Immune Boosting Wellness Shots

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5-Ingredient Immune Boosting Organic Wellness Shots! These wellness shots are citrusy, spicy, a bit peppery and have just the right amount of sweetness to them. They make for a perfect and well-rounded daily juice shot. And, they taste great and are good for you, too! The best part is, these shots are a powerhouse with anti-inflammatory benefits, a high dose of vitamin C and immunity boosting goodness. To put it simply, these wellness shots are good to consume all year round.

A whole pineapple, three fingers of turmeric root, two lemon halves, four fingers of ginger root, half of an orange, a pinch bowl of pepper and a knife all sitting on a rectangular marble bread board.

Ingredients Needed:

  • Pineapple
  • Lemon
  • Ginger Root
  • Turmeric Root
  • Black Pepper – which actives the turmeric, and helps with the absorption as well

Since my gastritis diagnosis in 2022, I have been working diligently to calm down my stomach pain and improve my overall gut health. And, one of the many things that I have incorporated into my daily routine are these turmeric and ginger wellness shots. For me, juicing and drinking these shots every single day has helped to change my health. It has taken awhile, but my body inflammation has calmed down, the pain in my joints has diminished, and I just feel better in my mind and body as a whole.

A 4-cup glass measuring cup pouring pineapple, lemon juice into a glass, surrounded by ginger root, turmeric root, and lemon wedges that are all sitting on a rectangular marble bread board.

The Benefits Of These Immune Boosting Wellness Shots:

  • Pineapple – This fruit is pretty impressive. It contains nutrients and compounds like vitamin C, manganese and enzymes to help aid in digestion. Pineapple may also help boost your immunity, improve recovery time after surgery, and possibly help lower your cancer risk. Eating pineapple can also help strengthen your bones, and shorten viral and bacterial infections.
  • Lemon – This fruit is high in nutrients like vitamin C and antioxidants. And, fun fact, it contains more than half the amount of vitamin C needed in your daily diet. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that supports your immune system, helps your body absorb iron, protects cells from damage and helps your body make collagen for your skin.
  • Ginger – Did you know that ginger is a root vegetable, and the root is called a rhizome? It’s a natural antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-microbial that is known to lessen inflammation, pain, nausea and indigestion, and helps strengthen the immune system.
  • Turmeric – The active ingredient in turmeric is a natural compound called curcumin. It has both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that can help manage an array of chronic health issues.
    • Did you know? Turmeric is anti-microbial, antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fungal, anti-candida, anti-parasitic, and anti-h pylori. Wow!!!
    • Personally, I enjoy following Dr. Berg of Dr. Berg’s Nutritionals on YouTube. He states that curcumin is probably one of the most potent anti-inflammatory remedies found in nature. For more information on Dr. Berg and what he does, please visit his website www.drberg.com.
A glass of pineapple, lemon juice topped with a sprinkle of black pepper, alongside a glass of juice sitting on a stack of marble coasters and a whole pineapple.

Considerations & Tips For These Immune Boosting Wellness Shots:

  • Buy organic. Considering I juice the entire fruit, skin and all, I buy all organic ingredients. Right before I juice, I also give everything a good wash with warm water and soap.
  • Use a juicer or high powered blender. I own the Omega Cold Press Juicer and LOVE it. It looks intimidating but it is super easy to use. (And, I can say with confidence that it is one of the best kitchen tool appliances I have bought in a long time). If you don’t have a juicer, a high powered blender can also work. Then to strain the pulp just use something like a nut milk bag. (FYI: It will stain, though).
  • Wear gloves. I like to wear gloves to protect my skin from the turmeric. I just don’t care for how it turns my skin orange. Be aware, you will want to clean up all of your kitchen tools right away. If you let the juicer parts sit in your nice white sink, the turmeric will stain your sink. So, quick clean up is crucial.
  • Cost. At home juicing is cost effective. With my recipe, I can usually get anywhere from 8-14, 2 ounce bottles, which breaks down to 51 cents – 89 cents per bottle. Before my juicing days, I was buying one shot at the grocery store for $3.99. Is that not insane?!?
An Immune Boosting Wellness Shot in a glass, topped with black pepper, surrounded by lemon wedges, turmeric, and ginger root, alongside another glass of juice, a tea towel and a whole pineapple sitting on a stack of marble coasters.

Storage Tips For These Immune Wellness Shots:

  • If stored in an airtight container, this juice should last up to a week or more in the refrigerator. I use this 8-pack, 2 ounce clear glass bottles for my juice. They come with two mini funnels and labels as well. These glass bottles are so perfect! The lids are secure enough to where you can even travel with them, if need be.
  • FYI: This Clear Glass Bowl with Lid Set of 12, from Crate & Barrel, is what I use to store any leftover juice in.
Two glasses of Immune Boosting Wellness Shots, topped with black pepper, and sitting on a rectangular marble bread board.

