Ginger Shot Recipe

Ginger has many health benefits, and incorporating ginger into your diet could help with things like nausea, bloating, and inflammation. Ginger is also full of antioxidants that help your body protect itself from free radicals that damage cells. Small studies have also shown that drinking ginger tea can help with weight loss in men. Taking ginger shots can help keep you healthy, and they’re also tasty. 

When to take a ginger shot

You can take ginger shots anytime during the day. However, I prefer to take ginger shots when I wake up in the morning because it’s easy to remember. Taking ginger shots when I’m sick also helps to clear my nasal passages–it gives a good burn and allows me to breathe a little easier. 

Ginger shot ingredients

What’s great about making ginger shots at home is that you can add many ingredients to customize your ginger shots that you don’t necessarily have at the juice store or market. 

Ginger shots can be as simple as one or two ingredients depending on your appliances at home: ginger and/or water. If you’ve got a juicer at home, all you need is ginger. However, some of us only have a blender, so you need a little liquid, like water, to blend the ginger root.

Here are some of my favorite flavor additions to ginger shots:

  • Turmeric
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Citrus (lemons, oranges, limes, grapefruits)
  • Berries (strawberries, blueberries)
  • Coconut juice
  • Orange juice 
  • Sweeteners (honey, maple syrup)
  • Cayenne (if you like a kick)

My favorite method to make ginger shots

My favorite method of making ginger shots is using my Vitamix blender and straining the pulp. I don’t have a juicer at home, but it’s as easy to make and clean up. If you have a blender (I use the Vitamix 2500) at home, you can easily make this recipe instead of spending $5 per ginger shot at Whole Foods vs. 50 cents per shot at home. 

ginger shot in blender

My current favorite recipe for ginger shots is ginger roots with the peel on, water, apple cider vinegar, turmeric, limes, and honey. I make enough for 3-5 days worth of double shots for me and my partner in the mornings. Note when I add turmeric to my shots, I add a pinch of black pepper to enhance the bioavailability of the turmeric when digesting. 

How many ginger shots to take a day

You only need to take one ginger shot per day. I wouldn’t take more than one because it can cause heartburn due to the acidity. Experts warn to eat no more than 6 grams of ginger per day because this can cause gastrointestinal issues.

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Ginger Shot Recipe

5 from 2 votes
Save money by making ginger shots at home! You get to customize what to add; all you need is a strong blender.
BY: Huy Vu
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 0 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
SERVINGS: 16 ounces

Ingredients

  • 3 oz (85 g) ginger root fresh
  • .84 oz (23.8 g) turmeric fresh
  • 1 ½ c (354.9 g) filtered water
  • ½ c (116 g) apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ c (50 g) lime juice
  • 1 tbsp (21 g) honey
  • pinch ground black pepper per shot

Other additions

  • pineapples or pineapple juice

  • oranges
  • lemons
  • grapefruit
  • strawberries
  • coconut juice
  • orange juice
  • maple syrup

Equipment Used

  • blender
  • Strainer
  • mixing bowl
  • measuring cups and spoons or weighted scale
  • xpoon
  • jar or container with a lid

Instructions 

  • Combine all the ingredients except the pepper in the blender. Blend until incorporated and there are no lumps.
    ginger shot ingredients in blender
  • Lay the strainer on top of the mixing bowl and pour the ginger shot mixture over the strainer.
    straining blended ginger shot
  • Use a spoon or spatula to press out the juice from the pulp through the strainer.
    squeezing ginger shot pulp
  • Pour the ginger shot mixture into a jar or make ice cubes to freeze.
    pouring ginger shot into glass
  • Note: before taking a shot of the ginger turmeric juice, make sure to add a pinch of black pepper to enhance the bioavailability of the turmeric when your body digests it.
Nutrition Facts
Ginger Shot Recipe
Amount per Serving
Calories
25.64
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
0.3
g
0
%
Saturated Fat
 
0.09
g
1
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
0.07
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
0.05
g
Sodium
 
4.59
mg
0
%
Potassium
 
112.32
mg
3
%
Carbohydrates
 
5.41
g
2
%
Fiber
 
0.7
g
3
%
Sugar
 
2.09
g
2
%
Protein
 
0.37
g
1
%
Vitamin A
 
3.02
IU
0
%
Vitamin C
 
2.87
mg
3
%
Calcium
 
8.59
mg
1
%
Iron
 
1.07
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Breakfast, Ingredients
Cuisine: American
Keyword: diet, healthy breakfast, weight loss
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