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Ginger Shots Fight the Flu & Colds (No Juicer Required!)

You don’t need a juicer for these ginger shots! Perfect for cold and flu season, these boost your immune system the natural way. Get a ginger shot recipe that is perfect for a daily detox.

Flu fighting ginger shots

Pollen has arrived in Atlanta, which means cold are spreading around here like the plague. Everyone I know is sick! Which means it’s just about time to share my recipes for ginger shots.

Immunity Shots

If you’ve never had a ginger shot – you’re missing out. Ginger is one of those “magic” ingredients that really does everything. For example, ginger:

  • is the best nausea/upset stomach remedy ever
  • boosts the immune system
  • is a great natural anti-inflammatory
  • provides liver protection
  • supports your metabolism/burns fat
  • natural anti-oxidant

I don’t actually love ginger on its own, but for everything it does – I love ginger shots! Take one of these bad boys every morning and your life will change – I promise. I’ve got two recipes for ginger shots for you today!

Before we get there, I want to tell you that you don’t necessarily need a juicer for these recipes. Juicers can be expensive, though they are useful. However, if you don’t have a juicer, you will want one of these:

ProChef Fine Cheese Grater, Ginger Grater & Lemon Zester

fine grater. I highly recommend the ProChef fine grater which is the one I have and love! One you get the hang of using it, your ginger is grated in seconds.

If you don’t want the ginger “skin” grated into your shot, you can get a peeler too. I typically peel my ginger first.

Now onto the immunity shots!

Breakfast shot recipe

Ginger Shot Recipe

I highly suggest you try both these immunity shots, because they are both delicious. Or if you like one ginger shot more than another, drink that one on a daily basis!

Put them in a very small glass and just shoot them down in one fell swoop. During the winter, I do it every day for breakfast.

Lemon Orange Turmeric Ginger Shot Recipe

  • 1/2-inch piece of ginger, grated or 2-in piece, juiced
  • 1 lemon, quartered and squeezed
  • 1 orange, quartered and squeezed
  • 1 tsp. ground turmeric sprinkled on top

Lemon Apple Cayenne Ginger Shot Recipe

  • 1/2-inch piece of ginger, grated or 2-in piece, juiced
  • 2 lemons, quartered and squeezed
  • 1/4 – 1/2 green apple, grated or juiced
  • 1/8 tsp. ground cayenne pepper sprinkled on top

And as far as additional properties of these ginger shots?

Flu fighting ginger shots recipe

Here’s what else these have to offer:

  • Cayenne – boosts metabolism, anti-bacterial, fights cancer, improves blood circulation
  • Green Apple – regulates blood sugar, rich antioxidant, and energy booster
  • Lemon – natural detoxifier, loaded with Vitamin C, boosts immunity, balance your body’s pH levels
  • Orange – lots of Vitamin C, Vitamin B, lower cholesterol, rich in potassium, fight against infection
  • Tumeric – anti-inflammatory, strong antioxidant, linked to improved brain function, lowered risk of heart disease

If you have any questions about any of these ingredients, you should do a little bit of research on your own. Their natural benefits are impressive to say the least!

Yield: 1 serving

Ginger Shots

You don't need a juicer for these ginger shots! Perfect for cold and flu season, these boost your immune system the natural way. Perfect for a daily detox.

You don't need a juicer for these ginger shots! Perfect for cold and flu season, these boost your immune system the natural way. Perfect for a daily detox.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 piece fresh ginger, (grated)
  • 1 lemon, (quartered and squeezed)
  • 1 orange, (quartered and squeezed)
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric, (ground, sprinkled on top)

Instructions

  1. Prepare all of the ingredients as noted in the ingredients list.
  2. Pour them into a small glass and stir. Your shot is ready to drink!

Notes

Nutrition information is for the lemon orange; lemon apple shot is 113 calories with 33 carbs per shot.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1 shot

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 103Total Fat: 0gSodium: 3mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 6gSugar: 15gProtein: 2g

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Immunity shots recipe

What is your favorite recipe for an immunity shot? If you have one, I’d love to hear it in the comments! I’d also love for you to check out these smoothie recipes. Often times in the morning, I drink a ginger shot and then drink a smoothie. Here are my favorites:

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