If you are looking to boost your immune system drink a turmeric shot every morning before breakfast. Not only it's healthy thanks to its high vitamin C content and anti-inflammatory properties of the turmeric, but it's really tasty. Our turmeric shot is fully vegan, made with all-natural ingredients and gluten-free. It is however super citrusy and quite sour so if you don't love the taste of lemon juice, then you can replace the lemons with fresh oranges.
While the health benefits will be the same, the turmeric shot will be a little sweeter and less tangy. We do prefer the turmeric shot with fresh lemon juice because of the added vitamin C lemons contain. This turmeric shot is like a vitamin C bomb first thing for breakfast containing 25% of your daily recommended intake.
If you are ready to tackle the flu season and want a natural vitamin boost, then turmeric shot is your new best friend. So why is this turmeric shot so good for you?
Turmeric contains bioactive compounds with powerful medicinal properties. Curcumin is known to be an antioxidant with anti-inflammatory effects. So you are probably wondering, why not just eat turmeric on its own? Because curcumin is poorly absorbed into the bloodstream. But if you consume black pepper with it which contains piperine, it helps absorb the curcumin by 2000%. (source)
So our turmeric shot contains fresh turmeric for your curcumin intake, with a dash of black pepper to help absorb all these goodies. We added fresh lemon juice so you can enjoy a massive boost of vitamin C which is a natural immune-boosting vitamin.
How to make turmeric shot
You need just 4 ingredients and a blender: fresh turmeric, fresh lemons (or oranges), water, and black pepper.
Squeeze the lemons into the blender, add the turmeric, the water and the black pepper and whiz until everything is well combined. Enjoy a turmeric shot a day. You can store the turmeric shots in a bottle in the fridge, but note that the turmeric adds a yellow tint to containers. So please consider this when picking the dedicated turmeric shots container. I use a dedicated glass bottle for turmeric only and reuse it over and over again.
This recipe has been developed entirely by Yuzu Bakes. Any resemblance with other recipes is purely coincidental.