Today I decided to make something that I've been salivating over for at least a year, but was afraid to attempt it with my broke-ass blender: raw almond coconut yogurt!
(OK, to be fair to my blender, and so it doesn't feel bad about itself, I shouldn't say it's broke-ass. It's not--it's a perfectly good blender, it just isn't high-powered, and would have trouble properly breaking down whole almonds. Sorry blender, I still love you. <3 p="">
Now, I am not a raw foodist, I am just a person who wants to try different an new things, so I can tell you that this recipe is GOOD. Good LORD is it good, and it is super easy too!
1 cup raw almonds, soaked overnight in water in the fridge and drained
1 whole young coconut (water and flesh used--click here to find out how to open a young coconut)
2-3 probiotic capsules (the powder inside is what you'll use)
Dash real vanilla
Dash real lemon juice
Additional coconut water if needed
In a powerful blender like a Nutribullet, blend together the ingredients. Blend until thoroughly combined, smooth, and to your desired consistency. Feel free to add more coconut water as needed.
Pour into a glass container, and cover lightly. Allow to sit on the counter for 4 hours to allow the probiotics to start to grow and ferment the mixture. Then either consume, or put in the fridge with a lid on it.
It will stay good for about 4-5 days in the fridge. If you know you are going to want to make it again in a few days (because you just love it so much!) simply set aside half a cup of the original mixture, and use it as a starter for the next batch, before the 4-5 days is up. The culture will continue to grow in your next batch of yogurt! Then repeat as often as you like! How cool is that!
By the way--the lower picture is of my breakfast this morning, when I first ate my yogurt--I put strawberries, blueberries, raw cashews, chia seeds and flax meal with it. Yummo!