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Soaked Almonds (Activated Almonds)

Soaked almonds also known as activated almonds are the way most Middle Eastern people eat almonds. This recipe is so easy and healthy. Learn how to soak almonds for better digestion.
Prep Time2 mins
Soaking Time12 hrs
Total Time12 hrs 2 mins
Course: side, Snack
Cuisine: Lebanese, Middle Eastern
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 206kcal
Author: Janelle Hama


  • Medium Container



  • Add almonds in the soaking container.
  • Add water, ensure all almonds are completely covered. Seal well and store in the refirgerator overnight at minimum.
  • Scoop out desired portion and drain of water. Serve cold.



  • Servings based on a small handful

💡How to eat soaked almonds?

  • Soaked almonds can be enjoyed plain, almonds are naturally mildly sweet. 
  • Add a splash of freshly squeezed lemon juice for a citrus flavour
  • A sprinkle of salt if desired - though we Lebanese do not usually do this

💭Pro Tips

  • Change water daily, as it will turn murky due to the almond skins. Daily water change keeps the almonds fresher.
  • If you forget to change the water one day, simple drain water, rinse almonds and top up with water.
  • Store activated almonds for up to 5-7 days in the refrigerator, if they last that long
  • Ensure soaked almonds are stored covered - use either a snap-lock container or a glass bowl sealed with cling wrap.
  • Ensure the almond to water ratio is 2:1, as the almonds will swell when soaked and need to be full submerged.
  • The skin of soaked almonds will easily come off. 
  • Activated almond skins can be eaten too. 
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N.B., nutrition info is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. This will vary based on the specific ingredients you use.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 206kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 252mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 1mg