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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!

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*m* January 31, 2008

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.

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poppytheseal July 18, 2011

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

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strangelittlebeast September 05, 2012

This is so yummy. I like molasses and I had to try this. I tried it with whole-milk. I drank it in less than 2 minutes. A bit too fast. Next time I'll have to take my time to enjoy it longer. I had regular molasses. Thanks Rita :) Made for Photo tag game

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Boomette October 13, 2010

Love this! A few sugguestions: I don't drink milk, so I use soymilk. Still very good! I actually use cold soymilk - I cover the blackstrap molasses with a bit of hot water and mix it up, then add soymilk. Tastes kinda like latte! For my kids, I use chocolate soymilk or add some organic chocolate syrup (as long as it does not have HFCS)!

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JMigs;0) July 08, 2007

Molasses is considered to be a blood tonic and therefore is absorbed into the bloodstream. This action of the molasses ensures a longer and healthlier life.

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waitingbythewaterfall January 18, 2007

I used Unsulferred Blackstrap and Unsweetened Coconut Milk. If I don't think too much I can sense I'm back to my old coffee drinking ways! Thanks for an idea I NEVER would have thought of...now maybe I'll actually use my molasses. I'll try it will water tomorrow.

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MamaCoco June 01, 2012

Thanks for this. For me I think 1/2 tbsp to 3/4 cup is best. I didn't think about how the calcium in milk will inhibit the iron. So, I'll make it with oat milk or almond milk. Thanks for sharing!

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Chef Pollo March 05, 2012

Great drink.

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micky5196 March 21, 2011

I'm an anemic gastric bypass patient 7 years post-op, and, if this helps, Yipee!!! I tried it with hot water 1st, as I don't need the extra calories from milk. It was okay flavor, but definitely I could get used to it! The iron working against dairy is something that I believe to be true, so I will probably try and drink it with a little soy, rice or coconut milk. Thanks!

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Apostolic May 12, 2010
Molasses - Iron Builder