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Ginger and Turmeric Shot Recipe to Boost Your Health

Ginger and Turmeric Shots
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Ginger and turmeric shots are packed with benefits for mind and body. Making them is easy and you don’t even need appliances. Find out how in a few easy steps.

Ginger and turmeric shots are designed to be swallowed quickly. Both of these ingredients have strong flavors, which is why some people struggle with the taste. Our recipe adds a citrus zest that makes these shots refreshing and delicious. You will love this recipe because it:

  • Takes five minutes
  • Is bursting with vitamins and antioxidants
  • Is anti-inflammatory
  • Is immune-boosting
  • Has anti-cancer properties
  • Has pain-killing properties
  • Improves digestive health
  • Has a refreshing citrus taste

Ginger and Turmeric Shots: Bursting with Health Benefits

Be warned! Turmeric can stain.
Be warned! Turmeric can stain.
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Grow your own turmeric at home for a sustainable and totally organic supply of this bursting-with-benefits superfood. Turmeric contains a compound called curcumin, which is a powerful anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor and antioxidant. Unfortunately though, curcumin is poorly absorbed into your bloodstream.

It helps to consume turmeric with black pepper — an important ingredient in our ginger and turmeric shot recipe. Black pepper contains piperine, which is a natural substance that can increase the absorption of curcumin by up to 2,000 percent. Research suggests that curcumin can help in the management of many disorders, including:

  • Oxidative and inflammatory conditions
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Arthritis
  • Anxiety
  • Blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Exercise-induced inflammation
  • Muscle soreness
Ginger and turmeric have been used for centuries in herbal and medicinal remedies.
Ginger and turmeric have been used for centuries in herbal and medicinal remedies.
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Ginger is certainly worth getting to know and adding to your diet. Learning how to peel, chop and grate ginger will help you become familiar with a plant that is full of health enhancement compounds. Gingerol is just one of ginger’s magic compounds. It has anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and anti-cancer effects on the body. And that’s not all! It is also associated with a range of other health benefits too, including:

  • Improved brain function
  • Heart health and lower blood sugar.
  • Improved digestion
  • Nausea Relief 
  • Cholesterol Management
  • Pain Relief
  • Immunity

Ingredients for Your Ginger and Turmeric Shots

Lemon and orange juice add flavor, vitamins and natural cleansers.
Lemon and orange juice add flavor, vitamins and natural cleansers.
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Always try to shop locally and organically when you can. Select products with no or minimal packaging that is biodegradable. To make your tasty ginger and turmeric shots, you will need:

  • 2 small oranges (peeled)
  • 2 small lemons (peeled)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh turmeric (peeling optional)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh ginger (peeling optional)
  • 1/8 tsp fresh black pepper

With a Juicer or a Blender

With a Juicer

  1. Put all of your ingredients into the juicer.
  2. Juice.
  3. Pour into a sealable glass bottle.

With a Blender

  1. Manually juice your oranges and lemons.
  2. Pour the juice into the blender.
  3. Add the ginger, turmeric and black pepper to the mix.
  4. Blend on high speed for 30-60 seconds.
  5. Pour into a sealable glass bottle.

    Making Ginger and Turmeric Shots by Hand

    Expending energy instead of consuming it.
    Expending energy instead of consuming it.
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    This method does require a little more manual labor. Expending your own energy means that you are not consuming any of the planet’s — so this is our favorite way of making eco-friendly ginger and turmeric shots.

    1. Manually juice your oranges and lemons.
    2. Grind your black pepper.
    3. Grate the ginger and turmeric.
    4. If you do not mind drinking the grated ginger and turmeric, you can add it directly to the juice and ground pepper and shake. If you would prefer the smoother texture – proceed to the next step.
    5. Let the shots soak in the fridge for about 6 hours. Then strain the liquid by pouring it through a strainer.

    You can compost or eat any leftover pulp. Alternatively, freeze it into an ice cube tray and add it to another healthy beverage — like celery juice or sauerkraut juice — another time.

    Store the shots in a sealable glass bottle in the fridge for up to five days. Trap nutrients immediately, and avoid spoilage or waste by freezing some of your mixture.

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