Great if you are sick, or just for your overall well-being.
Needing only a few ingredients, you can make a big batch of this immune-boosting health shot and keep it all week long.
An inflammation-lowering, immune-boosting health shot is a great way to keep your body healthy and supported during the winter months. Not to mention they’re easy to make and quite refreshing!
Health shots line the grocery store aisles and might make you wonder if you should pay for them. While I do appreciate many of these brands, especially if I’m on the go, they are a bit pricey. Instead of spending upwards of $5 on a single shot, make this homemade batch for only a few dollars more.
The ingredients are easy to get, and are very inexpensive. The recipe itself only takes a few minutes to make as well, making it an overall great tonic.
Ingredients needed to make immune-boosting health shot:
- filtered water
- whole carrots
- fresh ginger
- ground turmeric
- black pepper
- cayenne pepper
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I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do.
Benefits of Health Shots
There are many different benefits to the ingredients within these shots, but some stand out in particular. The shots are packed with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, that are all beneficial for the body.
Carrots – If you follow along on Instagram, then you know just how much I love carrots and their wide range of benefits. Aside from the fact that they help your body expel excess estrogen, they’re also great sources of beta carotene, fiber, vitamin K1, potassium, and antioxidants.
Oranges – High in vitamin C, folate, and potassium, these citrus fruits are also a great source of antioxidants.
Lemon – This fruit is high in vitamin C and can help to support everything from heart health to digestive health.
Ginger – ginger is one of my personal favorites, with a long history in traditional medicine. Not only does it help with fighting off things like the cold, but it can also aid in digestion, problems with nausea, and support your general immune system.
Turmeric – This spice contains bioactive compounds with medicinal properties that have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits.
Black Pepper – Necessary to activate the curcumin in the turmeric
Cayenne Pepper – This specific form of pepper includes an active component called capsaicin. This has a range of benefits from lowering blood pressure to increasing metabolism and aiding in digestive health.
How Often Do I Make This Health Shot?
I typically make this every Sunday night. It takes a few minutes and lasts me the entire week.
Is This Health Shot Just for Helping When Sick?
While the ingredients to these shots are beneficial for the immune system, it’s generally great for your body year round. I do recommend making them when sick, but they’re also great on a day-to-day basis.
Top Tips to Make This Health Shot Recipe
- FYI these shots are spicy but so good for your body.
- You can strain the pulp or keep it. I sometimes keep it for fiber purposes but feel free to get rid of it.
- Also, you can peel the skin of the ginger, I’m just lazy and it’s totally fine to keep on.
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Immune-Boosting Health Shot
to help decrease inflammation, boost immunity, and keep you healthy year round.
- 2 cups filtered water
- 4 whole carrots
- 2-3 oranges
- 1 lemon
- 3 knobs fresh ginger
- 1 tbsp turmeric
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp cayenne pepper
Add all of your ingredients to blender and blend. until consistent.
Use a strainer to get rid of all the pulp.
Store in a glass container in the fridge.
You can also find this recipe for immune-boosting health shots on my Instagram page! If you give this recipe a try, I hope you enjoy it as much as I do on a weekly basis. As always, reach out with any questions, comments, etc. You can send me an email here or shoot me a DM on Instagram.
P.S. If you’ve tried out this recipe feel free to leave a comment below. I appreciate it always.
This certainly seems to cover everything for immunity boosting, spicy though!
Thanks Katie! Yes, they are definitely spicy. You get used to them though!!
Love the health shots, I will be making them soon.
Yay! Let me know how you like them.
This is awesome! I’ve been avoiding inflammatory foods and adding anti-inflammatory ingredients to combat nighttime pain from my plantar fasciitis (it’s really been helping, thankfully). Love how this health shot is immune boosting, too! I had no idea that black pepper activates the curcumin in the turmeric—I’ve been dumping turmeric in everything but not always pepper! TY for the tip 🙂
Ah that’s awesome. My mom has dealt with plantar and she saw great results from limiting inflammatory foods too! I always make this for her when I’m home too. 🙂 And I had no idea about the pepper for a while either!
So good and good for you! Turmeric is the best, as is ginger!
Yess! Such a fan of turmeric.
Good info! I’m going to share this with my mom. She has a real inflammation problem right now!
Ah, definitely recommend it. I always make it for my mom too.
I love a great-tasting and healthy smoothie recipe! So Good!
Me too! Sometimes I add these ingredients to my smoothies too!
Ooooo, lala! Now, this I MUST try! I absolutely hate getting sick so anything I can do to keep my immune system in tip-top shape I’m here for!
I am so with you on that – hate getting sick! These are super helpful, hope you enjoy it!
This looks great, I especially love ginger and tuermic together!
me too! so spicy
I love the combination of ginger and turmeric. A match made in heaven!
totally with you on that one!
Cayenne pepper wow that sounds delicious! Pardon me but I like my cayenne! These health shots definitely sound delicious and good. Must try making it simple and healthy is what I love.
I’m the same way – I love a spicy kick! Let me know how you like it 🙂
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This wellness shot has everything I need in my life! I love Turmeric and add it to my Bulletproof Coffee daily! Pinning for later, thank you!
Thank you – and that’s interesting! I’ll have to try adding it to my coffee one of these days. 🙂
Thank you for all this information on the health shot!