How to make a Power Foods Lactation Smoothie

Posted June 26, 2018 by Julie in Food, Parenting, Tips and Resources, TopPosts / 6 Comments

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Inside: Are you a breastfeeding mom? Make this easy power foods lactation smoothie. This smoothie is full of ingredients that are healthy and will give you a boost!

Every new mom thinks about breastfeeding and not everyone has the magic supply that we wish we had. Many of us, myself included, struggle with maintaining supply, and with breastfeeding challenges in general. We do our best and sometimes we turn to nature for a little bit of help. Here is a great recipe for a power food lactation smoothie that can help give us that boobie boost.

Why a lactation smoothie?

Milk stimulating foods are called galactagogues. There are medicines and herbal supplements you can take, or you can start with naturally-occurring galactagogues. One such power food is oatmeal, which is a good source of iron (you may also like my overnight oatmeal for lactation post). Beets are also a power food (full of vitamins and minerals, can lower your blood pressure). And both foods are useful in lowering cholesterol as well. Also, alfalfa sprouts are an amazing little superfood that improves digestion and lowers your risk of cancer and diabetes.

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Power Foods Boobie Smoothie for Lactation

Ingredients (one serving):

These are approximate. Please play around with the ratios to see what you like best. 

  • 1 cup Almond milk
  • 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats (not instant oats)
  • 1 tbsp flaxseed
  • 1 tbsp brewer’s yeast
  • 1/4 cup alfalfa sprouts
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp raw, local honey
  • 1/4 cup apricots
  • 1/4 cup beets (can use canned beets so you don’t have to cook them first)

 

Directions:

Mix and blend! Use your favorite blender (or put a Ninja on your wishlist).

Feel free to add different fruits, maybe toss in some vanilla. Play around with sweeteners, though the brown sugar, beets, honey, and apricots should give it a good flavor already and mask some flavors of the superfoods.

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Want to see another way to make a detox beet smoothie? My friend has a great recipe for you!

 

Do you make a lactation smoothie? What do you add to it?


>>Related: If you’re struggling to breastfeed you may want to seek assistance from a lactation specialist.

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Foods that Increase Breastmilk Supply

Need more ideas? Here’s a great infographic that shares a list of foods that help boost lactation and increase breastmilk supply.

How To Increase Breast Milk Naturally?
Courtesy of: MomJunction

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6 responses to “How to make a Power Foods Lactation Smoothie

  1. I’ve been looking for a good lactation smoothie since my supply has been so up and down this fourth time around! I’m definitely going to give this a shot!

  2. Breastfeeding is a few years in the rear view mirror for me, but this still sounds yummy!! When I was nursing, my supply was borderline (pumping never worked well for me) so I was willing to try almost ANYTHING to bump up my supply.

  3. I might need to try this! I’ve been eating oatmeal each morning since having our youngest and I do love a good smoothie! My goal is to nurse at least to one year and then see how it goes after that. I nursed my oldest for 21 months, which I was really grateful to be able to do!

    • Thanks Mary! Wow 21 months that’s amazing! Let me know how this smoothie goes for you. I’m not breastfeeding anymore but a power smoothie never hurts.

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