This fire cider recipe has all the nutrients you need to make it through this cold season. Drink this herbal remedy each morning to boost your immune system and for other amazing health benefits!
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My Take On Fire Cider
Fire cider is my secret to getting through cold and flu season unscathed. I was a little skeptical at first, but I swear it actually works!
If you have little ones at home, are easily susceptible to getting sick, or are just looking for a simple recipe to add to your health journey, this recipe is exactly what you need.
There are so many health benefits of fire cider, and I swear by this natural remedy. I know once you go through the cold winter days taking this, you will too!
Why I Love This Recipe
The perfect health shot. This fire cider shot is loaded with ingredients that are said to improve immunity and some that will improve the taste. It does have a potent punch, but it's so worth it.
All the health benefits. This drink is said to have benefits like reducing inflammation, fighting and shortening the common cold and flu symptoms, and balancing blood sugar levels.
It lasts forever! Okay, so it doesn't actually last forever. However, it lasts for quite a long time. A tablespoon a day is all you need for this natural remedy to do its thing.
- Raw apple cider vinegar- base of the drink to improve digestion and help fight off infections. Make sure to get the one that says "with the mother."
- Red onions- for detoxification.
- Orange- for a boost of vitamin C.
- Limes- to help strengthen the immune system.
- Fresh ginger- for detoxification and inflammation reduction.
- Fresh turmeric- reduces inflammation, specifically helpful for coughing and sneezing.
- Cinnamon sticks- high in antioxidants.
- Thyme- for bacterial and fungal infections.
- Garlic head- high in sulfur to help the body absorb zinc.
- Hot peppers- to clear sinuses.
- Honey- to help with the flavor.
How To Make Fire Cider
1. Combine the ingredients. Add all the solid ingredients, followed by the vinegar, to an airtight container like a glass jar and let everything sit for at least 5 days. You'll want to save the honey for when the cider is ready to drink.
2. Strain. Once it's ready to consume, squeeze the veggies and herbs in a strainer or with a cheesecloth over the jar with the vinegar still in it. Strain really well to extract the flavor and nutrients from the solid ingredients. Mix in some honey if desired to cut some of the potent flavor.
3. Serve. Take a shot as needed with a bit of honey or even maple syrup to help with the flavor.
My Tips To Make The Best Recipe
- It gets better the longer it sits, so if you can, let it sit before extracting it for up to 2 weeks.
- Add some fresh horseradish root for an extra dose of health benefits. I don't usually add horseradish because the flavor is a little harsh.
- I highly recommend taking the shot with some honey. I'll take a spoonful of honey or raw honey before taking a shot of the cider. This will make it go down smoother while also working as a natural throat coat.
- Make sure to use enough apple cider vinegar to cover all the ingredients so they don't spoil.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is it called fire cider?
Fire cider got its name from the potent or firey ingredients used. Hot peppers, onions, and ginger root are just a few examples.
How can I use fire cider?
You can use it to cook veggies, add it to a salad as a dressing, mix it in with a marinade, or even add it to soups.
How long can I let my fire cider marinate?
Up to 2 weeks! Store it at room temperature in a dark space like a cupboard. You'll want to give it a good shake every few days.
How do I store fire cider?
After opening, you'll want to store it in the fridge, where it will last for up to 6 months.
How much fire cider do I take daily?
The recommended amount is ½ to 2 tablespoons. You can take your desired dose in small doses throughout the day or all at once.
What's the best cider to use in fire cider?
I recommend using unfiltered apple cider vinegar in this because it hasn't been heat-treated, which means all of the good bacteria are still at work. Unpasteurized apple cider vinegar bottles usually say "with the mother." That's how you'll know it's the one to use.
- 3 cups raw apple cider vinegar
- 2 red onions, quartered
- 1 orange, quartered
- 2 limes, halved
- 1 cup fresh ginger, chopped
- 1 cup fresh turmeric, chopped
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 1 garlic head, halved
- 3 hot peppers
- Add all the ingredients except for the honey to an airtight container and let them sit for at least 5 days.
- Once ready to consume, squeeze the veggies and herbs in a strainer or cheesecloth over the vinegar to extract the flavor and nutrients.
- Mix in some honey to help with the flavor.
- Serve as needed with a bit more honey or maple syrup.
Store in a sealed jar or container in the fridge for up to 6 months.
Nutrition Information:Serving Size: 1 tablespoon
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 22Total Fat: 0.3gSaturated Fat: 0.1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 3mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0.9gSugar: 0.9gProtein: 0.5g