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Ginger Shot

This ginger shot will boost your immune system and all you need are just a few ingredients and a blender or juicer.

 

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yellow ginger shot drink with splash in a small glass on a light brown backdrop with a glass with ginger juice in the background and fresh ginger

Healthy drinks that are served as a shot normally don’t taste very well …. A lot of people don’t like the taste of a wheatgrass shot for example. Well in that case,  you will most likely not appreciate the taste of a Ginger Shot, but it’s certainly effective. Move over coffee, because this is how you wake up your body!

When you start to feel a bit under the weather a ginger shot may be a good natural remedy to help your immune system a bit.  So if you are starting to feel sick (or right before) with a runny nose, sneezing, fever and cold chills … try a ginger shot.

three ginger shots in a glass shot from above on a light brown background with fresh cut ginger in a small bowl

 Usually, a ginger shot is made with three ingredients:

  • Ginger
  • Lemon
  • Cayenne pepper
Ginger
Ginger provides an upset stomach and digestive relief. Since 80% of your immune system is in your gut, you want to keep it healthy and balanced. It will warm you up and lessen aches and pains that come with the cold and flu. Ginger is a perfect expectorant and can help break up mucus in the lungs. Ginger will also soothe a painful sore throats.
 
Lemon
Lemons boosts your immunity, detoxify the body and contain vitamin C.
 
Cayenne
Cayenne can treat fever and is great for a good blood circulation. It can also be used with nausea and other digestive complaints. All you need is a dash.

How To Make A Ginger Shot?

  • juice of 1 small lemon
  • grated ginger (about 2 cm of fresh ginger)
  • a pinch of ground cayenne pepper
Knock it back (if you can all in one go).  One thing is for sure, you’ll be awake right away. When you’re already sick three a day will be good, otherwise (when you are just a bit under the weather) one a day will be sufficient.  
two small glasses of ginger drink with ground red pepper sprinkled on top and fresh ginger in the background
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yellow ginger shot drink with splash in a small glass on a light brown backdrop with a glass with ginger juice in the background and fresh ginger

Ginger Shot

  • Author: Bianca
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Method: blender or juicer

Description

This ginger shot will boost your immune system and all you need are just a few ingredients and a blender or juicer.


Ingredients

  • juice of 1 small lemon
  • grated ginger (about 2 cm of fresh ginger)
  • a pinch of ground cayenne pepper

Instructions

Blender method
Place the lemon juice in the blender and add in the fresh ginger and ground cayenne pepper. Blend until the ginger is fully blended. Add a few tablespoons of water if the mixture is too thick. Run through a sieve and serve.

Juicer method
Place the whole peeled lemon and fresh ginger in the juicer. Juice. Add in the cayenne pepper and serve.


Notes

Feel free to add (more) water if the mixture is too strong.

Keywords: ginger shot, lemon, shot, drink

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