A mama has got to keep her energy levels up full-stop! It’s even more important if you’re breastfeeding.
Smoothies are great for a quick nutrient dense snack and this smoothie in particular has some key ingredients that will help support your milk supply. Namely galactagogues – substances that naturally support breast milk production.
Flaxseed: Flaxseed has phytoestrogens that can influence breast milk production. Flaxseed also contains essential fatty acids.
Chia Seeds: Chia seeds serve as a rich source of calcium, fatty oils, fiber, protein, vitamins, and anti-oxidants. The healthy nutrients aid in proper brain development of your baby. The food also enhances your breast milk production rate naturally.
contain proteins, vitamins, and minerals. They are high in iron, zinc, manganese, and calcium. They are an excellent source of soluble fiber.
contain B vitamins to help increase energy, elevate mood and fight off exhaustion, anxiety, stress, and depression.
contain plant estrogens which are associated with the stimulation of the milk glands and a greater production of breast milk.
contain Beta-glucan – a type of fiber that’s thought to raise the levels of the breastfeeding hormone prolactin. Higher prolactin levels can have a positive effect on breast milk production.
Try this lactation smoothie for a healthy, nutrient dense snack that will be a great energy booster for you and help support the demands of breastfeeding.
Strawberry & Blueberry Oatmeal Lactation Smoothie
1/2 cup Strawberries (fresh or frozen)
1/2 cup Blueberries (fresh or frozen)
1/2 cup rolled oats (cooked or uncooked)
2 tsp maple syrup or honey
1 cup almond milk
4 tbls natural yogurt
1 tsp chia seeds
1 tsp flax meal or seeds
Whizz everything together in the blender until smooth. Enjoy
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