Have you ever heard of a tiger nut? If the answer is no, you’re not the only one…and here’s a surprise for you, these magical little nuggets of goodness are NOT actually nuts. They’re small root vegetables that are grown and harvested in the same way as a potato, and are packed full of superfood qualities. We decided to take on the challenge of incorporating these wrinkly little tubers into our June 2018 Smoothie of the Month and found an amazing company to collaborate with – The Tiger Nut Company!
In case you missed what Smoothie of the Month is about – every month, we partner with a brand that we think is ‘honestly good’ and create a limited edition flavour with their ingredient. Our #SOTM is then available for one month only to our smoothie box subscribers.
About ‘The Tiger Nut Company’
Ani (co-founder of The Tiger Nut Company) has been a tiger nut fan since her childhood. She grew up drinking tiger nut milk (known as Horchata) in Barcelona, and Chris (co-founder), tried it and fell in love with it too! The rest is history. They got their research hats on, found out how good tiger nuts are for your health, and there was no stopping them!
We absolutely love their dedication and passion for promoting this unusual little superfood to the masses – and we want to help spread the word too! Their company ethos is 100% after our own heart – Ani and Chris are strong believers that you don’t need to sacrifice on taste to eat healthily, and even if you have health issues that restrict what you can eat, this can be an amazing opportunity to get creative, and try new and delicious foods. Love that positivity!
Like us, they’re very passionate about sustainability, quality, and traceability. They will never buy tiger nuts on the open market, and instead, source their tiger nuts from hand-picked eco-agricultural farmers. Their tiger nuts are nut-free and gluten-free, as well as organic and fair trade. They take three to five months to dry, and are turned by hand daily.
We love The Tiger Nut Company’s dedication to health and sustainabilit, and we’re really excited working with them this month.
Here are the ingredients for our Smoothie of the Month.
50g Tiger nuts
50g Sweet Potato
10g Dried Mulberries
Why Our Ingredients Rock
Strawberries are rich in fibre and packed full of antioxidants and polyphenols. They also contain vitamin C and K, folate, potassium, magnesium, and manganese. Health benefits include improving heart function, reducing hypertension, preventing cancer, and they’re great for anti-ageing and eye health.
Tiger Nuts need no introduction. Our magic weapons in the #SOTM are high in Vitamin E, Omega 9, and are a natural pre-biotic. Amazingly, they contain as much iron as red meat. They’re great for digestion and gut health as they’re high in fibre, they can help with weight control, they’re a natural energy booster, and they’re also high in potassium and magnesium.
Blueberries are a potent superfood and one of the best sources of antioxidants. There’s so much goodness packed into them, that we could write a blog post on them alone! They’re full of iron, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, zinc, vitamin C, vitamin K and much more. They promote heart health, support digestion, boost brain health, can help with weight loss. They’re also cancer fighters, they can alleviate inflammation, and maintain healthy bones and skin.
Bananas are packed full of potassium, so are great for heart health and blood pressure. They’re superb for energy-boosting, and can also aid digestion, and help with gastrointestinal problems, due to their fibre content. As well as this, they are one of the best fruit sources for B6, which is super for maintaining a healthy nervous system and producing red blood cells.
Sweet Potatoes are great sources of fibre, and are packed full of vitamins and minerals, such as iron, calcium, selenium, vitamin C and multiple B vitamins. They can reduce the risk of cancer, the high-fibre content makes them great for digestion, and they are a fantastic source of beta-carotene.
Rhubarb is packed full of fibre and high in vitamins C and K. It can help treat constipation as its super for digestion, it strengthens the bones, improves blood circulation, lowers cholesterol and boosts brain health. As well as this, it can prevent Alzheimers, and cancer too.
Mulberries have lots of wonderful vitamins and minerals, such as iron, vitamin C, vitamin K, potassium, calcium, and phosphorus. Their fibre content makes them fantastic for digestion, and they can also increase circulation and regulate blood pressure too. Their antioxidant content helps them prevent cancer, and they can also improve vision and boost immunity.
Cinnamon is one of the most powerful spices on the planet. A little goes a long way, and it can help with blood sugar levels, digestion and immunity. It’s packed full of high antioxidants, contains anti-inflammatory properties, and can protect your heart and your brain, as well as lowering your cancer risk.
With all of these 100% organic ingredients, we’ve concocted a pink and powerful June #SOTM that tastes absolutely divine! Let us know what you think and look out for a competition on our social channels…