Before and After Comparison

Mill Fresh Ground Flour

After I signed up for not one, but two nutrient dense, real food cooking eCourses, my life in the kitchen has dramatically changed.  Thanks to the help of my super mom, I was able to buy a Vitamix to help me with one of the eCourse lessons, but also to simply make my kitchen more awesome.  I make all sorts of stuff with my Vitamix almost every day: smoothies, ice cream, soups, sauces, and even fresh milled flour!  This little machine sure packs a lot of power!

If you asked me a few months ago if I wanted to mill fresh flour, I would have thought you were nuts.  But here I am, milling fresh flour almost every week!  Why?  Because fresh milled flour means the flour and whatever you bake with that flour will be more nutritious.  Flour that has been sitting around begins to lose its nutrient value, and after enough time, it really doesn’t have much nutrition in it anymore.  Buying flour from the store can be tricky because you have no idea how long it’s been sitting on the shelf.  Plus, milling flour with the Vitamix is a breeze and helps save money on flour budgets, it only takes about a minute to turn two cups of organic whole grain berries into about 2.5 cups of fresh milled flour!

Let’s take a look at how my first attempt at milling fresh ground flour turned out.

I was planning to bake some muffins, so I needed whole wheat pastry flour.  I threw in 2 cups of soft white wheat berries into my brand new Vitamix.  Soft wheat berries turn into pastry flour.  For regular whole wheat flour, you would use hard wheat berries.

Soft White Wheat Berries in Vitamix

Next, I turned on the machine.  Here, I’m carefully cranking up the speed.

Turning On Vitamix

You can see the wheat berries quickly turning into flour.

Milling Grains

Milling Grains for About a Minute

I needed to constantly push down the grain/flour with a tamper so that the flour comes out consistent throughout.

Pushing Down Flour

Pushing Down Flour with Tamper

After about a minute of milling, I turned off the Vitamix.  This is what the fresh milled flour looked like.

Fresh Milled Whole Wheat Pastry Flour

Beautiful fresh grained pastry flour, ready to be used in a baked item!

Before and After Comparison

Do you mill your own flour?  Are you considering it now that I’ve shown you how easy it can be with the right equipment?  Do you have a Vitamix?  What do you do with yours?  Tell me about your experiences!

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