Have you ever eaten raw nuts and seeds and felt sick afterwards? The way to stop that is by having Healthy Activated Nuts and Seeds and you can keep them in the freezer!
What does activating your nuts and seeds mean? Good question to ask. I use to eat or didn’t eat much of raw nuts and seeds because they made me feel so sick and there’s good reason for that.
The skins of the nuts and seeds contain phytic acid which our digestive tracks are unable to break down, they also contain enzyme inhibitors which stop the body from being able to absorb all of the nutrients that nuts and seeds offer. That’s why you need to activate!
Its really easy and you only need to do it every now and then. I like to do a mixture of different nuts and seeds, you are better off doing them at different times though as the seeds will dry out quicker but Ive always done them together and they have been good.
The soaking of soft nuts such as cashews and macadamias need a shorter amount of soaking time otherwise they will go slimy and can grow mold 🙁
For extra reading of soaking and drying times there is a great website that I have referenced from who has referenced from.
Sally Fallon (Nourishing Traditions)
Jude Blereau’s (Wholefood)
both great books by leaders in wholefood nutrition. I have both of their books and they are great.
Please find recipe for Healthy Activated Nuts and Seeds below and thanks for reading! 🙂
- 1 Packet of Almonds (5 cups)
- 1 Packet Sunflower seeds (4 cups)
- 2 Cups Buckwheat Groats
- Water for soaking
- pink himalayan or celtic salt
- apple cider vinegar
- Put nuts and seeds into separate bowls cover with water and add a teaspoon of salt to each bowl, put a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar into the bowls with seeds.
- Soak over night or at least 8 - 12 hours.
- Drain and rinse nuts and seeds spread onto oven trays and put in oven on the lowest temperature it will go for 12 hours.
- Store in the freezer in cupful measurements in snap lock bags or a container.
The nuts don't actually freeze it preserves them for longer.