What are ginger shots?
Ginger Shots are small, highly concentrated juices with (ideally raw and freshly squeezed) ginger as the main ingredient. The ginger trend drink has its origins in the USA - where we at Kraftling also come from got to know and love the little shots for the first time.
And how do you drink ginger shots?
Many like to drink ginger shots in the morning or before exercising . How many shots you drink depends on your individual taste, there is no upper limit. With a daily ginger shot, ginger can easily be regularly incorporated into your own diet!
The spicy shot should be drunk slowly and with pleasure. It's best to test yourself slowly. If you are drinking ginger shots for the first time, dilute the shot with a little water or juice, for example, until you are used to the sharpness.
If you have a sensitive stomach, it can help to eat something beforehand to avoid heartburn. As a general rule of thumb, always listen to your own body. Caution is advised during pregnancy as ginger can induce labor.
This is how you conjure up your homemade ginger shot!
Unfortunately, many ginger shots in the supermarket often contain little fresh ginger, a lot of sugar or are heavily processed. You can recognize fresh ginger shots above all by the fact that the ginger drink is chilled, has the shortest possible list of ingredients made from only natural ingredients and was cold-pressed (i.e. not heated) . Luckily, you can also make ginger shots yourself! How do you find out here:
- 4 oranges
- 2 lemons
- 100g organic ginger from Peru*
- 2 tbsp agave syrup or honey (optional)
Squeeze the oranges and lemons. Then wash the ginger and roughly chop it. If you use organic ginger, you can use the peel (which contains valuable ingredients), otherwise peel the ginger first. *Organic ginger from Peru is less bitter and has a particularly strong taste.
Then put all the ingredients in a high-performance blender and puree everything. Alternatively, you can use a hand blender. If the preparation with the independent squeezing is too time-consuming, you can also use a juicer, which simplifies the preparation a lot!
If you use a hand blender or less powerful blender, you can optionally press the juice through a sieve. Now all you have to do is fill the juice into an airtight bottle. Complete! Stored in the fridge, the ginger drink will keep for about 2-3 days.
Have fun trying!