In this article, I’ll show you how to create your own ginger turmeric shot in less than 15 minutes! This recipe contains a bunch of anti-inflammatory ingredients and is much cheaper than what you find at the store.
This easy recipe only requires 4 fresh ingredients and starts with a juicer. If you don’t own a juicer, no worries! You can easily blend your ingredients in the blender and use a fine mesh strainer to get similar results too!
When the flu season is around, I like to drink juices with a high vitamin C content and get more lemon ginger, and turmeric into my system. The reason? They have immune boosting benefits.
Ingredients and their health benefits
The four ingredients I like to use for lemon ginger turmeric shots are fresh ginger, fresh or ground turmeric, fresh lemon juice, and black pepper.
Ginger is a great way to keep your immune system in check, gingerol and other compounds in ginger not only have anti-inflammatory properties but also antioxidants that help to build up your immune system. You can read more about the evidence-based benefits of ginger here.
Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric has also been shown to have amazing antioxidant properties and anti-inflammatory effects (check reference here). It’s also recommended to be paired with black pepper which contains piperine that helps to increase the absorption of curcumin by up to 2000%.
Lemon is a natural detoxifying and alkalizing agent for the body, aiding healthy bowel movements while also containing plenty of vitamin C. Read more about the health benefits of lemon here.
DISCLAIMER I am not a doctor nor am I offering medical advice. These are just benefits I’ve personally found while researching the benefits of these ingredients.
This lemon ginger turmeric recipe makes 10 shots of 50 ml (about 1/2 liter), you will need the following measures:
- 250 g (9 oz) of organic ginger root
- 250g (9 oz) of organic fresh turmeric
- 1/4 teaspoon of ground black pepper
- 3 medium-size organic lemons
Thoroughly wash your ginger and turmeric with a vegetable brush – you can also use a toothbrush.
Add your fresh ginger and turmeric to a juicer and juice.
If you don’t own a juicer, then use a blender. Once blended add the mixture to a nut milk bag or fine-mesh strainer and squeeze until the mixture runs dry.
Cut your lemons in half and squeeze them. Add to the ginger and turmeric juice.
Add the ground black pepper and mix it into the juice.
Ginger turmeric shot variations
You can vary the taste of your ginger turmeric juice by adding and experimenting with different ingredients.
Here are some of my favorite variations (keeping the same ingredients as above while experimenting with the options):
- 2 cups (16 ounces) of freshly juiced pineapples
- 400 g (14 oz) of freshly juiced carrots
- 400 g (14 oz) of fresh orange juice
- 2 small green apples juiced
- 1 cup of packed spinach juiced
- 1 small pinch of cayenne pepper – optional
Equipment needed for ginger turmeric shots
- Vegetable brush to clear the ginger and turmeric
- Juicer or Blender and Fine-mesh strainer if you do not have a juicer
- Lemon squeezer to squeeze your lemons
- Glass bottles to store your shots
What does turmeric taste like?
Turmeric has a woody, bitter taste that can range from spicy to earthy depending on how it’s prepared. Turmerics powder is much more intense than the root itself.
How many ginger turmeric shots can you have per day?
I would recommend not to have more than one 50 ml ginger turmeric shot per day.
DISCLAIMER I am not a doctor nor am I offering medical advice. These are just recommendations that I’ve personally found while researching this topic.
What to do with the leftover pulp
There are a few ways that you can reuse the leftover ginger and turmeric pulp, here are some suggestions:
- Dry the pulp by either using a dehumidifier or laying it out on a tray and letting it air dry. Once dry, you can grind the pulp into a fine powder by using a coffee or spice grinder. The powder can later be used for baking cupcakes, bread, or crackers.
- Freeze the pulp, it can later be used for soups or smoothies to add an extra boost of flavor and nutrition. You can also use it to make turmeric tea.
- Another way to make use of your leftover ginger and turmeric pulp is composting.
How to store ginger turmeric shot?
You can store your ginger turmeric shots in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
Can you freeze ginger turmeric shots?
If you want to keep your ginger turmeric shots for longer then add the shots to an ice cube trays and store them in the freezer for up to 6 months.
How to Remove Turmeric Stains from Skin?
Turmeric stains pretty much on contact, whether you’re using powdered turmeric or fresh. For best results, you must work on the stains as soon as possible.
Start by applying a small amount of rubbing alcohol to a cotton ball and rub over turmeric stains, then wash your hands with warm water and soap.
Finish off by mixing together some lemon juice and baking soda, then rub the mixture into your skin to exfoliate and lift the yellow pigment then wash your hands with warm water.