Juice Shots: Anti-Inflammatory Juice Shot

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Staying active is key to a long, healthy life. But a lifetime of lifestyle choices can catch up with us, with inflammation setting fire to our joints and keeping us from living life to the fullest. Help put out the fire with this anti-inflammatory juice shot recipe, employing the dynamic duo of ginger and turmeric!

The Juice: Joint Juice Shot

Makes 18 fl oz

Try this anti-inflammatory juice shot to help loosen up your joints!


Handful of Ginger Root

Handful of Turmeric Root

2 Lemons

Ground Black Pepper

Ground Cayenne Pepper


Scrub the ginger and turmeric root.

Peel (optional) the lemon.

Run all ingredients through your juicer.

Add black and cayenne pepper, as desired.

Drink 2-3 ounces daily and enjoy!!!

Juicer Test Kitchen Insider Tip: Snag these glass shot jars, fill them 3/4 full, freeze, then thaw as you need them!

The Details: Put Out The Fire

Both turmeric and ginger are powerhouses of anti-inflammation. Studies reveal that there are several ways these roots reduce inflammation in the body: decreasing levels of nitric oxide, C-reactive protein (CRP), interleukin-6 (IL-6), and malondialdehyde (MDA); all of which are used to measure inflammation in the body.

Not only do these roots reduce inflammation, but they also know how to knock out pain. The active ingredient believed to be responsible for this in turmeric is curcumin, which has been shown to reduce joint pain in those with arthritis. Gingerol in ginger is also known to reduce pain in joints resulting from osteoarthritis and exercise-related injury.

Find tons more amazing juices on my recipe page!

The Juicer: Nama J2 Juicer

The Nama J2 Juicer is taking the juicing world by storm!

I made the Joint Juice Shot on the Nama J2! It’s my top choice for daily juicing.

The Nama J2 sits apart from nearly every other cold-press juicer with its speed. What makes using this juicer so fast is its huge top hopper, which allows you to drop in fresh produce with little to no prep – if it fits, you can juice it!

The bonus is that once you close the lid, you can walk away and take care of other business while it juices. A time-saving feature, indeed!

Post a comment below if you try this recipe. We’d LOVE to hear from you!

  • Just had my first shot.. I think I put too much cayenne 🤣 but it feels good in my throat.. I hope it relieves me of my De Quervain’s pains..

    • Hi Louella,

      Yep, that cayenne is a kicker! I love it but it’s not for everyone. The shot is still great without it if someone can’t handle the heat. Hope you enjoy the recipe and that you get some relief!

    • Hello! Fresh is best in my opinion. I usually have luck finding it at international grocery stores. Asian grocery stores usually have it if you have any close to you. If not, you can also purchase it fresh online. Here is one source: https://geni.us/TurmericRoot

      All of that said, powdered can do if you don’t have immediate access to fresh. I would recommend 1/8th to 1/4 teaspoon per 16-32 oz of juice such as pineapple or orange juice. Here is a great powder that I like: https://geni.us/Turmeric1

      Let me know if you have any other questions!

      Stay Juicy!

    • Hello!
      Yes, you can definitely use a blender. A blender does oxidize the ingredients and reduces the nutrient content and active capabilities of the ingredients, so keep that in mind. Also, because of the oxidation, I’d recommend consuming the shots fresh and not storing them.
      If you do store them, I’d recommend freezing them rather than storing them in the fridge.


  • Just got my Nama J2 this week. I want to try something for my mild arthritus(or whatever it is) in my hands. This drink looks intense. Is it drinkable with cayenne?

    • Hello! Congrats on getting your J2! You’ll going to love it!

      This recipe is definitely intense. I personally take it as a 2 oz shot and then follow it up with fresh pineapple juice or fresh orange juice.

      You could also add the shot to fresh pineapple or fresh orange juice and consume it that way.

      I like to freeze the shots in bulk in mini juice jars like these and then thaw 1-2 per day to drink as needed.

      Here are the mini juice jars: https://geni.us/JuiceShotJars1 or these: https://geni.us/JuiceShotJars2

      Let me know if you have any other questions!

      Enjoy the juice and your juicer!

    • Hello Joanne!

      Yes, absolutely! It won’t change the benefits. I often add pineapple as well. Pineapple has lots of great benefits for sure. Especially for digestion and inflammation.

      Thank you for your question and I appreciate you tuning into my site!

      Enjoy the juice!

      Stay Juicy!

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