Happy Mammaries Lactation Smoothie Recipe

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I have a very yammy lactation smoothie recipe to share with you today!

This creamy and unique smoothie has a very special lactation ingredient you don’t often see in lactation smoothies – yams!

Yams may seem like a super weird ingredient to throw into a smoothie, blend up and drink, but you know what, they work great great as a lactation aid!

I’m so excited for you try this lactation smoothie, keep reading to learn how to make it!

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What Makes the Mammaries Happy?

Is your milk supply making you happy or crazy?

Sometimes, depending on the day – it can be both!

It can even be quite common for breast milk supply to fluctuate, which can make it that much harder to put a finger on what exactly is causing your low milk supply.

As moms, we put a tremendous amount of pressure on ourselves to produce enough breast milk for our little ones. And that added stress may only be contributing to the cause of the low milk supply in the first place!

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Ready to master your milk supply? 

What is it about certain foods, herbs and supplements that tell your body to bulk up your milk supply?

I think it’s good to know the basic nurtirtional principals behind lactation aids so you can start being more intentional with your breastfeeding diet. 

For instance, there are foods and herbs you should do your best to avoid while breastfeeding because they can ruin your milk supply fast!

Stay away from these anti-lactation foods and herbs!

  • Mint
  • Spearmint
  • Parsley 
  • Oregano
  • Sage
  • Yarrow
  • Thyme

What Makes this Lactation Smoothie Work?

Before you learn how to make this yammy smoothie, let’s first look at the lactation aids used to give it it’s breast milk boosting super powers.

There are three very effective and strategic lactation aids in this smoothie, see what they are below:

  • Yams/sweet potatoes 
  • Papayas
  • Coconut Milk 

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Why are Yams Helpful for Increasing Milk Supply?

Yams are high in beta carotene which is known to do a great job at bulking up a low supply. Yams are also high is magnesium, which is a muscle relaxant and can help improve lactation. 

Papaya and Milk Supply

Papaya has been proven to have lactogenic effects and is said to increase oxytocin which is a hormone that helps with milk production. 

See Also: Does Mother’s Milk Tea Work to Increase Milk Supply?

Coconut Milk and Breast Milk

Coconut milk does a really good job at hydrating and it also contains vitamins and minerals that nourish a mother’s cells.

Did you know that the main ingredient in Body Armor Drinks is coconut water? Which, could be why many breastfeeding moms claim it helps them increase their milk supply.

Another popular breastfeeding drink is the Pink Drink from Starbucks. This fruity pink drink has also been rumored to have some pretty magical breast milk boosting abilities.

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Happy Mammaries Lactation Smoothie

Yield: 8-12 oz
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Make your mammaries happy with this bright and yammy lactation smoothie that is sure to increase milk supply fast!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup steamed yams
  • 1/2 cup crushed pineapple 
  • 1 banana
  • 5-7 chunks of canned papaya 
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 4 ice cubes
  • Splash of lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Throw all of the ingredients into a mixer and blend until smooth!

How to Make this Smoothie

  1. 1/2 cup steamed yams
  2. 1/2 cup crushed pineapple 
  3. 1 banana
  4. 5-7 chunks of canned papaya 
  5. 1 cup coconut milk
  6. 4 ice cubes
  7. Splash of lemon juice

Throw all of your ingredients into a blender and whip it up! I use a Vitamix blender, which I HIGHLY recommend if you make a lot of smoothies – it’s my favorite kitchen tool! 

There you have it!

I hope you love this bright and tangy smoothie as much as I do! 

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Read Next: 5 Lactation Smoothie Recipes with the Ultimate Lactogenic Ingredients

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