Learn how to make ginger shots at home with just 5 ingredients and a blender. It’s a healthy pick-me-up with immune-boosting properties and bright, refreshing flavors. Plus, the recipe is easy to adjust to your liking!
Want to feel better and nourish your body? Then you need this ginger shot recipe in your life! Just like green smoothies, it’s a nutrient-packed drink that will always start your day on the right track.
They are so much cheaper than anything store-bought and take seconds to make.
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Why this recipe works
These shots may look difficult to make, but honestly, they are so quick and easy.
- Packed with nutrients. Treat yourself to a ginger shot when you want to feel better or need a boost of energy. The short list of healthy ingredients loads these wellness shots with immune-boosting, anti-aging, and gut-healthy properties, all while contributing to weight loss.
- Perfect texture and flavor. The texture is smooth and refreshing. Thanks to the pineapple and coconut water, it’s full of tropical flavor. The ginger is evident but not overpowering.
- Affordable. You can easily pay way too much money for store-bought ginger shots. Making them at home is so much more affordable!
- No juicer needed. Making your own immunity shots is easy, and all you need is a blender and strainer. No fancy juicers or expensive equipment is necessary.
Benefits of a ginger shot
Ginger shots blend ginger root, citrus, and other healthy ingredients into a juice. Fresh ginger is very potent, so the juice is only served in small amounts (1 to 2 ounces at a time) and drunk a maximum of once per day.
These turmeric ginger shots are so easy to make and need a quick trip to the greengrocer. Here is what you’ll need:
- Ginger. Fresh ginger root will give the ginger shots a potent, almost spicy flavor. If you can’t handle the strong flavor, use ground ginger instead.
- Orange and lime juice. Freshly squeezed, if possible. You can also peel the citrus and throw the fruit into the blender for a more intense citrus flavor.
- Pineapple. Fresh pineapple gives the ginger shots a tropical sweetness while sneaking in high levels of vitamin C and bromelain for easy digestion.
- Coconut water. Coconut water is refreshing, hydrating, sweet, and packed with nutrients. Here, it thins the consistency and tones down the more potent flavors. Feel free to use plain water instead if you want.
- Turmeric. Optional, but adds an extra layer of nutrition.
How to make ginger shots
This ginger shots recipe are easy to make: just make sure to peel the fruits for a smooth and pulp-free juice.
- Blend. Blend the ginger, orange juice, lime juice, and pineapple in a blender until smooth.
- Strain and serve. Strain the juice through a strainer, add the coconut water to the strained juice, and serve. Enjoy!
Tips to make the best recipe
- Juice the citrus the easy way. Juice the fruit using a citrus reamer rather than squeezing them by hand. If you don’t have a citrus reamer, cut the citrus in half and place it in between the handles on a pair of tongs. Squeeze over a bowl until you have all the juice you need.
- Make a large batch. To make a larger batch of ginger shots, double or triple the recipe and store the mixture in an airtight container in the fridge. Use within 3 days or freeze for longer.
- Add pulp. If you are a fan of thicker lemon ginger shots, add some of the pulp of the citrus at the end.
Add turmeric and black pepper. Up to 1 teaspoon of ground turmeric or 1 tablespoon of fresh turmeric gives ginger shots anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties, while a pinch of black pepper helps our bodies absorb these nutrients.
Add greens. Blend spinach, kale, or your favorite leafy greens or fresh herbs into the juice.
Swap out the pineapple. Use any other tropical fresh fruit you like, such as papaya, mango, passionfruit, guava, or lychee.
Use more fruits and/or veggies. Blend in fresh berries, apples, pears, beets, and any other fruits and veggies you like here.
Swap the citrus. You can use any fruit juice you like instead of citrus juice. Try lemon juice, grapefruit juice, apple juice, or orange juice.
Make it sweeter. A drizzle of maple syrup, honey, or simple syrup will sweeten the ginger shots and balance the stronger flavors.
To store: Keep the strained juice in an airtight container or pitcher and refrigerate for up to 3 days.
To freeze: Pour the ginger shot juice into ice cube trays and freeze until solid. Transfer the frozen cubes to a ziplock bag and freeze for up to 1 month. Let as many cubes as you need thaw in the fridge overnight, then drink the next day!
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Frequently asked questions
Everybody reacts to ginger shots differently. For some, the acidity from the pineapple and citrus juice will be too much to enjoy every day (all that acidity can lead to heartburn). For others, one shot per day is just enough!
You can have a ginger shot at any time of day. Many people like to drink them in the morning, as the potent ginger does a great job of waking you up! This also makes it a great pick-me-up for sleepy afternoons.
- 2 1/2 ounces ginger
- 1 large orange
- 1 lime
- 4 1/2 ounces pineapple
- 1/2 cup coconut water
- Slice the peeled ginger into small cubes. Juice the orange and lime and set aside.
- Place the ginger, orange juice, lime juice, and pineapple in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Strain the juice through a fine mesh strainer and add coconut water to the strained mixture, discarding the pulp.
- Serve fresh or refrigerate for up to 3 days.
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