You can’t control everything in your life, but you can control what you eat.
Almonds are one of my favourite snacks. Aside from the all the health benefits these little nuts provide, they’re just super delicious. I eat them as almond butter on my toast or in my oatmeal, add it to my protein shakes, oh heck, I’ll literally eat it straight out of the jar with a spoon. They’re also super portable; just throw a few in a baggy and you have the perfect snack. But recently I found that overtime I grabbed a handful of raw almonds, my stomach didn’t like me too much. That’s when my nutritionist/sister-in-law-extraordinare told me to soak my almonds before eating them. I did, it changed my life, and my tummy loves me again.
Why soak your raw almonds?
It turns out that raw almonds (and other nuts) contain enzyme inhibitors. So by soaking them (a.k.a. sprouting them), not only do you make them easier to digest, you also make it easier for your body to absorb all the nutritional benefits these nuts have to offer.
How do you sprout almonds?
Easy peezy! Take a handful of almonds (or however many you see yourself eating in the next few days), place them in a bowl and submerge them in water. Let them soak overnight or at least 8 hours. Drain, pat dry and store in a air-tight container in the fridge. Sprouted almonds will last you about 3 days, so it’s good to plan accordingly.
Have you ever tried sprouted almonds?