Lemon Ginger Turmeric Wellness Shots

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Two glasses of Turmeric Wellness Shots for an anti-inflammatory homemade juice

When considering what type of beverage to share for New Year’s Eve celebrations this year, my mind initially went to mocktails. They’re fruity and booze-free—what’s not to love? Well, if I’m honest, I’m not a huge mocktail fan.

Then I thought, “What would be something I’d actually be excited to drink if walking into a NYE party?” Answer: Healthy shots. Call me a grandma, I don’t care. That’s how I roll these days.

Are you with me? If yes, let’s get our anti-inflammatory on.

Fresh orange, turmeric, ginger, lemon and black pepper for making homemade wellness shots

This 5-ingredient, 5-minute shot starts with a juicer. However, if you don’t own a juicer fear not. You can easily blend your ingredients in a blender and strain for a similar effect!

Showing how to use a juicer to make Turmeric Wellness Shots

Lately I’ve been gravitating toward juice with a high vitamin C content, seeing as it’s flu season. And I’m also always looking for ways to get more turmeric, ginger, and lemon into my system. Why, you ask?

Turmeric contains a compound called curcumin, which boasts amazing antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects (source). And it’s been used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years for conditions such as breathing problems, joint pain, fatigue, digestive issues, and more.

Ginger is a natural anti-inflammatory and antioxidant that’s known to aid digestion and relieve nausea. (source)

Lemon is naturally detoxifying and alkalizing in the body, aids in healthy bowel movements, and boasts plenty of vitamin C, which boosts the immune system. (source)

And black pepper helps boost the absorption of turmeric by up to 2,000%. Yes, 2,000! (source)

We’ve also learned this juice is similar to a tonic called Jamu that has a history of use as herbal medicine in Bali. So cool!

Pouring a batch of our Turmeric Wellness Shots recipe from a measuring glass into drinking glasses

Once your juice has been extracted, it’s time to add that magical black pepper to the mix and throw one (or two) back.

Adding black pepper to our Turmeric Wellness Shots to boost its healing properties

We hope you LOVE these shots! They’re:

Citrusy
Spicy
Anti-inflammatory
Vitamin C-rich
Immune-boosting
& Super tasty

If you’re into these flavors, I know you’ll love these wellness shots! However, if you’re looking for similar benefits with a less intense bite (the ginger can be intense!), try our 5-Minute Vegan Golden Milk or 3-Ingredient Turmeric Tonic instead.

If you’re looking for more NYE beverage inspo, check out our Pear and Cranberry Champagne Cocktails, Orange-Infused Whiskey Gingers, Easy Traditional White Sangria, or our fan favorite Easy Traditional Red Sangria!

If you try this recipe, let us know! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag a photo #minimalistbaker on Instagram. Cheers, friends!

Turmeric Wellness Shots on a cutting board ready to drink for a healthy boost

NOTE: Updates made to improve blender method 1/2/19

Lemon Ginger Turmeric Wellness Shots

5-ingredient wellness shots with anti-inflammatory benefits, a mega-dose of vitamin C, and a delicate balance of flavors to create the ultimate juice to boost immunity!
Author Minimalist Baker
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Glasses of our Lemon Ginger Turmeric Wellness Shots on a cutting board with ingredients to make them
4.84 from 36 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 (Shots)
Course Beverage
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Indian-Inspired, Indonesian-Inspired, Vegan
Freezer Friendly No
Does it keep? Up to 24 hours

Ingredients

  • 1 small orange (add 1-2 more oranges for added sweetness / omit and add another lemon for less sweetness!)
  • 2 small lemons (add 1-2 more lemons for more acidity / reduce by half and add another orange for less acidity!)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh turmeric (peeling optional)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh ginger (peeling optional)
  • 1/8 tsp fresh black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp oil (such as extra virgin, optional / to help improve turmeric absorption)

