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This Lemon Ginger Turmeric shot recipe boosts your body with immune-boosting vitamins and minerals and anti-inflammatory benefits that kick-start your day.

Every time the seasons change, my body needs some recharge. So I make teas more often, as well as soups. In spring, it is nettle soup and detox green smoothie; in the autumn, rosehip soup, elderberry syrup, and echinacea tea. These are all immunity boosters that keep me and my family prepared. 

Ginger and garlic are always ready in my pantry to be brewed in tea, make garlic shots or ferment with honey.

Make ginger turmeric lemon shot juicer recipe

I recently included these Lemon ginger turmeric shots into my daily routine. They are easy to make and contain three key ingredients: lemon, ginger, and turmeric. Combining them creates a potent elixir that boosts your body’s immune system.

So, if you’re looking for a quick and easy way to improve your health and kick-start your day, this ginger shot recipe is worth trying. 

Lemon Ginger and Turmeric shots ingredients.

Ginger

Ginger is a root widely used as a spice and a natural remedy in many cultures worldwide. It has a pungent, spicy, and slightly sweet flavor and can be used fresh or powdered in this recipe. I like to brew it into tea.

Turmeric

Turmeric is a member of the ginger family and is derived from the root of the turmeric plant, which is dried and ground into a fine powder. Its bright yellow color, which comes from a compound called curcumin. I suggest using fresh turmeric root, but using turmeric powder is also pretty potent. Turmeric is a strong colorant, so protect your hands and nails from turmeric stains.

What are the benefits of turmeric for our health?

Lemon

Lemons are a rich vitamin C source and complement ginger as well as turmeric flavors. They also contain flavonoids with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that lower the risk of chronic diseases.

While the name of this recipe suggests three ingredients, two other secret ingredients are essential to boost the power of the main three.

Black Pepper

Believe it or not, black pepper helps boost the absorption of turmeric by up to 2,000% thanks to piperine. (source)

Oil

Adding a bit of oil as helps to improve the absorption of curcumin. It is the last but not least piece of our puzzle. It can be any oil; I used extra virgin olive oil but you can use any oil available in your pantry.

Boost your immune system with the Lemon Ginger turmeric shot recipe.

Before we jump into the recipe, it is good to know why we should implement these three essential players in our diet. 

What are the benefits of turmeric for our health?

Turmeric is known for its bright yellow color, which comes from a compound called curcumin. Curcumin is a powerful antioxidant and has anti-inflammatory properties. It has been used for centuries in traditional medicine to treat various conditions, including digestive issues, inflammation, and skin problems. In addition, turmeric is used as a natural food coloring and spice in many dishes, including curries, soups, and rice dishes.

What are the benefits of ginger?

What are the benefits of ginger?

Ginger contains several bioactive compounds that give it its flavor and aroma. It has been used for centuries in traditional medicine to help with various ailments, such as nausea, digestive problems, pain, and inflammation. In addition to its medicinal properties, ginger is also used as a flavoring in many foods and beverages, such as ginger ale, gingerbread, and curry dishes.

Make ginger turmeric lemon shot juicer recipe

First step – prepare the roots and lemon

peel ginger, turmeric root, and lemon and cut them into small pieces that will fit into a juicer.

ingredients to make Lemon ginger turmeric shots

Second step – juice them

It would help if you used a juicer or a blender to make these wellness shots.

With a juicer: juice them all in a juicer and collect the juice in a bowl.

Using a blender or grinder:

Place the ginger and turmeric in a blender and blend until finely chopped. Strain the ginger and turmeric juice using a strainer, cheesecloth or fine sieve. Discard solids

Juice the lemons and mix it with turmeric and ginger juice.

Using a juicer to make Lemon ginger turmeric shots

Third step – add black pepper and a tablespoon of olive oil.

Shake it well or stir the mixture before serving.

Drink the shot each morning on an empty stomach for better absorption.

adding all ingredients

Note:

If you use ground turmeric or ginger, add them with the black pepper. 

Use the leftover pulp from ginger and turmeric to make tea or store it in an ice cube tray for later use.

Tips:

you can add a cup of water to the mixture if you prefer the loose consistency.

You can adjust the taste with a sweetener such as honey or maple syrup, but it is not necessary.

pouring Lemon ginger turmeric juice into shots

How to serve it?

The shots taste better when served cold. So keep them in the refrigerator before serving or pre-chilled the pre-chilled ingredients while preparing the shots.

Variations

you can experiment with various flavors and combinations:

  1. Instead of using lemon, feel free to use fresh orange juice that can add a sweet and citrusy flavor to the shot.
  2. Adding fresh pineapple juice to the shot can provide a tropical twist and add extra sweetness to the recipe.
  3. You can add a teaspoon of honey to the recipe for an extra dose of sweetness and to balance out the spiciness of the ginger.
  4. Adding a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to the recipe can help improve digestion and provide a tangy flavor.
  5. For an extra kick, you can add a pinch of cayenne pepper to the recipe, which can also help improve circulation and reduce inflammation.

