Monday, 16 July 2018

Lactation Smoothie Recipe

I spent a long time trying to come up with a slightly less medical-sounding name for this, but all I could think of was along the lines of Make Milk Milkshake and Boobie Boost Smoothie so for now I'm going to stick to the original name!

If you don't like pumping  but still want to build up a freezer stash of expressed milk, I'd highly recommend Haakaa silicone breast pumps. I find them very gentle (but effective) and you are not attached to any cables. I have two so I can pop them on when munchkin's asleep and get on with what I need to do. With a bit of practice, I'm now able to get on with the chores with these two pumps attached to me - it feels like they will fall off, but I find that if I adjust the suction every 10 minutes or so, they stay in place (even through a nappy change of a wriggly baby!)

The base of this smoothie is the Lactation Mix - these are the key ingredients (along with oats) that are meant to boost milk supply. I tend to mix it all together and then just store in a box to use when I need to make a smoothie.

Lactation Mix:
8 tablespoons brewer's yeast
4 tablespoons flax seeds (ground)
4 tablespoons wheat germ

Shake the mix well before using in smoothies.

Lactation Smoothies (makes 600ml):
2 large (very!) ripe bananas (or 3 small ones)
5 tablespoons of oats
2 tablespoons of the Lactation Mix
1 tablespoon of honey (optional)
Top up with almond milk and mix in a blender. You can also add any other fruit that you like.

I use Breville Active Blend's large bottle and split the smoothie into two portions.


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