Ginger shots are highly flavored beverages that provide a strong rush of ginger juice. Because of their significant anti-inflammatory, immune-boosting, and antioxidant capabilities, they've become quite popular commodities at juice bars and grocery shops.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF GINGER
Let me offer you some background information on the health advantages of ginger if you are unfamiliar with ginger shots. Ginger is a flowering plant of Chinese origins that is linked to galangal, cardamom, and turmeric. Both conventional and complementary medicine have used the underground portion of the ginger stem for a very long time. And ginger's naturally high quantities of gingerol are what give it its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.
Ginger has been used to treat osteoarthritis symptoms as well as nausea, indigestion, and tight muscles. Also, it might aid in lowering blood sugar, enhancing brain function, and avoiding heart disease. It's one of my favorite anti-inflammatory meals and a true superhero in the world of superfoods. I also enjoy creating quick pickled ginger because of this.
GINGER SHOT INGREDIENTS
This recipe, like Kor Brand's wellness shot, has only four ingredients:
- Ginger: I recommend using fresh ginger root for the greatest taste.
- Lemon Juice: Freshly squeezed lemon juice always has a more vibrant taste than jarred lemon juice. That's what I do!
- Coconut water: For a touch of natural sweetness to offset the strong ginger lemon taste.
- Cayenne pepper: To provide a little heat to these injections, as well as to promote circulation and
HOW TO MAKE GINGER SHOTS
To create ginger shots, you don't need a sophisticated juicer. Simply use a high-powered blender and a fine-mesh strainer to begin juicing!
- Ginger root should be washed and chopped. There's no need to peel the ginger because you'll drain the juice before consuming it. Just coarsely slice it to make mixing simpler.
- Fresh lemons should be juiced. Lemon juice's vibrant citrus flavor blends beautifully with ginger and tastes far better than bottled. It also provides a good source of Vitamin C.
- Mix until completely smooth. Mix the ginger chunks and lemon juice until no ginger chunks remain.
- Strain thoroughly. Straining the ginger-lemon mixture removes fragments of ginger peel as well as those irritating ginger fibers! While straining, crush the sediments with the back of a spoon to get the maximum juice.
- Serve. Ginger shots are intended to be consumed all at once as a rapid shot. Drink no more than one shot every day since too much ginger might induce heartburn.
TIPS FOR THE BEST SHOTS
- Grind or use fresh ginger. When consumed raw, ginger root almost has a fiery flavor, whereas ginger powder has a more earthy flavor akin to dry turmeric. If you don't have a high-speed blender, you may prepare ginger shots quickly by combining the remaining ingredients and ground ginger in a bowl. Feel free to use fresh or ground ginger in your shots based on your preference and what is available to you because they are both healthful.
- Feel the pain. When taking ginger shots, the powerful flavorings in fresh ginger may cause your mouth to feel burning. It is typical, but you can always have a sip of water afterwards.
- Provide more health advantages. You may always change the recipe and include raw honey, turmeric root, aloe vera juice, pineapple juice, or apple cider vinegar to make your ginger shots even healthier.
MORE HEALTHY DRINK RECIPES
Would you like more recipes to strengthen your immune system? Try these out!
- Jamu Juice (Turmeric Ginger Drink)
- Pineapple Turmeric Smoothie
- Golden Milk (Turmeric Milk)
GINGER SHOTS (BETTER THAN STORE BOUGHT!)
- ¼ cup ginger root, washed, roughly chopped
- ⅓ cup lemon juice, from 3 to 4 lemons
- ¼ cup coconut water
- pinch or two cayenne pepper
- Place all the ingredients in a high-powered blender. Put the lid on the blender, and process until the ginger and lemon juice mixture is smooth.
- Strain the liquid through a fine-mesh strainer.
- Press on the solids with the back of a spoon to extract as much juice as possible.
- Pour the strained liquid into shot glasses and drink all at once.
- You can always double, triple, or quadruple this recipe and save the remaining ginger shots for up to one week in a sealed container in the fridge. I love to make an extra-large batch and then freeze leftovers in a Souper Cubes tray. If you use this small tray, a shot is equal to about 2 frozen cubes. You can then just thaw and enjoy as needed!