Citrus Immunity Shot

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This super-simple-to-prepare, Citrus Immunity Shot recipe is made with immune-boosting citrus, turmeric, and garlic, a delicious way to start your day!

This super-simple-to-prepare Citrus Immunity Shot is made with immune-boosting citrus, turmeric, and garlic, a delicious way to start your day!
Citrus Immunity Shot

This wellness shot recipe nourishes, fuels and aids your body in the morning and it’s so easy to make. If you’ve ever purchased immunity shots in the store, you will know how expensive they are. Making them from scratch saves money!

Citrus Immunity Shot ingredients

Hi Everyone, I’m Heather K. Jones. I’m a dietitian and the nutrition expert for the Skinnytaste cookbooks (so excited that book five, Skinnytaste Meal Prep, is out now!). I also work with women who struggle with emotional eating, and during this VERY emotional time on the planet. Understanding how your emotions influence your health and wellbeing is more critical than ever.

Without the inner tools to stay centered, we can easily become overwhelmed and drained. Then use food in an unconscious attempt to feel safe, to create a false sense of control, or to soothe or suppress uncomfortable emotions.

So, if you’re eating is especially unbalanced right now, be gentle with yourself. Recognize this is an INVITATION to start understanding yourself and your life in a much deeper way.

Creating soulful, practical routines that support your mental, emotional and physical health will not only naturally boost your immunity and reduce stress eating, it will also re-connect you with the healing and strengthening power of your own heart. You’ll remember just how capable, resilient and powerful you truly are!

Know too that when you take care of yourself and prioritize your health, this also provides you with the energy to support others from a grounded place.

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Your body is an amazing, self-healing machine! Every minute of every day it’s working to keep you healthy and alive. One of the best ways to support your body and boost your immunity is to fuel it with nutrient-rich foods.

Plants are your best source of fiber, vitamins and minerals. This super-simple-to-prepare Citrus Immunity Shot from my dietitian friend Danielle Omar, is a delicious way to supplement your day.

Citrus Immunity Shot Recipe

Immunity Shot Ingredients and Benefits

The phytonutrients in plants are very beneficial. Especially when it comes to helping your body’s natural detoxification systems and boosting your immune system. Here’s how each of the ingredients in this Immunity Shot nourishes, fuels and aids your body:

  • Grapefruit: Rich in Vitamin C and Vitamin A, two powerful vitamins that benefit immunity.
  • Lemon: A good source of Vitamin C, providing antiviral and antibacterial properties.
  • Orange: Also high in Vitamin C and it’s high in beta-cryptoxanthin, a carotenoid that your body converts into Vitamin A.
  • Ginger: Contains gingerol, which can help lower the risk of infections and inhibit the growth of many different types of bacteria.
  • Turmeric: Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, is a powerful anti-inflammatory and a very strong antioxidant.
  • Black Pepper: When you add a little black pepper to your turmeric, and you increase the absorption of curcumin by almost 2000%!
  • Garlic: Enhances immune function and it contains sulphur compounds that get into the body through digestion and exert many medicinal effects.

Make a fresh batch at least once a week. Have one shot in the morning and another later on to boost your afternoon! For an added boost of Vitamin C, throw in a red pepper and some fresh lime juice for a different flavor.

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Citrus Immunity Shot

25 Cals 0.5 Protein 6 Carbs Fats
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 0 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
Yield: 6 serving
COURSE: Drinks
CUISINE: American
This super-simple-to-prepare Citrus Immunity Shot is made with immune-boosting citrus, turmeric, and garlic, a delicious way to start your day!


  • 1 medium grapefruit, peeled
  • 1 medium orange
  • ½ medium lemon
  • 1 (1-inch) piece fresh ginger root, peeled
  • 1 (1-inch) piece fresh turmeric root, peeled
  • ½ clove garlic
  • Pinch freshly ground black pepper


  • In a blender, combine (whole) grapefruit, juice from the orange and lemon, ginger, turmeric, garlic and pepper. Blend until smooth (adjusting ingredients to taste, if necessary).
  • Place a small sieve or strainer over a mason jar or glass cup. .
  • Pour liquid into strainer and serve immediately or store in refrigerator for up to 4 days


Serving: 1shot about 2 oz, Calories: 25kcal, Carbohydrates: 6g, Protein: 0.5g, Sodium: 0.5mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 4g
WW Points Plus: 1
Keywords: citrus shots, immune shot, immunity shots, wellness shots

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  1. Can you peel and freeze tumeric or will it lose its powers?

  2. This is excellent!  My husband always buys the expensive store bought wellness/immunity shots, but he said this one was much better!  I push the pulp through the strainer and I actually save the pulp – I kinda like it by the spoonfuls. Definitely a keeper and nice to have during cold season or whenever you might need it.

  3. Easy to make (if you have all the ingredients!) and tastes exactly like the expensive shots you buy at the store!

  4. I juiced this in my juicer. A little tart but oh so fresh. 

  5. My juice didn’t turn out with the same bright or age color. 

  6. I added a little carrot juice to the mix to help mellow out the sourness of the citrus. Great little boost for the morning. Thanks!

  7. Can you use grapefruit juice??

  8. Made as written and loved
    it! I think I will add a little honey and maybe even cayenne for kick. I also am going to juice the grapefruit next time so the ginger, garlic and turmeric will stay in the shot and not the pulp when strained.

  9. Can you use already prepared OJ that is bought in grocery stores with the same nutrition or ear it

  10. I have never tried a “shot” like this before. It makes sense though, and all the ingredients were unprocessed and fresh. It tasted good and I will see how I feel in the next few days! Flu season is pretty much here, and it is getting cooler and wetter in the PNW, so I want to be prepared!

  11. Hi! If I don’t have fresh ginger, turmeric and garlic what can I use instead and how much? Thanks!

  12. What if you can’t eat grapefruit because of statins

  13. I wonder if I could double up on the orange because I can’t eat grapefruit because of the medication I take.

  14. I also added a scoop of baobob powder because it’s also high in vitamin C and minerals calcium and magnesium 

  15. I’m allergic to orange juice. Is there something I can substitute?

  16. I really liked this ! Zippy and intense. The garlic comes through if you get a little heavy handed wutg it.

  17. Thanks so much. The ingredients are on my shopping list for when I visit the store. I’m making two, one for me and one for my mom.

  18. The recipe calls for 11” of turmeric and ginger roots…should it be 1”? One teaspoon of ground replacement would be significantly less. I know these should be potent, but when I add ginger to my juices, a couple inches can be pretty spicy for a quart of juice. Thank you for the recipe. 

  19. what would be the equivalent in teaspoons or tablespoons of the ginger root. I buy packaged finely grated ginger root or ginger paste.