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An Amazing Apple Cider Vinegar Lemonade

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Good Girl Moonshine was made popular by Trim Healthy Mama community. This apple cider vinegar lemonade rendition is a creamy mama moonshine just for you!

GGMS is a Trim Healthy Mama all day sipper, which means that it is a drink that is not heavily based in fats or carbs and balanced with protein. This one has a bit of a tart punch, but the creaminess is just addicting enough.

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What are the Benefits of Drinking Apple Cider Vinegar and Lemon Juice?

I remember first researching Good Girl Moonshine and was amazed at all the benefits of drinking something with vinegar. Vinegar can be cleansing and helpful in maintaining a healthy diet. Its alkaline nature helps to alkalize the body and cleanse from toxins. The vinegar kick can help curb soda addictions. Honestly, whoever first came up with the combination was simply brilliant.

What is Apple Cider Vinegar and Lemon Water Good for?

One of my favorite benefits of this apple cider lemonade is its ability to control blood sugar. Because it uses healing ingredients, like a healthy sweetener, it can be all day sipper that cleanses and sustains your body without the high sugar content wreaking havoc on your blood sugar.

I love adding lemons to drinks because it adds an immune system boost and the flavor just soars! Lemons also have adrenal healing powers. God gives us such amazing food to choose from!

Do Apple Cider Vinegar make you Lose Weight?

The simple answer is no, apple cider vinegar does not make you lose weight. However, it can help support weight loss.

So, what is the difference?

The simple act of drinking this apple cider vinegar lemonade will not solely be responsible for any weight loss achieved, but it can support a healthy diet and lifestyle. In conjunction with eating healing foods, like on a Trim Healthy Mama plan, Good Girl Moonshine can aid and support in maintaining that healthy lifestyle.

Drinks like this help to alleviate mid-day cravings for sugary drinks or snacks that may not be helpful to your healthy lifestyle. There are some small studies to indicate that drinking apple cider vinegar does help maintain healthy blood sugar levels.

It is worthy to note that there was a Japanese study that did find that there is some evidence to suggest that drinking apple cider vinegar might aid is actual weight loss. The participants of that study did lose 3-4 pounds over a 3-month period, so although that is not a significant amount of weight loss, it can be a contributing factor.

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Is it Better to Drink Apple Cider Vinegar in the Morning or at Night?

There is no scientific research to indicate there is a better time of day to drink apple cider vinegar. I have heard of THM mama’s enjoying it right in the morning and they say it helps them get in the THM mindset. I’ve also heard THM mamas say that they like to drink it in the afternoon because it reminds them to make healthy decisions the rest of the day.

I often drink this apple cider lemonade during the afternoon to keep me on track for the rest of the day.

Apple Cider Lemonade

There are so many recipes for apple cider lemonade out there. This one is particularly amazing because of the added punch of collagen and whey protein. Trim Healthy Mamas enjoy many GGMS varieties. This apple cider lemonade is just one variety of hundreds, maybe thousands of Good Girl Moonshine recipes out there. Mama Shire has a wonderful recipe roundup of some of her favorite Good Girl Moonshine recipes.

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What can I add to Apple Cider?

Years ago, I started my apple cider vinegar drink journey with a diet that promised I could lose weight if I just drank apple cider vinegar with lemon juice and copious amounts of cayenne pepper.

Let me tell you what…that was a remarkably interesting drink.

Years later I would much rather enjoy my apple cider vinegar with more gentle ingredients. This apple cider vinegar lemonade is a much more tender version. The lemon is extremely good for digestion, immune-boosting, and helps to minimize the spunk of the vinegar.

If you start to like that vinegar flavor, try adding some other ingredients like various fruit, tea bags, or spices to play the flavors of the apple cider vinegar. My popular Sunshine Elixir lemon drink could have some vinegar added to it and it would taste amazing!

What other ingredients do you like to add to your Good Girl Moonshine recipes? Would you add anything else to this Apple Cider Vinegar Lemonade Good Girl Moonshine rendition?

Boosting your Trim Healthy Mama Journey with Healthy Drinks

One of the reasons I originally started drinking this Apple Cider Vinegar lemonade was because I needed something to keep me on track with Trim Healthy Mama. Many THMers like their healthy drinks for this very reason, the official THM website has many healing drink recipes including their famous Good Girl Moonshine. Drinks are often the difference of me having a successful THM day or a few trips along the way.

Do you need more recipes to stay on your Trim Healthy Mama journey? Why don’t you try my FREE Healing Home Harvest Cookbook? It includes the Healing Elixir in this post as well as some easy and delicious THM and Keto friendly recipes for the whole family! Grab the link here!

Ingredients of the Good Girl Moonshine Lemonade

  • 1/2 quart of cold water
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp collagen
  • 1 tbsp whey protein
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp pure stevia or
  • 1 tsp stevia blend