I know you can buy ginger shot variations pretty much everywhere nowadays, but they are oftentimes quite expensive and not always fresh. Turning on the juicer for one (or just a few) shots seems like too much of a hassle, since it always involves quite some cleaning. That’s why I prefer this easy, blended version!
While I love to use turmeric, it stains pretty much everything: hands, cutting boards, countertops… . That’s why I don’t peel turmeric, I just wash it, cut it fast and put it into the blender. For preventing long-lasting stains, wash your hands immediately with soap, and so do with the appliances you used it with.
The amount of juice that comes from one orange varies, that’s why I provided the ‘ml’ info for reference! For an even quicker recipe, you could also use store-bought orange juice (although I would highly recommend using a homemade one).
A little bit about the ingredients I used:
Turmeric is high in antioxidants, anti-inflammatory and may have benefits (often as a supplement in studies) regarding osteoarthritis, heart disease, cancer (treatment), Alzheimer’s disease and depression. Turmeric Study
Ginger is a root with quite a lot of benefits! It’s rich in antioxidants, has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. I love it for easing stomach issues or when I’m (feeling) sick as ginger tea. There have been studies with ginger about easing pain (study on menstrual pain), lowering cholesterol, and balancing blood sugar.
Lemons are a good source of Vitamin C, and their plant-compounds may have a positive impact on heart health, insulin (relevant for blood sugar) and several others (Study: Citrus flavonoids and lipid metabolism, Study: Citrus fruits as a treasure trove of active natural metabolites that potentially provide benefits for human health.)
Oranges are high in Vitamin C and a source of Thiamine, Folate, Pro-Vitamin A, Potassium and Antioxidants. Their plant-compounds have anti-inflammatory benefits, but there might be other positive effects on blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol.
While some of these benefits need (a lot) more research, eating fresh fruits and vegetables is usually a good idea that comes with no side effects. So even if research doesn’t show that one positive aspect, there is still a lot more that these little plants hold that we might not even be aware of!
Turmeric Shots (No Juicer)
15 min // 6 servings // easy
- 30 g turmeric
- 15-20 g ginger
- 1/2 lemon, juiced (ca. 30 g)
- 1 orange, juiced (ca. 150 ml)
- (Peel and) cut the turmeric and ginger into smaller pieces (Careful, turmeric stains pretty much everything!)
- Add the turmeric, ginger, lemon juice and orange juice to your blender and blend well (I used my nutribullet for this).
- Pour the blended juice through a strainer to filter out any leftover pieces.
- Store in fridge and enjoy in small servings (e.g. shot glasses).
- You can also add a little bit of apple cider vinegar, but be careful as it can have a negative impact on your teeth & your stomach.
- I find it's best to not drink shots like this on an empty stomach, so I always have some water or tea beforehand.