CB’s Ginger Shot
Health and Wellness on the cheap
A game changer
I’ve wanted to share this recipe with you since I first saw it on Instagram. A chef in Costa Rica that I follow and speaks no english, @donmojito, made this awhile back for health and wellness. A lover of ginger and its health benefits, I had to try. Throwing in the CB twist, of course, which is nothing special but adding vanilla. I’m well passed a 2oz shot per day for the last 30 days and I feel so good I want you, my reader, to try. The improvements have been remarkable.
I’ve been absent from blogging for a few weeks. I missed you. Things have been really challenging, a lot of sickness and death. It can get overwhelming. “The idle mind is the devils’s playground” is a saying I remember from childhood, so, I try to keep busy. As a result, certain things have fallen short. This blog being one of them. Apologies. February is Black History Month, which I wrote about last year. The necessity of Black History month. I’m excited to share some discoveries I’ve made lately, so, hopefully I’m back on the horse.
Simple, easy, economical
When I last wrote about ginger on the food blog, The Ginger Caramels, health and wellness weren’t the emphasis. I’ve long suffered from stomach issues and ginger has always been a leading natural nausea and pain reliever. It boosts the immune system, lowers blood pressure and cleans out the lymphatic system. why you should be taking a ginger shot a day. I was able to make 8, 2oz shots for under $2.00US. Can’t beat that with a stick.
CB's Ginger shot
- a good blender or food processor
- 1 fine meshed strainer or clean tea towel
- 1 large bowl
- 1 whisk
- 1 spoon for scraping
- 2 cups washed and peeled ginger root, cut into 1-inch chunks
- 1 1/2 cups coconut water or spring water
- 1 Tbsp honey, agave or maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp turmeric
- 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
- Wash and peel ginger root with the back of a spoon. Once peeled, cut into 1-inch chunks. Place 2 cups of ginger chunks into blender or food processor.
- Add 1 1/2 cups coconut water or water. Place lid on tightly and blend to puree, about 1 minute on high
- Using a fine meshed strainer or tea towel (recommended), strain out the ginger pulp leaving just juice in a large bowl
- Add turmeric, lemon juice, cayenne, vanilla and honey (or sweetener of choice). Stir with a whisk or wooden spoon to combine. Place in a jar or sealed container and refrigerate until ready to consume. Makes 8, 2oz shots
- Take first thing in the morning. The shot is very fiery and hot to the taste but provides instant energy that will replace your morning coffee. And healthier.Enjoy!
Brian Ann Zoccola Letofsky (7/2/47- 1/28/22)
Her loss is profound for me as it felt like losing my Mom, again. I only knew her 10 years, but she was everything that is good in humans. Supportive, hilarious and kind, she is in the comment section of 90% of this website. Like both of my parents, my wish was for her to be relieved of the prison that her body had become. I will always remember the times spent with her, first at work, then later at various events laughing until tears came to both our eyes. Her smile will stay with me all my days. Thank you so much, Brian Ann, for sharing your wonderful life with me. Be free.
Dearest Chris, I am so sorry for your loss. I salute you and Brian Ann with a shot of ginger. (I had the ingredients so I made some last night.)
Salud & To your health & heart!
Cheers Miche and thanks. Same to you ❤️
CB, Glad you’re back in action with a brand new (and very cool) blog. Mom used to give me ginger ale when my stomach was wonky. It helped. And I always enjoy it as a post sushi palate cleanser. I’ve been looking for the perfect non-toxic “wake up call” for ages. Now, I can’t wait to try this. It’s just what I need. As for being an acquired taste, most of the seemingly random recipes I’ve come to love are exactly that. Asparagus, anyone? I think we’ve all experienced a stretch of sadness, especially the passing of our dear friend, Brian Ann. She made it her mission to bring smiles to all our faces. I think she’d enjoy us carrying on her legacy—one smile at a time.
Agreed David! Hope you enjoy the shots! It’s made a huge difference for me!