How do I begin to tell you about this simple yet wildly affordable and powerful drink?
I first stumbled upon it through Earthy Andy and I have thought about it for a long time yet never got around to trying it. Something finally clicked and I was ready to start to kick these wild sugar cravings I always have and thus introduced it into my life. The first few days I did not feel much of a change but over the past couple weeks, I can honestly say things have truly shifted for me. I have outlined my experience below and you will also find a list of benefits and how to use it. Let me know if you give this a try and how it works for you!
Please note I am not a health care provider and I am sharing what I have personally experienced and some information I have read and explored about molasses.
It cured my appetite. I do not say this to curb your appetite to lose weight but instead, it curbed my appetite for eating junk. My body has started to truly not want carbs as much and craves more plant-based real food. I am talking about fruits and lots of greens!
My sugar cravings are not completely gone but minimized dramatically. I used to crave and eat a full chocolate bar even 80-90% dark chocolate every day. Now I get a craving only a few times a week and I feel satiated after just a few pieces. This is huge for me and I am excited to see such a shift!
My hair is feeling more lush and shiny. Since starting it I have seen my hair transform ever so slightly to have more life and I mean who doesn’t want more life to their hair.
Clearer skin. I am radiating more and having fewer breakouts especially around my moon. I usually have deep pimples yet this I believe is helping to rebalance my hormones and what a miracle that is!
It has helped to regulate my bowel movements. That might be TMI but hey we all do it so let's normalize pooping!
At this point, you might be wondering ok how do I make this drink and what even is molasses?
Molasses is a byproduct of making sugar that comes from crushed sugar cane or sugar beets. When using it for health benefits you want to choose blackstrap molasses it is the most concentrated form packed with the most vitamins and trace minerals because it comes from the third boiling process. This thick substance is packed with lots of vitamins specifically, B6, calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium, manganese and selenium. It is important to note that as this does come from sugar it is packed with sugar and taking more than one tablespoon is not ideal.
Some of the benefits of using molasses are its help with bone health, increases red blood cells, promotes hair growth and maintains a healthy nervous system to name a few benefits.
In addition to the molasses, I’ve been adding lemon as it promotes hydration, aids in digestion, improves skin and helps to regulate our system.
My plan is to maintain my routine of drinking this daily and taking small breaks every few weeks as it is packed with a lot of sugar and good to be aware of.
8-12oz of warm or lukewarm water
1 Tablespoon of Blackstrap Molasses
Half squeezed lemon
Mix it all together and drink it up!
Happy drinking and I look forward to seeing you drinking up this wonderful beverage!