February 11, 2023

Lemon Ginger Turmeric Shots

Adding the coconut oil and black pepper to a turmeric ginger shot can enhance the absorption of curcumin, the active compound in turmeric. Black pepper contains piperine, which improves curcumin absorption, while coconut oil provides healthy fats that further aid absorption. This combination may boost the absorption rate of turmeric's beneficial compound. It is often recommended to combine the two for increased effectiveness. 

Sip simply as a shot or if the flavor is too peppery you can dilute. It's refreshing as a cooling spritzer mixed with sparkling water served on the rocks or as a hot toddy or tea by simply adding hot water or hot coconut milk and a teaspoon of honey (if sweetness is desired) to 2 oz of the lemon mixture.   A citrusy, peppery cheers to good health!  

To make a Lemon Turmeric Spritzer: 

2 oz. lemon turmeric mixture

honey (optional)

ice 

sparking water or mineral water, such as San Pelligrino 

In a cocktail glass add in 2 oz of the lemon turmeric mixture, stir in 2 teaspoons honey (if you prefer it slightly sweetened), add ice to within an inch of the rim, then top with the sparkling water. Stir and enjoy! 

 

Ingredients

 1 large lemon, or 2 small
 1 inch piece raw ginger, peeled and grated
 1 inch piece raw turmeric, peeled and grated
 1 tsp coconut oil (unrefined is best)
 1 pinch of fresh ground black pepper (1/8 tsp approx)
 1 cup warm water

Directions

1

Wash then peel the fresh ginger and turmeric (with a vegetable peeler or a knife), then grate ginger and turmeric pieces with a microplane grater.

2

Add the lemon juice, grated ginger and turmeric, coconut oil, black pepper and warm water to a high powered blender such as a VitaMix. Blend on medium-high speed for 30 seconds.

Pour into a glass bottle and keep refrigerated. Will last for about a week.

Be mindful that yellow turmeric can stain! Wash your blender, chopping board and hands immediately. Black Turmeric doesn't stain, but can be hard to find.

Lemon Ginger Turmeric Shots

Lemon Ginger Turmeric Shots

CategoryDifficultyBeginnerYields4 Servings
Prep Time10 minsTotal Time10 mins

Ingredients

 1 large lemon, or 2 small
 1 inch piece raw ginger, peeled and grated
 1 inch piece raw turmeric, peeled and grated
 1 tsp coconut oil (unrefined is best)
 1 pinch of fresh ground black pepper (1/8 tsp approx)
 1 cup warm water

Steps

1

Wash then peel the fresh ginger and turmeric (with a vegetable peeler or a knife), then grate ginger and turmeric pieces with a microplane grater.

2

Add the lemon juice, grated ginger and turmeric, coconut oil, black pepper and warm water to a high powered blender such as a VitaMix. Blend on medium-high speed for 30 seconds.

Pour into a glass bottle and keep refrigerated. Will last for about a week.

Be mindful that yellow turmeric can stain! Wash your blender, chopping board and hands immediately. Black Turmeric doesn't stain, but can be hard to find.

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