Truly Raw Almonds

These delicious, crunchy almonds are raw. They have not been treated with PPO gas or steam. They are natural, hulled almonds coming to us directly from the farm. 

Our almonds come packaged in clear plastic bags, closed with twist ties.
Because almonds are not oily nuts, they can be stored at room temperature longer than most other nuts. Keep them in an airtight container in your pantry for up to 3 months, possibly even longer. But for long term storage, it's best to keep them in your fridge or freezer in an airtight container or zip top bag. When storing them in your freezer, the packaging is particularly important because the almonds need to stay nice and dry. 

Creamy Maple Vanilla Almond Milk

It’s been on our mind for a while now to explain how to make your own almond milk at home. Problem was, it wasn't worth repeating; kind of “meh”. The taste was only so-so, and it kept coming out grainy.

We were using good ingredients but trying to strain the milk through a mesh strainer. Not exactly rich and creamy. More like thick and tolerable.

Our attempts to use cheesecloth were even messier. Click to continue reading Creamy Maple Vanilla Almond Milk Step By Step With Pictures...

Sprouting Raw Almonds
Our raw almonds will sprout. However, with almonds, you don't actually get a long root or shoot. The sprout is just a little tiny nub that sticks out from the pointy end of the nut. Sometimes you can't even see it because the almond skin covers it up. Sprouting almonds is super easy! Here's how to do it.
  1. First, soak your almonds for 4 - 12 hours. Use plenty of water; at least 2 -3 times as much water as almonds.
  2. Then drain the soak water. You can use this if you like; it has nutrients in it or throw it out.
  3. Now rinse the almonds well and drain again. 
  4. Place the almonds in an uncovered bowl in a warmish place (your kitchen counter should be the right temperature) to sprout for about 8 - 10 hours. 
  5. Rinse and drain again. 
  6. Put them back in their bowl on the counter for another 8 - 10 hours.
That's it! You can stop here or repeat steps 4 and 5 again if you like. Either way, your almonds are ready! Now you can eat them the way they are, use them in a recipe, or dehydrate them to make them crunchy again. Sprouted almonds don't have enzyme inhibitors in them, so they're easy for your body to digest. We dehydrate ours and use them in our Sprouted Trail Mix. Yum! 
Storing Sprouted Almonds
If you don't use all of your sprouted almonds right away, it's best to refrigerate them. But before you do, spread them out to dry a bit, either in a colander, on a clean towel, or in a shallow pan. They'll keep better if they're not wet when you put them away.