Do you think that a cup of sunshine sounds like a great option to you, then I would suggest you read on…
Today I am talking about … HOT SHOTS!!!
This is undoubtedly one of my favourite ways to start a day. Not only is this homemade shot stacked full of health benefits, but this concoction always makes me feel fresh, revitalised, awake and ready to take on the day. And of course I wanted to share it with you.
So what is so great about these ingredients that make up this shot anyway??
The main star is Tumeric – which has become recently a really popular buzz word in the health community, due to this little guy having a long list of health benefits. Benefits of Tumeric list as a powerful antioxidant, immune booster, anti-ager, antiseptic, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory. It can also assist in lowering your risks of heart disease and cancer. Newly added to the list for Tumeric in helping your mind and body fight off depression. Turmeric really packs a powerful punch for something that is so small and that only cost a few cents.
Side note – A little important fact to also know about the use of turmeric, in either a fresh form or in cooking, it should always be paired with Black Pepper, this increased its bioavailability to us and allows us to absorb all its magical benefits.
Ginger is the next star, and an old favourite for most of us and we should all know about ginger by now. Ginger is beneficial in supporting our digestive system and in pumping up our immunity. It boosts anti-nausea, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds, it reduces pain, and can aid in weight loss. Plus it gives everything this delicious warming spiced flavour.
The last ingredient I want to mention is some detail is Lemon. Everyone and their Grandma knows about the health benefits of Lemon, it has been used for a wide range of things from flavouring food and drinks to easing the pain in a sore throat. Lemon is jam packed with vitamins and minerals, alkalising for the body, contains antioxidants, is anti-bacterial and can improve the appearance of your skin hair and teeth, and can help to fight cancer radials forming in the body. And the list could go on….
Ok, ok enough talking – let get to the recipe!
What you will Need:
– 1-2 Inch piece of Organic Tumeric
– 1-2 Inch piece of Organic Ginger
– Juice from 1 large Organic Lemon
– Splash of water
How to do it:
- Take all the ingredients – minus the Black pepper and add them to a blender
- Wizz it up for 30-45 seconds (depending on your blender strength), until a smooth golden liquid
- Pour into a small glass, Sprinkle with Black Pepper and enjoy
Please note this will make one drink so enjoy and share this healthy idea with a friend! Have fun and let us know how you get on.