Fire cider is an apple cider vinegar-infused tonic that is great for fighting off germs and keeping the immune system running at optimal health. It's full of antioxidant-rich ingredients that help with everything from metabolism, to gut-health, to fighting pathogens. It provides an energy boost, helps ease sinus congestion, curbs cravings, aids digestion, and can even help to lower blood sugar.
Before deciding to try making my own, I had been purchasing these tonics from the Farmer's Market and let me tell ya, they aren't cheap! I had no idea how easy and cost-effective this was to do at home. This is a great product to have on hand to stay healthy year-round, and stays good in the fridge for months.
1 Blood Orange
1 Habanero pepper
1 Jalapeno pepper
3 Turmeric roots
1 Ginger root
1 Garlic bulb
1 Horseradish root
2 Cinnamon sticks
Apple Cider Vinegar, unpasteurized (about 2 1/2 quarts)
1. Thoroughly wash produce. Everything will be sliced, skins and all.
2. Slice and layer each ingredient into gallon-sized jar. The jars must be made of glass and have plastic lids due to the acidity of the product. These are the ones I use.
3. Slice and layer the ingredients. The spices I didn't really measure. Obviously the more cayenne used, the spicier this will be.
4. Fill almost to top with the apple cider vinegar. Add honey (I used about half a cup) and top off with more ACV.
5. Sit in a cool, dry place on counter and allow to ferment for 15 - 30 days. Give it a gentle shake every few days or so to mix everything up.
6. Strain liquid into a large bowl and transfer into jars. Refrigerate.
A shot of this cider daily is great for overall wellness maintenance and you can increase it to several times a day if you feel yourself getting sick or for extra preventative measures.
Stay Healthy Friends!
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