Best Immunity Boosting Lemon Ginger Turmeric Shot

4.90 from 19 votes
This immunity boost juice is made with lemon, orange, ginger and turmeric. Made in a blender or a juicer! Whether you're trying to avoid getting sick, or you're trying to get well, this little drink will help to boost your immune system. Packed with antioxidants and vitamin-c. And bonus, it's really tasty to sip on this healthy juice.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
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Nov 26, 2019 (Last updated Oct 26, 2023) by Hannah Sunderani

Best Immunity Boosting Lemon Ginger Turmeric Shot

Today I’m sharing the BEST Immunity Boosting Lemon Ginger Turmeric Shot to fight cold and flu this winter. 

Whether you’re trying to avoid getting sick, or you’re trying to get over your sickness, this little wellness shot will do the trick to fight away those bugs. Just like my 5-Minute Morning Metabolism Booster Drink and Flight Therapy Green Smoothie, this lemon ginger turmeric shot is packed with tons of health benefits. Thanks to the fresh ginger, turmeric, citrus fruits and tons of vitamin-C, you’ll be able to get through your day without worrying about a measly cold getting in the way. 

And bonus is that it actually tastes delicious! This immune boosting shot is so tasty you’d never know it was so healthy and wholesome. So when I’m not indulging in a weekend mimosa, or a warming wellness latte like my Golden Turmeric Latte this is my healthy juice of choice!

Certainly, it’s not a drag to drink to your health with this sweet lemon ginger turmeric shot. In fact, it tastes a lot lot like those $8.49 fresh pressed juices we are victim to buying at the grocers, but you’ll save a lot of money making it at home! And it is a great addition to any morning routine. 

Now, let me tell you exactly how to make this Immunity Boosting shot, so that you can fight off cold and flu season ASAP!

And don’t forget to check out my wholesome soups, too. There’s nothing like a warm bowl of Vegan Tomato Basil Soup or Vegan Cream of Mushroom Soup to help make you feel better and keep your immune system strong during fall and winter

Immunity Boost Drink Ginger and Turmeric Wellness Shot

Ingredient Notes

You’ll need just 6 fresh ingredients to make these immune-boosting shots! 

  • Oranges: Sweet, fresh orange juice helps balance the sharpness of the ginger and the earthiness of the turmeric with a subtle, natural sweetness. They’re also a good source of vitamin C, which helps boost immunity and helps aid in the absorption of other nutrients.  
  • Lemon: Tangy, fresh lemon juice balances the sweetness in the orange and adds a bright, refreshing taste. Plus, it’s an additional boost of vitamin C! 
  • Carrot: Adds natural sweetness that compliments the orange and earthiness that highlights the turmeric. It’s also rich in vitamin A, which can help promote good health and a strong immune system. 
  • Ginger + turmeric: Classics in energy shots! Fresh ginger root and turmeric root adds spicy, zesty, earthy flavours as well as mega anti-inflammatory properties, which is exactly what the body needs to fight off cold and flu! If you can’t find fresh turmeric, you can substitute 1/8 teaspoon of ground turmeric powder and shake well to combine. 
  • Manuka honey: Manuka is well renowned for its antibacterial effects and many health benefits backed by science. It’s antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and packed with antioxidants. Plus, it really helps to sooth a sore throat. I purchase my manuka honey on Amazon or my local health food store, but if you don’t eat honey, remove the Manuka and substitute with agave or maple syrup. 

Add-ins and Substitutions 

  • Add cayenne: This will give your ginger turmeric energy shot an additional spicy kick as well as a boost of additional anti-inflammatory benefits. If you love the kick in my Morning Metabolism Boosting Drink, you’ll love it here too!
  • Add black pepper: Adding a pinch of black pepper can help enhance the absorption of curcumin, which is the active ingredient in turmeric. It only takes a small sprinkle!  
  • Make it milder: If you’re sharing these lemon ginger turmeric shots with little ones, dilute it with additional freshly squeezed orange juice and a little water or even coconut water. This will reduce the zingy-ness, yet still allow kids to reap the health benefits of ginger turmeric juice! 

How to Make Lemon Ginger Turmeric Shots without a Juicer

No juicer? No problem! This lemon ginger turmeric shot can be easily made in the blender if you don’t have a juicer. In fact, everything you’ll need for this recipe can be found in my Vegan Kitchen Essentials

Simply peel the oranges and lemon and slice them in half crosswise. Scoop out any seeds, then add them to a high-speed blender along with the carrots, ginger, and turmeric. 

