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I was curious if the solids from making almond milk were used in some way...

Tuesday, July 29, 2014


This is the answer I got from the Blue Diamond company.

"We are unsure of what happens to he almond milk solids as this is proprietary information."


I told them I was just curious and had no negative intent. Since almonds are so expensive, I jut wondered about this.


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DS9KIE 7/30/2014 8:45AM

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1STATEOFDENIAL 7/30/2014 12:20AM

    In large companies one department rarely talks to another, especially when they're in completely different areas (in this case, customer service and production). S/he probably didn't want to know, didn't want to take the time to find out, and would've taken weeks to find out an answer, even if they could've/would've shared it.

I did quick searches for "how almond milk is made" and "what happens to the pulp when almond milk is made". In just a moment of looking I didn't see anything about what big companies do with it, but when people make it at home the pulp can be used in several different ways, so I'd assume companies either compost it or use it in other products.

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ARTJAC 7/29/2014 11:47PM

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SHARON10002 7/29/2014 10:33PM

    I'm sure nothing goes to waste - as long as it's there they will find some way to make a profit from it. It's all about the bottom line. . .

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NASFKAB 7/29/2014 10:32PM

  thaey make almond flour with it I think

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1CRAZYDOG 7/29/2014 10:23PM

    Did you try googling it? I think I saw something about it on the care2.com site.

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2HAMSDIET 7/29/2014 10:20PM

    I think that almond flour is made out of it. ( Dried and then ground. ) I am sure many more things are made out of it.

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PETALIA 7/29/2014 9:29PM

    When I have made nut milks, I use the left-over 'pulp' in homemade protein bars. I believe it is primarily only fiber at this point. Gardeners put it right into the compost. As far as big companies go, I bet they do something profitable with it. Whey is a bi-product of cheese making. That bi-product has become whey protein powder. If almond pulp can be sold, I bet that it will be sold. Then sold again to us consumers.

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SPEDED2 7/29/2014 9:03PM

    Hmmmm!! emoticon

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PATRICIA441 7/29/2014 8:29PM

  I love almond milk. Used to do skim and decided to try Almond Milk instead. Really love it! Have you ever cooked with it?

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FROSTY99 7/29/2014 8:22PM

    Gather they thought you were out to steal their trade secret! emoticon

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MBPP50 7/29/2014 6:32PM

    Never hurts to ask!

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SP trivia : How far does food travel to get to us?

Monday, July 28, 2014

Our existing system of food transportation and distribution requires enormous amounts of energy and resources.


Before reaching your table, the average food item in the United States will travel 1,300 miles!


This is one of many reasons that environmentalists and nutritionists alike recommend eating locally grown food as much as possible.


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ARTJAC 7/29/2014 11:46PM

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LINDAM.1 7/29/2014 6:46PM

  Farmers Market weekly. Or twice a week.

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 7/29/2014 5:11PM

    Thanks
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DS9KIE 7/29/2014 4:33PM

    crazy huh emoticon

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2HAMSDIET 7/28/2014 11:13PM

    emoticon Time to plant a bigger garden

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NASFKAB 7/28/2014 10:40PM

  so very true

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FROSTY99 7/28/2014 10:38PM

    Amen to that and I love our farmer's markets!

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DS9KIE 7/28/2014 4:26PM

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MBPP50 7/28/2014 3:07PM

    emoticon That's a long trip!

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Day 3 of Elimination/Rotation Diet Plan (based on food insensitivities)

Monday, July 28, 2014

Breakfast: almond breeze and apricots in a blender. emoticon

Lunch: Kidney beans, corn, quinoa, cardamom (Tomatoes , rice, onions, not listed for today-darn)

Dinner: Pork tenderloin, peas, canola oil, dill weed. (mint was yesterday--not today )

Snack: almonds and cocoa

Snack: brazil nuts, acorn squash, nectarine

This has been the best day for real meals. emoticon


No dairy, no fats, no bread or other grains. Only quinoa or millet today.


I woke up sick. Bloated , nauseous, retaining fluids. Before bed last night I had a big piece of cooked chicken and a handful of almonds. I left the salt on the almonds. Up to this morning I was not retaining fluid.

It is after 1:00 pm and I have no energy. I feel I am recuperating from whatever that illness was this morning.

I have not given up coffee. It is listed only one of the 4 days . But I have had it each morning. Just 1 cup. emoticon emoticon

I still need to get counseling about this diet plan. It is included in the price.


chris




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2HAMSDIET 7/28/2014 11:12PM

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    Work it till it works! emoticon emoticon

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1AVERY 7/28/2014 2:22PM

    Chris stay away from the word DIET. People keep talking about the DIET I am on I correct them and I am not on a DIET I am on an eating plan.

Didn't whoever told you about this eating plan tell you you would probably feel bloated and flu like at first. It is always a possibility when eating to cleanse your body. Some people will be sick for a few days it is normal. Keep doing it though and don't stop because it will be worth it in the end. Remember I told you since I have eliminated all the foods out of my eating plan the pain free and energy is worth it the weight loss is just an added bonus that is the way I look at it.

