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Vampire Immune Elixir

Ok, so I’ll admit; Vampire Immune Elixir sounds pretty weird right? Actually, I think it’s pretty damn cool, but then again, I”m totally bias to my creations 🙂 

This immune elixir is awesome, but I’ll be the first to admit, it doesn’t taste like candy. In fact, when I took the first sip from it the other day, after it had been fermenting for over a month, I thought for sure it was going to taste a lot stronger than it did. 

But truthfully, it wasn’t so bad. And a teaspoon a day is really all you need to help prevent the cold and flu, fend off vampires (ie. bacteria, fungus and parasites), strengthen your immune system, and support detoxification. 

Yes, this powerful drink can do all of that!

Every morning it’s a ritual in our home that my boyfriend and I start our day with warm water and apple cider vinegar. And if you’re unaware of all the benefits of apple cider vinegar, then read this post here. 

From digestion, to liver support and gorgeous glowing skin, apple cider vinegar has many incredible benefits. I decided our morning drink needed a boost and so, the Vampire Immune Elixir was born!

So why vampire? Well, this elixir is loaded with garlic, an antibacterial powerhouse that is amazing for immunity and overall health. And garlic helps to fend off vampires right? Well, I learned that from watching the Lost Boys when I was younger.

As a side note, I used to know this man who ate a raw garlic clove everyday for over 30 years. He was in his 70’s and let me just tell you, his skin was amazing!

So what other benefits does this elixir offer? Well since it’s loaded with ginger, garlic and spicy cayenne, it helps to heat and warm your body, detox your system and improve circulation. Stimulating blood flow is important as this helps to flush toxins and waste through your body. 

I also added some anticancer turmeric to this mix, along with raw honey, sea salt, rosemary, lemon and of course, lots of apple cider vinegar. 

You’ll need to let this ferment for roughly 30 days to help increase the potency and being that this is an old folk remedy, you can pretty much use whatever herbs and spices you’d like. The fermentation process turns this elixir into a cold and flu fighting nutrition powerhouse! Be sure to store it in a warm place (I put mine in the cupboard) and left it for for just over a month, roughly 40 days. 

Make this Vampire Immune Elixir today so by the time Christmas rolls around and the busyness of the holidays, you’ll be prepared to keep your immune system strong and stay healthy!

Vampire Immune Elixir
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Prep Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 large piece ginger root, roughly chopped
  2. 5-6 large garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  3. 3-inch piece turmeric root (or add in 1/2 tbsp ground turmeric)
  4. 1/2 white onion, roughly chopped (optional)
  5. 2 tsp cayenne pepper or 1 whole jalapeño pepper
  6. 2 organic lemons, sliced
  7. 2 cinnamon sticks
  8. 1 sprig fresh rosemary
  9. 500ml raw apple cider vinegar (with ‘the mother’)
  10. 500ml spring water
  11. 1/2 tbsp raw honey
  12. 1/2 tsp sea salt
Instructions
  1. Fill a 1L glass mason jar with all ingredients (herbs + spices). Fill half the mason jar with apple cider vinegar (roughly 500ml) and the remaining with spring water. Add in honey and sea salt. Be sure all the herbs and spices are completely covered with liquid. Cover the top with a piece of parchment paper, then put on the lid and close tightly.
  2. Store in a cupboard, out of the light, in a warm space. If you can remember to give it a shake every few days, that would be good! Otherwise, let it sit for 1 month to ferment. When ready, strain out the herbs + spices and pour the liquid into a clean mason jar.
  3. Every morning take 1 tsp of your Vampire Immune Elixir. Keep it stored in the fridge. It will last for 3-4 months.
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7 Reasons Why Apple Cider Vinegar Needs To Be In Your Daily Routine

A glass of raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar with "mother".

Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) has been a part of my daily routine for a few months now and I know Sam loves recommending this gem to many of her clients as well. I originally started consuming apple cider vinegar to help with my candida and then soon learnt the several other health benefits. 

Here are 7 reasons YOU need to start incorporating Apple Cider Vinegar into your daily routine:

  1. Eliminates Candida – For anyone who has experienced or is experiencing candida- like symptoms, you know it’s not pleasant. Symptoms of poor memory, brain fog, fatigue, irritability and intense sugar cravings are not fun. You need to be consuming foods that are going to help eliminate these symptoms so you can feel your optimal best. The naturally occurring enzymes in apple cider vinegar actually help flush the overgrowth of yeasts from your body making it an ideal candida eliminating ‘supplement.’ 
  1. Reduces Congestion and Stuffy Nose – Apple cider vinegar thins mucus and helps break up any congestion. So next time you have a stuffy nose, try taking apple cider vinegar repeatedly throughout the day to help loosen the mucus. 1-2 teaspoons in warm water throughout the day should do the trick. 
  1. Improves Digestion – Consume a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and water before a meal to help aid in digestion and breakdown food. It stimulates the digestive juices and get’s everything flowing the way it should.
  1. Improves Low Stomach Acid – In today’s world this is a bigger problem than we think. So many people have low stomach acid that studies suggest up to 90% of people suffer from this in North America, which means they are having serious issues with constipation and indigestion. As we age, our stomach acid naturally decreases causing issues with digestion. Top that with the high consumption of dairy products, low quality meat, processed foods, nicotine exposure, antibiotic usage, drinking chlorinated water and stress and you’ve got yourself an impaired digestive nightmare! Apple Cider Vinegar helps correct low stomach acid problems, so drink up.
  1. Boosts the Immune System – Apple cider vinegar has a component called malic acid, which is anti viral. Consuming it regularly is going to boost the immune system, therefore reducing your chances of catching a cold. Improving the friendly bacteria in your gut through continuous usage of ACV also increases the body’s immune function. 
  1. Beautiful Skin – Apple cider vinegar helps balance the skins pH. We tend to be more on the acidic side due to environmental pollutions, consumption of low quality dairy and meat, chemical exposure etc., so it is important to incorporate alkalinizing foods into your diet, ACV being one of them! 
  1. The Liver Loves it – Think detox! The liver simply loves apple cider vinegar and the liver has huge responsibilities in the body. Its job is to practically filter out all of the toxins and waste products from the blood. That’s a big job when we come in contact with the high amount of toxins in any given day. We can give our liver a bit of loving help by consuming apple cider vinegar, which will help cleanse the liver and enhance the detoxification process.

Apple Cider Vinegar should be diluted in a ’10 to 1 ratio’ (10 part water and 1 part vinegar). It is important to use raw, organic, unpasteurized apple cider vinegar with the “mother” to receive the full benefits that this vinegar has to offer. We love and trust the Omega Nutrition Brand, Bragg’s and Eden Organic which you can find at any health food store. 

Stephanie xo

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