We are crazy over this not-a-nut-“nut!” High in antioxidants and prebiotic fiber, we think it’s time you get into the tiger nut action by trying any of these recipes. Or, try it as a beverage with this delicious and satisfying homemade tiger nut horchata. Not a cinnamon fan? No worries! Simply omit it and make it as a milk. The end product is rich, creamy and mildly sweet. Oh! And it’s really versatile!
The 131 Method has several other non-dairy milk recipes available in the online program. We’ve got coconut, hemp and hazelnut milks that taste so much better than store-bought. Our goal is less inflammation, and it starts by cooking from home more often. Trust us when we say: making homemade milk is REALLY easy!
What is Horchata?
A Central American drink made from ground almonds, tiger nuts, or rice. Generally sweetened with sugar, we kept our version much lower carb by using monk fruit sweetner (or stevia). Drink it chilled on ice, use it for smoothies, a coffee creamer, or, heat it for homemade lattes or matcha tea. Clearly we chose the superfood of the bunch and made our horchata using tiger nuts. Read all about their health benefits here.
Tiger Nut Horchata
Yield: 5 servings
Serving Size: 1 cup
Prep Time: 5 min
Chill Time: 8 hrs
- 1 cup tiger nuts
- 5 cups water plus soaking water
- 2 small cinnamon sticks
- 1 tablespoon Lakanto Monkfruit Golden*
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Cover the tiger nuts with water and soak with the cinnamon sticks overnight. (If you need to expedite the process, bring to a boil for 5 minutes, then let sit for an hour).
- Drain and rinse the tiger nuts and cinnamon sticks. Add to a high-powered blender with the 5 cups of water, sweetener and vanilla. Blend on high for 1 minute.
- Strain through a nut bag. If you like it sweeter, add a bit more Lakanto or some stevia.*
- Refrigerate for up to 3 days.
- Because a great deal of the nut and fiber are strained out, it’s difficult to produce an accurate macro count. The nutrients for 1 ounce of tiger nuts on their own are listed below.
Nutrition information for 1 ounce of tiger nuts:
Calories: 120| Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Carbs: 19g | Fiber: 10g | Net Carbs: 9g
Lets us know what you think in the comments below! We want to know if you try this Tiger Nut Horchata (or just the plain milk!).
This was surprisingly delicious! I added 3 cloves and 3 cardamom pods to add more flavor.
Oh YUM! Great idea!