Banan Irish Moss Porridge

This was an inspired creation using Irish moss blended with water, banana, pecans… a nice little breakfast gadget. For those of you not familiar with Irish moss, it’s a sea vegetable that can be used as a thickener. It’s a plant based form of collagen.

Flavor wise it doesn’t taste very good so you need to rinse it multiple times and then soak it for at least 2 hours prior to using it. I rinsed it, soaked for 3 hours, then rinsed and stored 2 cups of Irish moss in the fridge for use through out the week. Even after all of that the Irish moss is not very appetizing. Irish moss works great as a thickener for pie fillings and for ice cream.

The combo of Irish moss and blended chia make this porridge nice and fluffy. You could also add organic oats if that’s your jam. The recipe below serves 2.

1 C water
2 bananas
1/2 C pecans, almonds or pumpkin seeds – try a combo
1/4 C soaked Irish moss

1 TB chia seeds
1 TB maca
2 TB mesquite powder
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp salt

Irish moss needs to be rinsed and soaked in advance. You can’t just throw Irish moss in the blender without prepping it first.

Blend water and Irish moss until smooth
Add remain ingredients and blend

Top with pecans, cacao nibs, raisins, bee pollen… whatever you like.