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Superfoods Hot Apple Cider

by August 15, 2014

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.

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:

2.7

Total Fat:

0.3 g

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

HI! I’M LEANNE

Nutrition educator + keto enthusiast. I want to live in a world where every woman loves her body, nourishing fats are enjoyed at every meal, and the word “restriction” isn’t in the dictionary.

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