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Lactation Smoothie for Breastfeeding Moms that Will Increase Supply Overnight

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Lactation Smoothie to Quickly Increase Breast milk Supply

Learn tips and tricks to increase you breastmilk, which galactogogues you can include in your lactation smoothies to increase your milk supply, and my absolute favorite milk boosting smoothie recipe!

This lactation smoothie will immediately increase milk supply and help you drop the baby weight with a delicious drink. This yummy smoothie for breastfeeding moms is a fast and tasty way to increase breast milk supply.

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Delicious lactation smoothie recipe for breastfeeding moms to quickly increase breast milk supply! This milk boosting smoothie contains more galctagogues than 5 breastfeeding cookies. This easy recipe features oatmeal, flax seed, brewers yeast, blueberries, banana, and is dairy free. Incorporate this berry smoothie to see fast results to increase breast milk supply. #boostmilksupply #lactationcookies #galactagogues #healthylactationcookies

Try this lactation boosting smoothie recipe to increase the quality and quantity of your breast milk.

As breastfeeding moms we are constantly looking for ways to increase breast milk supply while slimming our waistlines. Dropping the baby weight fast while maintaining milk supply can be easy with a healthy diet and the right ingredients!

There are lots of all natural home remedies that can increase breast milk supply overnight. Not to mention lots of foods you can add into your diet that naturally help to increase you milk supply.

With my first baby my milk supply was very low. She nursed around the clock for the entire first year and I wish I had all the tools, tricks, and recipes that I had the second and now third time around.

Can you lose baby weight while breastfeeding?

I’ve been a Certified Personal Fitness Trainer well over a decade, helping moms regain strength and lose weight postpartum. Now I’m a certified online health coach and still help mamas the same way! Just virtually!

And this has got to be the number one question I get from breastfeeding moms postpartum.

It is completely possible to increase your breast milk supply with delicious recipes that nourish your body and your baby while dropping off that excess baby weight that keeps you from feeling like your best self and zaps your energy.

All you need are some amazing lactogenic recipes like the ones in the Milky Mama’s Pospartum Plan. and a solid workout routine created especially for regaining strength and torching calories fast postpartum.

You can find these in an absolutely brilliant program that lays out exactly what you should be eating to lose the baby weight and keep your milk supply super high! (Spoiler alert… this recipe and a ton more amazing smoothies can be found in the Milky Mama’s Postpartum Plan.

This 28 day postpartum recovery plan will walk you through tons of delicious galactagogue filled recipes that are nutrient rich to help you shed that baby weight fast the right way!

The fastest way to increase your milk supply while still quickly losing the baby weight is by incorporating healthy whole food galactagogues into your diet every day.

What is a galactogogue and how does it help my milk supply?

Galactagogue = an herb or food known to increase breast milk supply

By incorporating delicious recipes like sugar-free milk boosting lactation cookies  as well as milk boosting teas and supplements you will keep your supply high enough to keep your little one well nourished with your liquid gold!

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There are tons of different galactogogues that you can use to increase you breast milk supply. It is important to note that not everyone’s body reacts the same to different galactogogues. What works amazing for me (like fenugreek and garlic) might not be best for you while oats and almonds might just be your two to do the trick!

For that reason it is a great idea to try using lots of different ingredients that may increase your milk supply. I ALWAYS include multiple milk boosting ingredients in my lactation smoothies (don’t worry, not the garlic, that would be weird).

For this reason specifically there are multiple galactogogues in this recipe.

Wish you knew more galatogogues besides fennel and flax meal? Get a free printable galactogogue list now and keep it on your fridge!

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Love this Smoothie? Don’t Forget I have sooooo many more lactation smoothie recipes too!!

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How to Increase Milk Supply With Lactation Smoothies

One simple way to make the sometimes long journey of breastfeeding a lot easier is by keeping your milk supply high. (I’m about to be entering my sixth year of breastfeeding soon… between my kids.)

The best way I’ve found to keep a high milk supply is with delicious recipes loaded with galactagogues as well as milk boosting supplements.

Personally, one of my favorite ways to start my day is with a smoothie.

  1. It helps you shed the baby weight.
  2. It is an easy way to get a whole lot of nutrition.
  3. You can make them with one hand.

So I’ve crafted a delicious, filling, smoothie for breastfeeding moms!

