How to Make a Ginger Lemon Turmeric Wellness Shot

by Nicole Graves on October 6, 2013

Ginger lemon shot

How to Make a Ginger Lemon Turmeric Wellness Shot

 

Whenever I feel cold symptoms creeping up on me, or when I am experiencing workout discomfort I turn to shots!  No, not the alcoholic ones at the bar.  I’m talking about wellness shots.

Shots are quick hits of concentrated nutrition.  One of my go to shots is Ginger, Lemon, and Turmeric. Although the quantity of liquid is small, it’s potent, gives you a burst of energy almost immediately, and boosts the immune system. You can make these shots in many different combinations to address different ailments. 

So, why lemon, ginger, and turmeric you may ask? 

  • Lemon is an immune system booster and provides a concentrated dose of vitamin C to the body.  They are natural detoxifiers and have a diuretic effect.  Lemons are extremely alkaline which makes them great for balancing the pH of the body. 

 

  • Ginger root is anti-inflammatory, anti-septic, anti-viral, anti-histamine, it’s powerful! Ginger relieves body aches and pains, and settles the stomach.

 

  • Turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory root that can help to decrease muscle soreness after an intense workout. It also helps detox the liver and neutralizes free radicals which can lead to wrinkles, cellulite, and fatigue.

Here’s how to make the shot:

¾-1 whole lemon

1 thumb sized chunk of ginger

1-2 Teaspoons of turmeric powder or fresh root

Juice the ingredients, add turmeric powder, pour into a shot glass and drink your shot!

 

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sherri October 6, 2013 at 7:36 pm

Love the shots :)

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Nicole Graves October 7, 2013 at 3:54 am

Yes, me too!

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Chelley October 7, 2013 at 2:32 pm

My apologies in advance…. I am sooooooo new to “juicing” that I actualy do not know what it means to “juice the ingredients”…. please advise, as I am in need of a major overhaul…. thanks for the ebook and daily tips!

-chel

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Nicole Graves October 9, 2013 at 5:46 am

Place the ingredients into a juicer.

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Ibrahim Belemou October 7, 2013 at 4:17 pm

You right about ginger and lemon. Im African from west African, as a child, when you have a cold, my mom just boil hot water with ginger and lemon put honey in it voila less than 30 minutes you will recovery from your cold.

thank you Ibrahim from Philadelphia

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Nicole Graves October 9, 2013 at 5:45 am

Thanks Ibrahim!

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alise October 7, 2013 at 5:27 pm

Any suggestion on seasonal depression sufferers, I love fall. But the lack of sunshine exhausts me.

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Nicole Graves October 9, 2013 at 5:45 am

Try some green juices or a wheatgrass shot for an energy boost.

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kent jolly October 9, 2013 at 11:57 am

Be glad you don’t live in the UK- we have gray skies LOADS!! But makes you super appreciate blue!

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kent jolly October 8, 2013 at 10:22 am

That sounds great, Nicole! On your advice i have sourced tumeric root and been incorporating that in my juice- and i will definitely try this shot! YUM!

Also, i think you mentioned before, but i’ve been looking thru my FB messages and can’t find it- can you recommend a good juice bottle? I’m sure you had pictures of one somewhere…

Thanks for your help.

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kent jolly October 8, 2013 at 10:25 am

FOUND IT!! thanks!

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Sonia October 9, 2013 at 8:12 pm

Hi N. Do you juice the ginger with or without the skin? Also what’s the best way to juice greens like spinach. I don’t get much juice when I do it. Thanks

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Nicole Graves October 10, 2013 at 11:32 pm

If its organic, then I leave the skin on

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Sonia Taylor October 11, 2013 at 6:19 pm

What suggestions do you have for juicing kale or spinach?

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Nicole Graves October 14, 2013 at 7:54 am

Hi Sonya, there are quite a few recipes using kale or spinach in my free ebook. Additionally, there are many recipes posted on my Facebook wall.

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kent jolly October 14, 2013 at 12:36 pm

i keep a scrubbing brush for my hard skinned veg like ginger, beets, etc- you can scrub really hard.

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Tacita October 16, 2013 at 6:05 am

I have found this at the right time, as I can feel a cold coming on. You say 1-2teaspoons of turmeric, how much is I’m using fresh root?

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Nicole Graves October 17, 2013 at 3:03 am

About a 1/2 inch chunk of fresh root will work.

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K.Nicole Stills October 17, 2013 at 2:14 pm

Nicole, do you juice enough for multiple shots or just one at a time?

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Nicole Graves October 21, 2013 at 12:52 pm

Hey Nicole, no I just make enough for one shot since I want A fresh concentrated shot.

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Wanda October 20, 2013 at 4:39 pm

Just submitted a request for your free Ebook. Thanks Nicole!!!

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Nicole Graves October 21, 2013 at 12:49 pm

Great! Thanks Wanda!

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sra October 21, 2013 at 11:58 am

Question the authority on this: The source tells you, incorrectly, that lemons are “very alkaline.” Lemons are, in fact, very acidic. The Ph of battery acid is 1; lemons are 2 (acids have low numbers; alkalines have bigger numbers. Baking soda, for example is 8. The Ph of saliva and urine is normally about 7. Be careful what you read and what you follow. I don’t think this will hurt you, but many of the Facebook bloggers do not know what they are talking about.

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Nicole Graves October 21, 2013 at 12:49 pm

Thanks so much for the comment. It gives me an opportunity to educate you. Yes you are correct, lemons are acidic outside of the body. However, once ingested they are one of the most alkaline fruits inside of the body. Read up on that. Thanks

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KC December 6, 2013 at 6:21 pm

Just as Nicole said, they are very alkaline INSIDE the body. One of the best fruits to alkalinize our insides. I find it quite amusing that you said bloggers don’t know what they are talking about, when in fact, you need some educating before speaking. :) just saying….

