fresh ginger and ground turmeric

This ginger turmeric wellness tonic is the perfect pick me up! It’s SO easy to make, and you can take it as a shot or add to to hot or sparkling water for an energizing beverage. Fiery ginger gets your digestion going, while the flavonoids in anti-inflammatory turmeric help boost your gut microbiome.

I can’t believe my daughter is already six weeks old! Time is flying by…especially with my schedule. Sometimes I find myself working until 11PM, only to be awake at 2:30AM to nurse. Sleep is not plentiful these days, to say the least, but at least I am feeding myself well. I signed up for an organic grocery delivery so I don’t have to worry about empty cupboards anymore. There are plenty of greens in my life…and my fair share of coffee.

Someone that I know told me that according to Chinese tradition, new moms need lots of ginger to build heat in the body and increase stamina. I’ll take all the help I can get at this point, so there has been a lot of ginger in my life, in all forms – candied, pickled, added to cooking…and this wellness tonic.

From a research perspective, ginger is a known anti-inflammatory…as is the turmeric I have included here. Keeping the immune system supported with a healthy overall diet is critical, especially with cold and flu season just around the corner. On top of that, it can’t hurt to fortify your defences with a few medicinal foods. Ginger and turmeric are two of the best researched medicinals and while I can’t exactly claim they will stop a cold in its tracks, adding these foods will certainly help keep inflammation at bay.

You can take this wellness tonic as a wellness shot…but brace yourself, it’s super strong. You might also try adding a shot of this to a big mug of hot water or sparkling water to take it as a tonic. However you enjoy it, get this into your belly and feel the burn.

hands slicing lemons and turmeric

5 Minute Ginger Turmeric Wellness Tonic

A perfect anti-inflammatory pick-me-up for any time of day! Fiery ginger supports digestion and pairs beautifully with turmeric for an boost of anti-inflammatory phytochemicals. Enjoy as a shot, or add to hot or sparkling water for a soothing beverage!
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  • 3 inch piece of ginger, peeled
  • ¼ cup raw local honey, or maple syrup
  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 tablespoon ground turmeric


  • High Speed Blender


  • Place ginger, honey, lemon juice, water and turmeric in a small bullet or blender. Blend on high until liquifed, about 45 seconds.
  • Enjoy as is, or strain the mixture for a smoother shot. Use a nut bag or extra fine sieve over a bowl, squeezing as much liquid out of the pulp as you can. Pour into an airtight mason jar and store in the fridge for up to one week. Stir well before using.
  • Use ¼ cup as a shot, or add to a mug of boiling water to make a tea, or tall glass of sparkling water.


If all you have is a large format high speed blender, I highly recommend doubling the recipe so it’s super easy to blend! 
If you’re worried about using it up, you can just freeze it in ice cube trays for later.