Add in 3/4 to 1 cup of water and blend on medium-high speed until pulverized. If things get stuck while blending, use the tamper to help. Or, if your blender does not have a tamper, occasionally stop the blender and stir with a wooden spoon to help the blending process. 

Place an open nut milk bag over a medium bowl. Pour the blended juice into the bag and squeeze to strain all the juice into the bowl. Alternatively, you can use a thin kitchen towel or a couple of layers of cheesecloth. 

Then, return the strained juice to the blender or a mixing bowl and add the honey. Blend for a few seconds to combine. Taste, and add more honey if you prefer a sweeter lemon ginger turmeric shot.

Transfer the freshly made juice to a glass juice bottle or mason jar and place the lid on tightly and refrigerate until chilled! 

How to Make Lemon Ginger Turmeric Shots with a Juicer

I love to make these lemon ginger turmeric shots using my 3-in-1 Cuisinart Food Processor, using the juice settings. I simply set the machine to the juice setting, and it works perfectly! 

To make this recipe using a juicer, carefully cut the skins away from the lemon and orange and chop the carrots into large chunks. Chop the turmeric and ginger root into small pieces that are easy to feed through the chute of the juicer. 

Then, simply juice the ingredients according to your juicing machine. Mix it together with honey and warm water. Taste, and add additional honey, as needed. 

Transfer the juice to a glass bottle or jar and refrigerate until chilled. When ready to drink, divide between small cups (I like to do about 1/2 cup per serving) and sip and enjoy! 

Make this recipe with me:

Make this immunity boost juice on Vegan Afternoon with Two Spoons where I show you how to make 3 wellness drinks, including this immunity boost juice, detox juice and metabolism boost drink!

Recipe FAQs

What should I do with the leftover pulp?

Aside from composting it and making your own soil with Lomi, my next favourite way to use up the pulp is freezing it in an ice cube tray. Then, I’ll add it to fruit smoothies for an additional boost of fiber and nutrition! 

How often should I drink lemon ginger shots?

For maximum health benefits, I like to sip this Immunity Boost Juice first thing in the morning when I wake up. It helps me fight off sickness, and be my best self all day long. Feel free to drink it every day, or even a couple of times a day if you’re actively fighting off a cold or flu, or if you need a boost of energy. 

Should I drink this on an empty stomach?

I do like to drink this lemon ginger turmeric shot on an empty stomach because it allows the ingredients to be absorbed more efficiently. When consumed with a meal, turmeric and ginger have to compete with the other nutrients in the stomach for absorption. With that being said, if you have digestive issues or a sensitive stomach, you may find it easier to digest when paired with a wholesome breakfast such as Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats or this Creamy Amaranth Porridge.

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3 small cups filled with bright orange immunity boost juice, sitting on a wood cutting board with fresh slices of oranges and fresh ginger decorating the sides of the cutting board.

I hope you love this Lemon Turmeric Ginger Shot as much as I do! If you do make this recipe, please let me know in the comments below what you think and check out The Two Spoons App for more healthy plant-based recipes like this! I truly love hearing from you, and I’m always here to answer any questions you might have. 

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Best Immunity Boosting Lemon Ginger Turmeric Shot Recipe

4.90 from 19 votes
This immunity boost juice is made with lemon, orange, ginger and turmeric. Made in a blender or a juicer! Whether you're trying to avoid getting sick, or you're trying to get well, this little drink will help to boost your immune system. Packed with antioxidants and vitamin-c. And bonus, it's really tasty to sip on this healthy juice.
Immunity Boost Drink Ginger and Turmeric Wellness Shot
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Serves 3 (1/2 cup) servings

Ingredients

  • 2 oranges
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 carrots (or 1/4 cup (60 ml) 100% carrot juice if not using juicer)
  • 3 inch peice ginger (peeled chopped)
  • 2 inch piece turmeric (peeled and chopped)
  • 1 tbsp manuka honey (or local honey, or agave for vegans)
  • 1 tbsp warm water

Instructions

If using a juicer:

  • Carefully cut skins away from lemon and orange. Chop carrots into large chunks. Chop ginger and turmeric into small pieces.
  • Using a juicer add oranges, lemon, carrots, ginger and turmeric.
  • Mix together honey and warm water and pour into juice to sweeten, mix well. Chill juice in fridge.
  • When ready to drink, divide juice between small cups (1/2 cup per serving). Sip and enjoy.

