Wintery Warm Mulled Spice Cider

Prep Time: 25 Min                                                                     

Servings: 8 cups

INGREDIENTS: Always use organic when possible.

  • ½ Gallon Unfiltered Apple Cider (Make your own if possible)
  • 1 Orange
  • 10 Whole Cloves
  • 4 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 1 Tbsp. Allspince Berries
  • 6 Cardamon Pods
  • 1 Tsp. Nutmeg
  • ¼ Cup Grade B Maple Syrup or Unrefined Brown Sugar (you may use less)

Directions:

  1. Cut orange into large slices.
  2. Wrap all the spices and orange slices in a cheesecloth and tie tightly.  You may also use a jumbo sized mesh ball.
  3. In a medium to large saucepan add apple cider and mulling spices and when hot, lower temperature low heat and simmer for about 15-20 minutes.
  4. Stir in maple syrup at the end and serve.

 

You Are What You Eat!

(A Short Bio on the Nutrient Density of the Main Ingredients)

Apples:                        Polyphenols that function as antioxidants helps to decrease oxidation of cell membrane fats.  Good for the heart, lowers risk of asthma (in numerous studies), provides beneficial vitamin C.  The whole food form of apples are high in fibre and help to manage hunger and balance blood sugar.  Scientists have recently shown apples to have positive effects in the digestive tract.

Cinnamon:                   Anti-clotting actions, anti-microbial food which helps to stop the growth of bacteria, fungi and Candida.  Cinnamon helps reduce blood sugar after eating.  Helps with type 2 diabetes patients improve their ability to respond to insulin.  Boosts brain function, excellent source of manganese and very good source of fibre, iron and calcium.  Known as a traditional warming remedy and is a great addition to winter months.

Grade B Maple Syrup: Grade B maple syrup is less processed than Grade A maple syrup and although it can be more expensive, it contains a lot more health supportive nutrients.  Manganese and zinc are important for your immune function and support reproductive health and prostate health for men.

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2 Comments to “Wintery Warm Mulled Spice Cider”

  1. This sounds absolutely wonderful!

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