Time to eat ice cream for breakfast!
Next week it’s going to be over 100F in Paris. (That’s almost 38C for you celsius peeps.)
As fond as I am of steel cut oats in the morning, sometimes you need something frozen to cool you down. And, unlike oats for example, today’s recipe can be eaten at any time of the day, really. It also makes a delectable afternoon snack for the kiddos or you.
I’m thrilled because today we welcome back one of my favorite raw vegan chefs, Violaine Bergoin, to Veggie Magnifique! Violaine is the founder of Les Petites Patisseries Raw & Vegan, a delicious raw café in the 11th arrondissement of Paris. (Check out her snickers bar recipe, and watch the visit to her cake shop.) What are we making today? Easy-peasy blue nice cream!
Well, thanks to blue spirulina – which is a blue-green-algae. (Phycocyanin gives it the rich blue color.) Moreover, the beauty of blue spirulina, beyond its vibrant color, is that it doesn’t have that awful fishy taste that normal spirulina has. (Hooray!)
Spirulina is rich in a wide assortment of minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants, and is largely regarded as a superfood.
In case you needed further motivation to make blue nice cream…
A total win. Plus this particular type is blue, so you also get to feel like a mermaid, which is a big plus.
Whenever Violaine and I get together we have way, way too much fun. I really hope you enjoy this video, and of course, that you make this easy two-ingredient recipe! (Recipe is below.)
It's always more fun to eat aesthetically pleasing food, isn't it? Let your imagination run wild as you get fansaay with the toppings!
*Remember to freeze your bananas the night before! I just keep a whole stash of chopped up frozen bananas in my freezer at all times in case of a nice cream craving, or if my amoureux wants a protein shake. (Which he always does.)
So there you have it, friends! Give this blue bowl a try. I’m sure it’s going to become a summer go-to.
Want Violaine to make you one? Head on over to Les Petites Patisseries Raw & Vegan! You can come for the blue bowl, and leave with a box of decadent fudgey opera cakes. No guilt, guys – it’s all fair game when it’s raw.
Wishing you blue skies and blue bowls,