How does the lemon ginger turmeric shot taste?

Frankly, this is not a cocktail you would want to enjoy during a night out. However, as a drink shot intended to boost one’s immune system, it is indeed quite potent.

The shot’s flavor profile is sour, owing to the presence of lemons, and has a slightly spicy kick from ginger, powdered turmeric, and black pepper. Despite its strong taste, I like it, particularly the combination of ginger and lemon flavors.

potent immunity booster

How many immune-boosting shots a day can you take?

One shot of the turmeric lemon mixture daily contains enough nutrients to support your health throughout the day. So I would start with one shot and day and see how you feel. If you are feeling unwell or desire an additional immune system boost, a second shot in the evening can also be beneficial.

Can you take a turmeric wellness shot on an empty stomach?

First thing in the morning, start with a shot of this elixir to get all the benefits. Consuming it on an empty stomach may enhance its absorption and effectiveness. Turmeric contains a compound called curcumin, which has anti-inflammatory properties and may aid digestion, among other potential health benefits.
If you are trying it for the first time and don’t know how your body will react, starting with a small amount and gradually increasing the dose may be best. 

how to make Lemon ginger turmeric shots

Are turmeric and ginger shots good for colds and flu?

Ginger and turmeric are the best combinations to fight a cold. They possess immune-boosting, antiviral, and antibacterial properties that may help fight infections. I used them to make this flu bomb.

Ginger shots may also help soothe sore throats and alleviate congestion. 

How long do ginger turmeric energy shots last?

You can store them in the refrigerator for up to a week. However, consuming them within the first 2-3 days is best for maximum freshness and potency.

Can you freeze the lemon ginger turmeric shots?

While it is possible to freeze these lemon ginger turmeric shots, it is not recommended. Freezing can alter the texture and taste of the shot and may also degrade some of the active compounds in the ingredients. Some people, however, freeze them for longer shelf life. It is a convenient way to defrost one cube whenever you need it.

How many immune-boosting shots a day can you take?
Yield: 6

Lemon ginger turmeric shot recipe

How does the lemon ginger turmeric shot taste

This Lemon Ginger Turmeric shot recipe boosts your body with immune-boosting vitamins and minerals and anti-inflammatory benefits that kick-start your day.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Peel ginger, turmeric root, and lemon and cut them into small pieces that will fit into a juicer.
  2. It would help if you used a juicer or a blender to make these wellness shots.
  • With a juicer: juice them all in a juicer and collect the juice in a bowl.
  • Using a blender or grinder: Place the ginger and turmeric in a blender and blend until finely chopped. Strain the ginger and turmeric juice using a strainer, cheesecloth or fine sieve. Discard solids Juice the lemons and mix it with turmeric and ginger juice.
  1. Shake it well or stir the mixture before serving. Drink the shot each morning on an empty stomach for better absorption.

    Notes

    Note

  1. If you use ground turmeric or ginger, add them with the black pepper. 
  2. Use the leftover pulp from ginger and turmeric to make tea or store it in an ice cube tray for later use.
  3. Tips

  4. you can add a cup of water to the mixture if you prefer the loose consistency.
  5. You can adjust the taste with a sweetener such as honey or maple syrup, but it is not necessary.
  6. Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    6

    Serving Size:

    1

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 56Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 2gSugar: 6gProtein: 1g

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    Vladka Merva on March 21st, 2023

    10 Comments on “Lemon ginger turmeric shot recipe”

    1. I loved this lemon ginger turmeric shot. It gave me energy for the morning and feeling fresh. I was ready to kick off the day. Thanks for the recipe.

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    2. I am so glad I found this recipe! I really need this lemon ginger turmeric shot, and I’m happy that it is just so easy and simple to make. Definitely using this again.

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    3. I always buy shots just like this when I’m feeling under the weather but this inspired me to just make it myself. So easy and WAY cheaper!

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      • I need to get a juice, but right now I have been using a blender and straining the juice. I have a lemon tree and this is a great use for them to make these shots. Also, glad you gave some variations to change things up.

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    4. I’ve been looking for a recipe just like this. It’s so easy and you get a real boost just from drinking it. Perfect.

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    5. I was so sick of over paying for wellness shots. These taste even better and are wallet friendly. Thank for the great recipe!

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    6. My 12-year-old daughter lives with Juvenile Arthritis, an auto-immune disease. She loved this quick and natural treat to help with her inflammation!

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    7. I love starting my day with this shot! It has so many vitamins, nutrients and I love the ginger flavor.

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    8. Love the combination and it definitely wakes me up every time I make this! Recently had it after a morning run, and it was so great.

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    9. The lemon added such a nice brightness. I always get a little rundown during the spring when my allergies start kicking up, so I’m adding this to the morning routine. It made for a great start to the day.

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