Article: Christina Harnois
I considered myself rather superfood savvy until… on my travels around the gorgeous island of Saint Lucia I discovered Sea Moss (aka Irish Moss). It is a type of seaweed that grows along the rocky Atlantic shores of the Caribbean.
Studies have determined that Sea Moss contains 92 minerals of the 102 the human body needs for optimal health. It is particularly rich in iodine, selenium and iron making it beneficial for joints, bones and skin. Sea Moss gel can be used topically as a skin nourishing face mask. It can also be consumed, along with the nutrients it provides due to its thick consistency it also acts as an appetite suppressant.
If that wasn’t enough, local folklore says that Sea Moss is an aphrodisiac, increasing libido and the high zinc content adds sexual potency.
SEA MOSS GEL
1 cup dried sea moss
½- 2 cups fresh water
Soak the Sea Moss in water overnight, it will double in volume and become translucent and slippery in texture
Rinse in cold water and cut up the sea moss into small pieces, I use scissors rather than a knife.
Place in the blender with some fresh water and blend to your preferred consistency, make sure it is smooth with no bits
It will create a gel which can be stored in a mason jar in the fridge for up to 1 week
Add a spoon of the gel to smoothies, puddings or soups as a thickener
SEXY SEA MOSS SMOOTHIE for 2
4 tbsp Sea Moss Gel
Coconut milk (amount depending on desired consistency)
Pinch of nutmeg
Blend and enjoy the velvety spiced flavour à deux … let’s see is this potion is at potent as they say!
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