Who doesn’t love lactation smoothie recipes?
Smoothies are super quick and easy to make for a healthy breakfast (or lunch, or midnight snack) that keeps you full for a long time AND help supports a healthy milk supply.
Smoothies are also incredibly versatile – substitute almost any of the ingredients and you’ll still end up with something that tastes great and fills you up. Ideal if you’ve run out of banana, but you still have berries. You can also change up the ingredients to suit the texture you’re craving. Want dreamy and creamy? Add avocado, or even cream cheese! Want a tropical slushy? Add extra ice and hold the dairy.
You can easily adapt a smoothie for your dietary requirements too – it doesn’t matter if you are:
- low carb
You can also boost your smoothie with things like hidden vegetables, protein powder or collagen powder or other supplements. So your smoothie is even better for you!
This smoothie makes the most of one of the most popular milk boosting supplements: brewer’s yeast! This brewer’s yeast lactation smoothie recipe includes malted milk powder for added deliciousness.
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How Many Lactation Smoothies a Day?
Is there a limit on how many delicious lactation smoothies you can drink in a day?
With some caveats:
- don’t exceed the recommended daily dose of Brewer’s Yeast (most manufacturers recommend 1-2 tablespoons)
- make sure you’re eating real whole food as well – you don’t want to live on a liquid diet.
- try to keep things balanced. Smoothies tend to include lots of fruit, but fewer vegetables and protein.
What’s in the Brewer’s Yeast lactation smoothie:
Banana – great for sweetening your smoothie naturally, bananas also help make it super creamy (especially if you take the time to freeze the banana overnight). Bananas contain lots of healthy vitamins and minerals too, like potassium.
Dates – for sweetness and a caramel flavor.
Brewer’s Yeast (Debittered) – A well known galactagogue (foods that increase milk supply) you can add Brewer’s Yeast into this smoothie once your baby has arrived. The best kind to get is this one, which has been ‘debittered’ for a less pronounced after taste.
These ingredients (plus a few more) when mixed together make a creamy, malty brewer’s yeast lactation smoothie that works WITH the flavor of the brewer’s yeast, rather than trying to mask it.
- 1 cup your favorite milk
- 1 frozen banana, sliced
- 1/4 cup malted milk powder
- 3 medjool dates, pitted
- pinch of cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extra
- 1 tablespoon debittered Brewer's Yeast
- extra ice (optional - helps it stay icy cold and adds a bit of thickness)
- Add all ingredients into a high-powered blender and blend for 1 minute.
- Pour into a glass and enjoy.
If you need more sweetness to cover the brewer's yeast, throw in one or two extra medjool dates.
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