If you want to get a big hit of nutrients and immune-boosting properties, then a turmeric ginger shot aka ‘wellness shot’ is the way to go!
They’re super simple to make and will save you a truckload of money if you buy them elsewhere! With just 4-5 ingredients and a juicer, you’ll be able to whip them up in no time!
Turmeric Ginger Shot Ingredients
Turmeric (and curcumin, the active compound within turmeric) has gained so much traction over the last few years, and with good reason! It has been used in cooking for centuries and has many healing properties.
The curcumin within turmeric has excellent anti-inflammatory properties and is a powerful antioxidant. It is hard to get therapeutic doses via fresh turmeric but there are some great curcumin supplements.
Ginger is commonly used in cooking across the world and has some great properties. It is well known as a digestive aid and has anti-nausea capabilities. It is often used in travel sickness medication and ginger tea is often used in early pregnancy. As well, ginger is immune boosting and can also aid with weight loss.
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Using oranges, lemons or grapefruit in your turmeric ginger shot can help boost your immune system. It also makes it taste better! Citrus is jammed packed with vitamin C and having a wellness shot every day can help you increase your vitamin C intake tremendously.
Black pepper is a crucial part of the turmeric ginger shot. The addition of black pepper helps with vitamin C and curcumin absorption. Making the wellness shot even more powerful!
Turmeric Ginger Shot Recipe
4 5cm pieces of fresh turmeric (washed but not peeled)
2 5cm pieces of fresh ginger (washed but not peeled)
4 oranges, peeled (you can substitute orange for lemons or grapefruit if you prefer)
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- Using a juicer, juice turmeric, ginger and citrus.
- Stir through the black pepper.
- A serve is 50ml.
- Add coconut water for sweetness.
- Store in the fridge for up to a week. Freeze any excess.
Storing Your Turmeric Ginger Shot
The turmeric ginger shot will store in the fridge for up to a week. It does freeze well and can be in the freezer for up to 6 months.
When to have your Turmeric Ginger Shot
There are a few ways to have your turmeric ginger shot. Start by having it first thing in the morning. If you find that it’s hard on the stomach consume it mid-morning or as an afternoon boost.
We hope that helps this wellness shot makes it easy to get extra nutrients into your diet! And don’t forget that it can help you on your weight loss journey!