Immune-boosting homemade lemon ginger turmeric shot recipe for cold and flu season. It acts as an anti-inflammatory and has antioxidant properties to boost overall wellness.
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Why this ginger and turmeric shots recipe works
A ginger turmeric shot has incredible healing benefits! The health benefits of ginger (gingerol) and turmeric (curcuma) are they contain anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory compounds which help to reduce cold symptoms and arthritis symptoms. Ginger helps rev up the metabolism, alleviate nausea, and reduces indigestion.
Lemon helps to detox and alkaline the body’s pH levels and provides loads of vitamin C. All three of these called phytochemicals are rich in antioxidants which have effects against oxidative damage that can cause illnesses, specifically cancer and cardiovascular diseases. Ginger turmeric shots are great to help prevent these illnesses [source],
Homemade wellness shots are affordable and less costly. I love a good DIY home and health remedy that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg like homemade elderberry syrup, apple cider vinegar shots, and wellness shots. This ginger turmeric shot is so simple to make using either a juicer or a blender for a fraction of the price that it costs at the store.
What ingredients go into this ginger turmeric shot
- 1-inch of fresh peeled fresh ginger root
- 1-inch of fresh peeled turmeric
- half an orange and lemon with skin and rind cut off (if using a blender method remove rind and peel)
- black pepper – Black pepper is an important ingredient which helps the body best absorb turmeric and it’s nutrients.
- a pinch of cayenne pepper (optional to add a little spicy kick and not shown in image below)
Lemon juice and orange juice add sweetness and flavor, but you can also add a ½ tablespoon of honey if it tastes like you prefer it sweeter.
How to make ginger turmeric shots
This ginger turmeric shot recipe is best to make in a juicer but if you do not have one then no problem! You can make it in a high powered blender by either grating the ginger and turmeric first or adding about 2 tablespoons of water. It turns it into a very condensed and full of flavor turmeric and ginger juice!
In a blender
Remove the peel from the lemon and orange. Add the turmeric, ginger, lemon, orange, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and cinnamon into a high powered blender such as a Vitamix. If it is not mixing well add 2 tablespoon of water or grate the turmeric and ginger first. Using a mesh bag or nut bag, place the bag over a large bowl to strain and separate the fibers from the juice and pour the juice into the bag. Squeeze the bag tightly numerous times until all of the juice is drained into the bowl and the fibers are separated then pour into a glass and enjoy.
In a juicer
Add the ginger, turmeric, lemon, orange, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and cinnamon to a juicer and enjoy! You can leave the peel on the orange and lemon since the juicer does the work. Since it is highly acidic, I recommend rinsing your mouth and teeth with water after taking a ginger turmeric shot.
Storing shots in the fridge
Store these turmeric ginger shots in airtight containers or jars the fridge for up to 5 days. Although they are best and more potent consumed freshly made.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I store ginger shots?
Store the shots in a glass jar in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. You can also double or triple this recipe to have extra on-hand.
Can I make my shots in advance?
Yes, you can make this ginger turmeric shot in advance, although fresh pressed juice is always best to consume as soon as it is made. The longer juice sets it starts to loose nutrients so consume no later than 5 days.
Why are ginger shots so good for you?
Yes! Ginger with turmeric and lemon shots are incredibly good for you. The benefits of ginger shots are they act as an anti-bacterial, reduce inflammation, improve digestion, decrease arthritis symptoms, boost the immune system, and aid to prevent free radicals, oxidation and cancers.
Can you take this ginger turmeric shot everyday?
Ginger turmeric shots can be taken every day. Since they are full of citric acidic, it is best to rinse or wash your mouth out and wash down with water to protect the enamel on teeth.
Who should take ginger shots?
Anyone should take these turmeric ginger shots! Although be mindful of how much ginger you consume if on medications and always talk with your doctor first before starting a new wellness regimen or taking it (as I am not a doctor). This recipe is especially good for anyone with or experiencing:
- upset stomach
- motion sickness
- pregnant women
- menstrual pain and cramps
- help reduce body weight
- going through or finished chemotherapy
- experiencing morning sickness
- helps with high blood pressure
- joint pain
- muscle pain
* This article is not to diagnose or treat but to supply information. Again, as with any new wellness regimen, always consult with your doctor first especially if taking medications as large doses of ginger (or high doses of ginger supplements) can effect blood sugar levels and diabetes.
How much to drink
Since turmeric ginger shots are very concentrated, limit to only once a day as too much can cause heartburn and acidity.
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