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
Put all of the ingredients (excluding toppings) into a bowl or single-serving mason jar(s) and stir well to combine.
Cover and refrigerate overnight (or for a minimum of 6 hours).
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.