I can’t tell a lie. This post has been sitting here in drafts for a whole long year. Yes, I created this a year ago and somehow things got busy around here, what with adventure outside posts and Halloween posts, that I somehow missed sharing this most amazingly perfect autumn sipper. Does it get better than a fresh mulled apple cider recipe?
Elixirs are frequently my go-to option, but it’s also nice to have other options that can help me make the most of seasonal produce such as apples.
Health Benefits of Apples
Apples are packed with:
- Antioxidants, particularly Vitamin C, important for the immune system and to help us process stress
- Soluble and insoluble fibre, which aids digestion, blood sugar balance and cardiovascular health. One particular type of soluble fibre in apples, called pectin, also has great binding properties in gluten-free baking!
- Quercetin, a polyphenol that helps with seasonal allergies
- Flavanols and polyphenols that reduce inflammation
Given that it is apple season, we’re really into autumn all Canadian-style and part of that means a whole lot of apples (and toque wearing).
I’ve snuck in a few ingredients here you may not have thought to include in apple cider, like the hormone/adaptogenic root maca and anti-inflammatory turmeric.
It’s delicious – and your kitchen will smell incredible. I hope you’re ready to give this easy apple cider recipe a try.Print
And what about the pulp? I threw mine into a blender and whipped it smooth and used it in place of apple sauce in a most amazing Apple Gingerbread Cake.