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Turmeric Shots

  • Author: Caitey Jay
  • Prep Time: 4
  • Cook Time: 1
  • Total Time: 5
  • Yield: 6 shots 1x
  • Category: Beverage
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Low Fat


Grab your blender. This 6-ingredient, 5-minute turmeric shot is ready to be added to your morning routine. It not only tastes amazing, but it also has anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting properties that will leave you feeling your best.


Units Scale
  • 1 orange
  • 2 lemons
  • 1 cup coconut water (or water)
  • Four 1 inch pieces of turmeric (or 2 tablespoons of turmeric powder)
  • Two 1 inch pieces of ginger root (or 1 tablespoon ginger powder)
  • 1/4 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 pinch of cayenne powder
  • 1 sprinkle of black pepper, for topping


  1. Wash, peel and chop the turmeric and ginger root. Chop roots into 1 inch pieces.
  2. Juice the orange and the lemons. A citrus juicer or lemon squeezer can help. 
  3. Add all ingredients to the blender except the black pepper. Blend on high for 30 seconds or until mixture is as smooth as it can be. A high speed blender like a Vitamix, Blendtec or Nutribullet work best.
  4. Pour into a shot glass, grind black pepper on top and enjoy.


  • How to use ground turmeric and ginger. If you can find fresh root, use it because the dried versions will give the shot a grittier taste. If you can't find it, no worries. You'll need to follow these steps when using dried ingredients. 1) Boil the water needed for the recipe; 2) Steep the turmeric and ginger powder in the water for 5 minutes; 3) Strain the mixture to remove large chunks of spices; 4) Cool the remaining liquid; 5) Use this liquid in place of the water in the recipe.
  • You can use the leftover pulp. I often freeze the leftover pulp from the strainer into individual portions in an ice cube tray. You can use these in future smoothies.
  • There's an easier way to peel turmeric and ginger root. 1) Cut off small knobs on the root to achieve a semi-straight piece. 2) Use a spoon to remove the papery skin by scraping it back and forth.
  • Be careful of turmeric stains. Turmeric can leave yellow stains on your skin and kitchen tools. If you decide to peel the turmeric, use a washable cutting board and consider wearing gloves. If you do see a stain, act quickly. This baking soda paste worked well for me in the past.

Keywords: turmeric, healthy beverage, healthy drink, immune booster