Girl Gone Smart: A recipe for the perfect shot

I've watched my friend Amy go though an amazing physical and emotional transformation in the last few years. I've always loved and adored her, but lately, she has become an inspiration and possibly my (and your) savior.

During this quarantine I haven't been able to go to the gym, the weather has my inflammation way up, and I'm simply not moving as much as I used to. On Sunday I put on a bathing suit for the first time since November and I'm starting to expand in all sorts of ways. It's time to change that and my inflammation markers, if possible.

Last week, Amy posted this photo on her social media account and I was immediately intrigued. As someone with rheumatoid arthritis, I'm very aware of the benefits various ingredients can have on inflammation, so I asked her if I could not only have her recipe, but share it with all of you as well.

The Perfect Shot


  • 7 oz turmeric root (large handful)

  • 3-4 lemons, rind removed

  • 6 oz ginger root (roughly chopped)

  • Squeeze of honey or maple syrup

  • A pinch black pepper

Run all ingredients through a juicer, or blend in a blender and pour through a cloth-lined sieve to strain out any pulp.

Store the mixture in a container in the refrigerator and every morning, take a shot to start your day!

Tip from Amy: Add a bit of cayenne pepper to it the day I take it.

(Cayenne pepper benefits are widely known, but a few are: prevent blood clots, support detoxification, and fight the common cold. It can also be applied to the skin as remedy for muscle pain and inflammation caused by arthritis.)

I'm currently traveling but as soon as I get home, I'm going to make a batch and include it with my quarantine execercise routine.

Thank you for the recipe Amy!

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