Spiced Warm Apple Cider
- 3 lb organic apples, juiced (about 7-9 apples)
- 2 organic oranges, juiced
- 7 cardamom pods, crushed
- 5 cinnamon sticks
- 1 teaspoon whole cloves
- 1 teaspoon grated ginger root
- 1 teaspoon orange zest
- Freshly juice your apples and oranges. If you do not have a juicer, simply blend up chopped, seeded apples and peeled oranges in several batches adding about ¼ cup of filtered water to each batch. Blend for about 1 minute and then strain juice through a cheesecloth or nut bag.
- To a large pot, add in your juice and the rest of your ingredients. Bring to a simmer and cover, simmering for about 15 to 20 minutes.
- Serve warm. Garnish with lemon wedge, cinnamon, and/or an orange slice.
Serves 4. Per Serving:
Calories: 233 | Total Fat: 0 g | Total Carbohydrate: 57 g | Dietary Fiber: 13 g | Protein: 1 g
Apples cleanse the colon of bacteria, viruses, yeast, and mold. They also support the liver, digestive tract function, and brain health.
Cardamom is best known for its stomach-soothing abilities, but it also contains an antiseptic that kills bacteria that can cause bad breath.
Cinnamon is a good ally in fighting respiratory infections due to its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and expectorant properties.
Cloves support digestion and have anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, and immune-boosting benefits.
Ginger is a potent aromatic herb and a good natural source of vitamin C, magnesium, potassium, copper, and manganese. It has been used for thousands of years in Asia to treat stomach ache, diarrhea, and nausea.
Orange is best known as being a good source of vitamin C but is often overlooked for its other amazing benefits, such as supporting the immune system.
Orange zest: be sure to use zest from organic oranges to avoid pesticide exposure.