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    So i bought a few bags of whole almonds today. 2kg

    I'm going to be putting them in my shakes. I don't like them that much by themselves so i need to grind them right up! Didnt bother buying powder almonds as it was to expensive. My blender is a pretty cheap one, under 20 lol. It crushes ice but i'm not sure if it'll manage the nuts. Was thinking a knife to cut them up a bit then blend them, it might work.

    Anyone got any suggestions of a quick way to grind them up? Was thinking about just using a hammer. Maybe i should just take a loan out and buy a blendtec!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chub View Post
    So i bought a few bags of whole almonds today. 2kg

    I'm going to be putting them in my shakes. I don't like them that much by themselves so i need to grind them right up! Didnt bother buying powder almonds as it was to expensive. My blender is a pretty cheap one, under 20 lol. It crushes ice but i'm not sure if it'll manage the nuts. Was thinking a knife to cut them up a bit then blend them, it might work.

    Anyone got any suggestions of a quick way to grind them up? Was thinking about just using a hammer. Maybe i should just take a loan out and buy a blendtec!
    I bought a el' cheapo food processor. I can make nut meal in about 30 seconds... Other than that, i have used the desired amount into triple layered sandwich bag and smashed it with a hammer (as you said). It takes quite a bit...

    It you do the hammer thing, it kinda just smushes them though. More of a peanut butter texture...

    good luck bud
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    I have a pretty basic blender and it's chops them up fine. Easier than the ice actually.
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    Just another option: my buddy soaks his almonds in water and eats them 'wet'. It gives them a different feel/taste/texture.
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    coffee grinder does the trick real well if you have it
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    Quote Originally Posted by lkjh View Post
    coffee grinder does the trick real well if you have it

    good call!
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    Quote Originally Posted by shaddow View Post
    Just another option: my buddy soaks his almonds in water and eats them 'wet'. It gives them a different feel/taste/texture.
    oo sounds like a good one, think i'll give that a try.

    Quote Originally Posted by lkjh View Post
    coffee grinder does the trick real well if you have it
    Don't have one I did chuck about 100g into my blender and it did grind them up alright, there was still some big lumps but they were easy done with a little shake of the blender. Only thing is it took up a bit of time. Think i'll start bulk grinding at the start of each week.

    Didn't realise how much cals are in them nuts either! 610 per 100g it said on the back of the pack :O Defo being using them a lot in my up and coming bulk!

    Cheers guys
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    Yea coffee grinders are good

    i have http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Produc...tm?Price+Cut=1

    THat blander is amazing its only 30 right now too its well worth it trust me its the best blender i ever used
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    Quote Originally Posted by harlan100 View Post
    Yea coffee grinders are good

    i have http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Produc...tm?Price+Cut=1

    THat blander is amazing its only 30 right now too its well worth it trust me its the best blender i ever used
    I've got the verison below that one, its a little bit smaller. Think i'll upgrade sometime when i'm not to skint!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chub View Post
    I've got the verison below that one, its a little bit smaller. Think i'll upgrade sometime when i'm not to skint!
    Get that one, for 30 its a steal, making my shakes i can litrally leave it on for like 2-3 mins like 2-3 times a day and the motar is still going strong lol
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    this thread is making me want marzipan, I wonder if i can make a bulker's healthy cheat food version with ground almond, egg white and stevia or splenda?
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    Instead of soaking almonds, why not toast them Toasting brings out their natural flavours and aroma, just be careful not to burn them! Just put them on a friend pan on medium heat until they start getting a bit darker and start smelling oh so good !

    Also you've already bought the almonds, but you can look into almond butter Already ground up for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steveoph View Post
    Instead of soaking almonds, why not toast them Toasting brings out their natural flavours and aroma, just be careful not to burn them! Just put them on a friend pan on medium heat until they start getting a bit darker and start smelling oh so good !

    Also you've already bought the almonds, but you can look into almond butter Already ground up for you.
    I was under the impression that heating them destroys the majority of the nutrients in them, hence the reason most people recommend raw almonds and not roasted varieties.
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