Make Your Own Almond Milk
Raw nuts need to soak for at least 12 hours before blending. This saturates the nut from the inside-out, resulting in a smoother, creamier texture. It also yields more liquid, because fully saturated nuts blend better and leave less "pulp" behind. As if that wasn't enough reason to take your almonds for a dip, soaking activates the enzymes, making the milk more nutritious. If you want to make nut milk without soaking, you can make up for some (but definitely not all) of the time by blending the nuts with very hot water.