From juicing marijuana to bird poop facials, we thought we've heard all the crazy New Age-y health trends. But did you know that the hottest superfood right now can be found... in a pond?

Move over coconut oil, this year it's all about algae. Hey, if it's on Mermaid Toast and in Unicorn Lattes, it can't be too bad, right?

Sure, it sounds like something you'd feed your fish, but blue-green algae is loaded with benefits. It's chock full of antioxidants, omega 3s, and B12. It can expedite weight loss, slow down aging, and has cancer fighting properties. It also lowers cholesterol and detoxifies your body of heavy metals like mercury and aluminum. It's not exactly the most bizarre holistic go-to, and it's definitely not the grossest-looking. So dive in and click through for some easy ways to incorporate this superfood into your diet and beauty routine. 

[Photo via @the_sunkissed_kitchen]