Instructions

  • JUICER: To a juicer, add orange, lemon, turmeric, and ginger (depending on the juicer, you may need to peel the orange and lemon – our Hurom does recommend peeling before juicing, so that’s what we did). 
  • BLENDER: Add turmeric and ginger to a high-speed blender or small blender. We prefer the Nutribullet. Then add the juice of the orange and the lemons (this helps the mixture blend easier, and removes the pulp/rind). A juicing tool like this or this can help! Blend on high for 30 seconds.
  • Add a little water if it has trouble blending but you shouldn’t need any. Then strain through a clean thin dish towel, small fine mesh strainer, or nut milk bag. Just be aware that turmeric can stain.
  • FOR SERVING: Divide between serving glasses and enjoy! For maximum benefits, enjoy immediately and top with fresh cracked black pepper. One commenter also recommended adding a little fat to improve turmeric absorption, such as olive oil! 
  • FOR STORING: Store any leftovers covered in the refrigerator up to 24 hours (though best when fresh).
  • LEFTOVER PULP: You can compost any leftover pulp or freeze into an ice cube try and add to future smoothies. Or, refrigerate and use to steep in things like my Ginger Turmeric Tonic!

Notes

*Nutrition information is a rough estimate with fiber subtracted since the juicer strains the pulp.

Nutrition (1 of 2 servings)

Serving: 1 Shots Calories: 113 Carbohydrates: 27.7 g Protein: 2.8 g Fat: 0.9 g Saturated Fat: 0.2 g Fiber: 0 g Sugar: 9 g

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  1. Lou says

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe. Is it okay To drink this on an empty stomach? If i make by batches, How many days can we store it in the ref? Hope you could give me tips! Thank you so much ❤️

  2. Cynthia L Kastoll says

    I didn’t have any oranges so I substituted with grapefruit & it was delicious! I also used the NutriBullet and I ran it longer than the 30 seconds & there wasn’t anything left to strain. I added a few ice cubes & enjoyed it as a cold l, refreshing, immune boosting drink!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      We’re so glad it turned out well! Love the modifications! Thanks so much for sharing, Cynthia!

  3. Tee says

    I tried this recipe but I think I used too much ginger because it had a bit of a burn going down. May take a shot every morning start the day with a kick. Thank you.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      They’re most fresh and potent within 24 hours, but can keep for longer (up to 2-3 days).

  4. Rashell lucas says

    My knees hurt so bad and I’m a ups driver is organic turmeric tea good for me and how much a day I should ha d?

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Rashell, we enjoy drinking these a few times per week. But we aren’t able to offer personalized health advice and would recommend speaking with your doctor or a nutritionist or naturopath for dosing recommendations.

  5. Sophia says

    Love this! So tasty and I swear it fought off a cold! I also have IBS and I feel like I’ve been noticing less pain in the morning when I drink this :)

  6. Sneha says

    A go-to drink with any small thing going around – I feel like it always knocks out a cold super quickly for me and makes me feel my best.

  7. Sharon says

    Hi! I’m excited to try this…thanks for sharing. I’m unsure if I’m supposed to use both a juicer and THEN a blender…or whether the lemon, orange, turmeric, and ginger can be juiced and then strained. The recipe says to add those ingredients into the juicer in step 1, and then says to blend tumeric and ginger then add the juice of the lemon and orange in step 2. The recipe doesn’t say to follow step 1 OR step 2 & 3 – and then proceed with step 4 For Serving. Hope this makes sense! Thank so much!
    Sharon

  8. Marga Torres says

    I’ve been doing this recipe for months now. Thank you so much my daughter recommended this recipe. I love how it tastes and now with all the drama going on with this pandemic I’m so glad I have been drinking this. I have shared it with family and coworkers. Thanks so much! I love to make things at home with natural ingredients.
    My family and I drink these day and night!

  9. Sherry says

    I Love and Crave these. Just a suggestion with juicing—I always refrigerate any fruits or veggies I am going to juice so that my juice is chilled when I make it.

    Thanks for all your great recipes and inspiration!

  10. Maria Juarez says

    I was looking for a turmeric lemon ginger shot recipe when I came across yours. I used my Vitamix, 1/4 cup peeled ginger, 1 orange and 1 lemon both peeled, I only had ground turmeric so used 1 tsp, 1 cup of water, 2 tablespoons honey (wanted to make sure the hubs would drink it), 1/8 tsp of black pepper and omitted the evoo. We enjoyed the shots and have enough for 3 days and we didn’t mind a little pulp. It was fantastic, I’ll be making it a couple times a week. Thank you!

