Chocolate Tiger Nut Granola

We just received this terrific recipe for Chocolate Tiger Nuts Granola from one of our customers , Theresa, it's AIP, Paleo, Vegan, Nut-free. 

Ingredients

  • 1cup sliced Tigernuts
  • 1cup Coconut Flakes (the wide ones, though shredded can work as well)
  • 1/4cup Avocado Oil
  • 1/4cup Maple Syrup
  • 1 tbspCocoa Powder (use Carob Powder for AIP)
  • 1tsp Vanilla Bean Powder (optional)

Instructions

 Preheat the oven to 275 F and move the baking rack into the middle of the oven.

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mix all of the ingredients in a large bowl, then evenly spread onto the baking sheet.
  3. Bake for 35-40 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes or so. Check the granola at 35 to make sure it isn’t burning. It may still seem a bit moist at 40 but take it out as it will dry as it cools.
  4. If any is stuck together after it cools, break apart with your hands. Store in an airtight container at either room temp or in the fridge.

 

Jack Sims - Founder & CEO at www.tigernutsusa.com - nuts@tigernutsusa.com 


Tiger Nuts are NOT NUTS, they are Tubers! They are also100% Gluten Free, 100% Organic, 100% NUT FREE, 100% Allergen Free,
100% Dairy Free, High in Fiber, Low in Calories & Fats, High in Nutrition, Non GMO, AIP, Paleo Perfect, Kosher and they taste great, like coconut!
We believe our Tiger Nuts are probably the "Healthiest single source snack food on the market".

 

SUPERFOODS to Stomp out a Cold

Not only do healthy, nutrient-dense foods nourish your body and help the cells grow and reproduce, they also help arm your body’s defenses to ward off attacks from germs that cause colds.  Low-fat meats, whole grains, fruits, vegetables and whole grains all play a part in preparing your body to do battle.

Another important component of your anti-cold defense system is water.  When your body is dehydrated, it’s at an increased risk of germs latching on and not letting go. So be sure to drink plenty of water and decaffeinated drinks to help your body stay hydrated and ready.

Just one cup of yogurt a day may work to keep the gastrointestinal track healthier, which can help ward off colds.  It has to be yogurt with live cultures, as this is the key ingredient that helps keep the GI track ready to rumble. And an added bonus to eating yogurt - recent studies suggest regular dairy consumption helps you lose weight or maintain a healthy weight.       

Garlic contains allicin, an antibiotic that has been shown to prevent complications from a cold in some research. Garlic can be added to many of your favorite dishes to spice them up and help you suit up to do battle against cold germs.                                                                                                             

It’s been said an apple a day keeps the doctor away. Well, so can an orange. One orange a day provides your recommended daily allowance of vitamin C. Oranges are also abundant in flavonoids, which helps your body’s cells regenerate and stay healthy and strong. Green bell peppers are the vegetable family’s best vitamin C source. Add them to a salad, or simply slice one up and eat it raw.  Flavonoids are also found in peppers.  You may even want to prepare a green pepper dip seasoned with garlic for an added germ-kicking effect.  

Lean ground beef, especially when prepared with a bit of garlic, can maintain cell health and fight off illness. It’s a good source of protein, selenium and zinc, and when eaten with a bit of tomato, is a great defense during cold season.

 Taking some of our Tiger Nuts product will certainly help too

 

Of course our Tiger Nuts are considered SUPERFOODS and this is the tenth in a series of 50 SUPERFOOD  articles written by Kelly Lyons and brought to you by Tiger Nuts USA



Jack Sims - Founder & CEO at www.tigernutsusa.com - nuts@tigernutsusa.com 

Tiger Nuts are NOT NUTS, they are Tubers! They are also100% Gluten Free, 100% Organic, 100% NUT FREE, 100% Allergen Free,
100% Dairy Free, High in Fiber, Low in Calories & Fats, High in Nutrition, Non GMO, AIP, Paleo Perfect, Kosher and they taste great, like coconut!
We believe our Tiger Nuts are probably the "Healthiest single source snack food on the market".

 

 

SUPERFOODS that Help Heartburn

Heartburn and indigestion make millions of people miserable. Continuous digestive problems can be a symptom of overeating, bad food choices or something more serious.  Thankfully simple changes in the foods you eat can provide relief. 

A number of foods can trigger heartburn or indigestion by relaxing the band of muscles at the end of your esophagus so it can't keep out stomach acid. By avoiding spicy foods with black pepper or chili powder, garlic and raw onions, citrus foods like tomatoes, oranges, and grapefruit, fried or fatty foods, alcohol or anything with caffeine such as coffee, tea, soft drinks, heartburn and indigestion can be greatly lessened or avoided.

For overall healthy digestion and to minimize acid reflux, make sure you get plenty of fiber from a variety of vegetables, non-citrus fruits, and whole grains. Drink enough fluids to help your body absorb important nutrients and lubricate food waste, and use low-fat methods when cooking. Try drinking herbal chamomile tea after dinner or before bedtime, as it’s believed to have a calming effect on the stomach.  Smaller but more frequent meals can also help decrease heartburn and indigestion episodes.   Be sure to eat your meals and snacks in a calm, relaxed atmosphere where there’s little if any noise or distractions. Wear properly fitting clothing that isn’t tight in the waist and abdominal area, and don’t lie down immediately after eating a meal.

Make your morning meal oatmeal. It’s high in fiber, low in saturated fat and cholesterol and when combined with skim milk, gives you a calcium-charged boost to your day. By adding blueberries or raisins you’ll be adding some extra iron and potassium into the mix for a well-balanced meal. 

You can't beat turkey if you want a lean, nutrient-packed protein source that'll be easy on your stomach. Turkey is high in niacin, which helps lower cholesterol levels in the blood.  Chicken without the skin is also a terrific low-fat source of protein. Both are easy to cook either indoors or out.

Apples and grapes are low in saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium, and are a great non-citrus fruit choice for vitamin C and fiber.

Tiger Nuts are also a food that can seriously help your digestive system, it's packed with fiber and tastes great too.

Of course our Tiger Nuts are considered SUPERFOODS and this is the ninth in a series of 50 SUPERFOOD  articles written by Kelly Lyons and brought to you by Tiger Nuts USA



Jack Sims - Founder & CEO at www.tigernutsusa.com - nuts@tigernutsusa.com 

Tiger Nuts are NOT NUTS, they are Tubers! They are also100% Gluten Free, 100% Organic, 100% NUT FREE, 100% Allergen Free,
100% Dairy Free, High in Fiber, Low in Calories & Fats, High in Nutrition, Non GMO, AIP, Paleo Perfect, Kosher and they taste great, like coconut!
We believe our Tiger Nuts are probably the "Healthiest single source snack food on the market".