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Apple Cider Vinegar and Lemon Juice

Drinking apple cider vinegar and lemon juice may not sound all that appealing, but it has quickly become my favorite detox combination.

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Apple cider vinegar and lemon juice recipe

Vinegar and lemon juice are often the unsung heroes in all kinds of food recipes- but together, they make a potent and powerful weight-loss drink with some serious detoxifying chops.

Now- you may be thinking, “a vinegar drink?”- but trust me- it works, and when made well, actually tastes pretty good. It is an interesting flavor- for sure- but the health benefits are the real winner.

This simple apple cider vinegar and lemon juice recipe is low fat, low calories, high nutrition, and high impact- all in a zingy, zesty, punchy drink.

Whoever said healthy drinks were boring has obviously never tasted this before.

Drinking apple cider vinegar and lemon juice may not sound all that appealing, but it has quickly become my favorite detox combination.

Apple cider lemon juice in cup

Benefits of a Lemon and Apple Cider Vinegar Drink

Adding an ACV drink to your diet is a great addition to a healthy lifestyle. It is great for weight loss and has many other health benefits.

The human body is complicated, and finding the right solutions for health management can be complicated- but a simple, healthy detox drink is an easy everyday step everyone can take.

The combination of lemon or lime juice and apple cider vinegar can boost lower blood sugar levels, strengthen your immune system, aid weight loss, and help with all kinds of health issues. A lemon cayenne cleanse can also be a great alternative for detoxing.

Recharge After Workouts

After hitting the gym, it helps to have a refreshing, healthy drink to replenish the body and double down on the health kick.

It can pick up your energy levels and bring your blood sugar levels back to normal after sweating it out.

Fight Against the Urge to Snack

A lemon juice and apple cider vinegar drink is a great alternative to a sugary snack. It is sweet, zingy, and punchy- and has appetite-reducing qualities.

One of the biggest hurdles in a weight loss journey is controlling cravings- but it helps to have a healthy drink that fills you up.

Apple cider vinegar in cup

Why Drink Apple Cider Vinegar?

Apple cider vinegar is a powerful ingredient with many health benefits. It appears in many detox products- but you can’t beat the real thing.

It Helps Fight Against Diabetes

Some studies have shown apple cider vinegar to have anti-diabetic properties. It can help manage blood sugar levels and keep cholesterol under control.

Additionally, it is a proven natural treatment for hyperlipidemia- much cheaper than clinical treatments. Of course, it is essential to seek a doctor’s advice.

Tackle Heart Health

Apple cider vinegar has also been studied in connection to heart health. You can find more nutritional information in connection to studies online.

Why Drink Lemon Juice

Like apple cider vinegar, lemon juice is considered a superstar in health products. Many people include hot water and lemon juice as part of their daily diet- and it appears in all kinds of detox teas and weight loss supplements. If plain hot water and lemon juice doesn’t sound too appealing to you, you can also try this honey lemon tea recipe to enhance the flavor without losing all of the benefits!

It is High in Vitamin C

Vitamin C is an antioxidant- meaning it fights against harmful bacteria in the body and helps the immune system thrive. It is also a must for skin health and anti-aging.

Lemons are packed full of vitamin c, so they are excellent things to incorporate into your healthy eating and drinking plan.

Raw honey in jar

Boost Your Metabolism

A big part of the reason lemon juice is part of so many supplements and detox products is its ability to boost metabolism. Metabolism is what burns fat- the faster it works, the quicker calories burn.

Flatly of honey and lemons

How Often Should You Drink Apple Cider Vinegar and Lemon Juice Detox Drink?

You can drink this daily if you want to but one a day is plenty. Too much acid is bad for the system- undoing any of the good it did, to begin with.

If you are drinking it every day, try to limit how much vinegar you use in your food. A little bit here and there is fine, but avoid having it in the majority of your meals.

It is okay to drink on an empty stomach or after a meal. If your purpose for drinking it is to aid weight loss, it is a good idea to drink it during the day to stave off hunger between lunch and dinner.

Apple cider vinegar on table

The Best Detox Apple Cider Vinegar and Lemon Juice Recipe

This recipe makes enough for four glasses of lemon juice and apple cider vinegar drink.

You can keep it in a jug in the refrigerator for a few days, but keep it covered, and remember to stir well before drinking in case the ingredients separate in the jug.

There is very little preparation involved- really all you need to do is measure out your ingredients. All-in-all, it takes about five minutes to get the drink ready.

The ingredients are simple. I only use four things, although there are a few alternatives and extras you can use if you want to.

Simple is better, in my opinion, because it lets the lemon juice and apple cider vinegar do their thing and shine through.

Please note- this is not medical advice- it is just a homemade detox drink recipe believed to have positive effects on the immune system, skin health, and appetite control.

If you are looking for doctor-sanctioned weight loss advice, it is best to speak to a professional.

Fresh lemon juice in dish


Anything that can keep me from snacking is good in my book- especially if it tastes great and is good for my health.

Apple cider vinegar and lemon juice are both super ingredients in cooking- but they get even better when they join forces.

The battle to lose weight and maintain a healthy body is a tough one sometimes- and detox drinks like this can make a big difference over time.

These are not fancy ingredients- and they don’t break the bank- making the lemon juice and apple cider vinegar drink a budget-friendly alternative to pricey detox products sold online.

Yield: 4 servings

Apple Cider Vinegar and Lemon Juice

Apple Cider Vinegar and Lemon Juice

Drinking apple cider vinegar and lemon juice may not sound all that appealing, but it has quickly become my favorite detox combination.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. honey (raw honey is best)
  • 3/4 c. water
  • Ice cubes (optional)
  • lemon slices (optional)


  1. Get your glass ready. I like to use a mason jar-style cup with a screw-on lid with space for a straw so I can drink it on the go.
  2. Measure out a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and add it to the glass.
  3. Next, add the lemon juice. I use fresh lemons to squeeze a teaspoon's worth of juice. If you are doing the same, measure it out before pouring it into the glass to ensure you get the right balance.
  4. Add in a tablespoon of honey and stir well. Make sure all the honey disperses through the lemon juice and apple cider vinegar mixture.
  5. If you want your lemon juice and apple cider vinegar to drink cold, throw in a few ice cubes at this point.
  6. Pour water into the top of the glass and mix everything together. If you want to make the glass look nice and add an extra citrus kick, put in a couple of fresh or frozen lemon slices.


  • If you are not a fan of honey, you can sweeten the drink using sugar or a sweetener. Maple syrup is also a great choice- but it does increase the calorie count a little.
  • I use warm water to make sure the ingredients mix well and any lingering honey bits dissolve nicely. It cools quickly- especially if you have some ice cubes in the glass already.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 18Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 3mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 0g

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