I should clarify up front: coffee is amazing. I have a love relationship with coffee. There is no REAL substitute to a nice hot cup of Joe. However, since being pregnant, my relationship with coffee has been more distant and I’ve had to settle for decaf (ewww!) when I visit Starbucks. Painful, but worth it.
At my last appointment with the midwife, she was telling me about this stuff called Blackstrap Molasses. One tablespoon has 20% of your daily iron and 20% of your daily calcium. So she suggested mixing one tablespoon into boiling water and drinking it like tea. So I did.
It’s not my favorite drink, but I like it enough that it’s a good way to get some extra nutrition and get my hot drink fix in the mornings. The 15 oz bottle was around $5 at my local health food store.
Just passing along the information love.