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Wellness Shot Recipe

Fighting off a cold? Trying to recover from a bout of sickness? This wellness shot recipe is your one-stop shop for boosting immunity and staying healthy. 

We first discovered this recipe during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. We were riding to the airport when our uber driver explained her tip for staying well– this wellness shot recipe. She took it every morning along with her mother and daughter. She swore by the recipe for keeping her and her family healthy and safe. 

Although we made a few tweaks to her recipe (like adding local honey,) this natural Vitamin C punch has stayed around as a staple in our house for recovering from all types of sickness. Plus, this recipe is both preventative and restorative, so it’s a great option when you’ve been exposed to sickness, or when you’re recovering from it yourself. 

As a teacher, I’m constantly exposed to nasty bugs and viruses, and oftentimes I run on adrenaline, but feel a bit like a zombie. This natural wellness shot recipe helps revive me and helps me keep a little pep in my step during cold and flu season. 

3 orange juice bottles on marble background wth lemon and mint

Finding Natural Remedies

Although you should always consult your doctor when fighting sickness, there are so many great homeopathic remedies that you can bring into your home. We love taking this wellness shot and sucking on homemade cough drops when we’re feeling a bit under the weather. Taking elderberry syrup and fire cider are great ways to keep your immunse system strong throughout cold and flu season. It’s all about preventative maintenance–having healthy habits and a low-stress lifestyle.

The Health Benefits of this Wellness Shot Recipe

This recipe boosts your immune system. It’s packed with vitamin C and a boost of nutrients that support a strong and fortified immune system. It also reduces inflammation and pain in the body–which will expedite the healing process. A wellness shot like this recipe targets harmful viruses and bacterias to keep you healthy. This recipe coats the throat in healing ingredients with the lemon, honey, and ginger, and can sooth achiness and break up mucus. Stock up for when you’re feeling a bit sniffley–you won’t regret it!

cutting board with turmeric, mint, honey, lemon, ginger, and orange chopped up.

Ingredients in this Wellness Shot Recipe

Oranges – The orange in this wellness shot recipe provide the base of the shot. The high Vitamin C content in oranges helps boost immunity. Plus, it tastes delicious.

Lemons – For a tangy punch, lemon helps with inflammation and particular symptoms like nasal congestion and sore throats.

Ginger – This antibacterial ingredient wards off sickness, and makes this wellness shot both a remedy and a preventative measure.

Turmeric – Full of healthy antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, turmeric works wonders on an achey sick body.

Honey – Honey is great for breaking up mucus and opening up air passageways, but it also sweetens the drink up a bit and makes it a pleasant treat to look forward to.

orange juice in shot glass with lemon and mint against white background.


To make this wellness shot, you’ll want to use a juicer. However, if you don’t have a juicer, you can also use a blender or food processor.

Step 1 – Remove Skin from Citrus

Start by de-skinning your oranges and lemons. You’ll form a tear in the skin, and then carefully peel the skin away until all that remains is the bare fruit.

Step 2 – Peel Ginger and Turmeric

Use a knife to skin the ginger and turmeric until only the colorful, nutritious roots remain. Some people prefer to use a metal spoon for peeling ginger–this is completely fine, so long as you get rid of the outer layer.

Step 3 – Chop Ingredients

Next, you’ll chop up all of your fruit, ginger, and turmeric, until it’s the right size to be juiced. For my juicer, I need my pieces to be 2 inches round or less, so that they fit through my juicer.

Step 4 – Juice Ingredients

If you have a juicer, simply combine these ingredients until well blended. Add the honey in to taste. If you don’t have a juicer, you can use a blender or food processor for this recipe.

Step 5 – Enjoy Daily

Bon appétit! Enjoy this healthy, freshly-squeezed wonder shot all throughout cold and flu season. Your immune system will thank you! Store in airtight jars in the refrigerator for 3–5 days.

hand holding orange juice shot with orange juce shot bottles in the background.

Tips for Making this Wellness Shot

How long does wellness shot recipe last? 

This wellness shot recipe lasts for 3-5 days in the refrigerator. However, the sooner you can take this wellness shot, the better. As with any juice, the longer the juice sits, the more it loses its nutrients.

Is it okay to take wellness shots everyday? 

Yes! In fact, it is a great idea to take this shot daily throughout sickness season. The natural ingredients are great for your body, and you have to have them often to fully reap all of the benefits that they have to offer.

Does orange juice actually help when sick? 

Yes! It’s an antioxidant that reduces inflammation when someone is sick. Some people will point out that orange juice specifically isn’t helpful once someone has already caught illness, however, the other ingredients in this wellness shot recipe are great for fighting icky symptoms.

Wellness Shot Recipe

Wellness Shot Recipe

Yield: 2 shots
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Juicing Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

This all natural wellness shot recipe will boost your immunity. Plus, it tastes quite delicious!


  • 6 oranges
  • 2 lemons
  • 2, 1 inch pieces of ginger
  • 2, 1 inch pieces of turmeric
  • 2 tablespoons honey


  1. First, peel your citrus skin and prepare your fruit to be chopped.
  2. Skin your ginger and turmeric so that no outer layer remains.
  3. Chop up oranges, lemons, ginger, and turmeric so that they fit into a juicer.
  4. Juice (or blend) the fruit, ginger, and turmeric until combined. Add two tablespoons of honey.
  5. Sweeten as needed by adding more honey.
  6. Enjoy!


*If you do not have fresh ginger or turmeric, ground ginger and turmeric will suffice. Start with a teaspoon of each ingredient.

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