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Offline donnaj

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Soaking nuts for green smoothies
« on: March 19, 2009, 05:36:29 PM »
Would it be a good thing to soak a few almonds overnight and put them in a smoothie in the a.m.? I have just been reading about soaking and dehydrating nuts and it occurred to me that I could eliminate the dehydrating step if I put them in a smoothie.

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Donna

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Re: Soaking nuts for green smoothies
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2009, 09:41:14 AM »
Yes it is good to soak nuts before putting them in your smoothie. This makes the nuts much easier to digest because soaking them neutralizes the enzyme inhibiting phytates.

As for dehydrating... I have seen it recommended to dehydrate them as well but I have yet to see, or hear why. While I do suggest pre-soaking I generally don't suggest dehydrating nuts.

If anyone comes across info as to the benefit of dehydrating nuts after soaking them, please let us all in - I, for one, would love to learn more. :)

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Re: Soaking nuts for green smoothies
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2009, 02:42:03 PM »
Thanks for the information. I think I'll toss a few soaked almonds in my next smoothie. I made almond butter in my v-m yesterday and now I am wondering if I should have soaked those.

Donna

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Re: Soaking nuts for green smoothies
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2009, 02:07:19 PM »
Soaked nuts are good nuts :)

I try to soak all of my nuts before eating them, even when making nut butters. If I plan on eating them plain (just the nuts) I do dehydrate them to get them crunchier and so they will keep longer without spoiling, but otherwise I don't dehydrate them.
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