Sea Moss Smoothie
Get all the benefits of sea moss without any of the seaweed taste! Try this "Autumn in the Caribbean" inspired smoothie.
Sea Moss Gel Ingredients
|filtered or spring water
|9 fl oz
|dried Jamaican sea moss
|sea moss gel
|7 fl oz
|date (pitted & soaked 1 hr)
|1 small pinch
|1 large pinch
How To Make the Sea Moss Gel
Wash the sea moss to remove all debris from the sea, including salt and sand. You can do this by placing the sea moss in a large bowl, covering it with cold water, then swirling it around and draining the water. Repeat this process a few times until the sea moss is clean and the raw scent is no longer present. The sea moss will begin to expand during the washing stage.
Place the washed sea moss in a large bowl and cover it completely with clean spring water. If you are worried about a fishy taste, you can squeeze the juice of a lime into the soaking water to help remove any remaining raw scent or flavor.
Place the bowl in the refrigerator and allow the sea moss to soak between 12 and 24 hours. The longer the sea moss soaks, the more it should soften and expand.
Remove the sea moss from the refrigerator. Rewash the sea moss and place it into a clean container.
Drain and rinse, add sea moss and 1 cup of water to a blender and blend for about 2-3 minutes or until it becomes smooth and has a gel-like consistency. You may need to stop and scrape down the sides of the blender to ensure even blending.
Transfer the sea moss gel into an airtight container or 16 oz jar with lid. You can store it in the refrigerator for about 2-3 weeks, or about 3-4 months in the freezer.
To Make The Smoothie
Peel the turmeric root and ginger root, add to the blender with the sea moss gel.
Add remaining ingredients to the blender including 1 tablespoon of the sea moss gel and blend until smooth, about 1 minute.
Make sure you are sourcing a high quality sea moss. Many options available are cultivated and/or bleached. The product should smell like the ocean and not bleach. We recommend Scotts Wholistic, our trusted source for wild-harvested, raw sea moss. You can find this sea moss and other high quality ingredients on the Goodnature Marketplace.
Avoiding coconut? Almond milk can be a good dairy-free substitute, but will make for a less creamy smoothie.
No dates on hand? Try adding a couple teaspoons of another low glycemic sweetener, like agave.