Wednesday, 3 October 2012

The Ginger Shot

Today I got some 
devastating news... I have developed Tendonitis in my right wrist....And, guess what? I'm right handed! It's quite unfortunate and it's unbelievably painful and I'm under strict instructions to rest it. Luckily the lovely Molly has agreed to be my scribe for the evening and so the juice challenge continues!  At this time of year it seems that everybody has a cold or 'flu' or is just feeling under the weather. Given that I am somewhat indisposed this evening I have decided to keep my juice really simple. In last nights post I highlighted the many benefits, vitamins and minerals in ginger. With this in mind I present to you the ginger shot! The ginger shot is a natural anti-inflammatory and has a real kick to it, hence you only need a 'shot'.

The Ginger Shot

Serves 2


1 apple
2 inches of ginger root

Juice the apple followed by the ginger... that's it

Word of warning, a ginger shot is very intense and has a very strong flavour. To be honest this is not the type of juice that you will want to sip on (hence the title!), in fact you may want to have a glass of water at the ready. When your not feeling the best ginger certainly feels warm and comforting. This shot tastes hot and spicy and has a somewhat medicinal feel to it. Ginger is of course a natural antihistamine, anti septic, anti viral and anti inflammatory... I don't know many medicines that can say that on the box! When I feel a tingle or sniffle coming on I take one of these as soon possible to try and to catch it before it develops any further.  

The Benefits

You really can't argue with all the good packed into one little shot. Have a look at all the vitamins, minerals and benefits just one shot contains:

B6, B5
A, B1, B2, B6, C, Folate, E
Copper, Potassium, Sodium, iron, Calcium, Zinc, Phosphorus, Magnesium
Folate, Calcium, Potassium, Iron, Phosphorus
Other Benefits
Natural anti-histamine, anti-inflammatory, anti-septic, anti-viral. Can relieve nausea, stimulates circulation, aids respiratory system & helps break down congestion in the lungs and clear sinuses.
Good for cardiovascular health, regulates blood sugar, anti cancer, and can alleviate symptoms of asthma

The Health Diaries Website
Jason Vale's 'Juice Master' Website


  1. Sorry to hear about your hand
    I hope you will feel better real soon

    1. Aw thanks a million, one handed baking, buying & blogging is more challenging than it looks! Good luck with the Juices....Enjoy!x

  2. How often can you drink a ginger shot? Can you drink one every day or do you need to only drink occassionally?

    1. Jason Vale says he drinks it nearly every day but other professionals have said 2 or 3 times a week. I have to say it does give a good kick to your morning though and it's a good way to kick start your day! Maybe every few days unless you have something like a cold, hayfever, hangover, etc etc then 1 per day.

  3. Ginger does help- get well soon.


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