KUNNUAYA RECIPE WITH BANANA TWIST

KUNNUAYA RECIPE WITH BANANA TWIST

KUNNUAYA RECIPE WITH BANANA TWIST

Here is a recipe for Nigerian Kunu Aya (Tiger Nut Drink) with a banana twist:

Ingredients

  • 2 cups tiger nuts, washed and soaked overnight
  • 1 cup coconut meat, chopped
  • 8 medjool dates, pitted and chopped
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 4 cups water
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Drain and rinse the soaked tiger nuts. Add half to a blender along with the coconut meat, dates, bananas, vanilla, ginger and a pinch of salt. Blend until smooth.
  2. Line a fine mesh strainer with cheesecloth and place over a bowl. Pour the blended mixture through the strainer, pressing on the solids to extract as much liquid as possible. Discard the solids.
  3. Repeat step 1 and 2 with the remaining tiger nuts and 2 cups of the water.
  4. In a pitcher, combine the two batches of strained kunu aya. Stir in the remaining 2 cups water. Taste and adjust sweetness if desired.
  5. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving chilled over ice.

Benefits

  • Tiger nuts are high in fiber, magnesium, vitamin E and antioxidants1
  • Dates are a natural sweetener rich in fiber, B vitamins and minerals1
  • Coconut provides healthy fats, fiber and electrolytes
  • Bananas add potassium, fiber and natural sweetness

The banana adds a creamy texture and extra nutrients to this traditional Nigerian drink.

Enjoy the delicious blend of tiger nut, coconut, dates and banana in every sip of this nourishing kunu aya! Let me know if you try this recipe with a twist.

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