Man I got this bottle of Bragg's apple cider vinegar two years ago and could not get down with it, I really didn't get into a good bedtime hydration habit until I tried it with just plain water. So I didn't really want to mess with that when Marcus Martinez said about the apple cider vinegar again. I love Marcus Martinez, though. I mean, not enough to be messing around with squeezing no lemons. So that turned into 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar + a splash of tart cherry juice in my water jar and, first of all, that's a much lower concentration of ACV than I tried before and more doable for my stomach, and secondly the tart cherry smoothes it all out tastewise. I also add a couple pinches of this himalayan salt that I'm trying to use up. Which I bought because it was pretty, but the taste compared to kosher salt is just meh to me. It's suppposed to be good for minerals—do you want to hear a weird story? So way back when my sister was sick and I was on leave from work and freelance writing a bit for Pioneer Press, I got assigned a piece on National Nutrition Week, found some nutritionists on the ADA website, picked one from Western Springs, which was the paper I was writing for, and she also happened to be the nutritionist for the Chicago Blackhawks. Anyway fast forward to this year, Fran brings his wife's Stanley Cup ring into work so we can, you know, touch it. How does Fran's wife have a Stanley Cup ring? Well, she's the nutritionist for the Chicago Blackhawks. Anyway. She's the one who told me about the himalayan salt.
16 oz water
1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
splash of tart cherry juice
couple pinches of himalayan salt, optional
I mean, this whole recipe is optional. If this seems like too much work or, you know, gross, you can't go wrong with plain old water. I have been managing to do this all right, and I like the taste down to the lightly salty finish.
Do you need instructions? Fill your water jar and add the vinegar, juice, and salt, close the jar and put it on your bedside table to drink when you wake up.