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It's easy to feel run down during winter when the days are cold and the nights are long. Your go-to drink to stay warm in the winter may be a hot cup of tea or a nice cup of joe. But you can stay energized and keep cozy from the inside out with great tasting, easy to assemble wellness shots, made from turmeric and ginger spices pulled straight from your pantry!
Forget about that cup of coffee. There’s nothing quite like invigoratingly spicy ginger shots for jumpstarting the day. Just the thing for waking up your body and enlivening the taste buds (not to mention clearing out those sinuses!). And while shots are often made using the fresh, pressed root, you can substitute high quality, organic ground ginger.
Turmeric milk is all the rage...but that's only one way to consume the golden-hued spice. Make a delicious turmeric shot to help put some pep in your step.
You can also turn this turmeric shot into a mocktail to make it an all-day switch hitter. Consider spiking a glass with a bit of white rum or bourbon, for a uniquely vitamin-rich nightcap!
It doesn't get more energizing than drinks made with a combo of jazzy ginger and earthy turmeric. Well, unless you combine them with ruby red beets and hibiscus tea, for a rosy elixir that also boasts sweetness from fruit juice, tanginess from cider vinegar, and a toasty spiciness from ground cardamom.
Cayenne is another great addition to a wellness shot. Start the day on an invigorating note with this cayenne infused, lively, homemade juice booster. And it’s so easy to incorporate, in ways that won't make you feel like you're ingesting a straight mouthful of chili. Take this Spiced Cucumber and Apple Morning Boost, which features an emerald green blend of clementine, cucumber, and tart Granny Smith apple, swirled with a lively zing of cayenne!
Vitamin C is often used as a natural defense towards fighting colds, and is found in abundance in citrus fruits, like lemon.
You can even add 1 tablespoon of turmeric to the steeping mixture for Lemon Ginger Turmeric Shots, ⅛ teaspoon of cayenne for a Lemon Ginger Cayenne Shot, or ¼ teaspoon organic garlic powder for Garlic Shots.
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