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Straight on photograph of various sized small jars filled with bright yellow immune boosting wellness shots. On a light background next to the top of a pineapple, cut lemon, and some scattered black peppercorns.

Immune Boosting Wellness Shots {vegan + paleo + whole30}


  • Author: Nyssa Tanner
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 14 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

The recipe for these immune boosting wellness shots is our go to immune supporting juice for the colder months! Packed with fresh pineapple, oranges or tangerines, lemon, ginger, and turmeric. It is rich in Vitamin C and full of anti-inflammatory + immune boosting ingredients that will support you throughout winter and beyond. Vegan, paleo, gluten free, and Whole30.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 4 large oranges, or about 8 tangerines
  • 1 large pineapple, cut into small pieces – about 5 cups worth
  • 4 lemons
  • 1/4 cup fresh turmeric, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup fresh ginger, thinly sliced
  • black pepper

Instructions

  1. Start by prepping the ingredients for the juice. 
  2. If you’re using a whole pineapple, cut it into small enough pieces to fit through the feeding tube. This is a good tutorial for how to cut pineapple – but for this juice recipe you don’t need to cut out the core like they demonstrate in step 7. The core of a pineapple actually contains a high concentration of the enzyme Bromelain and is beneficial to juice.

  3. Peel or cut away the peel of the oranges, and separate or cut into segments. If you want to reduce any bitter flavor that may be passed on from the pith of the orange I recommend cutting the peel away like in this tutorial video.

  4. Cut the peel off the lemons just like the oranges and cut into quarters.

  5. Wash and thinly slice ginger and turmeric.

  6. Pass all of the ingredients through your juicer. Transfer juice to a large sealed pitcher or mason jar and store in the refrigerator. You can also divide the wellness shots into individual sized serving jars before refrigerating for convenience throughout the week!

  7. Top a small glass of this juice with a crack or two of black pepper and enjoy!

Notes

If your turmeric and ginger are organic you can juice it without peeling it! If they are not organic, you may want to consider peeling them before juicing, or at least washing them super well.

As a general rule of thumb the sooner you drink a fresh pressed juice the more nutrients are available. But this juice will easily last in the refrigerator for up to a week.

When you’re handling turmeric make sure to watch out for stains. The bright orange hue can easily stain your fingers, fingernails, dish towels, counters and cutting boards. You may want to wear gloves if you’re worried about staining your hands and use dish towels you don’t mind getting stained. The amount of turmeric in this juice likely won’t cause much of an issue but it’s good to know before you start!

  • Category: drink
  • Method: juicer
  • Cuisine: healthy

Keywords: juice, juicer, oranges, pineapple, turmeric, lemon, ginger, anti-inflammatory, immune boosting, vitamin c