This recipe for healthy, vegan Ginger Turmeric energy shots is the perfect daily boost for your immune system. From anti-inflammatory properties and digestive aid to staving off a cold . Plus, it takes just 4 ingredients, a juicer and 10 minutes of your time!
A few months ago I shared my recipe for my Ginger Turmeric energy shots, using a blender and you all have LOVED it! Since then, I’ve managed to invest in a juicer though and I’ve been experimenting with all my usual recipes, adjusting them to make them juicer-friendly. Finally, I’m ready to share my juicer recipe for these healthy, vegan Ginger Turmeric immune-boosting energy shots.
I am absolutely obsessed with these energy shots. With just four ingredients and 10 minutes of your time, you can quickly whip up a week’s worth of daily shots. A perfect way to start the day for a health and energy boost.
If you’re reading this and wondering why these shots are a good idea. It’s all in the ingredients! Ginger, Turmeric, Lemon & Pepper!
So, What are the benefits of Turmeric?
Turmeric; This bright orange root is well known for it’s dried, powdered form. Often added to Indian cuisine and having been used medicinally for thousands of years, more recently to make interesting Lattes and Golden Milk.
However, it’s also a little powerhouse of health. I’ve actually included a list of the top turmeric benefits in the Golden Milk recipe post. To sum things up a little bit more of a concise way here.
Turmeric is really such a fantastic ingredient. From increasing the antioxidant capacity of the body: Protecting your body from free radicals and possibly slowing the ageing process. Curcumin is also known to aid in reversing of the heart disease process by helping regulate blood pressure and clotting. It also could help prevent the development and growth of cancerous cells.
Personally, I also love the fact that Turmeric is a natural source of anti-inflammatory properties. Inflammation, even at low levels, is the cause of so many health issues that I always praise a natural anti-inflammatory ingredient.
There have even been studies showing Turmeric to help improve brain function ( and lower the risk of various brain diseases), reduce symptoms of depression and even help treat arthritis. Not to mention its ability to reduce congestion.
I also have some other recipes for turmeric on my blog, including this Fully loaded pineapple & turmeric smoothie bowl or my Tumeric and Ginger Spiced Pumpkin Soup. As well as using it for it’s natural colourant such as these Easy Rainbow Vegan Falafels 5-ways, All-Natural Homemade Rainbow Pasta or Hummus 3 ways & Rainbow Veggie Platter.
And what about the benefits of Ginger?
If all of the benefits of turmeric aren’t enough to sell you on these ginger Turmeric shots, then how about the benefits of ginger.
Ginger actually belongs to a family of plant/food closely related to turmeric and has been used for all kinds of medicinal uses throughout history.
Similarly to Turmeric, Ginger is known to have anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. It is also known to improve brain function, heart health and lower blood sugar levels.
However, the benefits of Ginger also surpass Turmeric in many ways. For example, Ginger has been used a lot to aid the digestion of food. According to studies, Ginger speeds up the emptying of the stomach and has been used as an antidote for bloating, indigestion and stomach pain. It also has been known to work well to reduce nausea, reduce LDL cholesterol levels and help fight Colds/the Flu.
Amazingly, there have also been studies that show Ginger to be as effective as Ibuprofen at reducing period pains! And the Gingerol within Ginger works hard to fight infections. I even remember a friend telling me how they use ginger on their skin to soothe burns!
So, basically, both ingredients are chock-a-block full of immune-boosting benefits!
Oh, and if you’re wondering why the black pepper? – This ingredient actually helps absorb the turmeric as well as helps digestion and fights free radicals.
How to make these Ginger Turmeric Immune-boosting energy shots:
To make these energy shots, the process is super simple!
Simply wash your turmeric and ginger and then juice the ingredients individually. First the turmeric, then the ginger, then lemons. Mix it up at the end. Add the black pepper and Voila! (Full recipe with quantities below).
For other DIY recipe’s, feel free to check out my posts for Homemade Oat Milk ( that isn’t slimy), How-to: DIY Homemade Coconut Milk, or DIY Homemade Vegan Nutella. There is also my recipes for 5 Ingredient Healthier Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups, DIY Homemade Ricotta Cheese, How-to: DIY homemade Natural Yogurt or even these Salted Caramel & Raspberry Vegan Magnum Ice Creams and many others, here on the blog!
If you give this Ginger Turmeric immune-boosting shots recipe a go, then please let me know in the comments below. Also, I love it when you tag me in your creations @AlphaFoodie.
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The Ginger Turmeric Immune-Boosting Energy Shots Juicer Recipe:
- 250 grams ginger
- 250 grams Turmeric
- 3 medium lemons
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper powder
- Wash the turmeric and ginger well (I use organic ginger and turmeric). I don't peel the skin off but I wash it well with a vegetable brush
- Juice the turmeric
- Juice the ginger
- Juice the lemon (I peeled the skin and put the lemon through the juicer) but you can juice separately if you prefer.
- mix everything and add the black pepper. This is needed to help get all the benefits from the turmeric.
- store in little glass vials and keep refrigerated.
- I drink this first thing in the morning
- the recommended daily dose is between 60 and 80 ml. I have various glass vials. Some are 50ml. Some go up to 100ml.
- The leftover pulp could be dried to be ground into powder (which then could be used as a booster for other juices or smoothies.
- Tip= For a special cold/flu busting juice then you can also add some orange juice to this shot ( around 1 orange per daily shot).
This post may contain affiliate links which means, at no additional cost to yourself, I may earn a commission- to help purchase ingredients for my next recipe- if you purchase an item having clicked a link on this page.