I can’t remember a year that I’ve been sick as much as this year. I haven’t contracted the flu and I pray I don’t but I’ve had multiple viruses and bronchitis. It’s been awful. And I feel like it’s partly my fault because I haven’t been consuming enough turmeric. I love a good turmeric latte, a turmeric shot, or just using it as a spice in my food. But I’ve been a bit slack the past couple months and that’s when I got sick.
If you didn’t already know, turmeric is amazing for inflammation and fighting off those pesky germs. And with the threat of the flu and coronavirus on the rampage, I have created an immune boosting shot to keep you feeling your best. Sure immunity shots are sold everywhere now but they are crazy expensive and you will go broke if you take them on a regular basis. I created these shots so that every ingredient has a purpose. These shots will also help with allergy season that is about to be upon us so drink up!
Here are the ingredients and a list of what they do to help fight the germs:
Turmeric – It’s known for being anti inflammatory, it fights infections, and is antiviral and antibacterial.
Raw Honey – It has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. It contains antioxidants to help protect your body from cell damage. Another great benefit is the immune boosting properties and it’s a powerful prebiotic for good gut health.
Black Pepper – Increases the absorption of the turmeric.
Lemon Juice – Contains antimicrobial properties and is high in vitamin C
Ginger – Has high amounts of antibacterial properties and when paired with turmeric you are getting a huge immune boost.
Cayenne – It’s packed with antioxidants, aids in digestion, and can clear congestion.
Note: This recipe makes 4 ounces. I have small glass shot bottles than I have recycled and I pour the mixture into the bottles. So all I have to do is pull one out of the fridge when I need it.
- Juice from 2 large lemons
- 1/2 cup filtered water
- 1 inch of turmeric root or 2 teaspoons turmeric powder
- 1/2 inch of ginger root or 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon raw honey (manuka is best with an MGO of 500 or higher)
Place all ingredients into a high powered blender and blend until smooth. Shots will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.