How to use Seamoss?

How to Eat Sea Moss – Notes from a Registered Dietician and Nutritionist


Make your own Gel or  buy retail Gels

 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.[1]

 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.

Add Seamoss to Smoothies

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.[3]

  • 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.

Make a Healthy Sea moss Juice

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. 

Great Addition to Soups and Sauces

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.[4]

Invent you own Irish Moss Drink

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.[6]

  • 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.

 Seamoss Jams

 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.

Creat your Own Seamoss Jello

 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.

 Brew your own Seamoss Tea

 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.[8]

  • 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.



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