Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Activated Almonds

I cannot believe I have owned my copy of Nourishing Traditions for more than 3 or 4 years now and never tried Soaked Nuts.  I didn't think I would like them, because I don't like roasted nuts.  And I was justifying it because nuts are more like a condiment.  But the truth is, if you want to digest the benefits of nuts, you have to activate them!  It also is a good time to salt them, if you like salted nuts...not my thing so I didn't add salt like NT suggests, just water and time.  A little work, but it was TOTALLY worth it!

 Cover raw almonds with a generous amount of filtered water.  Not tap water, filtered, spring, or distilled, not tap.

Make sure to leave room for expansion in the bowl.  They swell and you want them to remain covered with water.  Cover bowl and leave in a warm place for 24-36 hours.

 Spread on a cookie sheet, in one single layer.

Dry out in a warm oven (lowest temp on mine is 170) for 12 hours or until crunchy.
Enjoy!!!  Store extras in a jar in the fridge or bring them to me :)

Love and Butter,

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