Juice shots are a great way to get a boost of nutrition, and this recipe is one of our favorites!
A golden shot in so many ways. Gold in color thanks to the curcumin found in turmeric. Curcumin is a pigment in the spice that actually works to reduce inflammation in the body, thus keeping the immune system working efficiently. Oranges add their own gold, in the form of high levels of vitamin C. The black pepper and coconut oil are important players to help you better absorb the turmeric’s magical powers. I make immunity shots like this every other day during flu season. They are a powerful weapon when you need your immune system amped up.
Makes1 (4-oz [120-ml]) shot
cup (62 g) oranges, peeled
cup (60 ml) coconut water
teaspoon coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
- Pinch of black pepper boost
Add all the ingredients to a blender and process until the mixture is smooth. Pour through a fine sieve, reserving the liquid as your shot. Drink at once or multiply the recipe, pour the shots into ice cube trays and freeze, thawing as you need one.
SUBSTITUTIONS: Other citrus can replace the oranges and water can replace the coconut water. The coconut meat or even coconut flour can be used instead of coconut oil. Cayenne pepper can be used instead of black pepper. There are no substitutions for the turmeric.
Protein: 1.2 g | Fiber: 2.6 g | Fat: 2.7 g | Calories: 67 | Sodium: 64 mg | Carbs: 10.7 g | Sugars: 7.3 g
Reprinted with permission from 4-Ingredient Smoothies + Juices: 100 Easy, Nutritious Recipes for Lifelong Health by Dee Dine, Page Street Publishing Co. 2021.
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