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09-08-2009, 03:19 PM
Hello. I am new to raw food, and new to this site. I have a fairly cheap blender and chopper that I am using right now (it is 700W) and I am trying to blend/chop my almonds etc. with water until they are smooth... as per the recipes I am trying, and it just won't go! I leave it for a long time, and they are always chunky with a 'water'. It just won't blend smooth. I am doing something wrong? Or maybe my machine just isn't strong enough?
Any info would help.
09-08-2009, 04:43 PM
Mine doesnt either..vitamix does...ughabug
I put therm in the coffee grinder and it works but the water goes in all the cracks into the machine...double ugh.
Dunno...other than buying one that does.
09-08-2009, 05:03 PM
Are you soaking them first? I used to make almond milk in an Osterizer Blender. I found the longer the almonds soaked the easier they blended.
Try soaking them longer than the usual 8-12 hours. Cover a cup of almonds with 2 cups of filtered water. Let soak for 12 hours. You can soak them for up to 72 hours in the fridge with a lid on, but be sure to drain, rinse and cover with fresh water every 12 hours.
Also, after they are soaked and you are ready to make almond milk rinse, drain, and put the cup of almonds (now looking like 1 1/2 cups) in the blender with 3 or 4 cups of fresh water. I used to blend for 3 minutes, one minute at a time, letting the blender rest and cool down in between. It worked great, but after a year or so my blender was worn out.
09-08-2009, 05:31 PM
If you have a food processor, maybe start them out in the fp for a bit, then transfer to the blender. I know it's more stuff dirtied at the end, but it's better than chunky almond water.
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