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Lemon Ginger Turmeric Shot

If you’re looking for an easy and delicious way to boost your immune system, then you’ll love this 3 ingredient Lemon Ginger Turmeric shot! Not only is it packed with health benefits, but it’s also incredibly easy to make.

glass filled with lemon ginger turmeric shot with ginger and turmeric roots

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Why You’ll Love Lemon Ginger Turmeric Shots

Lemon Ginger Turmeric shots are an excellent way to support your immune system and overall health. These shots are loaded with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, which can help fight off illnesses and keep your body in tip-top shape.

You can freeze them and use them to flavor water whenever you feel a cold coming on. Or throw a shot into some pineapple or watermelon juice for a spicy and yet surprisingly healthy twist on your favorite fruit juices.

What are the Benefits of Ginger Turmeric and Lemon?

Oh the benefits of taking lemon ginger turmeric shots are endless. I could fill four blog posts on this topic alone. Generally speaking, Ginger, turmeric, and lemon are all incredibly beneficial for your health.

Ginger is known to help with digestion, nausea, and inflammation. Turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory that can help reduce pain and swelling. Lemon is high in vitamin C and antioxidants, which can help support your immune system and promote healthy skin.

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Additional benefits from lemon include:

  1. One benefit lemon has tis that it can help reduce the risk of kidney stones! The citric acid in lemon water can help prevent kidney stones from forming.
  2. The acid in lemon water helps break down food in your stomach faster leading to more efficient digestion.

Benefits of Ginger

Drinking a ginger shot has lots of benefits including the following:

  • A cup of infused ginger water can help with motion sickness or indigestion.
  • Ginger has also been associated with weight loss
  • A reduction in inflammation.
  • Ginger tea can also help ease headaches or migraines.

Turmeric Benefits

Turmeric has tons of benefits for your immune system!

  • Antiviral
  • Helps with Respiratory infections

What are the Side Effects of a Shot of Ginger and Turmeric?

While ginger and turmeric are generally safe, they may cause side effects for some people. These side effects can include stomach upset or heartburn.

If you have GERD I would not take a lemon ginger turmeric shot because it can aggravate your already irritated esophagus.

You can still get the benefits of these shots by taking a powdered supplement in the form of a pill containing ginger and turmeric. This way the spices won’t touch your sensitive throat. Your stomach acid will break down the coating on the pill and your body will absorb the herbs.

Ingredients For Lemon Ginger Turmeric Shots

  • Lemon
  • Turmeric
  • Ginger Root
ingredients for lemon ginger turmeric shot

How to Make Lemon Ginger Turmeric Shots

I prefer to make lemon ginger turmeric shots in a juicer but if you don’t have one don’t worry. You can use a blender. Here are the instructions on how to make this recipe in both pieces of equipment.

In A Juicer

  1. Rinse off the lemon, ginger and turmeric with water to clean.
  2. Slice the peel off of the lemon using a sharp knife. The lemon peel will make your shots taste bitter!
  3. Run the turmeric, lemon and ginger through the juicer. Enjoy right away or freeze individual servings in an ice cube tray!
process shots showing how to make a lemon ginger turmeric shot in a juicer

Using A Blender

  1. Rinse off the lemon, ginger and turmeric with water to clean.
  2. Slice the peel off of the lemon using a sharp knife. The lemon peel will make your shots taste bitter!
  3. Add the lemon, ginger, and turmeric to a blender and blend until smooth.
  4. Strain the mixture through a fine mesh strainer.

How To Get Turmeric Stains out of the Blender?

If you’re using the blender method, chances are your blender is going to turn yellow from the turmeric. If you didn’t already know this let me tell you now, turmeric stains. It stains your clothes, countertops, skin and lastly the blender.

Use two tablespoons of baking soda or baking powder in the blender and add some water. Run the blender on high for two minutes. This should take care of the stain!

Recipe Variations

You can add other ingredients to your Lemon Ginger Turmeric Shots to change the flavor or boost the health benefits. Try adding:

  • Honey for sweetness and additional immune support.
  • Cayenne pepper for an extra kick of heat and circulation boost.
  • Add a pinch of black pepper. Black pepper increases the bioavailability of turmeric by about 2000%. I learned this from my Ayurvedic Cooking Instructor at the Natural Gourmet Institute. (Ayurvedic is an ancient Indian medical system.)
  • Add a tsp of olive oil to help the absorption of curcumin. Since curcumin is fat soluble, eating it with a fat source like oil enhances absorption. According to the National Institute of Health.
  • The Lecithin in fat will also help the body absorb the nutrients from ginger more effectively.

