Enter apple cider vinegar - the all-natural internal spring-cleaning agent - made from a heap of freshly crushed organic apples that are left to macerate and ferment in aged wood. It's no wonder Hippocrates, well known as the father of medicine, carried a bottle in his medicine bag. Apple cider vinegar is a lively stimulant capable of propelling you from winter into spring with a single shot. As a daily tonic, this mineral-packed "pick me up" is guaranteed to jolt you out of winter sluggishness. Enhance your food by enriching greens, salads, soups, grains and bean dishes with this wonder juice.
3 cups broccoli, cut into spears
½ organic Fuji apple
2 tbsp roasted walnut halves
1 orange, segments separated
¼ cup virgin olive oil
1/3 cup orange juice
¼ cup organic apple cider vinegar
a touch of sea salt
Place a pot of water on the boil. Throw in the broccoli and blanch for three minutes or until "al dente". Cool under cold running water and drain.
Meanwhile, make the dressing by whisking all the ingredients together and allow to sit. Add a little honey if it's too tart.
Quarter, core and slice the apple and add to the drained broccoli.
Toss together with the dressing and plate up with orange segments and roast walnuts.
Eat right away.