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I’ve been working for quite a few weeks to perfect an on plan apple cider and I finally came up with a substitute I’m happy with! 🙂
I have a lot of fond memories that include a hot mug of apple cider. Church bonfires, harvest parties and the occasional cozy afternoon with a big book. Fruit juice itself isn’t included in the Trim Healthy Mama plan because it can spike blood sugar, so I found a way around it. I use unsweetened applesauce to give it that “sugary” taste and apple cider vinegar to give it that much-loved tang. Both ingredients combined with some spices make for a nice hot cup of apple cider! I did try this recipe a few times with JUST apple cider vinegar and it needed a little something extra.
A lot of my readers heard about my plans to create an on plan apple cider and asked for a caramel variation. To make this cider with a caramel twist, simply add 1/8 t. caramel extract and a pinch of mineral salt.
I’m in the market for a new blender (Recommendations please!) so I did notice that my food processor had a hard time totally combining the applesauce with the other ingredients. This wasn’t a make or break issue for me, but it did mean that once the drink settled I had to stir it a few times to recombine the applesauce. Those of you who aren’t using a food processor to make your drinks might not have this issue, but I did feel it was worth noting for the sake of transparency and all. 🙂
This drink is labeled an “E” drink because of the applesauce. However, I recommend including this as your drink with an “E” meal. Be sure to anchor with a protein-packed side as usual! Example: Have this drink with your breakfast of an egg white omelet and piece of sprouted toast.
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