Ingredient Substitutions

If you Don’t Have Fresh Ginger

If you don’t have access to fresh turmeric or ginger, you can use ground versions instead. Simply add 1-2 teaspoons of each spice to the recipe instead of fresh roots.

If you Don’t Have Lemon

you can use lime instead!

What’s the Difference Between Blending and Juicing

Blending and juicing are two different methods of making drinks. Blending involves blending all the ingredients together, while juicing involves extracting the juice from the fruits and vegetables. Juicing tends to produce a thinner, smoother drink, while blending can result in a thicker, more fibrous drink.

glass filled with lemon ginger turmeric shot with ginger and turmeric roots

How Does the Lemon Ginger Turmeric Shot Taste?

Oh man, this is not an easy pill to swallow… Literally. Lemon ginger turmeric shots are intense. They have a peppery and bright flavor with an aftertaste that burns.

It kind of tastes like taking a shot of alcohol. Although this shot is actually good for you. You’ll feel energized after taking the shot and you instantly feel decongested.

What’s the Best Way to Store Lemon Ginger Turmeric Shots?

The best way to store lemon ginger turmeric shots is not to. These shots have the most bioavailable nutrition when it’s first made. Since juicing breaks the protective cellular wall of the produce they are prone to oxidization. Oxidization starts occurring right away.

How Long Does A Lemon Ginger Turmeric Shot Last?

However, you can store the juice in an air tight container for up to 24 hours in the fridge and for up to 3 months in a freezer.

My favorite way to store these shots in the fridge is in a mason jar with a rubber seal.

While the best way to store shots in the freezer is in an ice cube tray.

For more information on how to store juices properly and why read the article linked below:

How Long Does Fresh Juice Last in a Mason Jar?

In my personal experience fresh juice will last for up to two days in a mason jar if you keep it in the refrigerator. Under less than ideal conditions juice will only last 24 hours like if you use a plastic container, thermal container or milk bottle.

Can you Freeze Lemon Ginger Turmeric Shots?

Yes you can freeze lemon ginger turmeric shots! They’ll last for up to 3 months in the freezer. I like storing them in an ice cube tray. Use the ice cubes in water or let them thaw out in the fridge and take the shot!

Tips and Tricks for Juicing Lemon Ginger and Turmeric

  • Make Ice Cubes: I love freezing lemon ginger turmeric shots in ice cube trays. You can use the ice cubes in water to flavor the water or take a shot whenever you feel like your immune system needs a boost!
  • Wear Gloves: If you slice the turmeric use gloves so that your fingers don’t stain.
  • Turmeric Stains: If you’ve ever had yellow rice, turmeric is what turns the rice yellow. Turmeric has a strong yellow pigment that stains everything.
  • Clean the Blender: Use 2 tbsp of baking soda to clean the yellow stain out of your blender after making shots.
  • Add Pepper: Adding a pinch of black pepper. Black pepper increases the bioavailability of turmeric by about 2000%.
  • Put Some Fat Into It: Add a tsp of olive oil to help the absorption of curcumin. Since curcumin is fat soluble, eating it with a fat source like oil enhances absorption. According to the National Institute of Health.
  • You don’t have to peel the ginger or turmeric. The blender or juicer will take care of it.
  • Slice off the lemon peel since the lemon peel will make your shots bitter. It’s already a tough shot to take!

Can You Take Ginger and Turmeric Shots Everyday?

Yes you can take one ginger shot every day. I wouldn’t recommend taking more than that unless you’re sick. If you’re congested due to a cold or flu taking a few shots throughout the day will help decongest you.

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Lemon Ginger Turmeric Shot

Lemon Ginger Turmeric shots are an excellent way to support your immune system and overall health. These shots are loaded with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, which can help fight off illnesses and keep your body in tip-top shape
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Course: Drinks, Juice
Cuisine: Raw Vegan
Keyword: Lemon Ginger Turmeric Shot
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 2.5 ounce servings
Calories: 50kcal

Equipment

  • juicer

Ingredients

  • 1 Lemon peel removed
  • 140 Grams Ginger Root
  • 100 Grams Turmeric

Instructions

  • Run the lemon, ginger and turmeric through the juicer. Strain and pour into a shot glass. Enjoy.

Notes

  • These shots only last for 24 hours in the fridge and should be consumed right away for best results. 
  • Freeze shots in an ice cube tray for up to three months. 

Nutrition

Calories: 50kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 29mg | Potassium: 1628mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 12IU | Vitamin C: 45mg | Calcium: 117mg | Iron: 21mg
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