The Smurf Latte: Everything You Need to Know About The Latest Vegan Superfood Craze | Totally Vegan Buzz

The Smurf Latte: Everything You Need to Know About The Latest Vegan Superfood Craze

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Image via Matcha Mylkbar Instagram

Turns out the claim that there’s no such thing as a naturally occurring blue food is balderdash. Behold, this little cup of all-natural Smurf-tastic blueness…

What is it? That, my friend, is a vegan superfood ‘Smurf Latte’. Its creators, the owners of a vegan café in Melbourne called Matcha Mylkbar, had absolutely no idea that this (highly instagrammable) drink would go off in the way that it has.

After they posted a snap of this interesting looking beverage up on their social media, the regular coffee time queues went berserk, with people lining up for a whole three hours to try out the new sensation.

 

Image courtesy of Matcha Mylkbar Instagram

But how on Earth is it so blue? Well, the celebrity ingredient is a superfood alga called E3 Live.

While we appreciate that that sounds a bit like a boy band, it’s what gives the latte its magical blue colour.

The other ingredients sound delicious though: lemon, ginger and coconut milk.The other ingredients sound delicious though: lemon, ginger and coconut milk.

It might be some time before us British vegans are able to try this amazing creation out for ourselves, but until we can, Team Tovee are definitely giving this looker a swipe right.

What do you think of this natty blue latte? Are you from Melbourne and have you tried it? We want to hear your thoughts! Leave us a comment.

Published by Plum Phillips

Before she's anything, Plum Phillips is vegan (for the animals and the planet in equal measure). But when she's not chowing down on pure plant power, she's a writer. Her writerly background is in general wellness and lifestyle topics, but here on Totally Vegan Buzz she veganised her contributions for current affairs, humour and a bunch of quizzes.

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