Ginger shot recipes are extremely tasty, nutritious, yet simple. If you have not yet tried them, you should definitely give it a shot.
Fresh ginger is a favorite ingredient in many vegetable juice recipes. Fresh ginger has an aromatic, spicy, tangy, fresh, and hot taste, that can be combined with almost any other vegetable and fruit. Ginger is classified as an aromatic bitter herb and belongs to the same family as turmeric and cardamom. And like its cousins, ginger is nutrient dense.
The saying “a ginger shot a day keeps illness away” carries much weight. The main benefit of ginger juice is due to volatile, essential oils and other aromatic compounds contained in the root. Even a small daily ginger shot can bring great benefits.Biological properties of 6-gingerol – PubMed (nih.gov)Top 16 Proven Benefits of Ginger | Organic Facts
Ginger shots are beneficial for the digestive tract and support the gut colony of friendly bacteria. And it does so much more.
Here’s a list of potential health benefits of ginger in all its forms collected from studies.
- Proven superior to lansoprazole used in prescription drugs for preventing ulcersGinger Beat Out Acid Blockers? (greenmedinfo.com)
- Alleviates arthritis more effective than many prescription drugsEfficacy and safety of ginger in osteoarthritis – ScienceDirectZingiber officinale: A Potential Plant against Rheumatoid Arthritis (nih.gov)
- Relieving soreness from exerciseGinger reduces muscle pain – PubMed (nih.gov)Ginger and cinnamon on inflammation and muscle soreness – PubMed (nih.gov)
- Significantly lower inflammations in the bodyGinger Supplementation – PubMed (nih.gov)Comparative antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of gingerol – PubMed (nih.gov)Effect of ginger extract on ulcerative colitis – PubMed (nih.gov)Ginger Active Compound Attenuates Ulcerative Colitis and Promotes Wound Healing – PubMed (nih.gov)Treatment strategy for inflammatory bowel diseases? (nih.gov)
- Protects against environmental chemicalsGinger extract ameliorates paraben induced biochemical changes – PubMed (nih.gov)Protective effects of ginger natural, chemical and radiation-induced toxicities – PubMed (nih.gov)
- Treats asthma symptoms (increases airflow)Ginger compounds may be effective in treating asthma symptoms | EurekAlert! Science News
- Enhances fat digestion and absorptionFat digestion and absorption – PubMed (nih.gov)
- Protects against radiationOxidative stress in radiology staff – PubMed (nih.gov)Ginger & Lemon Balm for Radiation Exposure | NutritionFacts.org
- Beneficial for the digestive tractGinger in gastrointestinal disorders (nih.gov)Effects of ginger on gastric emptying and motility – PubMed (nih.gov)
- Inhibits the growth of cancerGingerol as a cancer chemopreventive agent – PubMed (nih.gov)6-Gingerol is the most Potent Anticancerous Compound in Ginger (longdom.org)Effects of Ginger Root Extract in People at Normal Risk for Colorectal Cancer (aacrjournals.org)Effect of Ginger Extract against Pancreatic Cancer Cells (nih.gov)Ginger and Its Role in Gastrointestinal Cancer (nih.gov)Gingerol and breast cancer (nih.gov)Ginger Extract on Ovarian Cancer Cell Line (nih.gov)Benefits of whole ginger extract in prostate cancer – PubMed (nih.gov)
- Suppresses H. pylori bacteriaGinger Beat Acid Blockers? (greenmedinfo.com)Inhibition of gastric H. pylori growth by Zingiber officinale – PubMed (nih.gov)
- Inhibits E. coli diarrheaGinger inhibit E. coli enterotoxin-induced diarrhea – PubMed (nih.gov)
- Improves cognitive functionsZingiber officinale Improves Cognitive Function (nih.gov)Zingiber officinale Mitigates Brain Damage and Improves Memory Impairment (nih.gov)
- For nausea and vomitingGinger for nausea and vomiting – PubMed (nih.gov)Nausea and Vomiting during Pregnancy and Chemotherapy (nih.gov)Ginger for nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy – PubMed (nih.gov)Effects of ginger on motion sickness – PubMed (nih.gov)
- Reduces bad cholesterolEffects of Ginger on Total Cholesterol and Body Weight (longdom.org)
- Lowers blood pressureGinger lowers blood pressure – PubMed (nih.gov)
- Stabilizing blood sugarThe Effects of Ginger on Fasting Blood Sugar (nih.gov)
- Controls appetiteGinger consumption promotes feelings of satiety – PubMed (nih.gov)
- Prevents migraineComparison of ginger and sumatriptan in treatment of migraine – PubMed (nih.gov)
- Treating Alzheimer’sGinger components in anti-Alzheimer’s drugs (nih.gov)Inhibition of acetylcholinesterase activities by ginger – PubMed (nih.gov)Protective effects of ginger root extract on Alzheimer disease – PubMed (nih.gov)
- A natural antibioticAntibacterial effect of Zingiber officinale against multiple-drug resistant clinical pathogens (nih.gov)Zingiber officinale extracts and drug resistant pathogenic bacteria (nih.gov)Antibacterial activity of gingerol against periodontal bacteria – PubMed (nih.gov)Fresh ginger has anti-viral activity against human respiratory syncytial virus – PubMed (nih.gov)
- A good pain reliefEffects of ginger, mefenamic acid, and ibuprofen on pain in women – PubMed (nih.gov)
- Weight lossThe effects of ginger intake on weight loss – PubMed (nih.gov)Zingiber officinale supplementation in obese women | SpringerLinkfBody weight regulation – PubMed (nih.gov)
- Fat lossGinger Supplementation in Fatty Liver Disease – PubMed (nih.gov)
- Vertigo reducingVertigo-reducing effect of ginger root – PubMed (nih.gov)
- Much more
Ginger shot recipes
Organic ingredients are best. We think organic ginger have a fuller, more intense taste than regular ginger. Many nutrients are contained in the peel, so don’t peel organic ginger root, just rinse it well. Organic lemons are great in shots. Try juicing lemons with the peel for a zestier shot.
