Lactation is an important word when you are breastfeeding. It’s even more important for a new mom to properly support her lactation so she can confidently nourish her new little one.
These delicious lactation smoothie recipes are sure to hike up your milk supply and be your go-to cures for those unexpected supply dips we all dread.
Let’s get blending!
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1. Outrageous Amounts of Ounces
Here’s a lactation smoothie recipe that is creamy and decadent. If you’re a peanut butter lover, this will be your new nutty fix! This smoothie would taste great at any time of the day, but I like it most in the morning.
- 1/2 cup ground oats
- 1/2 banana
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 1 tblsp. chia seeds
- 1 tblsp. flax oil
- 1 drop vanilla stevia
- (Optional) ice
P.S. Further down the page, I will break down the lactogenic ingredients for each of these recipes and where you can get them.
2. Basil-cally Boob Food
An unlikely lactation smoothie combination, but it works! This smoothie is zingy and refreshing. I think you’ll love the citrus component it brings to the table.
Wouldn’t this be the perfect afternoon refresher on a hot summer day?
- 1/2 cup strawberries
- 3-4 fresh basil leaves
- 1 banana
- 1 serving brewer’s yeast
- 1 tblsp. lemon juice
- 1 tblsp. honey
- 1 cup orange juice
- Ice optional
This creamy and unique smoothie has a very special lactation ingredient you don’t often see in lactation smoothies – yams!
- 1/2 cup steamed yams (cool before using)
- 1/2 cup canned or fresh papaya
- 1/2 banana
- 1/2 fresh or frozen mango
- 1 cup coconut milk
- Squeeze of lemon juice
- 1/2 cup ice
You’re going to love the way this blueberry lactation smoothie tastes!
Beyond how delicious this smoothie is, the boost it will give your milk supply is really what matters!
- 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
- 1/2 banana
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1 scoop protein lactation powder
- 1 tbsp. flax oil
- Squeeze of lemon (optional)
- 1/2 ice
Here you go milky mamas, a breast milk boosting smoothie that has all the flavors of fall!
I created this pumpkin spice lactation smoothie to celebrate all the best things about autumn, pumpkin everything!
- 1/4 cup oats
- 1/4 cup canned pumpkin puree
- 1 banana
- Pumpkin almond beverage (Trader Joe’s brand)
- 1 scoop of Lactation or Protein Powder
- 2 squirts of Vanilla Stevie Sweet Drops (or sweetener of choice)
- 1/2 cup ice
- Sprinkle top with pumpkin pie spice
Lactation Smoothie Additions
What else can you add to your lactation smoothies to make them more powerful for boosting milk supply?
For one, you can add lactogenic foods called galactagogues that contain lactation stimulating properties. You can also add lactation powders that are specially curated to increase milk supply.
- Lactation Powders
- Flax Oil
- Dark Leafy Greens
- Brewer’s Yeast
- Coconut Milk/Water
- Pumpkin Puree
You may have already spotted some of those lactogenic foods for breastfeeding in the lactation smoothie recipes above.
You should also check this read out: Coconut Water While Breastfeeding: Milk Supply Benefits & Tips
Lactation powders are the perfect addition to any lactation smoothie because they were developed with special ingredients made for breastfeeding moms.
Some lactation powders can even stand alone and be drank with just milk or water. My favorite tasting lactation powder is by Milk Dust.
If you buy via this link, I believe you can get an additional 10% off with the code LACTATION.
Another addition I often use in my lactation smoothies is this bone broth protein powder. No, it’s not technically a lactation powder, but I swear that it has always helped my supply shortly after using it.
I’m not really surprised that bone broth could be a galactagogue because it is super rich in minerals which help to nourish a mother’s cells.
Afterall, breast milk is made from our blood! (source)
How to Use Flax in Lactation Smoothies
Flax has been credited to have some of the most potent lactogenic effects on breast milk production. I know I typically see a nice spike in my supply soon after I have some.
There are a few different ways that flax can be used in lactation smoothies.
I prefer flax oil for smoothies because it’s in liquid form and so it blends in perfectly with my other ingredients.
Ground flax is great to use for baking and for other lactation recipes like my No-Bake Boobie Bites.
However, do be aware when using flax because there can be a subtle taste and smell of the ocean (if you know what I mean), but don’t worry!
That’s not fish, it’s high concentrations of Omegas, which are wonderful for our health and our breastfeeding diet!
Brewer’s Yeast in Lactation Smoothie Recipes
The next ultimate lactogenic ingredient I want to elaborate on is Brewer’s Yeast. I’m sure you’ve seen this ingredient in almost every lactation recipe you’ve ever seen.
That is by no mistake.
This common lactation ingredient really does deliver in the milk supply production market. You can add Brewer’s Yeast to almost any lactation smoothie recipe.
Here is a Brewer’s Yeast powder specifically made for lactation recipes.
How to Create Your Own Lactation Smoothies
I think the best thing I could do for you today is give you some pointers on how to create your own lactation smoothie recipes. First thing I do, is think of an overall flavor profile that sounds appealing to me.
Maybe it’s a seasonal craving or an experimental science project in the kitchen.
Second, think about what galactagogues make sense for the flavor of smoothie you want to create.
For instance, I chose oats in the peanut butter smoothie because that is a heartier flavor that compliments the richness of the peanut butter.
Whereas, if I were to put oats in the basil smoothie for my lactogenic ingredient – that would have been a disaster!
Third, I usually always add a banana to every smoothie because it naturally sweetens it and makes it a creamy and smooth consistency.
Lastly, just try different things until you find what works best for you!
You’re welcome to this FREE lactation smoothies recipe eBook with with some of my best working tricks for increasing milk supply.
Here’s another related article you might love: 9 Best Drinks for Breastfeeding Moms to Make the Most Milk
How to Eat Healthy and Not Lose Milk
Most of us moms want to be healthy and feel good about ourselves. Just because you recently had a baby doesn’t mean you are any different.
The one concern I hear ALL of the time though, is that breastfeeding moms are worried about eating healthier because it could cause them to make less milk.
This is an understandable worry.
But what if I introduced you to a system that would help you stay nourished in a healthier way AND still be a milk-making machine?
The Postpartum Cure is an online course developed by a fit and trim breastfeeding mom of four who knows how to balance it all. She has curated a one-of-a-kind fitness and healthy eating regimen just for lactating moms.
If you’re ready to feel like yourself again (or a better and healthier version) The Postpartum Cure is probably just what you’ve been hoping to find!
These lactation smoothie recipes are all a simple and fast way to promote more milk production.
They are also tasty and healthy! Also remember that galactagogues are a food, herb or drug that increase the production of breast milk.
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