Who doesn’t love blueberries? I know I love them for any occasion, they are the perfect sweet treat!
You’re going to love the way this blueberry lactation smoothie tastes!
Beyond how delicious this lactation smoothie is, the boost it will give your milk supply is really what matters!
I’ve carefully selected potent beast milk boosting galactagogues (what was that word she just said?) for this recipe. Find out what a galactagogue is and get the recipe further down!
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What’s the Secret to this Blueberry Lactation Smoothie?
First, let me explain what a galactagogue is – it is defined as a certain food, herb or medication that has breast milk boosting properties.
Now, check out the galactagogues I used to make this blueberry lactation smoothie a milk supply exploding bomb!
- Coconut Milk
- Lactation Protein Powder
- Bone Broth
- Flax Oil
What makes these particular foods a galactagogue and good for breast milk production?
Great question – let me elaborate and teach you something you may not know! After all, knowledge is power and in this case – milk making magical power!
How Does Coconut Milk Increase Breast Milk Supply?
Nuts in general are great for giving breast milk a nourishing kick because they are high in protein, fiber and magnesium.
Snacking on nuts throughout the day as a healthy breastfeeding snack is a great way to promote surplus milk production.
For more recipes using coconut milk, try my Pink Lactation Drinks! Likewise, I am also a huge fan of coconut water to aid in breast milk production.
My go-to way to use coconut water for maximum hydration is to combine it with a Body Armor Sports Drink.
Body Armor for breastfeeding is a little secret lactation trick many breastfeeding moms use on a daily basis.
Lactation Protein Powder
Pre made lactation protein powders are a quick and effortless way for lactating moms to get breast milk building nourishment into their cells.
I like, know and use Milk Dust Protein Lactation Powder. It tastes great and I ALWAYS notice a pretty extreme increase in my milk supply within hours of drinking it.
Bone Broth in a Blueberry Lactation Smoothie?
Yes – you read that right!
I discovered bone broth a few years ago, but I had no clue it would come in handy when I began breastfeeding. It was actually kind of an accident that I realized it was helping my milk supply.
But once I made the connection, I hopped online and asked Google “why is bone broth beneficial for lactating women.”
Here’s what I found out – because bone broth is abundantly rich in minerals, like calcium – it does wonders to help heal a woman with blood building properties that restore, hydrate and balance.
If you want to know which bone broth protein powder I use, here it is linked at Amazon so you can get some for yourself and make this milk boosting smoothie!
Why is Flax such a Good Galactagogue?
I have to admit, flax smells and tastes nasty.
Um, hello – am I eating a plant or a fish?? I never could understand how something that has no relation to salt water could smell so fishy.
The answer is actually quite simple, it’s the correlation of the omega-3 fatty acids that they all have in common. Those omegas are exactly why flax is great for breastfeeding too!
Flax seeds in oil or ground form are great to bake or whip up some lactation treats with, like my popular Boobie Bites Recipe.
How to Create Your Own Lactation Smoothies
It’s amazing to have the Internet at the tip of our fingers and a universe-sized amount of information free for the taking. However, instead of always searching for someone else’s creations, why not learn how to create your own?
Smoothies are some of the easiest and most fun things to make!
Coming up with your own lactation smoothie recipes just requires the knowledge of the galactagogues you learned about earlier and adding them in with your favorite smoothie flavors.
Optional Milk Boosting Ingredients
See below for some more more lactation aids you could add to your breastfeeding smoothies.
- Nutritional Yeast
- Brewer’s Yeast
How to Eat for Milk Supply and Weight Loss
While we are on the subject of nourishment and how important that is to a healthy and abundant milk supply – doing so is sometimes easier said than done!
Many women fear that eating healthy and exercising while breastfeeding will cause them to lose their milk supply.
I hear that concern, I thought the same thing!
However, you CAN nourish your body with the right foods and get more fit all while protecting your milk supply! And better yet, even supporting it better!
The Postpartum Cure is your online health coach just for breastfeeding and postpartum moms. A real mom with four kids created it and she lives what she teaches!
Learn how to exercise safely with your postpartum body, eat for more milk and learn new healthy and unique recipes that will become staples in your diet.
The course is even available as an app for your phone! You must go take a look for yourself, I think this may be just what you’ve been looking for!
- 1/2 c fresh or frozen banana
- 1/2 c frozen or fresh blueberries
- 1-1 & 1/2 c coconut milk
- 1 scoop vanilla bone broth protein powder or Milk Dust
- 1 tblsp. flax oil
- 1 tblsp. lemon juice
- 1/2 c ice
- Blend it up!
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Let’s Wrap Up
This blueberry lactation smoothie should give you a nice breast milk boost and a blast of blueberry yumminess!
You were introduced to an online class, The Postpartum Cure that will give you tailored workouts, recipes and convenience to experience health and nourishment.
Without losing your milk supply!
Don’t forget to save the list of galactagogues in the handy Pinterest pin I created for you so you can remember how to make your own lactation smoothies and recipes.
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