Three Ginger Power Shot Recipes

Three immunity boosting ginger shot recipes perfect for busy mornings or a quick boost. See how to make lemon ginger, carrot ginger, and green apple ginger shots. Jump to the Ginger Shot Recipe or read on to see our tips for making them.

Three Ginger Power Shot Recipes including Lemon Ginger, Carrot Ginger and a Green Apple Ginger Shot

We’ve tried various juices before, but it wasn’t until we were in California after a long flight that left us drained and with headaches that we tried a ginger lemon shot. It made us feel so good, quickly picked us up and got us ready for the day. Since then, we’ve fallen into taking a quick ginger shot most mornings.

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How to Make Ginger Shots

The one we make most often is the simplest and only requires two ingredients: ginger + lemon. The ginger is pretty spicy, but the lemon cuts it just enough to make everything go down without too much work. Ginger is soothing and works wonders for the digestive system. Lemon is great for the immune system and helps to give you a nice boost.

How to Make Ginger Shots including including Lemon Ginger, Carrot Ginger and a Green Apple Ginger Shot

Since we’ve fallen into making ginger shots often, we’ve done some experimenting. The ginger is bold and spicy, so adding something sweet like carrot or apple really helps to take the edge off. Greens are another secret, they tame ginger nicely.

Since we’re talking about making shot-sized juices — it doesn’t make much sense to get out the juicer every morning. Instead, we’ve gotten into the ritual of juicing a big piece of ginger then keeping it in the fridge and using it over the next few days. You can do the same with carrot, apple and spinach. (More than 3 days and the nutritional value of the juice might start to degrade.)

Our juicer is a slow cold pressed juicer. We couldn’t be happier with it. If you want to check it out for yourself, you can read all about it here.

How to juice fresh ginger

In the recipe below, we’ve shared three ginger-based juice combinations:

  1. Lemon + Ginger
  2. Carrot + Lemon + Ginger
  3. Green Apple + Spinach + Lemon + Ginger

We use our Omega juicer and love it, but if you need to, you can make ginger shots with a high powered blender. A juicer gets much more out of the ginger, but since it is so inexpensive some loss is fine.

To juice ginger using a blender, add roughly chopped ginger and a few tablespoons of water or lemon juice to your blender. Blend until the ginger is broken down — you will likely need to stop and scrape down the sides a few times. Then simply pour the ginger juice through a fine mesh strainer and add to fresh lemon juice for your shot.

For the other juices, you can treat carrot and apple the same as ginger and use a blender. Greens don’t do well in the blender, so I’d stick to using a good juicer for those.

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Three Ginger Power Shot Recipes including Lemon Ginger, Carrot Ginger and a Green Apple Ginger Shot

Three Ginger Power Shot Recipes

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Your body will love these shots. Ginger is excellent for your digestive system and lemon is a powerful immunity booster. In general, you are looking for about 1 teaspoon of ginger juice for each shot. More than that and it’s going to be difficult to drink. We don’t peel ginger before juicing. Simply scrub and rinse the ginger root to remove grit then pass it through your juicer. Since we’re talking about making shot-sized juices — it doesn’t make much sense to get out the juicer every morning. Instead, we’ve gotten into the ritual of juicing a big piece of ginger then keeping it in the fridge and using it over the next few of days.

Makes 2 shots

You Will Need

Lemon Ginger

1-inch length piece fresh ginger, scrubbed clean

1 large lemon

Carrot Ginger

1-inch length piece fresh ginger, scrubbed clean

1 medium carrot, scrubbed clean

1 large lemon

Green Apple Ginger

1-inch length piece fresh ginger, scrubbed clean

1/2 small green apple, seeds removed

1 cup packed spinach leaves

1 large lemon

Very small pinch cayenne pepper, optional

Directions

  • Prepare Ingredients
  • Chop everything into thin pieces small enough to easily go through the juicer.

    Cut away the yellow peel from the lemon, leaving most of the white pith and lemon flesh. Cut into slices and remove any seeds.

    • Make Shots
    • Turn the juicer on and push everything through, alternating between harder ingredients and the softer lemon, apple or spinach (if using). Divide the juice between small glasses and drink the shot. It’s best to do this quickly — the ginger will be spicy (but well worth it).

Adam and Joanne's Tips

  • How to make ginger shots in a blender: Add everything to a high-powered blender and blend until smooth. Then press the pulp through a fine mesh strainer to separate the juice from the pulp. A juicer will makes a much better juice and will have less waste when it comes to the juice, but this gets you close. Greens don’t do well in the blender, so stick to using a good juicer for those.
  • Make-ahead: Fresh juice is best enjoyed soon after juicing, but you can make it a day or two in advance. Store in glass, airtight containers. If you have used a cold pressed juicer, it should last a little longer.
  • Nutrition facts: The nutrition facts provided below are estimates. We have used the USDA Supertracker recipe calculator to calculate approximate values. Nutrition facts below are for the Lemon Ginger Shot. The Carrot Ginger Shot is approximately 28 calories and the Green Apple Shot is approximately 33 calories.

If you make this recipe, snap a photo and hashtag it #inspiredtaste — We love to see your creations on Instagram and Facebook! Find us: @inspiredtaste

Nutrition Per Serving: Calories 16 / Protein 1 g / Carbohydrate 5 g / Total Sugars 1 g / Total Fat 0 g / Cholesterol 0 mg
AUTHOR: Adam and Joanne Gallagher

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2 comments… Leave a Comment
  • Kevin October 2, 2017, 4:01 pm

    Will do soon

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  • James Washington August 14, 2017, 8:21 am

    Spicy nice flavor

    Reply

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