Tiger Nut Milk

Tiger Nut Milk (AKA Horchata de Chufa) and Soaked Tiger Nuts: Tasty Treats With Resistant Starch

Tiger Nuts as a Simple Snack

Since tiger nuts have been dried to allow for long storage, you will need to rehydrate them. Soak your tiger nuts in water for at least 12 hours and up to 48. The soaking time will change the texture. Less soaking equals crunchier tiger nuts and more equals softer tiger nuts. You can also add flavorings such as cinnamon sticks and or vanilla beans to the soaking water. Drain and let dry and enjoy!! 

Horchata de chufa (tiger nut milk)

Another tasty way to get the benefits of tiger nuts, such as resistant starch, is horchata de chufa. Instead of being made from rice, this Spanish horchata is made from tiger nuts.

  • 1 cup of tiger nuts that have been soaked overnight and drained
  • 4 cups almost boiling water
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup 
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • Ground cinnamon
  1. Add your soaked and then drained nuts to your Vitamix or other high powered blender.
  2. Add the hot water to your blender and blend on high for about 2 minutes, or until fairly smooth.
  3. Pour this mixture through cheesecloth or nut milk bag into a bowl.
  4. Once the mixture is cool enough to handle, make a bag with the cheesecloth to squeeze out the extra liquid with your hands.
  5. Add your salt and maple syrup and mix.
  6. This drink is traditionally served cold and/or over ice.
  7. This should keep for about a week in your fridge.
Horchata de Chufa
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Prep Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup of tiger nuts that have been soaked overnight and drained
  2. 4 cups almost boiling water
  3. 1/4 cup maple syrup
  4. 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  5. Ground cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Add your drained soaked nuts to your Vitamix or other high powered blender.
  2. Add the hot water to your blender and blend on high for about 2 minutes, or until smooth.
  3. Pour this mixture through cheesecloth into a bowl.
  4. Make a bag with the cheesecloth to squeeze out the extra liquid with your hands.
  5. Add your salt and maple syrup and mix.
  6. This drink is traditionally served cold and/or over ice.
  7. This should keep for about a week in your fridge.
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Lemonade Water Kefir

Lemonade Water Kefir: A Delicious Fermented Beverage

This is one of my kids’ favorites! It’s a delicious lemonade made with water kefir that is filled with nutrients. Go here for a tutorial on brewing water kefir if you don’t know how.

This lemonade Water Kefir contains:

  • Probiotics (beneficial bacteria)
  • Beneficial acids
  • B vitamins
  • Vitamin K
  • Folic acid
  • Vitamin C

You will need:

Jar of Lemonade Water Kefir

  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • Water Kefir (about a quart)
  • Lemon zest (optional)
  • Glass bottle (Flip-top bottle for soda version)

Add all ingredients to a glass jar or bottle. Let sit on counter for at least 2 days and up to a week. Keep tasting to see when it reaches your desired flavor.

 

To make a soda:
Add all ingredients to a flip-top bottle. Let sit on your counter for at least 2 days and up to a week. Keep releasing gas from the bottle from time to time.
Once your water kefir juice or soda reaches your desired flavor, move it to the fridge to slow the fermentation.

 

 

Water Kefir Lemonade
A delicious twist on lemonade. This is packed with probiotics and other nutrients.
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Prep Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. Juice of one lemon
  2. 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon of sugar
  3. Water Kefir (about a quart)
  4. Lemon zest (optional)
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a glass jar or bottle. Let sit on counter for at least 2 days and up to a week. Keep tasting to see when it reaches your desired flavor.
To make a soda
  1. Add all ingredients to a flip-top bottle. Let sit on your counter for at least 2 days and up to a week. Keep releasing gas from the bottle from time to time.
  2. Once your water kefir juice or soda reaches your desired flavor, move it to the fridge to slow the fermentation.
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Lemonade Water KefirHave you made Lemonade Water Kefir or Soda? What did you think?

 

 

Orangeade Water Kefir Soda

Orangeade Water Kefir Soda: A Delicious Nutritious Natural Soda

Try making this delicious Orangeade Water Kefir Soda. It takes only a few minutes to make and you and your children will love the flavor! It’s also full of nutrition and low in sugar.

This Orangeade Water Kefir Soda contains:

  • Probiotics (beneficial bacteria)
  • Beneficial acids
  • B vitamins
  • Vitamin K
  • Folic acid
  • Vitamin C

You will need:

  • Juice of one orange
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Water Kefir (about a quart)
  • Orange zest (optional)
  • Glass flip-top bottle

Add all ingredients to a flip-top bottle. Allow to sit on your counter for at least 2 days and up to 7. Release the gas from time to time. When the soda has reached your desired taste, move it to the fridge to slow fermentation.

If you, or your children as is my case, do not like carbonation, just put the ingredients into a regular glass bottle or jar to ferment.

Go here for a tutorial on brewing water kefir if you don’t know how.

 

Orangeade Water Kefir Soda
A delicious natural "soda" loaded with vitamins and probiotics.
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Prep Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. Juice of one orange
  2. 1 teaspoon sugar
  3. Water Kefir (about a quart)
  4. Orange zest (optional)
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a flip-top bottle. Allow to sit on your counter for at least 2 days and up to 7. Release the gas from time to time. When the soda has reached your desired taste, move it to the fridge to slow fermentation.
Notes
  1. If you don't want carbonation, don't put the ingredients into a flip-top. Just use a regular glass bottle or jar.
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Orangeade Water Kefir SodaDo you brew your own water kefir? Have you tried making a water kefir soda before? What flavors? What did you think?