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Ginger Turmeric Shots, an Immunity Booster (Made in a Blender)

October 27, 2022 (Last Updated: August 23, 2023)

Spicy, strong, fruity, vibrant, and a mood and immunity-booster; completely alcohol-free and good for your health. What more can you wish from a shot? Try these ginger turmeric shots to mark the special moments in your life this holiday season or to give your immune system a boost when needed.

They are made with widely available ingredients and are ready in just a few minutes. A blender is the only tool you need.

An anti-inflammatory shot

Ginger and turmeric are superfoods known for thousands of years for their health benefits. They are, in fact, closely related plants that have natural anti-inflammatory properties.

I mostly use fresh ginger to make ginger tea, which is just grated or finely sliced ginger and hot water. It helps me with digestion, in the evenings, after a larger or heavier meal, and it always helps with nausea. And it’s my go-to tea when I feel a cold or sore throat coming.

I use turmeric, mainly powder, in cooking, but the main source of turmeric and its active compound, curcumin, is supplements. These ROOT supplements are my favorites:

I used to think of ginger and turmeric shots as something you could only get in a juice store. But these past few weeks, since the fall came, I’ve been craving these shots. Why not make them at home?

Two ginger turmeric shots, an orange, a grape, and ginger root

The ingredient list

  • fresh ginger root
  • fresh turmeric root
  • grapefruit
  • orange
  • raw, local honey OR Manuka honey
  • freshly ground pepper (boosts the absorption of turmeric)
  • pinch of Himalayan pink salt
  • optional: MCT oil OR high polyphenol extra virgin olive oil
  • filtered water
All the ingredients for the ginger turmeric shots are on a plate

How to make ginger turmeric shots

You only need a powerful blender to make these homemade ginger shots. I use my Nutribullet.

I roughly chop the ginger and turmeric roots and the citrus before blending.

You can peel them if you want, but if they are organic, it’s not necessary.

The white membrane of the grapefruit is bitter, but I like the touch of bitterness. If you want to, you can remove the membrane before adding the pulp to the blender.

Feel free to add a little lemon juice if you want.

There will be some pulp in the shot, and I would not recommend straining it, as there is a lot of nutritional value in the pulp. But if you want to, you can use a strainer, a nut milk bag.

Just be careful with handling it, as the turmeric stains everything.

All the ingredients for the recipe are in a blender and are ready to be processed
Two ginger turmeric shots from the top

What you get in this ginger turmeric shot

While I wouldn’t recommend this shot every day, it is a great addition to your daily regimen in the colder season, when you need an immunity boost, or when you want to offer your friends and family a fun, healthy experience without the alcohol.

You can drink this anytime, but drink this shot in the morning for a caffeine-free boost.

What do you get in this shot:

  • Polyphenols
  • Vitamin C
  • Minerals
  • Curcumin
  • Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds
  • Immune boosting benefits
  • Digestive support

Serve in a shot glass. Enjoy these ginger turmeric shots!

Two ginger turmeric shots

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Ginger Turmeric Shots, an Immunity Booster (Made in a Blender)

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By Claudia Curici, Health Coach Serves: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes

Spicy, strong, fruity, vibrant, and a mood and immunity-booster; completely alcohol-free and good for your health. What more can you wish from a shot? Try these ginger turmeric shots to mark the special moments in your life this holiday season or to give your immune system a boost when needed. They are made with widely available ingredients and are ready in just a few minutes. A blender is the only tool you need.

Ingredients

  • thumb-size turmeric root, chopped (about 20 grams)
  • thumb-size ginger root, chopped (about 20 grams)
  • 1/4 of a medium grapefruit (I left the white membrane on as it's full of nutrients)
  • 1/2 orange, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon local, raw honey (or Manuka honey)
  • Optional: 1/4 teaspoon MCT oil (will help with curcumin absorption)
  • a pinch of freshly ground black pepper (helps with curcumin absorption)
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup filtered water

Instructions

1

Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until liquid.

2

Serve immediately or store for up to a day in the refrigerator. Shake before serving.

3

Optional: you can strain the liquid using a nut milk bag, but I don't recommend it as there are a lot of nutrients in the pulp. The shot has a thicker consistency than a usual juice.

Notes

If you buy organic turmeric and ginger, and they look fresh and vibrant, you don't need to remove the peels; scrub them well with a vegetable brush. I use leftovers of this concoction to add to salad dressings.

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