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THE BABY BLUES (aka Blue Majik spirulina overnight protein oats)

I absolutely love these oats.  I mean — just looking at them puts a smile on my face.  So where does the pretty blue colour come from?  That would be Blue Majik, an extract from the blue-green algae, Arthrospira platensis (spirulina). It's not cheap, but a little goes a long way and this stuff is insanely nutrient-dense and easy to use (i.e. my 3 chicklets actually LIKE how it tastes!). Blue Majik is packed with vitamins and minerals and its bright blue hue comes from C-phycocyanin, a biliprotein with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and neuroprotective effects.  Sounds good to me!!

Anyone who follows me regularly also knows that my breakfast mantra is fibre + healthy fats + protein, and this recipe fits the bill there, too!

So do we need fancy powders like Blue Majik to be healthy?  Absolutely not.  I always say start with basic healthy ingredients — and oats are cheap and nutritious minus the lotions and potions.  But “superfoods” like Blue Majik certainly offer a nice little bonus and are super fun to play with, too!

Ingredients for 2 to 3 servings:

  • 1 cup gluten-free rolled oats

  • 1 cup unsweetened cashew or nut-free milk

  • 3/4 cup canned organic coconut milk (I use full-fat)

  • 1/4 cup unsweetened desiccated coconut

  • 2 Tbsp white chia seeds

  • 2 Tbsp Nuzest vanilla vegan protein powder (use code “DrTara15” for discount) or shelled gluten-free hemp seeds

  • 2 scoops Blue Majik powder

  • optional toppings: fresh and/or dried fruit (banana, raspberries, goji berries), nuts and/or seeds (Brazil nuts, pistachios), bee pollen (nonvegan), and/or toasted coconut chips

Directions:

  1. Put all of the ingredients (excluding toppings) into a bowl or single-serving mason jar(s) and stir well to combine.

  2. Cover and refrigerate overnight (or for a minimum of 6 hours).

  3. In the morning, stir and serve chilled or heat if desired. Add toppings and enjoy!

These oats can be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for 4 to 5 days.