This sweet treat is as guilt-free as it gets! Made from Irish Moss*, unsweetened cocoa (great source of polyphenols), natural sweeteners, a bit of coconut oil and some spices here and there- it’s absolutely delicious!!!
Irish Moss, like most plants from the sea, is excellent for your health. Rich in minerals such as selenium, calcium, potassium, and magnesium, it boosts both physical & mental health. Its claimed content in iodine is said to help regulate thyroid disorders.
Additionally, Irish Moss will break down mucus build up in the body- strengthening your immune system.
It’s also great to improve any digestive issues you might have!
And the best part is that it’s easy to prepare and is tasteless- meaning that it can lend itself to so many things in diet!
SEA MOSS CHOCO PUDDING
- Dried Irish Moss
- Unsweetened cocoa
- Sweetener of choice (stevia, maple syrup, agave, pre-soaked dates, coconut sugar, etc)
- Coconut oil
- Spices of choice
- Other aromatics ex: coffee, etc.
First, you’ll need to prepare the Irish moss gel! This is done by simply rinsing the dried moss well, and allowing it to soak in a large bowl of water for at least 4 hours. At that point, it will have softened and have doubled- perhaps, tripled in size. Remove the moss and blend with water (1:1 ratio, moss:water). This will result in a “gel” that you can keep in a container, refrigerated, and that holds well for months!
Now that we have the gel ready, we can prepare the pudding!
In a blender, place some of the gel, a generous amount of unsweetened cocoa (for that rich, chocolatey taste!), sweetener of choice, a bit of coconut oil (to give it a silky texture), spices, vanilla- and whatever else you would like!
Blend everything well!
Place in a container in fridge overnight.
Enjoy on its own or with some fruits on top!
*Irish Moss is the common term for the popular sea moss sold and consumed in beverages, here in Jamaica. However, the term may be used erroneously as scientifically speaking, Irish Moss is of a darker, reddish colour and grows only in the North Atlantic coasts. What we see commonly sold here is simply sea moss- or so it seems. To be further investigated..