Lactation oatmeal smoothie – decadent and delicious smoothie for breastfeeding moms!
Our favorite lactation smoothie recipes are delicious and packed full of great ingredients. It’s so easy to whip up a smoothie for breakfast, lunch, dinner or snacks with healthy, nutritious ingredients that also help you maintain and increase your milk supply.
Smoothies are incredibly versatile and easy to adapt to your personal tastes or dietary requirements – swap the fruit and veg however you like! If you run out of bananas, you can sweeten your smoothie with berries instead. Got half an avocado left? Throw it in.
It’s easy to make your smoothie exactly what you’re craving too – want a chocolate lover’s dream? Add cacao and creamy ingredients like avocado, banana or even cream cheese! Prefer a light and fresh citrusy flavor? Hold the dairy and add extra ice.
It doesn’t matter if you’re:
- low carb
- high protein
There is a smoothie out there for you!
It’s also really easy to 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 is a classic and delicious oatmeal smoothie – who doesn’t love oatmeal, right?
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What’s in my favorite lactation oatmeal 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.
Flax Meal – full of essential fatty acids and phytoestrogens, it’s thought that flax seeds can help increase your milk supply. You won’t taste them in a smoothie, but they’ll help make it thick and creamy.
Rolled Oats – another famous food to increase your milk supply. In a smoothie, oats add creaminess and help to keep you full.
Brewer’s Yeast (Debittered) – optional! 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’ as it has a bit of an aftertaste.
These ingredients (plus a few more) when mixed together make a delicious lactation oatmeal smoothie that tastes just like a fresh bowl of oatmeal!
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1 frozen banana, sliced
- 1 cup your favorite unsweetened milk
- 1/4 cup natural peanut butter
- 1/4 cup almonds
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon flax meal
- 1 tablespoon debittered Brewer's Yeast (optional)
- extra ice (optional - helps it stay icy cold and adds a bit of thickness)
1. Add all ingredients into a high-powered blender and blend for 1 minute.
2. Pour into a glass, sprinkle with a touch of brown sugar (or a drizzle of maple syrup) and enjoy
Feel free to skip the Brewer's Yeast if you aren't breastfeeding or reduce it if you can't stomach the taste.
Do Lactation Smoothies Work?
If you have (or think you might have) a true medical reason for low milk supply, you should talk to your doctor asap to make sure your baby is getting enough milk. For those with a medical condition affecting their supply, lactation smoothies, cookies and teas are not going to be enough to help.
There are still lots of benefits to drinking lactation smoothies (beyond increasing milk supply):
- it’s an easy way to get your nutrients in at one of the most busiest times of your life!
- you can whip up a big smoothie in advance and keep it in the fridge to drink all day long.
- you can prepare smoothie freezer bags so it’s super easy and you don’t have to worry if anyone did the groceries yesterday.
- you can put just about anything in them – got leftover ricotta or cottage cheese? In it goes! Leftover cucumber? Try your smoothie green. Got a little bit of cream left? Get fancy and put it on top!
When To Start Drinking Lactation Smoothies
You can start drinking lactation smoothies right now!
You might prefer to skip the Brewer’s Yeast because of the after taste (and you don’t really need it to boost lactation if you’re still pregnant or not breastfeeding). But, most lactation smoothies are simply very healthy and packed to the brim with nutritious ingredients.
You might even find that in the face of first trimester nausea , drinking a healthy smoothie is something you can manage and keep down. And when baby starts getting bigger in the third trimester (move over stomach!) you might find it easier to drink vitamin-packed smoothies than to eat a full meal.
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