This citrus-packed concoction is not only bursting with vibrant flavors but also offers a myriad of health benefits.

Introducing the “Shifa Shots” – a delightful blend of oranges, clementines, lemons, turmeric, ginger, and other wholesome ingredients. Packed with vitamins, antioxidants, and natural goodness, this smoothie is a perfect way to start your day or provide a midday pick-me-up.

The combination of citrus fruits like oranges, clementines, and lemons provides a powerful dose of vitamin C, known for its immune-boosting properties. Vitamin C is essential for maintaining a healthy immune system and supporting overall well-being. Additionally, these citrus fruits lend their bright and tangy flavors, creating a refreshing and zesty taste sensation.

Turmeric, a golden spice renowned for its medicinal properties, takes center stage in this smoothie. Whether you choose to use turmeric powder or fresh turmeric, you’ll benefit from its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Turmeric contains curcumin, a compound known to help reduce inflammation and support joint health. It also acts as a natural detoxifier, assisting in cleansing the body from within.

Ginger, another superstar ingredient in this smoothie, adds a delightful kick and brings its own set of health benefits to the table. Rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, ginger aids digestion, relieves nausea, and supports a healthy gut. Its distinct flavor adds depth and warmth to this invigorating beverage.

To enhance the nutritional profile of this smoothie, we incorporate black onion seeds, also known as kalonji or nigella. These tiny black seeds offer a unique flavor and are packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. They are believed to aid digestion, boost metabolism, and promote healthy skin.

To sweeten this tangy blend, you can add a drizzle of honey to taste. Honey not only adds a touch of natural sweetness but also offers various health benefits. It contains antioxidants, enzymes, and trace amounts of minerals that can support your immune system and soothe a sore throat.

Preparing this is quick and easy, requiring just a few minutes of your time. Simply blend all the ingredients together, strain if desired, and voila! For added convenience, I like to freeze the smoothie in ice cube trays, allowing me to enjoy it on the go. Just add a cube or two to a glass, pour in some boiling hot water, and watch as it transforms into a soothing and flavorful beverage.


4 Oranges peeled
2 clementines or nartjies peeled
2 lemons peeled
3 teaspoons turmeric powder or fresh turmeric
Half a cup chopped ginger
1 teaspoon whole peppercorns
Honey to taste
2 teaspoons black onion seeds/kalonji/nigella
¼ cup apple cider vinegar
4 teaspoons KhadijaK marine collagen
Water as needed


Blend together, strain and ENJOY! I freeze these in ice cube trays and just add boiling hot water and one cube into a glass.

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