Lime Lemon Ginger Turmeric Detox Shot
If you were looking for a good spicy kick in the morning, look no further, it's right here! This lime lemon ginger & turmeric shot in quite intense and will give you a good start of the day. You could also have it whenever you feel your energy level dropping during the day.
This Detox Shot is citrusy, spicy, anti-inflammatory, vitamin C-rich, immune-boosting & super tasty!
And on top of that, it has super powers. Read for yourself:
* Turmeric contains a compound called curcumin, which boasts amazing antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. It has super powers. Read more here.
* Ginger is a natural anti-inflammatory and antioxidant that’s known to aid digestion and relieve nausea. You can read more here as well.
* Lemon is naturally detoxifying and alkalising in the body, aids in healthy bowel movements, and boasts plenty of vitamin C, which boosts the immune system. Again, read more here.
* Lime is high in vitamin C and antioxidants; may improve immunity, reduce heart disease risk factors, prevent kidney stones, aid iron absorption, and promote healthy skin. (Read more here)
* And black pepper helps boost the absorption of turmeric by up to 2,000%. Yes, 2,000! (Here) (source)
This recipe serves 2 double shots or 4 single.
Lemon, one small
Fresh turmeric, 2 cm
Ginger, big chunk of at least 4-5 cm
Fresh black pepper
Lemon is missing from the picture, but don't forget it !
If you use a juicer:
- Add peeled lime & lemon, turmeric, and ginger (I peeled both)
- Collect the juice.
- Set the pulp aside
If you use a blender:
- Add turmeric and ginger (also peeled).
- Then add the juice of the limes and the lemons (use a citrus squeezer).
- Blend on high for 30 seconds.
- Add a little water if it has trouble blending.
- Then strain through a clean thin dish towel, small fine mesh strainer.
For serving: for maximum benefits, enjoy immediately and top with fresh cracked black pepper. Ideally on an empty stomach in the morning before breakfast (and maybe 15 minutes minimum between your power shot and food)
For storing: I store the juice in hermetically-sealed (also bpa-free) glass bottles. You could store for 72 hours in the fridge, but that seems quite long. So either I freeze them or I keep them no longer than 36 hours in the fridge.
Don't throw away the pulp leftover! You could freeze into an ice cube tray, and add to water or smoothie. Or you could use the pulp in cookie dough. Add it to a vinaigrette? I dunno! There is a little creativity to explore here.