This recipe for a Ginger Shot is quick and easy with only 4 ingredients and can be made in a blender with no need for a fancy juicer.
It's January. It's snowy and cold outside. There's no better way to keep your immune system and spirits up than these quick and easy ginger shots.
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Furthermore, ginger shots are packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, which can help boost your immune system during the winter months.
Additionally, the warming sensation of ginger can provide a comforting feeling on chilly days, making it the perfect remedy for both your body and mind.
Ginger Shot Ingredients
- Ginger. Use fresh ginger, skin peeled, and sliced. Ginger can be very fibrous. Slicing them thin can help your blender blend the ginger a lot easier.
- Orange. Peel the orange. I like to slice the orange into fourths and remove any seeds that the orange may have.
- Turmeric. Turmeric will add anti-inflammatory properties.
- Black Pepper. It will help activate the turmeric.
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How to Make Ginger Shots
All you need to make these ginger shots is a high-speed blender and a strainer.
Add the ginger, peeled orange, turmeric, and black pepper into the blender. Add ½ cup of liquid: water, coconut water, or freshly squeezed orange juice.
Use a fine-mesh strainer to remove any lumps. This will result in a smooth and consistent texture for your ginger shots.
Tip: Once you are ready, blend all of the ingredients in a blender. You can either leave it as it is with no added liquid, which will result in a thicker consistency that needs to be strained, or you can add some liquid to make it less thick. If you choose to leave it as is, the result will be more potent.
Ginger Shot Variations
There are so many ways to enhance these ginger shots. Here are a few suggestions.
- Cayenne pepper - add a generous pinch of cayenne pepper. According to WebMD, cayenne has been known to help with pain management.
- Deluxe - add coconut water right before blending.
- Citrus - add a peeled lemon, seeds removed, for a lemony kick.
How to Store Ginger Shots
After making the ginger shots, pour them into shot-size jars with a lid or any jar with a lid and place them into the fridge for up to 3 days.
Frequently Asked Questions
Ginger shots are known for their numerous health benefits. According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, ginger is good for boosting the immune system and reducing inflammation in the body. Additionally, ginger can aid digestion and relieve nausea or indigestion.
Ginger shots can be taken at any time of the day, depending on your preference and desired effects. Some people prefer to take them in the morning to kickstart their day with a natural energy boost and aid digestion. Ultimately, it's best to listen to your body and incorporate ginger shots into your routine when it feels most beneficial for you.
The recommended daily intake of ginger shots varies depending on individual needs. It is generally suggested to consume no more than 1-2 ginger shots per day to experience the potential health benefits without overdoing it. However, it is always best to consult with a healthcare professional for personalized advice on the appropriate dosage for your specific situation.
Ginger Shot Recipe
- 1 large orange, peeled, seeds removed
- ¼ cup sliced fresh ginger, skin peeled
- 2 tablespoons sliced fresh turmeric, skin peeled
- 1 pinch black pepper
- ½ cup water, coconut water, or fresh orange juice optional
- Add the orange, ginger, turmeric, and black pepper to a high-speed blender.
- Add the liquid of choice.
- Blend on high for about 60 seconds until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
- For a smooth and consistent texture, use a fine-mesh strainer to remove any lumps from your ginger shots.*see notes
- Transfer the ginger shots to a jar with a lid. *see notes
- Consume within 3 days.
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