Juice Shot: The Metabolic Bomb

  • by Robin Frey
5.0 from 10 Reviews

 

Want an explosion of energy? Start your day off right with this juice shot made with lemon, ginger, green apple, celery, and a pinch of cayenne.

Yield 12 oz
Calories 25 cal
Yield and calories may vary depending on produce used and method of extraction.
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Time

Prep Time
03:00
Juice Time
03:00
Total Time
06:00

Also known as detox shots, wellness shots, booster shots,  immunity shots, or bombs, these small portions of nutrient dense juice pack a huge punch of vitamins and antioxidants in a small 4 oz shot with only 25 calories!

four juice shots with ingredients on a wood cutting board

Why Lemon and Ginger?

These mini wellness concoctions typically consist of lemon and ginger, with or without a few added ingredients. Lemon and ginger are known for their high concentration of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. This powerhouse team assists in promoting numerous health benefits including:

  • Boosting the body’s immune system
  • Relief of symptoms from arthritis and other inflammatory illnesses
  • Balancing the body’s PH
  • Neutralizing free radicals that turn healthy cells into sick or cancerous cells
  • Support of digestive health, settles upset stomach
  • Detoxification, cleansing the liver and colon of built up waste and toxins
  • Regulating blood pressure
  • Clearing skin and reducing premature aging
  • Improving eye care & brain function

Why We Love This Recipe

The celery helps to balance the ginger and lemon while supporting weight loss and boosting the metabolism. At only 25 calories per 4 oz shot, you can easily add this into your daily routine even if you are watching your calorie count. Adding the cayenne not only gives this shot an extra flavor kick, it also gives your metabolism a kick too!

this is a menu-must if selling juice

Some of you may already have them on your menu, but for those of you who do not, listen up! Because—number one—they make a great add-on product to any juice purchase, as they are small and relatively inexpensive compared to a bottle of juice, and—number two—they are fun and really good for you. Your customers will love them!  Usually sold for $3 – $7 depending on size and ingredients (conventional /organic), they can be kept near the register for easy grab-and-go, much like grocery stores do with candy and water.

Equipment note: We used the M-1 commercial juice press to make this juice recipe, but you can use pretty much any type of juicer. Just keep in mind that the quality will always be higher when using a juice press.

Learn more about the industry-leading commercial juicers we use to make our recipes.

Health Benefits

  • supports immune system
  • reduces inflammation
  • improves digestion
  • detoxifying
  • lowers blood pressure
  • promotes healthy skin
The Metabolic Bomb Juice Shot Recipe
The Metabolic Bomb Juice Shot Recipe

Ingredients

lemon (peeled) 4.26 oz 121 g 1 large lemon
ginger 4.26 oz 121 g 1 cup chopped ginger
green apple 6.5 oz 184 g 2 medium apples
celery 4.86 oz 138 g 3 medium stalks
cayenne (ground) 0.02 oz 0.6 g 1 pinch per serving

Directions

  1. Wash the produce thoroughly.

  2. Peel the lemon and weigh the ingredients.

  3. Juice the produce together.

  4. Drop a pinch of cayenne pepper into each serving.

Pro Tips

  • Even amounts of ginger and lemon make a great base for any juice shot. From there, you can customize it however you want! We like to choose fruit and veggies that are in season because they are fresher, taste better and are usually less expensive than when they are out of season.

  • Peeling the lemon is a matter of preference. I like to “skip peel” them, which is basically just roughly cutting off the peel, leaving some behind. This speeds up prep, and the little bit of peel adds a zest!

Want more juice shot recipes?

Try our other chef-made juice wellness shots.

 

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18 Comments

  1. How long can I keep it in my fridge?

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    1. Hi Jackie,

      It really depends on how the juice is made. If you are using a typical home juicer that utilizes centrifugal force (which creates heat), you will want to drink immediately or at least within the first few hours as the juice oxidizes and the nutrients break down quickly. If you are using a masticating, slow juicer or twin gear juicer, I would recommend to keep in the fridge for a maximum of 3 days because you will find the flavor and nutrients to diminish. If you are using a press, this recipe will keep in the fridge for up to 7 days. You can read more on the different types of juicers here: https://www.goodnature.com/blog/types-of-juicers/

      Happy Juicing 🙂

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  2. 5 stars
    This is my favorite juice shot, I love the pepper in it!

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  3. 5 stars
    Best juice shot I’ve ever tried!

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  4. 5 stars
    Hello!
    I’m a little confused about a couple of things: if this makes twelve ounces, how can it possibly be only 12 calories? And the shots are supposed to be 2-4 oz, per your article, so i don’t see that, unless this recipe makes 3 servings..? What am i missing? I’m very interested in this power shots recipe and your webpage is very well-made. I think some vital points are missing. Thank you so much for your explanation. Christine B.

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    1. Hi Christine!

      Good catch! I think we had a typo there, I will fix it 🙂 There is 75 calories in the 12 oz, so if you are doing 4 oz shots, it would be 25 calories per serving.

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  5. 5 stars
    Very informative. And straightforward.

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    1. Thanks Peter!

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  6. 5 stars
    Sounds good, really a whole cup of ginger?

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    1. Yes, ginger shots are very potent 🙂

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  7. 5 stars
    Hi, I really like the recipe but I was wondering if it’s to much ginger. I read that you should only consume 3 grams of ginger extract but this recipe produces roughly 20 grams every (4 oz) is that ok? I drink it daily

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    1. Hi Delany,

      In this recipe, ginger is only a portion of the 4 oz serving, so you are actually only getting less than 1 oz of actual ginger juice. That being said, everyone is different, you need to listen to your body on what works for you. I personally consume roughly 3 oz of ginger juice every morning to battle the inflammation from my arthritis and keep me pain-free. If you are drinking too much ginger, your body will tell you. The side effects you can experience from drinking too much ginger are: Heartburn, gas, stomachache, and burning feeling in the mouth. If you have any concerns or are on medication, you should consult your doctor. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or to be considered a substitute for professional medical advice.

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  8. 5 stars
    I don’t have a juicer. Can I use a vitamix blender? If so, how long will it last in the refrigerator? Thanks!

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    1. Hi Lauren,

      You can try to use a blender and then filter it through a sieve, nut milk bag or cheesecloth, although I wouldn’t recommend it…using a blender creates a lot heat and oxygen that gets into the juice, depleting the nutrients. To get the maximum benefits from juicing, I recommend buying a juicer (you can find some pretty inexpensive ones at your local box store). If you do make with a blender, I would drink it right away, as the longer it sits the less beneficial it will be.

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  9. 5 stars
    Hi, how long do the shots last in the fridge?

    Thanks
    Inge

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    1. Hi Inge,

      These shots will stay fresh for about 7 days in the fridge, depending on a few factors. You can read more about it here: https://www.goodnature.com/blog/understanding-shelf-life-of-cold-pressed-juice/

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  10. 5 stars
    I absolutely love this SuperGreen recipe.. Thanks!

    I have been using natural remedies & herbs to heal for years and this recipe was tasty & perfect!

    I usually drink celery powder on an empty stomach but was looking for a new drink to give me a boost, that would help reduce blood pressure, fight inflammation and provide the many benefits contained in the drink. I absolutely loved it and already had all of the ingredients needed

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