Blue Spirulina Latte
Blue spirulina latte recipe & content provided by Rosie Tran, Kale In The Clouds
Whether you’re trying to ditch your morning cup of joe or wanting a mid-afternoon pick-me-up, this blue spirulina latte is one you will want to try. Blue spirulina has been a superfood staple of mine for quite some time. It is one of my favorite things to add to my smoothies, and for a quick fix I’ll even add it to water.
Related: Keto Iced Matcha Latte
What is spirulina?
Spirulina is a microalgae that’s high in phytonutrients, selenium, zinc, manganese, B vitamins, and iron. Some of these vitamins are hard to get in your diet, which is why spirulina usually sits in the supplement section of grocery stores. You might also see it labeled as blue-green algae, named for its sea-colored hue. This latte gets its color from a special derivative of this algae called blue spirulina.
While blue spirulina adds a lovely color to this latte recipe, but you can also use conventional green spirulina — a supplement that has been heavily studied for its health benefits. Some research shows that spirulina has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, making this blue spirulina latte perfect for adding in your rotation with golden milk and green juice.
How to serve your blue spirulina latte
This blue spirulina latte combines some of my other favorite ingredients: Brain Octane Oil and collagen peptides. I like to enjoy these every morning in my matcha or coffee and consider them latte musts. Coconut butter and cinnamon give this latte a touch of sugar-free sweetness without going overboard. Enjoy it warm or over ice — either way, the taste is unique and pleasing to the eye.
You can serve this blue spirulina latte all by itself on mornings when you skip Bulletproof Coffee. You can also enjoy it alongside keto “noatmeal” for a technicolor breakfast, or with lemon blueberry muffins for a light and sweet treat. Since it has no caffeine, you can even use it to wind down before bed.
Blue Spirulina Latte
Start to Finish: 20 minutes
- 2 grams high-quality powdered blue spirulina (roughly 1/2 teaspoon)
- 1 tablespoon Brain Octane Oil
- 1 tablespoon coconut butter
- 1 heaping tablespoon collagen peptides
- 1 1/2 cups coconut milk
- 1/4 teaspoon ground Ceylon cinnamon
- In a saucepan on low heat, add coconut milk and gently warm.
- While coconut milk heats up, add a small amount of the blue spirulina to a glass bowl.
- When milk is warmed, add a small amount to the bowl and whisk until blue spirulina dissolves.
- Keep adding more spirulina and more milk little by little. Adding too much of either at a time can cause the spirulina to clump.
- After milk and spirulina are fully incorporated, add the mixture to a blender along with coconut butter, Brain Octane, and cinnamon. Blend until frothy.
- Add collagen peptides and blend again on low speed until just combined to avoid damaging delicate proteins.
- Pour your latte into a mug and garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon.
Makes: Serves 1
Nutritional Information (Per Serving):
- Calories: 347
- Protein: 13g
- Carbs: 9g
- Fiber: 2g
- Sugar: 3g
- Sugar Alcohols: 0g
- Net Carbs: 7g
- Fat: 26g
- Saturated Fat: 26g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
- Salt: 156mg
- Potassium: 232mg
- Iron: 15%
- Calcium: 71%
- Vitamin A: 25%
Note on ingredients: Low-quality brands of spirulina can contain traces of heavy metals and toxins called microcystins that can cause liver damage. Test how you feel with different types of spirulina, and always source a high-quality variety.
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