Peanut butter lactation smoothie – creamy and delicious smoothie for breastfeeding moms to help support a healthy milk supply.
Preparing for your breastfeeding journey is exciting and overwhelming. Lactation smoothie recipes can help support your breast milk production while also being an easy way to get healthy foods like oatmeal and avocado into your diet.
Smoothies are the perfect treat for any time of day. If you’re in a hurry, or just not feeling like cooking, they can be whipped up quickly and still taste delicious. You’ll never get bored with smoothie recipes because there’s always something new to try!
You can easily adapt smoothies to your dietary requirements too. It’s so easy to make a smoothie that is:
- low carb
You can even turn your smoothie into a meal with hidden vegetables, protein powder or collagen powder and other supplements. So you’re getting the best of both worlds–a healthy drink that also feels like an indulgent treat!
This smoothie is a peanut butter lactation smoothie – it is thick, creamy and delicious with a nutty, caramel richness from the dates. You’ll love this one!
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What’s in my favorite peanut butter lactation smoothie:
Banana – a delicious natural sweetener, bananas also make your smoothie super creamy (you’re going to need a freezer stash of sliced bananas 😉 ). Bananas also contain lots of healthy vitamins and minerals, like potassium.
Rolled Oats – a famous galactagogue, oats are said to increase your milk supply. In a smoothie, oats are thick and creamy and help to keep you full.
Peanut butter – for flavor, protein and fat! Peanut butter gives your smoothie a rich, nutty flavor and a creamy, delicious texture.
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 thick and creamy peanut butter lactation smoothie that’s just delicious!
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter
- 1 frozen banana, sliced
- 1/3 cup rolled oats
- generous pinch of salt
- 3/4 cup your favorite milk
- 3 medjool dates, pitted
- 1 tablespoon debittered Brewer's Yeast (optional)
- 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.
You can add 1 tablespoon of cacao or cocoa powder for a chocolate peanut butter lactation smoothie.
Do Lactation Smoothies Work?
If you’ve been trying to breastfeed and still feel like your baby isn’t getting enough milk, it’s time to seek medical attention. Most mothers who think they have low supply might not be aware of how much their child is actually taking, but it’s good to get this checked out sooner rather than later.
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 for later.
- Prepare freezer bags so you have ready-to-blend drinks during those busy mornings when you’re juggling kids’ schedules and taking care of household chores with barely any time left over.
- Put just about anything into these recipes – leftover ricotta or cottage cheese? Throw it right on top!
- Leftover cucumber? Try making green shakes instead with this superfood that offers healthful antioxidants, vitamins A & C as well as potassium!
When To Start Drinking Lactation Smoothies
You can start drinking lactation smoothies right now!
Brewer’s Yeast might not be your best bet 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 with nutritious ingredients.
You may find that in the face of first trimester nausea, drinking a healthy drink is something you could manage and keep down. And when baby starts getting bigger in third-trimester (move over stomach!), you might just find it easier to get some much needed vitamins from these delicious drinks. So get started now!
More Reading on Breastfeeding and Milk Supply
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