The 1 thing you need to eat in 2015 – Blackstrap Molasses


Every morning I start my day with a cup of warm water with lemon or Black Coffee, based on which side of the bed I woke up on; but the two things that stay constant are:


  1. A small teeny tiny cup of warm milk mixed with a heaped teaspoon of Haldi (Turmeric powder) and a tablespoon of Organic Cold Pressed Coconut Oil (It is not as gross as it sounds, I promise!)
  2. A small teeny tiny cup of warm water mixed with 1 tablespoon of organic Blackstrap Molasses.

I will talk about the health benefits of turmeric and cold pressed coconut oil at another time, because this post is solely dedicated to the magnificent Blackstrap Molasses.

My super-healthy grandparents have always raved about Blackstrap Molasses, and in some way or the other I have consumed it at various stages in my life. I remember spending summers in Delhi where my grandma would use molasses instead of sugar when she baked. Only recently for the last year, have I been having it every morning and I wish I started sooner!

What is Blackstrap Molasses?

Molasses is a thick dark sticky syrupy substance that is produced when the sugar cane plant is processed to make refined white sugar. Blackstrap molasses is one type of molasses, the best kind available, that is made from the third boiling stage of sugar syrup after the toxic crap that is shelved in supermarkets has been crystallised. Essentially it is concentrated goodness and contains all the minerals and nutrients absorbed by the sugar cane plant.

Benefits and Uses of Blackstrap Molasses:

  • Stimulates hair growth and helps to improve the quality of your hair.
  • Can reverse early greying of hair, due to its high levels of copper.
  • A great sweetener substitute for diabetics because of its low glycemic index of 55.
  • It is very rich in iron, which is required for the production of hemoglobin and recommended for anemic patients and pregnant women.
  • Its high iron, manganese and copper content means greater energy production that translates to an energy boost.
  • It is high in potassium, magnesium and calcium, which is great for the development of bones and prevention against bone diseases.
  • It is a good laxative.
  • It contains the antioxidant manganese, which helps the body fight free radicals and prevent disease.
  • Since it is rich in antioxidants, it also helps with signs of ageing.
  • Contains several vitamins and minerals that promote improved sleep.

And the excitement begins:

Take one tablespoon of Blackstrap Molasses and mix it in a teeny tiny cup of hot water. Allow it to cool before drinking.


  • I prefer the unsulfured and organic variety of Black Strap Molasses
  • I make my ‘morning concoctions’ the previous night and leave it covered on my bedside table, so that is ready to have first thing in the morning. This way I cannot avoid it, when it is staring at me when I wake up.

– For your convenience, by clicking on the underlined terms you will be redirected to the website where you can buy them or learn more about them.

– Video by Nithin Barath & BV Vishnu 

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  • Piyati
    August 30, 2017

    Hey ishika, I have two kids. One is 3 years old and another one just 2 weeks. After my delivery, I donot know what happend to my skin. But every one is saying I look tired, exhausted and weak. Can you put natural remedies for fresh looking. Or you can send me remedies to my personal mail.

    • Ishika Sachdev
      November 1, 2017

      Hi Piyati, Congratulations to you and your family. I hope both your children are well and healthy.
      As a certified nutritional therapist, I can help you with your diet and natural remedies post pregnancy. If interested, please email me on
      Have a lovely week.

  • Monica Nunchuck
    January 26, 2017

    any benefits applying directly to skin?

    • Ishika Sachdev
      January 31, 2017

      None that I have experienced or heard off. Have you tried it on your skin? Any benefits you experienced? Would LOVE to know more and hear back. Keep me posted. Have a great day and please don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel to keep up with other health-beauty-recipe related content which I’m sure you will enjoy and make use of :) Moreover by subscribing you are making my day! ? Best, Ishika

  • Hitesh Uppal
    September 8, 2016

    Hi Ishika,

    I have just subscribed your channel. Blackstrap molasses video is the very first one that came across, so what is your background, if you don’t mind to tell?