  11. Betty says

    I recently stopped in to a local healthy lunch shop in my town. I ran into An old friend of mine who came in to purchase a $3.50 turmeric shot. He raved about how it has helped his Rheumatoid Arthritis. I decided to try it and noticed that the next morning my plantar fasciitis was feeling a whole lot better. I tried this recipe exactly as written and it tasted a little better than the one I bought. I will definitely make this on a regular basis! Thanks!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks so much for the lovely review, Betty. We are so glad you enjoy this recipe and find it helpful! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! Xo

    • Ben says

      Any idea how long this will keep in the fridge in a sealed jar?! Delicious recipe and really makes me feel fresh in the morn!!

  12. Tree says

    Is it possible to make a large batch of this for 3 days or so? I would love to drink these daily but the process seems tedious for immediate use only.

    • Rachel Sahlberg says

      Depends on the juicer. If you use a cold pressed (masicator) juicer then it can be stored up to 4 days. High speed juicers tend to produce more heat and oxidation. Which in turn, the final product should be consumed within hours, if not immediately.
      This is based off regular juicing. However, I am curious if the high vitamin C content could preserve it longer… Doing some research now. ;) lol
      Hope this helps.

  13. Iris Cruz says

    I will definitely start making this! But why is there so much carbs? I’m starting to do the keto diet and I will like to know if it is possible to cut down the carbs.

    Thank you!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Iris, you could reduce the carbs by omitting the orange. It will be very tangy though! Hope that helps!

  14. Alexa says

    I love these, I’m hoping to make this a regular part of my routine to brighten up weekday mornings! I used powdered turmeric and ginger and used a NutriBullet for 50s and the texture was perfect, no chunks but still retained all the lovely fibre from the fruit. Thanks!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Stephanie, ground turmeric should work fine. We would recommend 1/2 tsp turmeric per shot.

  15. Kathy Nunez says

    I love this! It is absolutely delicisous and exactly what I was looking for. We found fresh turmeric at our local store (rare), so this showing up on your IG was a gem! As far as the fat, it could be served with a small slice of avo toast instead of adding oil to the shot.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks so much for the lovely review and suggestion, Kathy. We are so glad you enjoyed this recipe! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! xo

  16. Hank Hatch says

    I use the herb pharm liquid extract to make this but use cayenne pepper instead of black and add valarian. It is very tasteful relaxing and amazing. The cayenne is a more flavorful and better complimenting pepper IMHO. A local restaurant serves this and calls it The Hot Shot. Better than tea.

  17. Yialee says

    This was surprisingly delicious! I don’t usually enjoy strong ginger tastes, but the citrus fruits cut down on it and the freshly ground black pepper gave the juice a nice kick!! I will be making this every night. I look forward to seeing those benefits you spoke of. Thank you for an extremely easy, deliciously beneficial drink!!

  18. kelsey says

    is there anything about making a larger batch to save for a few days? how long will this keep in the fridge?

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Kelsey, we recommend keeping for only 24 hours for best results. However, it may keep longer!

  19. Ebony says

    These are delicious! I added a quarter teaspoon of pure maple syrup to cut some of the spice as I’m a ginger wimp, and because, well…… it as a excuse to maple my morning. I also followed it up with your breakfast salad recipe (with bacon, because, well… bacon. I did my 15 vegetarian years and my body didn’t love it long term)
    You’re brilliant and make beautiful food! Thanks for all you do!

  20. Meredith says

    I am obsessed with this! I’ve made it a few times a week since you posted it and just have to say THANK YOU for sharing. :)

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Aww so glad you are enjoying it, Meredith! Thanks so much for the kind review. Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! xo

  21. Lisa says

    I would love to try this – what do you think of doing it in a vita-mix vs a jucier which I do not have.
    has anyone done that?

