Cover with water and mix in a few teaspoons of salt (about 1 to 2 tablespoons per quart of water). Soak for 8 to 12 hours or overnight. Since they are now activated, use them immediately or store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Making your own activated almond and nut butter is a fun and tasty way to get the freshest nut butter on the market.
There are Spanish almonds that come from abroad, those from California (usually, they are not really raw due to the law). I tried to dry my almonds in the oven at the lowest temperature for 2-3 hours, when I put them in the food processor it took me more than an hour and the result is still a thick and brittle dough. I have been making and enjoying almond milk for years and yesterday I experienced something I had never seen before. There should be enough in this recipe, that's why I'm using 400 g of almonds, since otherwise it's not enough.
I recently bought a 2-pound bag of Terrasoul almonds to germinate, as they are the only nuts I can eat in the organic body diet and they must germinate. Before my journey to healthy eating, an almond was an almond, but today I can detect such a difference in texture and flavor depending on where they are grown. If you want to make sure your almonds are raw, don't buy American almonds, as they have all been heat treated. I've never soaked roasted almonds, so I'm not sure about that, but when you soak raw almonds, the skins are pretty easy to remove once they've been soaked 6 hours or so, you just have to squeeze each almond firmly and it comes off the skin.
In addition, phytic acid levels were equal to or slightly higher in soaked almonds, compared to raw ones (1) It may also depend on whether the almonds are spread in a single layer, otherwise, that will delay time. With that sprouted almond milk I usually make yogurt, but to make yogurt, I first need to boil that milk for a couple of seconds. Whether soaked or unsoaked, almonds are rich in many nutrients and are associated with improvements in heart health, blood sugar control, and weight. I recently became a devoted nut germinator, and I am making homemade almond milk once a week with a simple recipe that I adapted from one I found online.