This Chocolate and Banana Boobie Smoothie is a must try for breastfeeding mums!
Breastfeeding Mums often worry about their milk production, ‘Am I producing enough’, ‘Is my baby’s tummy full’, ‘How do I know my baby is getting enough?’
If you want something delicious to drink whilst boosting your milk supply, why not try this delicious Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Banana Lactation Supporting Super Smoothie! This Chocolate and Banana Boobie Smoothie is full of good stuff! Both oats and flax seeds are known to boost milk production, while peanut butter is a wonderfully satisfying protein for hunger.
Pop the oats and the flax seeds into the blender and give them a few pulses to break them down.
Add everything else into the blender and blend until well combined.
Add in the ice and blend until well blended. Depending on how you like to enjoy your smoothie (i.e. with a spoon or a straw) add more ice.
You can pick up flax seeds here. An alternative to flax seeds is brewers yeast, which is FANTASTIC for breast milk production – you can grab brewers yeast here! Remember, nourishing yourself is as important as nourishing your baby! You can use either cocoa or for a healthier version – use cacao.
What is Brewer’s Yeast you may ask?
Brewer’s Yeast is a bitter extract that is used in the production of beer! But don’t worry – it contains no alcohol. It is known as a very rich nutritional supplement that has been used for hundreds of years by breastfeeding Mum’s to increase their milk supply. Brewer’s yeast contains chromium which is great for maintaining a balance of blood sugars and vitamin B. If the bitterness really gets to you (I don’t think it is bad – but it is personal taste) – you can go for a ‘debittered brewer’s yeast’ which contains no chromium and has a more bland flavour.
Whip up this Chocolate and Banana Boobie Smoothie right now! Or if Chocolate and Banana isn’t your thang, try these other boobie smoothie flavours:
- Banana and Oat Boobie Smoothie
- Iron Infused Strawberry Boobie Smoothie
- Chocolate and Peanut Butter Boobie Smoothie
A good blender is essential for new parents – not only can you use it to whip up healthy drinks for yourself, when bubs get a bit bigger you can make homemade baby food!
Other tips to help you increase your breast milk supply:
- Feed your baby often
- Drink lots and lots of water to keep hydrated
- If your breasts hurt (and yes, breastfeeding does hurt…) – pop some fresh cabbage leaves in your bra. Not only does it soothe sore breasts, but it is also great for helping with mastitis!