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Apple Cider Vinegar and Lemon Juice Recipe

This apple cider vinegar and lemon juice recipe uses just a few simple ingredients to create a delicious and nutritious beverage that has many health benefits.

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  • PREP TIME 4 mins
  • SERVINGS 4 servings
  • CALORIES 49 kcal
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Recipe Rating
  • Jamie

    Great article! I loooove acv.
    Keep up the great content!

    • Dave

      Good morning drink .
      Try to sip on when at desktop.

  • Qurratulainch advocate

    I think great about apple cider vinegar and lemon recipe

  • Trina carpenter

    It very refreshing I drink it in the morning before breakfast and before I eat dinner is that good

    • Luna Regina

      Hi Trina. As long as it’s within your daily calories/sugar intakes, it should be ok!

  • Kayekethia evans

    Just want to try cidar and lemon juice to lose weight still don’t know

    • Luna Regina

      You can try it in place of the usual high-calorie, high-sugar drinks and see how that goes. Good luck!

    • Anita Sloane

      I drink it in the morning only but find it very refreshing no need to sweeten it in any way I’m on a keto diet just started as I’m really over weight seriously obese I’ve started keto diet is it ok on keto to carry on drinking this

  • Scott

    I read article, recipe but confused on exactly how much to take drink daily for health and potential weight loss. Is it 15 ml or consume the full recipe at on sitting?

    • Luna Regina

      Hi Scott, 15ml is the amount of apple cider vinegar only. You can follow the recipe and drink one full serving in one sitting.

  • Lorraine Canino

    does it need to be refridgerated or can it be left out?

    • Luna Regina

      Hi Lorraine :). It’s best to refrigerate it to avoid it spoiling.

  • Patrick McKay

    The once to twice daily recipe I use is: 2 table spoons organic, raw, unfiltered ACV with 1 fresh juiced lemon in 16oz water. .*NO ADDED SUGAR*
    I take it mainly to stop stomach upsets from among Ozempic (semaglutide for Diabetes II).
    Secondly, it also helps reduce appetite, and I’ll know by Jan. 2023 if there’s any truth to ACV + lemon juice for lowering blood sugars/cholesterol.

    • Luna Regina

      Thanks for sharing your recipe, Patrick, and good luck with your health journey!

    • Debra

      @ Patrick McKay – How is blood sugar and cholesterol?
      @Luna Regina – Thank you for sharing!

  • Santan Fernandes

    It’s a good combination of lemon and organic apple cedar.
    Serve with mints leave it’s will taste awesome and feel good to have in the morning on a empty stomach.

    • Luna Regina


  • Ken

    Like it with just water lemon and acv 2tsp acv 2tsp lemon juuice 8 oz water! tastes great!

    • Luna Regina

      Thanks, Ken!

  • Wilna Kotze

    Can I drink 2 x 750ml of apple cider vinegar and lemon juice with salt and pepper per day? Is it dangerous for your colon etc.

    • Luna Regina

      Hi Wilna, 750ml of ACV sounds like a lot. We advise following this recipe closely to avoid any unforeseen issues.

  • Bud

    I drink apple cider vinegar and lemon juice and water. As a flush
    2 cups water
    2 tbsp ACV
    2 tablespoons lemon juice
    I just drink it down I don’t sip it. I do this two or three times a day. Is this being harmful in any way. It seems to regulate my bowels eases joint and back pain.

    • Luna Regina

      Hi Bud, this looks a lot similar to the base of this recipe so there may be no harm. Read our ‘How Often Should You Drink It?’ section for details on frequency.

  • Gwen

    I had heard about this before but now I am ready to try it. To cut the stomach fat, lower my blood sugar and blood pressure, and lastly to cut down on the Kidney Stones is enough for me to give it a try

    • Luna Regina

      All the best with your health, Gwen!

  • Caroline

    I love all your recipes, keep up the good work and thank your for your time.

    • Luna Regina

      So glad you loved it, Caroline!

  • Melody Moreno

    Absolutely delicious and tastes great too! We used Meyer lemons hope that was okay…….Thank you very much for this recipe and we hope to drop a few pounds here and there.

    • Luna Regina

      So glad you loved it!

  • Melody Moreno

    Delicious and tart as a summer drink. Very easy recipe that you can fanagle with cinnamon and such. We hope to drop a few pounds of tummy tires that are clinging in our sixties.

    • Luna Regina

      Thanks, Melody!

  • Marie

    Is it ok to take on empty stomach in morning. Just half lemon apple cider in glass warm water.

    • Luna Regina

      Hey Marie, it should be fine! Just see how your stomach responds to it. Some fare pretty well while others can’t tolerate it on an empty stomach

  • Kezzie

    Is there a time between ACV & Lemon to take medication please?

    • Luna Regina

      Hi Kezzie, you may want to ask your doc about that for accurate advice.

  • Cindy lavergne

    Awsome recipes. Thank you.!

    • Luna Regina

      Thanks, Cindy.

  • Sigrid
    What if I drank coffee first?
    • Luna Regina
      Hi Sigrid, Since you're mentioning coffee, we assume that you're having both in the morning, with or without breakfast. If you drink both on an empty stomach, there's a small chance that you'll hurt your stomach linings since both coffee and vinegar are acidic. Our stomachs are built to withstand acidic foods and drinks (its digestive fluid is acidic too), but introducing more acidic fluids can put it at risk. It's recommended that you eat something before drinking the two. They don't interact with each other to produce a harmful substance, if that's your main concern. Also, dilute your vinegar (it's 2 to 3 pH, very acidic) as shown in our recipe before you drink.
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  • Uchechi
    For someone with fibroids or cysts, how should the person take it
    • Luna Regina
      Hi Uchechi, as of now, there hasn't been enough scientific studies on the effects of apple cider vinegar on fibroids so we can't definitively recommend a dose. However, since ACV is relatively low-risk, you can probably add it to your diet as a health supplement. To be safe, please consult with your doctor and GP prior to taking this drink.