I don’t really know where to start with this post. Should I start by talking about the homemade mylk? Maybe tackle the elephant in the room and say “whoa, look at that blue!”
Or maybe I should talk about the amazing health benefits of both the mylk and the blue, and share with you why they are so nutritiouslu rich and definitely superfoods you should be adding to your pantry. And where does that blue even come from?
Or maybe I should let you in on a little secret, and let you know that the mylk is made from tiger nuts, and then we should take some time to assess the severity of my current tiger nut obsession. Like I’m pretty sure over the next few weeks, you will see at least two more recipes featuring tiger nuts. Have you bought them yet?
Because if you haven’t, you are missing out on this powerhouse of a food that is loaded with nutrients, and is a source of iron, protein and healthy fats. And they are so filling! I can be super hungry and eat just a small handful of these nuts and feel fed and satisfied. Not to mention, they are kind of sweet, which means they are the perfect solution for those nights when I finish dinner and am hanging around the kitchen feeling like a little something sweet to end off the night. And bonus: they’re sweeter and crunchier once you soak them.
And for this mylk, that’s exactly what you do. Soak up some nuts (which are actually vegetables, not nuts at all), and then blend them in a 1:4 ratio of nuts to water to make this delightful, creamy milk that has this natural sweetness about it without adding any sugar. In fact, all I added was some cinnamon and a pinch of vanilla.
Which made a white mylk of course.
The blue comes from the addition of Blue Majik. This may be another superfood that you are not incredibly familiar with, but like the tiger nuts, I think you should add it to this week’s shopping list ASAP. Unlike tiger nuts though, I can’t say it tastes particularly nice straight out of the jar, or even really has a great flavour at all.
It’s a bit like spirulina in that way, where you know it is incredibly good for you and loaded with antioxidants, protein, iodine, heaps of minerals and vitamins and is great for adding to smoothies, but it tastes awful. Any one who has accidentally added too much spirulina to their smoothie can attest to this . . .
Blue Majik and Spirulina are after all, members of the same family! Both types of algae, they have more protein per gram than any other plant, and are one of the few plant sources of iodine, a mineral important in helping maintain thyroid health.
In case you haven’t seen all the pieces fall into place, what we’ve created is a blue bottle of goodness, that tastes delicious, is loaded with nutrients, and is even a source of iron, protein, and of course iodine. Add to that the fact that it contains healthy fats which improve digestion, promote healthy brain funciton and improve skin complexion, and maybe we need to call this Blue Majik Mylk.
Whatever you call it, I can promise you, it’s already missing from your life