Calling all health and wellness gurus! We’ve got a new Citrus Kratom Energy Shot recipe for you that’s sure to deliver a mood boost in the morning. Loaded with citrusy fruits, spices, and a dose of Kratom, this shot will deliver all the antioxidants and vitamins you need to power through the day.
The popularity of Kratom has grown in the last decade, but it’s still not well understood. We’re here to help you understand what is Kratom and how it can work to boost your health.
The earliest use of Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) can be linked to farmers in its native regions of Southeast Asia. In these areas, Kratom was mainly used to enhance productivity and was consumed by chewing on the dried leaves of the Kratom tree or brewing the leaves into tea. Today, Kratom can be taken in many forms — from capsules and shots to gummies and powder. It is also used for a wider variety of reasons, including chronic pain relief (thanks to its analgesic effects that result from the two main active alkaloids: mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine (7-OH)), anxiety relief, energy and mood enhancement, and as an effective way to lessen the negative side effects of opioid withdrawal symptoms.
Depending on the amount of Kratom consumed, it can act as a stimulant or sedative. For this Citrus Kratom Energy Shot recipe, a smaller dosage of Kratom is key as that will result in the energy-boosting effects. The Kratom strain used is also important as each strain — red, green, white, and yellow — presents itself differently due to its alkaloid content. For example, the red and yellow strains are better for relaxation, while the white and green strains can improve energy levels and overall mood.
Ready to try it for yourself? Keep reading for the full list of ingredients and step-by-step directions!
The Ingredient Lineup
The most important part of any recipe is the ingredient list of course. Although this list is short in nature, the combination of potent ingredients will help you kickstart your day on the right foot.
- Preferred dose of Kratom from a Kratom capsule or tincture
- 1 large orange
- 1 medium grapefruit
- 1 small lemon
- 1/4 cup of shredded carrots
- 2 tsp freshly ground ginger
The Kratom source you choose depends on your preferences. If you use the powder from a capsule, it will give the shot a bit of added texture, while a tincture will blend in to reveal a smooth finish.
Step-by-Step Recipe Prep for a Citrus Kratom Energy Shot
Easy and effective — that’s how we roll! Follow these simple steps to start your day on the right foot!
1.) Peel the ginger and grate 2 tsp into a small bowl with the 1/4 cup of shredded carrots.
2.) Use a juicer or hand-squeeze the orange, grapefruit, and lemon and add all juice to a separate cup. For extra flavor, grate a small area of the lemon and add in the zest.
3.) Combine the grated ginger, shredded carrots, Kratom, and juice concoction into a blender. Blend until all ingredients are fully combined and the liquid holds a consistent color.
4.) Let the fully blended shot chill in the refrigerator for 45 min to 1 hr, then pour and sip!
What benefits does the Citrus Kratom Energy Shot offer?
Vitamins and nutrients with a myriad of benefits come together to make this shot pop with potency, flavor, and effectiveness. But with such a jam-packed list of ingredients, you probably want to know how each one can enhance your overall wellness routine. Let’s break each one down and take a look at the “good stuff.”
Oranges are a great source of vitamin C, which is an excellent antioxidant and immune booster that helps to fight free radicals and external pollutants like cigarette smoke and car exhaust. Vitamin C also increases hyaluronic acid and stimulates collagen production in the skin, which can help reduce wrinkles and roughness.
Grapefruits are a delicious and healthy fruit that can be eaten as part of a ketogenic diet or in other low-carb diets. The grapefruit is loaded with vitamins C and A, both of which have been shown to have health benefits including boosting immunity, improving vision, improving skin health, fighting cancer cells, and reducing the risk for heart disease. In addition to this nutrient rich fruit being tasty it also has an incredibly high water content making them one of the most hydrating fruits out there!
Lemons are a citrus fruit that contain high concentrations of vitamin C, fiber, potassium, and antioxidants, which are thought to support weight loss. Vitamin C great for overall skin health and can help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, dryness, and sun-damaged skin. Lemons also have antibacterial properties, which can help with digestion and immune responses when it comes to fighting off a cold.
Carrots are nutrient-dense, high in fiber, and low in calories. They contain vitamins A, B6, and C as well as potassium and beta carotene — an antioxidant which supports eye health. The combination of powerful nutrients and vitamins found in carrots are also good for the heart, can lower the risk of cancer, and boost the immune system.
Ginger or ginger root is native to southeast Asia and has been used as a spice for centuries. The health benefits of ginger are vast and varied, from curing nausea to supporting digestion processes. Ginger is also a potent anti-inflammatory that helps ease joint pain and inflammation.
Kratom is a plant native to Southeast Asia that has been used as a traditional medicine in these countries for centuries. The leaves were typically chewed or brewed into tea, but today Kratom is available in many forms including gummies, capsules, shots, tinctures, and more. The primary active alkaloid in Kratom is mitragynine, which binds with opioid receptors in the brain and reduces pain by blocking nerve signals from the spinal cord. The appeal for using Kratom is its ability to boost energy and productivity levels, relieve pain, and reduce illicit drug and opiate withdrawal symptoms.
At the end of the day, this Citrus Kratom Energy Shot offers a wealth of benefits for your overall well-being and delivers everything you need for a brighter morning and more productive day — all in one convenient, easy-to-take sip!