Sea moss which is scientifically known as Chondrus crispus is a type of seaweed algae.
During my childhood in Dominica, I wasn’t a great fan of sea moss (seamoss) since I associated it with something very nutritious and adultish. However, on my most recent Dominican vacation, I got a reintroduction to it while visiting my relatives in the village of Vielle Case. I stopped at my cousin’s store to purchase some hot bakes. There I met this friendly guy who approached me. He introduced himself as Gibbons Benjamin and immediately started talking to me about his sea moss business, and the benefits of sea moss while retrieving a few bottles of the special drink from his vehicle. I was thoroughly impressed by his generosity and advocacy for this super drink.
When I returned to my village of Thibaud, I immediately started researching sea moss, and confirmed the many benefits that Gibbons had mentioned. Here are just a few of them: sea moss helps strengthen the immune system, promotes heart health, improves blood sugar management, helps with weight loss, among other benefits.
Sea moss is widely available in the Caribbean in the rocky parts of the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, and some other locations around the world. I was very fortunate that my sister, who’s here visiting me from Toronto, Canada, brought me a massive package of sea moss, which came straight from St. Lucia.
I decided to create this delicious, healthy drink with the sea moss gel and coconut milk. Since the sea moss gel is highly concentrated, I only needed a little sea moss to make a few glasses of this special drink.
Sea moss drink with coconut milk
- coconut milk
- sea moss
- vanilla extract
- Wash sea moss thoroughly
- soak for 24-48 hours
- Add other ingredients and mix well
- Serve chilled or with ice