We’re obviously big fans of Ayurvedic expert and all-around nutrition superstar Sahara Rose—the girl literally wrote the book on following an Ayurvedic diet. And after learning all about the ancient Indian holistic wellness practice, we wanted to learn some of Sahara’s Insta-famous recipes.
The most striking? Her incredible take on mermaid toast. Completely vegan, raw, Paleo-friendly, and gluten free, this delicious and beautiful breakfast is actually so easy to whip up! Here’s how to make it at home.
Raw Mermaid Toast
4 slices of my raw-vegan toast or your choice other toast
8 tbsp almond cream cheese OR greek yogurt OR labne
About 1 tbsp spirulina
2 drops chlorophyll
Optional: 1 tsp Lakanto Powdered Sugar for sweetness
Your choice fruit: I did blackberries, strawberries, raspberries, and figs
So you have to kind of get creative while making this recipe because there are no detailed instructions. You sort of just have to feel it out and go with the mermaid flow.
Separate the cream-cheese into four small bowls. I added about 1/2 tbsp. spirulina to one bowl, 1/4 tbsp to another bowl, and 1/8 tbsp to the third. I left the fourth bowl white. I added 2 drops chlorophyll to the bowl with 1/8 to create a kind of aqua color.
Mix each bowl individually with separate spoons. I personally like leaving the colors a bit streaky so I didn’t mix it until it was completely blue but left the more pigmented streaks for the mermaid-y feel.
Use an offset spatula or butter-knife to cover the first piece of toast with white cream-cheese. Then add a streak of the light blue and swipe in a motion mimicking waves. Continue adjusting and adding various shades of blue until you get the aesthetic that you like.
Once you’ve gotten the effect you like, sprinkle your toast with some extra spirulina for added blue-depth.
Top with your chosen fruit.
Take a million pictures for Instagram because you just made your first mermaid toast (and maybe your last after you saw what an effort that was!)
You can replace the almond cream cheese for Greek yogurt or labneh, which would definitely be more cost-effective, though it will taste differently.
You can also make it sweet, while keeping it sugar-free, by mixing some Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener into your cream-cheese/ yogurt. It’s derived from monk fruit and has no impact on your blood-sugars levels making it perfect for those tracking their sugar intake for weight-loss, health or cognitive reasons. Think of this toast like a creative art project- there are no rules! Let your imagination flow and perfectionism go! Your cream-cheese is your paint and your toast is your canvas!