Why Is Everyone Suddenly Talking About This Blue Latte?
By Brittany Burhop Fallon, Beauty Director |
Healthy drinks are one of the biggest trends of the year so far. We've seen everything from the Starbucks Pink Drink to the matcha green tea lattes and even turmeric concoctions popping up in coffee shops everywhere. But the latest recipe is one you should definitely take note of: blue-algae lattes.
So what makes this one so special, especially since there's no caffeine in it at all? It's laced with blue algae powder (related to the spirulina family), which is chock-full of powerful antioxidants and nutrients that contain anti-inflammatory and healing properties.
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A cafe in Melbourne, Australia called Matcha Mylkbar, is coining the new blue beverage "the smurf latte" thanks to its color, and the recipe includes a mix of frothy coconut milk, agave, lemon, ginger and blue algae powder. Some say it has a strong aftertaste and takes a bit of getting used to despite its cotton candy appearance, but with the health benefits that come along with drinking the colorful stuff, why not give it a try?
Our newest invention- the smurf latte getting so much attention. It's clearly not a shy smurf! Made with algae- the most nutrient dense food in the whole world, according to some! Don't worry it tastes as good as it looks- nothing like sea water or algae actually 😍😍 thanks @hhmxxm_cc for joining in the fun!
And if you aren't planning to be in the land down under any time soon, the next best way to get on the blue algae bandwagon is with Blue Majik, which delivers an almost uncanny health-boosting effect. Made up primarily of phycocyanin, a powerful antioxidant that can halt free-radical damage, Blue Majik can be found at many health food and supplement stores in capsule and powder form (there are even waters and juices made with it, as seen below), and wellness gurus are now making it a part of their daily vitamin regimen.