Turmeric/Ginger Shots

Turmeric and ginger both have great health benefits. They are anti-inflammatory and relieve cold and flu symptoms. Ginger supports overall digestion and curcumin, which is the main ingredient of turmeric, supports the immune system. 

Ginger and turmeric are two types of flowering plants with medicinal properties. Both can be consumed in various ways and are available as supplements.

Some studies suggest that ginger and turmeric could help decrease markers of inflammation, relieve chronic pain, reduce nausea, and improve immune function.

Ginger may decrease blood clotting and blood sugar levels. In high doses, turmeric can cause side effects like rashes, headaches, and diarrhea.

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Ingredients

125 gr Turmeric

140 gr Ginger

1 tsp Honey

3 Lemons

Black Pepper

 Step 1

Peel the ginger and turmeric using a spoon.

Attention: the turmeric will badly stain your hands and utensils! I recommend using gloves.  Once peeled, add them to a bowl.

I didn't peel them but washed very well with a brush so we get all the benefits from the skin too.

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Step 2

Squeeze the lemon either by hand or using a citrus press. Add the lemon juice into the bowl.

Step 3

Add to your blender or food processor and blend till smooth. If the paste is too thick, add a little more lemon juice or a little water.

Step 4

Carefully pour the blended mixture into a nut milk bag, or a sieve over a bowl. Attention: your nut milk bag will become yellow. It can just become your dedicated turmeric shorts bag. 

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Step 5

Squeeze out all the liquid. I got about 1/2 litres of fresh turmeric-ginger-lemon juice.

Step 6

Store in a glass container. If you have little glass vials of  around 50 ml, one would be your daily dose.

 Refrigerate and consume within 7-10 days. To keep them longer, you can add them to ice cube trays and freeze them.

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What to do with the pulp left on the sieve?

No, we do not waste that for sure!

Place in a tray, spread around really well and put in the oven until it dry. It will probable take about 30 minutes in medium temperature.

Spread around every 10 minutes or so, so doesn't burn on the corners. 

Take out of the oven and let it cool completely.

Now you have two options, either put in a jar like that or turn into powder. For that you are going to need a grinder. After that process just put in a jar and there you go!

Add to your smoothies or salads and no waste at all.

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