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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  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.

poppytheseal July 18, 2011

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!

*m* January 31, 2008

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

strangelittlebeast September 05, 2012

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a