Turmeric Morning Shot

This is my morning turmeric shot I have every morning. I make little batch and store in the fridge. This lasts 1 week for 2 people. Turmeric is full of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. It has been used for thousands of years - even as medicine.

My personal preference I use a straw to drink my "shot" to prevent yellowing of my teeth and then I rinse with water afterwards. But you can pour your turmeric drink into a shot glass too if you'd like.

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 2 people for 1 week



  1. In a measuring cup or bowl, pour in turmeric powder.
  2. Add room temperature water and gently stir.
  3. Then add hot water and stir so that all the clumps are gone.
  4. Pour in honey and stir.
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  6. Squeeze in a lemon wedge and give your drink a final stir.

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December 30, 20180 found this helpful

What is a morning dose?

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January 2, 20191 found this helpful

About a shot glass size. :)

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December 30, 20183 found this helpful

I also use the Turmeric as an antioxidant and quick fix as soon as a friend or family member says they feel a cold coming on. It most certainly works BUT the one most important ingredient needed to make the turmeric potion,as I like to call it,work is missing.


You NEED pepper. The capsaicin in the pepper aids the absorption of Turmeric in the blood stream enabling the antioxidants in Turmeric. Without the pepper the Turmeric is simply a nasty earthy, yellow staining spice without any real benefits. Heres to a Healthy New Year!

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December 31, 20180 found this helpful

Hi tinamriggs - how much pepper is needed? Is it to taste or a specific amount?

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January 2, 20190 found this helpful

I have tried with pepper (cayenne) but my tummy didn't react well. So far I have been being more active and have this turmeric morning shot and my blood test results have been significantly improved back in the normal so I don't know if that's a factor or not.

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January 24, 20190 found this helpful

Do I use Black pepper?
How much.

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January 24, 20190 found this helpful

This recipe for the tumeric shot does not look like it lasts 1 week

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January 24, 20190 found this helpful

I agree. It doesn't seem possible to get that many servings from what is written.


A shot glass is probably about 1.25 to 1.5 oz, so we could round down to 1 oz. The recipe only has 5 Tbsp. of water, so should have a volume of about 6 Tbsp if you include the honey and lemon, or about 1/3 cup. Your shot would be about 2 Tbsp, or about an 1/8 cup. That is only about 3 (1-oz.) shots, if my math is correct.

Do you think you add in more water generally? I don't measure very much unless I'm trying to write up a recipe.


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January 23, 20190 found this helpful

You need to add some oil~i use coconut oil~and pepper so your body can absorb it better.

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January 23, 20191 found this helpful

Turmeric sure is a great herb for the body in so many ways, internally and topically.


When I take Turmeric, I always put black pepper on a spoon, and
use about 1/4 of a tsp of black pepper to finish it up, since Piperine is helpful in "activating" Turmeric, which is found in black pepper.

I love black pepper, so it's easy to do, but I know everyone may not be loving it like I do to eat it plain, so you might want to eat something that you can put "pepper on" right afterwards. That's what kicks off the bioavailabilty or active effect of the Turmeric in the body.

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January 23, 20191 found this helpful

Tumeric whitens teeth. This is the only surface that turmeric does not stain.

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January 26, 20190 found this helpful

There are so many conflicting comments here. What is the up shot after all this?

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January 31, 20190 found this helpful

Well, this is an opinion site so we may never get a consensus on whether or not to add pepper (curcumin) and/or oil to the dose. Here is an information site from the NIH, a governmental agency who "conduct and support research and provide information about complementary health products and practices."



It doesn't say anything terribly concerning and nothing about combinations. Many people do take turmeric supplements that don't include curcumin, although they may have an oil base. I would probably start slow and see how your body reacts, then add in other ingredients. Or talk directly to a doctor, nutritionist or perhaps a naturopath.

Good luck and let us know what you decide and how it works for you.

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