By now you’ve probably run into those tiny little bottles of juice lined up on the shelves of health food stores. Wellness shots are everywhere and if you’ve ever had one you know that they are no joke. The super concentrated shots are touted as convenient little nutrient boosts that go down fast and are quickly absorbed by your body.
Luckily, it’s just easy to make your own wellness shots at home whenever you need one.
This spicy little elixir made with fresh ginger, pineapple, lemon and fennel is a powerhouse of anti-inflammatory, stomach soothing and immune-boosting goodness that packs a serious punch. It’s what I reach for when my digestion needs a little extra TLC.
The shot is a blend of spicy, tangy, sweet and tart flavors that goes down smooth. The ginger is warm and spicy, the lemon tangy and tart, the fennel sweet and spicy and the pineapple sweet and tart.
Now here’s why your belly will love it. Pineapple boasts anti-inflammatory properties (thanks to bromelain) and is also known for its role in breaking down foods and improving digestion. Lemon and ginger are both terrific when it comes to combatting queasiness. Ginger also has a long history of anti-inflammatory and immune enhancing benefits, while fennel settles the stomach and reduces gas and bloating.
Put them all together in one convenient shot and you have yourself a powerful and pleasantly spicy smooth tonic to help combat your worst digestive woes.
P.S. For extra belly healing properties try mixing in an equal amount of coconut water kefir to make a lightly fizzy spritzer teaming with gut-friendly probiotics. (You can make your own and always have a batch on-hand or just pick up a bottle at the store.)
Here’s to your health!