5 Creative Ways to Use Sea Moss Gel
Sea moss is a type of algae that is found in the intertidal zone of rocky shores. It is typically gold, green, or purple in color and has a rubbery texture. Sea moss is rich in nutrients and vitamins, and has been used traditionally as a food and medicine.
Sea moss contains high levels of iodine, potassium, calcium, and other minerals. It’s a good source of dietary fiber and protein. Additionally, sea moss contains compounds that have antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory properties. For these reasons, sea moss has been used to treat a variety of conditions, including respiratory infections, digestive disorders, and joint pain.
Today, sea moss is becoming increasingly popular as a health supplement. It can be taken in capsule form or added to any smoothie or drink. You can add sea moss as an extra ingredient to many recipes, but it can be a little intimidating when you're first getting started.
Here are our 5 unique ways to use this versatile supplement:
1. Put It in Smoothies
Chances are, you've thought of this one already, but sea moss gel is great in smoothies! This superfood is packed with nutrients like calcium, magnesium, and iodine, making it a perfect nutrition-booster for smoothies. If you're looking to make a super-nourishing smoothie with sea moss, here's what you'll need:
- 1/2 cup of filtered water
- 1-2 tbsp of Sea Moss Gel
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 cup of frozen strawberries
- 1 cup of almond milk
- 1 tsp spirulina
Add the banana, strawberries, sea moss, spirulina, and almond milk to a blender and blend until smooth. If your smoothie is too thick, add more almond milk until it reaches your desired consistency.
For additional flavor, consider adding other fruits, vegetables, greens, or juices. Additionally, feel free to add honey or vanilla extract.
You can find more amazing smoothie recipes on our Instagram @AkashaSuperfoods.
2. Use It as a Face Mask
Sea moss contains a high concentration of minerals, including calcium, magnesium, and sulfur which can help to nourish and revitalize your skin. It is also rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, making it an excellent choice for a face mask.
To use sea moss gel as a face mask, simply scoop out 1 tbsp of Premium Gold Sea Moss Gel. Apply the sea moss gel to clean, dry skin and leave on for 15-20 minutes before rinsing with water. For best results use consistently.
If you want to super-charge your face mask, you could add:
- Turmeric (to fight breakouts)
- Honey (to soften your skin)
- Avocado (to improve skin texture)
- Yogurt (for antibacterial properties)
- Aloe vera (to heal skin and reduce inflammation)
Apply the mixture to your face and leave on for 15-20 minutes before rinsing with warm water.
This mask is beneficial for all skin types, but those with dry or sensitive skin may find it to be more hydrating.
3. Put It in Your Hair as a Hair Mask
When used as a hair mask, sea moss can help to improve scalp health, reduce inflammation, and promote hair growth.
To use sea moss as a hair mask, simply add 2 tablespoons Premium Gold Sea Moss Gel to a blender along with a banana, an avocado, and 2 tablespoons of coconut oil.
Blend until smooth and then apply the mixture to your hair. Leave the mask on for 30 minutes before rinsing it out with warm water.
If you want to add a little extra moisture to your hair, you can also use a conditioner after rinsing out the mask.
Use this mask once or twice per week for best results.
You can also use sea moss gel as a leave-in conditioner. Simply apply a small amount of gel to your damp hair and style as usual.
4. Make Raw Desserts
Sea moss is a type of algae that is often used in culinary dishes. The creamy texture of sea moss gel makes it an ideal ingredient for vegan and vegetarian desserts. It is also rich in iodine, making it a nutritious addition to any dessert.
Here are some examples of desserts that can be made with sea moss gel:
- Vegan chocolate mousse: This dessert is made by blending sea moss with cocoa powder, almond milk, and maple syrup. The mixture is then chilled and served with coconut whipped cream or shaved chocolate on top.
- Chocolate sea moss avocado pudding: This pudding is made by combining sea moss gel, cacao powder, medjool dates, avocado, and almond milk.
Sea Moss Tiramisu: Here is a link to an amazing looking recipe that we can’t wait to try!
- Sea moss chocolate bark: This dessert is made by combining melted chocolate with sea moss gel. The mixture is then spread onto a baking sheet and chilled until firm. You can top with sea salt, cacao nibs, or goji berries. Once the bark is hardened break it into pieces and enjoy!
5. Water Your Plants With Sea Moss
Many people don't realize that sea moss is not just for humans but for plants as well. Sea moss is full of nutrients like iron, magnesium, and iodine, which are essential for plant growth. It also contains compounds that help to promote root growth and prevent disease.
To use sea moss as a plant food, simply add a small amount to your watering can and water your plants as usual. You can also make a concentrated sea moss solution by blending up a few tablespoons of sea moss gel with a few cups of water. This concentrated solution will provide your plants with a boost of nutrition and help them to thrive.
Sea moss is one of the most versatile and beneficial superfoods out there. It can be used in a variety of ways to improve your health, beauty, and even your home.
If you haven't tried sea moss yet, we encourage you to give ours a try!
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