Molasses - Iron Builder

Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 5 mins

Drink this in place of coffee or tea. It tastes good and is an excellent source of iron, B vitamins and calcium.


  1. mix blackstrap molasses in a cup of hot water or milk.
Most Helpful

While it does possess good flavor, this beverage will not help iron dietary issues if made with milk. The calcium in the milk inhibits any significant iron absorption. To absorb the iron better with the water part this recipe is better enjoyed with something containing Vitamin C.

4 5

Great idea for using molasses! Use of milk with this will make the iron much less accessable, unfortunately, as calcium and iron work against each other. Thank you for sharing the recipe!

5 5

Delicious with almond milk!
Made it first with water,didn't like it this way.It brought out the iron flavor of the molasses.
update: made with full fat coconut milk and drank a small espresso cup full before bed-its even better with the coconut milk