Homemade Almond Milk

2 cups raw sprouted almonds
1 cup pitted dates (you can do less or none if you don't like it sweet)
1 tbsp. vanilla extract
1 cup water
1 1/2 cup raw coconut water (whole foods has the RAW coconut water)

Blend all ingredients in a vita mix or blender until thick and creamy.
Line fine strainer with a "nut milk" bag and strain.

This recipe is very high in potassium and can be used in recipes such as "Vegan Hot Chocolate", "Vegan Chocolate Shake" and others. If you take out the dates, vanilla and replace the coconut water with cultured whey (suero gold from Beyond Organic) you can use this in any recipe calling for milk.