Wellness Shots: Is This Trend Good For Your Health?

Wellness Shots: Is This Trend Good For Your Health?

Wellness Shots: Is This Trend Good For Your Health?

Ahhhh, TikTok trends, quite often, are the bane of my existence. However, the wellness shot is a trend I think is worth talking about a little bit more.

For starters, what is this wellness shot trend?

All over TikTok and Instagram, you might see women dancing and taking a shot (out of a shot glass) of what looks like orange juice each morning. It’s a mixture of turmeric, ginger, lemon, and sometimes orange.

Comments about it being a wellness shot, beauty shot, improving complexion, healing their guts, etc., can be found in captions or written on the videos.

The big question do the wellness shots help with gut health, complexion and overall health?

It can.

Let’s break it down a little bit.

These wellness shots are built off of three main ingredients: turmeric, ginger & lemon (sometimes orange too).

Each of these has its own added benefits.

Turmeric: A spice filled with anti-inflammatory properties, it can help with pain relief, protect from viruses, reduce arthritis, improve complexion & help with digestion.

Ginger: A spice that can help with nausea and shows signs of lowering blood pressure, cholesterol levels, menstrual pain, and cancer risk. Ginger is also known to help fight infections.

Lemon: A fruit that is a good source of vitamin C that can help reduce cancer risk, improve digestive health, boost energy levels and improve your immune system.

By taking all three of these and putting them together into the wellness shots, you are adding a lot of value to your body at one time.

Is it going to change your health overnight? No.

However, if you have digestive issues or a lower immune system, it could be an added benefit to your day.

TLDR: the wellness shots won’t hurt in any way to drink, but it won’t be the single fix for all of your health issues.

How do you make the wellness shots?

This combination has helped me with digestive issues when my stomach is upset, so I keep some on hand in case.

After going through several recipes on Google (all fairly similar), I added the following combination to my juicer.

  • 1 orange
  • 2 lemons
  • 1/4 knob of ginger
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper

It made 2-3 servings and has been good when I add it to sparkling water. Doing shots on their own isn’t my thing.

What are your thoughts on the wellness shots trend?


Kristin Longacre

Hey There, I’m Kristin, a holistic nutrition coach helping busy moms simplify healthy eating to increase their energy levels and rebuild confidence in themselves.

Are Morning Wellness Shots Good For You?

Homemade Golden Milk

Homemade Golden Milk

If you follow me over on Instagram, you may have seen that I am doing a three week elimination diet. As I work towards getting my Integrative Nutrition Health Coach certificate, I am learning about a variety of food sensitivities. One of the recommendations was to try our own elimination diet so we get a feel of one and see if we might actually have sensitivities we didn’t realize. For three weeks I’m eliminating the five most common foods we as humans are sensitive to: dairy, gluten, egg, soy and corn.

All of that being said, one thing I needed to replace was milk for my coffee creamer. Golden Milk was trendy a few years ago, but I never gave it a try. Instead of just almond milk I figured now was a good chance to give it a try. To be honest, I might not switch back.

For starters I followed a recipe, but I’ve adjusted it more to my tastes as I’ve gone on over the last three weeks.

Benefits of Homemade Golden Milk

The more I read about Golden Milk, I can see how it was trendy, however I am also surprised it didn’t make the trends this year as people looked for ways to boost their immune systems.

The third ingredient used in this recipe is Turmeric. When you question why the homemade golden milk is golden, it’s because of the Turmeric. It has been known to reduce inflammation. I could go down a long rabbit hole about inflammation and the amount of ways reducing it could improve your health. For now, the important note is that the less inflamed your body is, the better it can perform.

Turmeric also contains a compound called curcumin. There are mixed studies, but many researchers believe that this compound can lower anxiety and depression.

Then comes ginger. A little bit of ginger can go a long way. I had to reduce the amount in the recipe I had because even 1/2 tsp ginger was very overpowering.  Ginger is a great way to settle nausea in an upset stomach. Some studies are starting to show that it can help with weight loss, lowering blood sugar and possibly preventing heart disease.

Homemade Golden Milk

Any extra boost of immunity can be considered helpful these days. This Summer I switched to using local honey in an attempt to slow my allergies down. Making Golden Milk was just another excuse to fit it into my morning routine.

I use about 1/4 of a cup a day in my milk frother to add a little bit of a creamy taste in my coffee. The recipe listed below makes about one week’s worth of Golden Milk. For now it’s been added as part of my Sunday meal prep.

Homemade Golden Milk

Servings 7


  • 1 1/2 cups light coconut milk
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp local honey


  • Add all ingredients to a small saucepan.
  • Whisk ingredients over medium heat for 5 minutes, do not boil
  • Remove from heat and let cool.
  • Store in fridge to use throughout the week
  • For extra creamy taste, mix 1/4 cup in a milk frother prior to adding to coffee.

What do you use for coffee cream? Have you ever tried golden milk?