Thanks, I will give the cold method a try for the smoothie, cause it would be easier. If it doesn't work, I will try the hot water method.
Karin, The one minute muffin (at least that particular recipe) was a good way for me to get over the need for bread. But for me, since I can get coconut milk that is just the milk and water, so it is not worth the effort. The beauty of the Almond milk is that it is so low in calories that it is a great base for smoothies, and coconut milk is way higher, whether I make it at home or buy it, unless I buy the one in a carton like Almond Dream. But that is what I am trying to get away from.