I was at a friends yesterday her friend has bad diabetes and he was told to go wheat free. In 1 week he lost 8 lbs. but he said the same thing I do the weight loss is great but the way he feels and how he can move is the best part of the whole thing.

You have been doing great keep up the good work. Teri

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TWESTEN1 7/28/2014 1:49PM

    You re doing amazing with it.... more power to you!

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144AUTUMN 7/28/2014 1:24PM

  Keep up the good work!!

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A very, very strange mixture for an evening snack. End of Day 2.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

I am so tired of dealing with foods that for my evening snack, I took all the foods I had left (that I had planned for today) and threw them in one bowl.

So my evening snack is a bowl of cauliflower, hazelnuts, blueberries, red lentils and paprika!

I had planned to make two snacks form this but I just lost patience and trew it all together!

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MASTERPIECE8 7/28/2014 1:22PM

    Very creative and very unique. So how did you like it? Tasty?



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DS9KIE 7/28/2014 8:38AM

    so just call it the fed up bowl...lol

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EVER-HOPEFUL 7/28/2014 2:34AM

    question is did you enjoy it emoticon

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DJ4HEALTH 7/28/2014 2:09AM

    Not sure how that would taste emoticon

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NASFKAB 7/27/2014 10:18PM

  how did it taste?

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DONNABRIGHT 7/27/2014 10:10PM

    So how did it taste?

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FORZACHANDMATT 7/27/2014 10:01PM

    How was it?

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2HAMSDIET 7/27/2014 8:36PM

    Did you know that some monks are only allowed to beg for food. They go door to door with everything being poured into the same bowl. Then they all go back and combine all the bowls together. So you just ate like a monk. emoticon

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FROSTY99 7/27/2014 8:35PM

    Well the cauliflower sounds good! Hope this works out and you truly find out what you should and should not eat.

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PETALIA 7/27/2014 8:24PM

    I can picture cauliflower, red lentils, and paprika. I can also picture blueberries with hazelnuts. Are those the two snacks which you had originally planned? Sounds to me like you're not having any fun at all. Oh dear.

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CHANGING-TURTLE 7/27/2014 7:49PM

    yum yum enjoy

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MBPP50 7/27/2014 7:34PM

    Might be good. Never hurts to throw things together to make a different taste and texture combo! You're brave.

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SPEDED2 7/27/2014 7:32PM

    Whatever works! emoticon

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Well Day 2 is way harder than Day1 on my food sensitivity rotation diet.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

At least I am only eating the things on my list. I am having an afternoon snack. Not what I would have picked for sure. I planned a snack of eggs (egg beaters) and zucchini. Not too appetizing . I had cooked spaghetti squash that I had not eaten yesterday. I sprayed a pan with pam, heated the spaghetti squash and later added the eggs, like scrambled eggs. But it looked flavorless. I noticed basil was OK for ay 2 so I added basil. The result was not bad.

Now, I would have chosen something much yummier, like toast and Brown and Blummel spread and maybe fruit preserves. Or take a small bag of baked Cheetos. Or a banana and later a couple of cookies. Eating scrambled eggs and basil and spaghetti squash for a snack is a bit tough. Psychologically, it is forcing me to face my all day snacking habit. Having this is not too great and I probably won't even want to eat between meals if what I get is like this.

If I can keep this up, I might train myself out of snacking on tasty things all day long.


Can an old dog be taught new tricks? We'll see.


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1STATEOFDENIAL 7/28/2014 12:35AM

    Wondering if you used spray olive oil or spray vegetable oil. There's a difference. Also, if you spray it on the pan, use a clean paper towel to wipe it around really well. This removes some of the oil but leaves a coating so it doesn't stick. Depending on how much you spray (it's easy to over-spray), this could remove extra fat and calories you don't need to have. I've done this many times - even when I spray in a baking pan - and it works very well for me.

You can also slice zucchini and bake/broil it with a light spray of olive oil in the pan and a very quick spritz on each slice. I put just a little shredded parmesan on it, but you can eat it without and it's still pretty good. I believe you can do the same thing with yellow squash. So maybe that's something you can try?

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2HAMSDIET 7/27/2014 8:32PM

    I still have a hard time with no having bread after more then a year. emoticon

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MBPP50 7/27/2014 7:12PM

    You're never too old to learn!

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FROSTY99 7/27/2014 6:33PM

    emoticon Get creative and look up recipes with ingredients you can have. Like you said when it is done, you will likely have lost the craving for lots of things you shouldn't have anyhow!!

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LADYVOLSFAN1954 7/27/2014 5:38PM

    Sounds tough. Don't get depressed. I'm sure you can look on Spark recipes for some tasty ways to make snacks with what you can have. Don't give up. emoticon

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APRILRUSSELL3 7/27/2014 4:37PM

    Egg Beaters and Zucchini sound delicious! You could make them in a muffin tin and they would be little hand-held snacks to heat and serve.
I am really pulling for you to do well.
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