  22. Fabienne says

    Hi,
    I just made ginger-tumeric-lemon shots last weekend – with my Hurom (love it too). Shots been really great but…I had to clean my juicer and co. for ages…a warning in regards to the tumeric! I mean I knew..I was wearing plastic gloves for peeling but then…what a mess! I found your blog because I want to replace the numeric root with powder. So thank you for sharing the amount of powder vs root. If you have a good recommendation how to clean the juicer..happy to hear it.
    Have a good day

  23. Miles G. says

    I just made the amended blender recipe in my vitamix. I did t strain it. I’m wondering if the only reason to strain is for texture? I really like the slightly pulpy texture without straining.

    Got damn this thing is spicy though. Maybe should have made it for breakfast instead of dessert.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Yes, we recommend straining it for best texture but if you prefer it really pulpy, than no straining is needed. For less kick, I’d recommend using less ginger in the future!

  24. Dani says

    I made this and really enjoyed it. I used two oranges and one lemon. It was still too intense/bitter for me so I added a little stevia.

  25. Christine Nambeya says

    My cholesterol levels are high, can I be using organic coconut oil for cooking? Pls help, coz I have RA, asthma, HP too.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Christine! We recommend you consult your family physician as they are best suited for this.

  26. David says

    When I saw this recipe come through email I decided there and then to buy a juicer for the first time. I followed the recipe as is. I don’t know if it was the excitement of using a juicer for the first time or this magical set of ingredients (surely both ?), but the shot hit me! It was so delicious that I consumed both servings in one sitting.

    Thanks for sharing this recipe and the inspiration.

  27. Christian Houmann says

    This is very good but this is not about this recipe; I have a rather special question about turmeric:
    Here in Denmark it has a total different name and reading a lot of recipes in English I have often wondered how you pronounce it…
    Is it TURmeric or turMEric (pressure at start or in the middle)?
    Btw. in danish it’s called “gurkemeje” (now you guys try to pronounce that :-D )

  28. Alyssa says

    Hello,
    A few people asked if we could use ground turmeric instead of fresh which is my questions as well!! Please let me know :)

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Alyssa! Ground turmeric will work fine. I’d say 1/2 tsp turmeric per shot would be great!

  29. Denise says

    I made this using my vitamix and followed the recipe exactly. It made approximately 6 ounces which was perfect for my husband and I to share. I did use powdered ginger and turmeric because that was all I had. We will definitely make this again! Thank you for all you do!

  30. Chris says

    Love this! It’s like a shot of whisky, without any of the nasty after effects;) Gives you a great hit of heat and really fills me with energy. I just wanted to add, I’ve recently moved (1 month) to a vegan diet after a year and a half of being vegetarian. I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to live without dairy, and would struggle to find recipes to try. I have been on your site daily ever since, and have tried many of your recipes. Aiming to make something new each day. They have all been excellent, relatively easy and full of flavour. Your site, ideas and your book have all been a great source of inspiration as I try to become a decent vegan chef:) Thank you, Dana. You made the transition much easier than I imagined it would be.

  31. Flynn says

    I tried this with my (not high-speed) blender and it was all pulp, no juice. ?‍♂️ But! The pulp is fabulous by the spoonful in hot water; zippy and warming. I froze it in ice cube trays and have really been enjoying having it readily on hand to make in the mornings ?

  32. Jennifer says

    Hi! I’m big on freezing since my mornings are usually so rushed, but I’d love to have these on hand — I’m reading from other blogs that it’s ok to freeze wellness shots like this, and just allow it to thaw for a bit before downing. Any reason why you labeled this as not freezer-friendly?

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      Oh, I think that would be fine. I just didn’t think of storing them that way! I say go for it if that works best for you!

  33. Alyssa Richelle says

    Hi!
    Were there some suggestions on what to do with leftover pulp?
    As always, your recipes are simple yet sophisticated, and nourishing. And I love that approach. Thank you :-)

  34. KB says

    Thanks for this. I used ground turmeric and peeled everything (left the pith on the orange and lemon) and it came out of the blender so thick. It’s more like a puree and there isn’t really any juice straining through. Would you recommend just consuming as a puree or is there something I could have done differently to ensure it had enough liquid to strain through?

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      OK! I just retested for blending and found another workaround that might be helpful. Adding this to the recipe! But essentially, add the ginger and turmeric to the blender with the JUICE of the orange and lemons, then blend, then strain through a fine mesh strainer or towel, top with black pepper (and/or olive oil) and enjoy!

