Winter is coming. Well first there’s going to be autumn and then winter, but you get the point. This time of year you start to see runny noses and coughing is an everyday habit. So what would you say if I told you that a simple shot every day can prepare you for this and make you less prone to catch a cold? Unbelievable, right? But it is not! I will tell you all about this spicy ginger shot.
Chinese and Indian cultures have been using ginger for up to 4.700 years, and for good reasons!
One of the compounds in ginger is gingerol and this is the main reason for all the health benefits of ginger.
Not only does ginger help with digestion, it also eases bloating and constipation. Ginger also helps your body to absorb nutrients more efficiently from other foods which is why there is a good thing to take your ginger shot just before you have a meal.
What about preventing the common cold you ask? In today’s busy life, the stress and hard work will eventually take its toll on people and their immune system. You can help combat this by adding ginger to your diet and what better way than to do it with this spicy ginger shot? Ginger is full of antioxidants that will help fight free radicals and other toxins in your body.
Ginger also cleans out your lymphatic system, which is basically your bodies sewage system. By keeping this clean you prevent further toxin build up in your body.
As if this was not enough, ginger also acts as a bacteria killer which helps your body remove harmful bacteria from its system.
So, with all this knowledge about how good ginger is for you, let’s make spicy ginger shots!
How to make a spicy ginger shot
You will need quite some ginger for this, but it is well worth it. Besides the ginger, we are going to add some chilli, turmeric, lemon juice and a dash of cayenne. The procedure for making the spicy ginger shot is pretty straightforward.
Grate the ginger on the roughest part of your grater. Don’t peel the ginger, just wash it before you grate it. Put all of the ginger in a saucepan together with the water, chilli, turmeric and cayenne. Put the saucepan on the stove on low heat and heat everything up slowly. Remove the saucepan just before it starts to boil. Add the lemon juice and let it cool off for about 20 minutes, giving the mixture a stir every once in a while.
When the water has cooled, filter the water through a strainer and pour into a resealable container. The drink holds up for about a month in the refrigerator.
Boost your immune system by having one spicy ginger shot every day. The recipe is easy and the drink holds up for about a month in the refrigerator.
- 1 L water
- 300 g ginger fresh
- 1 red chilli
- 1 lemon the juice
- 1 1/2 tsp turmeric
- 1 dash cayenne
Grate the ginger on the roughest part of your grater. Keep the peel on, but wash it before you start.
Cut the chilli in half.
Put the water, ginger, chilli, turmeric and cayenne in a saucepan and start cooking it on low heat.
Just before it starts to boil, remove the saucepan and give it a stir. Add the lemon juice and let it cool off.
Give it a stir every once in a while.
When the water has cooled off, pour it through a strainer into a resealable container.