Wellness Shots

There is a lot of hype around Wellness Shots and I usually only have them when I get sick because they are expensive. $4 or sometimes $5 for a small juice really adds up! But at the start of the New Year I was snuffly and felt a cold coming on so I started making my own wellness shots and I haven’t looked back since! I’ve got my sister, my mom, Daniel, and a few friends taking shots daily and I highly recommend it. These help me start my day earlier because once I take this shot, I’m awake! Not only do I appreciate the energy boost these give me but these ingredients have many powerful benefits.

And if you don’t have the equipment to juice, no worries! There is no need for a juicer for any of these recipes. All you’ll need is a blender, a small fine mesh strainer, and a cup. Be sure to tag me on instagram and leave a review down below if you try these wellness shots. Enjoy!

Health Benefits of Wellness Shots:

  • Ginger is great for fighting off the cold and flu, is an anti- inflammatory and can help with post-workout recovery, amazing for digestion, and so much more!
  • Lemons are high in Vitamin C which has been linked to improve heart health and improves absorption of iron.
  • Turmeric contains Curcumin which is an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, helps brain function, could lower your risk of heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and cancer.
  • Cayenne Pepper contains capsaicin which may help boost your metabolism, reduce hunger, great for digestive health, natural pain reliever, and may reduce cancer risk.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar helps kill harmful bacteria, lower blood sugar levels, may help you lose weight, and improves heart health.
  • Black Pepper helps to boost the absorption of curcumin in turmeric so be sure to include it!

Ingredients

Lemon & Ginger Wellness Shot:

Servings: Makes 2 Shots, 1/4 cup for each shot

  • 1/4 cup Lemon Juice, about 1 large lemon
  • 3 tbsps Lime Juice, or more lemon juice
  • 2in piece (2 tbsps) Fresh Ginger Root, peeled
  • 1in piece (1 tbsp) Fresh Turmeric Root, or sub 1 tsp ground
  • 2 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • Pinch of Cayenne
  • Pinch of Black Pepper

Orange & Carrot Wellness Shot:

Servings: Makes 2 Shots, 1/4 cup for each shot

  • 1/3 cup of Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice, about 1 orange
  • 2 tbsps Lemon Juice
  • 1/3 cup Carrot, diced
  • 2in piece (2 tbsp) Fresh Turmeric Root, or sub 2 tsp ground
  • 1in piece (1 tbsp) Fresh Ginger Root, peeled
  • 2 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Water
  • Pinch of Cayenne Pepper
  • Pinch of Black Pepper

Apple & Spinach Wellness Shot:

Servings: Makes 2 Shots, 1/4 cup for each shot

  • 1/4 cup Lemon Juice, about 1 large lemon
  • 1/3 cup Apple, diced
  • 1/4 cup Parsley
  • 1/2 cup Spinach
  • 2in piece (2 tbsps) Fresh Ginger Root, peeled
  • 1/2in piece (1/2 tbsp) Fresh Turmeric Root, or sub 1/2 tsp ground
  • 2 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • Pinch of Cayenne Pepper
  • Pinch of Black Pepper

Instructions

  • Choose which wellness shot you are making.
  • Prepare your ingredients: Juice the lemon, orange, or lime depending on the shot you chose. I use a handheld juice squeezer. Dice your apple or carrot, if using. Peel the turmeric and ginger.
  • Then, add all the ingredients of the shot you chose, except for the cayenne pepper and black pepper, in to a blender. I use a magic bullet.
  • Blend until as smooth as possible.
  • Place a fine mesh strainer over a bowl or a cup and pour the juice through, removing all the pulp. Take a spoon and stir the pulp in the strainer to make sure all the liquid gets out.
  • Once you’ve removed the pulp, whisk in the cayenne and black pepper.
  • Store your shots in airtight glass jars. Take 1 day-of and store 1 for the next morning or share!

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