You make a salad bursting with natural, raw goodness even more nutritious by adding a vinaigrette loaded with wholesome health benefits like this Detoxifying Apple Cider Vinegar and Raw Honey Vinaigrette recipe.
Detoxing improves your health, energy, immune system, memory, and digestion by removing toxins, contaminants, and waste that ends up being stored in your body fat, cells, and organs.
Raw food is a great way to boost that process, and this raw vinaigrette adds even more detoxifying properties to your already fabulous salad.
Blend up all these tasty and healthful ingredients and top any salad of your choice. It’s even good on a warm potato salad, when you’re not going raw. You’ll feel your body’s gratitude for the incredible nutritional value you’re adding to it.
Health Benefits of This Lemon Vinaigrette (The Ingredients)
Apple Cider Vinegar
Here’s a list of some of ACV’s health benefits:
- Eases intestinal aches and pains
- Soothes sore throats
- Helps reduce your cholesterol levels
- Improves your digestion and helps prevents indigestion,
- Clears congestion
- Helps with weight loss and weight management
- Gives you a natural energy boost
- Helps stabilize your blood sugar
- Protects your heart, has anti-cancer properties
- Boosts your immune system.
It is also full of vitamins, and is usually included or recommended when you’re planning a detox, because it is such a good natural cleanser.
Organic Raw Honey
Honey is perfect as a natural sweetener, while providing your body some amazing healing benefits.
Its antioxidants help in the fight against free radicals and it’s both anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. Plus, raw honey is filled with phytonutrients for general good health, which you won’t find in processed honey.
Honey is also a help for your digestive system and it reduces allergy symptoms (4).
Turmeric is a powerhouse, bringing a host of health benefits to this vinaigrette.
It is a natural pain reliever, has anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties, strengthens your immune system, improves cognitive function (even helping to reduce and prevent Alzheimers), is a mood elevator, lowers your risk of heart disease, keeps your memory sharp, helps to reduce and prevent arthritis, and is anti-aging (5).
Turmeric has been found to naturally protect and heal your liver, and it helps it to improve its detoxifying functions.
Cayenne pepper rounds out this vinaigrette with more anti-inflammatory properties.
The components cayenne help ease joint and muscle pain, prevents your blood from clotting, support weight loss, and are an excellent natural detoxifier by helping your liver and gallbladder get rid of harmful toxins (6).
This spicy addition also boosts your metabolism, and can help fight cancer.
Honey Lemon Vinaigrette with Apple Cider Vinegar
- Yield: 4 1x
- 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 2 tsp organic raw honey
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp turmeric powder
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
- 1 lemon, juice only
- Pinch pink Himalayan salt
- Add all the ingredients into the blender and pulse to obtain a gorgeous yellow vinaigrette.