Immune Boosting Ginger Shot Recipe

Immune Boosting Ginger Shot Recipe
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Ginger shots are a concentrated juice using fresh ginger root. This Ginger Shot recipe has a sweet spicy kick of immune boosting nutrients!

Ginger shots are power-packed. You only need a small amount (1-2 ounce shot) to get incredible benefits which aid with reducing inflammation, boosts immunity, detoxification that promotes kidney and liver health, and digestive health. To drink, use a shot glass or small glass or cup.

I make a batch of ginger shots every week. I place it in air tight bottles in my refrigerator. While drinking it fresh is always the best, let’s face it, we all often short on time. I have a college student who takes ginger shots almost daily to help stabilize and boost the immune system. When she comes home on the weekends, I make a fresh batch for her to take back with her. While the shelf life is not as long as store bought (1 week), it is by far more healthy, tasty and cheaper! You can make your own ginger shots for a fraction of the price of store-bought ginger shots.

These healthy shots are particularly beneficial during cold and flu season to help improve immune health. 

Use Organic

Using organic vegetables when juicing can offer several benefits compared to non-organic options: reduced pesticide exposure, higher nutrient content, non-GMO, and many report organic fruit and vegetables taste better.

It’s important to note that while organic vegetables offer these potential benefits, they may also be more expensive than conventionally grown vegetables. Whether you choose organic or conventional vegetables for juicing depends on your personal preferences, budget, and concerns about pesticide exposure and environmental impact. Washing and thoroughly rinsing conventionally grown vegetables can also help reduce pesticide residues, making them a viable option for juicing if organic produce is not readily available or affordable.

Ingredients for Homemade Ginger Shots

Pineapple, green apples, ginger root, and a whole lemon.

  • Ginger – 3-4 inches, washed or peeled
  • Green apples, 2 – sliced and cored (you can also juice the core!)
  • Pineapple – about 2 cups including the core
  • Lemon – 1

How to Juice Homemade Ginger Shots

You will need a juicer or a high-powered blender. I personally use this juicer – Omega

Juicing is really very simple. Wash the fruit or vegetable you juicing, cut up to fit in the juicer and juice away!

Prepared ingredients for ginger shots. Lemon sliced inhale. Sliced green apple, a large knob of ginger, sliced fresh pineapple including the core.

  • Begin by prepping the ingredients: peel the pineapple, then cut the flesh of the pineapple into strips that will fit the juicer shoot, including the core.
  • Wash the apple and cut into slices keeping the skin. The skin has wonderful nutrients.
  • You can either keep the skin on the ginger or remove it. I tend to remove most of the skin, particularly in the corners of the knobs as dirt tends to stick in there.
  • Run the prepped pineapple, apple and ginger through the juice machine. 
  • Wash the lemon, and then either use a hand press lemon squeezer or run the lemon through your juicer. Note – you absolutely can juice the whole lemon with the peel, however, juicing the peel will over-power the flavor and will have a strong lemon flavor. If this is your preference then go for it! Otherwise, I recommend using a lemon squeezer or squeeze with your hands.
  • If the juice has a bit more pulp than desired, you can use a fine mesh strainer to remove any additional pulp that gets through.
Juicer with juice in one container and pulp in another.

Boost your Immune System Naturally – Benefits of Ginger Shots

Ginger

Ginger juice has so many benefits. It helps the digestive system and is often used for nausea. Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties to help reduce inflammation in the body. It has antibacterial properties to help ward off germs. Antioxidants that help reduce free radicals in the body. Some studies show that ginger helps to stabilize blood sugar, aids in heart health and stabilizes metabolism.

Pineapple

Pineapple juice is rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants which help neutralize free radicals. Pineapple contains bromelian which is an enzyme found in the fruit and stem of the pineapple plant. Bromelain helps reduce inflammation.

Green apple

Green apples are a good source of Vitamins A, B, C, E and K. They contain high fiber which aids digestive health and promotes healthy bacteria in the gut.

Lemon

There are many health benefits of drinking fresh lemon juice. Lemon juice is high in Vitamin C which helps iron. It can contribute to lowering blood pressure, and improving digestion. It may also aid in reducing risk of heart disease, kidney stones, anemia, and aid in weight loss. Fresh lemon juice also boosts energy levels.

In a nutshell, these healthy shots help boost the immune system with antiviral properties and antibacterial properties. From digestive issues to helping lower blood sugar levels, they are a wonderful additional to your overall health.

Fresh pineapple, lemon, green apple, and ginger root with 2 glass bottles filled with yellow ginger shot juice.

This ginger shot recipe uses fresh ingredients that have antioxidant properties.

Storage

Refrigerator – Ginger shots can be stored in the refrigerator in an air tight container (preferably glass) for up to one week. The flavor will begin to decrease over time as the juice oxidizes. Be sure to shake bottle before consuming as the juice settles when stored.

Freezer – To maintain the potency of the juice you can freeze the shots for up to 3 months. Simply pour the juice into an ice cube tray and freeze. Once frozen, transfer to freezer storage bags or containers and store in the freezer. When ready to drink, simply thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Or add the cubes to drinks for flavoring.

Add-ons

  • For a more spicy kick, add a pinch of cayenne pepper to each shot. 
  • Add fresh turmeric root and run through the juice machine for an even more immune booster shot. Turmeric similar properties as ginger with increased anti-imflammatory properties. 
  • Fresh lime juice – using a hand squeezer.

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Fresh pineapple, lemon, green apple, and ginger root with 2 glass bottles filled with yellow ginger shot juice.

Immune Boosting Ginger Shot Recipe

Immune-boosting juice that is sweet and tangy with a kick that helps with digestion, cold and flu season and has anti-inflammatory properties.
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Course: Juice
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Immune boosting
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 36kcal
Author: hungrydanekitchen

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 3-4 inch Ginger root, organic wash or peel
  • 2 Green apples, organic cored and sliced keeping skin on
  • 1/2 Pineapple about 2 cups including the core
  • 1 Lemon

Instructions

  • Gather pineapple, apple slices, and ginger.
  • Run through the juicer.
  • Juice the lemon using a lemon squeezer.
  • If juice has more pulp than desired, pour juice through a mess strainer.
  • Serve in 1-3 oz shot glasses or small serving glasses.
  • Store remaining juice in air-tight glass jar in the refrigerator.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 12g | Calories: 36kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 0.3g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.02g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 81mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 38IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.2mg

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