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.
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!
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.
- supports immune system
- reduces inflammation
- improves digestion
- lowers blood pressure
- promotes healthy skin
|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|
Wash the produce thoroughly.
Peel the lemon and weigh the ingredients.
Juice the produce together.
Drop a pinch of cayenne pepper into each serving.
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!
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