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Fruit and Vegetable Shots Without a Juicer

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These easy to make fruit and vegetable shots can all be made quickly without a juicer. They are perfect for when you need a bit of a boost. As we are supposed to eat a rainbow of foods a different coloured juice each day will help to drink the rainbow. They are all much lower in sugar than usual juices and have a strong taste due to the high content of vitamins and minerals.

The ingredients below are just a guideline and it’s best to use produce that is local and in season. For the leafy green shot I tend to use greens I have growing in my garden. It works great with wild weeds such as nettles and dandelion leaves. Using a blender to juice means there is only a small amount of clean up so it’s my preferred way to juice.

fruit vegetable shot recipes without a juicer

Fruit and Vegetable Shots Recipe

  • Total time: 5m
  • Yield: 4 Shots
  • Calories: 40 cal


Carrot Tumeric Shot

  • 3 Carrots
  • 1 Lemon, peeled
  • 1″ Ginger
  • ½ tsp Turmeric

Beetroot Lemon Shot

  • 1 Beetroot, including tops if possible
  • 1 Apple
  • 1 Lemon, peeled

Leafy Greens Shot

  • 1 Lime
  • 1 handful Leafy Greens like Kale or Spinach
  • 1 handful Herbs like Mint or Parsley
  • 2 sticks Celery
  • 1 Kiwifruit

Ginger Cayenne Shot

  • 1 Lemon, peeled
  • 4″ Ginger
  • a few tbsp Water


  1. Peel the citrus fruit. Leave all other skin on for maximum nutrition.
  2. Place in a small jug blender and pulse until blended.
  3. You may need to add some water to help blend.
  4. Pour into a nut bag or cheesecloth and squeeze all the moisture out.
  5. Enjoy the juice as soon as it’s made as it will begin to degrade once juiced.
  6. The pulp left over can be added into baked goodies such as cookies and pie crusts to partly substitutethe oats or coconut flour.

Fruit and Vegetable Shots Video Recipe

I don’t peel my ginger as lots of the nutrients are in and near the skin and you will be removing the fibre. The pith of lemons and limes contains lots of good stuff so I peel but leave lots of the white pith on. The yellow lemon skin is edible but will make your juice bitter. However it does contain a lot of nutrition so I tend to peel citrus roughly and include just a small amount of skin. It’s fine to keep the skin on your kiwifruit and is recommended to get the most vitamins. Juice the whole apple apart from the stem as it can make the juice bitter.

Ginger lemon shot cayenne pepper

You can use a juicer to make these but as they are just small shots it can be annoying to clean up afterwards. The blender and bag method is quick and easy – takes seconds to rinse the bag and blender so it’s great for busy days. The ginger lemon with cayenne pepper is the strongest – but a shot of this feels like it is doing you the world of good. Although these are shots and are perfect to get reluctant children and adults to get a boost of nutrients you can chew them if you want to maximise the vitamin absorption. Chew 8-10 times until the juice gets warm.

easy fruit vegetable shot recipes

If you are building up to having fresh strong fruit vegetable juice (most juices are mainly fruit and very sweet unlike these) then these shots are an ideal way to build up to it. In my house, fresh juice nutrient dense is often forced upon guests and downing a shot is a good middle ground as not everyone can have a litre of fresh strong green juice. These are called shots as they are designed for people to have a small amount of and are not padded out with high sugar fruits.

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Bastian Nest and Glow

I'm a former office worker that quit long days in London to move to the countryside and share natural recipes and lifestyle tips.

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