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08-26-2006, 11:10 AM
After reading several books and things online I find myself really confused.
I tried soaking 1 cup of almonds for milk. The recipe never said weither to rinse nuts before putting them in the vitamix. Or weather you could use the water you soaked them in. How much water should be in the blender with nuts.
I made the milk and strained it with a new piece of panty hose could not find the nutbag thing. Not bad but, not sure it was right.
Recipe also asked me to add honey and dates. Added neither please help with pointers for milk.
08-26-2006, 11:18 AM
First off, you can always do a search here for info if you are in the midst of doing something and need answers immediately.
For now, I soak my almonds in twice the water to cover. After 8-12 hours (some do longer) I drain and rinse the almonds thoroughly. Then I put them in the VM, with 3-4 Cups of water and blend. You can start with 3 cups then add more water if it's not to your liking.
I don't use any sweeteners most of the time. If/when I do, usually agave after I've made the milk. Doesn't make sense to me to do it while blending as much of it will be lost in the straining methinks. IF one is using dates, then you'll want to do it while blending so you can strain the date pulp (or whatever it would be called) along with the nut pulp. Can save the pulp for cheesecake and other goodies.
08-26-2006, 01:18 PM
I really like the book "nut milk not milk" by Candia Lea Cole.
They have it at www.abebooks.com for around $5.00. I checked out a copy from my library. It really helped me learn how to make a variety of nut milks.
08-26-2006, 04:31 PM
save the pulp for cheesecake and other goodies.
yes, save the pulp... and maybe try other nut or seed milks like, sesame, sunflower, etc. I don't usually use sweeteners either. good luck.
08-26-2006, 05:44 PM
I also save the pulp and dry it in my dehydrator, this way I can use it as almond meal in other RAW recipes and even in some SAD recipes for dh.
08-26-2006, 09:39 PM
I like to use the pulp in make smoothies and then freezing the smoothie mix as popcycles, yummy!
Toni in OR
08-27-2006, 12:15 AM
I mix the pulp into my flax seed crackers. Dh (who is NOT raw) really likes them with raw salsa.
08-27-2006, 01:21 AM
which nut pulp are you using for the flax seed crackers? Almond?
08-27-2006, 02:38 AM
Great Milk and advice..............
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