    In regards to molasses that is been mentioned above is only available in the UK, where can I find this in Delhi/Gurgaon region. Looking forward to hearing from you.


    Hitesh Uppal

    • Ishika Sachdev
      September 8, 2016

      Hi Hitesh,
      Thank you for subscribing. Hope you’re well.
      My passion is holistic nutrition. I have studied food, finance and hospitality management in Switzerland. As I write this, I am doing another 1 year degree from the NTA in Boston to further my knowledge in the field of nutrition.

      Regarding purchasing the product online, this is the link on my site -> They deliver all across India.

      Regarding purchasing the product in the NCR region, I do not know which exact store you can find it in since I am not from the area and am unaware of the health food store options there. I suggest you call a few health food stores in the area and check if they have it. Remember the key is that it should be organic and unsulfured.

      Hope I was able to answer your questions and help. Have a lovely week and keep me posted.

      • Hitesh Uppal
        September 8, 2016

        Hi Ishika,

        Thank you for the reply, it was certainly quick response from your side and thank you for telling me little bit about yourself. As I can see how passionate you are, in what you love doing and also about background that is very much diversified. I think our business acumen is very common, although I’ve just seen your molasses video yet.

        I did find couple of organic websites selling Blackstrap molasses but given on the picture is the one available in the UK nevertheless, thank you and for the information it would be good to be in touch with you, as I have also business background with the right acumen like you have thus, I’ve found you on facebook and sent you the request. However, it’s upto you totally.

        One more thing, how am I get to know whether you have replied to my comments, do I have to login somewhere? and keep me posted too.



        • Ishika Sachdev
          September 15, 2016

          Hi Hitesh, I am happy that you are able to connect with my content. Regarding being updated, I added you to the mailing list, so you will get emails every time there is a new post out. Best wishes, Ishika

        • Ishika Sachdev
          September 15, 2016

          Also, please do subscribe to my YouTube channel for updated content delivered straight to your inbox. Besides it will make me very happy! 🙂 Thank you! Link ->

  • manpreet kaur
    July 3, 2016

    hello ishika
    I brought a bottle of organic molasses from bel air, I hope it is a good variety it is called wholesome! organic molasses. it is unsulphured too. I hope to do this regiman also starting my day with a teeny tiny cup of molassed water. I do have a question regarding the turmeric drink, is there a better season, like autumn and winter to consume this or is it ok to drink thru out the year. I read your bio and feel so connected as we have a lot in common,

    • Ishika Sachdev
      July 8, 2016

      Dear Manpreet, hope you’re well. I am so glad to hear that your thoughts & interests connect with mine. It’s such a wonderful feeling when we know random strangers may not be total strangers after all. 🙂
      Regarding your molasses, yes please do have it everyday. As long as it is unsulfured and organic, that’s good.
      Regarding the turmeric, I drink it through the year, but you can do it overtime you feel like you might be getting a little sick or getting the flu. I like to take preventive measures, which is why I prefer drinking a little quantity everyday through the year. If you feel like you are eating enough unadulterated, overly cooked turmeric in your food everyday, then you can may not feel the need to have raw turmeric powder with milk everyday. Hope I was able to answer your question. Do let me know how it goes and if you have any other queries that I could address.
      Wish you a lovely weekend.

  • Sharmila
    February 16, 2016

    How much of coconut in haldi doodh?

    • Ishika Sachdev
      February 17, 2016

      Hi Sharmila, The coconut oil is optional. I add a tablespoon daily. Hope that answers your questions. Do keep me posted on how you feel once you start having your haldi doodh daily. Have a great week.


      • Sharmila
        February 23, 2016

        Hi thanks for the reply..
        Will let you know the progress

  • sachisingh12
    April 7, 2015

    I’m attempting to emulate your morning routine – wish me luck 🙂

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