Chocolate Almond Butter Banana Breastfeeding Smoothie

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Are you looking for a healthy lactation smoothie recipe that tastes like an indulgent milkshake? Then you’ve come to the right place! This chocolate almond butter banana breastfeeding smoothie will without a doubt hit the spot!

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What is a Lactation Smoothie?

A lactation smoothie is a great way to boost your milk supply while satisfying your sweet cravings.

This chocolate almond butter banana breastfeeding smoothie combines:

  • lactogenic creamy almond butter
  • antioxidant-rich cocoa powder
  • fiber-filled milk boosting oats
  • potassium-rich bananas
  • and a few other healthy ingredients that will help keep you energized throughout the day.

RELATED: The Best Lactation Smoothies for Postpartum Weight Loss

Why Should You Consider Making a Breastfeeding Smoothie?

There are a number of reasons why you might want to consider making – and drinking – a lactation smoothie, including:

Increased milk supply:

Breastfeeding can be physically and emotionally exhausting at times, especially when your milk supply is low. A lactation smoothie can help give your body the nutrients it needs to produce more breast milk for your baby. There are additional supplements you can add to your diet to increase your milk supply too.

Increased energy:

Breastfeeding is a demanding task that takes a lot of energy, especially if you are doing it exclusively and not allowing anyone else to take over feedings or pumping.

A lactation smoothie can give your body the nutrients it needs to stay energized throughout the day. Especially if it is a nutrient-dense full meal replacement like this smoothie and all the recipes you’ll find in the Milky Mama’s Postpartum Plan (a specific weight loss plan designed to preserve your breastmilk supply).

Decreased waistline:

It might seem counterintuitive, but a lactation smoothie can actually be good for your waistline! Since it is packed with healthy fruits and whole grains, you will feel more satisfied after drinking one than if you were to indulge in a sweet treat.

In fact the best postpartum weight loss plan encourages you to drink a breastfeeding smoothie every day. (And has a ton of great recipes for them too.)

Do You Need a Special “Breastfeeding Diet?”

No, not necessarily. It is a good idea to eat a healthy, whole food, and well-rounded diet most of the time while breastfeeding.

You might sometimes hear of a breastfeeding diet plan, a lactation diet plan, lactation smoothies, breastfeeding smoothies, milk boosting smoothies, etc. For the most part all these terms refer to the same things.

A breastfeeding diet plan is one that is good for and will increase your breastmilk supply.

Something most women seek to do.

RELATED: More Breastfeeding Smoothies that Really Hit the Spot

Like this Breastfeeding Smoothie Recipe? Do’t Forget There are TONS More!

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Tips for Making the Chocolate Almond Butter Banana Breastfeeding Smoothie

If you chop up your banana before freezing it, it’s a lot easier on your blender.

Actually, the best way to freeze bananas is to slice them and place them on a wax paper-lined cookie sheet to freeze, then once frozen place them into an airtight container or ziplock freezer bag.

In complete honesty, I do not have the time and patience for that. But I do break up the bananas small into the freezer bag prior to sticking them in the freezer. If you don’t they get stuck in the blender quite often.

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You can replace the almond butter with any other nut butter if you’d like.

I simply included almonds because they are the most lactogenic nut. It’s a great smoothie even with peanut butter if that’s what you’ve got on hand. Or even without the nut butter if you are allergic.

Add ice or water to texture preference.

Not everyone likes their smoothies the same. This recipe comes out quite thick. Add a little ice in there and it’ll turn into a smoothie bowl.

Personally, I add 8 ounces of water to this recipe because I like to have a giant hydrating shake as well. Staying hydrated while breastfeeding is so important to milk supply.

You can boost its efficacy with a lactation protein powder.

This lactation recipe calls for one scoop of breastfeeding-safe protein powder. But did you know there are protein powders specifically designed for breastfeeding moms that increase milk supply too?

You can add one of these lactation protein powders to boost supply even more than this lactogenic recipe already does!

RELATED: Is it Safe to Drink Protein Powder Shakes While Breastfeeding

Wrapping Up Chocolate Almond Butter Breastfeeding Smoothie

Making a lactation smoothie is a great way to give your body the nutrients it needs to produce more breast milk for your baby. This Chocolate Almond Butter Banana Breastfeeding Smoothie is packed with fruit, whole grains, healthy fats, and protein making it a delicious and nutritious choice for breastfeeding mothers.

Don’t forget you can get a ton more milk boosting and slimming lactation smoothie recipes in The Milky Mama’s Postpartum Plan.

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