Wow! the weekend is here again,

You will agree with us that this week ran with speed, we can see the smiles on your wonderful faces as it’s time for you to relax after the week’s stress.

Are you thinking of what delicious drink to take and relax with this weekend?

Well, do try the tiger nut drink.

Before we give you the steps on how to prepare this delicious drink, we would love to tell you some lovely things about tiger nut which is the main ingredient for the drink.

Tiger nut (cyperus esculentus) also known as earth almonds is not a nut but a tuber, a mini tuber. The tiger nut plant has grass-like leaves which are 35-60 cm long.

Tiger nut is known by different names chufa, earth almonds, rush nut, zukinuss, yellow nutsedge, and yellow nutgrass, in Nigeria where it is cultivated in the northwestern part of the country; it is mostly called aya (Hausa), aki awusa (Igbo), imumu/ofio (Yoruba) while in Ghana it is called atadwe.

It contains vitamin B, C, and E, insoluble fiber, iron, potassium, proteins, natural sugars, zinc, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, etc.

The presence of magnesium in tiger nuts helps in the fight against tooth decay and osteoporosis, prevention of menstrual problems, and maintenance of a stable body ph. Also due to the high amount of potassium in tiger nuts, it helps control activities of the heart and blood pressure. It is essential for the proper functioning of human cells and vital organs also for electrolyte balance in the body. It has a high amount of antioxidants and is antibacterial.

The phytochemicals in tiger nuts are most beneficial to humans they have antimicrobial, analgesic, antispasmodic, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties.



  • Tiger nuts
  • Ginger
  • Dates
  • Fruits (optional) e.g. banana, pineapple, etc.
  • Coconut


  • Soak the tiger nuts in water (if the tiger nut is the dried variety) for about 24 hours and wash it to remove all sorts of dirt.
  • Break the coconut, wash it and place it in a clean bowl.
  • Cut the dates to remove the seed, also cut the bananas.
  • Wash and peel the ginger.
  • Put all in the blender and grind.
  • Depending on the quality add a clean cold water or ice block into it as this will prevent it from getting spoilt.
  • Sieve to remove the chaff.
  • Sieve it the second time to remove underground particles.
  • Store in closed lids or containers and place in the refrigerator.

Don’t sleep on it!

Drink it do not ditch it because tiger nut drink is healthy and delicious.

Have a wonderful weekend.