Eating Raw Almonds

Recipes on this page:

-Mock Chicken Salad

-Almond Date Balls

-Using Soaked Raw Almonds

Mock Chicken Salad using almonds

Raw almonds are the best nut to have because of their high alkalinity or pH balance. Not more than a handful a day is recommended. However they can be difficult to chew. Many people have given up raw almonds after a costly visit with their dentist as result of breaking a tooth or cap.

Before Soaking
After Soaking

There are other reasons or benefits soaking almonds. As the almonds soak the nutrients and enzymes become more bio available to the body. They become more digestible. I feel more energetic after eating soak almonds. This link helps explain the benefits of soaking almonds.

How to Soak Raw Almonds

-Put one to two cups of raw almonds in  a medium size mixing bowl.

-Cover with pure water. Let stand until almonds swell. You should see the 'veins' as they swell.

-When you can break an almond with your finger, they are ready for use.

Ideas for Using Soaked Almonds

  1. Use as a stand alone snack
  2. Excellent with a ripe banana
  3. Add it to your favorite cup of yogurt
  4. Simply chop or cut with a knife and add to salads
  5. Grind and use with dates as pie crust
  6. Make a mock chicken salad (see recipe below)
  7. Create almond date balls (see recipe below)

Recipe for Mock Chicken Salad


 2 cups of soaked and rinsed almonds

2 stalks of celery, chopped fine

1/2 small onion chopped fine

2 TB vegetarian mayo

1 tsp pickled relish

1/8 tsp mustard (optional)

1/8 powdered rosemary

1TB water


- add poultry season to replace the rosemary.


In a blender or food processor, grin almonds using a tablespoon of water (or more) as needed. 

Place ground nuts in a medium mixing bowl.

Add celery and onion. Mix well.

In a small bowl, mix mayo, relish, mustard and rosemary.

Mix well. If too dry add more mayonnaise.

Serve with crackers, on a bed of salad or pita or flat bread.

Raw Almond Date Balls

Nut Date Balls


2 cups of soaked raw almonds

4 to 5 pitted ma dates

1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut

2 TB of water


-In a food processor chop almonds into very fine pieces. Place in mixing bowl

-blend dates to a smooth paste, using a little water if needed. Add to mix bowl.

-with a spoon, mix the two ingredients.

-sprinkle coconut onto a large plate

-scoop a teaspoon of the mixture and place into the palm of your hand. Roll into a ball and place on the coconut plate.

-Gently roll ball until it is covered.

-Place on plate of storage container.

-refrigerate immediately

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