Cinnamon Citrus Cider

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Nothing says fall like a cup of hot apple cider on a chilly autumn or winter day! Most ciders are full of added sugars, which makes them off limits for maximized living. This Cinnamon Citrus Cider recipe provides you with a maximized friendly version of your favourite fall comfort beverage. Keep it warm in a crock pot to serve at your holiday get-together or store in the fridge. Beware of the unbelievable smell this simple recipe will leave in your kitchen!

Serves 4-6


  • 5 cups organic apple cider
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 whole clove
  • 1 (1/2-inch-thick) orange slice with peel
  • 1 (1/2-inch-thick) lemon slice with peel
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • Cinnamon sticks and/or thinly sliced apples for garnish (optional)


  1. Combine cider, cinnamon stick, clove, orange slice, lemon slice, and nutmeg in a medium saucepan;
    bring to a boil.
  2. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes.
  3. Strain cider mixture through a sieve into a bowl and discard solids.
  4. Garnish each serving with 1 cinnamon stick and a thin slice of apple, if desired.


Dr. B.J. Hardick

About Dr. B.J. Hardick

Raised in a holistic family, Dr. B.J. Hardick is the co-author of the best-selling Maximized Living Nutrition Plans, used in natural health clinics worldwide, and a contributing author for its follow-up publication, The Cancer Killers. Dr. Hardick shares his own journey dealing with heavy metal toxicity in Real Detox, his e-Book available on An organic food fanatic and green living aficionado, all Dr. Hardick’s passions are anchored in helping others achieve ecologically sound, healthy, and balanced lives. Learn More