When you talk to the raw vegan people.. many say not to worry about calories. They probably say this because they themselves are not eating any processed foods. For everyone else though, it may be good to keep an eye on the calories. In my class a few weeks ago, I learned that soaking the almonds made the nutrients more available to our bodies. Then once we dehydrate them, they are naturally preserved for a longer shelf life. I now have three options that I know of after soaking my almonds– (1) almond milk, (2) almond cheese and (3) dehydrated almonds.. in this case:
I was so excited to make my own and I couldn’t believe just how easy it was.
Recipe to soak
2 cups raw almonds
4 cups water
1/2 teaspoon salt
Soak 8-12 hours
Recipe to dehydrate
Drain the soaked almonds and rinse well.
Place in a mixing bowl with 1/4 cup tamari or nama shoyu.
Marinate for 1-3 hours.
Spread on a flex sheet and put on the dehydrator sheet at 105 degrees and 24 hours.