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05-01-2005, 12:03 PM
Is it supposed to be a little bitter? I sweetened it with honey, but it had sort of a bitter aftertaste. Any way to fix the bitterness? Maybe put in some almonds with or does soaking or sprouting them help any? Thanks everyone!! :)
05-01-2005, 01:21 PM
un-hulled sesame seeds can taste very bitter, if yours are un-hulled this might be the case. I usually add dates and a dash of salt, and some vanilla, and it will taste better.
Also, sesame seeds have an enormous amount of calcium, and calcium is sweet in nature, so if you are wanting it sweet, drink it sweet with lots of dates or honey, the more you drink over a week or so, the less sweetener you will need, as the less calcium your body will want, and crave, so you will end up adding less and less sweetener to the mix. Then one day, you may want it without sweetener of any kind.
This is a story that Victoria Boutenko tells about herself.
I have noticed this with drinking almond milk, and eating tahini, my tastes change as time goes on, I want things less and less sweat, now I drink almond milk with no sweatener at all. And I used to have to use 5 (sheesh) big fat medjool dates in one cup of almond milk. Of course, that is when I was getting off drinking a 44 ounce breve' every day. WOW, can't even imagine that today.
05-01-2005, 02:37 PM
WOW! Lots of dates! lol
I will try the vanilla, etc. That's sound really good! Although, the sesame seeds were hulled. Do you think soaking them might help? I guess i'll try it and let ya know! Thanks for your response RP!! :)
08-01-2005, 08:09 PM
Yes. Definitely soak.
08-01-2005, 09:16 PM
I use 1/2 almonds and 1/2 sesame seeds as you mentioned. I don't use much sweetener [just a drizzle of honey] and I don't use nearly as many nuts/ seeds as I have heard others use. Though a bit of vanilla is required for my taste buds. For me 1/4c of each will make 8c of milk. I blend the bejeepers out of it so there's really nothing left but some fiber to strain. Not even enough pulp to add to a recipe as some others do.
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