Immunity Boosting Ginger Turmeric Shot With Lemon And Orange

ginger turmeric shots

Replace your store-bought immunity-boosting supplements with a natural alternative made of 5 powerful ingredients in under 15 minutes right in the comfort of your home. Being a gluten-free, low-carb, sugar-free, and keto-friendly beverage, these ginger turmeric shots will give you the much-needed energy boost and refreshment to start your day with a clear mind and energized body. 

In this article, we will put together a super simple yet effective recipe to make the perfect concoction of lemon ginger turmeric shots for an instant immunity boost and improved digestion with this strong, bright, and punchy drink! 

Ginger Turmeric Shot Ingredients 

The ingredients for this super nutritional beverage can be easily found in your local store — or even your pantry. All you will need is: 

  • Peeled oranges 
  • Peeled lemons
  • Turmeric (4 thumb-sized pieces, 220 gr)
  • Peeled ginger 
  • Pinch of black pepper 

A few substitute ingredients you can opt for include: 

  • Fresh turmeric with powdered turmeric
  • Black pepper with green peppercorns

For extra nutrition and enhanced taste, try adding the following ingredients: 

  • Kale leaves 
  • Peeled grapefruits 
  • Honey 
  • Cayenne (use this with caution as it can make the shot too spicy)
  • Apple cider vinegar 
  • Vibrational greens

How To Make Ginger Turmeric Shots?

Best of all, our ginger turmeric shot recipe comprises 3 easy steps, making the process fun, exciting, and effective! 

Depending on the equipment you have — a juicer or blender — pick the list of instructions accordingly and get to work. 

Steps for a juicer: 

  1. Prep the ingredients: Thoroughly rinse the ingredients, place them in vinegar for around 10 minutes, and wash them again afterward.
    Next, peel the lemons and cut them into pieces small enough to fit the juicer chute.
    You don’t have to peel and cut the turmeric and ginger. Just remove any shriveled, soft, or mushy spots. Pro Tip: Unpeeled or peeled ginger is up to your preference. Unpeeled ginger will give a slightly pulpier drink (which can even be skimmed off if desired). 
  2. Add everything to the blender: Start the juicer at Low to give the lemons a spin. Then, set the juicer to Turbo and toss in the oranges, ginger, and turmeric. 
  3. Serve: Add black pepper to taste (preferably a pinch), pour out the juice into 50 mL cups, and enjoy! 

How To Make Ginger Turmeric Shot With Powder?

You can use the same ginger turmeric shot recipe with powdered turmeric — if that’s what you find more convenient. All you have to do is substitute the same amount of turmeric puree with turmeric powder. If you’re using our recipe, then you’ll need ½ tsp of turmeric powder to replace the ½ tsp of turmeric puree without compromising on the taste and nutritional value. 

How To Make Ginger Turmeric Shot In A Blender? 

A blender, instead of a juicer, will do the trick too. The only difference is that you will need ¼ cup of water to give the ingredients a better mix. Otherwise, the process is still super simple, as discussed below: 

  • Step 1: Peel the turmeric roots and ginger and cut them into ½ chunks. Pro Tip: Beware of turmeric stains. Avoid using a white cutting board, and consider using gloves. 
  • Step 2: Juice the oranges and lemons directly into the blender. 
  • Step 3: Add the chopped turmeric roots and ginger. Continue blending until smooth. 
  • Step 4: Strain the juice through a cheesecloth or nut milk bag. 
  • Step 5: Squeeze the pulp to extract maximum juice. 
  • Step 6: Add a pinch of black pepper. It helps enhance turmeric’s absorption by up to 2,000% because of the compound piperine it contains. 
  • Step 7: Pour it into an airtight container and store it in the fridge (for up to 7 days) or serve it immediately in 10 single-shot glass jars.  

