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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!
5 Effective 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 lactation smoothie recipes and then fill you in on more helpful lactation tips and resources afterwards.
I strongly recommend that you stick around for those because I think it will be very informational and help you make your own delicious lactation smoothies at home!
The perfect addition to any lactation smoothie is Milk Dust protein lactation powder! Grab yourself a jar and start adding this magic powder to ALL of your lactation smoothie recipes!
1. 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 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
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 Milk Dust or Vanilla Bone Broth Protein Powder
- 2 squirts of Vanilla Stevie Sweet Drops (or sweetener of choice)
- 1/2 cup ice
- Sprinkle top with pumpkin pie spice
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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:
- Flax Seeds
- Dark Leafy Greens
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.
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.
- Almond Milk
- Flax Oil
- Brewer’s Yeast
- Coconut Milk
- Bone Broth Protein Powder
- Pumpkin Puree
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)
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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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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