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5 Wellness Shot Recipes That Taste Good (Dietitian Approved)

Check out these 5 wellness shot recipes!

These tasty shots are a less expensive option than ready to drink wellness shots.

Best of all, they’re dietitian approved, and they support healthy aging!

What are Wellness Shots?

Wellness shots are a concentrated source of nutrients in a small portion size. They typically contain juice, herbs and spices, and claim to boost immunity.

Common immune-boosting ingredients include fruits and vegetables, turmeric, honey, and ginger.


Wellness shots are generally considered safe, however some contain herbs that can interact with medications.

Talk to your physician before adding any herbs or supplements to your wellness routine.


There currently isn’t enough evidence to say that these shots boost immunity. However, there is nothing wrong with adding some extra nutrients to your diet.

The super foods in wellness shots have numerous health benefits! Nutrient-packed wellness shots can be a beneficial addition to the tried and true habits that keep illness away.

Wellness shots may be beneficial as an add-on to a healthy diet, adequate fluids, restful sleep, immunizations, and regular follow up with a health care provider.

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Aging & Immunity

One hallmark of aging is the decline in our immune system. Researchers theorize that inflammation may play a role in our susceptibility to illness as we age.

Inflammaging, a term first proposed by Claudio Franceschi, is the state of chronic low-grade sterile inflammation that is observed with age.

The wellness shot recipes below contain ingredients that fight chronic inflammation, which may in turn improve immunity and support healthy aging.

Immune Boosting Ingredients

Below are common wellness shot ingredients that may help boost immunity.


Bowl of Turmeric for wellness shot recipe

This herb has been used in herbal medicine for thousands of years. In addition, it is also used as a spice and coloring agent.

Studies show that Turmeric may help fight infection and reduce inflammation, however more research is needed. 

Herbs can have side effects and can interact with other supplements and medications.

As always, talk to your physician prior to adding any herbs to your wellness routine.


Bowl of ground ginger surrounded by ginger root

Studies show that ginger supplements can improve immune function and fight inflammation. Keep in mind most studies have looked at ginger supplements, not ginger shots.

An additional benefit of ginger is improvement in digestive issues. Studies show ginger can improve several gastrointestinal issues such as nausea, vomiting, stomach cramping, and indigestion.

Citrus Fruits

Citrus Fruits - lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit
Citrus Fruits

You’ll find that many of the wellness shot recipes below include citrus fruits or citrus fruit juices – oranges, lemons, and limes. All citrus fruits are high in Vitamin C.

Vitamin C is another antioxidant that fights inflammation. It is well known for its’ role in supporting a healthy immune system.


Elderberries for wellness shot recipe

This dark purple berry contains antioxidants that may boost the immune system, and are a good source of vitamin c.

There is interest in elderberries for their potential ability to treat and prevent respiratory illnesses. More research is needed on elderberries.

The pomegranate wellness shot recipe below calls for an elderberry syrup.


Bowl of honey

This thick, golden liquid can soothe a sore throat and may reduce the length of upper respiratory infections.

Honey has antioxidant, antiviral, and antibacterial effects.

Fruits & Vegetables

The additional fruits and vegetables in these wellness shot recipes support immunity with their vitamins and antioxidants.

1. Turmeric Ginger Immune Boosting Wellness Shot Recipe

Turmeric Ginger Immune Boosting Wellness Drink 

Check out this Immune Boosting Wellness Drink from Eating by Elaine! It contains fresh turmeric, ginger, orange, and lemon.

The wellness shot recipe makes about 3-4 wellness shots, or 2 wellness juices. You can add more orange juice for a milder, sweeter flavor.

Health Boosting Ingredients

  • Turmeric
  • Ginge
  • Orange
  • Lemon

2. Pomegranate Wellness Shot Recipe

Pomegranate Wellness Shot surrounded by fresh pomegranate and pomegranate seeds.

Check out this Pomegranate Wellness Shot Recipe from Pom Wonderful.

This recipe calls for liquid supplement concentrates of turmeric and vitamin D.

You can swap out the turmeric drops with 1 teaspoon of ground turmeric. Discuss the addition of vitamin D with your physician.

I love the refreshing twist of using pomegranate juice!

Health Boosting Ingredients

  • Ginger
  • Elderberry syrup
  • Pomegranate Juice
  • Turmeric

3. Pineapple Ginger Wellness Shot Recipe

Pineapple Ginger Shot in a glass in front of a fresh pineapple.

This wellness shot recipe from The Harvest Kitchen is super simple! It has just 3 ingredients, and the pineapple is very refreshing!

Health Boosting Ingredients

  • Pineapple
  • Ginger
  • Lime Juice

4. Frozen Lemon-Ginger-Turmeric Wellness Shot Recipe

Frozen Lemon Ginger Wellness Shot

I love this make-ahead soothing beverage from Eating Well! This wellness shot recipe is poured into ice cube trays and frozen.

Simply pour hot water over the frozen concoction. The result is a comforting beverage that’s sure to feel good when you’re not!

Health Boosting Ingredients

  • Ginger
  • Turmeric
  • Honey
  • Lemon Juice

5. Green Spinach Super Food Wellness Shot Recipe

Green Superfood Wellness Shot in a glass with a lemon garnish.

Check out this superfood wellness shot recipe from Eating Well. Who doesn’t feel instantly healthier after drinking a green juice?

This green super food shot contains antioxidants from both fruits and vegetables!

Health Boosting Ingredients

  • Apple
  • Celery
  • Spinach
  • Lemon Juice

Takeaways from Wellness Shot Recipes

Wellness shots are a concentrated source of nutrients that contain ingredients that fight inflammation that may boost immunity and support healthy aging.

These shots are considered safe, however you should always check with your doctor before adding any herbs or supplements to your wellness routine.

There is not enough evidence to say that wellness shots prevent illness or strengthen the immune system. However, the ingredients in these shots have numerous health benefits.

Wellness shots may be valuable as an add-on to other habits that support immunity, such as a healthy diet, adequate fluids, restful sleep, immunizations, and regular follow up with a health care provider.

Hungry for more?

Interested in additional wellness drinks? Check out the Age-Defying Dietitian’s Complete Guide to Wellness Drinks!

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