Make the almond milk first. Soak the 1/4 cup of almonds in water overnight, enough to cover them completely. Drain and rinse in the morning. Put them in a Vita-mix or blender (they'll have expanded while soaking and that's ok) with 1 and 1/4 cups of water and run it on high until smooth. Strain.
Then just toss the almond milk with the rest of the ingredients in a Vita-mix and blend on high for 30 seconds using the tamper if it won't run smooth. Or, use a blender which will take a bit longer but will work just as well as long as you stop it and press down anything that gets stuck and then run it again.