Not too long ago at all, I’ve started drinking apple cider vinegar every morning after doing some research on it. Apple cider vinegar has a lot of health benefits you might not know about, the one that made me start drinking it is because it improves the insulin function.
Benefits of apple cider vinegar include improving weight loss, lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels, stabilizing blood sugar, improving skin health and relieving acid reflux symptoms. The fermentation process accounts for over 80% of the acidity in the vinegar and is the reason why ACV is able to lower cholesterol, keep blood sugar stable and relieve acid reflux.
Sparkling Water + Apple Cider Vinegar = Kombucha?
Yes, It’s true! Kinda… Not really but as close as you can get to kombucha without either buying those expensive bottles in the store or having to make your own with a scoby that is a lot of job, time, and patience.
Not only does it taste like kombucha, but the health benefits are also more or less the same. Both are made from a fermented liquid then mixed with water. The carbonation in Kombucha though comes from letting it sit for a few days and the bubbles will form. Here we just use store-bought carbonated water or if you have one, a soda stream is very handy here.
This is how you make 5 minute kombucha:
- 1 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar (with the mother)
- 1 Cup Carbonated Water
That literally it. But if you want to, adding some maple syrup or a sweetener will really make this taste like soda.
If you want some other flavoring of it I would suggest squeezing in some lime, juice of any kind, or some fresh fruit.