Immune Boosting Ginger Shot

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IMG_1414.JPG I posted a picture on instagram last week of a ginger shot and lots of you asked me for a recipe so I wanted to share one with you. At this time of year, it can be easy to run ourselves down and the cold, wet weather here in the UK means that we often find ourselves fighting off colds, flus or just feeling a little under the weather.

Ginger is such a great natural addition to your diet to help your immune system get through tough times! Whether you make one every day as part of your routine, or just make one up when you need a boost, it's a great little 'recipe' to have up your sleeve.

I've realised from prescribing them to friends and family over time that we all have a very different taste when it comes to ginger shots. I quite like going for 100% ginger - its hot, spicy and really feels like its going to kick any nasties out of my body and far, far away! But for lots of people, its a little too extreme and so adding lemon, apple or a sweetener such as honey is a good way to go. For that reason, this isn't really a recipe as such as it may take a little trial and error to find the right taste for you.

Ingredients

1 thumb of ginger (about 50g is about right)

Optional

1/2  a lemon

1/2 an apple

1/2-1 teaspoon of honey/maple syrup

Use a teaspoon to peel the ginger. Leaving the skin on is fine but it gives a much earthier taste which I don't love!

Juice the ginger, either solo or with apple and/or lemon.

If you are using a sweetener, add it in and stir well before drinking as a shot.

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