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Immunity Boosting Ginger Shot Recipe

Updated: Jun 30


These immunity boosting ginger shots are great in improving the body's natural defenses against the cold and other seasonal illnesses
immunity boosting ginger shots

The damp heavy season of spring can clog many pathways in the body, whether energetically or physically, giving way to us being more susceptible to imbalances. We are like warriors of the spring, fighting to protect our bodies - ensuring that we are healthy. And our defense is plant medicine. Utilizing Mama Earth's rich ingredients, we can rebalance the body, offering it everything is needs to manifest health and vitality.


These immunity boosting ginger shots recipe are super easy to make and can help you stay in good health throughout the virus season. It's as simple as prepping, measuring, and blending everything all in one. Voila, you have your very own plant medicine at home!


How can these ginger shots boost your immune system?


  • They're loaded with antioxidants and anti inflammatory properties


  • Excellent for gut health


  • Flushes out toxins


  • Rejuvenates the body systems for optimum health


Ginger, lemon, apple, and cayenne pepper, the ingredients that make up these immunity boosting ginger shots, are full of flavor & nutrients
Immunity boosting ginger shot ingredients

What do the four ingredients do for your body to boost your immune system?


  • Ginger - This popular spice contains gingerol, offering powerful anti inflammatory and antioxidant properties.. According to the ancient science of ayurveda (sister science to yoga), ginger invokes the digestive fire allowing nutrients to absorb into the body. Stronger digestion means stronger immune system. It also is really good for the lungs, creating healthy phlegm and improving breathing.


  • Lemon - This fruit is super high in vitamin C, which helps support the development and reparation of body tissues. It's also one of the antioxidants that protect your body against free radicals (free radicals contribute to development of cancer, heart disease, and much more). According to ayurveda, lemon is beneficial because it flushes toxins out of the body, aids digestion, and boost the immune system.


  • Cayenne - This pepper supports the stomach's defense mechanisms that fight against infections and overall improve digestive health. Ayurvedic health science states that its a spice that aids the digestive system and helps rejuvenate stomach tissues. It also improves circulation in the blood system, as well as the circulatory system in general. It goes without saying, it's also a spice that will clear up your respiratory system in an instant, draining mucus and clearing nasal passages.


  • Apple - Eastern and Western medicine have found that this fruit is not only heart healthy, but is a prebiotic in that it provides good bacterias for your gut health. It also contains a plethora of antioxidants that aid the immune system and contains anti inflammatory properties.



Ginger, lemon, apple, and cayenne shot
Tasty & spicy immunity boosting ginger shot

Ingredients


4 fingers of fresh raw ginger (peeled)

1/2 tablespoon cayenne pepper (powder)

2 lemon (squeezed)

1 apple (peeled)

2 cups filtered water


Steps

  • Prep and measure out your spices and fruits

  • Place all ingredients into a vitamix and blend thoroughly


There are two options to serve:

  • If you want to remove the pulp, use a strainer. Place strainer over a jar or bowl and pour the blended mixture into the strainer. Use a spoon to stir around until all the liquid is released from the pulp.

  • Pour the mixture into a jar and serve as is. There are added benefits to ingesting the pulp. For example, lemon pulp offers soluble fiber that improves digestive health.


Pour 2 ounces into a cup or store in large glass mason jars or shot jars!

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