Sweet & Energizing Blue-Green Algae Recipes
Between coconut-algae nice cream, and a cool, refreshing popsicle, we think you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how well the flavors work together. We love the idea that you can get a protein and antioxidant boost from something as nourishing as blue-green algae while satisfying your sweet craving at the same time. These recipes use only honey or fruit for added sweetness and can be easily adjusted to suit your personal preferences and health needs.
Blue-Green Algae Health Benefits
We use our Organic Blue-Green Algae Powder to supercharge these tasty recipes. Officially known as Aphanizomenon flos-aquae or AFA, this form of algae is one of nature’s most regenerative food sources. It grows naturally in the mineral-rich waters of Upper Klamath Lake in Oregon. Its balanced and complete nutrient profile gives it the remarkable capacity to help nurture our physical and mental health. It is also one of the world's most concentrated sources of chlorophyll, a phytonutrient considered by many to be a valuable cleansing compound.
To top it off, blue-green algae contains peptide molecules that have been shown to enhance and heighten mental clarity. Not to mention the special pigment called phycocyanin that gives it that radiant blue-green color. Phycocyanin has been shown to support a healthy inflammation response and is a powerful antioxidant.
With this long list of benefits, you can see why we love our blue-green algae and went to work to create some delicious recipes for you to try. Keep in mind, you can also go the simple route and mix your blue-green algae powder in water or your favorite smoothie. But if you’re in the mood for something new, we hope you enjoy these sweet algae treats. Bon appétit!
Blue-Green Algae Nice Cream
Nothing says summer like some sweet ice cream. This vegan superfood version is so simple. It's packed with healthy fats from coconut milk, potassium from bananas, and protein, vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients from the blue-green algae. It's extraordinarily creamy, tasty, and, of course, healthy!
Makes 4-6 servings:
- 4-5 ripe frozen bananas
- 1 can full-fat coconut milk
- 4 tbsp raw honey
- 2 tbsp Organic Blue-Green Algae Powder
Chill coconut milk upside-down in the refrigerator overnight. If short on time, freeze for 10-15 minutes. Drain and set aside the liquid from the canned coconut milk, leaving you with the coconut cream. Add coconut cream to your blender.
Add remaining ingredients to the blender (using the remaining coconut milk liquid to reach desired consistency) and mix until creamy. Enjoy immediately or freeze. Scoop and enjoy!
Blue-Green Algae Popsicles
This might just be one you can get your kids to try! It's a sneaky way to introduce the health benefits of blue-green algea in the guise of a sweet treat. 100% plant based, the coconut water, honey and blueberries provide a nice counterpart to the tanginess of the lemon and lime and the earthy flavor of the algae powder.
Makes 10 3oz. popsicles:
- 2 cups coconut water
- 1 cup almond milk (or milk of choice)
- 3 tsp Organic Blue-Green Algae Powder
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 tbsp lime juice
- 2 tbsp raw honey (or to taste)
- 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
- Popsicle mold
Blend all ingredients until smooth. Pour into molds and freeze overnight. To remove from molds, thaw at room tempurature for a few minutes. Enjoy the frozen edible joy!