(Written March 24, 2023)
It's the weekend and I'm shining brighter than the sun with excitement because in addition to our usual array of amazing mylks, I have a new favorite superfood to share with you! Sea moss gel!
I had a feeling when I went to LA last month that I was going to come back inspired, and I was right! My favorite LA grocer, Erewhon, sells super cool smoothies and… sea moss gel.
I thought, I could do that. So I did. This isn't my fist foray into Sea Moss (aka Irish Moss). Several years ago I tinkered with it for one of my mylks and ultimately decided that it wasn't going to work. But as a gel? Now that, I can do.
Sea Moss is a sea vegetable that contains 92 of the 102 different trace minerals that our bodies need for optimal health. With our soils being depleted of nutrients, this is a game changer. It has essential amino acids, pre-biotic soluble fiber, collagen, and can help with immune function and gut health.
The Sea Moss that I sourced for us is sustainably harvested from natural sea beds in the Caribbean. When I opened the package, it was vibrating at an off the charts energetic level. I have never seen sea moss like this! I soaked it in our super clean filtered water and then blended it to create the gel. Everyone on my team agrees, this gel may not taste like anything, but it made us all feel amazing, energized, and VIBRANT.
Just for fun, I blended some with some pink dragon fruit and a squeeze of lemon to give it some extra nutrients and color. A typical serving size is 2 tablespoons a day. It's safe for children and adults. If you don't love the flavor (which is rather bland) or the texture (which is like a very thick applesauce) you can blend it into your smoothies or add it to soups, stews or to your pancakes, or add the sweetener of your choice.
Swing by the shop this weekend if you would like to get your hands on a jar. First come, first served! - UPDATE: SOLD OUT, but I'll be making more soon!
The aMYLK Latte & Bottle Shop is located in NW Portland at the corner of NW 21st and York.