Ginger Shots

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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!

homemade ginger shots.

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.

I used to spend way too much money on those pre-bottled immunity shots whenever I felt like I had a cold coming or felt a little run down and while effective, I just couldn’t justify the cost. Luckily, making your own is so much easier than you think!

Table of Contents
  1. Ginger shots benefits
  2. Ingredients needed
  3. How to make ginger shots
  4. Recipe tips and variations
  5. Storage tips
  6. Frequently asked questions 
  7. More nutrient packed drinks to try
  8. Ginger Shots (Recipe Card)

Ginger shots benefits

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.

The shortlist of healthy ingredients loads these wellness shots with immune-boosting, anti-aging, and gut-healthy properties, all while contributing to weight loss. (As I’m not a doctor, you can read more about these here and here).

Here are some reasons why I LOVE this recipe:

  • Highly nutritious. Just looking at the ingredients themselves makes you feel healthy and wholesome!
  • 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. I used to pay up to $5 for one immunity shot at the grocery store. Making your own works out to be less than 40 cents.  
  • No juicer needed. I used to think that I needed some fancy cold-pressed juicer to whip these up but nope- All you need is a simple blender.
ginger shot.

Ingredients needed

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. I sometimes also peel the citrus and throw the fruit into the blender for a more intense citrus flavor (but not everyone likes this).
  • Pineapple. Fresh pineapple gives the ginger shots a tropical sweetness while sneaking in high levels of vitamin C and bromelain for easy digestion. If I’m making these shots for myself, I sometimes omit this.
  • Coconut water. Coconut water is refreshing, hydrating, and sweet. I like to use a little bit to thin the consistency down and also add a little more sweetness. Feel free to use plain water instead if you want.
  • Turmeric. Optional, but adds an extra layer of nutrition.

How to make ginger shots

I’ve included step-by-step photos below to make this recipe easy to follow at home. For the full printable recipe instructions and ingredient quantities, scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

Step 1- Blend: Blend the ginger, orange juice, lime juice, and pineapple in a blender until smooth.

ginger, fruit, and juice in blender.

Step 2- Strain and serve: Strain the juice through a strainer, add the coconut water to the strained juice, and serve. Enjoy!

juice strained into jug.

Recipe tips and variations

  • 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. If I have time, I like to store these in little 2-ounce bottles for a quick pick-me-up.
  • Include the pulp. I love thicker juices and drinks, so if I’m making these for myself, I add some citrus pulp at the end. Again, this is not for everyone.
  • 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.

Storage tips

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!

immunity ginger shots.

Frequently asked questions 

How many ginger shots can I have in one day?

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!

When should I drink ginger shots?

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.

More nutrient packed drinks to try

ginger shots recipe.

Ginger Shots

5 from 44 votes
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!
Servings: 6 servings
Prep: 1 minute
Cook: 1 minute
Total: 2 minutes

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Ingredients  

  • 2 1/2 ounces ginger
  • 1 large orange
  • 1 lime
  • 4 1/2 ounces pineapple
  • 1/2 cup coconut water

Instructions 

  • 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.

Notes

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!

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 42kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 1gFat: 0.2gSodium: 23mgPotassium: 189mgFiber: 2gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 87IUVitamin C: 31mgCalcium: 25mgIron: 0.3mgNET CARBS: 8g
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Author: Arman Liew
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Arman Liew

I’m a two time cookbook author, photographer, and writer, and passionate about creating easy and healthier recipes. I believe you don’t need to be experienced in the kitchen to make good food using simple ingredients that most importantly, taste delicious.

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  1. At my age, we need more immunity….thanks for this! I see your recipe to use fresh ginger but the link in the recipe goes to a jar of ginger. Did you try dried or is fresh the way to go, which I love, BTW?

    1. 5 stars
      I needed this, I put some the refrigerator in a glass jar for the next 3 days and froze the rest just in case I run out of the fresh ingredients. It was so refreshing it gave the body a zing. Thank you so much for the booster. Absolutely 💜 it.