Ginger shot recipe

Learn how to make a ginger shot that is spicy, sweet and super healthy at home using only four ingredients. This easy ginger shot recipe is great for anyone that wants to improve their overall health. Ginger is very high in Potassium providing 415 mg per 100ml which equates to 11% of your daily value but also contains vitamin C, B6, magnesium, iron and many other vitamins. 

Ginger shot is great for boosting your immune system, and it can improve your gut health by feeding your gut bacteria which makes it useful for anyone who is suffering from IBS (irritable bowels syndrome). The ginger shot settles down my stomach problems and reduces the symptoms when having a flare up.  

If you are wondering whether to drink ginger shot after a meal, after a workout, whether to drink it in the morning or at night. You should know that the best time to drink it is in the morning on an empty stomach and it is safe to drink every day. It great during the winter season will provide you with many health benefits and can be used to treat many ailments including a cough, the common cold, a hangover, boost immunity, improve digestion, nausea, reduce psoriasis, lower blood pressure, is great for the skin, can boost your energy, increases testosterone levels and more. 

If you drink too much or are sensitive to ginger you may get some side effects which can include: stomach pain, stomach ache, diarrhoea, upset stomach and ulcers. The drink can be purchased in most supermarkets but the price to buy it will range from 0.99p to £3 - leading brands include: unrooted, moju, fighter shots, zinger, detox organica, press london, naturgeeks, bumble zest, biona and more.

Making it at home is much more affordable, however, you will need a blender. A ginger shot can be made with frozen, fresh or dried gingerThis ginger shot will need adjusting for each person, for example, I like it strong and spicy but Ryan prefers it with more orange juice and lemon to make it more sweet and citrusy. If you do not have Apple cider vinegar you can just leave it out and it will not affect the taste too much. 

After sieving the drink at the end, you will be left with ginger pulp which has many uses. To reduce waste you can add this pulp to smoothies, yoghurt, homemade biscuits or you can place it in a metal teabag in a cup with a teaspoon of honey and a squeeze of lemon to make a herbal tea that is great for soothing a sore throat.

Your ginger shot should be stored in the fridge and will stay fresh for about 3 days before expiration. Ginger has a mild laxative effect that promotes bowel activity and combining this with the orange juice, this effect becomes enhanced. If you are sensitive to ginger you may want to consume less. 

Ingredients

  • Frozen crushed ginger (3 cubes)
  • Pure orange juice (200-300ml)
  • Lemon juiced (1)
  • Dried turmeric (small pinch)
  • Apple cider vinegar with the mother (2 caps)

Method

  1. Roll a whole lemon on your kitchen worktop to help the juices flow then cut and squeeze it into your blender.
  2. Add the frozen ginger cubes or peeled fresh ginger to the blend along with the vinegar, turmeric, orange juice and blend until it becomes smooth.
  3. Strain the juice with a sieve and reserve the pulp aside for use later.

Ginger shot recipe (video)

Ginger Shot (Frequently asked questions)

Can you use ginger shot to make a cocktail? 

A popular cocktail called Ginger smash can be made by combining the finished ginger shot with ice cubes, pineapple juice, light rum, lime juice and apple liqueur or juice. There are many other cocktails that you can make with the ginger shot. Alcohol that pairs well with it include but are not limited to vodka, whiskey, rum, and gin but feel free to experiment with your favourite flavours to come up with some new ones. 

Ginger shot vs turmeric shot

The differences between the two can get confusing because ginger shot usually contains a small amount of turmeric and turmeric shot will typically contain a small amount of ginger. Both shots are made in a similar way switching out the main ingredient.

If you are wondering which one is the best for you, you should know that if you are having stomach problems you will want to opt for a ginger shot, if you are having pains you would be better with turmerics pain relief properties. Nutritionally both turmeric and ginger are high in vitamins but turmeric is 130 times higher in Vitamin K and ginger is higher in vitamin C and B6.  

Is ginger shot good for weight loss?

According to experts research, ginger can help you lose weight by affecting how your body burns fast by digesting carbohydrates and using insulin. It also has the ability of affecting the metabolism and digestion when consumed in the morning.

Can you make ginger shot without lemon or orange?

You can make this recipe your own by swapping out the lemon juice or orange juice for any juice that you like. You can make this recipe with apple juice or change the recipe completely by combine ginger with coconut water. This is how we like it but make it yours.

How much ginger shot should you drink?

If you are following this recipe you will want to drink a maximum of 100ml per day.  

Can ginger shot help with Crohn's?

Ginger may help treat symptoms that are common for people living with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. It does not have the ability to treat the condition but could make living with it easier. 

Can you drink ginger shot during pregnancy?

Whilst ginger is said to help with blood circulation and naturally lower bad cholesterol levels consuming it in high doses could be dangerous during pregnancy and so you should discuss it with your health professional. 

Is ginger shot ok for the keto diet? 

As the orange juice is very high in naturally occurring sugar, it is not suitable for the keto diet. If you wanted to make it without the orange juice you can, however, you would need to replace the orange juice with a keto friendly liquid such as water or juice with sweetener instead of sugar. 

Can you drink ginger shot whilst intermittent fasting?

Ginger tea made of hot water and freshly sliced ginger is great for intermittent fasting as it can sooth an upset stomach but ginger shot is not suitable as it will break the fast. 

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