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Ginger Shot For Weight Loss And Immunity

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These Ginger Shots are ultra-concentrated ginger juice perfect for boosting your immunity, weight loss, and reducing inflammation.

They are ten times less expensive than store-bought versions but packed with the same health properties, and no sugar added.

Ginger Shot

I am a big fan of ginger shots, and I like to have one a day to boost my immune system in winter or to help with digestion before eating large meals.

Ginger has also helped me with nausea during the first trimester of pregnancy.

However, store-bought ginger shots are often costly and, most of the time, contain added sugar from orange juice or apple juice.

So if you want a sugar-free version, this healthy ginger shot is for you.

Ginger Shot

How To Make Ginger Shot For Weight Loss

Here’s how to make a ginger shot with no added juice or sugar, perfect to detoxify and help you in your weight loss journey.

Ingredients

  • Fresh Ginger Roots – peeled and cut into bite-size pieces.
  • Filtered Water
  • Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice or lime juice. While many ginger shots use orange juice, I prefer fresh lemon. Lemon has vitamin C and also helps digestion, so it works in combination with ginger, cayenne, and turmeric.
  • Turmeric – Like ginger, turmeric has impressive anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. It also gives a nice orange color to the ginger shots.
  • Cayenne Pepper – Feel free to skip this if you don’t have some at home. Cayenne pepper is an excellent add-on to strengthen the digestive system. It increases the production of digestive fluids that improve gut health.
  • Stevia Drops – This is optional, but if you want a touch of sweetness without the sugar, try adding a few drops of liquid stevia to your shots.
Ginger Shot

Making Ginger Shot

To make this excellent ginger concentrate, start by peeling the ginger roots. I find it easier to peel roots with a teaspoon, as seen in the picture below, rather than a vegetable peeler.

Then, cut the peeled ginger roots into slices and place them in a high-speed blender with the remaining ingredients: water, turmeric, lemon juice, and stevia drops.

Blend on the high-speed setting (speed 9 of a Vitamix blender) until the ginger is fully pulsed into tiny pieces.

Stop the blender, place a sieve over a large mixing bowl, and drain the liquid over the sieve.

Use a spoon to press the ginger paste forming on the sieve and release as much ginger juice into the bowl as possible.

Keep the ginger paste in a sealed jar in the fridge and use it to add a kick to curry like my chicken tikka masala recipe.

Transfer the ginger shot into small glasses or store it in a large sealed glass bottle in the fridge.

How to make Ginger Shot

Serving

Serve cold, straight out from the fridge. A quarter cup makes one shot.

Drink it in one go or with a straw if too acidic for your teeth.

Storage Instructions

Store the juice for up to 1 week in the fridge in an airtight glass bottle or freeze it in an ice cube tray and thaw it in the refrigerator the day before.

You can also add the ice cube ginger shot in smoothie recipes.

Ginger Shot

Allergy Swaps

If you are allergic to some of the ingredients listed above, here are some options:

  • Lemon Juice – Replace it with apple juice, orange juice, lime juice, or apple cider vinegar, but this option makes the shot extra acidic in the mouth.
  • Stevia – You can use a few teaspoons of maple syrup, no sweetener, or try powdered sugar-free erythritol.
  • Turmeric is optional. It adds extra anti-inflammatory properties to this shot, but you can skip it or replace it with the same amount of cinnamon. Cinnamon is another excellent gut-health spice and an amazing spice to regulate blood sugar levels.
  • Water – You can swap the water for coconut water for a sweeter drink, green tea, or sparkling water.

Ginger Health Benefits

Ginger contains gingerol, the natural active compound of ginger roots that provides anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and improves gastrointestinal mobility.

When you eat ginger-based food, the food doesn’t stay as long in the guts, improving digestion and reducing bloating.

Also ginger helps with many health problems like:

  • Fighting cold or flu
  • Indigestion
  • Morning sickness during pregnancy
  • Help with weight loss

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are the answers to your most common questions about this ginger shot recipe.

What’s A Ginger Shot?

Ginger shots are ultra-concentrated ginger root juices, usually combined with apple juice or orange juice, to make the drink less strong and sweeter in flavor.

Ginger shots are packed with anti-inflammatory properties and are known as a super healthy drink for:

  • Boosting Immunity
  • Fighting Nausea
  • Supporting Weight Loss
  • Improving Gut Health and Digestion

When Should I Drink Ginger Shot?

You can drink ginger shots in the morning to start the day.

You can also incorporate a ginger shot anytime during the day, as the drink is caffeine-free and won’t impact your sleep.

It’s a great addition to your day if you feel unwell, as it’s recognized as an immune-boosting drink.

If you’re pregnant, a ginger lemon shot helps fight nausea and morning sickness.

Finally, ginger shots are good for weight loss support as well. Many studies show great results for people on a weight-loss program.

How Do Ginger Shots Taste?

It’s a very strong ginger drink, not sweet at all and bitter.

It’s not for everyone, and it’s recommended to drink it in one go as the taste can be too strong in small sips.

Can I Sweeten Ginger Shots?

Yes, you can swap the lemon juice for a sweeter juice like orange juice, apple juice, or add some sugar-free natural sweeteners like Monk fruit or stevia.

Both are gut-friendly and-diabetes friendly.

Did you try making your ginger shots? Share a comment ore review below to let me know how you drink yours.

Ginger Shot For Weight Loss and Immunity

Ginger Shot

2.4gNet Carbs
These Ginger Shots are ultra-concentrated ginger juice perfect for boosting immunity, weight loss, and reducing inflammation. They are ten times cheaper than store-bought but packed with the same health properties, and no sugar added.
Prep: 10 mins
Total: 10 mins
Yield: 8 shots (1/4cup)
Serving Size: 1 shot

Nutrition

Net Carbs 2.4g
Fat 0.1g
Protein 0.3g
Calories 11.7kcal
5 from 8 votes
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Ingredients

Optional – to sweeten

Instructions

  • Peel the fresh ginger roots with a teaspoon or a vegetable peeler.
  • Slice the peeled roots into thick slices and place them in the jug of a high-speed blender along with all the remaining ingredients.
  • Blend on the high-speed setting (speed 8/9 of a Vitamix) until the ginger is pulsed into tiny pieces.
  • Place a large sieve over a large mixing bowl, pour the liquid over the sieve, and use a spoon to press the ginger paste forming in the sieve. This releases the maximum ginger juice into the bowl.
  • Keep the ginger paste remaining in the sieve to spice up a curry sauce. Keep in the fridge for a few days or freeze in zip-lock bags.
  • Transfer the ginger juice into small shot glasses or a large sealed glass bottle and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
  • Serve very cold, drink in one sip or with a straw if too acidic for your teeth.

Storage

  • Store in the fridge for up to 1 week in a sealed glass bottle or freeze in ice cube trays for up to 3 months.
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Nutrition Facts
Ginger Shot
Amount Per Serving (1 shot)
Calories 11.7 Calories from Fat 1
% Daily Value*
Fat 0.1g0%
Saturated Fat 0.03g0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.02g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.02g
Sodium 4.6mg0%
Potassium 60.8mg2%
Carbohydrates 2.7g1%
Fiber 0.3g1%
Sugar 0.4g0%
Protein 0.3g1%
Net Carbs 2.4g
Vitamin A 0.5IU0%
Vitamin C 3.6mg4%
Calcium 4.4mg0%
Iron 0.1mg1%
Magnesium 6.5mg2%
Zinc 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Carine Claudepierre

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Carine Claudepierre

Hi, I'm Carine, the food blogger, author, recipe developer, published author of a cookbook, and founder of Sweet As Honey.

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