i have been soaking a lot of things lately. dried mangoes to mix with fresh for a pudding/tart . buckwheat to try my own granola. almonds to make milk to pour over granola (one of my fave breakfasts). making almond milk is great for many reasons. one, you can skip over real milk which causes mucus in the body and unless you are drinking raw milk it is so not good for you. two it tastes delicious, has lots of protein, low fat and when you are done making it you are left with pulp that can be used as flour for breads. if you want a simple recipe book buy Jenny Cornbleet's Raw Food Made Easy. here is her simple recipe for Almond Milk:
2 1/2 cups of water
1 1/2 cups of soaked almonds (soak for 8 hours, rinse and drain)
3 pitted medjool dates, soaked
1/2 t vanilla extract
i use agave sometimes and vanilla bean
either way it is delicious. almond milk without the sweetener is a lovely base for soups!
enjoy , see you later for Venice MARDI GRAS celebration!