There are certain foods that are believed to promote milk production and what a better way to consume these foods at once than in a delicious lactation smoothie! When I was exclusively pumping for the twins, I tried to eat as many of those foods as I could fit in my meals. I believed that what I was eating was crucial to my post-delivery recovery and directly affected the amount of milk that I produced.
When I did my research on the internet, I have noticed that oatmeal almost always came up as one of the top foods for lactation as well as any type of nuts. But I didn’t always have to time to cook oatmeal. However, I could blend a smoothie for breakfast and save leftovers for later in the afternoon when I didn’t have energy to cook. So I created this lactation smoothie recipe that I wanted to share with all the nursing moms out there.
This smoothie has a creamy delicious consistency with a mild nutty flavor. Drink it for 3 days and in row and you will likely notice increase in your milk supply.
1/4 cup of uncooked whole rolled oats
1 Banana fresh or frozen (if you like your smoothie to taste similar to ice cream)
1 table spoon of peanut, almond or nut butter of your choice
¾ of a glass of milk of your choice (cow, almond, rice, oat) – use less milk for creamier consistency
A pinch of cinnamon
Optional: vanilla extract, a spoon of sweetener of your choice (honey, agave syrup, maple syrup)
Throw everything in a blender and blend away. Make sure you blend for at least 30 seconds to 1 minute to ensure a smooth consistency. Tip: throw in oatmeal flakes first and pulse for a few times – blending will be easier. Enjoy!
1/4 Tasse ungekochte ganze Haferflocken
1 Banane frisch oder gefroren (schmeckt wie Eis)
1 Esslöffel Erdnuss-, Mandel- oder Nussmuss Ihrer Wahl
¾ eines Glases Milch Ihrer Wahl (Kuh, Mandel, Reis, Hafer) – verwenden Sie weniger Milch für cremigere Konsistenz
Eine Prise Zimt
Optional: Vanille-Extrakt, ein Löffel Süßstoff Ihrer Wahl (Honig, Agavesirup, Ahornsirup)
Hallo Julie, ich bin sehr viel mit Foodsharing Lebensmittelretten und zu Weihnachten wurden die Cranberries frisch angeboten und nicht verkauft. also haben wir sie vor der Tonne gerettet und eingekocht! Liebe Grüße, Verena