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. If you’ve been enjoying recipes for nursing mothers, I have one more to share. Here is a great lactation recipe for a power food lactation smoothie for breastfeeding that can help give us that breastmilk boost. So when you’re looking for easy smoothies for breastfeeding moms don’t forget to include this one!
Why try a superfood lactation smoothie recipe? Do you need a breastfeeding smoothie?
Milk stimulating foods (breastfeeding power 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 lactation overnight oats post). So oatmeal is a great ingredient in your superfoods lactation smoothie recipe.
Beets are also a power food (full of vitamins and minerals, which 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.
So here is a fun way to make breastfeeding power food smoothie!
Superfood Boobie Smoothie – a Lactation Smoothie Recipe
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 tbhttps://amzn.to/2OiItSrsp 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)
Mix and blend! Use your favorite blender (or put a Ninja on your wish list).
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.
Do you use smoothies to increase milk supply? Let us know your favorite smoothies to increase breast milk! We love to share other lactation smoothie recipes.
Bring your sustainable reusable water bottle for drinking this smoothie on the go.
Do you make a lactation smoothie? What do you add to it? Let me know in the comments!
>>Related: If you’re struggling to breastfeed you may want to seek assistance from a lactation specialist.
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Darcy Delamore says
I must say, this looks absolutely delicious! I am not even breastfeeding and thinking of making this! I only wish I was able to breastfeed longer and didn’t have all the struggles so many moms face. Great recipe for breastfeeding moms!
Thanks Darcy! Can’t hurt to have a power foods smoothie any time 🙂
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!
Let me know how you like it!
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.
Same Beth! Which is why I’m also glad it’s in the rearview mirror for me as well.
Mary Leigh says
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.