose belly fat and attain an ideal weight you will feel encouraged to include more of healthy choices in your life. This will not just boost your body but it will also keep your mind balanced and healthy.

How to Lose Weight in 7 days by using apple cider vinegar?

When using Apple Cider Vinegar for Weight Loss you must always use raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar That contains the “mother”. The “mother” is a thing which is used to ferment the apples And contains prebiotics, these are very useful for the bacteria present in your gut. This will result in lesser bloating and a better digestion. You can take this apple cider vinegar before taking your food or you can take it once anytime during your day.

1.Belly fat burning apple cider vinegar drink

This drink works best when you consume it in the morning. It will help you to boost metabolism and burn the body fat. It also reduces the inflammation which leads to deposition of the belly fat.

Ingredients:

  • Juice from half a lemon
  • 1 teaspoon to 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon of powdered turmeric (about 1 teaspoon of fresh ground turmeric)
  • 1 pinch of pepper
  • One pinch of cayenne pepper or dried chili powder
  • 1 cup of water (you can drink it cold but warm is better)
  • 1–2 teaspoons of raw honey Optional: ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon

How to take:

Mix all the ingredients in a glass and drink it sip by sip. It’s best when taken lightly warm. You can also take it during the day but in this case you have to reheat this and reheating the food again and again destroys the nutrient value of the food.

2. Immune booster and fat burner apple cider vinegar drink

Ingredients:

  • Juice from half a lemon
  • 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon of powdered ginger (about 1 teaspoon of fresh ginger)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic (if you are sick you can add a full teaspoon)
  • 1–2 teaspoons of raw honey (1 tablespoon of honey if you are sick)
  • 1 cup of water

How to take:

Mix all the ingredients in a glass and drink it step by step. It’s better to take this immune booster and fat burner apple cider vinegar drink at night because the smell of Garlic may bother you and the people whom you talk to during the daytime. This is best thing that will improve your immunity and burn your belly fat and body fat while you are sleeping.

Few other useful ways to take apple cider vinegar:

If you do not want to make drinks by mixing the ingredients. you can take premixed Apple cider vinegar with a lot of other ingredients to lose belly fat and reduce your body weight. In addition this will also help you to remove the toxins from your body and improve your immune system. There are few simple ways to use Apple Cider Vinegar for Weight Loss and boosting your health.

  1. Taking apple cider vinegar alone: You can mix one tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar in a glass of water and drink it. Never take apple cider vinegar without mixing in water as this is an acidic material and it may cause ulcers in your food pipe And throat.
  2. Using apple cider vinegar with tea: You can add a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to your tea. The best option if you want to use it with tea is added in ginger tea garlic tea or green tea. These herbal teas will enhance the fat burning properties of apple cider vinegar and also boost your immunity
  3. Using apple cider vinegar with salad: You can make a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with olive oil and put it over your salad. Along with a good taste it will help you to reduce belly fat.
  4. Soup and Sauces: You can add apple cider vinegar to soups and the sauces.

Side effects of taking apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is an acidic material. So when you are using it for weight loss and boosting your immunity you should also be aware of the side effects it can cause to your body. If you are using it incorrectly and not taking the sufficient precautions it may cause damage to your health. Please note down the following side effects and always be careful when you take Apple Cider Vinegar for Weight Loss.

  1. Do not take apple cider vinegar undiluted: As already mentioned that Apple Cider Vinegar is an acidic material. Taking it undiluted can cause burns or ulcers in your throat as well as esophagus or the food pipe.
  2. Rinse your mouth after taking ACV: It can erode your teeth when you take it frequently for losing belly fat. So always rinse your mouth with water after taking the apple cider vinegar.
  3. Do not take more than 2 tablespoon of ACV: The process through which apple cider vinegar acts on your body is by removing the excess water from your body. It has a diuretic effect. This diuretic effect which removes excess water from your body. It also removes a sufficient quantity of potassium from your body. So taking excess apple cider vinegar can result in low level of potassium in your body. This causes constipation, nausea, hallucinations, irregular heartbeat, and stomach cramps.
  4. Interactions with medicines: If you are taking any prescribed medicines for blood pressure or for any chest problem like bronchial asthma. We advise you to consult your doctor before taking apple cider vinegar for reduction of weight.

More Benefits of Taking Apple Cedar Vinegar

Taking apple cider vinegar has a lot of benefits for your health. In addition to weight loss it also improves your health in many ways. So let’s see what added benefits you will get by taking apple cider vinegar along with your weight loss.

1.Reduced bloating :

When taking apple cider vinegar you will note that your digestion is much better and bloating has reduced. This is due to the good effect of ACV on the gut bacteria.

2. Less hunger pangs:

ACV reduces your appetite so that you consume less calories. Therefore it causes reduction in hunger pangs and you have more feeling of fullness(2).

3. Better digestion:

Apple cider vinegar as probiotic like effects. This causes improvement in the gut bacteria which leads to better digestion. In addition to less bloating your gut will feel better And your your digestion will improve a lot.

4. Clear skin:

ACV has a good effect on body PH. The balance in the pH of the body results in improvement in health as well as you will get a clear and beautiful skin.

5. Reduced cravings for sweet foods:

Research has shown that Apple Cider Vinegar reduces the sugar in your blood. Reduce sugar leads to better insulin control in your body. which results in reduced craving for sweet foods(3).

6. Better diabetes control:

As already mentioned that research has shown that it regulates the blood sugar in your body. In other words, this results in better control of diabetes and better control of blood sugar fluctuations if you are a non diabetic. In another experiment it was found that consuming ACV results in better control over blood sugar levels(4)(5).