Tips And Tricks To Perfect Your Lemon Ginger Turmeric Shots

  • Keep your work area clean. Turmeric can easily stain your clothes and countertops. Therefore, it is a good idea to keep paper towels on hand. 
  • Run the pulp in the blender twice. After extracting the juice from the pulp for the first time, add the pulp back to the blender with some water — you can still get plenty of more juice! 
  • Play around with ingredients. Feel free to subtract or add particular ingredients to adjust the taste according to your preference.


Ready to reap the benefits of the super-nutritional ginger turmeric shots? Let’s make the process and end product much more appetizing by answering a few frequently asked questions! 

When to drink ginger turmeric shot? 

Turmeric ginger shots are a great addition to your morning routine. Try consuming one shot on an empty stomach to relish the incredible soothing benefits before you start your day. It will not only help give you an extra dose of vitamins and minerals but will also act as an energy booster and healthy alternative to caffeine. Pro Tip: If it’s your first time consuming turmeric ginger shots, make sure to try a small amount and see how you feel. 

The benefits can also be experienced by consuming the shots after exercising to ease pains and aches that arise due to physical strain. 

You can also try taking them when you feel a bit stressed or run down from a long, tiring, and stressful day. 

Is it OK to mix lemon and orange juice? 

While some fruit combos are extremely unhealthy due to the way your body reacts to them, oranges and lemons are completely safe and, in fact, healthy to mix and serve together. Our recipe pairs the two to allow the oranges to offset the strong taste of lemons and sweeten the shots without adding sugar, honey, or any other sweetener. 

How to remove turmeric stains from the juicer?

A simple tip to keep turmeric from permanently staining your appliances is to use warm water and dish soap to rinse and wash them immediately after preparing the ginger turmeric shots. If the stain still persists, try the following method: 

  1. Soak the stained juicer in a vinegar or hot water bath. It is recommended to use a 1:2 ratio of pure white vinegar to water with a few drops of dish detergent.
    Tip: You can replace the white vinegar with rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide. 
  2. Allow the juicer to soak in the solution overnight. 
  3. Rinse off the mixture and remove the stains with a sponge soaked in warm water and dish soap.
    Alternatively, you can wash off the mixture and leave the juicer in the Sun, where the sunshine will naturally bleach the stain, giving you a quick and hands-off clean! 

What to do with leftover pulp from the ginger turmeric shot recipe?

Even the leftover pulp from the lemon ginger turmeric shots doesn’t have to go to waste! Some of our favorite (and very healthy) ways to utilize it include: 

  • Freeze the cubes and add them to smoothies. 
  • Blend it, spread it across a parchment-lined tray, and dehydrate it to make ginger-turmeric crackers. 
  • Dry it and grind it into powder to be used in other juices. 
  • Add it to a vegetable broth to enhance its nutrition. 
  • Add it to curries like Saag Paneer, Kala Chana Masala, etc. 

How to drink ginger turmeric shots?

Considering how strong the ginger turmeric shots might be, it is recommended to drink it as a shot and not as a full glass — at least when trying it for the first few times. Once you’ve adjusted your taste buds to the taste, you can definitely consume it as turmeric juice in bigger amounts. 

We suggest taking only one shot a day, but if you feel unwell, taking a second shot in the evening is a good idea. 

Tips To Adjust The Taste 

Depending on how strong or sweet the taste you want, try adjusting it with the following tips: 

  • To make the wellness shot even stronger, add cayenne pepper and/or black pepper. Taste the shots while making them, and if you feel you can handle the heat, try adding an extra pinch of each pepper. 
  • If the ginger turmeric shot is too strong for your liking, neutralize it with pineapple juice or manuka honey to accentuate its sweetness.  

Turmeric, Ginger, Lemon, And Orange Shot Benefits

The turmeric, ginger, lemon, and orange shot is a powerhouse of health, carrying multiple benefits for both your body and skin. From minor well-being changes like relieving bloating to significant benefits like cancer prevention, each of the ingredients of the ginger turmeric shot recipe makes it a worthwhile addition to your daily food intake. 

What are the benefits of turmeric?

