This Blue Superfood is Taking Over Perth

This Blue Superfood is Taking Over Perth

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Cue the blue-dah-bah-di song, because blue food has made its way to Perth. First there was green matcha latte’s, then yellow turmeric, then pink beetroot, and now blue Mermaid latte’s exist, or Blue Majik latte’s as they’re also known as. Blue Majik, is the nickname for a naturally blue variety of spirulina powder. Much pricier than green spirulina, Blue Majik costs $60 for a mere 50 grams on Amazon, so what’s all the fuss about?

According to Maggie Moon, author of The MIND diet, “naturally blue foods have a health halo, think of blueberries or purple potatoes.” So does blue spirulina live up to the halo effect? Well, it’s packed with B vitamins, minerals and a high dose of protein, plus it gets its beautiful light-blue hue from the C-phycocyanin; an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant form of protein.

But it’s not all mermaids and unicorns. Blue-green algae is technically a form of bacteria, so it won’t go down a treat for those with sensitive stomach’s says Shape.com “if your body isn’t loving the trend as much as the internet is, it’s definitely okay to skip this one” and move onto Matcha instead.

If you’re game to try it for yourself, here’s a couple of places you’ll find it in Perth:

Pearth Organic Kitchen

West Leederville

Prescribing to no particular diet, yet catering to everyone Pearth Organic Kitchen do a bright blue breakfast bowl topped with granola on their brekky menu.

Pengos Café

Shoalwater

Serving up blue mermaid chai latte’s, Pengo’s Café make theirs with using Nutra Organics Mermaid Latte powder- an infusion of sea minerals, blue superfoods and adaptogenic herbs. Mixing that with Ayurvedic chair spices, creamy coconut milk and manuka honey – and you’ve got an epic alternative to a morning coffee.

George Street Quarters

East Fremantle

George Street Quarters down in Freo has also jumped on the bandwagon with their Ocean Bowl. This beautiful smoothie bowl is full of superfood goodness; based with banana, coconut milk and blueberries with the addition of blue spirulina to give it that iconic bright blue colour. Topped with granola and more coconut, it is sure to super-boost your morning!

Image: George Street Quarters @alexandrareagan

Ella Liascos

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