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Wellness Lemon and Ginger Shot

Welcome the day with an immune-boosting, anti-inflammatory elixir comprised of just lemon, ginger and cayenne pepper. Throw in an orange to amp up the nutrition of this immunity shot, if desired. These wellness lemon and ginger shots take just minutes to make.

Photo of three clear glass bottles filled with lemon and ginger shots. A knob of ginger and half a slice of lemon are next to the bottles.

Every winter I load up on nourishing immunity shot recipes, such as this Lemon and Ginger Shot and our Immune Boosting Ginger and Turmeric ShotsMinimal ingredients are required and they’re MUCH cheaper than those found in stores. These wellness shot recipes, Healthy Green Smoothie and  Instant Pot Bone Broth recipes are made often come January.

Ginger Shot Recipe

These lemon ginger shots require just three ingredients to make – four if you’d prefer to tame the spicy kick of the ginger by adding an orange. This small immune booster shot packs a huge nutrition punch. 
 
I use an inexpensive Hamilton Beach Juicer, but a high speed blender will also work. Instructions for both are included below.
Photo of three clear glass bottles filled with lemon and ginger shots. Squeezed lemon and orange rinds are nearby as well as a stick of ginger.

HOW TO MAKE Ginger SHOTS

If using a juicer, this spicy ginger shot recipes can be made in only five minutes in 4 short steps:

 

Prep the Produce – wash the ginger and lemon with a vegetable brush or toothbrush.

 

Juice the Produce – Juice the ginger and lemon (and orange, if adding). 

 

Add the Cayenne Pepper – Add the cayenne pepper to the juice and stir to combine

 

Enjoy – throw back this bad boy and reap the rewards.

Ginger Shot Benefits

As detailed in our Ginger Turmeric Shot recipe, ginger is a powerhouse of nutrition. Think rich with antioxidants, natural inflammatory, immune system booster and more. Head over and read up if you’re not familiar with all the benefits of ginger. Ginger shots for colds and ginger shots for weight loss are two reasons we incorporate these into our diet. 

clear mason jar with ginger shot juice next to a mesh strainer, empty glass mason jar and knob of ginger.

When Should You Take Ginger Shots?

Preferably in the morning. The ginger will help boost your metabolism and sooth any belly issues you may wake up with. 

**DISCLAIMER** I am not a doctor and am not offering up medical advice. These are just benefits I’ve personally researched. 

Photo of three clear glass bottles filled with lemon and ginger shots. A knob of ginger and half a slice of lemon are next to the bottles.
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Wellness Lemon and Ginger Shot

Kick off your week with an immune-boosting, anti-inflammatory elixir comprised of just lemon, ginger and cayenne pepper. Throw in an orange to tone down the spice and amp up the nutrition. These wellness lemon and ginger shots take just minutes to make each morning. 
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cayenne, Ginger, Healthy Shots, Juice Shots, Lemon
Servings: 1 Shot
Calories: 64kcal
Author: Darcey Olson
Cost: $1.50

Ingredients

  • 2 Lemons (*Note 1)
  • 1 2" Piece of Fresh Ginger (*Note 2)
  • 1/8 tsp Cayenne Pepper

OPTIONAL:

  • 1 Large Orange (*Note 3)

Instructions

JUICER:

  • Wash the ginger with a vegetable brush or toothbrush and juice with the juicer.
  • Remove the peel from the lemons and juice with the juicer.
  • If adding an orange, remove the peel and juice with the juicer.
  • Add the cayenne pepper directly to the juice and manually stir to combine.
  • Enjoy immediately or store in airtight containers in the refrigerator up to 3 days.

BLENDER:

  • Juice the lemons (and orange if using) and add it to the blender followed by the ginger (skin removed) and cayenne pepper. Blend for 30 seconds, on high. If the mixture is too thick, add a tablespoon of water. Repeat a tablespoon at a time until the mix gets going.
  • Strain through a small fine mesh strainer or nut milk bag.
  • Enjoy immediately or store in airtight containers in the refrigerator up to 3 days. (*Note 4)

Notes

Note 1 - If using a juicer, peel the lemons before adding them to the juicer. If using a blender, keep the peel on so you can juice with ease.
Note 2 - If using a juicer, you can leave the ginger skin on. If using a blender, make sure to remove the skin first.
Note 3 - We love the spice of ginger and cayenne and don't add anything extra. If you want to tone it down a bit, add an orange to the mix. It will add a ton of Vitamin C as well. If using a juicer, peel the orange before adding it to the juicer. If using a blender, keep the peel on so you can juice with ease.
Note 4- I make three batches at a time and store in these little  2 oz. glass bottles.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Shot | Calories: 64kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 298mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 94IU | Vitamin C: 114mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 1mg

Hi, I'm Darcey!

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