Superfoods Hot Apple Cider

Easy apple cider recipe packed with superfoods that will benefit your health, one sip at a time!

Eating Style: Dairy-free, Egg-free, Gluten-free, Grain-free, Nut-free, Paleo, Refined Sugar-free, Soy-free, Sugar-free, Vegan, Vegetarian

Prep Time:

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 4 cups freshly made apple juice – approximately 4-6 apples depending on the quality of your juicer
  • 5 whole cloves
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 whole cardamom pods
  • 2 Chinese star anise
  • 1-inch piece of fresh ginger
  • ½ teaspoon fresh lemon zest
  • ½ orange, thinly sliced

Instructions

  1. Juice apples and place completed juice in a medium-sized saucepan.
  2. Add cloves, cinnamon sticks, cardamom, anise, ginger and lemon zest.
  3. Cover and heat on low-medium heat for 20 minutes. The mixture doesn’t need to boil. Just get it warm, up to around 170F or so.
  4. Add orange slices during the last 5 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and strain to remove spices and fruits.
  6. Serve immediately.

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Notes

For a sweet juice use apples such as Gala, red delicious of Macintosh. For a tart juice, use apples such as Granny Smith or Pink Lady.

Nutrition Information Per Serving

  • Calories: 128
  • Calories from Fat: 3
  • Total Fat: 0.3
  • Sodium: 7 mg
  • Carbs: 31.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.8 g
  • Net Carbs: 30.9 g
  • Sugars: 29.2 g
  • Protein: 0.4 g