Tiger Nut Milk Recipe – from a guest writer
Tiger Nuts are being touted as the next super food for the world, which has countless benefits to its user. With a rich variety of minerals such as magnesium, zinc, phosphorus and potassium; and vitamins E & C in its composition, we believe that the claim is very real. Plus it has equivalent amount of iron to breast milk. Another benefit that we like personally is that it has resistant starch in it, which means you can eat a lot of it and feel full for a long time. It suppresses your appetite, so it has possible benefits in weight loss programs as well. It is ideal for people who are allergic to nuts, since it is not a nut, but a tuber which tastes like nut. People, who are following a gluten free diet, whether due to allergies or personal choice, can also partake of this item, which is gluten free.
However, today we will give you a delicious recipe for Tiger Nuts Milk, which is also known as Horchata de Chufa (Spain) or Kunnu Aya (Nigeria). It is a very simple recipe which can be personalized to enhance taste. The following is for using Premium Organic Tiger Nuts. and you will find it best to use the kilo (2.2 lbs) box product, as it does take a reasonable amount of Tiger Nuts to make the Horchata.
- Soak a cup of tiger nuts for 24-48 hours. We suggest changing the water every day.
- Drain and rinse the tiger nuts.
- Put them in the blender with 3 cups of filtered water.
- Blend thoroughly, until you are sure that all the nuts have been crushed.
- Strain the milk in a nut milk bag and chill it before drinking.
The resultant milk will be naturally sweet and creamy. However, sugar or honey can be added to increase the taste. Additional spices can include black peppers, cinnamon, and even mint