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

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?

The ingredient list

  • fresh ginger root
  • fresh turmeric root
  • grapefruit
  • orange
  • raw, local honey OR Manuka honey
  • freshly ground pepper
  • pinch of Himalayan pink salt
  • optional: MCT oil OR high polyphenol extra virgin olive oil
  • filtered water

How to make ginger turmeric shots

You only need a powerful blender to make these ginger turmeric shots. I use my Nutribullet. I roughly chop the ginger and turmeric roots and the citrus before blending.

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.

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 or a nut milk bag.

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

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 compounds
  • Antioxidants
  • Immune boosting benefits
  • Digestive support

Enjoy these 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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