7. Weight loss without diet:

This is the major beneficial effect of apple cider vinegar. Most people consume a ACV for reducing excess weight and losing belly fat fast. You will get good results in two or three months without a major change in your diet.

Myths about apple cider vinegar

  1. Contains vitamins and minerals: Many people believe that Apple Cider Vinegar is full of vitamins and minerals required for the body. This is not the truth because studies have shown that a contains the limited number of vitamins and minerals. In addition you should also note that it has a very low amount of proteins and fats in it. So if you are looking for a vitamin supplement you should look for other sources of vitamins and minerals.
  2. Increases your heart burn: If you take apple cider vinegar diluted with water it will not increase your heartburn. Instead it results in the balancing of the pH of your stomach which is good for reducing heartburn. But if you are having a heartburn then you must consult a doctor before taking apple cider vinegar(6).
  3. Best when taken under Limited: Apple cider vinegar should be always taken with water. Therefore mix a tablespoon of ACV in a glass of water before consuming. If anyone takes it undiluted it may cause burns in the throat and esophagus.
  4. Helps fight cancer: Many studies have been undertaken to know the effects of apple cider vinegar on the cancer. But none has proven that it has any specific benefit for fighting against the cancer cells. Also some studies have shown that it may reduce gastric cancer but it may increase the chances of bladder cancer.

5 Tasty apple cider vinegar Detox drinks recipes

Here are few very tasty and popular ACV Detox recipes for you. You can alternate these recipes in your daily routine so that you are not bored of taking ACV. Try these when taking Apple Cider Vinegar for Weight Loss.

1.Lemon water Detox drink:

This is the most popular Detox drink with apple cider vinegar. In addition cinnamon is added into this which results in increased fat loss from body as well as this results in reduced craving’s for food. Cyan pepper raises the body temperature so body burns extra calories to cool it down(7).

Classic Lemon Water ACV Detox Drink Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of water
  • One tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper (optional)
  • Honey (optional)

Mix all these ingredients in a glass and get ready to detox your body.

2. Cranberry Detox with ACV

Cranberry and apple cider vinegar when combined are one of the most powerful antioxidants. Therefore this prevent your body from free radical damage. In addition they also cleans your body, lungs, kidney and liver from accumulated toxins(8)(9).

Cranberry Juice Detox Drink Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • ¾ cup water
  • ½ cup cranberry juice
  • Splash of lime juice

Add all the components in a glass you can add lemon for increasing the taste.

3. Apple cider vinegar Detox smoothie:

If you are not a great fan of Apple Cider Vinegar juice then you can go for ACV detox green smoothie. Above all it has a great taste as well as provide good amount of nutrients and antioxidants you to your body. This green smoothie contains avocados and apples. Apple cider vinegar Detox smoothie contain lot of nutritional ingredients, phytonutrients and antioxidants that may help reduce the risk of developing cancer, hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease(10)(11).

Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Smoothie Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 cup apple, peeled, sliced (I prefer Fuji apples)
  • 2 tbsp avocado
  • ¼ cup ice

Blend all the apple cider vinegar cleanse ingredients in a blender and serve chilled.

4. Mixed berries apple cider vinegar smoothie

The detox smoothie’s are best way to increase the amount of fruit and vegetables in your diet. These green smoothies are very delicious and adding apple cider vinegar to it increases the benefits. The best time to take this smoothies is the morning breakfast which will kick start your day(12)(13).

Mixed Berries ACV Detox Smoothie Ingredients:

  • 1 cup frozen mixed berries
  • One banana
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • ⅛ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • Pinch of salt

Combine all the apple cider vinegar cleanse ingredients into a blender. Then add extra almond milk if it’s too thick and needs to thin out a little.

5. Strawberry Blueberry apple cider vinegar drink

Blueberry contains lot of antioxidants and nutrients along with a great taste. Then it will surely become your favorite if you start to take it. Add Chia seeds and mint for the great flavor(14)(15).

Strawberry Blueberry ACV Detox Smoothie Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup blueberries
  • 3 large strawberries (top removed)
  • 1 banana
  • ¼ cup water
  • 3 mint leaves
  • ¼ cup Chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 3 ice cubes

After that put everything except the mint into a blender and whirl away until smooth. In addition add the mint leaves as a garnish.

Frequently asked questions about apple cider vinegar

  1. Does ACV helps fighting cold and flu? The concept behind apple cider vinegar consumption is that it balance is the pH of body. This may in help in fighting cold and flu. But this has not been proved scientifically and no research on human’s has been done yet.
  2. Apple cider vinegar detoxifies the body? Toxins from body are removed by liver and kidney. These organs do not require any specific help for performing these function’s. Apple cider vinegar may have some antioxidant effect. This can protect you from free radical damage but this is not related to body detoxification.
  3. ACV helps in controlling blood sugar? Multiple studies have shown that apple cider vinegar increases the uptake of glucose by the muscle cells which may result in lowering the blood sugar level. There maybe some other mechanism is also by which ACV lowers blood sugar. Apple cider vinegar has also been found to lower the blood cholesterol levels.
  4. Apple cider vinegar improve the acid reflux? At present there have been no studies to confirm the effect of apple cider vinegar on digestion or acid reflux. Apple cider vinegar must be taken diluted to prevent damage to your teeth throat and esophagus.
  5. Does a ACV has any other health benefits? Apple cider vinegar improves the taste of various foods you take. As per experts it acts along with other food components to improve your health. But still no studies have proved any specific benefits of apple cider vinegar on health.

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