Breastfeeding Diet Tips: Lactation Protein Shake as a Meal

Breastfeeding Diet Tips: Lactation Protein Shake as a Meal

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Many moms search for answers on getting their pre-baby body back soon after giving birth. Looking for the right postpartum routine to get back on track can be confusing - and we often receive questions from moms about how they can use Milk Drunk as a meal replacement. While we love to help new moms achieve their health goals, we want to ensure that they do it safely and sustainably — because being a new mom is challenging enough. 

With this in mind, in this post we're discussing the optimal number of calories nursing moms should consume a day, as well as how you can use Milk Drunk to help you reach your intake goals — and bolster your milk production — in a delicious and nutritious way.

How Many Calories Do Nursing Moms Need A Day?

As a new mom, you may be wondering how many calories you need to provide an ample and nutritious milk supply for your little one. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, nursing mothers need around 450 to 500 additional calories a day.  This means that a moderately active breastfeeding mother requires about 2500 calories a day

It’s essential for new moms to nourish their body with a varied diet that meets their minimum caloric requirements, to ensure a plentiful milk supply. 

Can I Use Milk Drunk As A Meal Replacement?

Yes, absolutely. Milk Drunk has been carefully created with nursing mom’s nutritional needs in mind. We understand that being a new mom can be exhausting, so fueling your body with high-quality energy to take you through the day is crucial. 

Milk Drunk is the perfect supplement for new moms who want a quick and delicious way of meeting their caloric needs. You can shake it up with non-dairy milk and drink it as a convenient snack on the go, or mix it with something more substantial to consume as a meal replacement. If you plan on using Milk Drunk as a meal replacement, we suggest you combine it with healthy fats such as nut butter, or fruit such as bananas, to ensure it meets a minimum of 500 calories.  

Here are some delicious and easy ways to incorporate Milk Drunk into your daily meals.

Milk Drunk Chocolate Chunky Monkey Smoothie

A delicious and nutrient-dense meal replacement, this smoothie is packed with protein to help you reach your milk-goal! Click here for the full recipe and details.

  • 1 Scoop Milk Drunk Chocolate Protein Powder (162 cals)
  • 1 banana (105 cals)
  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk (80 cals)
  • 1 tablespoon of almond butter (100 cals)
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds (20 cals)

Combine with ice and blend to enjoy!

Milk Drunk Protein Pancakes

Did somebody say milk-boosting pancakes? This easy pancake recipe is quick, simple, and, most importantly, tasty — Enjoy any time of the day!

  • 1 Scoop Milk Drunk Strawberry Protein Powder (180 cals)
  • 2 Eggs (144 cals)
  • 1 Banana (105 cals)
  • 0.5 cups Greek Yogurt (150 cals)
  • 0.5 Cup Strawberries (23 cals)

Blend the Milk Drunk protein powder, eggs, and banana well to create the batter and griddle until golden delicious. Top with yogurt and fresh strawberries for a delicious meal. Alternatively, you can switch up the strawberries for some nut butter or maple syrup!

Milk Drunk Salted Caramel Chia Pudding

This chia pudding recipe is super easy, and the best part is, you can make it the night before!

  • 1 scoop Milk Drunk Salted Caramel Protein Powder (180 cals) 
  • 1 banana (105 cals) 
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter (196 cals) 
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (30 cals) 
  • 3 tablespoons chia seeds (120 cals)


Blend everything apart from the chia seeds in a bowl. Add the chia seeds and leave to soak overnight, ready to be enjoyed in the morning!

Milk Drunk Mix-Ins

If you want to shake up your Milk Drunk protein (literally!), you can mix and match all of these ingredients into your smoothie to create a yummy meal replacement: 

Cashew butter (2 tablespoons - 195 cals)

Almond butter (2 tablespoons - 196 cals)

Peanut butter (2 tablespoons - 191 cals)

Sunflower seed butter — perfect for mamas with a nut allergy (2 tablespoons - 197 cals)

Walnut butter (2 tablespoons - 210 cals)

Collagen (1 serving - 23 cals)

Chia Seed (1 tablespoon - 58 cals)

Avocado (half - 322 cals)

Pineapple (half cup - 40 cals)

Banana (105 cals)

Mango (half - 101 cals)

Blueberries (half cup - 43 cals)

Strawberries (half cup - 25 cals)

Spinach (half cup - 7 cals)

Flaxseed (1 tablespoon - 55 cals)

Cucumber (16 cals)

Kale (half cup - 17 cals)

Beets (half cup - 30 cals)

Kefir (1 cup - 112 cals)

Greek Yogurt (1 cup - 134 cals)

There you have it baby mamas! You now have the knowledge to create an unlimited combination of delicious and nutritious ways to enjoy our Milk Drunk protein powder — and boost your milk supply naturally!

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