Lemon Ginger Turmeric Shots [Wellness Juice Recipe].

January 5, 2023

Lemon Ginger Turmeric Shots [Wellness Juice Recipe].

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Lemon Ginger Turmeric Shots is a wellness juice recipe loaded with nutrients that support overall health and wellness. More on this below!

Knowing the benefits of this medicinal elixir will be enough to make you want to keep a jar in your refrigerator at all times! You can also freeze the wellness juice into individual cubes to add to smoothies and water bottles, whenever you need a health boost.

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Lemon Ginger Turmeric Shots – Wellness Juice Recipe

Ingredients Needed

If you’ve ever purchased wellness juice shots from the grocery store, you may have noticed that they can get expensive when buying them individually. Making homemade wellness juice shots is cheaper, plus, you can control the ingredients going into them, ensuring there are no unnecessary added sugars, colors, or preservatives.

To make this Lemon Ginger Turmeric Wellness Juice Shots Recipe, you’ll need the following simple ingredients:

  • Fresh Ginger Root: Fresh ginger root is a spicy, flavorful rhizome used in cooking and known for its medicinal properties like aiding digestion and reducing nausea (more on this below)
  • Fresh Turmeric Root: Fresh turmeric root is an orange-colored rhizome with a peppery, earthy flavor used in cooking for its color, taste, and health benefits, including anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
  • Black Peppercorns: Black peppercorns are dried berries with a spicy flavor used as a versatile seasoning in cooking and known for aiding digestion.
  • Lemon Juice: Lemon juice is the tangy liquid we all know and love! It adds brightness and acidity to the lemon ginger turmeric shots.
  • Avocado Oil: Avocado oil, pressed from ripe avocados, is great for cooking but can also improve the absorption of turmeric’s benefits due to its fat content (more on this below).
  • Water: Water is used in the lemon ginger turmeric shots to help blend the ingredients.
Lemon ginger turmeric wellness shots ingredients bunched together.

What are the benefits of turmeric ginger and lemon shots?

Turmeric, ginger, and lemon shots are packed with health benefits. They can help reduce inflammation, boost the immune system, aid digestion, support detoxification, and even contribute to healthier skin. Incorporating them into your routine is a simple way to promote overall well-being!

Below, I have listed the health benefits of each ingredient.

Lemon Juice:

We love lemons in the Geiger household. Not only are they delicious, but they can also be used for lemon DIY cleaning spray, and many other ways.

The following list consists of evidence-based health benefits of lemons:

  • Supports heart health – Lemons are high in vitamin C and beneficial plant compounds (hesperidin and diosmin) that may lower cholesterol.

  • Helps control weight – Studies show that lemon extract and plant compounds may promote weight loss in animals. The ffects in humans are unknown.

  • Prevents kidney stones – Citric acid may help prevent kidney stones by increasing urine volume and increasing urine pH.

  • Protects against anemia – Lemons improve your absorption of iron from plant foods.

  • Reduces cancer risk – Some plant chemicals found in lemons have been shown to prevent cancer in animal studies. More human studies are needed.

  • Improves digestive health – To benefit from the soluble fiber found in lemons, you need to eat the pulp too. Not just drink the juice.

Resource | Healthline.com

Ginger Juice:

Ginger is one of the healthiest spices in the world. I love cooking with it and especially consuming it in its raw form. Ginger has amazing effects on the body and is so beneficial to overall health.

  • Ginger contains gingerol which has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and may also help prevent cancer.

  • It can treat nausea related to chemotherapy, nausea after surgery, and morning sickness.

  • Ginger promotes weight loss and prevents obesity. It potentially helps increase the number of calories burned and reduce inflammation.

  • It can help with osteoarthritis, especially in the knee.

  • Ginger may lower blood sugars and improve heart disease risk factors.

  • It can help treat indigestion.

  • Ginger may significantly reduce menstrual pain.

  • It may lower cholesterol levels.

  • Ginger may improve brain function and protect against Alzheimer’s disease.

  • It can help fight infections.

