Soaked Almonds


I love soaked almonds. They are a quick cheap snack for the whole family.

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Almond Milk from Scratch

So, I just learned how to make Almond Milk from scratch from my uncle. It’s actually quite easy and if you have any almonds left over, they are much easier to chew as they are soaked in water.

What you will need:

  • 1 cup of raw almonds
  • 3 cups of water
  • 2 medjool date (pitted)
  • 1 tbsp of vanilla extract
  • Nut milk bag & blender

FIRST, take about 3/4-1 cup of raw almonds and soak then for 48hrs in the refrigerator.  CHANGE THE WATER EVERY DAY!!


Next, take 1 cup of soaked almonds (without the water) and put them in the blender along with the 3 cups of water. Add the vanilla extract and dates and then allow the dates to soak for 10 minutes prior to blending the mix. I put my blender on “liquidify” for about 3 minutes to make sure all the almonds were completely ground down.

Place the milk bag into a large bowl and then pour the mixture into the bag.


With your hands, if you want you can also wear food preparer gloves, squeeze out the liquid starting from the top and working your way down.


Now you have your own Almond Milk 🙂

Almond milk pic

P.S. If the Almond Milk is not sweet enough add more dates.

I will be writing another post soon on what to do with the remainder “pulp” from the Almond Milk.


Stay Tuned!

Creamy Pesto Zucchini Pasta

In trying something new as I was starving when got home from school, I grabbed my Raw Food Made Easy for  1 or 2 People cookbook and started searching for a recipe I could make with the ingredients I had.
I tailored the recipe as I don’t have a vegetable slicer nor fresh basil leaves for I just used the following:
– zucchini
– potatoes peeler
– an avocado
– pesto (already made in a jar)
In one bowl, since I don’t want to dirty up more bowls than I have to, I mashed up the entire avocado and dropped in a spoonful of pesto. Stirred it all up and then started peeling my zucchini to make the ribbons of “linguine.” I did this start into the bowl as well. Lastly, I stirred up the whole bowl missing the avocado sauce to cover my linguine and voilà!! Finished and I can eat right away.