I adapt this from Thrive’s health shot. It was such a hit with friends, family, acquaintances over the last holiday season, that I feel obliged to share my version with all. The haldi (turmeric) and sonth (dried ginger) components make it unmistakably Ayurvedic. I love the taste, first and foremost; then I am equanimous, as a yogini, after.
It’s the season for apple cider and the few intrepid winter farmers’ markets grab your attention with this. So it was only fitting that I incorporate this into the shot; something like Temperate meets Tropics. Enjoy and embrace the yogi(ni) in you!
- 1 cup (8 oz) apple cider (serves 2)
- 1 tsp turmeric powder (or fermented turmeric powder) + 1 tsp ginger powder (sonth) + dash of sea salt + pinch of ground black pepper
- 3 cubes of frozen tender coconut water (or just ice cubes)
Blend all the ingredients in your powerful blender for 45 seconds or so.
Notes, hints, tips:
- To make coconut water ice-cubes: Pour coconut water into freezing trays. It freezes in about 2 hours in the freezer. Then remove th cubes and place in a container in the freezer. Use as required.
- Sonth is dried ginger. It is not the same as fresh ginger: it has a deeper flavor and taste, almost medicinal. Ginger powder in your supermarket is indeed sonth (fresh ginger is not amenable to powdering).
- Both turmeric and ginger powder do not technically dissolve in a liquid medium; the high velocity rotation of the blender blade helps in the “emulsification”, in addition to the froth.
- Instead of the 1 cup apple cider, you can use –1 cup tender coconut water + 1 tbsp honey + 1 tsp apple cider vinegar– (as in Thrive’s health shot).
- Warm Shot: For a comforting warm shot, nuke the cider with the same ingredients (skip the ice cubes) in the microwave for a minute or so.
- Frothy Shot (aquafaba): To the recipe add 2 oz (use a bartender’s jigger, for convenience) aquafaba. Run in the emulsifier.