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Don’t Throw Away your Almond Pulp!

Hopefully, you have already made some almond milk at home or are planning to make it soon. Here is the link to my homemade almond milk post in case you missed it https://redwhiteandsparkling.wordpress.com/2014/03/10/almond-milk-how-to-make-it-yourself-and-why/

I mentioned in that post, to keep the leftover almond pulp because there are many things you can do with it! Isn’t it great that you can have some of the tastiest and freshest almond milk made at your own home and then use the leftovers for much more? It’s all about doing it yourself, getting the most nutrition out of your food, keeping the waste level as low as possible, and saving money.

The first thing you need to do is let your almond pulp dry. I just spread it out in a wide pan and let it dry, it usually dries overnight.

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1. Almond Meal Pancakes

I tried this one yesterday for breakfast and I loved it.

1 1/2 Cup Almond Pulp/Meal
1/4 Cup Almond Milk
1/4 Cup Water (filtered)
2 tsp Baking Powder
1 Tbsp Honey
1 Tsp Cinnamon
1 Egg
1 Tsp Chia Seeds
1 Tsp Flax Seeds

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Mix everything together and drop batter into lightly greased pan on medium heat. This should make about 10 small sized pancakes. Top with whatever you like, syrup, agave nectar, strawberries, blueberries, and so on.

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2. Almond Meal Crackers

If you have a good food processor or blender, these crackers will be perfect for you.

What you need:

1 cup Almond pulp
2 tbsp Virgin Coconut Oil (melted)
3/4 Tsp Salt
1-2 tbsp chopped herbs (optional)
1 egg

Preheat oven to 350. Add almond pulp to a food processor or blender until fine. Melt the coconut oil, then mix everything together in a bowl. Roll almond dough in a ball, then place in between parchment paper and roll out with a roller into a thin sheet. Cut into squares then take a fork and poke each square. Let cook in oven for 20-25 minutes.

3. Almond & Oat Face Scrub

I have been trying to find a simple face scrub that will last a long time and this one is it. All you need is:

1/2 Cup Almond Pulp
1/2 Oats
Water

Blend/grind almond pulp until fine, then do the same with the oats. Mix items together and store in a glass jar. The face scrub will be kept in dry form so it should like for months. When you are ready to use, just take some in your hand and add a little bit of water, then start scrubbing.

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These are only 3 things you can do with the almond pulp. There are many more as well. So make sure to keep the almond pulp!

Goodies

My uncle’s birthday was this week, and I decided to do something different. What are the usual gifts a man gets… a shirt, sweater, a wallet maybe cologne etc. I figured he would be getting those things from everyone else, so I’ll do something made at home, from the heart and that I think a single man will appreciate. I made a gift box full of goodies… mostly all homemade items. It was easy, fun and the best part is that he loved it!

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Most of the items in here are things I make on a regular basis… Here is how:

1) Peppermint Toothpaste:

– All  you need is 2/3 cup BAKING SODA, 1 or 2tsp PEPPERMINT EXTRACT/OIL, WATER (preferably filtered), and optional salt. Just add all the ingredients together and mix, add water at the end until you get the consistency you like! I am working on an alternative for a toothpaste tube… will update soon.

2) Almond Facial Scrub:

– The best thing about  making Almond milk at home is that you get leftover almond pulp. There is so much you can do with almond pulp (which I will touch on in another post) but here we’ll just go over the face scrub. It is again, super easy to make at home.

– Once your leftover Almond Pulp has dried (you can either leave it over night to dry or put it in the oven on the lowest temp) you just add the pulp to your food processor or blender, and add ingredients that are good for your skin (I added coconut oil and chia seeds). There are many other options too like Avocado oil, mint etc.

-There is really no correct amount or recipe to making the scrub, you just add all the ingredients to your food processor or blender until you get the consistency you want. Add water later to make the scrub softer and easier to use.

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The Jam and Hummus will be uploaded in the next posts.