We all know I LOVE trying a new food trend. When I heard all the hype surrounding red sea moss, I had to try it. If you are unfamiliar with red sea moss, it is popular in Ireland and Jamaica. It has a ton of health benefits including the following:
Vitamin B12, B1, and B2
It has also been shown to treat diabetes, the cold, and the flu.
Red Sea Moss Recipe
4 tbsp red sea moss puree (you can purchase red sea moss here).
1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
Cinnamon to taste
1/3 cup honey
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
24 hours before making the smoothie, rinse the dried red sea moss to remove all sand and salt. Note: I used an entire bag.
Place the dried red sea moss in about 4 cups of water to begin re-hydrating it.
Replace the water every 6 hours (I went 8 hours without replacing the water overnight and it was fine).
The red sea moss should be fully hydrated after 24 hours and should have a slippery gelatinous feel similar to seaweed. Puree it in a blender and set aside 4 tbsp. You can place the rest in an airtight container and store it in your refrigerator.
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until well incorporated.