Resource | Healthline.com

Turmeric Juice:

Turmeric is a root spice that has been used in cooking and as a medicinal herb for centuries. Many studies, including this one from Mary-Eve Brown, R.D.N., C.S.O., L.D.N. for John’s Hopkin’s Medicine, show that turmeric has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. These are said to have positive effects on the body.

Turmeric may also:

  • Lower your risk of heart disease.

  • Boost brain-derived neurotrophic factor (many common brain disorders have been linked to decreased levels of BDNF protein, including depression and Alzheimer’s disease).

  • Help prevent cancer.

  • Help with arthritis.

  • Have benefits against depression.

  • Help delay aging.

Resource | Healthline.com

While on the topic of turmeric, I wanted to share a quick success story. A story about someone close to me who has been suffering from knee pain for years. She would take Tylenol several times a day to try and alleviate that pain. Too much acetaminophen can be damaging to the liver, so I started researching natural home remedies. Turmeric is believed to have anti-inflammatory properties, I sent her a turmeric/black pepper supplement that I found with great reviews and success stories. After a couple of weeks of consuming curcumin with black pepper, her knee pain became very minimal.

This is not medical advice. I am not a medical professional; therefore, you should consult with your doctor before changing your lifestyle in any way.

Turmeric and Black Pepper

Curcumin/turmeric is poorly absorbed into your bloodstream when consumed by itself. To experience the full benefits of curcumin; it has been suggested to take it with black pepper, which contains piperine (a natural substance that enhances the absorption of curcumin by 2,000%)!

Turmeric Absorption with Fat

According to this article from UMass Chan Medical School, the bioavailability of turmeric can be increased by consuming curcumin with a source of fat. I use avocado oil in this recipe, but you can also use coconut oil or a decent quality extra-virgin olive oil.

Other fats that can be paired with turmeric to improve the absorption into your bloodstream are nut butter, nuts, fish, etc.

How to Make Lemon Turmeric Wellness Juice Shots Recipe (Without a Juicer)

No juicer? No problem. It’s simple to prepare these homemade Lemon Ginger Turmeric Wellness Juice Shots using a blender and a fine mesh strainer, which is much more cost-effective.

lemon ginger turmeric wellness shots recipe in tiny glass vials on a wooden cutting board.

Wash the Ginger and Turmeric

First, wash a pound each of ginger and turmeric either with your hands or a vegetable scrubber brush. You don’t even need to peel it!

Blend and Strain the Ginger, Turmeric, Black Pepper, and Water

I have a smaller blender therefore I blend the ginger, turmeric, black pepper, and water in batches. This minuscule inconvenience is just not enough to make me spend $500 on a good juicer, or even purchase a bigger blender. This Ninja blender has been blending for me for years, and it will continue to blend for me until it cannot blend anymore. I’m sticking to it!

After the ingredients mentioned above are all blended into a wet pulpy mixture, grab a medium-sized mixing bowl, and place your largest fine mesh strainer over the bowl. Using a rubber spatula, press the pulp through the strainer to extract as much juice as possible.

pulp of lemon ginger turmeric wellness shots recipe in a fine mesh strainer being strained through with a rubber spatula into a large glass mixing bowl. The bowl was too big so the fine mesh strainer fell down into the bowl and made a big splash of the wellness juice.

Pro tip: To prevent making a mess, don’t use an XL mixing bowl, as the fine mesh strainer will splash down and make a huge mess (as seen in the photo above). 😅

In all seriousness, turmeric contains a compound called curcumin, which is bright yellow/orange in color. It may stain your countertops, etc., so just be mindful of that when preparing these wellness juice shots. Thankfully, Better Homes and Gardens authored this entire article on how to remove turmeric stains in the event a spill or splash does occur.

I usually strain the Lemon Ginger Turmeric Wellness Juice Shots Recipe a few times to remove any excess pulp.

Add the Lemon Juice and Avocado Oil

Juice your lemons in a citrus juicer or similar and transfer the freshly squeezed lemon juice to the bowl of strained mixture, along with the avocado oil. Give it a nice stir.

