I have always bought these turmeric ginger shots from a juice bar in my hometown. Every time I go I think, "why don't I ever make these at home?" I have a juicer and all I need are the ingredients, which can be purchased at almost any grocery store. If you have access to a juicer, keep reading because this is the recipe for you! 

Turmeric and ginger are both powerful antioxidants. The combination of the two in this shot will provide an abundance of benefits in one easy (slightly spicy) swig. 

Turmeric Ginger Shots

  • Prep Time:10 mins
  • Cook Time:0
  • Total Time:10 mins
  • Servings:4
  • Medium


  • 1 medium size ginger root
  • 1 package fresh turmeric
  • 2 lemons
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • Step 1

    Juice ginger and turmeric. (Set your juice to 'Hard Vegetable' if it has one.)

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  • Step 2

    Juice lemon.

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  • Step 3

    Add cayenne and black pepper after juice is finished, stir, and serve immediately.

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These turmeric ginger shots provide great health benefits including: enhancing digestion, increasing metabolism, improving skin, relieving stress, and maintaining balanced blood sugar levels. 

In addition to the benefits of turmeric; ginger, lemon, and cayenne pepper also have some powerful effects. The combination has the ability to cleanse, detoxify, and boost your metabolism.

I am not saying that these shots are a magic 'reverse' button from the holiday indulgences (why would we want to erase all the yummy x-mas cookies??), but there are some real benefits.
Ginger, lemon, and cayenne contain compounds that help support a healthy metabolism while improving digestion. The three ingredients also contain immune supporting properties, that can help reduce inflammation and pain.

 I love making these turmeric ginger shots when I am feeling sluggish, they are an instant pick me up. They also help with nausea, maybe just plug your nose when drinking if the taste bothers you. Give them a try, and let me know what you think!

p.s. no chaser needed

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Cheers to your health in the new year!