DIY TURMERIC SHOTS
If you’re looking to support your immune system, a turmeric shot before breakfast each morning could be your answer. It’s a super delicious way to start your day, and helps contribute to your daily intake of vitamin C. The health benefits of vitamin C include:
- Contributes to normal collagen formation which helps bones, skin, gums, teeth, blood vessels and cartilage.
- Contributes to the normal function of the nervous system.
- Contributes to normal psychological function.
- Contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress.
- Contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.
- Increases iron absorption.
This recipe is fully plant based, made with all natural ingredients and is also gluten free 💪🏼
Turmeric is a perennial herbaceous plant which is part of the ginger family. The rhizome, which is more commonly known as a root, has been used in cooking, as a textile dye, and in traditional medicine for many years. It is native to Southern India and Indonesia. At MOJU we source our turmeric from Peru, as we believe the growing conditions there produce some of the highest quality product.
Turmeric contains loads of bioactive compounds and one of the best known is curcumin. Unfortunately, this is poorly absorbed by the body, however adding black pepper can help with its absorption. This is down to a compound called piperine (found in black pepper) which can increase absorption of curcumin by up to 2000% (link)
- 3 lemons (substitute for oranges if you prefer)
- 20g fresh turmeric root
- 60ml water
- 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
This recipe contains fresh turmeric with some black pepper to help with absorption. The added lemon or orange contributes to your vitamin C intake, which provides wonderful benefits, such as helping support your immune system.
It does contain lemon juice which makes it quite sour, so if you are not a fan of the sour taste then you can sub in orange juice instead or reduce the lemon and have a mixture of both lemon and orange.
HOW TO MAKE TURMERIC SHOTS
It is super simple - you will need just 4 ingredients and a blender! What you will need is: Turmeric root, black pepper, fresh lemons (and/or oranges), and water.
Set up your blender, either juice your lemons/oranges before or squeeze them directly into your blender. Add the turmeric, the water and lastly black pepper. Turn it on and blend until everything is well combined. Now it's time to enjoy your daily turmeric shot. Pour your creation into a bottle and store in the fridge.
Enjoy daily at breakfast. Store in the fridge for up to 5 days.