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QUICK AND EASY NON-ALCOHOLIC HOT APPLE CIDER
Whether escaping from school on a snow day or winding down by a warm fire, we all have memories of this holiday favorite.
What’s more, it’s super low calorie and full of fiber. Unlike traditional apple cider – you don’t need to heat on the stove, just blend for several minutes to make it nice and hot.
Believe us, the taste of this sweet and spiced cider will see you well into those extra helpings!
This kid-friendly holiday drink is the perfect way to wind down the evening.
- 4 1/2 cups filtered water
- 3 cups fresh apple cored (about 3 large apples)
- 2-3 tablespoons honey raw (to taste)
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
Add all ingredients to the container and secure lid.
For Vitamix: Start on speed 1, turn the machine one and slowly increase to Speed 10/HIGH and blend for 6 minutes, or use the SOUP setting, to get the cider hot and serve immediately.
For Blendtec: Use the SOUP button three times to acheive desired warmth and serve immediately.
All done! Enjoy!! Now take a photo, rate it, and share your accomplishments! 🙂 Tag @BlenderBabes & #BlenderBabes
HEALTH BENEFITS AND FUN FACTS
There is a reason they say “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Apples are rich in immune system supporting antioxidants and fiber, particularly pectin, a highly soluble and viscous fiber which combats many stress factors in our bodies.
Soluble fibers help control blood sugar levels, and bind with fats in the intestines, reducing cholesterol through their elimination.
While store bought ciders are filtered, strained, pasteurized, and who knows what else, our recipe uses the whole fruit, allowing you to get the the fiber your body wants and the sweet flavor your tastebuds crave!
Combine this with cinnamon, which has also been linked to blood sugar regulation and the reduction of LDL cholersterol levels, and you are literally drinking ‘To your health.’ Cheers!