If using a blender:

  • Peel and then slice the oranges and lemon in half crosswise and scoop out any seeds. In the high-speed blender, combine the oranges, lemon, carrots, ginger, and turmeric.
  • Add 3⁄4 to 1 cup of water (or as much as needed) and blend on medium-high speed until pulverized. Use a tamper if needed if things get stuck while blending. If you do not have a tamper, occasionally stop the blender and stir with a wooden spoon to help the blending process.
  • Place an open nut milk bag over a medium bowl. Pour the blended juice into the bag and squeeze to strain all the juice into the bowl. (Alternatively, you can use a thin kitchen towel or a couple of layers of cheesecloth to strain the juice.)
  • Return the strained juice to the blender. Add the honey and blend for a few seconds to combine. Taste, and add more honey if you prefer it sweeter. Transfer the juice to a glass bottle or jar and place the lid on tightly.

If juicing by hand:

  • Juice lemon and orange with a hand juicer and pour into a medium/large jar. Add 1/4 cup (60 ml) carrot juice.
  • Mix together honey and warm water, and pour into juice to sweeten. Mix well.
  • Peel and chop ginger and turmeric into thin slices. Add to juice and let steep for a couple hours, or overnight depending on how strong you like the spiced flavours. Keep juice chilled in fridge, sealed tightly.
  • When ready to drink, divide juice between small cups (1/2 cup per serving). Use a small strainer to catch any slices when pouring. Sip and enjoy.

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Notes

Juice will keep in fridge for up to 3 days. Stir or shake well before serving.
Nutritional information is a rough estimate.
If you can’t find fresh turmeric or fresh ginger, you can substitute with 1/8 tsp ground turmeric and 1/8 tsp ground ginger. Shake well to combine. Optional to add a pinch more if you can stand the flavour, but this is my starting point. 

Approvals

Nutrition

Calories: 105kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 32mg | Potassium: 481mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 6990IU | Vitamin C: 69mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 2mg
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  1. This is such a great recipe! Has just enough kick but not too much. Looking forward to making this for my family going forward. We need this in our systems everyday. Thanks for sharing.

  2. This juice is awesome! Just wondering how many times a day is it recommended to drink this when you are sick?

    • Glad you enjoyed it Cristi! Yes it does have a bit of oomphf too it, but I find it very drinkable and tasty – especially in comparison to other immunity boost juices I’ve tried! haha. Enjoy!

    • Hi Cecily! If you can’t find fresh turmeric, you can substitute with 1/8 tsp ground turmeric Shake well to combine. Optional to add a pinch more if you can stand the flavour, but this is my starting point. Hope that helps! 

  3. Looks amazing, can’t wait to try. I don’t have fresh turmeric, could I substitute for turmeric powerder ? If so , how much would you recommend. thanks 🙂

  4. My 5 year old daughter has been copping multiple viruses since we caught Covid after Easter. I found it was a bit much on the turmeric/ginger side for us. I ended up adding a couple extra oranges to dilute it for her. I’m hoping it’ll kick start her immune system to finally get over these illnesses and prevent more from taking hold.

    • Hi Felicity! Sorry to hear that your daughter has been sick. Yes I can imagine that this juice might be a tad zingy for your LO, but it was a great idea to dilute with more oranges to make it appeal more to kids. 🙂

  5. I’ve been making this for me and my 4 year old Daughter for quite some time, especially since she goes to the Day Care and colds are very common there, so far she’s doing good.

  6. This is really delicious and all made in natural ingredients which will not cause any harm to our body but instead it will boost it. BSKIN

  7. Have been sick with the Corona for weeks just started drinking this didn’t trigger my nausea and is delicious !

    • Hi Kristen. I’m so sorry to hear that you caught covid! My husband and I also caught covid over the Holiday break and this immunity boost juice was a big help!

  8. Made this for my college daughter who came home for the holidays and she has been sick. She loved it abs asked if I would make it for her each day. She drank it all at once!

    • Oh my gosh this makes me so happy. Thank you for the kind message Justine! I hope your daughter is feeling better!

  9. I’ve been ordering Elderberry syrup and taking it for 2 years. No more. This will be my “go-to” when it starts getting cold. If I’m not taking it all year 😂 I love it!

  10. Great juice,
    I will try it warm (adding warm water to the juice and leaving all the ingredients outside of the fridge).

    I wouldn’t recommend to refrigerate it for longer than few hours, because part of the vitamins, phytonutrients , enzymes could be lost.

    • Hi Alessandra! I’m really glad that you enjoyed the juice. And I hope that you enjoy it warm!! 🙂

  11. This looks so beautiful and delicious, Hannah! I love these photos and it’s definitely a great way to get quick vitamins during winter! Lots of love, Bianca ❤️

    • Oh yes, it’s such a great way to fight of those colds. So glad you like the recipe Bianca!