My morning Kick-Butt!

Wanna start your morning off with a bang and feel great? Are your joints hurting or your arthritis acting up? Try this Anti-Inflammatory Ginger + Turmeric Shot

Thank you, IBS Academy

Makes about (4) 3oz shots

For Low Carb / Keto followers, the honey can be substituted with 1 tsp. of liquid Monkfruit.


  • This makes about 12-14 oz and the morning shot is 3 oz.
  • Put the rest in a glass jar with an air-tight lid and refrigerate.
  • This enables you to have a second shot later in the afternoon for a pick me up.
  • There will be 2 shots left over for the following day. Best if consumed asap, so cut the recipe in half if needed.

Anti-Inflammatory Ginger + Turmeric Shot

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By leslie Serves: Makes about 4 / 3oz shots

Ginger and Tumeric are staples when reducing inflammation and supporting the immune system. This is so easy and it beats paying the $5 to $8 the health food stores are charging!


  • 2 cups coconut water (use any water...just make the darn thing, right?)
  • 2 inch knob fresh turmeric (1 oz weighed) OR 1/2 - 1 teaspoon dried turmeric
  • 1 inch fresh ginger root (about 1/2 oz weighed)
  • 1-2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • pinch of cayenne
  • pinch of sea salt
  • pinch of black pepper (optional)



Place coconut water, turmeric and ginger root in a blender and give it a whir.


When the turmeric/ginger is finely shredded, strain the liquid through a fine mesh sieve into a jar.


Add lemon juice, sea salt, pepper, cayenne and honey to taste. Serve, preferably with a food containing healthy fats and black pepper for enhanced absorption.

HOW TO OPTIMIZE TURMERIC ABSORPTION (from the author of original recipe)

  • The active compound in turmeric – curcumin – is fat soluble, so drink this in the morning with fried eggs or something similar, as it is best absorbed when taken with fat
  • Also, adding “black pepper to turmeric or turmeric-spiced food enhances curcumin’s bioavailability by 1,000 times. This is due to black pepper’s hot property called a pipeline.

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