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Blue Algae Latte Recipe

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If you want to turn heads on your morning commute, look no further than the blue algae latte. Besides being a startlingly unnatural shade of blue, the blue algae latte is also packed with vitamins and nutrients that most people are deficient in, making it a healthy way to energize yourself in the morning.

This recipe is not for people that aren’t willing to purchase some niche ingredients because it is unlikely that your spice cabinet will contain everything you need. However, the recipe itself is simple and doesn’t take long to make. An additional bonus is that you can easily make a week’s worth at once, saving yourself time. Let’s learn how to make a blue algae recipe.

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A Note About Names

The blue algae latte is sometimes called the blue spirulina latte or the blue-green algae latte, so don’t let the terminology confuse you. Spirulina is the name of the blue-green algae that gives the drink its characteristic blue color and many purported health benefits. Calling the drink the spirulina latte is the most biologically accurate, with blue-green algae also being more accurate than blue algae. We suspect that blue algae latte is used because it triggers recognition in anyone who has seen the shockingly blue drink before.

blue algae latte
Image Credit: Maria Medvedeva, Shutterstock

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Blue Algae Latte Recipe

If you want to turn heads on your morning commute, look no further than the blue algae latte. Besides being a startlingly unnatural shade of blue, the blue algae latte is also packed with vitamins and nutrients that most people are deficient in, making it a healthy way to energize yourself in the morning.
5 star average
Prep Time 3 mins
Blend Time 6 mins
Total Time 9 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 drink(s)
Calories 150 kcal

Equipment

  • Small saucepan
  • Whisk
  • Small bowl
  • Blender

Ingredients
 

  • ½ tsp Powdered blue spirulina
  • 1 tbsp Coconut butter
  • 1 tbsp Collagen peptides
  • 1 ½ cups Coconut milk
  • ¼ tsp Ground cinnamon

Instructions
 

  • Heat the coconut in a small saucepan on low heat. Remove it from heat before it boils.
  • Once the coconut milk is heated, add the blue spirulina to a small bowl and combine it with a small amount of the milk; use just enough to saturate the spirulina.
  • Whisk the spirulina, adding small amounts of milk at a time to prevent clumping. If you add the coconut milk too fast, the spirulina will clump, making it much more difficult to achieve a smooth texture at the end.
  • Once the spirulina and coconut milk are fully mixed, add them to your blender along with the coconut butter and cinnamon.
  • Blend the mixture until it reaches a frothy, foamy texture.
  • Add the collagen peptides and blend again at low speed.
  • Pour the latte into your favorite mug and garnish with a dash of cinnamon if you’re feeling fancy.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 150kcal
Keyword blue algae, latte, spirulina

Where to Buy Spirulina

If you’ve never purchased spirulina before, you might be unsure of where to find it. You can buy it online, and some supermarkets stock spirulina in the vitamins and supplements section. Be sure to keep an eye out for all the name variations since different brands use different terminology.

You could also buy spirulina from a vitamin store since virtually all major supplement companies stock it.

spirulina powder
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Additional Notes

There is a lot of room for customization with this recipe, and our recommendations are only suggestions. Here are some of our favorite alternatives.

  • Swap cinnamon for another spice. If you don’t love cinnamon or are looking to change things up, consider swapping cinnamon for allspice, nutmeg, or cloves.
  • Coconut milk and coconut butter are delicious and complement each other well, but you could use tons of other milk and butter combinations instead. You can’t go wrong with obvious combinations like almond milk and almond butter, but you could get more creative and combine flavors too. We like oat milk, and this recipe is the perfect place to use it since its flavor goes with almost everything.
  • Another great addition to the recipe is vanilla extract. If you find this recipe too bland or not sweet enough for your taste, adding some vanilla is the perfect way to boost the flavor without loading up on sugar.
  • If faux-sweetness isn’t your thing, agave syrup is a great way to add real sweetness to the latte. Be careful, though. Agave syrup contains a lot of sugar. Use about half as much agave syrup as you would sugar by volume.

Featured Image Credit: Teodor Costachioiu, Shutterstock

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Sean Brennan

Sean’s obsession with coffee started when he received his first French press as a gift almost ten years ago. Since then, his love of coffee – and the number of coffee gadgets he owns – has grown considerably. A scientist by training, there is no stone he has left unturned in the never-ending quest for the perfect cup of coffee. He has spent many hours tuning his pour-over technique, thinking about how to best compare grind quality, and worrying about whether the Nicaraguan or Kenyan beans will make the best cold brew. These days he favors the Hario V60, and starts each day by hand grinding his coffee before enjoying a cup prepared with care and attention to detail.

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