Thursday, May 15, 2014


If you want to make your own almond milk, there are lots of easy recipes to be found online.  This recipe is different. The secret ingredient is coconut water, which adds a delightful hint of sweetness to your home made almond milk. I think you will love it. 

This smooth and creamy, subtly sweet recipe comes from Joe the Juicer, and his team at It is really delicious. When I read the recipe the first time, I thought it a strange concoction, but since it was a small amount to experiment with, I went ahead.  Even as I was putting the ingredients into the blender, I was skeptical. . .but felt that it could always  be used in a smoothie if I didn't like the taste or texture on its own.
The smoothie option was not necessary. Twice.


1 cup/250 ml coconut water (if you have access to a fresh coconut, use the water from that, but if not, try to find organic coconut water.  At the very least, be sure it is 100% coconut water with no additives or added sugars)
1 tbsp. raw almonds
1 tsp. coconut oil
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
About 1/2 pinch of Himalayan salt, to taste
dash of cinnamon (optional)
1 handful of ice cubes - 3 or 4


Place all ingredients into a high powered blender and blend on high for 45 – 60 seconds, until smooth.