Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Lemonade

January 13, 2021

Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Lemonade

This Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Lemonade is a quick, healthy version of the most loved drink of all time—lemonade. Made from lemons, apple cider vinegar, Agave, topped with rosemary leaves, this lemonade is bursting with a delicious flavors along with amazing health benefits which include a boost in digestion, cleansing/detoxing properties, metabolic aide, and more. Overall, this recipe is completely vegan, easy to make, and stimulates the tastebuds.

Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Lemonade

This Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Lemonade is an incredible way to boost your immune system and has honestly become one of my most favorite quick drinks to make these days!

Outside of anything fancy, when it comes to keeping my health in tact, I usually consume apple cider vinegar with honey which is such a powerful combo. To be honest, I love using natural remedies for my health and when it comes to keeping my body in tip top shape, I try to incorporate recipes like this one to best ensure that the body feels refreshed. 

If you’re in need of a few of my favorite natural remedies, check out my list of my 20 Go-To Immune Boosting Home Remedies. It’s important to understand that simple everyday practices from exercise to sleep, eating healthy, hot steams, essential oils, and more; all play a role in strengthening your body’s entire system.

Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Lemonade

Why Apple Cider Vinegar + Agave + Lemon Together?

Well, the short answer is that each ingredient has a ton of health benefits individually, therefore, putting them together adds more power! I delve further into their individual benefits throughout this post, but that’s really my main reason for adding them together for this detox.

What is a Detox?

By dictionary definition, Detox is the psychological or medicinal removal of toxic substances from the human body. Therefore, detoxes like this one helps your body to reset and get rid of toxins (which can be built up by many factors internally and externally) so that we can feel rejuvenated, improve our health, and help with weight loss

Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Lemonade

Other Great Ways to Detox.

Despite the misconception, there are many ways to detox your whole body which don’t always require making your own recipe of drinks and teas. 

When it comes to natural home remedies, we often think that taking little steps won’t eventually bring us to the major milestones that we hope for. However, truth is–every big milestone occurs after several mini steps. Therefore, 3 Detoxes That You Should Be Doing More Often discusses some of the mini steps that you can take to ensure that your goal to ‘complete wellness’ happens before the year ends.

Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Lemonade

Need Healthy Sweetener Options?

The Best Healthy Sugar Alternatives + Substitutes list is all about finding better ways to enjoy your favorite sweets without compromising your healthy lifestyle. For those who follow a vegetarian and/or vegan lifestyle, this lists offers a few great ideas to incorporate healthy sweeteners into your diet.

Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Lemonade

If you’ve been an avid reader of Orchids + Sweet Tea then you’ve seen our Natural Homemade Lemon Ginger Ale recipe

What You’ll Enjoy Most About This Drink:

It’s super easy to make.

Refreshing, delicious, + a nice classic lemonade feel.

Only uses a handful of ingredients.

Oh so Healthy—-awesome benefits with digestion, immune support, antioxidants, etc.

All NATURAL—including the sweetener!

Bursting with a nice mix of sweet, tart,+ woodsy-ness!

Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Lemonade

Why Use Agave? Is it Better than Honey?

While we all know that honey is a powerful antioxidant and healthy ingredient, many of us have overlooked the benefits of using Agave. When it comes to a natural sweetener, Agave has been one of my favorites to use. Yes, I do love using maple syrup (in it’s purest form) which also has it’s own health benefits, however, Agave has been so good to me. Haha.

Did you know that Agave has powerful effects on our bodies as well? Yup and it’s the perfect alternative to sugar and all vegan. Derived from the Blue Agave plant, Agave sweetener is: very low on the glycemic index, can help boost your metabolism, great for pregnant mothers and their babies when it comes to morning sickness and nerve development, helps keep your heart healthy, and so much more.

How Powerful is Apple Cider Vinegar Really?

OK, so apple cider vinegar is one of my GO-TO, go-to’s! Yes, I had to say that twice. Haha. But honestly, I’m in love with ACV for so many reasons, especially since it’s one of the acids that I use for most of my vegan recipes, especially in banking. However, when it comes using ACV as a natural remedy, I’m such a huge fan. Just be sure to get the Organic unfiltered ACV with the mother—I get mine from Bragg. Why? Well, because ACV has some powerful properties and benefits which includes:

Helps to kill harmful bacteria

May help lower blood sugar levels + help with diabetes

Improves heart health

May boost skin health + more.

Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Lemonade

How Much Apple Cider Vinegar Should I Consume?

Of course, like many home remedies, ACV shouldn’t be overused due to it’s powerful nature. On average, consuming 1-2 tsps or 1-2 Tbsps per day mixed in a large glass of water is recommended, especially since it’s super acidic.

Other Healthy Recipes that Can Be Used As a Mini Detox.

This Fall Detox Sweet Potato Veggie Soup is sure to keep you warm and comforted throughout the cooler months of the year. A great nourishing and healthy alternative, this soup boasts of it’s major flavor factor and comes loaded in nutrients. All vegan and gluten-free. Slow Cooker option available.

Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Lemonade

When it comes to this Healthy Citrus Pear Ginger Detox Tea, the immune boosting properties are without question. Made from fresh oranges, ginger roots, pears, lemons, grapefruit, and naturally sweetened, this tea is a great recipe for the entire family. Easy to make, vegan + gluten-free.

When it comes to this Apple Cranberry Ginger Lemon Detox Juice, it’s all about the spicy ginger and cranberry flavors paired with the bit of tartness from the lemon and granny apples. Great as a detox or a boost in digestion and immune system support; this recipe is completely natural, easy to make, and perfect for the Fall season. All Vegan ingredients.


OK, so besides the fact that Rosemary is a super popular herb in cooking, I chose to use it for it’s health benefits as well. Rosemary is an evergreen shrub that has need-like leaves and a woody aroma. However, besides being popular in the cooking world, it is also used as a medicinal plant, especially in the use of rosemary oil.

In addition, Rosemary has the following awesome health benefits:

  • May Improve Brain Function.
  • Stimulates Hair Growth.
  • May Help To Relieve Pain.
  • May Help To Ease Stress.
  • May Increase Circulation.
  • May Help to Combat Mental Strain or Fatigue.
  • May Reduce Joint Inflammation.

Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Lemonade

Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Lemonade

Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Lemonade

Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Serves: 6 servings
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  • 5-6 cups fresh water
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (That's about 5-6 large lemons!)
  • 2-3 Tbsps Apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup Agave + more if needed! 
  • rosemary leaves, optional


  • In a large pitcher, add the water, lemon juice, ACV, and Agave, stirring everything together until well combined.
  • To serve—add an ice cube or two into prepared glass(es), followed by ACV-lemonade and add a slice of lemon and rosemary leaves as garnish, if desired.
  • Sip and enjoy!

Tips & Tricks

STORAGE: Keep any leftovers in the refrigerator, tightly covered in your pitcher or in a sealed mason jar. Best if consumed within a few days.
SWEETENER: You can always use ‘honey’, pure cane sugar, or maple syrup instead of using Agave. This makes for a more subtle sweet taste. For Vegan honey option—Bee Free Honee, click link.
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR: Be sure to use organic, unfiltered ACV that includes "the mother" to benefit from the gut-friendly bacteria and probiotics.


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Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Lemonade.


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