You can store the Lemon Ginger Turmeric Wellness Juice Shots in large mason jars and/or pre-portion the shots in separate tiny glass vials for grabbing on the go, packing into lunch boxes, etc.!

These wellness juice shots are a bit spicy and sharp due to the ginger, turmeric, and black pepper. To sweeten them up a bit, I occasionally add a splash of elderberry syrup. Although I enjoy the taste of the wellness juice shots on their own, elderberry syrup may make the juice shots more palatable for some. I hope you enjoy this recipe!

Lemon ginger turmeric wellness shots recipe being poured into a mason jar.
🖤 Life Update:

If you follow me on Instagram and/or Facebook, then you may have seen some of the highlights from my trip to New York on my stories. Snowy views, Christmas cookies with my mom, the best pizza and subs, and special moments with my precious baby niece.

Getting to spend those two weeks with family for Christmas reminded me exactly why I’m wanting to build this life of creativity, freedom, and happiness. Can you imagine if I was still working at my corporate job? I would have been able to spend four days maximum with my family, and that’s only if I called out of work every day. Instead, I spent two weeks doing things that matter most in this life (with a little work here and there, because I do have a business to run)!

As always, I’d love to hear from you all! About your experience with this dish, any alterations you may have made and loved (or didn’t love), or just life and cooking in general. Please leave a review/comment/question below, reach out via email, and/or stay connected with me on social media, which I have linked below. Take care! – Jenna 🖤

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lemon ginger turmeric wellness shots recipe in tiny glass vials on a wooden cutting board.

Lemon Ginger Turmeric Wellness Juice Shots Recipe


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  • Author: Jenna
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: approximately 1 quart juice 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

These Lemon Ginger Turmeric Wellness Juice Shots are loaded with nutrients that may support overall health and wellness. Making them at home is cheaper than buying them individually in the grocery store.


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1pound fresh ginger, scrubbed
  • 1pound fresh turmeric, scrubbed
  • a cup or so of water (just enough to get the ginger and turmeric to blend)
  • 2 teaspoons black peppercorns
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil

Instructions

  1. WASH THE GINGER AND TURMERIC, THEN BLEND. First, you’re going to wash a pound each of ginger and turmeric either with your hands or a vegetable scrubber brush. You don’t even need to peel it! In the biggest blender you have (you may need to blend in batches), or by using a juicer, combine the ginger, turmeric, black peppercorns, and water until fully combined into a wet pulpy mixture.
    lemon ginger turmeric wellness shots recipe ingredients being blended in a Ninja brand blender.
  2. STRAIN. Grab a mixing bowl and place your largest fine mesh strainer over the bowl. Using a rubber spatula, press the pulp through the strainer to extract as much juice as possible. I like to strain the juice back through the fine mesh strainer 2-3 times to get all the pulp out.
  3. ADD THE REMAINING INGREDIENTS. Juice your lemons in a citrus juicer or similar and transfer the freshly squeezed lemon juice to the bowl of strained mixture, along with the avocado oil. Give it a nice stir.
    lemon juice being added to the ginger turmeric wellness shots recipe
  4. STORING THE WELLNESS JUICE SHOTS. You can store the Lemon Ginger Turmeric Wellness Shots in large mason jars and/or pre-portion the shots in separate tiny glass vials for up to a week in the refrigerator. Any remaining juice can be frozen into cubes and used in smoothies or added to water bottles.

Notes

  • You can use either your hands or a vegetable scrubber brush to clean the ginger and turmeric.
  • These wellness shots are a bit spicy and sharp due to the ginger, turmeric, and black pepper. To sweeten them up a bit, I occasionally add a splash of elderberry syrup. Although I personally enjoy the taste of the wellness shots on their own, elderberry syrup may make the juice shots more palatable for some.
  • You may want to add an extra sprinkle of freshly cracked black pepper to the top of each wellness shot to ensure there is an equal amount in each serving.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: 30 Minutes or Less, Vegetarian, Coffee, Drinks, Wellness Shots, and Smoothies
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: Drinks
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