Raw Apple Cider

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Having a child with multiple allergies can have it’s  heartbreaking moments.  I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve eaten something and Sweet Baby tries to eat from my plate instead of hers.  It kills me, every single time.  She used to say “My nummy nums!” and now her new thing is “haaam”.   We don’t eat ham often and I don’t remember the last time we did, but whenever she wants to eat something, “haaam”! It’s too darn cute.  I wish I could feed her anything and everything.. and my hope is one day she won’t have FPIES.   Most children outgrow FPIES by age 3.. so fingers crossed ya’ll.   Until then she knows if I don’t allow her to have it she just says “no, no, no’.. Like I said.. heartbreaking.

baby apple cider

There’s those horrible moments when I can’t share everything with her, then there’s the best moments when we can enjoy something together.  Food is just more fun when it’s enjoyed with someone else.  Who wants to eat all alone?  I love company.  Family, food, friends, it all makes life complete.  Some days I just feel as if food is just fuel.. and then there’s days like just last week where Sweet Baby and I enjoyed her first “cider”.  While she could probably have apple cider it’s not something I really want to waste a trial on.  (We have to trial each and every food – there’s no test or treatment for FPIES) So we got creative in the kitchen with our Vitamix and baby’s safe foods.  The end result was quite delicious, healthy, and full of love.

raw apple cider

Best of all this cider is raw and full of all the vitamins that you wouldn’t get in a traditional cider.  I get to control all the ingredients, which are all organic of course!   We add strawberries for a little sweetness since we always buy more of a tart apple.  Even if this juice isn’t your typical cider, it’s just as good if not better in our opinion! :)

baby apple juice

 

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Raw Apple Cider

Yield: 2 Servings

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Cook Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 Cups Apples
  • 5 Strawberries
  • 1 1/2 Cups Water

Directions:

Put all the ingredients into your blender (I recommend a Vitamix) and blend for about 2 minutes.  Pour into a glass and enjoy.

  • Note: When making raw juices it's best to consume within the hour as oxidation occurs and breaks down the nutrients.
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28 Responses to “Raw Apple Cider”

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    Nichol — October 17, 2013 @ 6:38 pm

    Loving the clean look Courtney, congrats on being on WP!! You know I’m here if you need anything:) This sounds delicious. I love making strawberry apple smoothies:)

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    • Courtney replied: — October 18th, 2013 @ 1:04 pm

      Thanks, Nichol! I seriously can’t thank you enough for all your help. We are so enjoying all these smoothies. Hoping to trial oranges soon for even more raw juicing fun! :)

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    Andrea — October 17, 2013 @ 6:48 pm

    Your site looks great and sweet baby is adorable! Thanks for sharing your recipe. I’ll try it sometime soon and see if I can convince my two picky sons to try it too.

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    • Courtney replied: — October 18th, 2013 @ 1:12 pm

      It’s funny that Sweet Baby is quite picky with her extremely limited diet. She loved this cider :) – Thanks for the sweet comment!

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    Alison — October 17, 2013 @ 7:15 pm

    Looks like she really enjoyed it!!! :) I’ve never made Raw Apple Cider but I feel like I should now!

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    • Courtney replied: — October 18th, 2013 @ 1:14 pm

      She really did – I barely got a sip! :)

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    Kelly @ A Girl Worth Saving — October 17, 2013 @ 7:23 pm

    Your design is beautiful and I love this recipe :)

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    • Courtney replied: — October 18th, 2013 @ 1:14 pm

      Thank you my dear! :) Such a fan of your design/recipes! Especially with M’s special diet!

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    Virginia @thatbaldchick — October 17, 2013 @ 7:54 pm

    Love the new look! Pinned your recipe, thanks for sharing.

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    • Courtney replied: — October 18th, 2013 @ 1:15 pm

      Thanks, Virgina! Thanks for spreading the love :)

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    Tiff @ Babes and Kids — October 18, 2013 @ 11:49 pm

    I love that this is a recipe you can share together! looks yummy!

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    Jenn — October 21, 2013 @ 12:32 pm

    I’d be saying baaaacon. ;) So glad this is something she has a good chance of outgrowing this soon so you can start saying yes!

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    Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell — October 21, 2013 @ 1:59 pm

    You do such a great job of making her food/drink fun and interesting in spite of its limited nature. I do hope she outgrows it though!

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    Angela — October 21, 2013 @ 3:41 pm

    I’ve never tried making raw apple cider, but I bet it would be delicious!

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    Paula @ Frosted Fingers — October 21, 2013 @ 8:02 pm

    Sorry your baby has so many allergies. I can’t imagine. That cider looks delicious!

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    Colleen — October 21, 2013 @ 9:26 pm

    You are doing a great job of trying to find good things for her. I can imagine how hard it is my daughter is a “what to try everything” kinda girl even at almost 8.

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    Theresa — October 21, 2013 @ 10:25 pm

    You are such a good mama.

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    Sheri — October 21, 2013 @ 11:02 pm

    I think this looks so good! I’ll have to try it.

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    Donna — October 21, 2013 @ 11:27 pm

    We use our juicer and use just apples to make apple juice and it is so delicious!

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    Penelope (NYC Blogger) — October 22, 2013 @ 4:43 pm

    It sounds really good, I love apple cider (and that is probably like, the CUTEST tester EVER!)

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    Jenn @TheRebelChick — October 23, 2013 @ 9:41 am

    I can’t imagine how frustrating the FPIES must be! I am glad you found a yummy cider that she can drink. It sounds really good!

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    Samantha — October 29, 2013 @ 3:06 am

    Yumm, this sounds delicious and super easy to make! I cannot wait to try to make some for Mason and I! Thank you for sharing this recipe!

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    Mickey — November 1, 2013 @ 3:00 pm

    That sounds so good – I know my kids would love it. Your daughter is adorable! :)

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    Laurie Skiles — November 3, 2013 @ 10:16 am

    oh my that looks so good!

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    Kelsey Apley — November 21, 2013 @ 6:50 pm

    I have only had raw cider once and it was THE best ever!!! So good I can’t say that enough!!

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    Penelope (NYC Blogger) — November 22, 2013 @ 11:14 am

    She seems to like it, and I’ve tried it before, I love it too!

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    Barnolds Barnes — December 3, 2013 @ 10:41 am

    Yum! I don’t have a blender or juicer but I wonder if my Magic Bullet would work?

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    Jenn — January 10, 2014 @ 9:21 pm

    This looks much fresher and tastier than anything comparable you can buy in stores.

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