Monday, October 31, 2016

BEAUTY BITES: MAJIK MILK + ALTERNATIVE NUT MILKS


B E A U T Y   B I T E S  |  B L U E   M A J I K   M I L K   +   A L T E R N A T I V E   N U T  M I L K S
an adaptogenic blue milk in the spirit of halloween, alternative nut milk recipes, and a Moon Juice discount . . .

ou might have noticed that blue-hued healthy noshes, juices, and protein powders are seemingly popping up everywhere—from Moon Juice Blue Adaptogen to Juice Generation's Holy Water. Its bright, almost artificial 7-11 slushie colour, Blue Majik is a nutritional powerhouse. 


Blue Majik is a propriety extract derived from Spirulina, the blue-green algae called Arthrospira platensis. Similar to other algaes like Spirulina and Chlorella, it boasts vitamins such as vitamin b12, enzymes for increased digestion and bio-assimilation, and minerals. It's a binder of environmental toxins, such as heavy metals, which makes it a great supplement to compliment those whose diet is high in seafood (yes, even sustainable ones). The C-phycocyanin, a storage protein rich in amino acids that gives Blue Majik its bright blue hue, is purported to contain anti-inflammatory and brain health-promoting properties. 

This Beauty Bites includes a recipe for Blue Majik cashew milk and a few other alternative milks to get you out of your nut milk rut. Not only do different nuts and seeds hold different nutritional profiles, but it's also important to rotate these healthy but often-allergenic foods to decrease any inflammatory or digestive reactions from longterm, constant use. 




S H O P P I N G    L I S T 
Lakanto Sweetener—this is THE best sweetener I have come across. It is low-glycemic and the erythritol is a natural sweetener derived from monkfruit. It also doesn't ferment in the gut like most other sugar alcohols, doesn't spike the blood sugar, and it cuts sugar cravings.

And here are some other alternative nut and seed milk recipes below