Are you looking for a lactation smoothie recipe that works? You have come to the right place! This lactation smoothie recipe greatly increased my milk supply, but at the time, I had no idea why there was an abundance of milk! Keep reading to find out the secret ingredient!
This Sunrise Lactation Smoothie recipe can easily be made for non-lactating individuals and it is just as delicious!
Lactation Smoothie Recipe That Works – The Story
As a busy working mom of an infant, I don’t have a lot of time for breakfast. However, breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and I would be risking my health and that of my baby by skipping this meal. My husband knew he needed to find lactation smoothies that work, so he set out to develop a solution, ensuring I started the day with the proper amount of nutrients. This resulted in this quick and easy on-the-go protein lactation smoothie. He mixes it in the Oster MyBlend, which I can easily take in the car with me! It’s seriously awesome.
Update: My Oster MyBlend lasted over 5 years before it died. We now use the NutriBullet 12 piece system (I have only been able to find it on Amazon), as it’s definitely tougher and has a more powerful motor (600 watts)! This set comes with 2 blender bottles (small and medium size) and it even has lids and rings, which the 8 piece set from big box stores does not have.
The Story, Continued…
When I was pregnant, I was constantly hungry, but now that I’ve had the baby, it’s much worse than before. That’s because breastfeeding mothers burn up to 500 calories more per day making milk for their babies. Recently, I’ve returned to work, and noticed my milk supply had decreased, despite all of the lactation cookies I have been consuming (plus, the cookies leave me hungry afterwards!). Then suddenly, I was producing twice the amount the next day. Wondering how this could have happened, I casually mentioned to my husband that I wasn’t sure what I had eaten to boost milk supply so drastically. He replied, I’ve been putting brewer’s yeast in your smoothies…
This lactation smoothie recipe works! Brewer’s yeast is commonly used in lactation cookies or as a supplement to boost milk supply. It contains protein, iron, and B vitamins that can help fight fatigue and the baby blues. It wasn’t just the brewer’s yeast though. These sunrise lactation smoothies are packed with super foods, fiber, and nutrients that will not only boost milk supply, but also keep you feeling full longer. Chia seeds are a rich source of calcium, fatty oils, protein, vitamins, fiber, and anti-oxidants and naturally enhance breast milk production rate. This is one of the lactation smoothies that work!
I hope you enjoy this lactation smoothie as much as I do! If you aren’t a nursing mother, simply omit the brewer’s yeast and enjoy this protein lactation smoothie for breakfast or as a snack. It is an incredibly versatile recipe, as you can substitute different types of nut milk or fruits to make your own unique creations.
Wanting more texture, I topped my lactation smoothie with Nature’s Path Organic Sunrise Cereal, and it was delicious! (Is that weird? Cereal on a smoothie? I assure you…it was much better than cereal with milk or even granola!)
How to Make Lactation Smoothie Recipe
Makes 20 oz
- ½ cup almond milk
- ½ cup frozen mixed fruit blend (I use tropical fruit blend consisting of pineapple, strawberry, blueberry, and mango)
- 1 scoop plant-based protein powder (I use Plant Fusion pea protein)
- ½ tsp brewer’s yeast
- 1 tbsp chia seeds or flax seeds
Put chia or flax seeds in blender and blend until chopped into a fine powder.
Blend remaining ingredients together (except fruit and water) until liquefied.
Fill remaining volume with frozen fruit and blend, adding filtered water until preferred consistency.
Pour into to-go container or mix in a portable bottle using the Oster My Blend with travel sport bottle.
If not making to go, pour into a glass and top with delicious cereal of your choice or granola (I topped mine with Nature’s Path Organic Sunrise Cereal and it was DELICIOUS!) This is a lactation smoothie that works!
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The Best Lactation Smoothie Recipe
This sunrise lactation smoothie is packed with super foods, fiber, and nutrients that will keep you feeling full and help boost milk supply if you are lactating.
- 1/2 Cup Almond milk Or any nut milk of choice
- 1/2 Cup Mixed frozen fruit
- 1 Scoop Plant-based protein powder
- 1/2 Tsp Brewer's yeast
- 1 Tbsp Chia seeds Or flax seeds
Put chia or flax seeds in blender and blend until chopped into a fine powder
Blend remaining ingredients together (except fruit and water) until liquefied
Fill remaining volume with frozen fruit and blend, adding filtered water until preferred consistency
Pour into to-go container or mix in a portable bottle using the Oster My Blend with travel sport bottle
If not making to go, pour into a glass and top with delicious cereal of your choice or granola (I topped mine with Nature’s Path Organic Sunrise Cereal and it was DELICIOUS!)
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Reader feedback: What’s your favorite type of smoothie topping? Is it weird mine is now cereal?!