Nutrition

What The Nut : TigerNuts

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Let’s talk fiber:  Fiber aids in digestion with tons of health benefits.  Fiber helps us maintain a healthy weight, regulate blood sugar, lowers cholesterol, prevents certain cancers like colon cancer and way way more!  This is why I am a huge fan of the WHOLE fruit vs fruit juice – because fruit contains natural (and healthy) sugars but we need the fiber with the fruit to reap maximum benefits. Are you getting enough fiber?? If you are not eating enough whole foods- chances are no.  Fiber can be found in whole grains, fruits and vegetables.  You may notice you need more fiber if you are starting to feel constipated, tired, and see unexplained weight gain. FYI: fiber keeps us full!

Do any of these symptoms ring a bell? Don’t go running to the Fiber One bars or Metamucil (sorry doc- I do not agree with these recommendations!!!)  Aim to get your fiber in naturally oh and drink LOTS of water to help with the process of digestion.  So whole foods like fruits, vegetables and whole grains are great sources- but what if you need more.  You know on those days when you travel, or after a day of just eating junk! Get you digestive system back on track with TigerNuts?

What the Nut? Okay so first of all- TigerNuts are NOT nuts.  They are actually small root vegetables and are PACKED with fiber. 10 grams of fiber per serving-packed!  Also, tiger nuts contain iron, potassium and vitamins! So if I am traveling or need an extra boost of fiber- I am sure to throw a handful of these guys in a plastic bag!  Even better- when I wake up in the morning and am not feeling regular (Sorry-TMI alert) I make myself a TigerNut smoothie!  Oh and did I mention these little guys are gluten free- NUT FREE- raw and vegan! 

You can purchase Organic Gemini TigerNuts at Whole Foods Market or just order them online – I promise you will never need that processed Metamucil junk ever again! 

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TigerNut Smoothie Bowl
Serves 1
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266 calories
49 g
0 g
9 g
3 g
8 g
445 g
92 g
28 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
445g
Servings
1
Amount Per Serving
Calories 266
Calories from Fat 73
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g
13%
Saturated Fat 8g
38%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 92mg
4%
Total Carbohydrates 49g
16%
Dietary Fiber 10g
39%
Sugars 28g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A
2%
Vitamin C
44%
Calcium
3%
Iron
6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 whole banana
  2. 1 cup Ice
  3. 1 ounce TigerNuts
  4. 1 ounce raw shredded coconuts
  5. 1/2 cup Raspberries
Instructions
  1. Blend all of the ingredients together and serve in a bowl. Top with sliced bananas, coconut, and raspberries
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calories
266
fat
9g
protein
3g
carbs
49g
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