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5-Minute Lemon Ginger Turmeric Shots (Wellness Drink)

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  • Author: Elaine Gordon
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 shots 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Let's show our immune systems some love! This immune boosting wellness drink is made with fresh lemon, ginger, turmeric and orange for a sip that helps protect you from anything icky going around. Ready in just 5 minutes! 


  • 4 inches turmeric root, peeled
  • 2 inches ginger root, peeled
  • 1 large navel or Valencia orange, peeled and seeds removed
  • 1 small lemon, peeled and seeds removed (for kids replace with another orange)
  • 1/2 teaspoon unrefined coconut oil (to aid in turmeric's absorption)
  • 1/16 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper (to aid in turmeric's absorption)
  • Optional: splash of coconut water, orange juice or filtered water as needed to achieve desired consistency and flavor


  1. Blend all ingredients. Add turmeric root, ginger root, peeled orange, peeled lemon, black pepper, coconut oil and ice to a high-speed blender and blend on the highest speed for 60 seconds until completely smooth. 
  2. Serve immediately. Pour into shot glasses to enjoy as wellness shots, or enjoy as a drink. Store in your refrigerator in an airtight container for up to two days.


You can add a pinch of cayenne pepper for added benefits.

When I make this for my kids I leave the lemon out and replace with another orange. I also reduce the ginger root to 1-inch.

You can choose to leave the turmeric and ginger peel on and strain the drink through a fine mesh strainer after. In general you may want to strain the drink anyways after blending but I typically do not. I do not mind the slightly fibrous consistency. If you add enough liquid/ice and blend for long enough it really goes down easy!

If your drink is warm from the blending process, just toss in a couple extra ice cubes and blend again to chill. Then enjoy immediately.

  • Prep Time: 5
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Blender