Ugu And Tiger Nut Juice: See How To Make This Healthy Juice.

How many of us did our mothers give ugu (fluted pumpkin) leaf and milk juice to drink as a supplement,

or after the doctor had said we were anemic?

I remembered this juice and decided i can replace the dairy milk with plant-based milk.

What came to my mind is one of Nigeria’s easy to find crop,

Can you guess what crop it is?

Ok it’s tiger nut

Tiger nuts are milky, nutty, have a sweet taste, and contain lots of protein

Tiger nut milk which is known as kunun aya in the northern part of Nigeria
and tiger nut flour is made from tiger nut.

Today am substituting dairy milk for tiger nut milk in this recipe.

Aside from the nutritional benefit of adding milk to ugu leaf juice,

The ugu leaf juice alone has a taste that makes it difficult to drink but
in other to make it easy to drink,

adding milk improves the taste and makes it more palatable.

ugu leaf is a source of iron, the milk (tiger nut) is a source of protein.

To make ugu and tiger nut juice,

Get fresh Ugu leaves and tiger nuts from the market or stores or

better still get planted ugu leaves and tiger nut from your garden.

Follow this guide to grow ugu and grow tiger nut at home.

Let’s dive into the recipe to make ugu and tiger nut juice.

Ingredient For Ugu and Tiger Nut Juice

  • ¼ cup fresh ugu leaf (washed and shredded)
  • ½ cup fresh tiger nut
  • 1 cup water


  • Put all ingredients into a blender
  • Blend until smooth
  • Pass through a sieve or cheesecloth
  • Refrigerate or serve immediately

Did you try out this ugu and tiger nut juice recipe?

I would like to hear from you

Please leave a comment below.

See Also: Ugu Seed Recipes

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