Set aside some time to make your own fresh, all-natural sea moss gel. It’s easy to do, and it will taste better than pre-made gels.
Begin with a package of Purple Irish Sea Moss. Sea moss comes in different colors, but the purple has the most nutrients.
Put the sea moss in a strainer and rinse it thoroughly under cold running water. Make sure you rinse out all the sand and dirt. You can finish by putting it in a bowl of clean water and picking out anything unpleasant that survived the rinsing.
Soak the clean sea moss in a large bowl for 6 to 36 hours. You can add lemon or lime to the water. Soaking lets the sea moss expand. It should be soft and slippery when it’s done.
After soaking, put one cup of sea moss in the blender with 1 ½ -2 cups of water. Start the blender on low and gradually go up to the highest setting. You should blend it for 1-3 minutes.
Put the sea moss gel in a Mason jar or other container with a tight lid. It will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to a month. You can also freeze it for 12 months.
Most people add a spoonful of sea moss gel to smoothies. You can also add fruit to the gel while you’re making it. Once the gel is smooth, add a cup of fresh fruit or a ½ cup of pitted dates to the blender, and blend some more. You can eat this fruit gel straight from the jar.
Important: Sea moss is a powerful nutrient. Don’t have more than 2 tablespoons of gel per day. Too much of good thing can be harmful. If you’re pregnant, breastfeeding, or have thyroid issues, talk to a doctor before using sea moss in any form.