There are so many incredible health benefits to turmeric which has made turmeric shots all the rage at juice bars. The herbaceous plant of the ginger family serves as an anti-inflmmatory, is anti-aging, a powerful antioxidant, immunity booster, can lower your risk or heart disease and cancer, reduces cholesterol, helps with arthritis pain and has been proven to help fight depression.
I personally like to take turmeric shots for a little extra detox and immunity booster during the height of flu season but they aren’t cheap, depending on the juice place shots are $4-$8. So, I decided to make them myself and shared the recipe on SnapChat yesterday (@gerihirsch) and it was a huge hit. I figured I better post it here as well….here’s how to make turmeric shots yourself:
You will need:
1.5 cups coconut water
2 inch knob fresh turmeric
1-2 inch fresh ginger root
1-2 tablespoons honey
Pinch of sea salt
Dash of Cayenne (optional – I omit this but if you like it spicy, add a dash)
1. Peel turmeric and ginger.
2. Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend until smooth. About 35-45 seconds.
Serve as a shot and store any extra in an airtight container for 2-3 days.