Below we’ve broken up the recipe to emphasize the benefits you can derive from each ingredient. 

What Are The Benefits of Turmeric?

Benefits for the body:

Benefits for skin:

  • Heals acne
  • Lightens hyperpigmentation
  • Prevents premature aging
  • Helps heal psoriasis and eczema 
  • Reduces dark circles
  • Deals with dull skin

What Are The Benefits of Ginger?

Benefits for the body:

  • Aids in weight loss
  • Reduces gas and bloating
  • Lowers blood pressure & carries anti-diabetic properties
  • Treats nausea
  • Acts as an effective replacement for counter-pain medicine 
  • Improves digestion & brain function
  • Acts as a natural anti-bacterial to fight infections 

Benefits for skin: 

  • Protects the skin from UV rays 
  • Slows the breakdown of collagen 
  • Makes the skin look younger and tauter

What Are The Benefits of Oranges?

Benefits for the body:

  • Enhances the absorption of iron to fight anemia 
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Protects cells from damage
  • Promotes the formation of collagen
  • Lowers blood sugar
  • Reduces bad cholesterol 

Benefits for skin:

  • Reduces inflammation
  • Brightens the skin
  • Exfoliates
  • Helps the skin feel fresh
  • Controls skin aging 

What Are The Benefits of Lemons?

Benefits for the body:

  • Prevents kidney stones
  • Aids in digestion
  • Regulates blood sugar
  • Promotes weight loss
  • Relieves a sore throat

Benefits for skin:

  • Treats psoriasis, dandruff, and itchy scalp
  • Promotes collagen formation
  • Treats acne
  • Clears skin
  • Eliminates tan and lightens dark skin
  • Prevents oily skin

What Are The Benefits of Black Pepper?

Benefits for the body:

  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Improves blood sugar control
  • Benefits brain health
  • Carries anti-inflammatory properties
  • Acts as a natural pain reliever
  • Aids in weight loss by reducing appetite to some extent 

Benefits for skin:

  • Curbs wrinkles
  • Fights premature aging and dark spots
  • Rejuvenates skin 

How To Store Or Freeze This Recipe? 

The recipe we’ve put together will make around 12 servings, so you can store them for the next week or so. But how exactly can you do that? It’s really simple — just pour the juice into an airtight container or a lidded jar, and it will be ready to be stored in the fridge for up to a week. To keep it from going bad for a longer period, consider using a freezer-friendly jar and maintain the delicious ginger turmeric shots for 3 months. Don’t forget to thaw it in the fridge overnight before consuming it. 

You can even pour the shots into a silicone ice cube tray and defrost a few cubes each time you’re craving these natural immunity boosters! 

Whether you want to serve your guests a refreshing drink on a hot summer day or give your body an instant energy boost, ginger turmeric shots have got you covered! What’s more, it’s an easy-to-make, yummy, and effective beverage when looking for a healthy and nutritional option. 

So, what are you waiting for? Visit your local grocery store, gather the required ingredients, customize the recipe to your taste buds, and enjoy the amazing benefits of the lemon ginger turmeric shots now! 

ginger turmeric shots

​​Ginger Turmeric Shots

These ginger turmeric shots recipe with orange will become your new favorite immunity boosting drink!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12


  • 1 orange, peeled
  • 3 lemons, peeled
  • 8 oz fresh turmeric (4 thumb-sized pieces, 220gr)
  • 8 oz ginger peeled (around 220 gr)
  • pinch of black pepper


  • Juicer
  • Wash and peel all of the ingredients.
  • Add everything to a juicer. We recommend juicing the turmeric and ginger first. Then proceed with lemon and  orange.
  • Blender
  • Put everything in your blender and blend it until it's smooth.
  • Strain the juice through a nut milk bag or cheesecloth. Squeeze the pulp to get all of the juice out of it.
  • Add a pinch of black pepper.
  • Divide the juice between 10 single-shot glass jars. Store it in the fridge for up to 7 days.
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