Immune boosting juice shots with fruit and vegetables that can all be made quickly without a juicer. They are perfect for when you need a bit of a boost. Includes recipes for a ginger shot, beet shot, carrot turmeric and green juice shot.
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 due to the high veggie content and have a high concentration of vitamins and minerals.
The ingredients 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 – either weeds or herbs that I have growing out of control.
It works great with wild weeds such as nettles and dandelion leaves.
Some people call this a flu shot juice recipe as vitamins and minerals will help your natural defences, but it’s not intended as a replacement for any shots.
Immunity Boosting Shots Video Recipe
Using a blender to juice means there is only a small amount of clean up so it’s my preferred way to juice.
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.
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.
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.
Immunity Shots Without a Juicer
Quick and easy high veggie immune boosting juice shots for a burst of nutrition. Can be made without a juicer so perfect for a busy morning where you have minutes to spare. All are low in sugar as they are high in vegetables. The bright colours are all from the veggies!
Carrot Turmeric 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
Cayenne Ginger Shot
- 1 Lemon, peeled
- 4″ Ginger
- a pinch Cayenne pepper
- a few tbsp Water
- Peel the citrus fruit and remove apple stem. Leave all other skin on for maximum nutrition.
- Place in a small jug blender and pulse until blended.
- You may need to add some water to help blend.
- Pour into a nut bag or cheesecloth and squeeze all the moisture out.
- Enjoy the juice shot as soon as it’s made as it will begin to degrade once juiced.
- The pulp left over can be added into baked goodies such as cookies and pie crusts to partly substitute the oats or coconut flour.
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Serving Size1 shot
Amount Per ServingCalories 113Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 0mgSodium 107mgCarbohydrates 25gFiber 8gSugar 11gProtein 1g
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.
A diet that’s high in vegetables and fruit is proven to boost your immune system as recommended by Harvard University.
The moral of this immunity juice recipe is to eat the rainbow to make sure you get a balance of vitamins and minerals.
44 thoughts on “Immunity Shots Without a Juicer”
These are beautiful and so easy. I have a juicer but much prefer this way. Although doing all four in a day would be messy! Wish i had a personal cook to do me each of these throughout the day lol
What size is your shot cups?
I was just using a normal small tumbler, was a very rough shot size as things like carrots can vary so much in size
Are the beets raw?
These look beutiful – love the colours
Thanks me too, they are so simple to make you could make all 4 in 10 minutes – but its quite a bit of work!
There is no way I could stand a shot with as much lemon as indicated. Way too sour. It should taste as good as it looks.
Which recipe with lemon are you talking about? If you like it less sour do adjust the lemon, I personally love the high lemon and ginger one – it’s a shot after all! I have a lemon every morning either in hot water or a veggie smoothie so maybe I’m biased.
Also- Meyer lemons aren’t as sour. Not sure if the type of lemon matters?
What do you use to squeeze the juice out!
Just a nut milk bag – I’ve been using the same ones for almost 10 years!
Hi where can I find the bags that’s used in the video
Hi there, I bought mine online (10 or so years ago) search for nut milk or juicing bags. A well cared for bag will last a long time.
Thanks Madelon and Toya for asking the questions I was thinking and Thanks Bastian Durward for answering them! Have A Blessed Day!
how long would these last if you was to make a batch to keep in the fridge? 🙂
Honestly, I would have as soon as they are done as the oxidise so quickly being made in a normal blender.
Can you tell me wat is the best time in the whole day that i can drink this shot?
I’m not really sure there is a best time, depends on the person! I like mine first thing
where do you get a nut milk bag?
Try online or a health food shop (but often way more expensive in shop like wholefoods).
OMG! I Did the Carrot ???? Booster its soooo Easy and Less messy the the Juicer. This is Perfect for me. Now I’m Gonna get all the Ingredients to have in my Fridge when I need it I’ll Make it as I Go to the Week.
Great! I feel the same – so much easier. I rarely get out my juicer these days
can you tell me the amount of carbs in the shot?
What kind of blender do you have?
Think im using a ninja here
Hi! Very interested by your shots, I would like to do the one with the ginger. Could you tell me what does 4” represents? Weight, qty and dimensions are diffeent in France ! ????????Thanks !
About 10cm length in ginger, it’s just a rough amount
wow, very nice and intresting information i would try.
I will be trying some or all of these real soon. I gotta look online for a bag and purchase the products and will let you know how it all came out. Thanks
Hi is the turmeric powder or fresh ? Or can I use either?
Hi there, you can either use powder or the fresh root. I would prefer the fresh root but it’s hard to source where I am living now.
LOVED this vegetable juice! I have been juicing for years and this was by far the best recipe I have ever tasted. I am a vegan too, so I just added extra celery and did the black pepper instead of the Worcestershire. For making this kind of juice i Prefer to choose this type of blender: “best-blender-under-100/” Is it best ??
Would you take one a day or all four?? Also how much would you give children?
I would just have one in the morning. It’s up to the children really – nothing active in these other than fresh produce
Lovely idea…. but I don’t juice it… I treat it as smoothies. I add a dolope of yoghurt or kefir or teaspoon of oil , sprinkle some pepper or chilli pepper. That way you are not throwing away any fibre which is so good for you.
Yes! I agree!! I bought a high powered blender (Blendtec) so I don’t have to through out all the fiber!! It’s so delicious that way!!
Your recipes listed here are very nice! If you’re looking for an all-in-one organic immunity boosting wellness shot, I recommend Mother Earth’s Root Cider, it’s a combination of raw, unfiltered, organic acv, turmeric, ginger, horseradish, garlic, whole lemon, beets, white onion, spicy habanero & serrano peppers. https://barrierislandorganics.com
How long do they last in the fridge? I’d like to make a week worth supply.
With juice you really need to have it there and then, it degrades so quickly I’m afriad
I believe you can freeze it and it will retain it’s nutrient value ( but check that ), thats the only way you could make a weeks worth as far as I know. I’m making the ginger one tomorrow! Can’t wait
Can you use canned beets and the juice if no fresh beets?
If they’re pure with no added sugar, salt or vinegar that would work. Although I find it best with fresh if you’re Juicing. I sometimes do use the vacuum packed ones though 🙂
What can I use if I don’t have a nut bag or cheese cloth
How about just a sieve and spoon? Not as good as you can’t squeeze it, but still does the job