Irish Moss (which is not actually a moss, and is often confused with Sea moss or Icelandic moss) is known for its collagen-promoting properties. Collagen is associated with healthy skin, joints, bones, and heart health.
Rich in carrageenan, it supports and moistens skin, and boosts the immune system and digestion; it’s also a common thickening agent in food and cosmetics.
Here’s how to experience the goodness of Irish moss for yourself, from the comfort of your own kitchen, where you can control the quality of your starting ingredients to make a nourishing treat.
– 1 tablespoon dried Irish moss
– 1 ripe banana
– 1/2 cup fresh berries (strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries)
– 1 cup almond milk (or your preferred milk)
– 1 tablespoon honey (optional for sweetness)
– A pinch of cinnamon (optional for flavor)
- Rinse the dried Irish moss thoroughly to remove any impurities.
- Soak the Irish moss in water for about 15-20 minutes until it swells and becomes soft.
- Blend the soaked Irish moss with the banana, berries, almond milk, honey, and cinnamon until smooth.
- Taste and adjust sweetness if needed by adding more honey.
- Pour into a glass and enjoy your nutrient-packed Irish moss smoothie!