Sea moss gel is a delicious and nutritious superfood that has quickly become popular among vegan and plant-based food enthusiasts.
It is versatile, nutrient-dense and can be used in many different recipes so you can reap the health benefits it has to offer.
Keep reading to see how you can make sea moss gel at home in three simple steps!
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What is Sea Moss Gel?
Sea moss is a type of seaweed that grows along the North Atlantic coastlines.
It is known for its high mineral content, containing 92 out of 102 essential minerals found in the human body, including iodine, selenium and zinc.
It also contains significant amounts of Vitamin C as well as anti-inflammatory compounds such as polyphenols and carotenoids.
The combination of these nutritional components gives sea moss an impressive health profile from supporting tissue repair to boosting your immune system.
Sea moss is an excellent source of dietary fiber which aids digestion and keeps you feeling full for longer. This is great if you’re trying to lose weight and keep it off.
Additionally, sea moss can be eaten raw or cooked into dishes; however, most people opt for making a gel out of it as it’s a simpler preparation process with similar nutritional benefits.
Scroll down for step by step guide on how to make fresh sea moss gel at home!
How To Make Sea Moss Gel In 3 Easy Steps
Making sea moss gel is surprisingly quick and easy!
Firstly, all you need are these 3 important ingredients that can be found in any local organic food stores near you or ordered online from amazon.
- Sea Moss. Buy organic if possible.
- Water. Spring water or filtered water work best. Don’t use tap water!
- Lemon or Lime. Helps remove any ocean taste.
- Blender or Food Processor. For blending your raw sea moss into a gel.
Once you have all your ingredients ready, here are the three steps for making your own homemade sea moss gel:
1. Gather the Ingredients and Necessary Equipment
The first step in making sea moss gel is gathering the ingredients and necessary equipment you need.
You will need to get the ingredients listed above: organic sun-dried sea moss, spring water or filtered water, lemon or lime (freshly squeezed or bottled) and a blender or food processor.
Try to find or purchase organic sea moss if possible, and make sure that it comes from a certified supplier who practices sustainable fishing methods.
You will need two cups of fresh water (spring or filtered water work best) as well as a blender or food processor for blending the mixture into a paste.
Additionally, you may also want to add a tablespoon of your sweetener of choice such as raw honey, or maple syrup. This is optional and completely up to you!
Finally, make sure to grab an air-tight container, like these weck jars for storing the sea moss gel once it’s ready.
Now, let’s begin the exciting next steps!
2. Clean, Rinse and Soak the Sea Moss
Once you have all the necessary ingredients and equipment, it’s time to start prepping your sea moss.
The first step is cleaning your sea moss under the tap so you can remove any sea debris or dirt left on it. Place 50g of Irish sea moss into a strainer, and clean and rinse thoroughly.
During this cleaning phase, don’t rush it. Take your time, about 10 minutes to get your sea moss cleaned and ready to be soaked.
Once it’s been cleaned, now it’s time to soak your sea moss.
Place your desired amount of sea moss into a glass bowl and fill with 2.5L of cool spring water and squeeze the juice of half a lemon or lime. (keep the other half in the fridge, you’ll need it later)
Let it soak for anywhere between 12-24 hours until completely hydrated, checking every few hours to see if more water needs to be added.
After it has soaked thoroughly, drain off any excess water from the bowl then rinse off any residual dirt or shell particles that may have not been removed during harvesting.
Transfer the cleaned sea moss into a bowl then set it aside. Your sea moss is now ready for blending into a gel!
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3. Blend and Strain the Sea Moss
Now that your sea moss is softened and ready, it’s time to blend it into a creamy gel.
Place the sea moss into a blender or food processor along with 500ml of cool spring water and squeeze the juice of the other half of the lemon or lime juice.
Blend until you have a smooth paste or liquid depending on what texture you prefer.
Once blended, pour the sea moss mixture through a strainer to get rid of any large chunks or sediment that remain. (only if your blender didn’t do a good job of blending the sea moss gel into a puree texture).
Transfer the strained mixture back into the blender for one final blend and then once you’re happy with it’s consistency, pour your sea moss gel into an air-tight container for storage.
I use these weck jars to store my sea moss. They’re air-tight and great for storing your sea moss gel in the fridge or freezer.
Congratulations, you now have fresh homemade sea moss gel!
Refrigerate and Enjoy!
Now that your sea moss gel is blended and strained, it’s time to store it in the refrigerator.
Transfer the sea moss gel into a glass jar or air-tight container, pop the lid on and leave it to sit for at least an hour before sealing it tightly and placing it in the refrigerator.
Using this recipe, it made 2 batches of sea moss gel so I kept one in the fridge and the other in the freezer. The one in the fridge will last 7-10 days, while the one in the freezer will last 3 months.
