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 rebootwithjoe.com. 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.