Raw Spiced Apple Cider! in Recipes

It’s officially fall time! How do I know? Because my birthday was yesterday! My birthday, October 5th, officially marks the start of autumn in my book. Here in Aruba we don’t get to enjoy knitted sweaters and the beauty of leaves changing color but I do my best to get the fall-time feel in anyway! I do miss the changing of the seasons a whole lot. This morning I made one of my favorite fall time things: Apple Cider – with a raw twist, of course! This is super easy to make and all you need is a juicer. If you’re not residing in the Caribbean like I am and the weather is actually starting to get chilly you can even heat this up, but it won’t be raw anymore (still nutritious and delicious though!). Here is how you do it:


  • Five apples
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 1/2 lemons
  • Handfull of green grapes
  • 1cm fresh ginger
  • lemon grass
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Cardamom
  • Dried ginger

You need a juicer, or possibly a blender and a strainer. I do recommend all juice lovers out there to get your hands on a good juicer ASAP! I use my juicer every single day (whenever someone comes out with a self-cleaning one, let me know!). Put all of your fresh ingredients in the juicer, starting and finish with apples so that you get all the good stuff through. If you’re using a blender, blend it all and then use a strainer and som patience to get the juice to separate from the fleshiness. Once you have everything juiced and ready, add a big dash of cinnamon powder (I like a lot of cinnamon!), a pinch of nutmeg and cardamom and if you like a little bit more ginger spice in there, a pinch of ginger powder, too. If you like things spicy you could even add a piece of jalapeรฑo in the juicer, which would fit perfectly to the mix, but I’m a wuss when it comes to spicy things so I left it like this. Stir well, pour over ice and enjoy with a good book and candle light!