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Mango Madness Lactation Smoothie to Increase Breastmilk Supply

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Lactogenic Smoothie with Mangos and Protein

It’s almost summer and that has me thinking about all the delicious tropical fruits that are about to be in season! Mangos make absolutely delicious smoothies with a thick and satisfying texture that when blended with the right ingredients can make a delicious lactation smoothie to increase your breastmilk supply!

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Why this mango madness smoothie is so great for health, weight loss, and milk supply!

Let’s go over this ingredients list and break down all the goodness inside this smoothie and how it is going to nourish you, help you drop the baby weight, and increase your breastmilk supply!

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Mangoes are low in calories and high in fiber! Which means they are going to fill you up, satisfy you with sweetness, and keep you full longer.

Mangoes are rich in vitamin B6 and contain calcium and zinc as well. Your nutritional needs for these three nutrients are increased during breastfeeding because the content of these vitamins in your breastmilk is directly derived from your diet.

These sweet and satisfying fruits are also great for helping you heal postpartum and lose the baby weight because they are so full of vitamin B6 which aids in the creation of red blood cells (which you’ll be doing a lot of postpartum) as well as aiding in protein, carbohydrate, and fat metabolism.


While breastfeeding you need a lot of extra liquids. In fact, getting enough liquid is vital to producing enough breastmilk! I picked strawberries to add because they are very high in juice content that will help keep you hydrated to produce high-quality breastmilk.

In addition, strawberries also contain high levels of vitamin C (which most fruits do really, even the mangoes listed above) and strawberries may even help benefit heart health and blood sugar control.

If you are looking for the BEST way to nourish your body postpartum you can try my little secret trick, freezer meals!

I used these freezer meal recipes that increase breastmilk supply for the first 6 months postpartum. It really helped my body to repair and kept my supply high while helping me create rich breastmilk for my new baby. Plus I was able to save hours of headache meal prepping by creating freezer meals in batches. It’s a win, win, win and major sanity saver!

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The Best Vanilla Protein Powder

Protein is absolutely essential postpartum and during breastfeeding. Protein is the building block of every cell and tissue in our body and consuming enough is vital to healing postpartum. If you are working out as well, you need an even higher level of protein to fuel and repair your muscles.

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I’ve included 3 protein sources in this mango madness lactation smoothie, but this ingredient is by far the most important!

This is my absolute favorite protein powder for breastfeeding and happens to be the most nutrient dense protein powder around.

  • Shakeology has enough nutrition to replace your prenatal vitamin while breastfeeding
  • is whey based making it the best type of protein powder for rebuilding lost muscle postpartum
  • has a massive amount of prebiotics, probiotics, and digestive enzymes to aid in digestion (something that needs a lot of attention after childbirth)
  • contains adaptogens to help balance hormones and help your body handle stress better (helloooo sleepless nights!)
  • and is proven to help fight sugar cravings and snacking cravings (which most of us have while breastfeeding especially when tired)

For these reasons and more Shakeology is my #1 pick for protein powder for postpartum weight loss and recovery and what I drink daily.

But it is pricey, so though it’s worth it to me based on the amount of nutrition in one scoop and amount of supplements I replaced with Shakeology, it might not be in your budget. So there are some other great protein powders for breastfeeding moms that I would also recommend.

My second choice (that I usually keep on hand too because there are many days I will have more than one smoothie a day!) is the #1 plant-based protein shake on the market! It’s called So Lean and So Clean by Ora Organic and is made with 20 superfoods and is a plant based protein powder. It isn’t as filling, but I love how refreshing it is!

This protein powder is also awesome for breastfeeding mothers because it has lots of ingredients that boost milk supply as well as increase its nutritional density. Many of the ingredients in this protein powder are very high in essential fatty acids which are extremely important to keeping your milk rich and nutritionally dense for your baby.

So Lean and So Clean is gluten-free, lactose-free, AND soy free so no matter your babies or your own sensitivity, this protein shake will be safe for you while breastfeeding. Plus you have the choice of vanilla or chocolate. You can read more about why this is my second choice protein powder for breastfeeding mamas.

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The tart yet sweet juice of the orange really brings out the flavor of the mango. You will be hard pressed to find a mango smoothie that doesn’t include oranges or orange juice as well!

I recommend peeling the orange and adding the entire fruit into the smoothie though as opposed to simply adding orange juice. By adding the entire fruit you are able to get the benefits of the fiber it contains and are able to feel more full while still consuming the same number of calories and sugars that you would be by only adding the juice of the orange.


There are a lot of nutritious galactagogues that are known to increase breastmilk supply. In America, oats are one of the better-known galactagogues so I’ve chosen to include some in this recipe.

Plus I love the texture that oats add to a smoothie. Besides being great for milk supply oats also contain a decent amount of protein and fiber to keep you full and satisfied for longer!

I always use old fashioned oats because they are less processed than quick oats. As a general rule, the less processed a food is, the more nutrients it contains.

RELATED: Overnight Oats to Increase Breastmilk Supply

oatmeal and almond galactagogue mango smoothie

Almond Butter

Almonds are the most lactogenic nuts! Known for giving a healthy boost in milk supply in most women. Almonds are high in healthy fats which are really important to consume to create high quality nutritionally dense breastmilk!

Almonds are rich in nutrients and antioxidants, they aid in postpartum weight loss when eaten in moderation, and they increase breast milk supply!

It’s safe to say you should be throwing a scoop of almond butter into every lactation smoothie you make!

Postpartum Weight Loss While Breastfeeding

There is one struggle that so many moms have postpartum, knowing how to lose the baby weight safely while breastfeeding. Can you even do that? How can you diet and breastfeed? How can you lose the excess weight and not lose your milk supply?

For years I’ve been asked by my mom clients these same questions in different ways again and again. So as a certified online health coach, fitness trainer, maternal nutrition specialist, and mom of 3, I decided to compile the proven successful postpartum diet and exercise plan that I created for my breastfeeding mom clients into a program that now anyone can have access to!

It’s called the Milky Mama’s Postpartum Plan and it is built for you! To teach you everything you need to know to be successful at postpartum weight loss while breastfeeding!

Check out my 28 day plan now to help you regain strength postpartum with short effective workouts, increase your milk supply with loads of delicious recipes, and finally lose that excess baby weight at the same time! 

Mango Madness Lactation Smoothie

This smoothie turned out beyond delicious. It is very thick and satisfying and definitely a meal-replacement! My favorite time of day to drink smoothies is breakfast. They are fast and easy to throw together and fill you up while loading you with nutrients and energy to start your busy mom day!

Have you ever tried creating frozen smoothie packs? It is a great way to make smoothie making even faster and more convenient. When eating healthy is convenient, we are all more apt to do it every day! The doors of my freezer are all filled with bags full of smoothie ingredients at all times!

So to start making premade frozen smoothie packs all you have to do is pick up a few bpa free quart freezer bags and start creating a premade freezer stash of all your favorite smoothies! Here are a few more great recipes to get you started.

Wrapping Up Mango Madness Lactation Smoothie

I’d love to know in the comments below how you liked this summer-ready smoothie recipe and what you think of Ora Organics So Lean and So Clean! Do you have any one ingredient that helps increase your milk supply personally more than others?

This smoothie is perfect for a pre-workout meal or snack to help you lose the baby weight while keeping that milk supply super high and nutritionally dense for baby!

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