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Blue Milk

As more and more people acknowledge the importance of a healthy lifestyle and a good diet, a certain superfood has made its way into the spotlight. It’s called blue spirulina, and not only is it really cool to look at, but it’s incredibly high in essential nutrients like iron, antioxidants, and other minerals.

With levels ranging from 60 to 70%, spirulina also has a greater protein content than almost any other food. It is a complete protein, meaning it has all of the essential amino acids.  It is also a non-seaweed, single-cell algae, which makes it completely vegan. The protein and minerals these beautiful algae provide make it an extremely beneficial supplement for vegans. But honestly… everyone could use a little blue spirulina in their diet.  Plus, it’s the only superfood you can make blue milk with!

Blue Milk is a fun, nutritious spirulina drink that even your kids will love. And it’s a great way to ensure you and your family get plenty of vitamins and minerals.  I’ll show you how to make it from scratch with just a few simple ingredients.  But first, let’s look a little deeper at why one might want to take blue spirulina.

Blue Spirulina Health Benefits

Many are surprised by this healthy algae’s brilliant blue color when they discover it for the first time.  It is so vibrant and showy that it is often used as an organic coloring agent for various treats. The deep color of blue spirulina tells us right away that it’s good for us.

Have you ever heard the phrase, “eat your colors?”  You have now.  Colors in foods and flowers represent specific nutrients.  Beta-carotene, for example, gives orange and yellow foods their rich color. Beta-carotene is transformed into vitamin A (retinol) in the body. We need vitamin A for healthy skin and mucous membranes, a robust immune system, and clear vision. Surprisingly, Beta-carotene is also present in blue spirulina.

Blue foods are said to be some of the most antioxidant-rich foods on the planet. Blue spirulina gets its rich hue from phycocyanin, which is often found in aquatic plants. Aquatic plants are known to be far more nutrient-dense than land plants, according to Stanford.

With a pH of 7-8, it is quite alkaline. Hence, it’s great for returning an acidic body to a healthy pH level.

Here are some of the health benefits of blue spirulina:

  • Blue Milk - blue spirulinaBolsters immune health
  • Great protein supplement
  • Fantastic iron supplement
  • Can help calm allergies
  • Fights viruses
  • Aids in treating liver disorders
  • Pillars eye health
  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Reduces blood pressure
  • Possible mood regulator
  • Increases muscle strength
  • Helps manage blood sugar
  • Counteracts anemia

Blue spirulina is naturally extremely anti-inflammatory due to its powerful antioxidant properties. And, since inflammation is a major contributor to almost all diseases, eating as many anti-inflammatory foods as possible is key.

For more anti-inflammatory superfoods, here is a complete guide to edible and medicinal seaweeds, mushrooms, plants, berries and poisonous lookalikes.

Homemade Blue Milk Recipe

Blue milk is a delicious and fun way to incorporate this mineral-filled powder into your diet.  It has a touch of sweetness and exhibits just a little bit of spice with the addition of ginger and cinnamon. You can use nuts like cashews or almonds instead of coconut if you want.  Cashews and almonds are a great source of protein and primarily good fats, with almonds being the lower fat of the two.  Coconuts are higher in MCTs, which are popular with the keto crowd. It’s sweeter and has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties.  Use whichever suits your needs best.

I’ve done the milking for this recipe by hand. No cows were harmed, though the coconut is no longer with us. It’s a parody of conventional nut milk made with a “milking bag” that I bought for under ten dollars on Amazon.  But you can use a milk machine, or just buy the milk if you prefer. For a fun, super kid-friendly variation of the following blue milk recipe, try eliminating the cinnamon and ginger and adding in a bit of cocoa. You can also try other kinds of sweeteners (or none).

Ingredients:Blue Milk - ingredients
  • 1 small whole coconut
  • 1 “nut milk” bag
  • A hammer or cooking mallet
  • 2 tablespoons of Blue Spirulina
  • ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon of ginger powder
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla or vanilla powder
  • 2 tablespoons of raw honey
  • ½ – 1 cup scalding hot water, depending on how thick you want your milk to be and how big your coconut is

Step 1. Measure the powder ingredients (spirulina, cinnamon, ginger, vanilla) into a small bowl and set it aside.Blue Milk - add all the ingredients

Step 2. The coconut must be completely stripped of its husk before being placed inside a clean dish towel. Grab a large basin and use it to catch the coconut water. Break the coconut open entirely to expose the meat inside. Some people score it with a knife first, but that didn’t work for me.Blue Milk - break the coconut

Step 3. Filet or scrape the coconut’s meat from its shell, then add it to the bowl.

