How to Make a Lactation Smoothie More Recipes to Increase Milk Supply

When you’re breastfeeding and looking to boost your milk supply, there are a number of things that can help increase the amount of milk you produce. The good news is that many of these options are simple, easy-to-make recipes that will help increase your milk supply right away.

There are many reasons why you might have trouble producing enough breast milk. If you’ve just had a baby, for example, your body may not yet be accustomed to the demands of lactation. Or maybe you’re breastfeeding twins or triplets and your body isn’t able to keep up with their needs. Whatever the reason, these lactation smoothie recipes will help increase your milk supply in no time at all.

5 Great Recipes How to Make a Lactation Smoothie

Recipes to Increase Milk Supply

  • Lactation Smoothie

A lactation smoothie is an easy way to increase your milk supply. It’s a healthy way to increase your daily intake of nutrients and calories, which helps you produce more milk.

Ingredients

1 cup (8 ounces) of whole milk or almond milk (you can also use 2% or fat-free if you prefer)

1/2 cup frozen berries (your choice of blueberries, strawberries or raspberries) – optional but highly recommended!

This quick and easy smoothie recipe is perfect to make in a pinch, especially if you are new to making lactation smoothies. You can use any kind of milk that you like, but we recommend using organic milk from grass-fed cows because it has more fatty acids than conventional and antibiotic-free dairy products.

You can also use this as a meal replacement or as a snack for your baby (if he’s over 6 months old). If your baby doesn’t like the taste of bananas, try substituting them with frozen berries or other fruits instead.

How to Make a Lactation Smoothie

  • Soak the fenugreek seeds and almonds for 12 hours.
  • Prepare the brewer’s yeast by mixing it with 2 cups of water in a blender on high. Let sit for 10 minutes or until cool.
  • In a bowl, prepare the cinnamon by mixing equal parts ground cinnamon and raw honey together (or other sweetener of choice). This can be stored in an airtight container until ready to use, or you can add it directly into your smoothie if desired!

In a blender, combine the following ingredients:

In a blender, combine the following ingredients:

  • Fenugreek seeds
  • Almonds (toasted or raw)
  • Brewer’s yeast
  • Ground cinnamon to taste (optional)
  • Iced green tea (any kind, but a strong one will be best) – 1 cup per serving if you’re using it as the base and 2 cups if you’re using it as an ingredient. You can also substitute with water for an herbal tea flavor. Or just add more mango!
  • Ripe mango (or other fruit), 1-2 cups per serving depending on how sweet you’d like it to be and how much liquid you want in your shake/smoothie/drink/whatever else we’re calling these things these days. Raspberries and blueberries are also good choices here; try combining them for an antioxidant boost! This is supposed to be healthy for mommy too so eat up! Remember those days when everyone would tell me not too eat something because my baby might get gas? Those were terrible times…

Another Lactation Smoothie Ideas

To make a lactation smoothie you will need the following ingredients:

  • 1 cup of almond milk (unsweetened)
  • 1 scoop of whey protein powder, vanilla flavor, preferably organic and grass fed (or soy protein powder if you are vegan)
  • 2 tablespoons of flax seeds, ground into a powder form. You can grind your own in a coffee grinder or use store bought flax meal.
  • 4 drops of liquid stevia or 1/4 teaspoon pure maple syrup to sweeten if desired

Best Lactation Shake Ingredients

1/2 cup of fenugreek seeds, soaked for 6 hours or overnight

Fenugreek is a plant that has been used for centuries to increase milk production. It works by increasing the amount of prolactin in your body, which helps your body produce more breast milk. The best way to take fenugreek is by making a smoothie out of it!

What You’ll Need:

  • 1/2 cup fenugreek seeds (you can buy these at almost any health food store)
  • Water

Fenugreek seed should be soaked in water overnight or for 6 hours before drinking.

To make a lactation smoothie, add all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Optional: add ice cubes to get it cold and make it more refreshing!

2 cups of raw almonds, soaked for 6 hours or overnight

2 cups of raw almonds, soaked for 6 hours or overnight

  • Soak the almonds in a bowl of water overnight. Don’t use salted or roasted almonds (they’re processed) and don’t buy blanched or frozen ones either.

1/3 cup brewer’s yeast

Brewer’s yeast is a good source of B vitamins, including thiamine, riboflavin, niacin and folic acid. It is also high in protein and low in fat.

Brewer’s yeast can be found at health food stores. You can add brewer’s yeast to smoothies, salad dressings or other foods as you would any other condiment or seasoning.

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

You might not be able to taste it, but cinnamon is a natural anti-inflammatory that has been shown to help reduce the effects of stress on the body. It can also help regulate blood sugar levels and control appetite, which can be very helpful when you’re breastfeeding. The best way to use cinnamon as part of your lactation routine is by sprinkling it on top of your smoothie or adding it into other foods like yogurt, oatmeal or even coffee.

If you find that you enjoy using cinnamon in this way, try experimenting with different types (there are many!) until you find one that’s right for your taste buds.

2 cups brewed iced green tea (cooled)

If you’re using a regular blender, brew the tea and then transfer to a jar (or storage container) to chill. If you have a lot of milk to pump, make it in bulk by making extra-strength green tea at once. Then store it in your refrigerator and use as needed. You can use any kind of milk with this recipe: whole, almond, soy and hemp are all great options!

1 ripe mango (peeled and chopped)

Mangoes are a nutritious fruit that can help you increase your milk supply. They’re high in vitamins A, B1, B2 and C as well as calcium, iron and folate. Ripe mangos have more nutrients than unripe ones do because they’ve gone through the ripening process in which their vitamin content increases significantly. Ripe mangos are sweeter than unripe ones too—which means they’re easier to blend into a smoothie without needing additional sweetener—and they contain more fiber which helps with digestion.

1 large ripe banana (peeled and chopped)

Bananas are a good source of both potassium and magnesium, two nutrients that your body needs to produce breast milk. They also contain vitamin B6, which helps produce prolactin (the hormone responsible for stimulating milk production) in your body. Bananas also contain vitamin C; a study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association found that women who increased their intake of vitamin C by 200 milligrams per day increased their milk supply by an average of 24 percent.

Another reason bananas are so useful when increasing breast milk supply is their high fiber content – they’re especially rich in pectin and resistant starch (both types of soluble fiber). Soluble fibers help reduce feelings of fullness, which can help prevent weight gain while breastfeeding

2 cups old fashion oatmeal (uncooked)

  • Add 2 cups of old fashion oatmeal to a pot and cover with water
  • Bring to a boil, then turn down the heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes
  • While oats are cooking, add 1 cup frozen berries (I love blueberries!) and 1/2 cup milk of choice (almond milk is my favorite) into a blender and blend until smooth
  • Pour cooked oats through a sieve into your blender or food processor 4-5 times until you have fine powdery flour (you may need more or less depending on how long you let your oats cook for)

Conclusion

We hope that you enjoyed this post on lactation smoothies. As a breastfeeding mom, you will likely have plenty of time to explore the wonderful world of smoothies. It’s important to remember that all babies are different, so don’t be afraid to experiment with new recipes and flavors.

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