When we think blue food, we think blueberries. Or blue... berry jam? Yeah, pretty much just blueberries.

But a food craze has recently taken off adding two new blue foods to the list: lattes and ramen. And that's in addition to the fairly new and definitely crazy blue wine that's now available from Spanish wine company, Gik. But back to the food, thanks to an added ingredient of blue algae, the foods have taken on an icy-blue hue that is otherwordly and totally unexpected.

The lattes, served up at Matcha Mylkbar in Melbourne, Australia, are comprised of ginger, lemon, coconut milk, agave, and (naturally) blue algae powder. Said to smell and taste somewhat like seaweed, we were surprised to hear that people were lined up around the block. But then again, living in an Instagram generation, it seems photo opp' trumps flavor.

Meanwhile the ramen is actually a sweet, dessert version of the usually savory dish, served up at The Dessert Kitchen in New York City. The noodles are made of kanten, a traditional Japanese jelly that's made from algae and usually colorless, except of course when blue algae is used. Served on a bed of crushed ice and doused with condensed milk, the soup-like 'ramen' is served in multiple flavors, and topped with mochi, fruit, and a side of white peach syrup.

Blue algae costs as much as $3 a gram and is known to contain powerful antioxidant properties. It's one of the most nutrient-rich foods on the planet, and has achieved superfood status due to high concentrations of proteins, vitamins, and nutrients. So, it's blue and it's good for you. What's stopping you?

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