Tigernut is a nut, whose health benefit is very high, though a lot of people do not have the knowledge of how beneficial it is to the body. Most of us, do not know that Tigernut can be made into a drink or smoothie, we usually eat it, the way it is. In this article, I will be taking you through a step by step process of how to make tiger nut drink or smoothie with banana and as well as the health benefits.
Tiger nuts and Banana are one of the fruits that you can get easily. It is been sold in the mall, market or by the road side. To make Tiger nut drink with Banana , all you need is;
- Filtered water
- Lemon juice
How to make tiger nut drink with banana
Below is a step by step process on how to make tiger nut drink with banana.
– There are different kinds of Tigernut; the black, the brown and the yellow one. The nutrient value of each kind differs. Also, the Tigernut can either be dried or fresh, you can make use of any one you lay your hands on. If you are making use of the dry one, you will need to soak it for at least 48 hours in an airtight container and make sure it is refrigerated to keep it fresh. There is not any need to soak the fresh ones.
– You will be making use of a blender or a food processor, rinse the Tiger nuts into the blender or food processor. Add a little bit of water and blend. The blending usually takes up to 2 to 3 minutes, you just have to blend until it’s creamy and smooth.
– For those of you, who are making use of a food processor, it will allow you drain the milk directly into a bottle or an airtight container after it has separated the milk from the pulp. But if you are making use of the regular kind of blender or food processor, after you are done with the blending, you will have to sieve the milk. The main purpose of doing this, is to separate the milk from the leftover pulp.
– After this, you will pour the milk into the blender and add your Banana, then you blend until it is smooth.
I like adding a lit bit of lemon juice just to give the drink a kick and it also stops the banana from getting brown.
The Tigernut milk can be stored in an airtight container and refrigerated for 2 to 3 days, but it should be consumed immediately the banana has been added.
Tiger nut and banana smoothie benefits
Tigernut has a lot nutrients and benefit for the human body. It’s contains a high percentage of Vitamin c, Phosphorus, Calcium and Magnesium. Though the percentage of the nutrients differs. Each kind of Tigernut has a slightly different percentage of nutrients from each other.
This drink also helps the body to control the insulin level in the body and is very good for diabetic patients. It is also good for the heart. Both Tigernuts and Banana helps to check the blood sugar level.
The banana in the drink prevents Kidney Stone. It is good for treating urinary tract infections.
Tiger nut and Banana drink or smoothie, should be served cold.