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Looking for a wellness shot recipe that nourishes, fuels, and aids your body in the morning and is so easy to make? Your salvation may come in the form of a very small glass. Health-boosting immunity shots, like complex juices, provide a quick dose of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals — but in a more concentrated form.
This Ginger Lemon and Immunity Booster Shot can give a boost for your immune system. Plus, you’ll only need 4 ingredients, a juicer, and 10 minutes from your time!
Need a Boost?
Our immune system is like a strong wall that protects us from foreign pathogens. Developing a strong immune system is indeed a long-term project, but you can always give it a boost by including healthy herbs and concotions in your diet.
Anytime anyone in our family feels under the weather, I try to avoid medication if there’s another alternative to getting back to health. Whenever possible, I try to stay healthy and well through the foods we eat instead of getting sick and trying to take medicine afterwards.
One of my go-to’s are these Ginger Lemon Turmeric Immune Boosting Shots. I’m a big fan of making them all cold and flu season to avoid getting sick, but they’re especially helpful with upset stomachs, inflammation, and more when you’re already feeling icky.
Why You Should Drink these Turmeric and Ginger Shots
- They are delicious!
- You’ll feel energized without caffeine.
- They are rich in Vitamin C.
- They could help you maintain a healthy gut.
- They’re easy to include in your daily diet.
Immunity Shot Ingredients
Here’s how each of the ingredients in this Immunity Shot nourishes, fuels, and boosts your body in the following ways:
Lemon: Lemon is high in Vitamin C and is known to have antiviral and antibacterial properties.
Orange: Orange is high in vitamin C and beta-cryptoxanthin, a carotenoid that your body converts to vitamin A.
Ginger contains gingerol, which can help reduce the risk of infection and inhibit the growth of a variety of bacteria.
Turmeric: Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, is known to be a potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant.
Black pepper: Adding a pinch of black pepper to your turmeric increases the absorption of curcumin by nearly 2000%!
Take the Shot & Feel the Kick!
What Is Turmeric?
This plant grows in India, Asia, and Central America, and it is related to ginger. It looks orangey and yellow like ginger root.
The turmeric root can be used to make juices, such as this turmeric shot recipe, or powdered for dried spices.
The yellow compound curcumin found in turmeric has antioxidative properties and may reduce inflammation.
Why Add Black Pepper?
It is suggested that if you use turmeric for its health benefits, you also use black pepper. This is due to the presence of piperine in black pepper, which may increases the absorption of curcumin while also providing its own benefits like relieving nausea, headaches and poor digestion.
Jam Packed with Immune Boosters
How to Drink It
Energy shots can be quite strong, so it is best to drink them like shots! Simply tilt the cup back and swallow it. I like to serve it into small shot glasses as you can see in the picture.
You can always drink this ginger and turmeric shot like a turmeric juice. It all depends on your preference! I suggest trying it as a shot first before pouring a huge glass of it.
Frequently Asked Questions FAQs:
As a general rule, the sooner you drink a freshly squeezed juice, the more nutrients are available. However, this juice can easily be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week.
You can start your day with one shot and take another one in the evening.
If your turmeric and ginger are organic, you can juice them without peeling them! If they are not organic, you may want to peel them before juicing, or at the very least thoroughly wash them.
It is advised that you only take one shot on an empty stomach. This should allow your body to reap the benefits of turmeric, ginger, black pepper, without causing stomach discomfort.
You can use powdered versions of the two spices in this hot. If you do, I recommend adding more liquid, such as water or citrus juice. Powdered spices are less potent than the root-based version.
Turmeric adds a vibrant natural color to any food and it also has a strong, earthy, and spicy flavor similar to ginger. This makes it ideal for savory dishes and spice blends.
4 Ingredient, 5 Minute Shot
You can replace the raw turmeric root with powdered turmeric.
You can add honey to your juice mix (optional).
For an added boost of Vitamin C, you can throw in a red pepper.
If you don’t have a juicer, you can use a blender. Add to the ingredients to the blender, and pulse until well blended. You can add a little water to help ease blending.
Strain with a fine strainer, cheesecloth and squeeze all the liquid out.
A Natural Remedy to Boost Your Immunity
Immunity Shot Ingredients
- oranges, peeled
- lemon, peeled
- raw turmeric root or turmeric powder
- raw ginger root
- black pepper powder
(Makes about 4-6 (2 oz) shots)
Steps to Prep These Ginger Turmeric Immune-Boosting Energy Shots
First, wash the raw ginger and raw turmeric knobs.
Next, peel the oranges and lemon trying not to remove the white peel that is under the skin
To a juicer, add the peeled oranges, peeled lemon, raw ginger knob, and the raw turmeric know
Once the juice has been extracted, add 1/8 teaspoon of ground black pepper (best to use organic) and mix
Finally, store in the refrigerator in sealed in sir tight container. Take 1-2 shots per day.
A Valuable Addition to Any Healthy Diet
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Ginger Turmeric Orange Lemon Immunity Shot
- juicer or blender
- 4 oranges, peeled
- 2 knobs raw turmeric root, or 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 2 knobs raw ginger root
- ⅛ teaspoon black pepper powder
- Wash the raw ginger and raw turmeric knobs.
- Peel the oranges and lemon trying not to remove the white peel that is under the skin.
- To a juicer, add the peeled oranges, peeled lemon, raw ginger knob, and the raw turmeric now.
- Once the juice has been extracted, add ⅛ teaspoon of ground black pepper (best to use organic) and mix.
- Store in the refrigerator in sealed in sir tight container.
- Take 1-2 shots per day.