Cinnamon Honey Tiger Nut Horchata! One of my favorite alternative dairy-free milk and one of the sweetest naturally. The taste is sweet, but not overpowering, especially with a cinnamon honey blast. Next to almond milk, Tiger Nut milk is it because it’s nut-free and safe for people with allergies.
Oh, Almond milk if I could drink you I would but since I have Tiger Nut Horchata we’re all good!
I LOVE Tiger Nut Horchata, especially when it’s BASIC. It has a sweetness all on its own, and it’s own kind of creaminess.
It’s one of my favorite kinds of plant-based milk that I discovered when nuts, seeds, and most grains were my enemy. It was like the ah-ha moment to food allergies. I could finally have something and it actually tasted really good. I know you know that feeling! Remember what it felt like to be able to have something?
Tiger Nut Horchata despite its fancy name is really easy to make. Plus, I don’t add any artificial flavorings or nasty additives. I keep them whole and simple. Whole and simple because you don’t have to have 10 hundred superfood ingredients in one drink to deem it healthy. You can go simple as well.
Remember when the phrase “YA BASIC” came out and it was an insult to be called that? Basic is BossBabe now. Basic is king.
I originally created this Tiger Nut Horchata recipe sans natural sweeteners, and I only used a splash of cinnamon the first time. Well. I tweaked it. I changed it. I sweetened it up. Now this recipe is even more epic!
Now that I can have honey in my diet, it’s a nice switch from maple syrup. So I added honey, and a dollop MORE of cinnamon and let me tell you!!! This milk has an anti-inflammatory kick, a spice, and a sweet spring vibe. I literally made a half pitcher of it today, and due to the heat drank it all! No guilt here! xx
WHAT IS A TIGER NUT?
Information on Tiger Nuts from Organic Gemini’s website.
- Despite its name, there are no nuts here. Tiger Nuts are small root vegetables which comprised 80% of our Paleo ancestors’ diet around 200 million years ago! (Cray, right?)
- This superfood originates from Africa and is currently cultivated in West Africa and Spain.
- Tiger Nuts are rich in prebiotic fiber. Probiotics act as food for your body’s natural good gut bacteria, they help your gut’s natural probiotics thrive.
So let’s say the doctor comes back with the tests and says you have no good gut bacteria growth. There are no good guy probiotics in your gut. You’ve implemented herbs, antibiotics, and even tons of probiotics, and it’s still not enough? Enter a prebiotic fiber.
Organic Gemini Tiger Nuts which is the brand I use and prefer is Certified Gluten-Free, non-GMO, USDA Organic, Certified Vegan, Certified Paleo, Kosher, and Raw. They happen to be made in a nut-free and gluten-free facility.
WHAT DO TIGER NUTS HAVE IN THEM:
- TigerNuts are a Powerhouse of nutrition
- A ton of resistant starch – food for the good bacteria in your gut. It helps the good stuff thrive, and optimizes digestion.
- Potassium – Same quantity as avocados and coconut water
- Iron -Equivalent to your serving of spinach
- Super high in fiber!!!
- Great for Diabetics and Celiacs
WHAT DO TIGER NUTS TASTE LIKE:
Well, the milk is sweet.
The actual Tiger Nut has an interesting consistency and texture. It’s not one I enjoy unless it is made into flour or the Horchata.
The outside of the Tiger Nut is edible, but it is really dry, chalky dry, peanut skin dry. The inside is sweet and moist.
Tiger Nut Horchata is light milk in consistency and flavor. Not as light as rice milk, but not as heavy as soy milk. TigerNut Horchata has a lovely body to it, making it easy to use it in many forms such as baking, drinking, cereal eating, smoothie making, and more.
Cinnamon and Honey
Why oh why? Because hello anti-inflammatory!
That means foods with anti-inflammatory properties have the ability to decrease the amount of inflammation in your body. Inflammation causes weight gain, weight loss, food sensitivities, food allergies, fatigue, mood issues, healing issues, muscle pain, headaches, and more.
While honey is anti-bacterial and who couldn’t use more of that when everyone is getting sick around here? Hmmm? Plus it’s delicious!
Ready to make beautiful music together?
Grab this nut-milk bag to strain your milk! It’s the best!
Cinnamon Honey Tiger Nut Horchata AIP
- high-speed blender
- nut-milk bag or cheese cloth
- 1 cup Tiger Nuts gluten-free
- 4 cups spring water
- 2 tsp organic wildflower honey heaping
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- In a high-speed blender, blast the Tiger Nuts and water till well blended. Set aside.
- Fill a medium to large-sized bowl with ice and place the nut milk bag or cheesecloth directly over the bowl and strain the mixture into the bowl. Pulp left inside the bag should be discarded.
- Rinse blender once again. Add Horchata back to the blender and add cinnamon and honey and blast on high until well blended. Pour into a glass jar and store in the fridge for up to 3 days. Always shake before serving. Since no stabilizers are used you'll have to shake the mixture every time you want to serve it.
- Serve over ice. It's best over ice.