Erewhon’s smoothie bar has been the epicenter of legitimate wellness trends here in LA for eons. Recently, the famously well-curated grocery store has been collaborating with wellness influencers and celebrities like Hailey Beiber for their new smoothie drops, drawing attention from social media like never before.
Certified holistic nutritionist Rebecca Leigh is Erewhon’s latest smoothie partner and we’ve got the scoop on the sea moss-based shake collab that drops today.
Similar to Hailey Bieber’s recent smoothie in celebration of her new skincare line, Rhode, Rebecca is harnessing the benefits of sea moss with Akasha Superfoods. According to Akasha, just one tablespoon of sea moss holds up to 90% of the nutrients our bodies need to thrive…
What The Heck Is Sea Moss Gel?
Let’s start with the basics on sea moss. More commonly known as Irish sea moss, this plant is actually a type of a red seaweed and not a moss at all. Beloved for years by the raw food and vegan communities as a thickening ingredient for sauces, desserts and smoothies, the gel of this seaweed also boasts a slew of health benefits.
Erewhon’s new smoothie uses ocean-based sea moss gel by Akasha Superfoods. Their gel is responsibly harvested in St. Lucia and pure from any fillers or additives, making it a trusted go-to if you want to try the gel for yourself.
6 Benefits of Sea Moss Gel
DIGESTIVE SUPPORT — Sea moss is high in fiber and can help to soothe inflamed tissues within the intestinal tract.
MINERAL DENSity — Sea moss gel contains 92 of the 102 essential minerals for the body. It contains folate, which is essential for prenatal health and development. It is high in iodine, which helps a healthy thyroid run properly and make thyroid hormones.
PREBIOTIC support — Prebiotic are a type of dietary fiber that promotes the growth of probiotics (the healthy bacteria in our gut).
THYROID HEALH — Sea moss gel supports healthy thyroid function since it contains a great source of iodine. Please not that if you have a thyroid imbalance, consider talking to your nutritionist more about iodine intake before going heavy on iodine-rich foods.
IMMUNE BOOSTING — Sea moss contains anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and antibacterial properties and is high in immune-boosting nutrients like iron, magnesium, phosphorus, and zinc. The prebiotic effects can support the gut microbiome and lead to heightened immunity.
SKIN HEALTH — Sea moss gel contains magnesium, vitamin A, vitamin K, and omega-3 fatty acids, which help to hydrate and promote healthy skin. Sea moss gel’s vitamin and mineral are highly bioavailable. The gel’s antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties may help with skin issues like acne — in fact, sea moss gel can also be used topically as a skin-boosting mask. The mucilage properties of sea moss are excellent for strengthening connective tissues and supporting joint health.
Inside Rebecca Leigh’s Summer Mermaid Smoothie
The Erewhon sea moss smoothie collab with Rebecca Leigh is officially called the Summer Mermaid Smoothie and contains a healthy serving of sea moss along with slow-burning ingredients like Nuttzo’s nut and seed butter blend to help your blood sugar stay level while you enjoy layers of dreamy pink and purple cream topped with clean granola.