Lemon Ginger Cayenne shots are a fiery way to energize yourself and improve immunity. This recipe uses a blender (no juicer required), only has 3 all-natural ingredients and no sugar added!
These immunity shots are perfect for any circumstance. Whether you’re starting to feel sick or like the ingredients, you'll love the benefits! And they’re only 23 calories each!
Juice shots are that super popular juice bar item that is extremely overpriced. From Ginger Turmeric Shots to lemon ginger cayenne shots, they’re popular for immune-boosting and antioxidant properties, and that burst of energy. Call it a lemon ginger cayenne elixir .. not saying it’ll solve all of your problems but it does taste fantastic!
When I was working in New York City, I used to buy a $10+ bottle of ginger cayenne juice every single day. As you can imagine, it was great on my immune system and not so great on my wallet! In the cold, gloomy winters the juice felt like my only solve when I began to feel sick.
I recreated these Lemon Ginger Cayenne Shots because to be honest, I missed them! I love the instant feeling like my sinuses clear and my energy springs back to child-levels. I just love immunity drinks!
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Why This Recipe Works
This recipe is:
- No Juicer Required: make it all in the blender!
- Healthy: I love all the added nutrients each ingredient provides.
- Refreshing: it's spicy and easy to incorporate in your daily life!
- 3 Ingredients: these are way cheaper than those $3-5 shots you can buy from the grocery!
Ingredients & Benefits
Lemon - A great source of vitamin C, lemons can help boost the immune system.
Cayenne - It doesn’t only add a delicious spice to food, ground cayenne pepper contains antioxidants like vitamin A, C and E.
TIP! For added sweetness to this lemon ginger cayenne shot recipe, you can add coconut water, honey, maple syrup or even orange juice. The honey will keep the recipe as a wellness shot, and the coconut water makes it more of a drink.
Information regarding health benefits of these fruits and vegetables was obtained from Healthline. You should always check with your health care professional for general nutrition advice.
How to Make a Lemon Ginger Cayenne Shot
Making a lemon ginger shot is easy. I wish I had known all these years when purchasing them!
Peel ginger using a spoon or vegetable peeler , and juice the lemons using a citrus juicer.
Blend the lemon juice, peeled ginger and cayenne in the blender for about 30 seconds, or until smooth.
Strain the wellness shot's pulp from the juice using a strainer .
How to Drink It
Because the immunity and energy shot is quite strong, the best way to drink it is like a shot! Tilt it back and swallow the whole thing. I like to measure it into actual shot glasses (pictured are double shot glasses).
If you want to drink it from a drinking glass, measure out about 1.25 - 1.5 OZ, the typical shot amount.
FUN FACT: did you know the only state with a determined shot size is Utah?
How Do I Make a Juice Recipe Without a Juicer?
No juicer is necessary in this recipe. Combine the lemon juice, ginger and cayenne in a blender. It's even better if you have a smaller blender attachment/Nutribullet.
Blend all the ingredients together and then strain into an airtight container. Because the pulp can get thick, I use a spoon to squeeze out as much juice as possible.
If you want to use your juicer, that's no problem! Simply juice the lemons and ginger and then add the cayenne to the juice. Stir and store or drink right away! For more Juicer tips, check out my Ultimate Guide to Juicing!
Blender Preferred: Use a small blender attachment (if you have) to make the clean up easier.
Strain Well: Strain the juice into an airtight container. I strained over a measuring cup, pressing out the ginger pulp to make sure every droplet of juice was out. I then poured the juice into an airtight container.
Be Careful on Spice: Use the cayenne sparingly as the ginger adds spice too! If you need to sweeten this drink up, or dilute the juice for less strength, I suggest coconut water, regular filtered water, honey or maple syrup. You can also add orange juice as a sweeter juice to balance out the acidity of the lemons.
How to Store Lemon Ginger Cayenne Shots
These Lemon Ginger Cayenne Shots are so good, you’re going to want to make a large batch! This recipe makes about 1-week of immunity shots. Store the juice in an airtight container in the fridge and pour into shot glasses when ready to take it. Another option is to freeze the shots in pre-measured amounts of 1-2 OZ into ice cube trays.
Everyone has their own definition of "good for you," but these wellness shots have all-natural ingredients each with their own benefits to your body.
While I did not create this wellness shot recipe for the intention of weight loss, some may find that the introduction of more ginger into their diet helps with digestion and therefore may improve weight loss as well.
Some may suggest that the morning is the best time to take a lemon ginger shot, as it gives you a boost of energy and kick from the spices. However, the best time to take a wellness shot is the time that works for you!
You can absolutely drink a lemon ginger shot everyday if you want to. Some may find that an added wellness shot of ginger may help their nausea and digestion, as well as add an increased energy.
Other Juices & Smoothies You May Also Like
If you like wellness shots, I definitely suggest trying my Ginger Turmeric Shots, or checking out my 20+ Best Juicing Recipes (there's blender AND juicer options!) for many different options and fun recipes!
Blender Lemon Ginger Cayenne Immunity Shot
- ⅔ cup Lemon Juice about 3 lemons
- 4 Inch Piece of Ginger peeled
- ¼ teaspoon Cayenne Pepper ground
- Add all ingredients to the blender.
- Blend for 30-seconds, until ginger is finely chopped.
- Strain (into a measuring cup) and press on the leftover pulp with a spoon to squeeze all of the juice out.
- Pour into an airtight container and measure out 1.5 OZ whenever ready for a shot of immunity and energy!