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Sea moss: a ‘good for everything’, ‘goes with everything’ superfood!
Superfood powders can be confusing to navigate; there are hundreds of different options, each with their own unique benefit, and each one opens the door to new recipes.
If we had to pick one superfood to start with, it would be sea moss - hand’s down. It’s bursting with goodness and, thanks to its neutral flavour, it’s uniquely versatile!
Savoury, sweet, baked, blended, chilled, or cooked, sea moss easily becomes part of your life. It can live in your fridge as a go-to boost whenever, however.
Here’s the run-down of our favourite ways to use sea moss gel!
1. Smoothies and desserts:
If you’re a fan of rich, creamy desserts and thick smoothies then sea moss will be your new best friend!
Sea moss gel gives a natural thickening quality that creates a dreamy, indulgent texture.
Beyond its textural benefits, sea moss is packed with essential vitamins, minerals, and trace elements. It contains iodine, iron, calcium, magnesium, and more, which can contribute to improved energy levels, immune function, and bone health.
Did chocolate dessert just get even better?
2. Salad Dressings and Sauces:
Similarly, in salad dressings and sauces sea moss acts as a sort of natural emulsifier.
It helps bind the ingredients together to create a smooth texture -a perfect sea moss experiment for the creative kitchen connoisseurs.
To make a simple and nutritious salad dressing, blend together 1 tablespoon of sea moss gel, 2 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, a pinch of sea salt, and your preferred herbs and spices.
Drizzle this dressing over your favourite salad greens for a nutrient-rich and flavourful dressing that adds a touch of creaminess and a boost of extra nutrition to your salads.
3. Face Masks and Skincare:
I guess you could say that, with sea moss in the house, your shopping costs will drop dramatically - it’s so versatile!
Beyond your belly, sea moss gel contains nutrients that can nourish and hydrate the skin; it can be used as a base for homemade face masks, providing moisturising properties and potentially helping to improve skin elasticity and appearance.
To use sea moss gel into a refreshing evening face mask, simply mix 1 teaspoon of sea moss gel with 1-2 tablespoons of your chosen clay or base ingredient, such as bentonite clay or activated charcoal. Add water or a gentle floral hydrosol, and slowly mix to create a smooth paste. Apply this cool mask to your face, leave it on for 10-15 minutes, then rinse off for a nourishing and hydrating skincare treatment.
4. Hair Care:
And now your hair.. Is there anything sea moss can’t do?
Seamoss gel supports your body in producing collagen, a nutrient essential to building strong hair follicles. Nutrients like vitamin A, E, Zinc, Selenium, and Magnesium are also essential in building hair strength.
Seamoss gel can be applied directly to the scalp (yep, just rub it in), or added to hair products like conditioners and hair masks.
If you’re interested in learning more about how sea moss can benefit your hair and skin, check this out!
5. Teas and drinks
We’ve saved our favourite until last; sea moss infused tea!
If you have an herbal tea drinking habit (like us), then it’s super easy to infuse your favourite herbal tea with sea moss gel. Seamoss has a neutral, indistinguishable flavour, so simply mix a spoonful into a cup of hot water along with your preferred tea leaves or bags. Allow it to steep, and enjoy the added richness and benefits.
There are many more ways to use sea moss creatively in the kitchen or in your self-care routine -it slots in just about anywhere.
We love hearing how you guys like to use sea moss and have been working on a new recipe section to get some ideas together. If you have a recipe that you would like us to feature - let us know!