Other Key Drinks & Foods That Have Improved My Gut Health:

Here is a short list of more drinks and food that have improved my gut health. Looking back on where I was to where I am now, it is safe to say that I couldn’t have gotten through the worst of it without these products.

  • Drinking a cup of grass-fed and grass-finished beef bone broth every single day (The one I love is by Kettle & Fire)
  • Eliminating coffee and switching to matcha green tea (Pique Life is, hands down, the best I have ever had)
  • Sipping on jasmine green tea and herbal teas like spearmint, turmeric, and chamomile and lavender throughout the week. (I get a lot of my tea from Traditional Medicinals, as they use organic, Non-Gmo ingredients and use non-toxic tea bags. The rest I buy in organic loose leaf form from Natural Grocers).
  • Eating fermented foods like sauerkraut (Bubbies and WildBrine are great)
  • Taking a good probiotic, off and on (Some of the best I have come across are by Seed and The Coconut Cult)
  • Purple cabbage juice (For about two months, I did juice straight cabbage to help calm my gastritis)

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Two glasses of Immune Boosting Wellness Shots, topped with black pepper, and sitting on a rectangular marble bread board.

Immune Boosting Organic Wellness Shots


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  • Author: Naomi
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 + servings 1x

Description

These 5-Ingredient Immune Boosting Organic Wellness Shots are citrusy, spicy, a bit peppery and have just the right amount of sweetness to them. They make for a perfect and well-rounded daily juice shot. And, they taste great and are good for you, too! The best part is, these shots are a powerhouse with anti-inflammatory benefits, a high dose of vitamin C and immunity boosting goodness. To put it simply, these wellness shots are good to consume all year round.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 large Pineapple, some skin left on, cut into strips
  • 1 large Lemon, quartered
  • Optional: 1/2 of a large Orange
  • Ginger Root, 4 fingers/chunks, roughly chopped
  • Turmeric Root, 2-3 big fingers, roughly chopped
  • Black Pepper, freshly ground

Instructions

  1. Juicer: To the juicer, add the individual ingredient pieces one-by-one. I like to alternate so things don’t get stuck. 
  2. Blender: To the blender, add the ingredients and blend on high until well combined. (Depending on your blender, you may need to remove all of the peel from the fruit first). If you have trouble blending, then just add a bit of water to help it out.
  3. Strain: With a glass 4-cup measuring cup and small fine mesh strainer, slowly strain the juice in batches. I like to use a spoon to push the juice through the pulp that is present, discarding the pulp as I go. Once all the juice is strained into the 4-cup glass, dump it back into the juicing container that it started in. Repeat this straining process two or three more times. 
  4. Black pepper: Grind anywhere from 10-20 grinds (or just a handful of shakes from a container) of black pepper into the juice and give it a good stir.
  5. Add to bottles: Using a funnel, pour the juice into individual shot bottles. Be sure to not let the funnel sit flush again the bottle or it will create a seal and the juice won’t flow freely. Let it just barely hover in the mouth of the glass without fully touching it. Any leftovers would be great to store in these airtight glass bowls
  6. Storage: This juice should last up to a week or more in the refrigerator.

Notes

  • Use all organic ingredients.
  • Pineapple: To prep the pineapple, cut the top and bottom off. Depending on your tools, you can either cut all the outer skin off, leave some, or leave it all. (For me, it all depends on ripeness of the pineapple. I notice that some skin helps push the pineapple through the juicer better. Plus it adds more nutrients). *Be sure to leave the skin on all of the other fruits along with the ginger and turmeric.
  • Ginger and black pepper: I like my wellness shots spicy. So use this as a guide. Start out small and then go from there. 
  • If you don’t have a juicer, a high powered blender can also work. Then to strain the pulp just use something like a nut milk bag. (FYI: It will stain, though).
  • Wear gloves. I like to wear gloves to protect my skin from the turmeric. Be aware, you will want to clean up all of your kitchen tools right away. If you let the juicer parts sit in your nice white sink, the turmeric will stain your sink. So, quick clean up is crucial.
  • Orange: This is an optional add on. If I have one laying around then I use it, but generally I just stick to pineapple and lemon.
  • Servings: I can usually get anywhere from 8-14, 2 ounce bottles.
  • Category: Beverage, Drink
  • Method: Juice or Blend
  • Cuisine: American
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4 Comments

  1. I absolutely love these shots! I could drink multiple each day. And the work is worth it as paying $4/shot (or more) per day when buying them from the store is nuts.






    1. I’m glad to hear you enjoy them so much! And, I would have to agree. These immune boosting wellness shots have become a ritual in my morning routine.

  2. Naomi, I’m so glad you are feeling better. As to the immune boosting recipe, you’ve done it again!! Your beautiful photography adds to the extensive research you have done to bring this recipe to your readers. Thank you so much.

    I have used turmeric and ginger, powdered, in soups and drinks. I’m not sure of the potency of the powdered vs the grated. Something to be explored. Again, thanks for the work you do to bring such a variety of recipes.

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