A protein and mineral-rich blue-green spirulina milk made with blue-green algae and a combination of nuts.
We have many whole food recipes on Nutrition Stripped that utilize spirulina, from smoothies to desserts. Another simple way of adding this mineral and protein-rich algae into your diet is simple plant-based milk.
I realize the color and potential thoughts about drinking algae can be completely off-putting, but I promise once you get over the color, the taste will speak for itself. It’s delicious and mineral-rich in comparison to dairy.
What Is Blue-Green Algae?
Blue-green Spirulina Milk is a play on traditional plant-based milk. You can make this milk with any kind of nut or seed you enjoy with the addition of spirulina.
You can make this with a classic nut milk recipe or make it slightly sweetened with dates and vanilla. The end result is a beautiful blue-green colored nut milk that’s creamy, healthy, and delicious!
Spirulina is a blue-green algae, hence the name Blue-green Spirulina Milk, visually it’s beautiful and reminds me of the natural source of where spirulina is harvested, the water.
Spirulina is versatile as well making it one of my favorite concentrated plant-based proteins to use. We use spirulina in many recipes from smoothies in the morning, sprinkled into porridge, shaken up in protein shakes on the go, to desserts.
This milk is fantastic to introduce to the little ones as well. As mentioned, spirulina is an incredibly nutrient dense food and is perfect to sneak into growing bodies.
An added bonus is the fun color. Have fun with them and present the milk in a way that’s recognizable to them — such as calling it “supermans milk” or “little mermaid milk”, etc. — while still squeezing in extra nutrition without them even knowing it.
How To Make Spirulina Milk 4 Ways
- Try adding 1-2 tablespoons of good quality cocoa powder to create a chocolate milk
- Lower in sugar option: use stevia to taste instead of dates
- Higher protein option: add a scoop of your favorite plant-based protein powder, shake well. 1 tbs. of spirulina contains roughly 4g of protein!
- Mineral and protein boost: add double the amount of spirulina, which will also make this richer in color