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Lactogenic Ingredients in this Lactation Smoothie

This recipe is loaded with ingredients known to increase and maintain a healthy breast milk supply like:

  • Cashews
  • Blueberries
  • Flax Meal
  • Brewer’s Yeast
  • Oats
  • Superfood Protein Powder

Delicious lactation smoothie recipe for breastfeeding moms to quickly increase breast milk supply! This milk boosting smoothie contains more galctagogues than 5 breastfeeding cookies. This easy recipe features oatmeal, flax seed, brewers yeast, blueberries, banana, and is dairy free. Incorporate this berry smoothie to see fast results to increase breast milk supply. #boostmilksupply #lactationcookies #galactagogues #healthylactationcookies

Cashews:

Healthy nuts like cashews are known to increase the quality of your breast milk. Breast milk is mainly composed of healthy fat and you need to be consuming healthy fats to increase the richness of your milk.

I chose cashews for this smoothie recipe for lactating moms to increase milk supply because they are a soft nut that blends easily to create a thicker lactation smoothie texture.

Blueberries:

Breastfeeding will literally suck the liquid and nutrients right out of you!

Blueberries are loaded with antioxidants and vitamins that are essential to a healthy breast milk supply.

I’ve included blueberries in this smoothie recipe for breastfeeding moms because the extra boost of vitamins and minerals in this delicious fruit will aid in lactation as well as rehydrating you when you REALLY need it!

Flax Meal:


Spectrum Essentials Organic Ground Flaxseed, 24 Ounce

Flax seeds are a well-known galactagogue. Almost every lactation recipe (cookies, smoothies, and more) will include flax meal! It contains essential fatty acids you need and definitely will boost your supply quickly.

Brewer’s Yeast:

NOW Brewer’s Yeast Debittered that I  use, 1-Pound

Brewer’s yeast helps many women increase their breast milk supply. So why not add a bit into your morning healthy smoothies for breast milk? Get the debittered, it’s tasteless.

Oats:

oatmeal for blueberry lactation smoothie for breastfeeding moms to increase breast milk supply overnight

Oatmeal is high in iron. Which is a nutrient essential to maintaining a high milk supply.

Adding oats into your diet daily is a well-known way to increase your milk supply.

They are also amazing for keeping you full and satiated to help you continue a healthy diet to lose the baby weight quickly in a healthy way.

Superfood Protein Powder

While breastfeeding you require a lot of protein! Between around 70 grams per day. Honestly, it’s pretty tough to get in that much protein unless you are actively trying to.

Protein is the building block for every cell in your and your growing baby’s body. So it is essential to get enough protein while breastfeeding.

I even notice a direct effect on the amount of breastmilk I create and how much protein I’ve consumed that day.

Since you need so much protein while breastfeeding, you don’t want to leave it out of an entire meal like this smoothie! Plus adding protein and healthy fats to smoothies (which typically contain a decent amount of carbs from fruits) will help you metabolize and utilize the natural sugars in the smoothie more slowly.

So be sure to alwys add in a scoop of high quality protein powder into your lactation smoothies.

I always suggest Shakeology for losing the baby weight postpartum. It’s what I drink myself because it has more nutrition than any other protein shake I’ve ever found AND the difference in how I feel when drinking it daily is substantial.

Shakeology is more than just a protein shake and the best for postpartum recovery because it also includes:

  • 70+ superfoods
  • Enough nutrients to replace your multivitamin or prenatal vitamin (less thing to remember)
  • Probiotics and prebiotics to enhance digestion
  • Adaptogens to help your body naturally deal with stress better
  • More digestive enzymes than any other protein powder to help you break down your food better and enhance the amount of nutrients your body can absorb
  • Whey protein (the type of protein women need to regain and repair muscle postpartum)
  • Greens and phytonutrients to boost immune system and fight free radicals

A Shakeology based smoothie is my favorite way to start my day. It replaced all of my other supplements, so even though it was more expensive than what I was previously drinking I was able to eliminate my prenatal ($37), my digestive enzymes ($30), my greens drink ($20), and my probiotics ($20.)

Which saves me time and money PLUS now I can actually remember to get all my supplements in every single day because they are all in one scoop. The biggest postpartum mom win!

I absolutely notice the difference that starting my day with their protein, digestive enzymes, and greens gives me. Only Shakeology makes me feel so vibrant and energized, and all with something I can make with one hand.

 Pick some up for your smoothies now!

What other protein powders are great for lactation smoothies?

My second choice of protein powder for lactation smoothies is So Lean and So Clean by Ora Organic. They don’t have as much added nutrition as Shakeology but they have wonderfully clean ingredients, refreshing taste, and make a good alternative.

But there are a handful of high quality protein powders that I would recommend for using while breastfeeding. Everyone has a different taste , nutritional need, and budget but I’m sure on this list you will find your perfect protein powder match!

