IMMUNE BOOSTING SHOTS
It’s flu season, and with the addition of COVID and RSV, we can use all the help we can get to stay healthy! For better immune health, Genna and I started drinking booster shots in the morning. Will it keep the flu away? We’ll let you know. We do know there’s nothing but goodness in this drink, so it can’t hurt to try!
Immune Booster Shots are intensely flavored drinks that deliver a super-concentrated burst of flavor that provides your body with powerful anti-inflammatory, immune-boosting, and antioxidant properties.
This drink is not only good for you, but it’s incredibly simple to make. Plus, you can customize the intensity of the juice to suit your taste. All you need to make these healthy wellness shots at home is a high-powered blender and a fine-mesh strainer. Easy!
- Coconut Water
- 1 bunch of fresh carrots
- 4 Lemons
- 4 Oranges
- 1/2 Ginger Root
- 1 Turmeric Root
- 1 tsp. Cayenne Pepper
1. You don’t need a fancy juicer to make ginger shots. Just pull out your high-powered blender and a fine-mesh strainer and start juicing!
2. Chop ginger, Turmeric and carrots. No need to peel the ginger or turmeric since you’ll be straining the juice before drinking it. Just roughly chop it to make blending easier.
Ginger is spicy and can cause heartburn. Adjust how much ginger you use to match your tolerance. Genna and I only use 1/2 of the ginger root per batch.
For this batch, the store didn’t have fresh Turmeric in stock so I used organic ground turmeric and added 3 tablespoons.
3. Wash and Juice fresh lemons and oranges. The bright citrus flavor of lemon and orange juice pairs well with ginger and tastes much better than bottled. Fresh is always best.
4. Blend until smooth. Blend the ginger, turmeric and carrot pieces together with the coconut water until no chunks remain.
5. Strain well. Straining the mixture helps remove bits of ginger peel and those pesky ginger fibers! To get the most juice, press the solids with the back of a spoon when straining.
6. Combine and stir the lemon, orange, and ginger juice with the cayenne pepper. Add coconut water to get your desired texture. Just be sure not to over-dilute the juice.
7. Serve. Immune boost shots are meant to be drunk all at once as a quick shot. Be careful not to drink more than one shot a day since too much ginger can cause heartburn.
Pile on the health benefits. To make your immune booster shots even healthier, you can always tweak the recipe and add raw honey, aloe vera juice, pineapple juice, or apple cider vinegar.