Last year sometime in August, we had a plan to take the girls out back to school shopping. The thing about Fibromyalgia or any chronic pain is that it never flares at the right time, as if there would ever be a right time. Here I am barely able to walk with two teenagers who want to go go go.
While getting shoes, we decided to stop into Whole Foods for lunch. In the center isle by the checkouts, there it was. KOR Turmeric Shots, know now in my house as the “shot of wonderful.”
We forked over the $2.50 and within 10 minutes I was able to tackle the mall, carrying bags, and feeling like my normal self. No more sitting on the bench and hoping that the day would end soon.
With that, I did what anyone would do and went back in and bought a weeks worth. Almost $20. Now, I am not saying that my health isn’t worth $20 a week, but like everything in my life, there had to be a way I could do this myself.
So with a little trial and error and the help of the smoothie counter clerk at Whole Foods, I created my own DIY Turmeric Shot….renamed A Shot Of Wonderful.
If you suffer or know someone who suffers with chronic pain, try it.
- Grated Turmeric Root, approx 1 TBSP (if not available in produce section you can buy at most organic smoothie stores or use turmeric powder which is very similar.
- 1 Whole Carrot Grated
- 16oz of Coconut Water
- 1 Squirt of Honey
- Strain to remove pulp
*optional orange or tangerine slices. (We used cucumber)
Blend until drinkable. I used our Nutribullet
Makes enough Juice to fill 6 of the dressing sized Tupperware containers.
I will say it stains, so put something down on your counters and do not use the “guest towels” to clean up.