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ALOVEBEAM
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12/8/09 4:06 P

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i used 1 cup of almonds...I got a big bag from costco

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12/8/09 1:24 P

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That's GREAT!
So, how many almond do you need to actually make a glass of milk? Does it taste better than almond milk from the store? Is is less expensive?
I had organic almond milk from the store once. I liked thge taste of it, anbd it couldn't have been too pricey (I bought it didn't I). Anyhow, it seems it costs morte to buy the almonds for one glass of milk than it is to buy the stuff made already. Or is it just really SATISFYING to know you made it yourself?
Just curious.

Edited by: FIT_ARTIST at: 12/8/2009 (13:24)
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I did it, I did it! It was soo yummo

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12/5/09 12:58 A

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You can post the recipe. It's not my own anyway, I got it off Mercola's website

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Do those things according to your own taste. Start with a little and add more if you want.

Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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12/4/09 10:44 P

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how much vailla, honey is a typical added

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Probably not but I wouldn't leave them more than 6 hours 'cuz you wouldn't want them to start to go bad or ferment. Actually, I don't know how long it would take for them to go bad. I'll go look that up on the raw foods website that I like.
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12/4/09 11:56 A

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It dont matter if you soak them for more than 4 hours does it

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12/3/09 11:50 P

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No, I didn't roast my almonds. I might next time though.

Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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12/3/09 8:18 P

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Wow that was awesome..you mind if i post that on my blog? Also did you slow roast your almonds?

I am trying this weekend but I am not sure how my blender will hold upemoticon

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Here's a copy-and-paste from my own recipe folder. I have included the comments that followed the recipe because they contain great tips and ideas.

almond milk

From Dr. Mercola’s website

Almond milk is delicious and can be used in place of milk in most recipes. Try it in coffee or tea, as well as in desserts, including puddings.
INGREDIENTS:
4 cups filtered water
1 cup raw almonds that have been soaked 4 hours
Sweeteners and/or flavorings, such as pinch of salt, raw honey, vanilla, nutmeg, etc. (optional)
PREPARATION:
Soak almonds 4 hours and strain.
Place filtered water and soaked almonds in blender.
Blend on high speed for 1 minute.
Pour contents from blender through nut milk straining bag.
Close bag and strain almond milk by squeezing milk through bag.
If desired, sweeten with raw honey or vanilla.
Enjoy!
Note: Nut milk bags can be found on the internet. Alternatively, you may use cheesecloth, any bag made of fine mesh, or a fine-mesh stainless steel strainer.

A blogger responded with:
You don't need to waste anything when you make almond milk. I use the leftover pulp in muffins and pancakes by adding about a 1/4 cup in my batter. I also make pate with it which I spread on nori sheets or zucchini slices and put in the food dehydrator until they create a slightly crisp "cracker". I will include the recipe below:
2 c. almond pulp
1/4 c. olive oil
1/4 T. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. fresh rosemary, chopped a bit
1 c. chopped tomatoes
1/4 - 1/2 c. fresh parsley
1/4 - 1/2 c. fresh basil
2 T. -1/4 c. fresh oregano
I put all this in the food processor and whirl it together well. Then I spread it on the nori or zucchini and dry it. Waste not, want not.

Another informative response:
You can find really inexpensive "paint straining" mesh bags at home depot which work perfectly for straining nut (and don't forget seeds!) milk.

And:
Just a question: I thought almonds contained phytates? Therefore, don't they need to be soaked overnight with a bit of citrus juice just like grains, beans, etc? And doesn't slow-roasting (12-24 hours in a 150F oven) make them more digestible?

And:
Yes, they should be soaked and slow-roasted, according to the book "Nourishing Traditions" by Sally Fallon and Mary Enig, Ph.D., two food gurus from the Weston A. Price Foundation westonaprice.org/


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I know one family who takes the raw almond pulp, places raw honey, cinnamon and raw almond milk over it in a cereal bowl and then places it in the dehydrator for their boy who thinks it tastes even better than Cream of Wheat for breakfast!

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Edited by: ANIDUCK at: 12/3/2009 (19:02)
Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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12/3/09 12:47 P

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i will try this weekend...how much almonds/water did you use for the blender

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12/3/09 12:22 P

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Yes, I have done it with a blender in small batches in water. Maybe my blender is strong enough and some others aren't. I know there are a lot of cheaper and weaker blenders out there. If yours can crack ice then it will grind up almonds! Even if it doesn't crack ice it still might grind almonds. Give it a try.

Actually, I've never tried it with my food processor. I just thought it would work. I will try it today and see what happens

Edited by: ANIDUCK at: 12/3/2009 (12:23)
Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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I have a food processer..do you use use the s blade?

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How can a regular blender blend almonds? Have you tried it with a regular blender?

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12/2/09 9:59 P

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Thank you-I love almond-Will make this for sure.

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Thank you for sharing. Liz

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You don't need a vitamix for this. Either a food processor or a good blender will work.

Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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12/2/09 1:46 P

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man i dont have a vitamix

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12/2/09 1:41 P

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Well. Now I wanna make some! emoticon

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Here's another take on making your own almond milk using raw almonds that are still viable (they will sprout) Make sure you start with viable almonds. Many almonds that are labeled "raw" aren't really raw. they've been pasteurized 'cuz it's the law. However, conscientious producers will still produce an almond that will sprout even though it has been heat treated. I don't know how that is done but I get mine from my local food co-op.

Truly raw almonds are still available through the internet. Just Google "truly raw almonds" and you will find sources.

Raw almonds are best!! They're alive and full of enzymes and phyto-nutrients that are destroyed when heated.
www.living-foods.com/recipes/almondmilk.ht
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Edited by: ANIDUCK at: 12/2/2009 (12:33)
Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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