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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