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HOW TO GRIND FLOUR FROM WHOLE GRAINS
It’s easy to make your own flour from grains such as wheat berries, spelt berries, rye berries, quinoa, pearled barley, amaranth, buckwheat, and more! Homemade flour is cheap, delicious, healthy, and surprisingly simple to make in a high powered blender such as a Blendtec or Vitamix, because both of these blenders are capable of grinding whole grains into flour in seconds!
The very easy practice of soaking milled flour overnight or sprouting seeds first will vastly improve its nutritional benefits and reduce the negatives from the phytic acid and the enzyme inhibitors in the grains.
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- Pearled barley
- Long grain rice
- Rye berries
- Spelt berries
- Wheat berries
- Place ingredient in the jar
- Blendtec: Press the SPEED UP Button to Speed 9 and run for 50 seconds (full cycle)
- Vitamix: Use special dry grains jar. Select VARIABLE, speed 1. Turn on machine and quickly increase speed to Variable 10, then to high. Grind to desired degree of fineness, about 1.5 min.
- All done! Enjoy!! Now take a photo, rate it, and share your accomplishments! 🙂 Tag @BlenderBabes & #BlenderBabes
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HEALTH BENEFITS & FUN FACTS
Homemade bread not only tastes better, but it avoids the massive amounts of preservatives that gives bread a lengthy shelf life. Here’s what a slice of popular store purchased bread contains.
“Enriched wheat flour (flour, barley malt, ferrous sulfate (iron), “B” vitamins (niacin, thaimine mononitrate (B1), riboflavin (B2), folic acid)), water, high fructose corn syrup or sugar, yeast, wheat bran, whole wheat flour, wheat gluten, molasses. Contains 2% or less of: soybean oil, salt, sweet dairy whey, butter (cream, salt, enzymes), maltodextrin, honey, corn syrup, calcium sulfate, soy flur, dough conditioners (may contain: dicalcium phosphate, calcium dioxide, sodium stearoyl lactylate, ethoxylated mono and diglycerides, mono and diglycerides, and/or datem), yeast nutrients (may contain: ammonium sulfate, ammonium chloride, calcium carbonate, monocalcium phosphate, and/or ammonium phosphate), cornstarch, wheat starch, vinegar, natural flavor, beta carotene (color), enzymes, calcium propionate (to retain freshness), soy lecithin.“
Bread made from scratch is NOT complicated and requires basic ingredients. Replace all purpose flour with the homemade flour of your choosing and try it out! There’s no end to the possibilities and variations once you try it. 🙂