Easy DIY Wellness Shot

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One of the things I miss most about living in the lower 48 is access to diverse restaurants and health food stores. We have a few up here in Alaska but they are very tiny (our towns population is 30,000 and we are the second largest city in the state!) I've been seeing wellness shots pop up on snapchat and Instagram and I was intrigued. I looked up recipes for various wellness shots and played around with making my own. This wellness shot is great for boosting your immune system and your metabolism. The lemon cayenne combination is quite the kicker!Wellness Shot

Wellness shot

  • 2-3 T. lemon juice
  • 2-3 T. water
  • 1/8-1/4 tsp minced ginger
  • dash of cayenne
  • dash of tumeric
  • stevia, if desired

Directions: add all ingredients to a small mason jar. Shake vigorously and enjoy. I like mine ice cold so when shaking I'll throw an ice cube in there.

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Instead of constantly buying lemons from the store I found this 100% pure lemon juice. This is so much easier than juicing lemons every morning! I also found a small jar of extremely finely minced ginger that's perfect for these shots. Most wellness shot recipes I found required using a juicer and I didn't want to have to hassle with that so I'm glad I found a way to make them without one.

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This shot is strong. Knock you on your ass tequila strong. My bikini competitor friends love the lemon cayenne combination as it acts as a natural appetite suppressant. Lemon and ginger are great for supporting digestion and decreasing nausea. Tumeric, cayenne and ginger can reduce inflammation. If you are feeling very bold you could add in 1-2 T. of apple cider vinegar. I am not that bold yet.IMG_2456

If you are feeling a cold coming on or having an issue with allergies you could add some local honey and bee pollen to sweeten it up and help boost your immune system.

While at the store I saw they sold wheatgrass packets from Amazing Grass. I love their original product so I decided to see what the powdered wheatgrass was like. IMG_2434

I added the packet to 4 oz of water (the directions say to use 8 oz.) IMG_2440

Look at all that green goodness. IMG_2444

That stuff is potent. It is definitely going to be an acquired taste! It's worth it though as wheatgrass provides a concentrated amount of vitamins C and E, plus beta carotene.

In trying to make the best of our time in Alaska that sometimes entails kitchen experiments to concoct my own version of a wellness shot people in big cities spend $5+ for. Now if only I could recreate Whole Foods and Target then Alaska would truly be perfect.

Have you ever tried a wellness shot?  What health trend have you noticed recently? I feel so out of touch up here!