Homemade Immune-Boosting Ginger Shots (sugar-free!)

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Hey friends! I hope you are doing well 💛 Not gonna lie, I feel a bit out of practice with blogging after my
unexpected "autumn hiatus". How do you use a camera again?!

After visiting friends last weekend and being surrounded by a very sick kid and his equally sick mum for an entire day, I looked around in our fridge and decided to try my hand at homemade ginger shots. I made them again a couple of days ago, and wrote down the measurements to share here on my blog in case you could also use some!

This immune-boosting recipe is super easy to make, sugar-free, and uses only 4 ingredients:

Ginger: anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antioxidant, warming, strengthens immune system, provides relief from cold and flu, reduces blood sugar and blood pressure, improves digestion, soothes nausea and morning sickness.

Apple juice: natural sweetener, improves gut health, increases hydration, good source of vitamin C and potassium.

Turmeric: antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-septic, boosts immunity, promotes digestive health, balances all Ayurvedic doshas.

Sage: anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, immune-strengthening, aids in digestion, helps control blood sugar levels, improves oral health, high in vitamin K, antidepressant.

(I'm happy to report that after an entire week has gone by, we're still healthy and fit as a fiddle! yay for homemade ginger shots! 🥳)


Preparation time: 3 mins
Main ingredients: apple juice, ginger, turmeric
difficulty level: easy
serves: 2-4
suitable for
: vegan, lactose-free, gluten-free, oil-free, sugar-free, yeast-free, nut-free


400 ml (or about 1 and 2/3 cups) organic apple juice, naturally cloudy
a walnut-sized chunk of organic fresh ginger (or more for more fire!)
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
a few fresh or dried sage leaves
(optional) a generous squeeze of fresh lemon juice


Roughly chop the ginger, leaving the skin on. Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend for about 1 minute until smooth. If your blender isn't as high-power as mine, you might want to strain everything with a fine colander.

Serve immediately.

The ginger shots can be stored in the refrigerator in air-tight containers for up to 48 hours, but should be consumed as quickly as possible for maximal nutrient retention.

- Use a pea-sized piece of fresh turmeric instead of powdered turmeric.
- Add a pinch of black pepper to enhance the turmeric's bioavailability.
- Add a fresh orange for a more citrusy flavour and more vitamin C.
- Add a spoonful of local raw honey for more sweetness and some additional antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory benefits. To keep it vegan, use vegan dandelion honee instead.