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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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- aids weight loss
- supports immune system
- reduces inflammation
- improves digestion
- lowers blood sugar
|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|
Peel the lemons.
Juice the lemon, ginger, and apple together.
Whisk the ground cayenne pepper and maple syrup into the juice.
Portion into 2 ounce servings.
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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