Of these three recipes, the Ginger Apple Shot is the mildest.
1. Ginger Lemon Shot
- 1 lemon (or 2 lime fruits)
- A chunk of ginger (1 inch)
- (optional) A few drops of Stevia or mong fruit
This shot really wakes you up! Very low on carbs and sugar. Great shot before breakfast as it awakens the stomach fluids. But it can be taken anytime during the day. May drink this shot to cleanse, detoxify and boost metabolism. Some people report that this shot helps alleviate some digestive problems. Leave the lemon rind on for a more zesty and bitter shot. Juice the ginger first then the lemon as the lemon washes out the ginger left in the juicer.
2. Ginger Cherry Shot
- 1 small piece of fresh ginger
- 1 cup, or about 10-12 cherries
Juice the pitted cherries, then the ginger. The cherry ginger combination has a superb taste and a beautiful color.
3. Ginger Apple Shot
Our favorite recipe! This recipe basically just adds an apple to the Ginger Lemon recipe above. This makes one big shot or two small.
- 1 green apple (Granny Smith or similar)
- 1 large organic lemon with peel (or two small)
- A chunk of ginger, as much as you can take
If you use organic lemons and ginger, juice the peel also. If non organic, you might want to remove the peel. Juice the ginger first, then the rest. This is a great shot!
Get creative with ginger
Try mixing ginger with other ingredients to create your own blend. Ginger goes well with most veggies so it’s hard to fail. However, lemon, lime, and grapefruit enhances the flavor in any recipe.
Try mixing ginger with…
- Beetroot (improves sports performance)
- Turmeric root (potent; use very little)
- Butternut squash (sweet, creamy)
- Kale (a vitamin injection)
- Wheatgrass, chlorella, or spirulina powder.
Make a ginger blend
This means mixing the fresh ginger juice with other ingredients in a blender to make a thicker and more filling drink. Here is one recipe I leaned from Jason Vale at JuiceMaster.com. I just added a little citrus juice as I think it enhances the taste.
Ginger mango drink. Put fresh ginger and lemon juice in a blender. Add pieces of mango and coconut water, blitz and you’re done. If you don’t have coconut water, just skip it or add a little tap water.
There are not many drinks that can compete with the intense taste and numerous benefits of ginger shot recipes. And you never seem to get tired of them.
It depends on several factors. First: the juice is best drunk fresh. However, storing a day or two is usually fine if you use airtight bottles. Citrus juice helps preserve it fresh. Juice made by slow juicers can be stored longer because they produce less heat friction than centrifugal juicers.
Yes, it works well and is practical as you can make a bigger batch. Use BPA free plastic bottles, glass bottles or flasks, even a zip bag is fine. Don’t fill the bottle to the top but leave room for the juice to expand when it freezes. Don’t defrost the juice in a microwave as you will damage the juice.
If you take too much at once, you might get a burning sensation in your stomach. I have a sensitive stomach but my stomach has gotten used to the ginger shots over the years it so now I can drink quite a lot without feeling discomfort.
Yes, if you stick to low-carb ingredients. The shots are small so you’re talking very small volumes. And if you mainly use ginger, lemon, kale, and perhaps half an apple or pear you should be fine. The benefits definitely outweigh the small amounts of carbs.
Anytime is better than none. Many find that a ginger shot works best before meals as they wake up the digestive system, especially in the morning after a nights rest.