5 Lactation Smoothie Recipes with the Ultimate Lactogenic Ingredients

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Lactation is an important word when you are breastfeeding. It’s even more important for a new mom to find ways to increase her lactation so she can confidently nourish her new little one.

I understand that all too well, mama!

Which is why I’m glad you’re here reading this because I’ve got some delicious lactation smoothie recipes for you today!

These smoothies are sure to hike up your milk supply and be your go-to cures for those unexpected supply dips we all dread.

Enough said, let’s get blending!

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5 Best Lactation Smoothie Recipes

Typically when you read a recipe post, they make you scroll down through 1,000 words before you get to the actual recipe, but not today! 

I’m going to give you these 5 lactation smoothie recipes and then fill you in on more helpful lactation tips and resources afterwards. 

I strongly recommend that you stick around for that because I think it will be very informational and help you make your own delicious lactation smoothies at home!

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Outrageous Amounts of Ounces

This lactation smoothie recipe 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 or at night.

P.S. Further down the page, I will break down the lactogenic ingredients for each of these recipes and where you can get them.

  • 1/2 c ground oats
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 c almond milk
  • 1/4 c peanut butter
  • 1 tblsp. chia seeds
  • 1 tblsp. flax oil
  • 1 drop vanilla stevia
  • (Optional) ice

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 c strawberries
  • 3-4 fresh basil leaves
  • 1 banana
  • 1 serving brewer’s yeast
  • 1 tblsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tblsp. honey
  • 1 cup of orange juice
  • Ice optional 

Healthy Milk-Makin’ Mama

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), you like to learn online and go at your pace The Postpartum Cure is probably just what you’ve been wanting to find!

The Ultimate Lactogenic Ingredients

You now have some fantastic lactation smoothie recipes in your low milk supply arsenal. Even so, what makes these smoothies good at increasing milk supply?

What Does Lactogenic Mean?

Lactogenic foods to increase milk supply are also known as galactagogues and they contain chemical properties that stimulate lactation.

Typically, galactagogues are foods such as:

  • Oats
  • Fennel
  • Flax Seeds
  • Dark Leafy Greens
  • Almonds

There’s a whole lot more, but those are the most commonly used. You may have spotted some of those lactogenic breastfeeding foods in some of the smoothie recipes you got today.

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The Lactogenic Ingredients Used in These Lactation Smoothie Recipes

So what ingredients makes these particular smoothies a lactating mom’s secret weapon? Let’s review each one and I’ll show you how I snuck in the galactagogues without comprising the flavor.

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How to Use Flax in Lactation Smoothies

Flax has been credited to having 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 depending on it’s consistency. I like 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!

Lactation Smoothie Recipe Brewer’s Yeast

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.

Because this common lactation ingredient really does deliver in the milk supply market. 

Bone Broth in A Lactation Smoothie?

I think it’s a safe bet to assume you probably haven’t been given instruction before to put bone broth into a lactation smoothie. Am I correct?

To be honest, I had never heard of it before either, but I just happen to try it one day and then again and again and it was working!

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)

Related: Does Starbucks’ Pink Drink Increase Milk Supply?

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, think of an overall flavor profile that sounds appealing to you. Maybe it’s seasonal, a 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!

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In Conclusion 

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. 

Don’t forget to grab your own ultimate lactogenic ingredients through the Amazon store front of my must-have lactation items (find it above)!

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