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Blueberry-Raspberry Shrub (aka drinking vinegar) #guthealth #microbiome #reclaimingvitality

Blueberry-Raspberry Shrub

Chelsea
Get the benefits of apple cider vinegar in a tasty beverage.
Prep Time 1 min

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups of berries one cup blueberries, one cup raspberries
  • 2 cups raw apple cider vinegar
  • sugar for after the shrub has steeped

Instructions
 

  • Combine the fruit and vinegar in a jar and allow to sit for at least one week out of direct sunlight. Give the jar a shake every day.
  • After the week is finished, strain the fruit and either compost it or use it to make a chutney.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of sugar to the shrub and allow to sit for 3-5 days. If you would like your shrub to carbonate, put it in a flip top bottle.
  • You can also pre-dilute your shrub and carbonate if desired. This is my favorite. Ratio: 1 tablespoon of shrub: 8 ounces of water (or water kefirĀ for added probiotics): 1.5 teaspoons of sugar. Combine all in a flip-top (or grolsch) bottle and wait 3-5 days. So, for a 32 ounce flip-top, add 4 tablespoons of shrub, 2 tablespoons (6 teaspoons) of sugar, and fill the rest of the way with water or water kefir, being sure to leave at least 2 inches of head space for expansion.

Notes

If you made a pre-diluted shrub, drink it straight! The best time is right before meals (15-30 minutes)
For a full strength uncarbonated shrub, mix one tablespoon with 8 ounces of water and drink before meals.
Mix one tablespoon of full-strength carbonated shrub with sparkling mineral water and enjoy.
Make a salad dressing with it.
Make it into a syrup and make cocktails with it. (Don't make them too sweet though!)
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