Your homemade sea moss gel can be kept for up to two weeks as long as it is stored properly in the fridge. When ready to use, take out a desired amount of sea moss gel, eat it straight or mix it with whatever other food you need and enjoy!
Homemade Sea Moss GelCourse: Recipes, Sea Moss GelDifficulty: Easy
Sea Moss is versatile, nutrient-dense and can be used in many different recipes so you can reap the health benefits it has to offer.
Raw Irish Sea Moss, 50g
Spring Water, 3L (2.5L to soak sea moss, 500ml to blend)
- The first step is cleaning your sea moss under the tap so you can remove any sea debris or dirt left on it. Place your sea moss into a strainer, and clean and rinse thoroughly.
- Place your desired amount of sea moss into a glass bowl and fill with cool spring water and squeeze the juice of half a lemon or lime. (keep the other half in the fridge, you’ll need it later)
- Let it soak for anywhere between 12-24 hours until completely hydrated, checking every few hours to see if more water needs to be added.
- After it has soaked thoroughly, drain off any excess water from the bowl then rinse off any residual dirt or shell particles that may have not been removed during harvesting.
Transfer the cleaned sea moss into a bowl then set it aside. Your sea moss is now ready for blending into a gel!
- Place the sea moss into a blender or food processor along with 500ml of cool spring water and squeeze the juice of the other half of the lemon or lime juice.
- Blend until you have a smooth paste or liquid depending on what texture you prefer.
- Congratulations, you now have fresh homemade sea moss gel!
- To make the best sea moss gel possible, make sure you use all the same ingredients and kitchen tools I used in making this sea moss gel.
Kitchen Tools and Ingredients I Used in Making this Sea Moss Gel
- Organic Irish Sea Moss: Finding real organic sea moss to use in making your sea moss gel can be a hassle. If you can’t get it locally, get it from amazon from a trusted brand, here.
- Spring Water: Always use cool spring water when soaking and blending your sea moss into a gel. Never use tap water, ever. Get a large tub of spring water from amazon, here.
- Ninja Blender: This is a powerful blender you can use to properly blend your raw sea moss into a gel so you can avoid any chunky bits in your sea moss gel. Get it from amazon, here.
- Weck Jars: These jars are a lifesaver. They’re air-tight and great for storing your sea moss gel in the fridge or freezer. Your gel will keep fresher longer. Get them on amazon, here.
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Now that you know how easy it is to make sea moss gel at home there’s no reason not to give this superfood a try!
Not only does this delicious food contain high levels of numerous vitamins & minerals but it’s also incredibly versatile.
Use it as part of salads or smoothies; use it as a spread over toast instead of butter; mix it into soups & stews; make delicious desserts like puddings & ice cream etc…the possibilities are endless!
Just remember when choosing between different types & brands to always go organic & make sure that what you buy is sustainably sourced from certified suppliers so that we help protect our oceans against unsustainable fishing practices & other environmental pollutants.
FAQ: Everything You Need to Know About Sea Moss Gel
What Does Sea Moss Gel Do for Your Body?
Sea Moss gel is packed with minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants which have numerous health benefits that can help improve your overall well-being.
It helps support the immune system, boosts energy levels, and supports healthy digestion. It also contains iodine which helps to regulate the thyroid gland.
Can You Take Sea Moss Gel Daily?
Yes, you can take sea moss gel daily. Eating 1-2 tbsp of sea moss gel won’t cause you any harm but you should always check with your doctor before starting any new supplement or health regimen to make sure it’s right for you.
Generally, sea moss gel is safe to eat daily.
How Long Does Sea Moss Gel Last?
Sea moss gel can be stored in the refrigerator and will last up to two weeks as long as it is stored properly in an air-tight container.
It is best to use it within the first week of making it since the longer it stands, the less potent its nutrient content becomes.
Can You Freeze Sea Moss Gel?
Yes, you can freeze sea moss gel for future use. Make sure to store it in an air-tight container and when ready to thaw out just place your sea moss gel in the refrigerator overnight.
It can last up to a month in the freezer. Do not attempt to microwave it to thaw it as this will destroy some of its nutrients. And do not refreeze after taking it out of the freezer.
Is Sea Moss Gel Good for Skin?
Yes! Sea moss gel is a great natural way to get skin benefits due to its high mineral and vitamin content. It helps fight acne, moisturize your skin, and improve your overall complexion.
It can even help reduce scars, blemishes and wrinkles while providing your body with essential minerals like potassium, magnesium, and iodide which help to regulate the thyroid gland
Many beauty products contain sea moss gel as an ingredient because of its proven skin benefits. You can also use your sea moss gel as a face mask and leave it on your face for 20-30 minutes before washing it off with warm water. It’ll leave your face feeling hydrated and softer.
Can You Eat Sea Moss Gel Raw?
Yes, you can eat sea moss gel raw but it is not recommended if you are pregnant or breastfeeding because the high iodine content in sea moss could be too much for your system.
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