Try this recipe as a great pre or post exercise shot, alternative to caffeine immune and energy boost!
I love coffee. I’m usually partial to having a cup a day. Though I do go through phases when coffee just isn’t the right thing for me, on these occasions If i give into having a cup just because I’m looking for that little caffeine boost I’m usually left highly disappointed, It doesn’t even taste as good to me, as though the bitter notes and the caffeine just don’t agree with my taste buds at those times. I guess the body know’s what the body needs (or doesn’t need) and I try to listen.
So on these occasions ginger is my ultimate boost, it’s zingy and fiery and packed with nutrients it gives me that instant energy hit that I am looking for before or after exercise or around late afternoon when it feels like it should be siesta time.
Ginger is the powerful root of a flowering plant it comes from the same family as turmeric. Its benefits include treating nausea, boosting the immune system to fight colds and flu’s as well as helping reduce the effects of exercise induced muscle pain. Amazing! Oh and it’s really tasty.
So here is my simple three ingredient recipe for this fiery energy shot.
You will need:
A hand blender or magic bullet. A sieve
2 grams of ginger (this is the recommended dose per day for reducing muscle pain) 50ml of water Half an orange (or more to taste) A pinch of turmeric
Peel the ginger and place it in a glass with the water and blend with the hand blender or bullet. Strain the ginger juice through the sieve into a glass and squeeze any of the remaining juice out of the pulp. Squeeze half or a full orange into the glass with the ginger juice. Sprinkle with turmeric and enjoy!