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
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22 Comment

  1. I never heard of this thing before. These aren’t available in India. I wish it was! Lovely post 🙂

    1. Julie Lichtman says: Reply

      Thank you so much!

  2. I guess I should try this ! Way healthier than eating chocolate bars when I am hungry 😀

  3. Ohh, something new to try. Hope they’re available in Canada.

  4. This looks so healthy!! I’d love to try it! Thanks for sharing this recipe!!

  5. I have never heard of these before but they look fantastic!! I’m heading over to their website now!!

  6. This looks absolutely delicious!!

  7. Dude this is the best thing ever! I need to find these here in Dubai.

  8. It is so important that we eat healthily and fibre has a great source of anti-oxidants to help nurture our immune system. Great post.

  9. Karina says: Reply

    These look like a great alternative to those yukky fiber supplements, I’ll definitely have to give them a try, thanks for sharing!

  10. I agree with getting fiber in a more natural way. Metamucil is not bad though. It is a much better option than some things people use. I love the name Tiger Nuts lol. That is great branding right there. not something you will easily forget.

  11. Looks like a great alternative to many of the popular snacks. Im always in for natural, plant based , healthy food choices.
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  12. Wow, this is looking super yummy and healthy. 🙂 I’m unsure tho if they sell them in The Netherlands.. Hmm.. Let’s start searching..
    x Fre
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  13. Cassie says: Reply

    I’ve never heard of tiger nuts, but you make them sound awesome! And especially in that smoothie bowl. I may need to try this out. Thank you for sharing!

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  14. They look so yummy, especially in that bowl with cereal and fruit. Do they sell them in UK?

  15. Great article! As a fan of fibre and nuts its great to find that there is a new one for me to try, Tiger Nut. I’l allergic to gluten and wheat and its brill that these nuts provide all the fibre and are gluten free. Great!

  16. Ivanna says: Reply

    These sound good. We can all use more fiber we just don’t seem to get enough.

  17. oooh how cool! I’ve heard of these before but I never really knew the details on them. Now I want to give them a try!

  18. Jen says: Reply

    I’ve heard so many awesome things about Tiger Nuts. I need give them a try. This smoothie bowl sounds wonderful!

  19. I’ve never heard of these but they sound like a great afternoon snack! Definitely checking them out.

  20. a says: Reply

    cool

  21. Never heard of these before! I love learning about new nuts– and the good kind of nuts too…. LOL. Thanks for sharing.
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