Spirulina is a nutrient-rich super algae that turns blue when soaked. So why not use this piece of information to smurf things up when making a vegan Spirulina Sprinkles drink? A vegan milkshake that’s both delicious and good for you. And blue!
A milkshake with nutrients and vitamins
It’s easy to make a classic milkshake the vegan way. All you need is vegan ice cream, non-dairy milk and a pinch of Spirulina Sprinkles. Add a topping of vegan whipped cream or coconut cream for an extra festive feeling. Spirulina is a superfood that is packed with vitamins, minerals, beta-carotene and protein. That’s all well and good for you and it can also turn your milkshake slightly blue. Smurf!
Natural and plant-based colour
You can use the Spirulina Sprinkles just as they are, but if you soak them for a while in your non-dairy milk before mixing the shake you give the spirulina time to let go of the blue it got. If you want a deep blue colour then soak 1 tablespoon of spirulina in a cup of water overnight, put it in the fridge. The next day you have a really deep blue coloured water to add to your food of choice. The best part? It’s a totally natural and plant-based colour! Remember, if your non-dairy milk isn’t completely white it will affect the end result of the smurf colour. However, we suggest you choose the ingredients you like for a smashing result!
A yummy recipe with spirulina
- Spirulina Sprinkles
- Vegan vanilla ice cream
- Vegan whipped cream
- Non-dairy milk of your choice
- Whip the cream. Maybe add some vanilla and lemon zest for extra zing?
- Put the vegan ice cream, non-dairy milk and spirulina in a mixer. If you soaked the spirulina in water then use some of the blue water approx 1/2 tablespoon. Start adding a little bit of spirulina and add more if you want, but taste the shake before adding more. MIX IT!
- Pour the shake into pretty glasses and top it off with the whipped cream. Sprinkle some Spirulina Sprinkles on top, add a paper straw and you are done.
- Ready to serve!