How To Make Turmeric Shots

Turmeric Shots
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 lemon
1-2 tablespoons honey
Dash of Cayenne (optional – I omit this but if you like it spicy, add a dash)

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Evening Detox Green Smoothie

green smoothie
Wishing everyone a happy and healthy new year! To kick things off to a healthy start, here’s an evening smoothie recipe that I absolutely love. The ingredients make for the ultimate detox formula. Loaded with fiber, antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties and diuretics, one glass of this before bed has been known to speed up metabolism and rid excess fat while you sleep. It has zero sugar, which helps you sleep, and feel great when you wake up!

p.s. for five more colorful smoothie recipes for the rest of the week check out this video. xx

Here’s how it’s done:

1 cucumber, chopped
Juice of 1 lemon
1 tbsp aloe vera juice
1 tbsp ginger, grated
1 handful of parsley

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Festive & Easy White Holiday Sangria

Looking for a last-minute holiday party treat? This holiday sangria by Aliza Sokolow is easy to make, festive and has just the right amount of sweetness. Package it up for a more creative hostess gift than a simple botle of wine, or serve it at your own for a high-impact alcohol offering.

Here’s how to make it and as always, you can watch a video on this recipe here:

3 green apples, sliced
3 pears, sliced into bite-sized pieces
1 lemon
1 lime
3 tbsp sugar
3 shots calvados
1 cup cranberries
1 bottle dry white wine
Soda water

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