These fiery little shots are strategically placed in stores around this time of year to help boost immunity and give people the zingy satisfaction of keeping those dreaded winter colds at bay. But for up to sometimes £5 a shot, I thought why not try and make my own!
Let’s just say, it sure is satisfyingly hot, and my trusty taste-tester husband said he can still feel it burning his insides, at least we know it will kill any bugs lurking!
I made enough for both of us to have a shot each day for the next 7 days! Remember prepping is key 🔑
• Large bunch of organic ginger
🌞 2 tablespoons organic and fair-trade turmeric powder
🍊 2 organic oranges
🍎 2 organic pink lady apples (more if you prefer sweetness)
🍋 3 organic lemons
🥝 4 kiwi fruit
• Peel ginger with the side of a teaspoon
• Slice and peel all fruit with a knife
• Place into a blender with enough filtered water to give a liquid consistency
• Place a sieve onto a storage jug and pour blended ingredients into a sieve, stirring with a spoon to encourage liquid into the container.
• Store liquid in the refrigerator ready for the week ahead
I don’t have a juicer, I use a nutri-bullet and sieve – probably more of a faff, but is just as effective (and fewer appliances for me to clean!). If you have a juicer, use this, and add the turmeric at the end.
If you would like more heat (and to make your eyes water) add some cayenne pepper, it’s full of Vitamin C & A, high in antioxidants, and helps to promote better functioning of the immune system.
🙋🏻♀️Why these ingredients?
Turmeric is full of healing properties and antioxidants. It’s anti-inflammatory and has high levels of active curcumin, which is great for the immune system.
Ginger, ancient medicine that is antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory – it has been known to also protect our respiratory system.
Lemons, oranges, kiwi fruits – all packed with Vitamin C which is a key nutrient for our overall health including the maintenance of healthy bones, blood vessels, and tissue growth. It boosts our immune system and helps to remove toxins from our bodies.