RELATED: The BEST Protein Powders for Breastfeeding Moms to Drop the Baby Weight While Increasing Milk Supply + 2 New Lactation Smoothie Recipes

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Healthy Lactation Smoothie Recipe For Moms That Will Increase Supply Overnight

Blueberry Lactation Smoothie Ingredients:

I simply throw all the ingredients together in a full sized blender and mix well. The consistency can be thick so just add some water if you like.

No additional sweetness is required because the blueberries, banana, and protein powder add in quite a bit on their own!

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This healthy smoothie for breastfeeding moms is the perfect way to start your morning off to boost your milk supply!

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If you liked this I KNOW you’re going to love my newest lactation smoothie recipe! Check out my Tropical Lactation Smoothie to skyrocket milk supply next!

Please let me know in the comments below what are your favorite ways to increase milk supply? What have you tried? What worked for you and what didn’t? Would you be interested in more delicious healthy recipes to keep that milk supply high while the baby weight melts away? You get over 56 lactogenic recipes

Delicious lactation smoothie recipe for breastfeeding moms to quickly increase breast milk supply! This milk boosting smoothie contains more galctagogues than 5 breastfeeding cookies. This easy recipe features oatmeal, flax seed, brewers yeast, blueberries, banana, and is dairy free. Incorporate this berry smoothie to see fast results to increase breast milk supply. #boostmilksupply #lactationcookies #galactagogues #healthylactationcookies

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  1. What about a substitute for cashews?
    I have a allergy to all tree nuts but I really would like to try this.
    Can I cut it out entirely and still get the same results?

    1. Great question Christina! You can definitely reap the benefits of this smoothie when omitting the cashews! If you would still like the thicker texture you can substitute with a tablespoon of sunflower butter or simply some ice blended in. The recipe is still loaded with galactagogues that should give your milk supply a nice boost.

    1. Stevia is a strong flavor and has a bitter aftertaste for some. Raw unfiltered honey is a great substitution for stevia in this recipe!

  2. Hi, just wondering if I can use rolled oats instead of quick oats (for both the cookies and smoothie) as thatโ€™s what I have on hand.
    TIA ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Great question Nardia! Yes you can definitely used rolled oats! They contain the same lactogenic properties as quick oats and are less processed, which almost always means better for you! Just be sure your blender for the smoothie is strong enough to break down the tougher oats. I bet your cookies will turn out even better this way. You’ll have to let me know ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. Cashew butter is a perfect substitute for cashews in this lactation smoothie! Just be sure to add it near the end of the ingredients so that the delicious butter doesn’t get stuck in your blender blades!

      1. Hey, can’t wait to try this. Was wondering how often you would make a smoothie and how many time a day you would drink, just curious.
        P.S. I really can’t wait to make this. ๐Ÿคค
        And I sub the banana for a different kind of fruit?

        1. Thanks for asking Roderica! If you really love smoothies twice a day is a great number! You can use the extra calories and nutrition while breastfeeding and it’s a great idea to have a lactation boosting snack 1 or 2 hours before a feeding. It can be this lactation smoothie or something else like lactation energy balls!

  3. Can I still have the same results if I don’t have any brewers yeast that’s the only thing I don’t have. The store near me are all out.

    1. You should still have good results without the Brewer’s yeast (I actually leave it out sometimes too). Both oats and flax meal are also galactagogues that should increase your breastmilk supply as well and they are included in this recipe too. If you want to add another galactagogue to pump up the milk even more you can always add another one from this list: https://vigoritout.com/lactogenic-foods-to-increase-breastmilk-supply-fast/ Hope you love the smoothie!

  4. How many smoothies should you drink a day? How many cookies should you eat 1 or 2 a day. I just want to make sure Iโ€™m getting enough to see the difference in my supply?

    1. Great breastfeeding question Miah! Typically by drinking a smoothie and / or eating 2 cookies twice in a day about an hour prior to breastfeeding should give you an increase in milk supply. Everyone’s body is a bit different and has certain galactagogues that will work better for you. When I’m breastfeeding I try to include a couple of lactogenic foods in every meal. ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. Would this smoothie still be as delicious and/or beneficial if I made it the night before? (I have to get two kids out of the house by 5:45am and donโ€™t have any seconds to spare!)

