I've never had a smoothie before this. I know some people might think that's weird, but listen - for being a chubby girl, I really don't like a lot of food. And hearing smoothies made with yogurt and kale freak me out! So I've just always avoided them.
When I received this sea moss to try from Mossum Body, I had no idea what to do with it! I went straight to Pinterest and saw a ton of smoothie recipes. But I didn't want a smoothie!!!
So I went to Facebook and asked my friends. And guess what they suggested. You got it - smoothies. So after a TON of recommendations I decided to just give it a go.
My roadblocks - I don't eat yogurt and I don't like bananas. But that's ok, because the Mossum Sea Moss has thickening properties that would make up for that. I tried one version and neither my husband or I liked it much, so I had to try again and switch up the ingredients.
After all of the suggestions I received, this is what I ended up with:
1 cup of sweetened vanilla almond milk
1 cup of fresh strawberries
1 cup of fresh pineapple chunks
1 cup of frozen peach slices
1 teaspoon of agave nectar
2 tablespoons of Mossum Sea Moss
And you know what - I actually LIKED it!!! I would drink it again.
Besides getting a good serving of fruit (or vegetables if you're braver than I am!) adding the Mossum adds a little bit of protein and other vitamins and minerals such as potassium, magnesium, beta-carotene, calcium and vitamins A, B and C.
Mossum is a Chicago-based company and I'm all about supporting local business! Also - the founder Kim Jean is from the Caribbean and I love that since my mommy is Jamaican. Sea Moss (also knows as Irish Moss) is an ingredient that many in the Caribbean use regularly, so I was happy to try something that my mom used to eat when she was growing up.
Give it a try! You can order this brand from MossumBody.com
And - Thank you to everyone who gave me recommendations! Vanessa, Wendy, Joelle, Mellenie of Fluffy Ain't For Me, Linda, Charity, Priya, Jen G, Lorna, Jessica G,...I had a lot of input! There were so many more that tried to help me! Thanks everyone for all the input! Until next time!