As you all know, the world of foodies has been going through a "toast phase." From avocado, to ricotta, to almond butter, people are putting whatever they can get their hands on, on toast.
Recently, "Food Stylist and Photographer" Adeline Waugh of the Instagram and blog, vibrantandpure, has to sent toast lovers into a frenzy over her "Mermaid Toast." What is mermaid toast? Read on to find out.
What is Mermaid Toast?
According to Waugh, Mermaid Toast is a combination of blue green algae powders and liquids mixed with almond milk cream cheese (although I'm sure regular cream cheese would work just as well).
Why Do I Want to Eat This?
I know what you're thinking: WTF is blue green algae and why do I want to eat it? Blue green algae is a superfood that is packed with proteins, vitamins, and nutrients. It contains essential and nonessential amino acids that bodily easily absorbs and even has a ton of compounds that provide antioxidants, meaning it has cancer-fighting properties.
Unfortunately blue green algae is not something that most people have stored in their pantries, but Waugh addresses this. She writes that she knows this creation is "100% impractical" but as a food stylist her job is to make food "aesthetically pleasing and unique." From the look of this toast, that's for sure.
Life as a "Food Stylist"
This is not the first time Waugh has shocked the internet by creating toast that is so pretty we don't want to eat it. A couple of months ago the foodie world of Instagram went crazy over her "Unicorn Toast."
This beautiful creation consists of mixing cream cheeses with things like beet juice (hot pink), turmeric root (orange/yellow), and freeze dried blueberry powder (purple). #UnicornToast has now become a thing.
So what do you think, is #MermaidToast something you'd try, or is it just too pretty to eat?