A healthy immune system is necessary throughout the year, but it matters most when something is going around. Be it rising COVID-19 cases in your area or a common cold around your child’s class, viruses and bacteria come at you from all angles. Keep your body’s defense strong by feeding it ingredients that optimize immune function.
A great way to keep the immune system in tip top shape is by consuming foods that contain vitamin C and anti-inflammatory properties. All of the ingredients in these pineapple ginger wellness shots help to enhance immune function. Lemons and pineapples both exhibit lots of vitamin C, and they also aid digestive function. Bromelain, a digestive enzyme in pineapple, works to break down protein and may help relieve inflammation in joints. Pineapple and lemon also contain powerful antioxidants that help combat free radicals and oxidative stress in the body. Additionally, drinking the juice of these refreshing fruits may help relieve sore throats when you’re sick.
While pineapple and lemon are two standout ingredients, you can’t have ginger shots without the ginger. This healing ingredient has a history of use in herbal remedies for thousands of years. Ginger works to relieve nausea, inflammation, and soothes a sore throat. Turmeric may be the king anti-inflammatory ingredient within this recipe. It helps to support healthy bones, joints, mobility, and even promotes a healthy heart! We could go on and on about these ingredients, but let’s make the recipe instead!
- Prep Time:10m
- Total Time:10m
- 1 c pineapple, cubed
- 1 c filtered water
- 2 tbsp. ginger root, peeled and diced
- 1/2 lemon, juiced
- 2 tsp. turmeric root, peeled and diced
- dash of black pepper
- Add all of the ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend for about 30 seconds to one minute.
- Pour the blended mixture through a strainer and into a wide-mouthed container. Make sure to press the pulp to extract as much juice as you can.
- Store in the fridge and enjoy within 3 days. Ideally, drink a two- or four-ounce shot at once.
- You can sweeten with a little raw agave nectar if the flavor is too intense for you.