Step 4.  Add the coconut meat to a blender with at least enough hot water to make it float.  Depending on how creamy you want your milk to be, you can add more or less. Blue Milk - mix in blender

Step 5. Add the honey and powdered ingredients to the blender and blend on high for one minute.Blue Milk - add honey

Step 6. Put your nut bag in a big glass to get it ready.  Fill the bag with the mixture.  To release the milk into the glass, start squeezing carefully. There will be some solids that can be dried and used as coconut flour.Blue Milk - strain

Enjoy your blue milk warm!

Add ice to your blue spirulina drink if you like a chilled beverage. You can blend it with ice, too!  It will separate as it cools, but if you put it in the fridge overnight, you can use the cream to make a fantastic blue milkshake or smoothie the next day.

Let me know in the comments if you try this recipe!

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Thank you for this information. Where can Blue Spirilina be found?

Yes where can I get it? Good question!
A good brand!

It’s everywhere, but which one is best??

Hi Deborah,

Thank you for your interest in this remedy!
You can buy Blue Spirulina from health food stores or Amazon. Just make sure it’s organic and non-GMO.

Many blessings and good health!

Where do you get blue spirulina and does it have a “fishy” flavor? I have green spirulina and it tastes awful.

Hi Lisa,

You can buy Blue Spirulina from health food stores or Amazon. Just make sure it’s organic and non-GMO. It’s a blue-green algae so unfortunately it does have a fishy taste. But you can always add some honey to sweeten it up.

Many blessings and good health!

My Amish neighbor is a organic dairy farmer so I would use raw milk rather than coconut.
I don’t know what it is about raw milk but I drink it like some drink soda pop.

So lucky!

Thank you for the article!! Where do you recommend getting the blue spirulina from?

Hi Jenny,

You can buy Blue Spirulina from health food stores or Amazon. Just make sure it’s organic and non-GMO.

Many blessings and good health!

Hi Jenny,

Thank you for your interest in this remedy!
You can buy Blue Spirulina from health food stores or Amazon. Just make sure it’s organic and non-GMO.

Many blessings and good health!

Is this the same as blue-green algae and can it be taken in capsule form.

Hi Linda,

Thank you for your question. Spirulina is indeed a blue-green algae and can be found in capsule form as well as powder.

Many blessings and good health!

Yes, please advise as to where to purchase blue spiralina and are there certain things to look for when choosing one?

Hi Lori,

You can buy Blue Spirulina from health food stores or Amazon. Just make sure it’s organic and non-GMO.

Many blessings and good health!

That’s a “young” coconut. The brown ones from the store won’t work for this recipe because the flesh is too hard. I get young coconuts from Asian markets.

How much coconut is in the recipe in terms of cups?

That is, how much coconut milk is in the recipe? I will be using canned coconut milk.

What is blue spiraluna or is this a prank 😄

No, it’s not a prank. There is blue spirulina as well as the dark blue-green spirulina.

Find it interesting there has been no response from The Lost Herbs where to get any blue spirulina. Seems like we’re on our own while they hoard their secrets. It is not organic, which I would prefer, but one source is from It’s expensive!

Lori, you can buy it at Amazon. Make sure it is organic, non-GMO and with no additives.

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There are a number of sources online for organic blue spirulina powder & under $20.

Can you use oat milk with this?

Nobody is saying where to buy this, please tell us where to get this?

I found mine on Amazon

An answer to your question of where to find Organic Blue Spirulina, you can find many sources to purchase if you do a Google search. I would also ask your local health food store. There are many places to purchase it, otherwise I would have posted them all. Do your research and make sure it is a trusted source.

After a lot of research, hands down, the best one is the Blue Majik (brand name). A little more expensive but you get what you pay for. They are not all the same. even if they are organic some of them have filler ingredients so go by the known brand to be safe.

I’m guessing that if you’re using coconut milk from a carton (SoDelicious, etc.) that you’d use at least 8 ounces for this recipe? I’m also seeing that the blue spirulina can be purchased at a health food store, or Amazon, so long as it’s organic and non-gmo?

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