Turmeric Ginger Shot Recipe

Turmeric Shot VS Gin and Tonic?

Summer is here and you have a few choices.  We know which one is particularly luring on a Friday night but Nicky is here to give you the pros and cons and keep you on the straight and narrow.

Being healthy just got interesting…

Gin and Tonic

For: a soothing, refreshing, on trend relaxant. A double might be slightly intoxicating. Add a slice of cucumber for one of your five a day, and a huge splash of refreshing tonic water.

Against: Could be addictive and you can’t drive after consumption.

Turmeric shot:

For: An energising, healthy, tasty, pick me up. You can drive anywhere. You can feel it doing you good. Turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties. and can enhance digestion, increase metabolism, improve skin, relieve stress, and maintain balanced blood sugar levels

Against: Careless with turmeric and it will stain your white worktop. Self righteousness could bore your friends. Maybe not, try a ‘shot party and vegan bar-b-q’…

‘Pret a Manger and my local gym are selling the Turmeric shot for around £2 a pop, so I had a go at making my own for less than 30p per shot’

Only buy organic ground turmeric, it has a deep orange glow and fresh aroma beats the potted supermarket brands hands down.

Recipe For Turmeric Paste

  1. Gently warm 250ml oil and then take off the heat
  2. Add 4 heaped tablespoons of Forest Whole Food’s Organic turmeric powder and 2 generous pinches of Forest whole Food’s Organic cracked black pepper
  3. Combine well and pour into an empty jar
  4. Store in the fridge in a jar for your daily shot.

Recipe For the Shot – makes 1

  1. Add one teaspoon of paste to 4 tbs filtered water
  2. Grate 1/2 inch of fresh ginger root or 1/2 tsp Forest Whole Food’s Organic ground ginger and add to your mix
  3. Add 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  4. Sweeten to taste with maple syrup

Guest Post: Author Nicky Porter from Yogatea

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