Blue food has been popping up all over the place, but no, the culprit isn't blueberries. If you have been keeping up with food trends, then you may have heard of something called Blue Majik. As the name implies, this is what's been turning all of your favourite smoothies, juices, and even lattes a beautiful blue hue.
Derived from spirulina (which is green), Blue Majik is a proprietary extract of the blue-green algae Arthrospira platensis (the other species of spirulina is called Arthrospira maxima).
This blue-green algae, much like its green counterpart, is known for its nutrient-packed kick, chock full of vitamins, minerals, and enzymes. The main difference lies in Blue Majik's bright blue color, stemming from C-phyocyanin, a type of complete protein that has shown to be rich in amino acids, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory properties.
Boasting such amazing nutritional benefits, it's no wonder that Blue Majik has been so popular in t he health world. It's also a terrific way to get your protein if you don't use animal products.
Looking to incorporate Blue Majik into your diet? Check out these awesome spirulina recipes below!
Spirulina Almond Butter Cookies
via Organic Burst
1 cup almond butter
1/2 cup rice malt syrup
1/2 mashed ripe banana
2 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
1 tablespoon Organic Burst Spirulina powder
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon Himalayan pink salt
Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius (350 F).
Mix wet ingredients in a large bowl until well combined.
Add dry ingredients to a separate bowl and stir thoroughly.
Add mixed dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.
Spoon the cookie batter onto a coconut oil greased baking sheet and cook for 15 minutes.
Cool before serving.
Blue Majik Peppermint Protein Balls Recipe
1 cup almonds
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup 100% plant-based protein powder
1/2 cup desiccated coconut
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
1 Tbsp chia seeds
2 Tbsp honey
5 scoops Blue Majik
8 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
1/4 cup water
1. Place all ingredients into a processor and blend until mixture comes together.
2. Roll into even balls and gently spin around inside a container of desiccated coconut to coat.
3. Refrigerate and will last 7-10 days.
Have you tried using Blue Majik? How do you like to incorporate it into your diet? Let us know in the comments section!