Juicy Wednesdays: Ginger Shooters

Time for another Juicy Wednesday! Today I’m sharing a shooter rather than a juice. You’ve probably heard of people taking ginger or wheat grass shots? Well, they’re basically a blast of power. A ginger shot can reduce arthritis pain almost instantly, as well as ease morning sickness in pregnant women. They are strong, but in a good way, and are best taken on an empty stomach. Because the flavor of ginger is so intense, it’s nice to compliment it with other flavors, and fennel and apple are a lovely addition. Below is a recipe for a Ginger Shooter with apple and fennel to soften the blow. Some of the health benefits include:

Ginger:

  • Reduces inflammation
  • Natural anti-histamine
  • Anti-viral
  • Immune system booster
  • Relieves nausea and motion sickness

Fennel

  • Calms the digestive system
  • Reduces intestinal cramps and gas
  • Good for the gut
  • Anti-inflammatory

Apple

  • Vitamins A, B1, B2, C and E
  • Pectin, ellagic, malic acid and more

ginger shot (source)

Natalia’s Ginger Shooters

serves 2

1 large chunk of ginger

1-2 apples

2 fennel bulbs with stalks and stems

Clean everything and juice. If you’re struggling to fill two shot glasses, add more ginger. Feeling fancy? Sprinkle some cinnamon on top, and enjoy!

 

Bottoms up!

 

xo,

Natalia

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