In 2018, we had açaí bowls, which were so photo-perfect that we broke out our NutriBullets and invested in chia seeds just because it looked cool -- the health benefits of açaí were just a plus. But this year, a new antioxidant-rich, electrolyte-filled ingredient is here to fill our bellies and Instagram feeds: they call it blue majik.
Even if you’re not a big health food follower, you won’t be able to deny the beauty of blue majik products once you start seeing them around. The “majik” comes in the form of a powder that’s mixed into fresh pressed juices, protein powders and lattes. You know how matcha powder makes everything green? Same story.
The powder comes from spirulina, a supplement extracted from blue-green algae that’s packed with nutrients. It’s an anti-inflammatory with antioxidants and has been linked to benefits like fighting anemia and high blood pressure. While this all may sound like a bunch of mumbo jumbo (and it very well may be), just wait until you mix it into your next drink or smoothie bowl -- it’s a sight to see.