How to Eat Sea Moss – Notes from a Registered Dietician and Nutritionist
You’ll need dried sea moss, water, and a blender to prepare it yourself. Soak 1/2 cup (100 g) of sea moss in water for 4 hours. Then, rinse the moss off with tap water and boil it in a pot with the lid closed for 10-12 minutes. Then, put the softened moss in a blender and blend until the gel is smooth.
The easiest way to eat sea moss is by adding gel to different foods. Once made, your gel should last be refrigerated for up to 20 days.
Eat 1 – 2 Tablespoon (15-30 mls) daily
Sea moss has lots of nutrients, but it’s unhealthy to overindulge. This is because sea moss also contains iodine, which your body needs to maintain a healthy thyroid. However, too much iodine can damage your thyroid.[2, 9] Therefore, it’s best to stick to 1–2 US tbsp (15–30 mL) a day and consult your doctor if you have concerns.
Sea moss is a tasteless (but healthy) ingredient in fruit smoothies. Blend it together with any of your other favorite smoothie ingredients for a quick nutrient boost. Mix and match smoothie ingredients including (but not limited to) apples, bananas, blueberries, kale, mango, pineapple, raspberries, strawberries, or spinach.
- For example, see our Pineapple banana, mango smoothie recipe on this website.
- Or you can make you own favorite smoothie and add 1-2 tablespoons of Seamoss to boost up the nutrient component without changing the taste.
Any kind of juice can be combined with sea moss, from pineapple to orange and even lemonade (either fresh or made from powder). Grab your blend-a-bottle (see the merch section for one) add 1–2 tbsp (15–30 mL) of sea moss gel, then pour in the juice, add a few pieces of ice if desired. Shake or blend until the juice and gel are well-blended and enjoy.
Sea moss gel is a fantastic thickening agent. Be creative and add sea moss gel when your sauces, soups, stews, even curry recipes! Add a couple of tablespoons of sea moss to soup and make it creamier and more nutritious. You can use the seamoss as a replacement for Gelatin (gelatin is made from animal parts) for a healthy vegan gluten-free option.
Create a tasty, healthy drink in no time and It is also vegan. Blend 2 US tbsp (30 mL) of sea moss gel, 1 1/4 c (296 mL) of non-dairy milk, 4 pitted dates, 1/2 tsp (2.8 g) each of cinnamon and vanilla extract, and 1/4 tsp (1.4 g) of nutmeg. If the drink is too thick, you can also add more milk until it reaches a consistency you like.
- Feel free to sprinkle a little cinnamon on top as garnish, too!
- This is a popular way Seamoss is consumed in the Caribbean, where seamoss has been used for over 50 years.
Sea moss gel is such a great thickener, you can also use it when you're making homemade jam, especially as a replacement for fruit pectin or corn starch. Using thickeners in jam is optional, as the jams can be made with fruit, sugar, butter, and lemon juice alone, but a proper thickener can help you get a jam-like consistency quicker, and seamoss gel is a healthier option.
If you make your own jello, replace the gelatin ingredient with sea moss gel. It’s a healthier option. If you just want sea moss jello, you will have to make the jello from scratch, it does not come in a box. However, if you want it’s easy to incorporate sea moss into jello. Look at the recipe you are using replace the gelatin with sea moss gel instead.
- You can also whip up pudding with sea moss gel. As a thickening agent, it can replace the cornstarch that is typically used in puddings.
The basic tea is easy: just bring your water to boil in a pot, and then stir sea moss gel into the pot – 1 part gel to every 4 parts water. From there, you can add in any other spices that you like in your tea, and drink it.
- For example, you can steep a teabag of your favorite herbal mix in the sea moss tea.
- Popular herbs include hibiscus, lemon balm, ginger, rooibos, mint, and chamomile.