Lemon Lime Juice Shots
I wanted to share a new juice shots recipe with you. Citrus peels have D-Limonene & Naringenin in them, which is responsible for their beautiful aroma and has a lot of health benefits, which include anti-viral and anti-inflammatory properties. Many people often boil citrus peels for this, and use essential oils, but I think juicing them is great, too.
Since I'm doing all I can to remain healthy these days, I thought it would be great to ensure I'm getting these nutrient compounds in my diet each day. I made a few for the fridge and the rest went in the freezer. If I feel my throat is scratchy or a cold coming on, I'll consume one to help support my immune.
The key is to juice with the peel on the lemons and limes to get the full benefits. I've mixed them with apple juice to sweeten it up, but you might want to add coconut water as well. Personally, I like the tartness of them - it makes me pucker every time!
Lemon Lime Juice Shots
8 -10 Juice Shots
Juice shots to cleanse and stimulate your digestive system, support immunity
6 medium lemons, juiced with peel
6 medium limes, juiced with peel
2 granny smith apples, cored
Optional: 1/2 to 1 cup filter water or coconut water, to make sweeter
Juicer machine (blender wont work well for this)
Juice Shot Bottles
What you'll need
Juice the lemons, limes and apples together and add them to your shot bottles and fill it to the top. Add water or coconut water to lighten them up a bit since they are very strong with the peel. Save in the fridge or freeze for later use each morning during the week. Makes 6-10 shots, depending on how big your lemons/limes are. If you prefer a less stronger shot to drink straight, then fill them half with lemon and half with water until filled to the top.
If you juice it with the peel it will be bitter and strong, but has many benefits. If you don't want to, that is fine but you won't benefit from the extra D-limonene and Naringenin, the reason I made this recipe at this time.
To best support your body, drink these shots with water throughout the day. You can drink them alone, but you might need to add more apple or coconut water to make it palatable for you.
BENEFITS:Citrus peels, like lemons and limes are often used to help ward of colds, virus and support the body to cleanse. D-limonene, a compound that gives lemon its characteristic aroma, is also found in the peel and may be responsible for many of this fruit’s health benefits.
The nutrients in lemons are more prevalent in the peel than in the juice or the flesh of the lemon:
- Lemon peel may offer antimicrobial and antifungal effects - even against antibiotic-resistant strains.
- Offers several antioxidants, including D-limonene and vitamin C, that protect your immune system and reduce your risk of disease.Has antibacterial properties that may block the growth of microorganisms responsible for oral diseases.
- Some compounds in lemon peel may have anticancer potential. Although more studies are needed, the D-limonene in lemon peel may dissolve gallstones.
- Naringenin, A citrus based flavone has been shown to block the ACE2 activity (Covid trojan horse) and also has antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties. Read more about those studies here: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32613637/