Turmeric Wellness Shot With Matcha Green Tea/
I’ve been seeing lots about turmeric shots lately. There are countless homemade recipes and you can even buy wellness shots online. But they are all missing something…. they are all missing the healthiest leaf around and that is tea, matcha green tea! So here’s my recipe to make a fab turmeric wellness shots with added matcha green tea…
Here’s my take on wellness shots, made with antioxidant rich matcha green tea, anti inflammatory turmeric, ginger to aid digestion and a sprinkling of black pepper to activate the compounds in turmeric plus black pepper is also known to aid in the control of blood sugar levels. All of these wonderful spices are combined with fresh orange juice for a sweet boost of energy and added vitamin c.
If you find the taste of a wellness shot too overpowering, a great alternative is to enjoy the shot with sparkling water. This dilutes the flavour of the strong spices but you will still get the healthy goodness from the wellness shot.
Are These Matcha and Turmeric Wellness Shots Good for You?
Wellness shots are designed to be good for you and your body. They contain healthy ingredients that can help keep us young and healthy. This wellness shot consists of matcha green tea, turmeric, ginger, black pepper and fresh orange juice. All of these ingredients have known health boosting properties.
But will wellness shots balance out a bad diet and unhealthy lifestyle? Unfortunately not, wellness shots will complement a healthy diet and lifestyle.
Does Matcha Powder Give you Energy in This Wellness Shot?
Matcha green tea powder can provide a great energy boost. Matcha, like all tea, contains anti oxidants, caffeine and l-theanine. All of these compounds work together to boost the mood and energy too. Matcha green tea contains higher amounts of EGCG than other types of tea. Studies suggest that these catechins in matcha are up to 137 times higher than those catechins found in green tea. The high caffeine levels in matcha can boost energy. The L-theanine found in tea can promote calmness at the same time as the caffeine boosts energy levels. It’s the combination of L-theanine, caffeine and EGCG that reduces the chances of getting the dreaded jitters that coffee can sometimes cause.
For a morning energy boost, you may also like this matcha bulletproof latte with collagen. Made with matcha green tea, MCT oil, ashwagandha and collagen. There is also the option to use beauty shroom collagen powder instead of collagen peptides to make it vegan friendly.
Is Matcha Green Tea Good for Weight Loss?
Matcha is well known as a good weight loss aid. Matcha green tea is known for it’s health boosting benefits and it’s ability to aid in increasing the metabolism and help the body to burn fat. This is due to the high levels of antioxidants and caffeine found in green tea. Green tea contains higher amounts of catechins and caffeine than regular tea. Matcha is grown in a special way to preserve it’s bright green healthy freshness. Also, the whole leaf is used rather than taken by an infusion as other teas are taken.
If you love low calorie matcha green tea recipes, you may also love this skinny matcha mocktail recipe. This super speedy sparkling matcha drink contains just 10 calories and can be made in under a 60 seconds.
What are the Benefits of Turmeric and Ginger in This Wellness Shot?
Both turmeric and ginger have been used in ayurvedic medicine for centuries for their healthy benefits. Both turmeric and ginger are spices made from a root and both have anti inflammatory benefits. They are both commonly used in spicy dishes, however they do have very different flavours. Curcumin is the main antioxidant found in turmeric and it has anti inflammatory effects on the body. The antioxidants found in turmeric aid in fighting free radicals in the body, which helps keep us younger for longer. Ginger also contains antioxidants and anti inflammatory benefits. Ginger is commonly used to aid in digestion. Ginger contains phenolic compounds which can soothe the digestive tract. There are also properties in ginger that can aid in increasing the growth of probiotics which can lead to a healthier gut microbiome.
If you love turmeric recipes, you may also love this Indonesian jamu juice recipe made with fresh turmeric and infused with the flavours of masala chai.
Why add Black Pepper to Turmeric?
Adding black pepper to turmeric helps our bodies absorb the antioxidant goodness in turmeric. Our bodies struggle to absorb the highly beneficial curcumin. Curcumin is the main compound found in turmeric that contains disease fighting abilities. Black pepper contains something called piperine. It is this that helps the body absorb curcumin by up to 2000% and that’s why it’s a good idea to add a pinch of black pepper when having turmeric.
Is Juice Better With or Without Pulp for This Wellness Shot?
I like using freshly squeezed orange juice with the pulp, I feel that this adds extra fiber goodness to these matcha and turmeric wellness shots. Feel free to use shop bought orange juice with or without the pulp for an extra speedy shot. It’s completely up to you.
Can you Take a Matcha and Turmeric Wellness Shot Everyday?
Many people take wellness shots everyday and while they are healthy and all of the ingredients are considered safe, it’s always best to enjoy everything in moderation. And always check with your healthcare provider before taking any herbal supplements.
Making this matcha, turmeric and ginger wellness shot from scratch is super easy to do. It’s as simple as adding all of the ingredients into a blender and mixing together until well combined. This recipe makes 4 shots. You can adjust the quantities if you prefer to make one shot at a time or make 4 shots and store the matcha mix in a mason jar the fridge for up to 48 hours. If the mix has started to separate, just give it a little stir with a small whisk or a little shake up.
Matcha and Turmeric Wellness Shots From Scratch
INGREDIENTS (Makes 4 Shots)
1 cup of fresh orange juice
1 teaspoon of matcha green tea
1 teaspoon of turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger
Pinch of black pepper
Start by adding the orange juice into a blender. Next, add the spices and matcha green tea powder.
Blend all of the ingredients until everything has been combined.
Pour into glasses and enjoy straight or alternatively use the matcha mixture to top up sparkling water for a less intense taste :)
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Matcha, Turmeric and Ginger Wellness Shot
- 1 Cup of Fresh Orange Juice
- 1 Teaspoon of Matcha Green Tea
- 1 Teaspoon of Turmeric Powder
- 1/2 Teaspoon of Ground Ginger
- Pinch of Black Pepper
- Start by adding the orange juice into a blender. Next, add the spices and matcha green tea powder.
- Blend all of the ingredients until everything has been combined.
- Pour into glasses and enjoy straight or alternatively use the matcha mixture to top up sparkling water for a less intense taste :)
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