  35. Caitlyn says

    Hi Dana! Wonderful recipe! I did it by blending in my Vitamix and straining, and I am wondering if you have any suggestions on things to do with the leftover pulp? I composted the last batch, but it would be great to know if there are any recipes that you use it in. Thanks for all your recipes!! I love your site!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hmm, good question! I’d think you could freeze it into ice cubes and add it to smoothies!

    • Mary says

      You could always use the pulp on a curry, as these are common spices in many Asian and Indian foods.

  36. tammy thiele says

    This looks incredible Dana! And just the type of recipe I need in our arsenal for a fresh start to the New Year!

  37. Jessica says

    Didnt work for me. I made this in a Nutribullet blender, not peeling the orange or lemon as stated by Dana in the comments. I added a little water to help it along. It did not work as a juicer substitute, as I ended up with a pulp too fine to strain and too bitter and potent to drink as is. Would not recommend trying if you don’t have a juicer, or maybe next time peel the orange and lemon so you have less solids.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks for sharing! The instructions for blending have been updated! Hopefully that helps next time!

  38. Danni says

    I made this more for the intent and health benefits, yet it’s surprisingly delicious! I used a blender and didn’t have fresh lemons or tumeric, but I used juice and powder respectively and it turned out fantastic. I’m going to be drinking this regularly, thank you!

  39. sarah says

    Well, I used my vitamix, (with rinds of orange and lemon) and I added a cup of water, and it blended it into the consistency of a THICK smoothie. When I tried to put it through the strainer, I had to push it through with difficulty. I gave up. So I put it back in the blender and added another cup of water. Then I tried straining it again, only to find that I had to do the same thing. This time I pushed it all through, but there was nothing left over in the strainer. I have a feeling there is supposed to be SOME remains that you don’t drink. This ended up definitely not being juice. And since I ended up adding so much water, it is WAY more than 2 servings. If anyone has suggestions, I’m all ears, because I can’t imagine trying this again.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hmm, sounds like you added too much water. I updated the blending instructions to be more clear. Hopefully that helps next time! thanks for sharing!

      • sarah says

        Thanks for the tips! It was SO thick without any water, but I trust you if you say that is how you think it’s supposed to be. The dish towel was really thin, but I think I will get a nut milk bag, and try again. Second try is a charm!

        • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

          Those instructions have been amended! Hopefully it goes a little smoother next time, Sarah! Thanks for sharing!

    • Natalia says

      Megan, as someone above suggests, when it comes to Ayurvedic roots and herbs, it’s best to consult an Ayurvedic practitioner or book. Generally western practitioners don’t know the correct answers.

  40. Amy says

    Do you have to peel the tumeric and/or ginger before putting into the juicer? Thanks for all the great recipes throughout the year. Happy New Year!

    • Natalia says

      Same question. Do we peel the ginger and turmeric? I did but the turmeric makes such a yellow mess that I’d rather skip at least that step.

        • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

          I peel mine before adding it to my Hurom juicer, because that’s what they recommend. If using a blender, juice the lemon and orange before blending using a smaller hand held juicer. The instructions have been updated to reflect that!

  41. Natalia says

    It’s hard to make turmeric, and wellness shots in general, taste good and you’ve totally succeeded. I just made this in my little Ninja food processor (then strained) and it was flawless.

    Next time I will add a few drops of olive oil per shot after straining, as someone suggested above.

    Thank you!

  42. Leary says

    Hello Dana,

    What if I blended and drink all the rind too, would that be ok? Or do you think I should peel the skins of the oranges and the lemons? How much ginger should I use if I’m using the blender.

    Another question: do you know that black pepper is not good for people who have high blood pressure? Is it ok with juicing or blending. Or not ok with cooking only?

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      Consult your doctor on the black pepper question. As for using a blender, the instructions have been updated for improved texture and flavor! Good luck!

  43. Laurey says

    So the hurom juicer does fine with the rinds? Also, what is the problem using a hurom to juice fibrous cut up celery and kale? Genuinely interested. Thank you! Happy New Year!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      It’s recommend to peel the rinds, and I do (but am not too careful about it). If you’re using a blender, however, instead of a juicer, no need to peel the rinds.

