It’s shot o’clock! Currently, the ginger turmeric shot, or “ginger shot”, is probably the total trend drink against cold noses. Especially now in the autumn season and also for the upcoming winter it is considered a real energy booster. Even a small amount a day should be enough to feel the health-promoting effects.
Ginger Turmeric Shots in Supermarkets
In the meantime, ginger shots can also be bought in many supermarkets. But such a small bottle can easily cost between 2-5 euro. Admittedly, I have also been tempted to buy them, because I wanted to know what is behind them.
But I have also been completely trapped by this: Only when I arrived at home did I realize that there was much more apple juice and other ingredients in the shot bottle I bought than the ginger that gave the bottle its name. A wise tip from me: Always read the list of ingredients before you put anything in your shopping basket!
That’s Why You Should Make Ginger Turmeric Shots Yourself
A homemade ginger turmeric shot not only has the advantage that it is much cheaper than the purchased version, but also that you know exactly what is in it. For these reasons I always make my shots myself in the meantime. Besides that they are prepared quite fast.
Another advantage of making your own shots is that you can vary the amount of ingredients, for example by adding a little less ginger if you don’t want it to be too spicy.
Last but not least, I like the homemade ginger turmeric shot much better because it tastes much fresher.
What Effect Can a Ginger Turmeric Shot Have?
Ginger is probably best known for its effect against colds, because it is supposed to strengthen the immune system. However, its healing power extends far beyond this: the active molecule gingerol contained in ginger is considered to be anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer.
Especially in cases of nausea, the effect of the spice is said to be so strong that it can be compared to medication. It is also said to help against sore muscles, headaches and menstrual cramps.
However, it must also be said here that ginger cannot of course prevent infections on its own or get rid of infections in this way. It should rather be seen as a kind of additive to do something good for your body!
How Do I Prepare the Ginger Turmeric Shots?
First cut the lemon and orange in half and squeeze the juice.
In fact, I don’t peel the ginger most of the time, but simply cut it directly into pieces. But I would make sure that you wash it well and preferably use an organic ginger.
Put the juice of the lemon and the orange as well as the ginger into a blender. Then add 1 tablespoon of maple syrup or agave syrup and 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder.
You can also use a pinch of pepper and some oil, for example linseed oil, to increase the bioavailability of the turmeric!
After you have added about 8.5 fl.oz. (250 ml) of water, mix everything well. If you prefer it without pulp, I would recommend pouring the liquid through a fine sieve afterwards.
Now you only have to fill the ginger turmeric mixture into an empty bottle. Done!
The ginger shot keeps up to one week in the refrigerator. I like to drink it just before breakfast to wake up and boost my metabolism.
I hope you enjoyed the recipe. Please let me know in the comments!
Ginger Turmeric Shots
- 0.85 fl.oz. juice of a lemon 25 ml
- 4.4 fl.oz. juice of an orange 130 ml
- 0.5 oz. ginger 15 g
- 1 tsp. turmeric powder
- 1 tbsp. maple syrup
- approx. 8.5 fl.oz. water 250 ml
- First cut the lemon and orange in half and squeeze the juice.
- Cut the ginger into pieces.
- Put the juice of the lemon and the orange and the ginger in a blender. Add 1 tablespoon of maple syrup or agave syrup and 1 teaspoon of curcuma powder. You can also use a pinch of pepper and some oil, for example linseed oil, to increase the bioavailability of the turmeric!
- Add about 8.5 fl.oz. (250 ml) of water and mix everything well. For those who prefer it without the pulp, I would recommend pouring the mixture through a fine sieve afterwards.
- Fill the mixture into an empty bottle. Done!