We modified the typical apple cider vinegar and grape juice recipe to come up with a refreshing alternative. The drink is made up of naturally sweet elements that enhance this delicious beverage.
It’s also undeniably good for you, given that its two main components advocate heart health. But how can you benefit from its nutrient-rich properties?
Read on to find out and learn how to make your own glass of apple cider vinegar and grape juice.
What Is Apple Cider Vinegar?
Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is fermented apple juice from the liquid extract of crushed apples and a yeast liquid. The first fermenting round forms alcohol, and the second process forms acetic acid.
Acetic acid is the main component in apple cider vinegar. It constitutes almost 6% of its composition and comes from added bacteria, also known as the “mother”— a combination of yeast and bacteria.
The mother, though appearing murky, lumpy and somewhat unappealing, contains many bacteria strains that make raw apple cider vinegar healthier for you. If you must choose between clear and cloudy ACV, pick the latter for a nutrient-rich choice.
Is This Juice Healthy?
However you choose to look at it, this drink is healthy. Apple cider vinegar and grape juice individually offer health benefits, and combining them maintains their nutrition profiles and improves palatability. In addition, our added ingredients keep your health in mind.
1. For Heart Health
Let’s begin with apple cider vinegar. It has a long tradition of use for inhibiting conditions that give rise to cardiovascular disease.
In one particular study, science meets tradition as the administering of ACV was shown to decrease blood lipids in patients with hyperlipidemia.
It shows that not all anecdotal remedies are a farce, and the effects are undeniable when backed with research.
2. For Weight Loss
Grape juice has a high concentration of polyphenols, namely resveratrol, which may prevent obesity and cardiovascular disease.
The benefits of drinking grape juice every day, however, do not preclude its ill effects. We advise that you drink it (and all high-fructose beverages) sparingly to avoid weight gain.
Incorporate up to 3 servings a week into a planned diet. And if you have diabetes, please consult your doctor as consuming grape juice may cause blood sugar levels to rise.
There’s only half a tablespoon of pure honey per serving in this apple cider vinegar and grape juice recipe to limit calories. We’ve kept it within the dietary allowance for a 2000-calorie diet, but it still results in a sweet finish.
This beverage can last up to 3 days in the refrigerator. But don’t leave it for more than 2 hours at room temperature as this can cause rapid loss of nutrients.
Also, check it after 48 hours to ensure that it hasn’t spoiled.
Though apple cider vinegar doesn’t expire, mixing it with grape juice makes the beverage prone to oxidation and nutrient depletion. You can limit these, however, by using an air-tight container that minimizes air exposure.
Storing it in a dark place under cool temperatures also limits light and heat exposure that can quicken the decrease in nutrient content.
To store it for extended periods you can freeze it; use a freezer-safe jar, and leave an inch of space to allow for expansion. Keep it for a maximum of 3 months and taste to ensure that it still has flavor before serving.
Please see our article on grape drink recipes if you enjoy this beverage, where you can find other recipes using green grapes too.
In a small saucepan, add 40 oz grapes, 1/4 cup water, 2 tbsp honey, 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar, and 8 mint leaves. Simmer over medium-low heat for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and leave to cool.
Add the mixture into a blender and blend until smooth. Place a cheesecloth over a bowl and pour juice over it. Squeeze the cheesecloth to extract remaining juice into the bowl. Discard the residue (or save for later use).
Pour the juice into a pitcher and serve over ice.
Apple Cider Vinegar and Grape Juice
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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The color of this drink looks so eye-catching and it’s also very easy to make. Thanks a lot for sahring it!
Would putting the grapes through a masticating juicer work as well, or do the have to be cooked?
Sure you can! Place them in the juicer just like you would any other fruit/vegetable. You can see our Vodka and Grape Juice recipe for reference 😉