      As for using a Hurom for fibrous veggies and things, it’s totally fine! I use it to make green juice all the time, as well as things like this.

  44. Liz says

    Same questions: Do I peel the citrus fruits before making this in my Vitamix? Also .. what kind of a juicer is it that you are using ?

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      It’s a Hurom – see the link above in the recipe. And the instructions for using a blender have been updated!

    • Dana V. says

      I have an Omega Vrt350 and love it. Like the Hurom, it’s a slow masticating juicer, not centrifugal. Slow juicers do better with leafy greens (vital for juicing) and don’t oxidize your produce as you’re juicing. And don’t pay any attention to any ‘bad/negative’ reviews on either. These are from people who are not using the juicer properly (cutting up fibrous produce such as celery and kale) and are most likely feeding their produce too fast into the shoot.

  45. Bella Fields says

    I added a piece of fresh pineapple for better tasting and more vitamin C and some drops of cold pressed olive oil to follow the doctor’s advice.
    Using the lemon with the peel has super benefits.
    Thank you for this fantastic shots!!

  46. lisa says

    Love your site and recipes!!
    2 things: looking forward to sweet answers to the already posted questions! (I also don’t have access to fresh tumeric.)
    And: while the black pepper is listed in the ingredients, it’s not in the directions. I assume it gets added to the post juicer/strained juice?
    Thanks…

    • Bella Fields says

      If you have an Asian store near you you can find it there or if you have sprouts store near, you can get it there too.

      • Charity Moschopoulos says

        Well that i a hard thing since I live in Greece and Asian food stores are rare. So I assume that means that you don’t know how much to use of ground, dry turmeric? Ok, I will experiment.

  47. Erin says

    If fresh tumeric isn’t available, will the ground stuff suffice? If so, any idea how much to substitute? Last, does the ground stuff have any of the same health benefits?

    • Sarah says

      I made this in my blender. I squeezed out the juice from the lemon and orange before adding it to the blender. I then strained out the pulp through a mesh strainer, using a spatula to press down on the pulp to get out more juice.

      It worked well for me doing it that way.

      • Renee says

        When did you grind the ginger/tumeric? I found that it just wouldnt grind dry all the way in my blender; I added the juice and grinded it more but still had plenty of pieces that I had to chew! Did you have this issue too?

  48. Sandi says

    My only comment (I am an MD with a background as a dietician before medicine) is that adding a bit of fat will increase absorption. Glad you added black pepper as many turmeric recipes fail to do so.

      • Natalia says

        Coconut oil is perfectly fine for high cholesterol as there is little (or no) connection between consuming cholesterol and cholesterol in the blood.

        That said, it’s a great idea to add some fat here. Perhaps a few drops of olive oil after the shot has been juiced/strained?

        • Lindsay says

          Natalia, you’re right about the myth regarding the cholesterol we eat and the cholesterol in our blood. However, because cholesterol is only found in animal products, coconut oil is cholesterol-free! The real issue is the saturated fat, which when eaten in high amounts can increase the risk of high cholesterol, heart disease, etc.

          Thankfully, up to a tablespoon/day of coconut oil can be consumed by the average adult while staying under the recommended daily limit. I bet it would taste delicious in these shots!

          • Natalia says

            Thank you, Lindsay. I had a feeling that it’s about the type of fat coconut oil contains vs cholesterol content. I do recall reading somewhere though that the saturated fat in coconut oil has unique properties that make it healthier than typical. Does this ring a bell?

          • Lindsay says

            No problem, Natalia! As a dietitian I love sharing nutrition info. Coconut oil contains a type of saturated fatty acids called MCT (medium chain triglycerides) which are readily used by the liver for energy. It is arguable a “healthier” saturated fat. However, not all of the saturated fat in coconut oil is MCT, so it doesn’t appear that the benefits outweigh the detriments.

      • Raymond says

        Delicious! Although as mentioned before, measuring 1/4 cup is a bit tricky, maybe gr. Would be easier. And my slow juicer cloged up…so its a bit messy but well worth it! Same I cant attach a picture ;)

        • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

          Hi Raymond, thanks for the feedback! You can find the grams measurements by clicking “metric”. Hope that helps!