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Traditionally Inspired Herbal Recipes Using Blackstrap Molasses

HigherGroundHerbs&Homestead

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Jun 14

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1. Blackstrap Molasses Herbal Tonic


Ingredients:

- 1 tablespoon blackstrap molasses

- 1 cup hot water

- 1 teaspoon lemon juice

- 1 teaspoon grated ginger

- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar


Instructions:

1. In a cup, combine the blackstrap molasses and hot water. Stir until the molasses dissolves completely.

2. Add the lemon juice, grated ginger, and apple cider vinegar.

3. Mix well and let it steep for a few minutes.

4. Strain the mixture if desired and drink while warm.


Benefits:

This tonic is rich in minerals and can help boost your immune system, improve digestion, and provide an energy lift.

 

2. Blackstrap Molasses and Turmeric Elixir


Ingredients:

- 1 tablespoon blackstrap molasses

- 1 cup warm milk (dairy or plant-based)

- 1 teaspoon turmeric powder

- A pinch of black pepper

- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)


Instructions:

1. Heat the milk until warm but not boiling.

2. Stir in the blackstrap molasses until fully dissolved.

3. Add the turmeric powder, black pepper, and cinnamon if using.

4. Mix thoroughly and enjoy warm.


Benefits:

This elixir combines the anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric with the mineral-rich benefits of blackstrap molasses, making it a great drink for overall wellness and joint health.

 

3. Blackstrap Molasses and Herbal Tea Blend


Ingredients:

- 1 tablespoon blackstrap molasses

- 1 cup boiling water

- 1 teaspoon dried chamomile flowers

- 1 teaspoon dried peppermint leaves

- 1 teaspoon dried lemon balm


Instructions:

1. In a teapot or heatproof container, combine the dried chamomile, peppermint, and lemon balm.

2. Pour boiling water over the herbs and let steep for 5-10 minutes.

3. Strain the tea into a cup.

4. Stir in the blackstrap molasses until dissolved.

5. Drink warm, ideally before bed for a relaxing effect.


Benefits:

This herbal tea blend is soothing and calming, perfect for reducing stress and promoting a good night's sleep, while the molasses adds a touch of sweetness and nutrients.

 

4. Blackstrap Molasses and Wild Ginger Syrup


Ingredients:

- 1/2 cup blackstrap molasses

- 1/2 cup water

- 2 tablespoons wild ginger (may substitute regular ginger)

- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice


Instructions:

1. In a small saucepan, combine the blackstrap molasses, water, and grated ginger.

2. Bring to a simmer over low heat, stirring occasionally.

3. Let it simmer for about 10-15 minutes until it thickens slightly.

4. Remove from heat and stir in the lemon juice.

5. Strain the syrup into a bottle and let it cool.


Benefits:

This syrup can be taken by the spoonful to help soothe sore throats and ease coughs, thanks to the anti-inflammatory and soothing properties of ginger and the nutrient-rich molasses.

 

5. Simple Switchel Electrolyte Drink


Ingredients:

- 4 cups cold water

- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

- 1/4 cup blackstrap molasses

- 1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger (or 1 teaspoon ground ginger)

- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt (optional, for added electrolytes)

- Ice (optional, for serving)


Instructions:

1. In a large pitcher, combine the cold water, apple cider vinegar, blackstrap molasses, grated ginger, and sea salt if using.

2. Stir the mixture thoroughly until the blackstrap molasses is completely dissolved. This may take a minute or two as molasses is thick.

3. Refrigerate the switchel for at least an hour to let the flavors meld and to cool it down.

- Serve over ice if desired, and give it a good stir before pouring.


Benefits:

Switchel is a refreshing and hydrating beverage traditionally used to quench thirst and replenish electrolytes. The blackstrap molasses adds a rich source of minerals, including potassium, calcium, and magnesium, making this drink not only tasty but also nourishing.


Enjoy your homemade switchel as a natural alternative to sugary and dye-filled sports drinks!

 

These traditional herbal recipes leverage the nutritional benefits of blackstrap molasses, combining it with various herbs to create wellness-enhancing beverages and remedies.


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HigherGroundHerbs&Homestead

3 min read

Jun 14

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