There’s a world of possibilities when it comes to using sea moss gel. Sea moss, also popularly known as Irish moss, is a rising superfood with a wide range of uses and health benefits.
From just being a thickening agent, sea moss can be a rich, fun addition to your food and homemade cosmetic recipes. In fact, there are cookbooks and resources out there that contain ways to cook with sea moss — plant-based, vegan, gluten-free, and offering the wondrous benefits of the algae.
Here are some recipes to try using sea moss gel:
Chocolate Raspberry Sea Moss Smoothie
GoodFoodBaddie.com has come up with a tasty, antioxidant-rich smoothie recipe made with such nutrient-dense ingredients. Enjoy a luscious smoothie made of cacao, avocado, raspberries, cucumber, dates, and of course sea moss! Prep and cooking time are about 3 minutes each, for a total of 6 minutes.
- 1/2 Avocado
- 1 Persian Cucumber (or small cucumber)
- 1.5 cup Frozen Raspberries
- 1 tbsp Ground Flax Seeds
- 2 tbsp Raw Cacao Powder
- 1/4 cup Sea Moss Gel
- 1.5 cup Almond Milk (or your favorite non-dairy milk)
- 3 Medjool Dates (pits removed)
- Ice, if needed
- Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth.
- If the smoothie is thicker than you prefer, add more almond milk. If you like it thicker, add ice until you get to the desired consistency. Add protein powder if you like.
The recipe makes two servings that can be stored in an airtight jar for up to one day.
Sea Moss Gummies
How about a fun and creative way to get the benefits of sea moss? In gummy form, you can enjoy 92 of the 110 minerals your body needs, weight loss aid, digestion support, mucus reduction, and some detoxification.
This sea moss gummy recipe from PinkProverb.com entails two hours of cooking time.
- 2 tbsp Agar Agar
- 3 tbsp Sea Moss Gel
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1/2 cup pineapple juice
- 2 tsp Citric Acid
- 2 tsp Honey
- Mix agar agar and juice together. Place the mixture on the stove and bring to a boil.
- Add honey. Mix until dissolved.
- Add sea moss until dissolved.
- Add citric acid until dissolved.
Enjoy your gummies as a healthful snack.
Sea Moss Mask Recipes
Sea moss is great not only for consumption but also for a little skin TLC. This algae helps the body produce collagen and is even nicknamed “vegan collagen.” Imagine the youthful glow and freshness from a plant-based beauty aid! Here’s a sea moss and turmeric face mask recipe to try:
- Mix 2 tbsp of sea moss with a teaspoon of turmeric powder.
- Use this mixture as a facial mask about 1 to 2 times a week.
This mask can do wonders in terms of moisturizing skin, with turmeric as an antibacterial and anti-inflammatory and thus helpful for clearing out breakouts.
You can also make sea moss masks from other natural skin-friendly ingredients such as chlorella, spirulina, maca, and kelp. A type of berry or two won’t hurt, too! It’s sometimes a matter of finding the gems in your own kitchen or pantry for affordable, homemade, organic skincare.
Looking for more creative sea moss gel recipes and uses? Keep tuned in because we’ve got more in store for you.