Juice Shot: Toxin Ninja

Toxin Ninja (Ginger Lemon Cayenne Wellness Shot)

  • by Robin Frey
5.0 from 6 Reviews

 

This ultra-healthy detox shot supports immunity, aids weight loss, and boosts metabolism. Cayenne and ginger give it the kick, while the maple syrup and apple make it a smooth shot.

Yield 12 oz
Calories 21 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

Fire up your juicer* and prepare for a detox lemon ginger cayenne shot that your body will love!

*Don’t have a juicer? Check the Pro Tips for an alternative method using a blender.

ginger lemon cayenne wellness shot recipe (toxin ninja)

Ginger shots have been getting more popular in the last few years. And with so many health benefits, it’s no wonder why.

This particular wellness shot is primarily made up of fresh ginger, fresh lemon, and apple. Less than a teaspoon cayenne pepper gives it an extra kick (for those who like a challenge) and maple syrup is our chef’s sweetener of choice.

Click here to jump straight to the recipe or read on to learn how this wellness shot can benefit your health.

toxin ninja shots with lemon cayenne ginger apple and maple syrup

Why We Love This Lemon Ginger Cayenne Wellness Shot

The apple helps to balance the ginger and lemon while supporting weight loss and boosting the metabolism. At only 21 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!

Here are some of this DIY elixir’s powerful health benefits:

  • High in Vitamin C and Potassium. Both lemon and apple juice have a ton of Vitamin C. Apple and maple syrup are rich in Potassium.
  • Supports immune system. Every ingredient (besides maple syrup) can aid one’s immune system and help fight off colds.
  • Great dietary aid. Many of the ingredients either help suppress hunger or aid weight loss.
  • Anti-inflammatory. Almost every ingredient in this wellness shot has anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Antioxidants. Apple and lemon are both rich in antioxidants.
  • Increases energy. Apple and maple syrup are known to help improve energy levels.
toxin ninja ingredients: ginger, lemon, cayenne, maple syrup, and apple

Ending with the obvious “health benefits”: this wellness shot is gluten-free, dairy-free, and fairly low in carbohydrates (assuming one 2 ounce serving size).

Related recipe: Want to try our most popular wellness shot next? Check out Juice Shot: The Metabolic Bomb.

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

  • aids weight loss
  • antioxidant
  • supports immune system
  • reduces inflammation
  • improves digestion
  • lowers blood sugar

Ingredients

lemon (peeled) 6 oz 170 g 2 medium lemons
ginger 6 oz 170 g 1 1/2 cups chopped
apple (red) 4 1/2 oz 113 g 2/3 medium apple
cayenne pepper (ground) 1/4 tsp small pinch
maple syrup 3/4 oz 85 g 1 1/2 tbsp

Directions

  1. Peel the lemons.

  2. Juice the lemon, ginger, and apple together.

  3. Whisk the ground cayenne pepper and maple syrup into the juice.

  4. Portion into 2 ounce servings.

Pro Tips

  • Don’t have a juicer? Combine the ingredients in the blender and pour the blended mixture through a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth. Push the pulp against the mesh strainer with the back of a spoon to squeeze as much liquid as possible.

  • Prefer a milder ginger flavor? Peel the ginger before juicing/blending.

  • If you like (or don’t mind) the taste of turmeric, add that in as well! It has many health benefits, but can sometimes be a bit hard to take due to the overwhelmingly earthy and bitter flavor, so I would recommend to add sparingly until you grow used to the taste.

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13 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Apple, lemon, ginger juice is my favorite

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  2. 5 stars
    Nerd receipes that nuerlogical condition,heart, thyroid

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    1. Hi Josephine,

      I recommend juice recipes with green, leafy vegetables. Leafy greens such as kale, spinach, collards, and broccoli are are well-known for their wealth of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. They are rich in brain-healthy nutrients like vitamin K, lutein, folate, and beta carotene. Vitamin K also helps protect your arteries and promote proper blood clotting. From my experience and training, a diet that is largely made up of whole foods and plants is the best way to maintain a healthy body (including the mind, thyroid and heart) as well as rid the body of chronic illnesses. You can find our green juice recipes here: https://www.goodnature.com/recipes/?recipe_tags=green-juice

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  3. Is honey as a substitute for maple syrup something that would be acceptable?

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    1. Hi Leandro,

      Yes honey would be a great substitute! Happy juicing 🙂

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  4. 5 stars
    Can i make up a jug to,
    Put in the fridge?

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    1. Absolutely yes!

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  5. 5 stars
    If u want to lose weight fast well this help ? And does it work ?

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    1. Hi Nuvia,

      Consuming more vegetables and fruits can help you lose weight. If you are looking to get a jump start on your weight loss plan, I would suggest a detox/cleanse first. You can learn how to do one in my free ebook, get it here: https://www.goodnature.com/how-to-do-a-juice-cleanse-ebook/ Happy juicing 🙂

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  6. 5 stars
    Very excited to try this morning detox shot!

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    1. Awesome, let us know how you like it Kristin 🙂

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  7. 5 stars
    will dates be a good substitute for maple syrup? and what quantity? thanks.

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    1. Hi Dee,

      Date syrup would be a good substitute for maple syrup (use the same amount), or you can use honey or agave nectar. I would not use whole dates because they cannot be juiced using a juicer. Typically whole, pitted dates are used in smoothies (using a blender) as a sweetener.

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