If taking a bite from the apple is mankind’s original sin, then sign us up for more naughtiness of biblical proportions during National Apple Month. Whether you stan red delicious or make a regular visit to Granny Smith’s orchard, chomping through the skin of this all-American fruit is one of life’s simplest pleasures.
As we enter the fall holiday season, you might be so inclined to pumpkin spice everything up. Well not so fast, because spiced apple cider has a thing or two to say about who lays rightful claim to the throne of best autumn beverage. Apples are rich in antioxidants, which help promote a variety of health benefits including a decreased cancer risk. They’re also a good source of beneficial fiber that improves the health of your gut microbiome, aiding in weight loss by helping you feel fuller for longer.
We love apples, and chef Teresa Hansen has concocted a spiced apple cider recipe that’s good for your health and your mind. Featuring CBD:THC 1:1 Tinctures, this soothing beverage will leave your body feeling warm while your thoughts start to tingle in all the best ways. Drink this to smooth over a sore throat or to unwind while you take in a vibrant fall sunset.
Feel good to your core and make this spiced apple cider recipe at home:
Spiced Apple Cider
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25-30 minutes
Yield: 8 servings; 1 serving= 10 ounces= 10mg CBD:10mg THC
8 mL CBD:THC 1:1 Tincture (10mg CBD, 10mg THC per 1 mL)
64 ounces unfiltered apple cider
2 cups water
4 bags chai black tea
2 whole cinnamon sticks
1 inch piece ginger, sliced
1/2 cup fresh whole cranberries
1 orange, sliced
½ apple, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons honey
- Pour apple cider and water into a large crockpot.
- Add tea bags, cinnamon sticks, ginger, cranberries, sliced oranges and apples.
- Set crockpot to high heat. After 1 hour remove tea bags and continue to heat for another hour.
- In a small bowl, whisk together honey and tincture until fully combined. Whisk mixture into cider when ready to serve.
- Serve with additional sliced oranges and apples.