Apple Cider Vinegar and Grape Antioxidant Drink

As many of you know I’m huge fan of apple cider vinegar (ACV). I use it in a lot of my recipes and I drink it on the daily. If you’re new and wondering what the heck I’m talking about do yourself a favor and check out this post dedicated to the health benefits of apple cider vinegar. It’s an oldie but goodie and definitely worth the read.

I’m always looking for new ways to get in my daily dose of ACV. One of my favorite concoctions is the Daily Apple Pie ACV Drink I posted about over a year ago, but drinking that day in and day out can get a bit monotonous so I’m really excited about this new little creation that combines antioxidant rich concord grape juice and apple cider vinegar.

Mason jar with a purple liquid and a white and red striped straw sitting on a white towel.

I got the idea for this recipe from the Bragg’s Organic Apple Cider Vinegar Drink with concord grape and acai. I’d seen the drink at our local health food store but never purchased it until Emma of Be Mom Strong introduced me to it during a blogger meet-up. Thanks Emma. I’m now addicted to this drink as well! 🙂

Mason jar with purple liquid and red and white striped straw sitting on a white towel.

The Bragg’s ACV drinks are over $3 a pop (a.k.a not cheap) so I quickly I figured out how to make a homemade version that tastes just as good and costs way less. Once you spend a little bit of money buying a jug of Bragg’s apple cider vinegar, a bottle of organic 100% Concord grape juice, and liquid stevia you can make a ton of these drinks for a fraction of the cost.

My ingredient list for the drink is a tad different than the ingredients in the bottle because I used only grape juice instead of a combo of grape and acai juice. The reason I cut out the acai juice is because it’s really pricey and the grape juice has plenty of antioxidant power on it’s own.

Another difference is that my acai-less version has a bit more tang to it. Maybe it has more apple vinegar or less stevia? Either way, Isaac and I both think my version is better than the original. We’re not biased at all. 😉

Mason jar with purple liquid sitting on a white towel. Jar of apple cider vinegar out of focus in the back of the image.

This recipe is perfect for folks that are new to apple cider vinegar because it does have the grape juice and stevia, which makes it more palatable than just apple cider vinegar diluted in water. It’s also great for all the apple cider vinegar lovers, like myself, that are looking for a new recipes to shake things up a little.

After reading I Quit Sugar I’ve been more aware of my sugar intake, so I have to bring up the fact that the Concord grape juice does add a little sugar to the drink. That said, it also adds a powerful antioxidant punch — concord grapes have one of the highest antioxidant scores among fruit and they’re also high in several different types of polyphenols (the same antioxidants found in wine, tea and chocolate). They protect against heart disease and also prevent cellular and organ damage caused by free radicals. So yeah, the nutrients found in Concord grape juice (and other fruits) make them a good choice as long as you’re not overdoing it.

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Super Antioxidant Grape and Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Drink


Description

I got the idea for this recipe from the Bragg’s Organic Apple Cider Vinegar Drink with concord grape and decided to make my own version! Makes 2 – 8 oz. servings.


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Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Organic Concord grape juice (not from concentrate) – I used
  • R.W Knudsen Just Concord
  • 3 Tablespoons Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1213 ounces of filtered, cold water
  • 67 drops of liquid stevia (or more, if needed)

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a cup and stir or shake to combine.
  2. Taste and add more stevia if necessary.
  3. Serve chilled or over ice.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 8 oz.
  • Calories: 20
  • Sugar: 5g
  • Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 5g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 0g

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    30 comments
  1. This looks great! Do you know if all of the health properties stay in tact if this is pre-mixed in a large glass container a week at a time?

  2. I just tried this and it tastes so good… I will be saving lots of money now that I’ve found this recipe. Thank you so much for sharing! 🙂

  3. Three weeks ago I used my food strainer to strain homegrown grapes into juice, intending to make jelly. Then my hubby got sick and I abandoned the project. I left the juice in 6 half=gallon masonjars in my refrigerator. Hubby is better now and I am wondering if it is safe to use the juice to make jelly, or wine vinegar, or anything… (The grapes are fox grapes)

  4. I make an ACV detox drink using powdered drink mixes for flavor (the recipe is on my blog) but never thought to add fruit juice. I think pomegranate juice would be another good idea to increase the antioxidants. I can’t wait to try this!

  5. I made this today, and I don’t know what I was expecting, but it was delicious! almost like kombucha, without the fizzes. I’ve read a ton about the benefits of ACV (a fair amount of it here), and so I figured #yolo. This was a great gateway.

    • Same here. I used to use the apple juice and cinnamon and vanilla and honey (instead of stevia) recipe, but I’ve found that with the grape juice, I don’t need another sweetener. I just have to be careful not to overdo it, or my stomach will get too acidic after a while.

  6. This is pretty much exactly what I drink every time I hear the stomach flu is going around! Must work because I haven’t caught it yet!

  7. I love grape juice, may try this. Currently I use a combo of ACV, Unsweet Cranberry Juice, B12, water & lemon juice. And I add some liquid stevia too, but hubs drinks it straight.

  8. This looks delicious, I love ACV drinks! My go-to is 2tbs ACV, 1 large handful of forzen mixed berries, a little ice and water. The berries are delicious to eat with a spoon out of the glass and it adds flavor to the water!

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