Healthy Orange Ginger Wellness shot
How to make delicious and healthy orange ginger wellness shots and why you should drink one every single day to boost your immune system
I have a confession to make. I'm a bit of a hypochondriac and more or less a germophobe. As I travel for a living, you can appreciate that these phobias don't really help me much. I have a wellness shot every single morning. I take vitamin C supplements and always carry antibacterial gel in my pocket.
Why wellness shots?
When the cold and flu season starts, I make a large number of wellness shots and keep them refrigerated, then take one in the morning and one in the evening. I strongly believe that vitamin C is essential for boosting my immune system and that's why I complement my diet with a lot of citrus and fruit in general.
I tested the vitamin C theory after I got really ill during my first long haul abroad. Planes, trains, public transport, in general, is not the cleanest. Many people touch the seat, the handles and the meal tray. There are also many people in an airport too, so it came as no surprise that I got ill. That wasn't great during my first long haul as it took a lot to afford that vacation. Spending half of it ill, travelling with a fever was not ideal at all.
But the same happened the next time I travelled to Japan for the first time. Fever, headache, muscle ache. I got better by taking lots of cold and flu pills and eating vitamin C. The next trip, I wanted to be better prepared. So I started taking vitamin C supplements right before my flight, and also took antibacterial wipes to make sure my airplane seat is clean.
Hey, that was the first long haul when I didn't get sick. Coincidence? Maybe, but I started taking those vitamin C supplements every single day since. I also switched to a plant-based diet, started exercising more and turning to wholefoods. I appreciate that a combination of them all boosted my immune system overall, but I still couldn't go without my daily dose of vitamin C.
And the good news is that your body sort of gets rid of any excess of vitamin C. For adults, the recommended daily amount for vitamin C is 65 to 90 milligrams (mg) a day, and the upper limit is 2,000 mg a day. But as I said, too much of it, your body will simply get rid of it so it won't cause you any harm.
What is special about these wellness shots?
It's super easy to boost your immune system with these wellness shots. Not only they taste amazing, but they are healthy and great for you. My wellness shots contain vitamin C and vitamin A, which is good for your skin and for your eyes.
I also use ginger which is good for digestion. Honestly, try one of these wellness shots a day for a whole month and you will see the difference. Besides, they are raw, fully vegan made with fresh fruit and vegetables. Just natural sugars from the fruit, no additives, no processed stuff. Just nature goodness as it was intended for us.
And that's the reason why I call them wellness shots: because they are full of natural ingredients. Oranges, satsumas, ginger and carrots are available year-round in the supermarket or your local market. If you can get bio ingredients, even better.
How to make wellness shots?
You will need 1(blood) orange, 4 satsumas, 1 lime, 1 carrot and 3 cm of fresh ginger root. Grate the carrot and ginger root. Juice the orange, satsumas and lime. Mix the fresh citrus juice with the grated carrot and ginger in a blender and whiz until all ingredients are fully combined.
These ingredients yield roughly 10 x 4 cl wellness shots. That's 10 days worth of goodness. You can store the juice in the fridge and have one wellness shot a day.
Are you ready to boost your immune system with these wellness shots? Let me know in the comments section below and don't forget to rate
This recipe has been developed entirely by Yuzu Bakes. Any resemblance with other recipes is purely coincidental.
Orange Ginger Wellness Shot
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 0 mins
- Total: 10 mins
- Serves 10 people
Categories: Beverage, Breakfast Cusine: British, East European
Drink your daily dose of vitamin C with these incredible wellness shots. Made with 100% real fruit and vegetable, they taste fantastic and they are guaranteed to boost your immune system. Drink one wellness shot a day and start the day bright.
- 1 large orange
- 3 medium satsuma
- 1 medium lime
- 1 medium carrot
- 2 tsp ground ginger, fresh grated**
- Peel the ginger. Peel and wash the carrot. Using a normal handheld grater or a food processor with a grating capability, grate the carrot and the ginger into small bits.
- Juice the blood orange into a large measuring jug. Juice the lime and the satsumas. Add the citrus juice, the grated carrot and the grated into a smoothy blender. Mix until all ingredients are fully combined. Depending on the blender you are using, the result will be smoother or slightly pulpier.
You can take your shot with bits if you like, or you can use a sieve to remove all bits from the juice.
- You can store in the fridge and take one wellness shot every morning.
*You can replace the blood orange with normal orange if you prefer your wellness shot a little sweeter.
**If you prefer your wellness shot to be fierier add more ginger. The consistency of the result will not change.
Total Nutrition Facts
|Amount Per Serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 0 g||0%|
|Saturated Fat 0 g||0%|
|Trans Fat 0 g||0%|
|Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g|
|Monounsaturated Fat 0 g|
|Cholesterol 0 mg||0%|
|Sodium 3 mg||0%|
|Total Carbs 6 g||2%|
|Dietary Fiber 1 g||4%|
|Sugar 4 g||8%|
|Protein 0 g||1%|
|* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.|
The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice
What do you think?
Did you like this recipe? Do you have any questions or suggestions? Leave a comment below.
Hi, can you make this in bulk and freeze for when needed? :)
Hi Ellie, you can! But I recommend making a large batch and keeping it in the fridge for 5 days. But of course, you can freeze and use as needed.
How many days will this juice last when refrigerated?
Hi Tiffany, for up to 5 days.
I am also a hypochondriac haha Hello from Texas, USA. I love this recipe. Tried it and it is perfect
Hi Emily, thank you for your message. Ufff, it's not easy, is it? I hope these healthy wellness shots made you feel a little better
Beautiful pictures as well as great recipe.
Thank you Damian. I really love taking photos of food. This was super nice as the wellness shots look vibrant!
Thank you. Were perfect
Thank you Sandra! Glad you liked our recipe and thank you for rating it.