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Nicole Graves December 12, 2013 at 3:09 am

thanks Kim! :)

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Maxine Taylor October 23, 2013 at 4:21 am

New at this.

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Nicole Graves October 29, 2013 at 2:59 am

Hey Maxine! you’ll get the swing of things :)

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Elizabeth Elliston November 8, 2013 at 3:53 pm

I love this newly found website.

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Nicole Graves November 10, 2013 at 7:41 am

Thanks for stopping by Elizabeth! So glad that you found me too! :)

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Stephanie November 8, 2013 at 10:54 pm

Any suggestions if I do not have a juicer, will a blender work?

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Nicole Graves November 10, 2013 at 7:40 am

Hey Stephanie you can try blending then straining.

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Nessa November 21, 2013 at 9:16 pm

When you say whole lemon do you mean the peel also?

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Nicole Graves November 22, 2013 at 12:35 am

If it is organic, then yes, you can juice the peel as well.

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Nessa November 22, 2013 at 3:04 am

Thank you.. Also how many shots do you take a day?

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Maria November 27, 2013 at 4:40 am

How many times in a day?

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Nicole Graves December 2, 2013 at 2:19 am

You can drink it as often as you need.

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Veronica December 11, 2013 at 1:57 am

Can this shot be made with ginger powder instead of the root?

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Nicole Graves December 12, 2013 at 3:08 am

Fresh root is best, but if you have to use powder, use organic and high quality

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Asheena January 13, 2014 at 9:51 am

So glad I remembered this site! I feel a cold coming on and I’m gonna try this wellness shot. Thanks ever so much, love from the UK x

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Nicole Graves January 15, 2014 at 2:45 am

I’m glad that you remembered too! It works. Feel better! Also read “how to get rid of a cold part 1 and part 2”

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PAULETTE January 19, 2014 at 12:25 am

Is there an alternative ingredient for turmeric? I don’t have that on hand.

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Nicole Graves January 23, 2014 at 5:19 pm

no there isn’t for this recipe. you can also use organic turmeric powder.

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michael January 21, 2014 at 4:59 pm

Is there an alternative to juicing the ginger?

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Nicole Graves January 23, 2014 at 5:18 pm

ginger powder, but fresh ginger is best

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michael January 21, 2014 at 5:03 pm

Part two: if fresh lemon juice and ginger powder can be substituted, what would be the amounts?

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Nicole Graves January 23, 2014 at 5:17 pm

Hi Michael, it really is up to you. Ginger is strong so it depends on how much the individual can take. The chunk of raw ginger can vary from person to person. With powder, i’d say use at least a tsp.

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Kishor Maheshwari February 6, 2014 at 6:14 pm

Best healthy drink you can make with half leamon juice, half a thumb size ginger juice, one spoon turmeric’s powder mix with one spoon of honey and add with 150 ml of lukewarm water.

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Nicole Graves February 16, 2014 at 3:44 pm

Yes,that is a good combo!

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Hungry for living March 25, 2014 at 12:34 am

I know you said this is a wellness shot. Is this something that can be taken everyday whether or not you are sick?

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Nicole Graves March 25, 2014 at 4:18 am

Yes it can be used as a preventative wellness shot during the cold and flu season.

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annette May 7, 2014 at 7:55 am

I would add manuka honey as well

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Nicole Graves May 13, 2014 at 3:07 am

You can do many variations.

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Adonica September 25, 2014 at 10:00 pm

Is there a hard copy of your juice book that I can purchase?

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Nicole Graves September 30, 2014 at 3:13 am

Hey Adonica, the are all ebooks that can be purchased on my website.

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Good day! This is kind of off topic but I need some advice from an established blog. Is it hard to set up your own blog? I’m not very techincal but I can figure things out pretty fast. I’m thinking about making my own but I’m not sure where to start. Do you have any tips or suggestions? Thanks|

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Nicole Graves November 9, 2014 at 2:03 am

Hi, not its not very difficult. I will take time. Find a class or course that teaches you step by step.

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Nicole Graves November 9, 2014 at 1:56 am

You can subscribe by grabbing the free juice recipe ebook above.

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Nicole Graves November 9, 2014 at 1:29 am

Thanks Dori! I appreciate you :)

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Billy November 17, 2014 at 3:21 am

Quick question Nicole: Can I drink this at night or will it keep me up?

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Nicole Graves November 20, 2014 at 7:46 pm

Yes you should be fine.

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Anitra Horchler November 30, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Great post. thanks

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Jhonatan December 8, 2014 at 12:47 am

Hi!

Any idea why turmeric fresh root leaves a super sticky even glue-like residue in the juicer? Well, more than the why, which is its nature, HOW could I avoid this? It makes it very hard to clean the juicer, and I have the very EASY-TO-CLEAN Omega juicer. I looove turmeric root, but everytime I think of the cleaning hm… Any tips? Thanks!

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Nicole Graves December 31, 2014 at 2:10 am

Hadn’t noticed that.

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Harry January 4, 2015 at 8:36 pm

I always take ginger when my stomach is upset. Love the idea of taking it as a shot!

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Nicole Graves January 20, 2015 at 5:56 pm

Yes. It’s great!

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Gail May 17, 2015 at 3:35 pm

That’s a lot of Tumeric. Do you mix it all together then drink it? Is what I made does not look like your picture because the picture looks like a sprinkle of Tumeric on top

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Nicole Graves May 22, 2015 at 8:16 pm

Read the instructions with the measurements!

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