Ginger shots are THE SHIT. As more and more information is uncovered about ginger and its multiple health benefits, it is quickly becoming a healthy diet staple. These homemade ginger shots contain a variety of healthy ingredients and have no added sugars. Ginger shots are easy to make and store in your fridge or freeze into ice cubes and use later!
Ginger Shot Ingredients
½ cup ginger root, cut into small pieces (peel on)
3 lemons, juiced
1 orange, peeled
¼ teaspoon Turmeric powder
1 tablespoon Honey
⅛ teaspoon ground cayenne
½ cup water, optional
How to Make Ginger Shots
Step 1: Wash the ginger thoroughly. Leave the peel on and slice it into thin pieces.
Step 2: Add all of the ingredients except for the water into a food processor and blend on high until the mixture is pureed and smooth. If the mixture is too thick, add the water and puree again.
Step 3: Line a colander with a cheesecloth and position it over a bowl. Pour the ginger puree into the cheesecloth and drain out the liquid.
Step 4: Pour the strained liquid into 4 different shot glasses. Reserve or enjoy immediately!
Health Benefits of Ginger Shots
I love using ginger as a way to boost my immune system and make me and my family feel our best. Ginger in its liquid form has been used since ancient times as a way to treat all kinds of ailments. Some of the most noteworthy health benefits of ginger shots are that it:
- May reduce inflammation
- Can promote healthier skin
- May boost immune health
- May relieve and help with nausea
- Can lower blood sugar and risk of heart disease
- Can improve brain function
How to Store Ginger Shots
- Store your ginger shots in the fridge in an airtight container for 3 - 5 days.
When should I take a ginger shot?
- Ginger shots are good anytime - but if you want to maximize on all of the health benefits fresh ginger has to offer, take a shot first thing in the morning on an empty stomach.
Is it good to drink a ginger shot before going to sleep?
- If ginger is calming to your body and mind then yes, you can absolutely take a ginger shot before you go to sleep. I recommend taking your shot first thing in the morning to see how you react to it. If it gives you energy, try consuming it in the morning instead of before going to bed.
Why does ginger burn my throat?
- Fresh ginger contains a compound called gingerol which is the chemical compound responsible for that throaty burn you may feel when you take a ginger shot. If your ginger shot is burning your throat, consider adding less ginger to your shot.
Can ginger shots help to burn body fat and lose weight?
- Because ginger aids in digestion and can suppress your appetite people believe that consuming ginger promotes weight loss. However, in my experience, taking ginger shots won’t make you lose a bunch of weight. Pair your ginger shots with a healthy diet and exercise for optimal health benefits.
How many shots should I drink a day?
- A little bit of ginger goes a long way. Taking one ginger shot daily is sufficient for optimal health benefits.
Does consuming ginger cause side effects?
- Ginger can cause mild side effects such as heartburn, diarrhea, burping, or stomach discomfort. If you experience any uncomfortable side effects, stop consuming ginger or lessen the amount that you’re consuming.
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- This ginger tea recipe is not only easy, it’s healthy, and so delicious.
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- Garlic confit is cloves of garlic cooked slowly in olive oil and herbs/spices which gives the garlic a richer flavor. This garlic confit recipe will enhance the tastiness of your favorite meals and make your house smell incredible.
Ginger Shots Recipe
- ½ cup ginger root cut into small pieces (peel on)
- 3 lemons juiced
- 1 orange peeled
- ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1 tablespoon honey
- ⅛ teaspoon ground cayenne
- ½ cup water optional
- Wash the ginger thoroughly. Leave the peel on and slice it into thin pieces.
- Add all of the ingredients except for the water into a food processor and blend on high until the mixture is pureed and smooth. If the mixture is too thick, add the water and puree again.
- Line a colander with a cheesecloth and position it over a bowl. Pour the ginger puree into the cheesecloth and drain out the liquid.
- Pour the strained liquid into 4 different shot glasses. Reserve or enjoy immediately!
- If you prefer, swap the water for coconut water.