Are you a coffee or tea drinker? I have always enjoyed a good ol’ comforting cup of rooibos tea, but I stopped drinking it when I gave up dairy milk nearly a year ago (in South Africa rooibos tea is mostly enjoyed with milk and sugar). Enter almond milk. After trying various milk substitutes, almond milk has become my milk substitute of choice. It blends beautifully with the nutty, full-bodied taste of rooibos, and the addition of blueberries and cinnamon in this recipe is pure magic.
This cup of frothy fruity goodness was made with homemade almond milk. This was my first attempt at making my own nut milk and, other than nearly literally crying over spilt milk (note to self: use a bigger piece of cheesecloth next time), I was quite happy with the result!
I originally made this recipe for Veahero, which I wrote about in this post. If you’re looking for delicious vegan and vegetarian recipes then Veahero should be your number one online resource. You can find recipes from a variety of contributors ranging from instafamous foodies The Balanced Kitchen, The Sasha Diaries and Voila Vegan, to newbies like myself and K33 Kitchen – and you can even submit your own recipes!
I hope you enjoy this recipe – if you try it out, let me know by posting a photo on Instagram with the hashtag #afabledlife, I would love to see your creations!
Have a delicious day! x
Blueberry Rooibos Almond Latte
Prep Time: 4hrs+
Cooking Time: 10min
2 cups Filtered Water
pinch Sea Salt
1/3 cup Blueberries
2 tea bags Organics Rooibos
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 tsp Maple Syrup
1/2 stick Cinnamon
1/8 tsp Nutmeg
Soak almonds in filtered water for 4 to 8hrs, then drain, rinse and set aside.
Combine almonds, filtered water and a pinch of salt in a blender and blend until smooth.
Strain into a cheesecloth covered bowl to seperate pulp from milk.
Place 1,5 cups almond milk, blueberries, tea bags, vanilla extract, cinnamon stick and nutmeg in a small saucepan over medium heat and simmer for 10min. Remove tea bags and cinnamon stick.
Froth milk using a handheld frother, or a French press.
Pour tea into two cups, top with cinnamon and enjoy!