My Dad gave me soaked almonds for breakfast for as long as I can remember. He told me they were good “Brain Food”. I carried on the tradition with my children. Now, when writing this blog, it begs the question: “Is it true?” Answer: Who cares! They’re delicious, nutritious and filling.
It is a fact that rehydrating and sprouting increases the nutritional content of grains, pulses, and seeds as it makes them softer and easier to chew, thereby making them more easily digestible. Indians have been eating these sweet, creamy nuts for ages.
Almonds are rich in fiber, protein, and healthy fats, as well as an excellent source of vitamin E, manganese, and magnesium. Soaking them makes these vitamins and minerals more accessible.
Eating almonds regularly helps in weight loss, lowers LDL (bad) cholesterol, boosts HDL (good) cholesterol, controls blood sugar and gives you a sense of fullness. Either soaked or dry, they’re really good for you.
Prep time: 2 minutes
Soak time: 8 hours or overnight
Yield: 4 servings
- 1/2 cup raw almonds
- enough cold water to cover them by 2 inches
1. Put raw almonds in a tall container with a lid. Add cold water, cover and let sit for at least 8 hours to overnight.
2. Drain, and enjoy. Store the remainder in a covered container in the refrigerator. They will keep for 4-5 days.
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