Happy Monday my friends. Hope everyone’s week is off to a good start. I finally got a decent night’s rest, and I feel so much better…although I am so sore from yoga yesterday (but, I love that feeling!) A lot of you mentioned that you have struggled with anemia and low iron levels as well, and so I thought I’d post an entire day of iron-filled eats, starting with my breakfast. Again, I really do believe the body can heal itself when given the nutrition it needs, but I’m also a fan of tasty food. I’m not the girl who will choke down a disgusting muddy/gritty smoothie in the name of health. Nope, I like to enjoy my food…but I know a lot of food that I love most people would probably find unappetizing. In fact, many of the things I eat now would have totally grossed me out when I was younger. Have you found that your food likes/dislikes have evolved over the years? Funny how our taste buds change, no? OK, so anyway, onto my breakfast…
Goat milk cheese omelet, strawberries, and baked chicken livers (yes, I like them ).
I gave up coffee a while back, before I even found out I was pregnant, and have been drinking hot chocolate every morning. However, today, I tried something new.
I heated about 2 cups of unsweetened almond milk on the stove-top and then stirred in 1 TBSP of Blackstrap molasses. The molasses on its own tasted a bit funky, kind of bitter actually, but I really liked it with the almond milk. It tasted like a big mug of caramel flavored milk.
Now, I know that calcium inhibits the absorption of iron, and so the goat cheese probably wasn’t the best idea, but it’s just so good melted in an omelet! Also, I noticed that my almond milk is fortified with calcium. So, if I drink it with the molasses, is the iron in the molasses even doing me any good? I sure hope so because I really enjoyed this combo! I guess I could start making my own almond milk again. Yes, I think that’s what I shall do.
OK, off to begin my day.
Question: What’s a food you wouldn’t have touched 10 years ago, but now you love it?