    1. Great question Rhiannon! Occasionally on super busy days I will blend up 2 days worth of this smoothie and leave half in the fridge for the following day, just give it a quick swirl on the blender again to reincorporate the ingredients. But in all honesty, it does taste best when blended fresh. One great solution I’ve found is taking the time when I have it to make a bunch of prepackaged smoothie bags in the freezer! Basically I add all the ingredients for my smoothies (except the milk) into ziplock storage bags in the freezer. Then in the morning just add all the ingredients from one bag to the blender and add my milk of choice! I’m sure between those two options one will work great for you. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. I would love to try this but I dont have brewers yeast can I get the same benefits from the smoothie I do take brewers yeast pills just dont have it for the smoothie

    1. Lauren, you can definitely make this recipe without the Brewer’s yeast and still expect to see a boost in milk supply! Everyone’s body responds differently to each galactagogue so I include many in the recipe. I often omit the Brewer’s yeast myself as it’s not personally my favorite to increase milk supply for my body.

  7. Hello! I made the smoothie and love it! Iโ€™m drinking it as I type. I left out the brewers yeast and wanted to know what the calories are for the smoothie? I am trying to lose weight and I am doing the dash diet but making sure I consume Atleast 1500 calories which I have been having issues with so I figured the smoothie as well as the energy balls will be great fillers for those extra calories. Iโ€™m usually between 300-400 short.

    1. Candice, I’m so glad you loved the smoothie! It’s my go-to favorite recipe. Smoothies and protein balls are the perfect nutritious way to get yourself to that calorie count! There are just about 235 calories in this smoothie without the brewer’s yeast. You can easily get it to the calorie count you’re looking by adding the other half of the banana and a few extra cashews… or a breastfeeding safe protein powder… yum. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. I have seen many lactation smoothies made with almond, or other non dairy milk. I was wondering if there is something in cow’s milk that negatively affects milk production, or if this alternative milk is just the author’s preference.

    1. Great question. There is nothing that I know of in cow’s milk that would negatively effect your milk supply. You can really use any milk that you like to make lactation smoothies. Almonds are lactogenic, and though the amount of almonds in almond milk is very small, there is a chance it could enhance milk supply as well, but cow’s milk won’t detract from your supply. Almond milk is also lower in calories, sugars, carbohydrates, and fats so I often recommend using that in my recipes for postpartum weight loss and recovery. Hope that helps!

    1. The best substitutes for banana in my opinion are other foods that help add that thick texture that makes the smoothie more satisfying! You can sub it for avocado, mango, or even avocado oil (which sounds super weird but is tasteless and blends up with a creamy texture and added healthy fats.) ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. I tried to sign up for your free ebook twice but never received the email to confirm my email to get the ebook. I even check my spam folder. I am still very interested in getting you ebook.

    1. You could absolutely use that flavor in this lactation smoothie! Shakeology is my top pick for protein powder… I just don’t know how the cafe latte will taste with blueberries? I’m a little more cautious when using that flavor, I like it with banana, nut butter, etc, I haven’t tried it with different fruits but you could definitely give it a try! Or maybe leave the blueberries out and have them as a snack alongside. Either way, great job mama!

  10. I am new to making these types of smoothies, and I desperately need help keeping my milk supply up. I have big texture issues when it comes to chunks of things in my drinks, so I’m hesitant to add oats and nuts. Is there a blender you can recommend that will smooth everything out?

    1. Ashley, thanks for reaching out! I love smoothies, they are a huge part of my diet and my postpartum weight loss plan too. I have definitely talked to a lot of mamas who have those texture issues. I have swapped blenders many times looking for a better one and am happy with my Ninja blender. It works great even too pulverize ice. Only thing it doesn’t break up well is kale. If you use quick oats they actually blend really well in any blender I’ve had. You can always leave the nuts out and snack on them on the side too. ๐Ÿ˜€ Hope that helps girl!

  11. Hi! I love the smoothie. Just a quick question… Is this a meal replacement smoothie or should I still be eating a meal with it? I struggle with eating enough while breastfeeding. I’m not hungry, especially in the mornings, but I know when I don’t eat enough my supply drops. So I’m just asking is this smoothie enough to replace breakfast? Or is it more of a snack? Thanks ๐Ÿ’œ

    1. That’s a great question Mel. The answer really depends on your current weight and whether you are looking to lose or maintain your weight or increase weight. If one of the first two is ideal (loss or maintenance) this is a perfect meal replacement shake. That’s how I use it myself. I’m not hungry in the morning either so have this almost every day as a late breakfast around 10. Make sure you are including a high protein content protein powder in as well. Keeping your protein intake up will help keep your supply higher as well. Another alternative is using a lactation protein powder in the shake as that can help give your supply an extra boost too. Hope that helps. <3

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