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12-27-2009, 05:17 AM
I've just got some raw, organic almonds and am wanting to make a nut milk by blending it with water in my Vita-Mix. I just wondered, is there any need to soak the almonds? They seem quite hard, but I'm assuming the Vita-Mix would give me completely smooth results? I know you should soak nuts to release the enzymes, but I've had trouble soaking almonds before... they seem to go bad after just a few hours of saoking. It was a long time ago, but I think like the water surface had bubbles of white.. if that makes snese! any help would be great!
12-27-2009, 08:19 AM
Yes, it's very important to soak so you don't ruin good enzymes.
12-27-2009, 08:20 AM
I don't know myself, but I am interested to read the answer.
12-27-2009, 08:37 AM
Soak overnight. Maybe what you were using were not raw and what you saw was poor lil almond detox. I dunno but, you should not have any trouble with an overnight soaking. I never have even in the hottest of days here in sunny SoCal.
Yes, not soaking you will still get a smooth milk ~ still might want to strain though... then again, maybe not.
12-27-2009, 09:35 AM
My husband has been making delicious almond milk with the vita mix.
The recipe he got from a raw food chef was with unsoaked almonds.
I imagine it would be better to soak, but this almond milk sure is tasty and easy to make up last minute!
I made fresh raw almond milk yesterday. I soaked the raw almonds for 5 hours. It came out wonderful! I used a vita-mix and nut milk bags.
I posted some photos on my website posted below.
12-28-2009, 08:25 PM
anyone compared soaked and no soaking before ?
12-28-2009, 08:38 PM
Beth, I am definitely wanting to try that raw almond milk with the banana and raw cacao. I have some raw almonds in the fridge...and some of the cacao nibs, can I use those too?
12-29-2009, 05:55 AM
You can always soak them in the Fridge. I soak mine, Peel them and make the Milk, I know I could leave the peeling out but that's how I learned to do it and I have "White" Milk.
The Vita-Mix will Chew up a Tree if you can cut it into small pieces to fit into the Canister.
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