Milk Supply Boosting Smoothie
The Very Berry Breakfast Lactation Smoothie is quick and easy to make, tastes delicious, and helps boost your milk supply. Since it includes yogurt, oats, and fruit, it is a whole meal in a glass. It is refreshing and filling, and feels like a nice treat to start the day.
The smoothie is packed with milk-supply boosting ingredients (also known as galactagogues). One of the most effective is brewer’s yeast, so try not to leave that one out. If you can’t find it in your local supermarket it is available online. The oats, flaxseed and wheat germ, and calcium from the yogurt also support milk production.
I call this a breakfast smoothie, and before breastfeeding I would have been totally satisfied with this as breakfast. Now, as a breastfeeding mom, I’m hungry all the time. I’ll admit usually need to have some scrambled eggs or whole wheat toast with peanut butter on the side so I can stay full and energized til lunchtime. Breastfeeding moms need a lot of calories!
Lactation Smoothie Recipe
The ingredients for this smoothie are straightforward and all it takes is a moment to prepare with your blender/ food processor. You can use your berries of choice – I always use some raspberries and then see what else is available in my freezer, or I use fresh berries if it’s summer. (Disclosure: this recipe contains affiliate links.)
Very Berry Lactation Smoothie Ingredients:
2/3 Cup Fresh or Frozen Berries
1/2 Cup Yogurt (I use greek yogurt for extra protein)
1 Cup Milk of Choice
1/3 Cup Rolled Oats
1 tbsp Ground Flaxseed or Wheat Germ
1 tbsp Honey or Sweetener of Choice
1 tsp Brewer’s Yeast*
1) Blend together berries, yogurt, and milk.
2) Add in oats, flaxseed/wheat germ, sweetener, and brewer’s yeast and blend again. You might need to blend a bit more than your average smoothie to get a smooth texture with the oats.
*A note on the brewer’s yeast – this is considered one of the most effective lactation-boosting ingredients (it worked for me!) but the taste isn’t great. I find the taste of this smoothie in particular masks the yeast flavor pretty well, but if you detect a hint of, oh I don’t know… beer, in the smoothie, don’t be alarmed. You can omit this ingredient and still support lactation with the oats and high calcium content.
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