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Turmeric Shots Recipe

Turmeric Shot Recipe | Umami Girl

Hello from the middle of a loooooog juice cleanse. I’m Januarying so hard it’ll be mid-February before it’s all said and done. More on the details of the cleanse and my tenuous (if high-energy!) grasp on sanity in a later post. But today, here’s a great little recipe for your juicer that you’ll love incorporating into your real-life eating (or hey, your next juice cleanse).

Turmeric shots are a delicious, vibrant blend of turmeric, ginger, golden beet, carrot, orange, green apple and lime juices. They’re a nice little natural pick-me-up full of micronutrients. Compared to, say, your average balanced green juice, they’re high in naturally occurring sugars and best served in cute doses of a few ounces, which is all you need anyway. 

Turmeric Shot Recipe | Umami GirlThis recipe makes two to three cups, which you can store in a tightly sealed jar in the fridge for up to three days, especially if you use a masticating juicer like mine. Or freeze in ice cube trays and then transfer to a zip-top bag to store in the freezer for up to a month. You’ll lose a bit of nutrient value this way, but they’ll still be little powerhouses and MUCH better for you than anything or anyONE else orange I can think of.

Here’s the recipe. Talk to you soon.

Carolyn xx

Turmeric Shot Recipe

Preparation 00:05 Total Time 0:05
Yields 2 to 3 cups     adjust servings

This strong, vibrant golden juice tastes as great as it makes you feel. It's best served in small amounts (a few ounces at a time), since it's made from relatively high-sugar fruits and vegetables. With a three-inch piece of ginger, the juice is very gingery (which I like), so cut down if you'd rather have a milder ginger taste and feel. I use the Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer, a masticating juicer that juices pretty efficiently and preserves nutrients for a longer period than centrifugal juicers. You can make this recipe with any juicer.


  • 2 pieces turmeric (2 to 3 inches each)
  • 1 3-inch piece ginger
  • 1 medium golden beet, peeled
  • 2 limes, skin and white pith removed
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 1 large juicy orange (such as Cara Cara), skin and white pith removed
  • 2 small green apples


Feed all ingredients through juicer in the order listed. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve if you like. Stir and serve a few ounces at a time. Keeps tightly sealed in the fridge for several days, or freeze in ice cube trays and store tightly sealed in the freezer for up to a month. (You'll lose some nutrients this way, but it's still good stuff.)


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Hi there, I'm Carolyn, and I'm delighted you're here. I'm a NYC-area food, travel, yoga, coffee, wine, running, music making and book obsessive with a great family and a love for sharing it all with you. Grab a drink and come on in. Learn more.