Heat up 1 cup of water and steep the butterfly pea flowers* along with the lavender (which is optional). As it steeps, the water will turn a gorgeous blue colour - the longer you steep, the deeper the colour.
Next, open the coconut. First, carefully make 2-3 holes on the coconut to get out the coconut water - I describe in detail how to do this here.Then open the coconut shell and collect the flesh (coconut meat).
If using a vanilla pod, scrape the seeds from half of it (or all of the seeds if you like a very pronounced vanilla flavour). This will help your milk take on a dessert-like flavour and makes for a wonderful treat.
First, add the coconut flesh to a blender/food processor and blitz to crumbs. Then add the rest of ingredients and blend until smooth. This can take a minute or two to fully blend together for creamy coconut milk. **
Pour into a glass container of your choice ( or straight into some cups, to serve).
Enjoy fresh! You can serve your blue milk over ice or even with tapioca pearls to make homemade bubble milk tea. ***
How to store your blue milk: You can keep this milk in the fridge for up to 3 days.
* This ingredient is also what we use to make our magic lemonade. when mixing this with lemon juice, the colour changes from blue to a lovely purple/pink.** As the NutraMilk machine automatically filters the liquid at the end, you can pour in the entire milk mixture, butterfly pea flowers and lavender included. If using another blender, you'll need to run your final milk through a nut milk bag or sieve. *** If you want to try a more fruity, thick blue milk recipe then you could try blending your Bantha milk with a frozen banana and some frozen pineapple for a sweet smoothie. It may affect the colour of the milk, however, the Star Wars galaxy technically has blue and green milk anyway so - that still counts, right?