Breast Milk Boosting Smoothie Bowl Recipe
Alright I’ll Say it, “Breastfeeding is one of the hardest things I have ever done”
For all you nursing or plan to be nursing mamas (or papas with mamas taking on nursing and you want to help them out) this is a FULL TIME JOB. Breastfeeding is one thing I thought was going to be an all out beautiful experience. In all reality it does have many wonderful moments of bonding with the babe. But there is(a lot of) times where I wanted to break down and cry because I felt like I just wasn’t doing it right. No one every really breaks it down for you, and if you need a few reminds that you are not alone check out this post.
I spend several sleepless nights of constant nursing only to find out the baby was not getting enough to gain a healthy weight. So I took it upon myself to do research, lots and lots of research, on how to boost my supply. After many hours and some trial and errors I came up with this morning smoothie bowl that I think helped a lot. I went from pumping only 1/2 a oz total to getting almost 3 oz!
I ate this smoothie bowl everyday and made sure to consume as much water as I could, which plays a BIG part in supply. The ingredients that have the greatest impact of supple are the rolled oats, brewers yeast and coconut water/milk. So if you want to play around with another smoothie recipe just incorporate these ingredients in addition to the rest. I wish you all the best with your nursing journey and hope this easy recipe helps!!
- 1 banana
- 1/2 cup coconut milk/water
- 1/4 cup almond milk
- 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
- 1/4 Strawberries
- Handful of baby spinach
- 1/2 rolled oats
- 1 tbs milled flaxseed
- 1 tbs Brewer’s yeast (2 capsules)
- Coconut chips and your choice of granola for toppings.
- Start by placing the softest ingredients like banana, strawberries, spinach in a blender.
- Next add in the oats, flaxseed and brewers yeast.
- Add liquids.
- Finish with frozen blueberries, add additional ice if you want it to be more like a slushy.
- Blend on high for 60 seconds. Pulse if needed.
- Pour into a bowl, add your toppings and enjoy! (Can pour into a cup and drink like a smoothie if that’s more your flow)
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